This is a description of the day to day mundane life of a Cornish speaking journalist working in Kernow.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Hey Archbish!

Sunday 28th November 2004 was a long day. First of all, I was reading bulletins from 7am until 1pm, then I darted home for a quick bite of lunch, and then straight into Truro. The reason was a service at Truro Cathedral. The Archbishop of Canterbury was visiting Cornwall to be given a copy of "An Testament Nowydh". This is the New Testament translated from the Greek into Cornish. Dr Rowan Williams preached about how important our Celtic culture is. Obviously he has an interest himself being a Welsh speaker.

After the service I was attemting to corner him in order to do an interview for the radio. PR guys aside (in cassocks) I managed to ask him about the Bible in Cornish, and its importance. However, the PR holies told me I could not ask any political questions. This was probably because the C-of-E 'gag' row had blown-up again in the Sunday Times earlier that day.

Phrase for the day:

Mar sygh avel kons lenes = as dry as a nun's fanny

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