Church Magazine – April 2016

HOME COMMUNIONS
Please let me know of anyone who is housebound or unwell who would like to receive their communion at home either as a one-off or on a regular basis. I consider this a very important part of my ministry so don’t be afraid to ask. Fr. Chris.

RESULTS OF ELECTIONS – 2016 APCM.
At the Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Wednesday, March 9th

· CHURCHWARDENS
St. Petroc’s – Linda Morey and Sue Norfolk
St. Saviour’s – Ron Olivey and Sue Hollingsworth

· DEANERY SYNOD REPS
Tilly Watts, Peter Crawford, Sue Hollingsworth and Sue Norfolk
(For the final year of a three year term)

· P.C.C. ELECTED MEMBERS
St. Petroc’s: Three year term – Angela Reskelly, Andrea Curnow and Jenny Childs
St. Saviour’s: Three year term – .Janine Ogborne (2 years) Jan Fisher
A special word of thanks to those who have stepped down this year from the PCC at the end of their 3 year term.
St. Petroc’s: Peter Crawford, Janet Dawe and Lilian Martyn
St. Saviour’s: Jane Saunders. THANK YOU ALL

· SIDESMEN
St. Petroc’s: Jenny Childs, Peter Crawford, Heather Crawford, Fiona Giorla, Chris Greaves, Rita Phillips, David Laycock, Iris Laycock, Angela Reskelly, Alan Veck, Hugo White and Trevor Whitehouse
St. Saviour’s: Peter Cotterill, Iola Cotterill, Michael Heyes, Pat Olivey,
Andrew Nicholls, Martin Saunders, Jane Saunders and Jim Stitson

· ELECTORAL ROLL
The Church Electoral Roll now stands at 139 – an increase of 2.

THE CORACLE APPEAL

In last month’s edition of “St. Petroc News” I wrote that we were expecting to have the final decision on the main grant of just over £200,000 towards the cost of repairs to the tower during March.
The BAD news is that specification for the work was not approved in time so we had to ask for a time extension for the final figures. We still don’t know the final out come. However, the GOOD news is that we are still in the running as Heritage Lottery have allowed an extension until June 8th as the specification for the work had to be approved by the Historic England architect and we didn’t receive it until February 19th. This meant that it was impossible to get the job priced before the deadline of March 8th.
If we are successful in our bid in June the job will start in October this year. Keep your fingers tightly crossed for us as we continue to wait with bated breath!! If you are technically minded and would like to see the specification I have a copy at the vicarage which you can borrow with pleasure. I so, so hope we are successful with the grant application so we can complete the restoration of our beautiful 15th century parish church.
Thanks to everyone who continues to support “The Coracle Appeal” as we need every penny we can get to enable us to put in our contribution to the extensive work on the tower. Fr. Chris.

“HOLY DUSTERS” AT ST. PETROC’S
The team will meet on Saturday, APRIL 2nd from 9.00 a.m. to give the church a good clean through. It takes about an hour and there is a cup of coffee for everyone at the end of the session. Sue and Linda

IT IS OFFICIAL!!
On Monday, March 7th I was Licensed by Bishop Tim and Installed by Archdeacon Bill as Priest in Charge of the Benefice of St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor as well as continuing as Vicar of Padstow. I look forward to working with, and getting to know, the good people of the parishes and I offer my thanks to everyone involved in the service and hospitality we all received that evening at Little Petherick. Fr. Chris

WHAT’S ON FOR CHILDREN IN APRIL?

FRIDAY FUN NIGHTS
6 – 7.00 p.m. in the Church Rooms
Book these dates
Fridays:- April 15th, 22nd & 29th

FAMILY SERVICES IN APRIL
ON SUNDAY APRIL 24th AT PADSTOW
“TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE AT 4.00 P.M.

ON SUNDAY APRIL 10th AT TREVONE
“TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE AT 4.00 P.M.
‘RIVER CAMEL QUILTERS’
Sessions for APRIL
in the church rooms are:
Mondays:-
April 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th
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

FROM THE REGISTERS
OF ST. PETROC’S AND ST. SAVIOUR’S

Funerals – “May they rest in peace”
March 11th Joan Catterall (80) Penmount
March 16th Reginald Baldwin (79) Graveside, Cemetery
March 20th Gilberto Rodrigues (81) St. Petroc’s
March 24th Betty Illsley (83) Penmount
March 24th Sheila McCarthy (83) Penmount

“ST. PETROC NEWS”
DEADLINE FOR THE MAY ISSUE
Items to Chris Greaves by APRIL 15th please
01841 533069
Brass Cleaning for April: Sheila Wilson & Marjorie Howard
EVERYTHING IS WAKING UP!!
Although Easter is over, the time of celebrating new birth, it seems that nature has been a little quick for us this year with things way ahead of usual for the new season.

Of course with Easter being so early we don’t usually expect too much, but this year everything is well advanced due the very mild winter we had.

Spring is a marvellous time of the year when we can truly see the wonder of God’s creation. Trees which appear to be dead suddenly send out shoots of new growth as the earth warms up for another year.
The daffodils and the tulips are still in full bloom and the grass is growing like mad. The gardeners out in force to get rid of the weeds before they take over the garden.

As we all begin this new season in our gardens let us not forget who makes it all possible for us to grow our flowers and crops

A Gardener’s Prayer
Father, Thank you for my garden and for each tiny seed that sprouts and blooms so beautifully to fill my soul’s true need.
I ask You for Your Blessing upon my little plot of land, may it grow and flourish guided by Your hand.
Thank you for the pleasure I find here on bended knee, and in each flower that blossoms as a blessing sent from Thee. Amen.

As our gardens spring to life for another growing season so, too, is our town of Padstow springing into life for another holiday season. The visitors come to us to find a place of peace and beauty and to have a relaxing holiday. We hope that will happen for everyone who comes this year and may I wish all those involved in giving people a good holiday a very successful (but not TOO busy) 2016 no matter what you are doing.

Padstow is a truly beautiful place with so much to offer so let’s all do what we can to make our visitors feel welcome.
May God bless you all this season. Fr. Chris

TO ALL THE CAST AND CREW OF “GODSPELL”
Thank you ALL for the truly fabulous show you gave us on March 16th, 17th 18th & 19th
Thank you ALL for your hours and hours of rehearsing and time spent in preparing for the show.
Thank you ALL for your enthusiasm, commitment and great sense of fun and enjoyment over these past weeks.
Thank you ALL for the wonderful music, singing, acting and dancing
THANK YOU ALL – FOR EVERYTHING.
We have had the most amazing comments from so many people and I hope that you are all duly proud of yourselves for the praise you have totally deserved. Bless you all for giving your time to raise funds for the restoration of our Parish Church.
A special word of thanks to Andrea Curnow who masterminded the whole thing and produced and directed the show; to Tom Howard for all his work with band, chorus and performance; Angela Reskelly for her wonderful choreography. Together they have enthused the performers and brought the show to fruition. The result was amazing, not only as a show, but also as outreach into the community of Padstow and beyond.
Fr. Chris
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ANCIENT BUILDINGS?
DO YOU LOVE LEARNING ABOUT THEIR HISTORY?

Then why not join our
CONDUCTED CHURCH TOUR AROUND
ST. PETROC’S CHURCH PADSTOW

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS at 11.30 a.m.
STARTING ON MARCH 30th
AND RUN WEEKLY THROUGH TO OCTOBER
Each tour lasts about an hour and finishes with
an opportunity to talk informally to the guide.

SERVICE PATTERN FOR THE PARISH OF PADSTOW

It is with the help of clergy in the deanery, the cathedral and senior staff team that we have been able to offer Eucharists in all three parishes from the time of Canon Julia’s illness and death through until Easter.

From the first week of April until the end of May we will continue to have Eucharists in both St. Petroc’s and St. Saviour’s every Sunday. The time for the service in St. Petroc’s is now permanently at 11.00 a.m. and will not revert to 10.45 a.m. as previously. Also there will be 8.00 a.m. Holy Communion on the first and third Sundays of the month only.

From June, when our Worship Leaders have completed their training, we will move to a pattern of 2 Eucharists and 2 non-Eucharistic services each month. This will release me to offer Eucharists in the parishes of St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor on the Sundays I am not in Padstow.
I offer my thanks to those who are in training as Worship Leaders as they will allow us to keep to the tradition of a service each Sunday in both our churches in the parish of Padstow. Those in training are:

Andrea Curnow, Keith Fyleman, Jan Fisher, Fiona Giorla,
Sue Norfolk and Martin Saunders.

They complete their course by the middle of May so will begin their new ministries in the parish from June. We wish them every success with the training and I hope and pray that our congregations will support them as they begin to lead worship in the parish.

It all sounds very complicated I know but once we get going with the new pattern of worship in June I’m sure we’ll all get used to it. Just hope I don’t keep going to the wrong church!!!

Bless you all for being so understanding and positive to what we are having to do in order for me to look after my two “new” parishes.
Fr. Chris.

Newsletter – 24 April 2016

The Parish of Padstow
(St. Petroc’s, Padstow & St. Saviour’s, Trevone)
Fifth Sunday of Easter, 24th April 2016

A warm welcome to visitors who join us today

Introduction and call to worship
We come to Christ in love to worship him. May he open our hearts to his love, so that we may love as he has loved us.

THE COLLECT
Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that, as by your grace going before us you put into our minds good desires, so by your continual help we may bring them to good effect; through Jesus Christ our risen Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

THE READINGS FOR TODAY (Page 908/910)
First Reading Acts 11:1-18
Peter criticised for his work with the Gentiles in Caesarea, answers his critics by making clear that what he has done is the will of God. Jesus is for Gentiles – all people – as well as for Jews.

Second Reading Revelation 21:1-6
John sets out his vision of a new creation, a holy city. That city is a picture of the people of God. It is a vision of a bride ready to be married to Christ. In Christ God is making all things new; he is both the Creator and the goal.

Gospel St. John 13:31-35
The betrayer, Judas, leaves Jesus’ last supper with his disciples, and so only the ‘inner circle’ of his disciples hears Jesus’ parting words that in loving one another – as Jesus has loved them – he, Jesus, will be with them, and in them, always.

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER
Eternal God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life: Grant us to walk in his way, to rejoice in his truth, and to share his risen life; who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen

SUNDAY, 24th FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST St. Saviour’s
11.00 a.m. SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST St. Petroc’s
4.00 p.m. “TEATIME” Family Service St. Petroc’s

WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
REGULAR PRACTICES:-
BELL RINGERS: Monday at 2.00p.m. St. Petroc’s
CHOIR: Wednesday at 2.00p.m. St. Petroc’s

Wednesday, 27th Keeping: ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist St. Saviour’s
11.30 a.m. Guided historical tour of St. Petroc’s church

Thursday, 28th
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist St. Petroc’s
3.30 p.m. Marriage of Andrew Rothery & Alison Eldam St. Petroc’s

Friday, 29th
5.00 p.m. Eucharist of wholeness & healing ST. PETROC’S
6 – 7.00 p.m. CHILDREN’S FRIDAY FUN NIGHT Church Rooms

SUNDAY, May 1st SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
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. SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST St. Petroc’s
12.45 p.m. HOLY BAPTISM – Eva Dunkerley St. Petroc’s

STEWARDS FOR MAY DAY: May Day is fast approaching and we would appreciate any help to steward the church on Monday 2nd May for the May Day festivities. If you can spare any time on that day, there is a list at the back of the church to sign up.
Sue & Linda.

Newsletter – 17 April 2016

The Parish of Padstow
(St. Petroc’s, Padstow & St. Saviour’s, Trevone)
Fourth Sunday of Easter, 17th April 2016

A warm welcome to visitors who join us today

Introduction
Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honour and power and might be to our God for ever and ever. We join our voices with those of the heavenly throng, as we praise the Lamb who reigns.

THE COLLECT
Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life: Raise us, who trust in him, from the death of sin to the life of righteousness, that we may seek those things which are above, where he reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

THE READINGS FOR TODAY (Page 905/907)
First Reading Acts 9: 36-43
A good Christian woman is raised from the dead, and becomes a means of bringing others to faith.

Second Reading Revelation 7: 9-17
Now beyond all pain, those who have remained steadfast in faith through the traumas of their lives rejoice to worship their Lord in heaven.

Gospel St. John 10: 22-30
Jesus responds to a hostile challenge with a promise of eternal life for those who recognise him as their shepherd.

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER
Merciful Father, you gave your Son Jesus Christ to be the good shepherd, and in his love for us to lay down his life and rise again: Keep us always under his protection, and give us grace to follow in his steps; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

SUNDAY, 17th FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
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. SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST St. Petroc’s

WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
REGULAR PRACTICES:-
BELL RINGERS: Monday at 2.00p.m. St. Petroc’s
CHOIR: Wednesday at 2.00p.m. St. Petroc’s

Wednesday, 20th
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist St. Saviour’s
11.30 a.m. Guided historical tour of St. Petroc’s church

Thursday, 21st St. Anselm, Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury 1109
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist St. Petroc’s

Friday, 22nd
6 – 7.00 p.m. CHILDREN’S FRIDAY FUN NIGHT Church Rooms

SUNDAY, 24th FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST St. Saviour’s
11.00 a.m. SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST St. Petroc’s
4.00 p.m. “TEATIME” Family Service St. Petroc’s

STEWARDS FOR MAY DAY: May Day is fast approaching and we would appreciate any help to steward the church on Monday 2nd May for the May Day festivities. If you can spare any time on that day, there is a list at the back of the church to sign up.
Sue & Linda.

“TEATIME” Family Service: Andrea would appreciate any offers of help on the day, with music, supervising craft activities, providing cakes and making tea. Please speak to Andrea Cu

Newsletter – 10 April 2016

The Parish of Padstow
(St. Petroc’s, Padstow & St. Saviour’s, Trevone)
Third Sunday of Easter, 10thApril 2016

A warm welcome to visitors who join us today

Introduction
This morning, with other disciples, we meet Jesus on the shore of the lake. A new day dawns bringing with it new hope, assurance of the resurrection and a call to serve our Lord by tending his flock.

THE COLLECT
Almighty Father, who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the risen Lord: Give us such knowledge of his presence with us, that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life and serve you continually in righteousness and truth; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

THE READINGS FOR TODAY (Page 902/904)
First Reading Acts 9:1-6
Saul sets off to Damascus to continue his persecution of the followers of Jesus. An encounter with the risen Lord himself convinces Saul that Jesus is, indeed, the Son of God calling him to a new life in his service.

Second Reading Revelation 5:11-14
Christ is portrayed as a Lamb who has suffered a sacrificial death. He is entitled to receive worship with God because of the victory he has won through that death.

Gospel St. John 21:1-19
After cooking breakfast for the disciples by the lake, Jesus restores and commissions Simon Peter, who once denied knowing him, to feed his sheep.

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER
Living God, your Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in all his redeeming work; who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen

STEWARDS FOR MAY DAY: May Day is fast approaching and we would appreciate any help to steward the church on Monday 2nd May for the May Day festivities. If you can spare any time on that day, there is a list at the back of the church to sign up. Sue & Linda.

WHAT’S ON FOR CHILDREN IN APRIL?
J.A.M. CLUB (Jesus and Me)
every Sunday in the Church Rooms

FRIDAY FUN NIGHTS
6-7.00 P.M. in the Church Rooms
Book these dates
Fridays: April 15th, 22nd & 29th

FAMILY SERVICES IN APRIL
On Sunday April 24th at Padstow
“Teatime Family Service at 4.00 p.m.

‘RIVER CAMEL QUILTERS’
Sessions in the Church Rooms are:-
Mondays:- April 11th, 18th & 25th 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Morning Session: 10.00 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 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
SERVICE PATTERN FOR THE PARISH OF PADSTOW
It is with the help of clergy in the deanery, the cathedral staff and senior staff team that we have been able to offer Eucharists in all three Parishes from the time of Canon Julia’s illness and death through until Easter.

From the first week of April until the end of May we will continue to have Eucharists in both St. Petroc’s and St. Saviour’s every Sunday. The time for the services in St. Petroc’s is now permanently at 11.00 a.m. and will not revert to 10.45 a.m. as previously. Also there will be 8.00 a.m. Holy Communion on the first and third Sundays of the month only.

From June, when our Worship Leaders have completed their training, we will move to a pattern of 2 Eucharists and 2 non-Eucharistic services each month. This will release me to offer Eucharists in the parishes of St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor on the Sundays I am not in Padstow. I offer my thanks to those who are training as Worship Leaders as they will allow us to keep to the tradition of a Service each Sunday in both our churches in the Parish of Padstow. Those in training are:

Andrea Curnow, Keith Fyleman, Jan Fisher, Fiona Giorla,
Sue Norfolk and Martin Saunders.

They complete their course by the middle of May so will begin their new ministries in the Parish from June. We wish them every success with the training and I hope and pray that our congregations will support them as they begin to lead worship in the Parish. A non-Eucharistic service for the commissioning of the new Worship Leaders will take place on Sunday June 5th at 11.00am at St. Petroc’s Church led by Archdeacon Bill.

It all sounds very complicated I know but once we get going with the new pattern of worship in June I’m sure we’ll all get used to it. Just hope I don’t keep going to the wrong church!!!

Bless you all for being so understanding and positive to what we are having to do in order for me to look after my two “new” parishes.
Fr. Chris.

SUNDAY, 10th THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST St. Saviour’s
11.00 a.m. SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST St. Petroc’s
4.00 p.m. “TEATIME” Family Service St. Saviour’s

WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
REGULAR PRACTICES:-
BELL RINGERS: Monday at 2.00p.m. St. Petroc’s
BIBLE STUDY GROUP: Tuesday at 7.oop.m. Church Rooms
CHOIR: Wednesday at 2.00p.m. St. Petroc’s

Wednesday, 13th
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist St. Saviour’s
11.30 a.m. Guided historical tour of St. Petroc’s church

Thursday, 14th
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist St. Petroc’s

Friday, 15th
6 – 7.00 p.m. CHILDREN’S FRIDAY FUN NIGHT Church Rooms

SUNDAY, 17th FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
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. SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST St. Petroc’s

GODSPELL – THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING
We have had the most amazing comments from so many people and I hope that
you are all duly proud of yourselves for the praise you have totally deserved.
Thanks to Andrea, Tom and Angela for all their hard work. Together they have enthused the performers and brought the show to fruition. The result was amazing, not only as a show, but also as outreach into the community of Padstow and beyond. £1,000 was raised for The Coracle Appeal.
Bless you all for giving your time to raise funds for the restoration of our Parish Church.
FR. CHRIS

Newsletter – 3 April 2016

The Parish of Padstow
(St. Petroc’s, Padstow & St. Saviour’s, Trevone)
Second Sunday of Easter, 3rd April 2016

A warm welcome to visitors who join us today

Introduction
We believe but did not see the rising of the Lord. Alleluia! Let us praise the risen Lord Jesus Christ.
THE COLLECT
Almighty Father, you have given your only Son to die for our sins and to rise again for our justification: Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

THE READINGS FOR TODAY (Page 898/900)
First Reading Acts 5:27-32
The apostles find the strength to speak the gospel of the risen Lord, despite the dangers. The power of the Holy Spirit has turned them into people of action.

Second Reading Revelation 1:4-8
A message to the early church in Asia about the power of Christ and the fact that God is from the beginning until the end of time the Almighty one.

Gospel St. John 20:19-31
Thomas the blunt one! Who could blame him for struggling to understand what others had told him. The idea that Jesus was alive was truly amazing and there would be more signs to come.

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER
Lord God our Father, through our Saviour Jesus Christ you have assured your children of eternal life and in baptism have made us one with him: Deliver us from the death of sin and raise us to new life in your love, in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

GARDEN PARTY 2016 – August 6th at Prideaux Place
There will be an open planning meeting in the Church Rooms on SATURDAY, APRIL 9th 10.30a.m. in the Church Rooms. If there is any way you can help at this major fund raising event PLEASE come to the meeting and offer your ideas, help, support and anything else you can bring with you.
We are very lucky to have been given this date by Peter and Elisabeth Prideaux-Brune so let’s not waste this opportunity to raise a lot of money for “The Coracle Appeal”. If you cannot make this meeting but could offer help then please let either Sue Norfolk or Tim Bishop know. Thank You.
RESULTS OF ELECTIONS – 2016 APCM
At the Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Wednesday, March 9th
• CHURCHWARDENS
St. Petroc’s – Sue Norfolk and Linda Morey
St. Saviour’s – Ron Olivey and Sue Hollingsworth

• DEANERY SYNOD REPS
Tilly Watts, Peter Crawford, Sue Hollingsworth and Sue Norfolk
(For the final year of a three year term)

• P.C.C. ELECTED MEMBERS
St. Petroc’s: Three year term – Angela Reskelly, Andrea Curnow and Jenny Childs
St Saviour’s: Three year term- Janine Ogborne (2 years) Jan Fisher
A special word of thanks to those who have stepped down this year from the PCC at the end of their 3 year term.
St. Petroc’s: Peter Crawford, Janet Dawe and Lillian Martyn
St. Saviour’s: Jane Saunders. THANK YOU ALL

• SIDESMEN
St. Petroc’s: Jenny Childs, Peter Crawford, Heather Crawford, Fiona Giorla, Chris Greaves, Rita Phillips, David Laycock, Iris Laycock, Angela Reskelly, Alan Veck, Hugo White and Trevor Whitehouse
St. Saviour’s: Peter Cotterill, Iola Cotterill, Michael Heyes, Pat Olivey, Andrew Nicholls, Martin Saunders, Jane Saunders and Jim Stitson

• ELECTORAL ROLL
The Church Electoral Roll now stands at 139-an increase of 2.
SERVICE PATTERN FOR THE PARISH OF PADSTOW

It is with the help of clergy in the deanery, the cathedral staff and senior staff team that we have been able to offer Eucharists in all three Parishes from the time of Canon Julia’s illness and death through until Easter.

From the first week of April until the end of May we will continue to have Eucharists in both St. Petroc’s and St. Saviour’s every Sunday. The time for the services in St. Petroc’s is now permanently at 11.00 a.m. and will not revert to 10.45 a.m. as previously. Also there will be 8.00 a.m. Holy Communion on the first and third Sundays of the month only.

From June, when our Worship Leaders have completed their training, we will move to a pattern of 2 Eucharists and 2 non-Eucharistic services each month. This will release me to offer Eucharists in the parishes of St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor on the Sundays I am not in Padstow. I offer my thanks to those who are training as Worship Leaders as they will allow us to keep to the tradition of a Service each Sunday in both our churches in the Parish of Padstow. Those in training are:

Andrea Curnow, Keith Fyleman, Jan Fisher, Fiona Giorla,
Sue Norfolk and Martin Saunders.

They complete their course by the middle of May so will begin their new ministries in the Parish from June. We wish them every success with the training and I hope and pray that our congregations will support them as they begin to lead worship in the Parish. A non-Eucharistic service for the commissioning of the new Worship Leaders will take place on Sunday June 5th at 11.00am at St. Petroc’s Church led by Archdeacon Bill.

It all sounds very complicated I know but once we get going with the new pattern of worship in June I’m sure we’ll all get used to it. Just hope I don’t keep going to the wrong church!!!

Bless you all for being so understanding and positive to what we are having to do in order for me to look after my two “new” parishes.
Fr. Chris.
SUNDAY, 3rd SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
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. SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST St. Petroc’s

WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
REGULAR PRACTICES:-
BELL RINGERS: Monday at 2.00 p.m. St. Petroc’s
BIBLE STUDY GROUP: Tuesday at 7.00 p.m. Church Rooms
CHOIR: Wednesday at 2.00 p.m. St. Petroc’s

Wednesday, 6th Keeping: THE ANNUNCIATION OF OUR LORD
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist St. Saviour’s
11.30 a.m. Guided Historical Tour of St. Petroc’s Church

Thursday, 7th
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist St. Petroc’s
7.00 p.m. Said Eucharist Church Rooms
7.30 p.m. P.C.C. Meeting Church Rooms

SUNDAY, 10th THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST St. Saviour’s
11.00 a.m. SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST St. Petroc’s
4.00 p.m. “TEATIME” Family Service St. Saviour’s

A BIG THANK YOU-to everyone at St. Petroc’s, Padstow and St. Saviour’s, Trevone, who had a ministry of any sorts, in helping with the Holy Week and Easter Services. Thank you to my fellow retired priests Canon Michael and Canon Malcolm for all their support, over this busy time.
A special mention to all those who sent messages and cards to Gill wishing her a speedy recovery after her unfortunate accident on Maunday Thursday, during ‘The Watch’.
God Bless you all and thank you once again.
Fr. Chris.