THE CALL OF THE WILD – Friday 15th October

THE CALL OF THE WILD – Friday 15th October



A day conference on Celtic Christianity led by Michael Mitton and Russ Parker

Friday 15th October 10am to 4pm

Celtic Christianity

Russ and Michael are both engaged in freelance ministries that include speaking and writing. They also together lead pilgrimages to sites of the early Celtic church in Britain and Ireland, including bringing a group of South African pilgrims to Cornwall in 2019. They will be sharing insights they have gained from the experiences of these pilgrimages and their conviction that the vitality and witness of this early church has much to teach us for our ministry and mission today. The day will include talks, opportunity for discussion and prayer.

Celtic Christianity Pilgrim leaders Michael Mitton and Russ Parker at an old celtic christian site

Revd Canon Michael Mitton is an Anglican priest and a canon emeritus of Derby Cathedral. During his varied ministry he has worked as a parish priest and for the Diocese of Derby in the mission department. He has also worked for Anglican Renewal Ministries and the Acorn Christian Healing Foundation. He currently works freelance in the areas of mission and spirituality. He is the author of several books including Restoring the Woven Cord and Seasoned by Seasons and is a regular contributor to BRF’s New Daylight series of daily bible readings.

Revd Dr Russ Parker was Director of the Acorn Christian Healing Foundation from 1995-2013. He was responsible for developing partnerships on listening and reconciliation in 12 nations ranging from Northern Ireland, Rwanda, Burundi, Hong Kong and the United States. Russ is now the Director of 2Restore which resources churches to resolve unhealed issues and move forward in a renewed ability to flourish as God intends. He is the author of Healing Dreams, Free to Fail, Forgiveness is Healing, The Wild Spirit, Healing Wounded History. And Rediscovering the Ministry of Blessing. Russ travels extensively around the UK and abroad, lecturing and teaching on issues connected with Christian Healing and Healthcare, Reconciliation and Church Transformation.


Suggested donation: £20, includes a light lunch and hot drinks throughout the day. We are unable to take donations by card payment but can accept cash, cheque or bank transfer.

More information & booking:

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Telephone – 01872 272249

Miracle Theatre to perform Starcrazy at Epiphany house

Miracle Theatre to perform Starcrazy at Epiphany house

Friday 20 Aug 2021 @ 8pm, Saturday 21 Aug 2021 @ 3pm and 8pm

£10 : Children
£15 : Adult
£20 : Adult (inc £5 donation to Miracle)
Babes in arms: Free

Duration: 70 mins

Suitable for age 7+

BOX OFFICE: 01736 810181

A Cosmic Comedy Touring the Great Outdoors

October 1957: the world lives in fear of nuclear Armageddon,  UFOs are cropping up everywhere, MI5 is on high alert and Stanley is building something in his garden shed.  

He may live in suburbia but, in his mind, Stanley is voyaging through outer space. He hopes to make contact with other life forms. His neighbour, Gwen, thinks he should be exploring the unknown much closer to home… 

A comedy about obsession and the rekindling of love, hope and possibility.  

Written & Directed by Bill Scott, Original Music by Tom Adams 

“Truly Fabulous! Perfect example of what live outdoor theatre should be all about!” Audience feedback 

Established in 1979, Miracle is an award winning Cornish Theatre Company. 

Miracle’s outdoor productions have become a ‘must do’ summer activity. 

Their witty and inventive performances take place against the extraordinary backdrops of Cornwall & beyond. 

What Audiences have said about past Miracle productions: 

 ‘Brilliantly bonkers!’  2016

‘Sheer delight and always kicks off our summer with great gusto!’ 2019

‘My whole little family smiled and laughed out loud’  2017

‘Fabulous memories to treasure’  2016

‘How many sleeps until the next one?’ Audience Member age 7 2012

Find out more 

Venue and Seating:

Seating will be on the lawn in front of Epiphany House.  If social distancing is in place at the time of performance, seating will be provided for you.  However, if social distancing no longer applies, you will be able to bring your own cushions and picnic rugs.

All ticket holders will be contacted at least two weeks before the event with important information about seating and any regulations or safety measures which may be in place. Please be aware, you may be required to bring your own chairs to this event

Individually Guided Retreat Friday 3rd—Sunday 5th September 2021

Individually Guided Retreat Friday 3rd—Sunday 5th September 2021

Individually Guided Retreat

Come as you are and set aside time to meet God, led by an experienced prayer guide. Follow the theme or choose your own pathway.

About this retreat

During the retreat you meet with an experienced prayer guide on a daily, one to one, basis. The guide has no pre-set agenda but instead listens to your life and faith concerns, the joys, the sorrows, the hopes and the fears, and suggests ways you might be enabled to explore these concerns with God. To help with this, different passages of scripture will be offered for your time in private   prayer. The guide will also help you to plan how you use the day ahead. Each meeting with your prayer guide lasts between 40 and 50 minutes.

Apart from these meetings, each day of an IGR contains time for your individual reflection, time of prayer, and opportunities for walking or other relaxation. This retreat is in silence from evening prayer on the first night until after lunch on Sunday, apart from the daily Service and the meetings with your prayer guide. This is to minimise distractions and to enable you to get in touch with what is deepest in yourself. Above all, an IGR is a time to “Be still and know that I am God” –  a God who waits for each one of us, individually, with love. 

Retreat at Epiphany House

Smaller than some retreat centres, Epiphany House is an historic, comfortable and peaceful house set in lovely gardens. We have seven ensuite bedrooms in our new extension, a universal access bedroom with wetroom, and five other rooms in the main house, each with a basin and close to bathroom facilities (bathrobes are provided in these rooms). We provide towels, and either hospitality trays or access to a well-stocked drinks station. Our catering team enjoy a well-deserved reputation for good food and all meals will be freshly prepared in-house.

Arrival & departure

Arrivals from 3pm The retreat begins at 4pm on the Friday with a first meeting and tea and cake (the evening meal will be at 6pm). The  retreat will conclude on Sunday at 4pm. The house has plenty of free parking and is easily accessible from Truro city centre and the railway station.


The cost is £230 including accommodation and all meals. Please book by Friday 13th August to ensure your place. We have a bursary fund available for those in financial need who would otherwise not be able to attend this retreat. We cater for vegetarians and vegans and will do our best to cater for medically essential dietary requirements such as nut, dairy, wheat and gluten allergies.

Please ensure that you inform us of special dietary or mobility needs when you book.

For more information and to book:

01872 857953 •