Newsletter – 5 February 2017

“Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,

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

                                        February 5th 2017 – FOURTH SUNDAY BEFORE LENT

                                    A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.


The Lord is far beyond even our imagining yet gives us the privilege of offering our worship to him and following in his Way.


O God, you know us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: grant to us such strength and protection as may support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations; 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.



Old Testament                                                  Isaiah 58: 1-9a

Isaiah tells of the true fast which is acceptable to God.


New Testament                                                1 Corinthians 2: 1-12

St. Paul says that God works in unexpected ways through those who may seem to be unimportant, and through simple preaching of deep truths.


Gospel                                                                  St. Matthew 5:13-20

Jesus teaches about discipleship  – to be the salt of the earth and the light in the world.  He tells that he is the fulfilment of the Law.


Go before us, Lord,

in all we do with your most gracious favour,

and guide us with your continual help,

that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you,

we may glorify your holy name,

and finally by your mercy receive everlasting life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen



 Sessions for February in the Church Rooms are:

Monday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th

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 and join us with sewing of any kind

Or if you need help one of us

will be able to give you guidance.

We look forward to seeing you.

For further information contact:  Linda 532183 or Tilly 532044


 ISSEY  – Our dear friend Eric Gratrix ( Jan 1922 – Jan 2017 )

Sadly Eric died on the evening of Monday 30th. January. Many will remember him from his cheery presence at St Issey Church, at the Ring O’ Bells and for his generosity at many village events. A memorial service is to be held at 2.00 pm on Wednesday 8th February at All Saints’ Church. Christian Malford, Chippenham SN15 4BW Donations  for Alzheimer’s Society may be sent to

Our thoughts and prayers are with Sandra, the girls and the grand children



Quiz Night

Tuesday 7th February

arrive 7.20 pm for a  7. 30 pm  START

At the Ring O’ Bells.

There will be a raffle

Come along and make up a table of four


In aid of St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor churches


Sunday, February 5th   –  Sunday, February 19th, 2017

(In preparation for the Annual Parochial Meeting on March 15th)

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 19th.

After the closing date the new Roll will be displayed on the church notice board at St. Petroc’s and St. Saviour’s.


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 15th 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 2016 and what is planned for 2017 and beyond.



COFFEE MORNING – at St. Merryn

On St  Valentine’s Day  14th  February  10.30 a.m.

A  Get   Together Coffee Morning with Bring  and Buy and Raffle  in the Church Hall

Will Romance be in the air??! !



Book this date: Friday, February 24th  

No Fun Night on the 10th or 17th (Half term) –   6 – 7 p.m. in the Church Rooms



TREVONE: – SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12th  – 4.00 p.m.

“TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE – followed by cakes and drink

PADSTOW: – SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26th – 4.00 p.m.   (Activities start at 3.45 p.m.)

“TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE – followed by cakes and drink

SUNDAY, 5th     4th SUNDAY BEFORE LENT (Proper 1)

Electoral Roll Revision begins today until Sunday 19th

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

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST                                                                         St. Issey

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST                                                                     Trevone

11.00 a.m.           SERVICE OF THE WORD                                                         Padstow

11.00 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST                                                                     St. Merryn

12.45 p.m.          HOLY BAPTISM for Jak Cox                                                       Padstow 

  2.30 p.m.           HOLY BAPTISM for Zyrah Killen                                                  St. Issey


         What’s on this week

Tuesday, 7th

10.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                                    St. Issey


Wednesday, 8th                               

 10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                            Trevone

2.00 p.m.          Choir practice                                                                                    Padstow

7.15 p.m.          Bible Study at “Breakers” Dobbin Road, Trevone


Thursday, 9th    

10.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                              Padstow

3.00 p.m.           Funeral Service for Dorothy Strong                                    St. Merryn


Friday, 10th

2.30 p.m.           Funeral service for Marion Bennett                                      Padstow


SUNDAY, 12th    3rd SUNDAY BEFORE LENT (Proper 2)

Electoral Roll Revision continues until Sunday 19th

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST                                                            Little Petherick        

  9.30 a.m.           SERVICE OF THE WORD                                                         Trevone

11.00 a.m.           SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST                                                       Padstow

11.00 a.m.           MORNING PRAYER – Matins (BCP)                                  St. Merryn

12.45 p.m.          HOLY BAPTISM for Rudi Heard                                             Padstow

12.45 p.m.          HOLY BAPTISM for Jak Cox                                                   Padstow 

  4.00 p.m.           “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                                                  Trevone



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

Items to Sue Norfolk, administrator,  please by Wednesday morning

Email: Tel: 01841 532902      


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