Newsletter – 9 April 2017

“Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,

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

                               April 9th PALM SUNDAY – HOLY WEEK BEGINS

        A warm welcome to visitors who join us today especially Bishop Tim at Padstow

    

INTRODUCTION

Christ comes into our own lives today, in humility. Like the crowds on the first Palm Sunday, we greet him with joy. We pray for his presence among us as we share in the events of his Passion during this Holy Week.

 

THE COLLECT

Almighty and everlasting God,

who in your tender love towards the human race

sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ

to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross:

grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,

and also be made partakers of his resurrection;

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

 

TODAY’S READINGS (P110/117)

 

First Reading                                      Isaiah 50.4-9a

The prophet writes of the suffering servant, who accepts pain and degradation in the knowledge that God is his helper, who stands with him against his adversaries.

 

THE READING OF THE PASSION

                                                            St Matthew 27.11-54                        

 

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER

Lord Jesus Christ, you humbled yourself in taking the form of a servant,

and in obedience died on the cross for our salvation:

Give us the mind to follow you and to proclaim you as Lord and King,

to the glory of God the Father. 

Amen

REVISION OF ST MERRYN CHURCH ELECTORAL ROLL ENDS on 12th April, 2017

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.

DON’T FORGET: –  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.

 

 

WATER AID FOR LENT – Your journey to help reach everyone with clean water starts here!  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 Sue Norfolk (Padstow) or Sue Hollingsworth (Trevone) on Easter Sunday.  Visit www.wateraid.org to learn more.

 

EASTER SUNDAY EVENING

WADEBRIDGE MALE VOICE CHOIR EASTER CONCERT

St. Petroc’s Church at 7.30 p.m. £5

 (In aid of “The Coracle Appeal”)

 

 

St. Merryn Parish Church

Easter Coffee Morning and Easter Bonnet Competition in the Church Hall on Tuesday 18th April at 10.15 a.m.  with Cake Stall – Book Stall- Gift Stall – Raffle- and Parade of Easter Bonnets- Do come along with an Easter Bonnet!

 

POETRY GROUP  ST ISSEY, PADSTOW and ST MERRYN

Do you enjoy poetry? We are a small group who meet in each other’s homes every 4 –6 weeks. The group has been going for many years and more recently was led by the late Phillip Mossman. A poet or subject is chosen and we each go away to research the poet and select poems we would like to share over afternoon tea. For many years the late Revd. Barry Kinsmen delighted us with his spoken word and wonderful recitation of the poems of Charles Causley and John Betjeman. If you are interested, PLEASE CONTACT Elizabeth Roberts 01841 540890

 

Please take this “Weekly News” home with you for reference in the week. Items to Sue Norfolk, administrator, please by Wednesday morning

Email: pmilbenefice1235@outlook.com

Tel: 01841 532902*

 

 

Fr. Chris is on his post Easter break

(Mon. 17th  – Sat. 22nd inclusive)

If you need a priest please contact

Canon Michael Fisher (521544)

or your Churchwardens.

 

 

BISHOP TIM

I was so thrilled when Bishop Tim was available to join us in Padstow today and we offer him a very warm welcome.  His visit, however, is tinged with sadness for all of us as it will be his last visit to Padstow before he leaves the diocese to take up his new appointment as Bishop at Lambeth and Bishop to the Forces.

 

In his letter to the clergy announcing his move he said:

“I am of course filled with mixed emotions as I share this news with you.  I am very sorry to be leaving the Diocese of Truro and want to thank all of you and through you all those who work and witness to their Christian faith in all the churches and communities right across the diocese.  It has been a tremendous privilege, for the last eight years, to be among you and to work with you in striving to understand what God wants of us and how we can continue to proclaim afresh the Christian faith in this generation.

Sian and I will be very sorry to leave this wonderful part of the world where we have made many friends and know we will of course want to keep those friendships alive in the future”.

 

THANK YOU Bishop Tim for EVERYTHING you have done in the diocese of Truro and for the good times we have shared with you in the parish of Padstow.  Thank you also for helping us all through the untimely deaths of Revd. Barry Kinsmen Canon Julia Wilkinson with your love, care and prayers on our behalf.

God’s speed – we’ll all miss you so much and we wish you and Sian every happiness in this new phase of your life.

Fr. Chris

SUNDAY, 9th   PALM SUNDAY- HOLY WEEK BEGINS

Palm crosses will be given out at all principal services today

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

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

  9.30 a.m.       SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship                             Trevone

11.00 a.m.       SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST                                                   Padstow

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

4.00 p.m.          “TEATIME” Family Service                                                  Trevone

 

What’s on this week

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

 

Monday, 10th MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK

10.30 a.m.      Said Eucharist                                                                          Padstow

 

Tuesday, 11th TUESDAY IN HOLY WEEK

10.30 a.m.       Said Eucharist                                                                          St.Issey

 

Wednesday, 12th WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK

10.30 a.m.       Said Eucharist                                                                        Trevone

7.15 p.m.       Bible Study at Meriton, Dobbin Road                               Trevone

 

Thursday, 13th MAUNDAY THURSDAY

    5.30 p.m.      Celebration of the Institution of the Eucharist                Trevone

7.00 p.m.      Celebration of the Institution of the Eucharist               Padstow

Followed by “The Watch” until 9.00 p.m.

 

GOOD FRIDAY, 14th

10.30 a.m.       Solemn Liturgy of the Day                                                    Trevone

12 noon           Procession of Witness – begins at St. Petroc’s shared church

2.00 p.m.         Solemn Liturgy of the Day                                                   Padstow

 

SUNDAY, 16TH EASTER DAY

  8.00 a.m.       SUNG EUCHARIST                                                    Little Petherick

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

  9.30 a.m.       SUNG EUCHARIST                                                                St. Issey

  9.30 a.m.       SUNG EUCHARIST with Ceremonies                                Trevone

11.00 a.m.       SUNG EUCHARIST with Ceremonies                               Padstow

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

  7.30 p.m.       Concert by Wadebridge Male Voice Choir                    Padstow

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