Newsletter 27 December 2015

DECEMBER 27th 2015 – ST. JOHN, EVANGELIST
“Weekly News” for The Parish of Padstow (St. Petroc’s Padstow & St. Saviour’s, Trevone)
A warm welcome to visitors who join us today

INTRODUCTION
John’s story recalls more of the conversations of Jesus, the words he spoke and continues to speak to us. “I am the light of the world…I am the true vine…I am the bread of life…I am the good shepherd.”

THE COLLECT FOR ST. JOHN, EVANGLEIST
Merciful Lord, cast your bright beams of light upon the Church: that, being enlightened by the teaching of your blessed apostle and evangelist Saint John, we may so walk in the light of your truth that we may at last attain to the light of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ your incarnate Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

TODAY’S READINGS (Page 1211/1212)
First Reading Exodus 33: 7-11a
Moses sets up the tabernacle, the mark of God’s presence with his people.
Second Reading 1 John 1: 1-10
John declares what he has learned from the coming into the world of Christ, the Word – or self-expression – of God.
Gospel St. John 21: 9b – end
John tells that he is testifying that all he is written is true and that all of Jesus’ earthly ministry was not recorded in the Gospels.

POST COMMUNION PRAYER
Grant, O Lord, we pray,
that the Word made flesh proclaimed by your apostle John
may, by the celebration of these holy mysteries,
ever abide and live within us; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

‘RIVER CAMEL QUILTERS’
Sessions for December and January in the church rooms are:
Mondays, January 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th & 1st Feb 10.00 a.m – 4.00 p.m.
Bring your sandwich! Tea and coffee will be provided.
Morning session 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – £1.50
Afternoon session 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – £1.50
or, if you prefer
10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. – £2.50.
Come along and join us with sewing of any kind, or if you need help one of us will be able to give guidance. We look forward to seeing you.
For further information contact:- Linda 532183 or Tilly 532044

J.A.M. CLUB (JESUS AND ME)
Every Sunday morning (Except Family Service Sundays)
11.00 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. In the Church Rooms.
Please drop your children off at Church Rooms for activities relating to the Sunday. They join the service in church for a blessing at the Altar rail.
Please collect them from church at 12 noon

FAMILY SERVICES IN JANUARY
ST. PETROC’S
Sunday, January 24th at 11.00 a.m. (Please note new time)

“TEATIME” SERVICE 4.00 p.m. At ST. SAVIOUR’S TREVONE
On the second Sunday of the month – January 10th

THINGS ARE CHANGING FOR US IN PADSTOW AND TREVONE
As I’m sure you already know on September 26th we lost Julia Wilkinson, a
faithful and much loved priest and we offer our love and prayers to Julia’s family and the people of her parishes as they mourn her loss. Julia’s death means that we have had to completely re-think the timetable for the formation of “The Camel Cluster” hence the reason for the changes to our
service pattern in the new year as we try to make it possible for one priest to care for the 5 churches in the new group of parishes. Therefore, in January and February 2016 we will be trialing different forms of worship at St. Saviour’s and St. Petroc’s.

The pattern for January 2016 will therefore be as follows:
Sunday January 3rd
8.00 a.m. Said Eucharist – 1662 Prayer Book at St. Petroc’s
9.30 a.m. Sung Eucharist – Common Worship at St. Saviour’s
11.00 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – Common Worship at St. Petroc’s
Sunday, January 10th
NO 8.00 a.m. Said Eucharist at St. Petroc’s
9.30 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – Common Worship at St. Saviour’s
11.00 a.m. Sung Parish Eucharist – Common Worship at St. Petroc’s
Sunday, January 17th
8.00 a.m. Said Eucharist – 1662 Prayer Book at St. Petroc’s
9.30 a.m. Sung Eucharist – Common Worship at St. Saviour’s
11.00 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – Prayer Book at St. Petroc’s
Sunday, January 24th
NO 8.00 a.m. Said Eucharist at St. Petroc’s
9.30 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – Prayer Book at St. Saviour’s
11.00 a.m. Sung Parish Eucharist – Common Worship at St. Petroc’s
Sunday, January 31st
11.00 a.m. Joint Parish Eucharist – Common Worship – St. Petroc’s

PLEASE try to attend our new services as we will be looking for feedback from you at the APCM on March 9th so we can choose the style of services YOU would like in the parish. The PCC will then make the final decision after the Annual Parochial Church Meeting and the decided pattern of services will be put in place in April. Fr. Chris

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27th – FEAST OF ST. JOHN, EVANGELIST
8.00a.m. SAID EUCHARIST – 1662 Prayer Book St. Petroc’s
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST St. Saviour’s
10.45 a.m. FAMILY SERVICE & EUCHARIST St. Petroc’s

Fr. Chris is on his post-Christmas break all this week. If you need a priest
please contact Canon Michael Fisher of 521544

Wednesday, 30th Keeping: HOLY INNOCENTS
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist St. Saviour’s
Thursday, 31st Keeping: NAMING OF JESUS
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist St. Petroc’s
SUNDAY, JANUARY 3rd – FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY
8.00 a.m. SAID EUCHARIST – 1662 Prayer Book St. Petroc’s
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST St. Saviour’s
11.00 a.m. ** MORNING PRAYER with HYMNS – Common Worship St. Petroc’s

**Please note new time for this service
WHAT A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS – THANK YOU ALL
A tremendous thank-you to everyone involved in any way in our Christmas worship. Both churches looked absolutely beautiful for the festivities with decorated Christmas trees, cribs and flower arrangements. Thank you flower arrangers and helpers. Thanks to our sacristans Linda and Martin for their work behind the scenes ensuring the altar linen was beautifully clean and everything prepared for the services. Thanks also to our “Holy Dusters” team and brasscleaners who keep the church and brass sparkling clean throughout the year. Thanks to our organists, Mary Crossley and Wyn May at Trevone and Roger Penna and Jamie Constance at St. Petroc’s; the choir for their singing for the Carol Service and Midnight Mass and throughout the year. Thanks to our churchwardens, servers, readers, sidesmen, ringers, “Christingle makers” and our in-house printer for their part in the success of Christmas 2015. Thanks to the children and for the wonderful Nativity play at St. Petroc’s and to Barbara Gard, Sarah Murt, Rosemary Howells, Pat Jenks and Andrea Curnow, other helpers and the lighting team Ian and James Dawe who also provided the Flood-lighting round the church and lights in the tree . A very special thanks to Canon Malcolm Byrom and Canon Michael Fisher for their ministry, support and care over this very busy period. Thanks to YOU for attending the services and supporting all we are trying to do.
HAVE A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR Fr. Chris.

 

The Camel Cluster

Things are changing for us in Padstow and Trevone.

As I am sure you already know on September 26th we lost Julia Wilkinson, a faithful and much loved priest and we offer our love and prayers to Julia’s family and the people of her parishes as they mourn her loss.

Julia’s death means that we have had to completely rethink the timetable for the formation of “The Camel Cluster” hence the reason for the changes to our service pattern in the new year as we try to make possible for one priest to care for the 5 churches in the new group of parishes.

Therefore , in January and February 2016 we will be trialling different forms of worship at St Petroc’s and St Saviour’s.

The pattern for January 2016 will be as follows:

Sunday January 3rd, Sunday January 17th

8.00am Said Eucharist – 1662 Prayer Book at St Petroc’s

9.30am Sung Eucharist – Common Worship St Saviour’s

11.00am MORNING PRAYER – Common Worship/Prayer Book at St Petroc’s

Sunday January 10th, Sunday January 24th

NO 8.00am Said Eucharist – 1662 Prayer Book at St Petroc’s

9.30am Sung Eucharist – Common Worship/Prayer Book St Saviour’s

11.00am Sung Parish Eucharist – Common Worship at St Petroc’s

Sunday January 31st

11.00am Joint Parish Eucharist  – Common Worship at St Petroc’s

Please try to attend our new services as we will be looking for feedback from you at the APCM on March 9th so that we can choose the style of service YOU would like in the parish. The PCC will then make the final decision after the Annual Parochial Church Meeting and the decided pattern of services will be put in place in April.  Fr Chris

Padstow Organ Refurbishment

Padstow church organ enters its third century sounding better than ever

By cg_graham  |  Posted: December 19, 2015

One of the finest early-Victorian church organs in Cornwall has been lovingly restored – just in time for a major choir concert.

The Padstow church organ, a Telfer pipe organ brought from Dublin in the early part of the 19th century, now sounds better than ever. Church organist Roger Penna, 81, has been playing the instrument for more than 50 years.

“It’s always sounded good,” he said. “But now it’s also much more reliable, as the electrical components have been repaired and replaced.”

The organ was originally powered by bellows, but in 1947 converted to electrical power. It got its first major overhaul in 1977 and was refurbished again in 1993.

 “This kind of thorough clean-up and re-tune is probably a once-in-a-generation exercise,” said Padstow vicar Canon Chris Malkinson. “We’re incredibly grateful to Mike Fox for his generosity in helping with the costs.”

The total cost of restoring the organ was several thousand pounds. Now the Truro Cathedral choir has been invited to perform a concert at Padstow church to help raise funds for the local “Coracle Appeal” which supports maintenance and repairs of the building. The concert is set for Friday February 5. Tickets are available from the church office.

Read more: http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/Padstow-church-organ-enters-century-sounding/story-28390511-detail/story.html#ixzz3vdZWZ3Wn

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