Justice and Peace Action Group & Prayers for the Persecuted and Refugees

FPCT’s Justice & Peace Action Group aims to raise awareness of issues of justice, peace, poverty and persecution. Anyone is welcome to attend meetings and raise issues of potential concern to FPCT. Meetings are normally held on the second Tuesday of each month, from 2-4pm at St Mary’s Church Hall.

Meetings include prayer for the persecuted and refugees across the world.

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Next meeting : Tue 14 May : Visit to Degibna Prayer Chapel

Leaving St Mary’s Church at 2pm prompt and car-sharing to enable as many people as possible to take part in this special event.
The visit will include the Prayer Garden and there will be time for tea and cake, as well as time for prayer for persecuted Christians.

All welcome.

Previous meetings:


Tue 9 Apr: Food Poverty
Tue 12 Mar: Church Action on Poverty
Tue 12 Feb: Supporting Persecuted Christians

Tue 8 Jan: Medicins sans Frontiers

Tue 11 Dec : Cornwall Faith Forum : Learning for Peace

Tue 20 Nov: Prayer for England

Tue 23 Oct : Visit to SACREdplace Bookshop, St Austell

Tue 25 Sep : Report from Calais

Wed 11 Jul : Walk around the World : Walk for Refugees, Kimberley Park

Tues 10 Jul : Justice for Seafarers

Tues 12 Jun : Justice & Peace Action Group annual review

Tues 8 May : Health, Healing and Development

Tues 11 Apr : Calais and Beyond: what is happening to refugees in Europe?

Tues 13 Mar : Fairtrade and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Tues 13 Feb : Homelessness: how are churches helping?

Presentation : slides  booklet

Tues 09 Jan : The UN Sustainable Development Goals

Presentation : slides  booklet


Tues 12 Dec : Environmental Issues

Tues 14 Nov : Restorative Justice

Tues 10 Oct : Visit to Multifaith Chaplaincy, Penryn Campus

Tues 26 Sep : Working for Justice and Peace

Tues 11 July : Justice & Peace : the year in review

Tues 13 Jun : Safe, reliable, affordable, renewable energy? 

Mon 8 May : Visit to Penryn Campus, Exeter University

Tues 11 Apr : The Big Issue Issue

Tues 14 Mar : Falmouth as a Fairtrade Town

Tues 14 Feb : Visit to ShelterBox, Truro

Tues 10 Jan : World Day of Peace 2017 :Celebration of Peace


Tues 13 Dec : Looking back and looking forward

Tues 8 Nov : Current issues

Tues 11 Oct : Climate Change: A Christian Response  presentation (ppt) / presentation (pdf)  /  Christian Aid resources

Wed 28 September: Della Shenton: A Forgotten People: Migrants and Refugees Challenge us to respond with Christian Mercy
Speaker: Della Shelton, from Parishes for Peace: a UK charity working to support the local church in Jordan and the NGOs to support and facilitate communication and friendship between Christian families in the UK and the refugee families. An FPCT Justice & Peace Action Group Evening Meeting.

Tues 13 September: Pat Fitzpatrick: I was a stranger and you welcomed me

Tues 12 July: Alan Offord: Work with Schools

Tues 14 June: Jane Charman: Community Needs

Sat 14 May: Report on the Study Day Persecuted Christians: Where Next? at Truro Mthodist Church

Tues 10 May: The whole meeting devoted to Prayer for Persecuted Christians as part of the Archbishop’s Week of Prayer for the Nation, held at St Budock Church

Tues 12 Apr: Mary Bradley: The Changing Face of Mission

Wed 9 Mar : Big Fairtrade Breakfast, 9-11am

Tues 8 Mar: Pat FitzPatrick: Fair Trade

Tues 9 Feb: Nona Wright: Food Security at home and abroad

Tues 12 Jan: Mary Bradley: Looking Back and Looking Forward


Dec: From Footsteps to Pedal Power – Pedal to Paris: Dr Euan McPhee
Nov: Climate Change: the Paris Conference: Dr Euan McPhee
Oct: Refugees, the True Story: John Skinner
Sept: Racial Justice
July: “I was in prison and you remembered me”
May: People Trafficking: the local situation
April: Modern Slavery
March: Fair Trade
Feb: Climate Change
Jan: Migration
Oct: Integrity of Creation

Previous events

  • International Party, Saturday 6 June, 12-5pm
  • Modern Slavery Study Day, Truro, 11 April 2015

Useful links

Persecuted Church Newsletter
Open Doors
Barnabas Fund
Transformation Cornwall
Ecochurch Southwest
Fairtrade Foundation
Stop the Traffik [Human trafficking]
Church Action on Poverty
Christian Solidarity Worldwide – Voice for the Voiceless
Lifelines – supports and befriends prisoners on Death Row throughout the USA
Prisoners Abroad – caring for Britons overseas