Newsletter – 12 February 2017

“Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,

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

                                        February 12th 2017 – THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE LENT

                                  A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.


The Mosaic Law gave us the 10 commandments. Jesus gives his explanation of how to live.  He gives us our “Rule of Life”


Almighty God, who alone can bring order to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity:  Give your people grace so to love what you command and to desire what you promise, that, among the many changes of this world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; 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


First Reading                                    Deuteronomy 30: 15 – end

God gives the way to live so that the Jewish people will be blessed by the Lord their God – the Way of life. The alternative is the way of death.

Second Reading                                1 Corinthians 3: 1-9

Paul rebukes party-spirit in the church; for it has only one foundation, Jesus Christ himself.

 Gospel                                                St. Matthew 5: 21 – 37

Jesus continues the “Sermon on the Mount”, teaching the inner meaning of the Ten Commandments 



Merciful Father, who gave Jesus Christ to be for us the bread of life, that those who come to him should never hunger:

Draw us to the Lord in faith and love, that we may eat and drink with him at his table in the kingdom, where he is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen


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.

 A Message from the Reverend Nigel Marns of the United Benefice of Mounts Bay –

 THE CORNISH CELTIC WAY is a new Pilgrimage Route travelling through Cornwall from St Germans to St Michael’s Mount, taking in some of the Celtic holy places, churches, wells and crosses along the Way, walking in the footsteps of the Celtic saints.

In order to bring this new route to life, sections of the Way are being walked over the next six months.  You are welcome to join walkers and pilgrims on Saturday 25 February starting at 9.45am at St Petroc’s Church.  The walk will go from St Petroc’s to St Merryn via Trevone and Harlyn, stopping with a packed lunch together at St Merryn and conclude with a visit to Constantine Well and Chapel.

More information is available on  or talk to Sue Norfolk 01841 532902

 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??!


We urgently need flower arrangers to go on the rota for altar flowers at St Petroc Minor. Please contact Elizabeth Roberts 01841 540890


Jumble Sales – There are plans to hold two jumble sales on Saturday February 25th and Saturday March 4th more information to follow.

 Message sent by Shirley Craft (Police, Community Messaging Officer, Devon & Cornwall)  TELEPHONE SCAM

 Residents are asked to exercise caution when receiving calls purported to be from your or another Bank: Police received a report of a member of the public being phoned by a Bank to report £400 had been stolen from their account. The caller stated they would receive £400 on top of the recovered monies providing they first withdrew £2000 and purchased £2000 of iTUNE Gift Cards. The caller even told them to tell shop or bank staff “It’s presents for the grandchildren” They were told another person would call back requesting the serial numbers of the iTUNE cards and also to scratch off the foil on the rear to reveal a smaller number.  Both sets of numbers would then allow the caller to purchase goods to the value of £2000.  The phone number used was 01424758899, which is registered to Hastings in Sussex, both the callers were described as female and very polite and convincing. We would ask Recipients of Community Messaging to tell your more elderly and vulnerable neighbours about this message Report any similar incidents to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040, or online at            Thank you



 Sessions for February in the Church Rooms are:

Monday 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


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

  4.00 p.m.           “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                                                  Trevone


         What’s on this week

Tuesday, 14th

10.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                                    St. Issey


Wednesday,15 th                             

 10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                            Trevone

2.00 p.m.          Choir practice                                                                                    Padstow


Thursday, 16th  

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                           Padstow

  1.30 p.m.          Funeral of Susan Creeth (Padstow)                              Glynn Valley


Friday, 17th        NO FUN NIGHT (Half term break)

12.30 p.m.         Funeral of Barbara Barlow                                                 St. Merryn


Saturday, 18th

10.30 a.m.         Funeral of Phyllis Swabey                                                     Padstow



Electoral Roll Revision ends today

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

  9.30 a.m.          SUNG EUCHARIST – CW (Trad)                                Little Petherick

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST                                                                     Trevone

11.00 a.m.           MORNING PRAYER – BCP                                                        Padstow

11.00 a.m.          SUNG EUCHARIST                                                               St. Merryn

12.45 p.m.          Holy Baptism for Ivy Hicks                                               St. Merryn

 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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