Anglicanism in Cornwall

The Anglican church in Cornwall has always been a paradox – Until 1877 The Church did not recognise Cornwall as a distinct entity with church matters being governed by the Diocese of Exeter. With the instigation of the Diocese of Truro and Truro Cathedral the Anglican church moved into a new era. Many Anglicans in Cornwall support the Anglo catholic ethos of the 19th century and are often described as “more papal than the pope himself”.

Modern Anglicans in Cornwall have led the fight for distinctive recognition for Cornish institutions with the formation of Fry an Spyrys the campaign for a disestablished church of Cornwall.

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