Churches Together 
In Penzance Area 
(CTIPA)

That they all may be one, that 
the world will believe that 
you have sent me

BASIS

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN PENZANCE AREA unites in pilgrimage those Churches in the Penzance area which, acknowledging God’s revelation in Christ, confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures, and, in obedience to God’s will and in the power of the Holy Spirit commit themselves

- to seek a deepening of their communion with Christ and with one another in the Church, which is His body; and

- to fulfil their mission to proclaim the Gospel by common witness and service in the world to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.



OBJECT

The object of the charity shall be the advancement of the Christian religion according to the doctrine and practices of the constituent Churches.


AIMS

The aims of Churches Together in Penzance Area shall be -

  • to enable the churches, as pilgrims together, to explore the Christian faith together, to develop mutual relationships, to seek a common mind, and to make decisions together.
  • to encourage churches to worship, pray and reflect together on the nature and purpose of the church in the light of its mission - each church sharing with others the treasures of its tradition.
  • to enable the churches to live and share the Gospel, to evangelise together and to take further steps towards fuller unity.
  • to enable the churches to respond to the needs of society and to witness to the Gospel together.
  • To promote religious harmony between all active faith groups in South West Cornwall.


AREA

Churches Together in Penzance Area aims to serve the original Penzance Borough, namely the neighbourhood of Penzance, Madron, Heamoor, Gulval and Paul, a coterminous area known as the Penzance Area.


RELATIONSHIPS

Churches Together in Penzance Area is in association with Churches Together in Cornwall County.

ACT OF COVENANT

We, the Ministers and Congregations of the Penlee Cluster Churches of St Mary’s, St John the Baptist, St Peter’s, Newlyn and Paul Parish Church, the Methodist Churches of Chapel Street, High Street, Madron, Gulval  and Heamoor, the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, The Salvation Army, The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), the Parish Churches of Madron, Gulval and Heamoor, the Mounts Bay Benefice Churches of St Paul’s Ludgvan, All Saints, Marazion, St Piran & St Michaels, Perranuthnoe, and Penzance YMCA.

Confess our faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour according to the Scriptures and acknowledge our calling to serve Him in the world.

Give thanks for all that we have in common, but we recognise that our divisions are a hindrance to that calling.

We therefore repent of all that is sinful in our divisions.

Since we recognise in one another faith in the one Gospel of Jesus Christ proclaimed in the Scripture, which the creeds of the ancient Church and other historic confessions are intended to safeguard;

And since we recognise one another as within the one Church of Jesus Christ, pledged to serve in His Kingdom and sharing in the unity of the spirit;


We therefore covenant together to make visible the unity of Christ’s people in our villages and towns, not yet knowing what form that unity may eventually take, but believing that by taking the steps to which we now commit ourselves we shall be led to a fuller understanding of that unity which is Christ’s will for all His people.

And therefore we pledge ourselves to join in prayer and worship, not only for the unity of Christ’s people, but such as will provide for each tradition the opportunity to learn and value the spiritual traditions of all the churches for the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ;

to support each other in deepening and renewing our several traditions for the enrichment of the life of the Church and of the individual believer;

to cooperate as churches in ministry and pastoral care;

to work as a team in caring for the community; to cooperate in Christian witness; 

to cooperate in Christian education and training and to these ends.

  

Anglican Penlee Cluster                                              Reverend Sian Yates

Methodist Chapels in Penzance Area                        Reverend Alastair Bolt

Roman Catholic Church in Penzance  Area              Father Philip Dyson

Salvation Army                                                             Lt Bernard Stephenson

Society of Friends (Quakers)                                      Clerk - Liz Woods

Madron, Gulval and Heamoor Parishes                     Reverend Tim Hawkins

United Benefice of Mounts Bay                                  Reverend Nigel Marns

Penzance YMCA                                                           CEO David Hall-Davies

Churches Together in Cornwall -                                Missioner - David H Smith 

 

Distributed at “Churches Together in Penzance Area” Service of Unity held on Sunday 20th January 2013.

(Charity number 1147642)

 

 

 

St Mary’s Church, St John the Baptist Church, Team Rector Rev’d Sian Yates - Methodist Churches, Rev’d Alastair Bolt - Church of the Immaculate Conception, Father Philip Dyson - Salvation Army, Major Bernard Stephenson – The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Ann Bellingham - Paul Parish Church, Reverend Andrew Yates - St Peter’s Church, Newlyn, Rev’d Keith Owen - Methodist Churches of Madron, Gulval  and Heamoor, Rev’d Elizabeth Greene - The Parish Churches of Madron, Gulval  and Heamoor, Rev’d Tim Hawkins - Churches of Mounts Bay Benefice, St Paul’s Ludgvan, All Saints, Marazion, St Piran & St Michaels, Perranuthnoe, Revd Ann Henry Holland - Penzance YMCA, CEO David Hall-Davies – ‘Churches Together in Cornwall Missioner, David H Smith.