On Sunday 3rd March, at St Piran’s Church in Perranzabuloe, at 3:30pm, this year’s recipients of the diocese’s ‘Cross of St Piran’ for outstanding commitment will be presented with their award at a special service.
Each year deaneries are asked to nominate individuals who have gone above and beyond in their service to their church and/or community. This year there was an increased emphasis on those working in the areas of environment, young people, growth and mission as well as long service.
This year 18 people will be recognised during two services at St Piran’s Church. As in previous years, there will be two services on the day led by the Bishop of Truro, the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen and the Bishop of St Germans, the Rt Revd Chris Goldsmith. This year will be the first year Bishop Philip has presented the crosses.
Doreen Sullivan from our Benefice is one of this year’s recipients!
The citation says, “Doreen has been a key member of the bell ringing team at St Anta for over twenty years … Doreen has worked with young people and children, organising and running holiday clubs. She was a leading light in the Pathfinders group, initiated the first Messy Church, is now a team leader, and helps with Open the Book at St Uny C of E School. She helped to raise money for restoration of the church clock, and for many years she and her husband have been responsible for cleaning St Anta church, considering it a privilege to serve God in this way.”
Well done, good and faithful servant!