Church Magazine – February 2016

REVISION OF ANGLICAN CHURCH ELECTORAL ROLL
Sunday, January 31st – Sunday, February 14th, 2016 (In preparation for the Annual Parochial Meeting on March 9th) What do I have to do If I want to be on the Electoral Roll ? Ask for an “Electoral Roll application form”. Complete it and return to the Electoral Roll officer by Sunday, February 14th. After the closing date the new Roll will be displayed on the church notice board at St. Petroc’s and St. Saviour’s.
DON’T FORGET:-
You will not have the right to vote at the annual parochial meeting if you are not on the Electoral Roll.
THE ELECTORAL ROLL OFFICER IS:-
Mrs. Betty Tucker, 16 Raleigh Close, Padstow. Tel: 532889

ADVANCE NOTICE – A date for your diary
The Annual Parochial meeting and the Annual Vestry Meeting for the Anglican Parish of Padstow will take place in the Church Rooms, Padstow on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9th at 7.00 p.m. This is your opportunity to come along and hear what St. Petroc’s and St. Saviour’s Churches have achieved in 2015 and what is planned for 2016 and beyond especially as Fr. Chris now has the added responsibility of St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AGAIN
“THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY” – “Christingle” Collection
Thanks to everyone who gave so generously at our Nativity Play & Christingle service at Christmas. We were able to send £495.94 this year. If you would like a collecting box for the Children’s Society please contact Mrs. Caroline White on 533489.

“ST. PETROC SOCIETY”
Donations to “The St. Petroc’s Society” to help them in their work with the homeless amounted to £426.27.

“MOUNT EDGCUMBE HOSPICE”
£32.92 was raised for “Mount Edgcumbe Hospice” through the idea of everyone signing a community Christmas Card rather than sending individual cards to members of the congregation.

“SETU – NEPAL”
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the appeal to send aid to Nepal and support those who are trying to rebuild their lives there. A grand total of £548.48 is being sent off to SETU Nepal so thanks to everyone who gave to this and the other worthy causes we have supported.
Fr. Chris
HAVE YOU SEEN OUR NEW UPDATED WEBSITE?
A very big thank you to Sîan Howells for giving her time and expertise to give the parish an updated website. We can “tweet” and “Facebook” and all sorts of exciting things now and you can even get a copy each Sunday’s “Weekly News” online so I’ll have to be a bit careful about what I write in future!! Seriously Sîan, thank you so much – it looks so modern and attractive which is just what it needed. Have a look at http://www.padstowparishchurch.org.uk and you’ll be surprised at what Sîan has achieved for us. Thank you,
Fr. Chris.
CAN YOU HELP AT ST. PETROC’S?
Would you like to join the “Holy Dusters”? The “Holy Dusters” meet once a month from 9.00 a.m. So our next two dates are:
SATURDAYS: FEBRUARY 6th and MARCH 5th
Please can you spare an hour to help give the church a good clean through?
There is a free cup of coffee and a biscuit for everyone at the end of each session.
Brass cleaners: February:- Mike and Jan Fox
March:- Pam and John Shuttleworth
Thanks everyone.
Linda and Sue (Churchwardens)

‘RIVER CAMEL QUILTERS’
Sessions for MONDAYS IN FEBRUARY in the church rooms are:
February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th 10.00 a.m – 4.00 p.m.
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.
Bring your sandwich!
Tea and coffee will be provided.
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 and for further information contact:- Linda 532183 or Tilly 532044
Wadebridge Male Voice Choir invites you to an OPEN EVENING as we prepare our new 2016 programme See how we rehearse – All ages welcome – Bring a friend WEDNESDAY, 10th FEBRUARY at 7.30 p.m. THE CHURCHILL CLUB, MOLESWORTH STREET,  WADEBRIDGE
If you like what you see and hear you are welcome to join the choir.
There is no requirement to read music.
As a member of the choir, which is a registered charity, you will have the satisfaction
of being involved in raising money for worthy causes and performing at charity
events. You will enjoy an excellent social life among like-minded friends and have the
opportunity to travel around the county and further afield.

FROM THE REGISTERS
OF ST. PETROC’S AND ST. SAVIOUR’S
Funerals – “Go on your journey, Christian soul ”
January 8th Stanley Charles (Stan) Willis (79) Glynn Valley
January 14th Gwen Millicent Ferguson (92) Penmount

DEADLINE FOR THE MARCH ISSUE OF “ST. PETROC NEWS” IS FEBRUARY 15th
Items to Chris Greaves please 01841 533069
Thanks to:
Chris Greaves our editor, printer & collator;
Geoff Spear our advertising manager;
our distributors in Padstow and Trevone.
Also our thanks to YOU
for subscribing to our parish and community magazine.
Fr. Chris
Brass cleaners: February:- Mike and Jan Fox
March:- Pam and John Shuttleworth

CHILDREN’S FRIDAY FUN NIGHTS
Book these dates:
Fridays, January 29th & February 26th
No Fun Night on the 5th as Truro Cathedral Choir concert;
or on 12th (Little Theatre visit) or 19th (Half term)
6 – 7.00 p.m. in the Church Rooms

FAMILY SERVICES
TREVONE: – SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14th – 4.00 p.m.
“TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE – followed by cakes and drink
PADSTOW: – SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28th – 11.00 a.m.

**J.A.M. (JESUS AND ME) CLUB
Each Sunday Morning 11.00 – 11.45 a.m. in the Church Rooms.
Please drop off your children at the Church Rooms and collect
them at 12 noon from St. Petroc’s Church (Except when there is a Family Service in St. Petroc’s)

PADSTOW CAROLLERS
Congratulations to Roger Gool and his hardy team of singers who gave so much pleasure all round Padstow on the run up to Christmas. In January we were given a lovely donation of £178.88 from the Carollers as a result of collections made during their singing.
Bless you and thanks to all involved.
Fr. Chris.

GODSPELL
from Canon Michael Fisher
On Easter morning 1970 John-Michael Tebelak, a 21 year old student, attended a service in the Episcopal (Anglican) Cathedral in Pittsburgh, USA. The service was so dull that Tebelak (in his own words) “left with the feeling that, rather than rolling the rock away from the Tomb, they were piling more on”, and he was sure he could present the message of the Gospel in a livelier and more attractive way.
He had already started work on a drama based on the Gospels and this experience prompted him to finish it (in his own words) ”in a non-stop frenzy”. Most of the words are taken either from St Matthew’s Gospel, or (in the case of the songs) from the 1940 Episcopal hymnal, familiar to Tebelak from his childhood, which accounts for the sometimes rather old-fashioned wording. It was produced by Tebelak and his fellow students (whose names still remain attached to the characters in Godspell) in Pittsburgh in December 1970, and in New York in the following year, where it came to the attention of some professional theatrical producers. These producers engaged Stephen Schwarz, aged 23, to write a new song score, and it is this score which is familiar to all who know the show. One song, “By my side”, was kept from the original score. When the show opened on the professional stage it caused some controversy. To start with, the performers were dressed as clowns, which some people thought disrespectful to the Gospel story; others accused it of presenting a “flower power” or “hippy” version of the Gospel. As often happens, some of the more vehement critics had not actually seen the show. When they did they were surprised to find how closely Tebelak had stuck to St Matthew’s Gospel. Both Tebelak and Schwarz went on to successful careers in the theatre, but while Stephen Schwarz is alive and working to this day, sadly John-Michael Tebelak died of a heart attack, aged only 35. The youth of both lyricist and composer is reflected in the energy and enthusiasm of the work, and it is these qualities that the present production hopes to bring to you, helped, no doubt, by the fact that our musical director is
the same age now as John-Michael Tebelak was in 1970!

“Godspell” runs from March 16th to 19th in St Petroc’s Church, Padstow, and full
details will be elsewhere in this magazine.
Canon Michael

ST. PETROC’S CHURCH Godspell“Petroc Praise”
PROUDLY PRESENTS
GODSPELL
ON
WEDNESDAY, March 16th
THURSDAY, MARCH 17th
FRIDAY, MARCH 18th
SATURDAY, MARCH 19th
IN ST. PETROC’S CHURCH, PADSTOW
7.30 p.m.
TICKETS: £7 – Free glass of wine at the Interval
(In aid of “The Coracle Appeal”)
BOOKING OFFICE – Tickets available from
The Parish Office, Padstow 01841 533776

ASH WEDNESDAY – February 10th
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and the Anglican services on this
special day will be: 9.30 a.m. Said Eucharist with hymns and imposition St. Petroc’s
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist with hymns and imposition St. Saviour’s
Please make a special effort to attend either of these services.

“STATIONS OF THE CROSS” – Each Friday in Lent
We go with Jesus to the Cross; through his pain and suffering which he went through for us. As last year, each Friday in Lent at 12 noon in St. Petroc’s, (starting on February 12th) there will be “Stations of the Cross” – a meditation on the final journey of Christ. All are welcome. Led by either Fr. Ciaran or Fr. Chris.

LENT COURSE 2016
All sessions on TUESDAY in St. John’s Hall, Padstow at 7.30 p.m.
“The Passion of Jesus according to St. Mark”
WEEK 1 FEBRUARY 16th (St. Mark 11: 1-11)
The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
WEEK 2 FEBRUARY 23rd (St. Mark 14: 26-52)
The time of prayer and the arrest of Jesus in the garden
WEEK 3 MARCH 1st (St. Mark 14: 53-72)
Jesus before Caiaphas
WEEK 4 MARCH 8th (St. Mark 15: 1-20)
Jesus before Pilate; the sentencing and mocking
WEEK 5 MARCH 15th (St. Mark 15: 20b-47)
The crucifixion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

LENT LUNCHES -2016
WEDNESDAYS IN LENT
(Soup, bread and tea or coffee) 12 noon – 1.30 p.m.
17th February Trevone W. I. Hall
24th February Padstow Church Rooms
2nd March Padstow Church Rooms
9th March Padstow Church Rooms
16th March Trevone W. I. Hall
£3.50 per person
ALL PROFITS IN AID OF “WATER AID”

THE AIMS OF WATER-AID
Our four global aims are:
To promote and secure poor people’s rights and access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation.
To support governments and service providers in developing their capacity to deliver safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation.
To advocate for the essential role of safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation in human development.
To further develop as an effective global organisation recognised as a leader in our field and for living our values.
Please help us to help them in their tremendous work
THANKS FOR THE FLOOD LIGHTS AND THE TREE
You may have noticed that, once again, St. Petroc’s Church was beautifully flood-lit over the Christmas period and also we had a lovely display in the tree on the Church Street side of the church. This was due to the hard work and generosity of Ian and James Dawe who carried out the installation for us. Thank you both for your kindness to St. Petroc’s. Fr. Chris

We request the pleasure of your company at
AN EVENING
WITH
TRURO CATHEDRAL CHOIR
St. Petroc’s Church Padstow
on
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5th
at 7.30 p.m.
Items by the choir and also organ solos
Admission £7 (adults) Children free
Tickets available from The Parish Office
01841 533776 and Mike Fox on 01841 533322
During the evening the newly re-furbished organ
will be re-dedicated.
(Sincere thanks to Mike Fox for his tremendous generosity
in paying for the re-furbishment of the organ and for organising
this special evening for us.)
Proceeds in aid of “The Coracle Appeal”
THANK YOU

A big thank you to all those who supported the different services and times in January, during this period of trying non-Eucharistic services, in both St. Petroc’s and St. Saviour’s Trevone. The trial continues during February with two different styles of “Service of the Word”. In March, as we are approaching Easter, we will revert back to all services being Eucharists but the time at St. Petroc’s will remain at 11.00 a.m. There will be a discussion about the “new” services at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Wednesday, March 9th at 7.00 p.m. Please come along and have your say. Fr. Chris

WE JOURNEY TOGETHER FROM THE CRIB TO THE CROSS
What an odd year this is with Easter so early once again (March 27th).
On Sunday January 31st we keep The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (also known as Candlemas) as we close the Christmas season.
As soon as Wednesday, 10th of February we change our focus to the journey to the Cross as we enter the Holy Season of Lent on Ash Wednesday. The Joy of the birth of Jesus turns to the sombre and dismal time of Lent with its lack of flowers, joyful music and bright colours.

What does the season of Lent mean to us?
Lent is the time for us to look at ourselves and see if we like what we see. I know I never do!! A time to think about our bad habits and try to improve who and what we are. Lent is the time to look at the world and think of all those who are less fortunate than we and do everything in our power to help them. We all have been touched by the plight of those thousands and thousands of people who are trying to rebuild their lives here in Europe after being driven from their homelands through war and terrorism. Please keep them and all aid agencies in your thoughts and prayers. Lent is a time to look at our Spiritual life and think what we can do to improve it. There is a Lent course available again this year and details of the dates and venues can be found in this magazine. We all need to learn more of our faith in order to help others to know the faith which we hold so dear. Why not make the Lent course part of your Lenten rule?
Lent is the time to step out on a journey – a journey with some one we love – Jesus Christ. We go with him to the Cross; through his pain and suffering which he went through for us. He is always there for us – can we be there for Him this Lent?
Lent is a time to say “Here I am, send me” – May God use us in his service this Lent and always. God bless Fr. Chris.

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