Convent of the Epiphany

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The Convent of the Epiphany, Truro, Cornwall, UK, was the home of the Community of the Epiphany, founded in 1883. The founder of the community was George Wilkinson, Bishop of Truro.[1] George Wilkinson was afterwards Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane.[2] The sisters were involved in pastoral and educational work, the care of Truro Cathedral and St Paul's Church, and church needlework. The head of the community was the Mother Superior and there was a branch house at Penzance.[3]

The convent was in the parish of St Paul at Alverton House, Tregolls Road, an early 19th-century house. The house was extended for the convent and the chapel was built in 1910 by Edmund H. Sedding.[4] After a century at Tregolls Road it moved to Copeland Court in Kenwyn.[5]

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  1. ^ Article by Richard Savill “Last surviving nun of 127 year-old order” (p. 7) Daily Telegraph Tuesday 4 November 2008
  2. ^ "Death of the Bishop of St. Andrews".The Times; Thursday, Dec 12, 1907; p. 4; Issue 38514; col C
  3. ^ Cornish Church Guide. Truro: Blackford; pp. 325-26 (The Sisterhood of the Epiphany)
  4. ^ Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall; 2nd ed. Harmondsworth: Penguin; pp. 234-35
  5. ^ "Last nun celebrates birthday of Order". Retrieved 2011-02-23. 

Coordinates: 50°16′21″N 5°03′32″W / 50.272468°N 5.059001°W / 50.272468; -5.059001