In the first week of June each year, organisations across the country celebrate the huge range of people who make a fantastic contribution through volunteering. At Truro Cathedral, we offer thanks every single day for our 200+ volunteers, but with Volunteers’ Week just around the corner, I wanted to take this opportunity to say a special ‘thank you’…
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You often hear it said that without our volunteers we simply could not get the work done, not just here in the cathedral, but in any charitable organisation. And that is undoubtedly true. But volunteering implies more than simply saying ‘I have got a couple of hours on a Tuesday afternoon, so I can help out’; it implies the willingness, the desire of the volunteer to offer themselves to the organisation in question because they believe in what that organisation stands for, and that is certainly true of our cathedral volunteers. And that, believe me, is a blessing.
Here, at the cathedral, we rely so much on our volunteers, but this is so much more than filling gaps, it is about being blessed by our volunteers because of their willingness to support and help the cathedral in its work and witness. I cannot begin to tell you how much I, as dean, appreciate this. Please accept my sincere thanks for all you do, which, above everything else, gives glory to God, as well as serving his people. Hominibus
The Very Rev'd Roger Bush, Dean of Truro.