Christmas Church Services

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

and

EVERY BLESSING FOR 2017

From

The Anglican, Catholic and Methodist communities

of

“South Camel Christians Together”

We offer you and your families a warm welcome to our Christmas services

———   ANGLICAN AND CATHOLIC  ——-

ST. PETROC’S PADSTOW (Shared building)

& ST. SAVIOUR’S TREVONE

Parish Priests: Canon Chris Malkinson     01841 533776 (Anglican)

                                   Fr. Ciaran McGuinness     01208 72833 (Catholic) 

Friday,  Dec. 16th        6.30 p.m.              Village Nine Lessons and Carols                 St. Saviour’s

Sunday, Dec. 18th        6.00 p.m.              Nine Lessons and Carols                                           St. Petroc’s

 

CHRISTMAS EVE

5.00 p.m.      NATIVITY PLAY & CHRISTINGLE                     St. Petroc’s

9.30 p.m.              FIRST MASS  OF CHRISTMAS (Anglican)    St. Petroc’s

 

CHRISTMAS DAY

9.00 a.m.               BLESSING THE CRIB & MASS  (Catholic) St. Petroc’s

9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST St. Saviour’s

11.00 a.m. FAMILY EUCHARIST (Anglican) St. Petroc’s

——-   METHODIST   ——

ST. JOHN’S, PADSTOW

Superintendent Minister:  Revd. Peter Smith   01208 814989

CHRISTMAS DAY                10.00 a.m.       CHURCH FELLOWSHIP     St. John’s

——-  ANGLICAN  ——

ST. MERRYN AND ST. ISSEY with ST. PETROC MINOR

              Parish Priest: Canon Chris Malkinson     01841 533776  

Sunday, Dec. 18th      11.00 a.m.              Carols & Lessons                                   St. Merryn

Sunday, Dec. 18th        3.00 p.m.              Carols & Lessons                                   St. Issey

 

CHRISTMAS EVE    5.00 p.m.              Crib Service                                             St. Issey

9.30 p.m.              HOLY COMMUNION                            St. Merryn

11.30 p.m.              MIDNIGHT MASS                              St. Petroc Minor

 

CHRISTMAS DAY   9.30 a.m.              CHRISTMAS EUCHARIST    St. Issey

11.00 a.m. FAMILY SERVICE St. Merryn

(St. Luke 2)

Mary gave birth to her first born son,

wrapped him in swathing bands

and laid him in a manger

because there was no room for them in the inn.

 

Newsletter – 11 December 2016

 “Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,

                                         St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor

                                         December 11th 2016 – THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

                                                     A warm welcome to visitors who join us today. 

INTRODUCTION

Be strong, do not fear; our God will come, he will come to save us. Let us open our hearts to welcome him.

 THE COLLECT

O Lord Jesus Christ, who at your first coming sent your messenger

to prepare your way before you:

grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries

may likewise so prepare and make ready your way

by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just,

that at your second coming to judge the world

we may be found an acceptable people in your sight;

for you are alive and reign with the Father

in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

TODAY’S READINGS (Page 9 – 11)

First Reading                                                      Isaiah 35:1 10

The prophet foresees God’s judgement on those not walking in the way of holiness but promises God’s manifold blessings on the redeemed. This prophecy will be fulfilled in Christ.

 Second Reading                                                James 5:7 10

James urges fellow believers in the Lord’s imminent return to exercise patience.

 Gospel                                                                  St. Matthew 11:2 11

Jesus points to his messianic actions to reveal his identity to John, and then throws light on the enigma of John’s own identity.

 POST COMMUNION PRAYER

We give you thanks, O Lord, for these heavenly gifts;

kindle in us the fire of your Spirit

that when your Christ comes again

we may shine as lights before his face;

who is alive and reigns now and for ever.  Amen

Advent Candle Ceremony

ADVENT 3   – The Candle of Love  –  John The Baptist

(the first two candles are re lit)

Said together:  We have this Advent Ring to remind us of the Coming of Jesus, the Light of the World.

SING:    The holly and the ivy,

               are dancing in a ring,

               Round the coloured Advent candles

               and the shining Christmas King.

(as the third candle is lit)

Said together:   We light this candle to remind us of John the Baptist who passed on God’s message: “Get ready for your King”

SING:    And three for John the Baptist.

               He calls on us to sing:

               “O prepare the way for Jesus Christ.

               He is coming, Christ the King”.

Psalm 146: 4-10

4 Happy are those who have the God of Jacob for their help, ¨ whose hope is in the Lord their God;

5 Who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them; ¨ who keeps his promise for ever;

6 Who gives justice to those that suffer wrong ¨ and bread to those who hunger.

7 The Lord looses those that are bound; ¨ the Lord opens the eyes of the blind;

8 The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; ¨ the Lord loves the righteous;

9 The Lord watches over the stranger in the land; he upholds the orphan and widow; ¨ but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.

10 The Lord shall reign for ever, ¨ your God, O Zion, throughout all generations. Alleluia.

  1. PETROC’S SOCIETY – CHRISTMAS APPEAL

Envelopes are available in the pews and at the back of church – PLEASE support this worthy cause.

If you wish to bring your gift to church during Advent we will be happy to forward it to the society on your behalf. 

Thank you.    

Vacancy – Part time Parish Administrator (12 hours per week at £9.00 per hour. Paid monthly) based in the Parish of Padstow.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a part time Parish Administrator in the Parish of Padstow.  If you can answer ‘yes’ to the following criteria, we would like to hear from you:-

  • A good understanding of Church of England Parish work and experience of holding church responsibilities
  • A sound knowledge of Microsoft Office i.e.Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint and Access (Access Database experience is essential)
  • Good organisational skills
  • Experience of administrative responsibilities e.g. telephone enquiries, diary management, correspondence by letter or email, face to face meetings with public
  • A flexible working approach to assist the Parish Priest when deadlines need to be met/emergencies arise
  • Adaptable to change. Parish will be welcoming new Parish Priest within 18 months.
  • Sense of humour (desirable)

If you are interested in the above and would like to view the full job description and/or would like an informal discussion, please contact Janine Ogborne (PCC Secretary, Padstow Parish ) after 5pm any evening on 01841 532369 or 07967 744048 or email janineogborne@gmail.com. Closing date for applications for the post is 31.12.16.

CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU – Heartiest congratulations and a massive thank you to Sue Norfolk and Linda Morey for masterminding two events for us.

Over the past 2 weeks they have raised £2,089.96 for the Coracle Appeal with the Christmas Craft Fair in the Church rooms on November 26th and the amazing Crib and Quilt Exhibition in St. Petroc’s from the 1st to the 4th December.  The Craft Fair raised £300 and the Crib and Quilt Exhibition raised £1789.96 which included the collection at the closing service on Sunday.    The idea of having quilts as well as 127 cribs – yes 127 – was inspired.  It gave the exhibition a whole new feel  – a feeling of warmth and colour as the quilts were draped amongst the cribs.  Sue and Linda have spent hours and hours in church preparing, stewarding and dismantling the exhibition and the outreach from the two events has, once again, been amazing as we have received some very kind and complimentary comments about keeping the true meaning of Christmas alive..      Thanks to everyone who helped in any way – by loaning cribs, stewarding and serving and donating refreshments.  There is a lovely piece on the Diocesan Website with some great photos which all helps to keep St. Petroc’s on the map.  A special thank you to Sue and Linda our VERY hard working churchwardens.    Fr. Chris.

SUNDAY, 11th   3rd SUNDAY OF ADVENT                             

  9.30 a.m.           MORNING PRAYER – BCP                                                          Trevone

11.00 a.m.           SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST                                                        Padstow

12.00 a.m.          OPEN MEETING DISCUSSION OF SERVICE PATTERN    Church Rooms

  3.00 p.m.           ECUMENICAL ADVENT CAROL SERVICE  – S. C. C. T.         St. Merryn

  4.00 p.m.           “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                                                  Trevone

 

Tuesday, 13th

  2.00 p.m.           PADSTOW SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT                           Padstow

               

Wednesday, 14th John of the Cross, Poet and teacher. 1591

10.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                            Trevone

  7.15 p.m.           Bible Study Group meets at Furlongs, Parkenhead,         Trevone

 

Thursday, 15th                

10.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                            Padstow

 

Friday, 16th

6 – 7.00 p.m.       CHILDREN’S FRIDAY FUN NIGHT                                       Church Rooms

6.30 p.m.             Village Nine Lessons and Carol Service                              Trevone

 

SUNDAY, 18th  4th SUNDAY OF ADVENT             

  8.00 a.m.           SAID EUCHARIST – 1662 Prayer Book                                   Padstow

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST                                                                     Trevone

11.00 a.m.           MORNING PRAYER – BCP                                                        Padstow

  6.00 p.m.           PADSTOW UNITED TOWN CAROL SERVICE                        Padstow

                                                                                  

St Saviours Church Trevone

On Friday 16th December at 10.30 a.m. could the flower team gather to decorate the church ready for the 6.30 p.m. Carol service…some greenery would be very welcome.

Also if anyone could supply some mince pies for the Trevone Carol service on Friday 16th December, it would be greatly appreciated.

Sue Hollingsworth.  Tel: 520788 

Please take this “Weekly News” home with you for reference in the week.

Items to Fr. Chris or Sue Norfolk please by Wednesday morning

Email: chrismalk@hotmail.com  Tel: 01841 533776

 Email: snorfolk45@hotmail.com Tel: 01841 532902 

Newsletter – 4 December 2016

“Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,

                                         St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor

                                         December 4th 2016 – SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

                                            A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.

        

 INTRODUCTION

Jesus was the son of David and the Son of God, King of kings and Lord of lords. In him, we can see the hope for the whole world.

 THE COLLECT

O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power and come among us,

and with great might succour us;

that whereas, through our sins and wickedness

we are grievously hindered in running the race that is set before us,

your bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,

be honour and glory, now and for ever.  Amen

 

TODAY’S READINGS (Page 6/8)

First Reading                                                      Isaiah 11:1 10

The ideal Davidic King will rule with justice and wisdom, peace and harmony, holiness and glory.

 Second Reading                                              Romans 15: 4 13

Jesus Christ welcomes us into knowing God the Father, the God of truth, hope and faithful encouragement, so that we might live in his Kingdom by faith and with joy.

Gospel                                                             St. Matthew 3. 1 12

John the Baptist spoke about the coming King, and the need to repent. One more powerful than himself, the One is coming to bring mercy, grace, life and peace.

 POST COMMUNION PRAYER

Father in heaven, who sent your Son to redeem the world

and will send him again to be our judge:

give us grace so to imitate him in the humility and purity of his first coming

that, when he comes again,

we may be ready to greet him with joyful love and firm faith;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Advent Candle Ceremony

Second Candle – The Candle of Peace – The prophets who foretold the birth of Jesus.

 ADVENT 2 (the first candle is re lit)

All:  We have this Advent Ring to remind us of the Coming of Jesus, the Light of the World.

SING:                                    The holly and the ivy,

                                                Are dancing in a ring,

                                                Round the coloured Advent candles

                                                And the shining Christmas King.

 

Said together:  (as the second candle is lit)

We light this candle to help us think of God’s greatest promise, first told by the prophets.

 SING:                                   O, two is for the prophets

                                                and for the light they bring.

                                                They are candles in the darkness,

                                                All alight for Christ the King.

 Psalm 72: 1-7

1 Give the king your judgements, O God, ¨ and your righteousness to the son of a king.

2 Then shall he judge your people righteously ¨ and your poor with justice.

3 May the mountains bring forth peace, ¨ and the little hills righteousness for the people.

4 May he defend the poor among the people, ¨ deliver the children of the needy and crush the oppressor.

5 May he live as long as the sun and moon endure, ¨ from one generation to another.

6 May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, ¨ like the showers that water the earth.

7 In his time shall righteousness flourish, ¨ and abundance of peace till the moon shall be no more.

 SOUTH CAMEL CHRISTIANS TOGETHER – Advent service

Everyone is invited to St. Merryn Church on Sunday, December 11th at 3.00 p.m. for a Service of Advent carols and readings.  The service is hosted by South Camel Christians Together and the collection will be for S.C.C.T. Funds.

We offer our thanks to St. Merryn for hosting this event.

Sally Lee (Chair) 

 OPEN MEETING

Everyone is invited to an Open meeting on Sunday, December 11th at 12 noon in the Church Rooms.

We have now completed the first six months of the new pattern of worship at St. Petroc’s and St. Saviour’s and I promised that we would have a get together at the end of that period to gauge how things are going with the non-Eucharistic services of BCP Morning Prayer and “Service of the Word”.

We would really value your opinions on how YOU think they are going so please come along and have your say. Coffee will be served at the start of the meeting.

May I say a tremendous thank you to our worship leaders for all that they are doing with the new services and also with the “Teatime” family services.

Fr. Chris  

 SUNDAY, 4th     2nd SUNDAY OF ADVENT

  8.00 a.m.           SAID EUCHARIST – 1662 Prayer Book                                    Padstow

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST                                                                       Trevone

11.00 a.m.           SERVICE OF THE WORD                                                           Padstow

                                Crib and Quilt Exhibition  – 12 noon – 4.30 p.m.                Padstow

  6.00 p.m.           PADSTOW FESTIVAL CAROL CONCERT & READINGS        Padstow

 Wednesday, 7th Abrose, Bishop of Milan, 397                                   

10.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                             Trevone

 Thursday, 8th                                                   

10.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                           Padstow

 Friday, 9th                         

6 – 7.00 p.m.       CHILDREN’S FRIDAY FUN NIGHT                                       Church Rooms

 Saturday, 10th

9 – 10.30 a.m.    “HOLY DUSTERS” – Cleaning team meets                             Padstow

 SUNDAY, 11th   3rd SUNDAY OF ADVENT                             

  9.30 a.m.           MORNING PRAYER – BCP                                                          Trevone

11.00 a.m.           SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST                                                       Padstow

  3.00 p.m.           ECUMENICAL ADVENT CAROL SERVICE  – S. C. C. T.      St. Merryn

  4.00 p.m.           “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                                                  Trevone

                                                                                 

  1. PETROC’S SOCIETY – CHRISTMAS APPEAL

Envelopes are available in the pews and at the back of church – PLEASE support this worthy cause.

If you wish to bring your gift to church during Advent we will be happy to forward it to the society on your behalf. 

Thank you.    

 

Please take this “Weekly News” home with you for reference in the week.

Items to Fr. Chris or Sue Norfolk please by Wednesday morning

Email: chrismalk@hotmail.com  Tel: 01841 533776

 Email: snorfolk45@hotmail.com Tel: 01841 532902