Now in its eighth year, the Cross of St Piran is an award designed to recognise the outstanding service given by lay people across Cornwall. This year we were thrilled that on Sunday 3 March at a special service in St Piran’s Church in Perranzabuloe, two of our cathedral congregation and volunteers, Robin and Mard Sellwood, together with 16 other nominees from across the diocese, became celebrated recipients of the award for 2019.
Each year, deaneries are asked to nominate individuals who have gone above and beyond in their service to their church and/ or community. Robin and Mard received the award for their commitment to raising awareness of and implementing changes to help combat climate change and protect the environment. Dean Roger said, “From helping to initiate Transition Truro and launch and live the top ten environmental pledges of the diocese, to arranging educational environmental displays at the cathedral and being instrumental in the set-up of the cathedral’s ‘green’ garden volunteers group, Robin and Mard’s unfailing commitment to champion the cause to protect our planet is commendable. And that’s all in addition to their volunteer roles as a lay pastoral minister and lay assistant! Our sincere and heartfelt congratulations go to Robin and Mard – very worthy recipients of this special award.”
You can read Robin and Mard’s full Cross of St Piran story on the diocesan website: www.trurodiocese.org.uk.