Bishop of Truro Visiting Islands For War Centenary

The Bishop of Truro during a recent visit to Scilly

The Bishop of Truro during a recent visit to Scilly

The Bishop of Truro is visiting Scilly in August to mark the islands’ First World War Centenary Commemorations.

The Right Reverend Tim Thornton has accepted an invitation from the islands’ Chaplain Canon Paul Miller and the Isles of Scilly Museum Curator Amanda Martin.

The national commemoration will be shaped around the themes of remembrance, youth and education, with services at Glasgow Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.

Here on Scilly the Museum is planning a display in the Parish Church throughout the week, beginning August 3rd.

There will also be services in all the islands’ Anglican churches on Monday August 4th.

The Bishop will attend services on each of the five islands in one day, starting 11am on St Agnes, then Bryher at 12.30pm, Tresco at 2 pm and St Martin’s at 3.30 pm.

The final service will be on St Mary’s at 8.15 pm in the Parish Church.