Newsletter – 5 March 2017

“Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,

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

                                        March 5thth 2017 – FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

                                 A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.


We can often be tempted to pretend that we are greater or better than we really are. Through his temptations in the desert Jesus showed us how to rely upon God rather than giving in to such fantasies.


Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:  Give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit; and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save; 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.



Old Testament Reading                                Genesis 2: 15-17, 3:1-7

The temptation to become like gods led to the fall of Adam and Eve.


New Testament Reading                               Romans 5: 12-19

We are rescued from our sin and made righteous by divine grace, brought to us by Jesus Christ as an abundant free gift.


Gospel                                                               St. Matthew 4: 1-11

Jesus resisted every temptation of Satan. Can we?



Lord God, you have renewed us with the living bread from heaven;

by it you nourish our faith, increase our hope, and strengthen our love

Teach us always to hunger for him, who is the true and living bread,

and enable us to live by every word that proceeds from out of your mouth;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. 


 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.


Sunday, March 5th – Sunday, March 19th, 2017

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, March 19th.

After the closing date the new Roll will be displayed on the church notice board at St. Issey with St Petroc Minor.


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:-

Miss J Booth, 22 Treverbyn Road, Padstow.  Tel: 01841 533397

The Annual Parochial Meeting and the Annual Vestry Meeting will take place in the Osborne Room, St Issey Church, on the 5th April at 7.30 p.m.



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

Please contact Elizabeth Roberts 01841 540890


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – To Celebrate Vera’s 99th Birthday there will be a Tea Party in the Osborne Room St Issey Church at 3:00pm on Friday 10th March.

Vera’s favourite charity is The Royal British Legion should you wish to make a contribution.   Everyone welcome to make this a special day.


WATER AID FOR LENT – Your journey to help reach everyone with clean water starts here!  With your support, this Lent will be life-changing.

Whether you are ditching the chocolate, going without the fizz or hiding the car keys, your Jars of Change journey will mean clean water for more girls like Hasina  in Madagascar.

We all give up things for Lent, so how about taking up the “Jars of Change Journey”   On display at the back of the church you will see a display raising awareness for WaterAid.  Please help give the gift of clean water by either making a donation or by filling a jar of change.  More information is available at the back of the church.  There will be a bucket for your donations in Padstow and Trevone every Sunday until Easter Sunday.  If you take up the “Jar of Change Journey” return your jar of change to either Sue Norfolk (Padstow) or Sue Hollingsworth (Trevone) on Easter Sunday.

For more information about WaterAid visit 




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


PRIDEAUX PLACE GARDEN PARTY – August 5th 2017 – The date for the Garden Party this year is Saturday August 5th from 12 noon so there will be a planning Meeting on Saturday March 11th at 10.30 a.m. in the Church Rooms.  All are welcome to attend so bring along your bright ideas!  If you are not able to attend the meeting but are willing to help on the day please contact either Tim Bishop (533972 or Sue Norfolk (532902)


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


What’s on this week

Tuesday, 7th   

9.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                            St. Issey

7.30 p.m.          LENT COURSE – “Praying through Lent” St. John’s Methodist Hall

Session 1 – “Lenten Reflection” – Led by Sister Deidre


Wednesday, 8th Edward King, Bishop of Lincoln. 1910                    

9.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                            Trevone

7.15 p.m.          Bible study at “Furlongs”, Parkenhead, Trevone


Thursday, 9th    

10.30 a.m.         Said Eucharist                                                                           Padstow


Friday, 10th   

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

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


Saturday, 11th  GARDEN PARTY PLANNING MEETING                     Church Rooms



   9.30 A.M.      SERVICE OF THE WORD – Common Worship                    Trevone

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

11.00 a.m.        SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship                            Padstow

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

  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

*New Email: Tel: 01841 532902*      


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