To get news and information about events at Truro Cathedral

Send your name address and e-mail details to the Events Database, Truro Cathedral office, 14 St Mary's Street, TRURO, TR1 2AF.

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

Day to Day

Cathedral News

New Education Officer required

08 December 09

The Chapter of Truro Cathedral are looking to appoint an Education and Interpretation Officer. This is a new, full time post, and creates an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to work with the Cathedral Chapter to implement the Education and Interpretation elements of the Inspire Cornwall Project.

Restoration set to go ahead after successful Heritage Lottery Bid

07 Dec 2009

An application from Truro Cathedral for a £400,000 Heritage Lottery grant has been successful. This means that the restoration of the iconic central tower and spire can now go ahead. Other parts of the succesful bid will allow the cathedral to improve interpretation facilities in the Cathedral for its 170,000 visitors, build a new entrance at the east end of the Cathedral, create a new Education Centre employing a dedicated full time Education Officer and to develop the Cathedral Green giving wider access to the local community.  The grant means that urgent restoration work to the Central Spire will be able to start in the New Year. 


Funeral Service for S.Sgt Olaf Schmid

17 November 2009

The Funeral Service will take place for S.Sgt Olaf Schmid in Truro Cathedral with full military honours on Tuesday 24th November at 11am.

Members of the public are invited to attend the service and should be in their seats approximately fifteen minutes before the start of the service.

A small private family service of committal will take place afterwards.

Service of Nine Lessons and Carols on 23rd and 24th now both full

10th Nov 2009

The ever popular service of Nine Lessons and Carols is full for its two dates of the 23rd and 24th December.

All the ‘free’ tickets have now been allocated.

Please let me know if you would like to go on the waiting list for returned tickets for either the 23rd or 24th by emailing me on or by telephoning on 01872 276782.

As an alternative what about the magical Advent Carol Service ‘From Darkness to Light’ which takes place on Sunday 6 December at 6.00pm

Also the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass starting at 11.30pm or the Christmas Day Service at 10am.

The above services are not ticketed.


Former Bishop of Oxford to give Benson Lecture

12 Oct 2009

Lord Harries of PentregarthLord Harries of Pentregarth, or perhaps rather better known as Richard Harries the former Bishop of Oxford, is to give the 2009 Benson Lecture. Since his retirement Lord Harries has been very active in the media with numerous appearances on radio and television. He is also very active in the House of Lords and has written a number of books.

The lecture which is entitled ' Understanding Faith through the eyes of Stanley Spencer' is the culmination of a year of interaction between the Cathedral and the artistic community.

Education, Research & Development Officer required

2nd April 2009

Truro Cathedral are looking for a highly motivated individual to help advise Chapter on ways of developing its education programme and how the Cathedral's heritage can be interpreted so as to be more widely accessible to all. The Cathedral Chapter will use this research information to form the basis of the activity plan to take these developments forward.

New website launched

23 January 2009

English Heritage grant awarded to Cathedral

Dean of Truro shows Barry Cunliffe from EH damage to towerTruro Cathedral has today been awarded a £250,000 grant from English Heritage in the latest round of Cathedral restoration grants.

The Dean of Truro, The Very Revd Dr Christopher Hardwick, said, “We are delighted with the announcement of the £250,000 grant towards urgent repairs and restoration of the central Victoria tower and spire. Without this help from English Heritage and the Wolfson Foundation it would be very difficult indeed for us to maintain our precious Christian heritage. The Cathedral welcomes nearly 200,000 visitors a year and is situated in a county steeped in a rich religious tradition where our continuing ministry and mission are right at the heart of all that we do. These necessarily go hand in hand with our stewardship of the building and all that it represents.”