Bishop Tim Makes Final Visit To Scilly

From left to right, Methodist Chairman for Cornwall, Rev Steve Wild, Methodist Minister in Scilly Rev Jane Willcock, Bishop of Truro, Rt Rev Tim Thornton and the Chaplin to Islands' Canon Perran Gay, in the Radio Scilly studio. 

From left to right, Methodist Chairman for Cornwall, Rev Steve Wild, Methodist Minister in Scilly Rev Jane Willcock, Bishop of Truro, Rt Rev Tim Thornton and the Chaplin to Islands' Canon Perran Gay, in the Radio Scilly studio. 

The Bishop of Truro, the Rt Rev Tim Thornton made his final visit to the Isles of Scilly this week ahead of his departure from the diocese at the end of August.

His final service in Scilly took place on St Mary’s at the Parish Church on Monday evening and was very well attended.

Will was joined in the studio ahead of the service in Scilly by Bishop Tim and Methodist Chairman for Cornwall, Rev Steve Wild to talk about Bishop Tim’s last trip to Scilly, his new role in London the relationship between the churches.

Bishop Tim will be leaving Cornwall at the end of August and will start his new role as the Bishop of Lambeth Palace, assisting the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

The Bishop of St Germans, The Rt Rev Chris Goldsmith will step in for Bishop Tim until an appointment to is made to succeed him. This is expected some time next year.

Bishop Tim’s final Eucharist service took place last Saturday at Truro Cathedral with people even listening outside the cathedral through a PA system.

Thanks to both of them for speaking to us and we wish Bishop Tim all the very best in his future endeavours and look forward to welcoming Chairman Steve Wild back to Scilly.

You can listen to the full interview with the Bishop of Truro, Rt Rev Tim Thornton and Methodist Chairman for Cornwall, Rev Steve Wild below.