Newsletter – 26 March 2017

                                       “Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,

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

                                        March 26th 2017 – MOTHERING SUNDAY

                                   A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.      


Today is Mothering Sunday. It is a time to thank God for our mothers and all they have done for us. It is also a time when we think about “Mother” Church and the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus.



God of compassion, whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary,

shared the life of a home in Nazareth,

and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself:

strengthen us in our daily living

that in joy and in sorrow we may know the power of your presence

to bind together and to heal;

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                                      Exodus 2:1–10  

In a basket among the reeds of the Nile, Moses is given up to the Lord’s care. But the Lord is merciful and the child is restored to his mother.


Second Reading                                Colossians 3: 12-17

St. Paul teaches that, as Christians, we care for one another and have humility


Gospel                                                St. Luke 2:  33-35

The news that Jesus brings salvation is greeted with amazement and opposition, then as now; even those who love him most can be torn.



Loving God, as a mother feeds her children at the breast

you feed us in this sacrament with the food and drink of eternal life:

help us who have tasted your goodness

to grow in grace within the household of faith;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen



Thursday March 30th – Wednesday 12th April, 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 Wednesday 12th April.

After the closing date the new Roll will be displayed on the church notice board at St. Merryn.


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: –

Mr. Philip Gorse, ‘Marigold’, 32b Parc Eglos, St. Merryn, PL28 8NW.                  Tel: 01841 520544.

The Annual Parochial Meeting and the Annual Vestry Meeting will take place on Thursday 27th April at 7.00 p.m.




        At the Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Wednesday, March 15th


St. Petroc’s – Linda Morey and Sue Norfolk

St. Saviour’s – Ron Olivey and Sue Hollingsworth



Peter Crawford and Jan Fisher (For a three-year term 2017-20)



St. Petroc’s: Three-year term – Janet Dawe, Patrick Atkinson & Tilly Watts

St. Saviour’s: Three-year term – Keith Fyleman

A special word of thanks to those who have stepped down this year from the PCC at the end of their 3-year term.

St. Petroc’s: Betty Tucker, Rosemary Howells and John Bealing

St. Saviour’s: Sue Thorpe.  THANK YOU ALL

Co-opted for one year: Christine Cunningham



St. Petroc’s: Jenny Childs, Peter Crawford, Heather Crawford, Janet Dawe, Fiona Giorla, Chris Greaves, Rita Phillips, David Laycock, Iris Laycock, Angela Reskelly, Alan Veck, Hugo White and Trevor Whitehouse

St. Saviour’s: Peter Cotterill, Iola Cotterill, Michael Heyes, Andrew Nicholls, Martin Saunders, and Jim Stitson



The Church Electoral Roll now stands at 135 – a decrease of 4.

Trevone – 31 members and Padstow – 104

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.  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 28th & April 4th

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

Session 5.      “The Cornish Celtic Way” – Revd. Nigel Marns



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.

More information is available on


Bishop Chris will be walking this new and exciting route during Lent and will be visiting St. Issey and Little Petherick on April 5th and then on April 6th he will begin his journey from Little Petherick at 9.00 a.m. and walk to Padstow where, hopefully, he will join us at the 10.30 a.m. Eucharist and stay for coffee.  He will then go on to Trevone and St. Merryn to complete that day.

He would love you to join him if you’d like to.

Fr. Chris


ADVANCED NOTICE – The Annual Parochial Church Meeting and the Annual Vestry Meeting for St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor will take place in the Osborne Room, St Issey Church, on Wednesday 5th April at 7.30 p.m.


  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 FAMILY EUCHARIST – Common Worship              Padstow

11.00 a.m.          MORNING PRAYER – BCP                                                St. Merryn


What’s on this week

REGULAR PRACTICES: – Choir:  Wednesday at 2.00 p.m.                Padstow


Tuesday, 28th     

9.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                          St. Issey

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

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


Wednesday, 29th  

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                          Trevone


Thursday, 30th                  

10.30 a.m.         Said Eucharist                                                                          Padstow


Friday, 31st   

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

5.00 p.m.          Eucharist of Wholeness and Healing                                 Padstow


Saturday, 1st April

12 noon              HOLY BAPTISM for Isaac Jones                                           Padstow



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

   9.30 a.m.        SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship                              Trevone

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

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

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


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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