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Hats for Children in Albania

In November 2019 a major earthquake in Durres, Albania, leaving 44,000 people homeless.IMG_2534

Two boxes of woollen hats from the M.U. at St. John’s Church Truro were despatched and gratefully received. A year on there are still many people living on the breadline owing to property destruction and/or loss of employment so a new appeal was launched which was advertised in our churches and villages. The response has been splendid, such that on Monday 9th November our Curate Nicola posted off 62 hats of many varied hues and patterns, which will be distributed in Durres during the mid-winter holiday at Christmas and New Year.



Village Posada Treasure Hunt 2020!

The Villages’ Posada nativity figures are having a difficult time this year due to the pandemic; they’ve become separated from one another and will be self isolating in windows around Tideswell from December 1st.

Star Gazer visit Tideswell

Star Gazer visit Tideswell

Can you re-unite them by following the Great Posada Treasure Hunt? Instruction sheets with activities for young (and young at heart) fingers and minds can be downloaded and printed at home from the Tideswell People or St John the Baptist Facebook pages, or paper copies collected from church. Cut out the figures to make your own Posada Nativity scene to show in your window and bring to church later! 


Light a Candle at Tideswell Church this Sunday

Drop in at Tideswell Church from 4pm-6pm on Advent Sunday (29th November).  

  • Light a candle for hope.
  • Pray for peace.
  • See the village posada before it sets off on its Christmas Journey…..
Tideswell Parish Posada

Tideswell Parish Posada

Advent Candles 2020

Light a candle in the darkness….

Remembrance round Tideswell Parish

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Tideswell Parish Church During Lockdown 2

Tideswell Parish Church (the Cathedral of the Peak) will remain open each day from 10am-4pm during the second lock down.  FullSizeRender

Zoom Service Continues at 12noon each Sunday. Contact the Vicarage if you would like more details, all welcome.

Other Sunday Services in Tideswell Parish Churches have stopped. Look out for more information about re starting services on our website or outside church.  

Other lock down resources are detailed in a separate post.

Church Resources During Lock Down

Although our church buildings have been closed, the Church remains alive and active in our homes and communities. As we explore the best way to gradually open church buildings in line with current guidance, the following resources will continue to be available…

  • In Tideswell Parish, we pray for our communities, nation and wider world at 12noon every day. Join in from your own home, a simple order of service is available if it would help you.
  • Text prayer requests to 07976 920603, these will be included in daily prayer at the Vicarage.
  • Find out more about our weekly Zoom Service for Tideswell Parish held at 12noon each Sunday.
  • Details of other local, online services can be found at  
  • Prayer and worship resources are also available at especially if you are isolating at home.
  • Ring 0800 8048044 for a free telephone line which offers favourite hymns and prayers with a short daily reflection.
  • Don’t forget resources on the BBC, including Songs of Praise.

Contact the Vicarage for more information (01298 871317) or


Daily Hope 2020

A free telephone line of hymns, reflections and prayers available during the lockdown. Simply ring 0800 8048044 to hear comforting hymns,  prayers and a daily reflection.