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The Cornish Guide - Cornwall / Kernow

The Cornish Guide - Cornwall / Kernow

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Cornwall had its own Bishop at St Germans, near Saltash, until the latter part of the 10th Century. The Cornish Diocese was then held jointly with the Devon Diocese at Crediton and then in 1050 at Exeter. Effectively the Cornish Diocese ceased to be a separate entity.


Over 800 years later in 1877, after 30 years of intense lobbying, the Cornish Diocese was re-established at Truro. The Diocese of Truro covers the whole of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly plus two parishes in Devon!


Truro wasn't the only candidate for the siting of the Cathedral. Bodmin had been the medieval ecclesiastical centre of Cornwall, while the original Cornish See of St Germans also put forward a claim. The vicar of St Columb even offered his church!


The present Bishop of Truro is Bishop Tim Thornton. He is the Church of England’s spiritual leader in the Diocese. He is the 15th Bishop to hold this office.


Parking is plentiful in the city and local facilities in the area are excellent, with many high street names selling their wares in Truro.



Camera and video permits:

You should obtain a Camera Permit and/or a Video Permit from the Cathedral Shop at the start of your visit. The Camera Permit is £1 and the Video Permit is £3. Permission for the use of a tripod must be obtained from the Cathedral Office prior your visit.

Truro Cathedral

Age group: 12+

Location: MID Cornwall


Contact: Truro, TR1 2AF

TEL: 01872 276782


King Harry Ferry 5 miles, Falmouth 11 miles, St Austell 14 miles