Home » Archives by category » News » Community » Church (Page 3)

Scilly’s Chaplain Blesses New Dutch Gig

Scilly’s Chaplain Blesses New Dutch Gig

A brand-new gig built in the Netherlands has been blessed and launched on the Rechabite Slip this afternoon.

Scilly To Ring Bells For VE Day Anniversary

Scilly To Ring Bells For VE Day Anniversary

Scilly will be taking part in a symbolic event to mark the 70th Anniversary of VE Day, the official end of World War Two. Canon Paul Miller says all cathedrals and parish churches with bells across the UK are being asked to ring them at 11am on Saturday 9th May. He says the bells of […]

St Mary’s Methodist Chapel Could Get New Flexible Interior

St Mary’s Methodist Chapel Could Get New Flexible Interior

The interior of St Mary’s Methodist Chapel could be remodelled. The Church Council has launched a feasibility study into creating a more flexible space for worship and community events. Gordon Bird has put together proposals, which include removing the pews and pulpit in favour of chairs, which could easily be moved around to suit any […]

Talented Organist Giving Recital In Scilly

Talented Organist Giving Recital In Scilly

The organist who accompanied the Truro Cathedral Choir on their tour of the islands last year is coming back to give a solo recital. Luke Bond, the Assistant Director of Music at Truro Cathedral, will be performing at St Mary’s Parish Church on Friday 26th June at 8 pm. He’s been invited back by the […]

Scilly’s Churches Organising Tresco Retreat

Scilly’s Churches Organising Tresco Retreat

Senior religious leaders on the islands are organising their first Parish Retreat Day, set to take place at the end of this month. It’s a chance for members of the different churches on the islands to come together before Easter. The idea was originally thought up by Scilly’s Anglican chaplain, Canon Paul Miller and the […]

Reopening Of Tresco’s St Nicholas Church To Be Celebrated This Sunday

Reopening Of Tresco’s St Nicholas Church To Be Celebrated This Sunday

All of Scilly’s Anglican Church congregation will be encouraged to worship together at the renovated St Nicholas Church on Tresco this Sunday. Improvements include the reslating of the roof and dealing with damp walls in the Grade II listed building. There’s a new sound system to assist worshippers with impaired hearing and the building appears […]

New Anglican Chaplain Announced For Scilly

New Anglican Chaplain Announced For Scilly

Scilly’s Anglican Church will retain a permanent Chaplain when Canon Paul Miller retires this autumn. The Bishop of Truro has announced that Canon Perran Gay, currently Canon Precentor of Truro Cathedral, will take on the role from 17th October. 55-year-old Perran is a Cornishman and former Truro School pupil. After he gained his English degree […]

New Addition To Islands’ Church Of England Team

New Addition To Islands’ Church Of England Team

There’s a new addition to Scilly’s Church of England team. Last summer, Eileen Martin moved to St Mary’s from Dorset. Eileen is a retired primary school head teacher and was ordained as a Deacon in Salisbury Cathedral in 2003, after people from that community were approached by the Diocese of Salisbury. Eileen says that some […]

Men Only Meetings Being Offered On St Mary’s

Men Only Meetings Being Offered On St Mary’s

An open meeting just for St Mary’s men is being held on Monday. This first ‘Monday is for Men’ session, a guys-only get together, is being arranged by the Reverend Charlie Gibbs. It’s the latest in his series of community occasions for locals. Earlier this month the Methodist Church opened the hall and chapel to […]