Left to Right. Back row: the Right Reverend Tim Thornton, the Reverend Charles Hadley, Professor Mark Overton, Father John Harris, Paul Beerling, Peter Phillips, Jilly Easterby, the Reverend Ed Kimes and the Reverend Arthur Cowburn. Front row: the Reverend Steve Wild, the Reverend David Rhymer, Sam Finneran, the Reverend Rose Westwood, the Reverend Celia Phillips, Lucy Black and Faith Kimes.
Photo by Oliver Rudkin
Cornwall Campus welcomes faith leaders
Representatives from the University of Exeter and University College Falmouth have welcomed new faith leaders from across Cornwall to the Cornwall Campus (known locally as Tremough).
The visit showcased the Campus’ impressive facilities and strengthened links with the Chaplaincy that has been established to support staff and students.
Chaplain of the Campus, the Reverend Rose Westwood, hosted the visit, which included Bishop of Truro, the Right Reverend Tim Thornton; Chair of the Cornwall Methodist District, the Reverend Steve Wild; Secretary of the Methodist Synod, the Reverend Celia Phillips and Peter Phillips; the Reverend Ed Kimes and Faith Kimes from Falmouth Methodist Church; the University of Exeter’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Mark Overton and other representatives from the University of Exeter and University College Falmouth.
“The Chaplaincy at Tremough was established four years ago to ensure that the spiritual and religious needs of students and staff of all faiths are appropriately met at the Woodlane, Tremough and Dartington Campuses,” explained Chaplain Reverend Westwood. “Funded jointly by University College Falmouth, the University of Exeter and the Diocese of Truro, facilities currently include a quiet room for reflection, meditation, contemplation, prayer and worship, and a team drawn from local faith communities who can help provide worship opportunities for members of different faith groups, cultures and traditions. We are constantly seeking to make connections with the wider community and, in particular, with different expressions of faith and worship, and this visit was a tangible manifestation of our commitment in that respect.”
The University of Exeter and University College Falmouth plan to enhance the Chaplaincy’s facilities during the current phase of development at the Cornwall Campus in line with the planned increase in student numbers to between 4,400 and 5,000 by 2015.
Date: 17 September 2009