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Islanders Being Asked To Dig Deep For Cash Strapped Diocese

Islanders Being Asked To Dig Deep For Cash Strapped Diocese

Islanders and visitors are being asked to help the cash-strapped Diocese of Truro. Each Church of England parish in the region is being asked to contribute 28% more into the central diocesan fund. In 2014, Scilly’s share was £57,000 but this year islanders will be asked for £73,000. That means that churchgoers on island will […]

Scilly’s Church Of England Chaplain To Retire In September

Scilly’s Church Of England Chaplain To Retire In September

Scilly’s Church of England Chaplain has announced that he will be retiring in September. Canon Paul Miller moved to Scilly in 2012, replacing Canon Peter Walker, but he says his intention was always to spend just three years in the role. He says he’s now 66, having been ordained 44 years ago, and now is […]

Methodist Church Holding Free Open Day As ‘Gift’ To The Community

Methodist Church Holding Free Open Day As ‘Gift’ To The Community

Free games, activities and even lunch are on offer at the Methodist Chapel this Sunday, 11th January, in what Reverend Charlie Gibbs is describing as “a gift to islanders.” Charlie says the church has decided to suspend its normal service for the day and put on the special event that’s open to everyone, whether religious […]

Methodist Church Offering Alternative New Year’s Eve Event

Methodist Church Offering Alternative New Year’s Eve Event

St Mary’s residents are being encouraged to see in 2015 in a public celebration that doesn’t require going to the pubs. The Methodist Church is hosting a Grand Buffet from 9.30pm on New Year’s Eve. The Reverend Charlie Gibbs says around fifteen people attended last year but many locals come and go during the evening. […]

St Agnes Churchgoers Taking No Chances With This Year’s Christmas Services

St Agnes Churchgoers Taking No Chances With This Year’s Christmas Services

Last Christmas, weather disruption meant that St Agnes churchgoers celebrated their Christmas Day service eighteen days after the 25th. This year, islanders are taking no chances. Christmas Communion will be held this Sunday at 9.15am and they’ve already held two special events at the weekend, both with an unusual twist. Sunday’s sell-out meal for forty […]

Tresco Church Refurbishments On Track For March Reopening

Tresco Church Refurbishments On Track For March Reopening

Tresco’s St Nicholas Church will be lighter inside once the current refurbishment work is completed. Church officials have decided to paint some inside walls an ivory colour, which they hope will contrast with the stonework and brighten the interior. Islanders will have a chance to see the finished project on Sunday 8th March. Canon Paul […]

Festive Scene Features On Tresco Church Charity Card

Festive Scene Features On Tresco Church Charity Card

Hundreds of homes around the UK will feature a festive scene from Tresco this Christmas. Since the summer, Churchwarden Eve Cooper has been selling island greetings cards to raise money for the refurbishment of St Nicholas Church, currently underway. The picture was originally created by artist Livi Gosling for the Tresco Times. 2,000 packs of […]

Improved Off Island Church Services Planned This Winter

Improved Off Island Church Services Planned This Winter

Off-island Church of England worshippers will get an improved service this winter. And the Reverend Penny Prince says her experience of living and working for six months on Tresco last year has provided valuable lessons that’s she’s shared with the diocese. Penny is based for a second year on Tresco. During her placement, which runs […]

Tresco Churchgoers On The Move As Church Closes For Repairs

Tresco Churchgoers On The Move As Church Closes For Repairs

Churchgoers on Tresco will be getting used to worshipping in new surroundings this weekend. The congregation is moving to the Community Centre as work begins to refurbish St Nicholas Church. It’s being closed to the public and won’t reopen until the end of February. The repairs are being partly funded by a £106,000 grant from […]