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Truro Cathedral is open !

Truro Cathedral Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Officials at Truro Cathedral have issued an urgent message to the public to make it clear that they are still open.

They are worried that many visitors think that the cathedral was closed following the recent fall of stone pillar during the storms. Although nearby Wilkes Walk is closed from High Cross to the Cathedral Green for public safetym the cathedral is definitely open.

Colin Reid, Cathedral Communications Officer said, “The cathedral, its shop and restaurant are all open and we’ve moved the ramp access for wheelchairs from by the shop to the front of the cathedral.

Whether you are coming for worship, a bite to eat in the restaurant or a browse in the shop, we are definitely open and waiting to welcome you to Cornwall’s cathedral.”

The painter on a mission to help other artists

The work of a man who's on a crusade to help artists in Cornwall has gone on display at Truro Cathedral. Colin Brown was appointed by the Bishop of Truro to reach out to the artistic community. He says many feel lonely and isolated.

He's set up a series of discussion groups to help them. One artist told us it's helped to turn his life round.

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New Dean of Truro installed

Roger Bush becomes Dean of Truro today Credit: ITV Westcountry

Archdeacon Roger Bush will be installed as the next Dean of Truro in a service at the city's cathedral at 11 o'clock. The Bishop of Truro, The Rt Revd Timothy Thornton, will institute the Venerable Roger Bush as Dean of Truro and Rector of St Mary's Parish Church.

Archdeacon Bush is married to Lois, and has two grown-up children, Hannah and Tom. His interests include reading, classical music and singing what he describes as "strangulated tenor" in a choir.