Newsletter – 28 May 2017

“Weekly News” for



           A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.


Introduction to worship

O God the King of Glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ

with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:

We beseech you, leave us not comfortless,

but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us and exalt us to the place

where our Saviour Christ is gone before,

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

one God, now and for ever.  Amen


TODAY’S READINGS                                      (Padstow and Trevone Page 189/191)

First Reading                                                      Acts 1: 6-14

Jesus is taken into heaven. But the disciples remain together and united in prayer, awaiting the gift of the Holy Spirit.


Second Reading                                                1 Peter 4: 12-14; 5. 6-11

The pain of suffering for being Christian may not be different to the pain of other suffering, but Christ blesses with the gift of the Spirit those who risk all for him.


Gospel                                                                  St. John 17: 1-11

Jesus’ prayer gives us not only an insight into his relationship with the Father but also the certain knowledge of how we are saved through his relationship with us.



Eternal God, giver of love and power,

your Son Jesus Christ has sent us into all the world

to preach the gospel of his kingdom:

Confirm us in this mission,

and help us to live the good news we proclaim;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen


CHURCH ROOMS –  The Church car park over the next few weeks are going to be extremely busy with the scaffolding going up around the rooms, demolition equipment, lorries bringing materials, as well as the ongoing tower renovations.  PLEASE, PLEASE, only use the car park if you really need to, we don’t want to see any cars getting damaged.  If you are using the car park for mid-week services, please park away from the church rooms area.  Any problems get in touch with your Churchwardens.  Thank you for your patience.  Sue & Linda.


Revd. Kirsten Norfolk – Petertide Service.  You may remember last year that our Ordinand Kirsten was Ordained Deacon at Truro Cathedral by Bishop Tim.  One year on Kirsten is to be priested by Bishop Tim at Truro Cathedral on Saturday July 1st at 10.30 a.m.  Alan Veck has kindly offered to organise a coach so that any members of the United Benefice can attend this special service and to support Kirsten and her family.

If you would like to attend there will be a sign up sheet in the back of St. Petroc’s Church or contact Alan Veck on 01841 521029 or Sue Norfolk Administrator on 01841 532902 who can give you more information on pick-up points and timings.

Please remember Kirsten in your prayers as she prepares for her special day.

Fr. Chris


Archdeacon’s VIP  – Archdeacon Bill will be visiting the Benefice on Sunday June 18th and will preach at Trevone and Padstow.  This has been added since the June magazine went to print so there will be No 8.00 a.m. Said Eucharist in Padstow on Sunday June 18th.  Archdeacon Bill will then be back in the Benefice on Sunday July 2nd when he will be visiting St. Issey and St. Merryn.  Archdeacon Bill will also be in the Benefice on Wednesday 28th June, to meet with Clergy, Churchwardens, and Lay Worship Leaders.  Fr. Chris.


GARDEN PARTY PLANNING MEETING – A meeting will take place in St. Petroc’s  Church, on Saturday 10th June at 10.30 a.m. to update and review plans for the garden party. If you can’t make the meeting but can help on the day, please contact either Sue Norfolk 532902 or Tim Bishop 533972.

ST MERRYN – Weekly Summer Coffee Mornings every Tuesday at St. Merryn Church Hall 10.15 with various stalls and a Raffle- entrance £1 to include Coffee / Tea and Biscuits. Do come along meet old friends and new.

ADVANCE NOTICES – 14th June in St. Merryn Church Hall Cream Teas and on 21st June a Quiz- details for both these events to follow.  Moira Gill.


A Kaleidoscope of prayer on Sunday, 28th May in Truro Cathedral


PRAYER & WORSHIP  – 6.30 p.m.


Everyone welcome

Thy Kingdom Come – ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is a prayer initiative started by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, which is now spreading across the world and into all sorts of churches.  In the nine days between Ascension Day and Pentecost (25th May – 4June 2017) we are encouraged to pray, together with Christians worldwide, for people to know Jesus Christ and for the empowering of the Holy Spirit.

There will be all sorts of events taking place in your locality, through Churches Together and within individual churches – do commit yourself to join in with this global movement.  There will also be a large-scale, ecumenical Prayer Event in Truro Cathedral on the evening of Sunday 28th May.  The series of services and prayer activities start at 4pm – please check on the diocesan website for details, This is a great opportunity to be with Christians from all over Cornwall, praying for the people of Cornwall to know the love of God in and through Jesus Christ.

There is a wide range of resources which you can find on

A couple of really useful books are: ‘How to pray; alone with others, at any time, in any place’ by Stephen Cottrell, and ‘How to pray; a user’s guide’ by John Pritchard.

Fr. Chris






  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

12.45 p.m.         HOLY BAPTISM for Harry Tate Burch Elias                           Padstow

  2.00 p.m.          HOLY BAPTISM for Edward Thomas (Woody) Shelford    Padstow

  4.00 p.m.           “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                                                   Padstow


What’s on this week

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

Tuesday, 30th     

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                  Osborne Room

12.30 a.m.          Funeral for Eric Everitt                                                       Glynn Valley


Wednesday, 31st Keeping:  The Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                              Trevone

No Guided Historical Tour of St. Petroc’s Church

12 noon              Funeral for Richard Donald “Dickie” Delf                               Padstow


Thursday, 1st June Keeping:  St. Justin, Martyr of Rome C165

 10.30 a.m.         Said Eucharist                                                                              Padstow


Saturday, 3rd

9-10.30 a.m.      ‘HOLY DUSTERS’ cleaning team meet                                    Padstow

1.00 p.m.        Marriage of:

Michael ‘Herbie’  Stupple and Charlotte Leanne Colman   Padstow

3.00 p.m.         Marriage of:

Rupert Watson Smythe and Danielle Burnard                  St. Merryn



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

  9.30 a.m.           MORNING PRAYER  – B.C.P.                                                      St. Issey

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST- Common Worship                                  Trevone

11.00 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST – 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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