Cornwall on the move

11 October 2013

TWENTY years ago, there was a six-week mission walk in Cornwall dubbed "The walk of 1000 men". It was an ecumenical initiative organised by Through Faith Missions (TFM). This time, 150 mission-team members, from all over the UK, are on the march again in Cornwall.

They were commissioned on 21 September, outside the Camborne Wesley Methodist Church (pictured), where they were greeted by the Archdeacon of Cornwall, the Ven. Bill Stuart-White, and heard a moving address from the evangelist who founded TFM, the Revd Daniel Cozens.

He encouraged them to be gentle in their work, but to remember that spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ was a matter of urgency. Since then, they have been working their way eastwards, visiting as many churches as possible.

On 28 September, there was a second commissioning service, on the steps of Truro Cathedral, and the next day there was a "Night of Colour" in the cathedral, when Mr Cozens told his life story, and what Jesus meant to him. Tomorrow, there will be an all-day open-air festival, with more than 100 performers, at the Truro Piazza on Lemon Quay.

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