Welcome to the Truro Benefice Website.

The Truro Benefice consists of the parishes of St. Paul, St. John and St. George, Truro and each is distinctive in its style of worship.

For service times at each of our churches please click on the appropriate tab.

Special Services are those which are in addition to our normal pattern of services and are listed separately under the Service Times tab.


3 thoughts on “Welcome!”

  1. Colin Brooker said:

    My name is Colin Brooker, I spent 3 months in 1963 as a guest of Rev William Ronald Newton at, I think, St Paul’s Church. I’m hoping to visit Truro later this year, from Canada, and I would like to visit the Church. At that time I spent a few nights in retreat house in the convent next door. Maybe you could confirm that my memory serves me well. I fear that Rev Newton will have passed on by now, maybe you could tell me where he went if and when he left St Paul’s. Thank you for any help you might be able to give me.

    • Greetings! Thank you for your post. Unfortunately, as you may have seen from my website, the Parish Church of St. Paul’s Truro closed in 2007 due to structural problems. The building is still there and the convent you recall is now the Alverton Manor Hotel!

      It might be possible to arrange a visit when you come to Truro but it would have to be arranged with the Diocese.

      When you have more details about your visit, let me know and we can see what can be done. As far as I know Canon Newton is still alive and lives, I think, in Brighton, but am not absolutely sure. I’d have to ask around some old St. Paul’s people to gather more info. The congregation of St. Paul’s now worship at St. John’s in Lemon Street.

      My email address is frcdepps@btinternetnet.com if you wish to contact me again.

      Best wishes,

      Fr. Christopher Epps

  2. We are a husband and wife duo from Truro who go by the name of An Dew and we have been playing the pubs and clubs around the Duchy for the last 9 years. Our original songs are often played on local radio stations and you may have heard our Festive song “Christmas in Cornwall” being played for the last few Christmases. All the money raised from downloads of that song are going to Little Harbour Children’s Hospice.
    We went into the studio at Radio Cornwall last Christmas Eve to sing it and some of our other songs. There was also a full page feature on us in last Decembers edition of Cornwall Today Magazine & we were featured in Septembers edition too.
    Last year, I was inspired by a Facebook page to write a song about our beautiful City and it is called” Truro is my home”. It seems to have been adopted by the organisers of Truro Day and thus we were lucky enough to be invited to open the event in Boscawen Park last September. We have also been selling copies of the song to help raise funds for this years Truro Day at which we will be playing again. So far I have send them to Canada, America and Australia.
    I know that both our Mayor, Loic Rich, our MP Sarah Newton and members of Mebyon Kernow like “Truro is my home” and my aim is to let as many people as possible hear it.
    It really seems to resonate with Truronians, in fact the first time that we played it live in a Truro pub, many of the audience had tears in their eyes.
    To my knowledge, Truro has never had it’s own song and I think it is about time it did. If I was to ask a Cornish person to name a song about our beautiful county they may mention Going up Camborne Hill, Little Eyes or Trelawney , all of which are great songs. However, isn’t it nice to finally have a modern song written about our fabulous City? A song which we can sing together at civic functions, in schools, at sporting events, in church and to promote tourism in and around Truro.
    I am very proud of my Cornish roots and despite now having a Scottish surname, my father’s family have lived here for hundreds of years. I am also very proud of this song, especially as our daughter sings on it and the very beginning and end. As I have said, I would like as many people to hear it as possible and I believe that you can help me with this. Please share it on your Facebook page, mention it to friends and family, sing it proudly as you walk along Boscawen Street!
    We still have a limited number of cd versions available and you can also listen to it here. https://soundcloud.com/an-dew/truro-is-my-home
    We are heading towards 2000 listens already, showing how well liked the song is. Can you help us reach 5000 listens?
    If you would like a copy of the lyrics/chords or would like to discuss how you can help us promote “Truro is my home” feel free to e mail or call me on 07971 296740. You can also read all about us, see where we are playing next or learn about our bespoke song writing service at http://www.an-dew.co.uk

    Best wishes
    Lisa Mckerron

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