Newsletter – 26 February 2017

 “Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,

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

                                 February 26th 2017 – SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE LENT

                                                    A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.  


This is the last Sunday before Lent. As we prepare for a season of reflection and penitence, we focus on the fact that God gives us good things so that the memory and knowledge of them can sustain us through times of trial.


Almighty Father, whose Son was revealed in majesty

before he suffered death upon the cross:

give us grace to perceive his glory,

that we may be strengthened to suffer with him

and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory;

who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.  Amen



Old Testament                                                  Exodus 24:12-18

As Moses goes into a mountain to receive God’s law, a cloud hides him from sight. It showed the people that God is holy and commands obedience, and yet the man Moses could enter his presence.

 New Testament                                              2 Peter 1:16-21

Peter appeals to his personal experience of seeing Jesus transfigured, in order to remind his hearers that their faith is based on eyewitness experience and that they can trust the scriptures, confirmed by such experiences.

Gospel                                                                Matthew 17:1-9

Peter, James and John have their eyes opened to Jesus’ divine nature, and as a result learn a hard lesson about their own discipleship.


O holy God, we behold your glory in the face of Jesus Christ:

grant that we who are partakers at his table may reflect his life in word and deed, that all the world may know his power to change and save;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

 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.


VACANCIES FOR PCC – A big thank you to Betty Tucker, Rosemary Howells and John Bealing from Padstow, also to Sue Thorpe from Trevone who this year retire from their 3 years of service on the PCC.  This means that we have 3 vacancies for Padstow and 1 for Trevone.  If anyone would like to fill these vacancies, you will find application forms on the churchwarden’s chest at the back of the church.  Please note you must be on the church electoral roll to be a member of the PCC.

 ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES – This week Wednesday March 1st sees the start of Lent and our journey with Jesus to his death on the cross.  Our services begin with Eucharist + Hymns + and Imposition of ashes, at Trevone 9.30 a.m., Padstow 10.30 a.m. and St. Issey at 10.30 a.m. with     St. Issey School in attendance.  So please join us as we start our Lenten Reflection.

 PADSTOW TEATIME SERVICE – celebrating the Transfiguration and preparing for Lent.  Sunday 26th February 3.45 p.m. for 4.00 p.m. in the Church Rooms. Refreshments including pancakes, also child friendly activities, worship, stories and songs.  For more information, contact Andrea Curnow.

ISSEY WITH ST. PETROC MINOR – Jumble Sale Saturday 4th March at 2.15pm. Proceeds for church funds. Unwanted items to the hall during the morning please.


We urgently need flower arrangers to go on the rota for altar flowers at St. Petroc Minor.

Please contact Elizabeth Roberts 01841 540890


Friday 3rd March in St. Issey Church at 2.00pm with children’s weekly assembly.

The theme is ‘’ My favourite Season ‘’ in three age groups. A winner from each will be entered in to ‘’ Britain in Bloom’’ to be judged in August.

All welcome. Refreshments.


SHROVE TUESDAY 28TH FEBRUARY-  Join us at St. Merryn Church Hall from        11 a.m. to 1.30p.m.  Pancakes, Tea /Coffee etc.; also a Cake Stall and Raffle.

Proceeds in aid of St. Merryn & St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor United Benefice. 


This will take place on Friday 3rd March 10.00 a.m.

at St. Saviour’s Church Trevone.

The service for 2017 has been prepared by

Christian Women of the Philippines,

with the theme ” Am I Being Unfair to You? ”



 Tuesdays March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th & April 4th

Session 1.   “Lenten Reflection” – led by Sister Deidre

Session 2.   “Teresa of Avila” – Led by Revd. Peter Smith

Session 3.    “The Prayer of Jesus” – Led by Jenny Docwra

Session 4.     “Prayer of St. Augustine” – Led by Anne Tarry

Session 5.      Any questions – Led by Fr Ciaran McGuinness,

Fr Chris Malkinson and Revd. Peter Smith



  9.30 a.m.         SERVICE OF THE WORD – Common Worship                      Trevone

  9.30 a.m.         SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship                                St. Issey

11.00 a.m.         SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST – Common Worship                Padstow

11.00 a.m.         MORNING PRAYER – B.C.P.                                                 St Merryn

  4.00 p.m.         “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                                       Church Rooms

                             (Activities begin at 3.45 p.m.)


What’s on this week

Tuesday, 28th  

9.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                           St. Issey


Wednesday, 1st ASH WEDNESDAY – The beginning of Lent                          

9.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist + Hymns + Imposition of ashes                    Trevone                                                            10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist + Hymns + Imposition of ashes                   Padstow

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist + Hymns + Imposition of ashes                    St. Issey


Thursday, 2nd    St Chad, Bishop of Lichfield.672                

10.30 a.m.         Said Eucharist                                                                           Padstow

7.30 p.m.         Deanery Synod Meeting                               St. Michael’s Newquay


Friday, 3rd  

10.00 a.m.         Women’s World Day of Prayer                                             Trevone

12 noon              “Stations of the Cross”                                    St. Petroc’s, Padstow

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


Saturday, 4th     Holy Dusters                                                                            Padstow


Sunday, 5th        FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

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

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship                            St. Issey

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship                            Trevone

11.00 a.m.         SERVICE OF THE WORD – Common Worship                   Padstow

11.00 a.m.         SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship                         St. Merryn

12.15 p.m.         PCC MEETING – Adoption of Accounts                   Church Rooms

12.45 p.m.         HOLY BAPTISM for Aricie Ainsworth                                 Padstow


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      


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s