Welcome to the Truro Benefice Website.
The Truro Benefice consists of the parishes of St. Paul, St. John and St. George, Truro and each is distinctive in its style of worship. St. George's is Traditional Anglo-Catholic under the episcopal care of the bishop of Ebbsfleet and St. John's Modern Catholic. St. George's is always served by a male priest of the SSWH. We are in the Anglican Diocese of Truro.
We have a Benefice Mission statement which drives our ministry and mission activities. Our primary mission initiatives at St. George's are developing links with families with young children and supporting Random Dragonz youth project. We also host a "Stay & Play" group for young parents looking for friendship. At St. John's have a Thursday morning Mass to reach out to those in our community visiting the Truro Health Park and those who work in the vicinity.
Weddings & Baptisms
Our churches offer traditional settings for your most sacred celebrations.
During the interregnum weekday service times are liable to change! Check "Latest news below for full details and times.
Sunday Mass and service times at St. George's have changed - check "Latest News" for details.
Any additional services will be announced below under "Latest News".
Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact our safeguarding coordinator Sue Pettit on 01872 273222 in the Parish of St George and Judy Pykett on 01872 277002 in the Parish of St John.
In the Diocese: Sarah Acraman Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 01872 274351
Out of Hours or after 5pm and weekends: 01208 251300
In emergency situation:
Local Authority Children’s Social Care: 0300 123 1116
Local Authority Adult’s Social Care: 0300 1234131
We are now in a period of interregnum so our pattern of services will need to change during this period.
10.00 am Thursday Mass will resume as from 10th January.
Sung Mass will continue at 10.30 am on Sundays.
NO weekday Masses until further notice.
NO 8.00 am Sunday Masses until further notice
As we have been unable to secure regular cover for Mass on Sundays, as from 26th January we will have a regular Mass of the Sunday at 6 pm on Saturday evenings and Morning Prayer at 9.30 am on Sunday mornings.
Services for January 2020 - Year A
Saturday 4th - 6.00 pm - Sung Parish Mass - The Epiphany of the Lord
Sunday 5th - 9.30 am - Morning Prayer
Saturday 11th - 6.00 pm - Sung Parish Mass - Baptism of the Lord
Sunday 12th - 9.30 am - Morning Prayer
Saturday 18th - 6.00 pm - Sung Parish Mass - 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 19th - 9.30 am - Morning Prayer
Monday 20th - 11.15 am - Memorial Service for the late David Thomas RIP
Saturday 25th - 6.00 pm - Sung Parish Mass - 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 26th - 9.30 am - Morning Prayer
Parent and Baby/Stay and Play group at St Georges meets every Tuesday in the hall from 1:30pm- 2:30pm.
Emmaus Our Emmaus group is currently not running
& Study Group
In the benefice there are normally two opportunities for Family Worship - specifically for families with babies or small children who find traditional church difficult!
Holy Commotion normally meets fortnightly on Wednesdays at 6.30pm at Archbishop Benson CEVA School in St. Paul's Parish but during the interregnum there will be NO Holy Commotion until further notice. The format is informal and designed for children with appropriate activities and songs.
Together in Worship meets at St. George's on the fourth Sunday of each month. We begin with breakfast in the church hall at 10.00am followed by half hour informal gathering in church from 10.30am.
For more information see our dedicated website at:
Emmaus - "an encounter with God not just a brush with the church"
Our Emmaus group meets fortnightly gathering to explore in more depth aspects of the Christian faith. It is not a Bible study group but we do study the Bible. It is an opportunity to ask questions and explore the faith in a safe environment.
We meet on alternate Wednesdays at 6.30pm in the Staff room at Archbishop Benson CEVA School at 6.30pm. See "Latest News" for dates.