Newsletter – 4 June 2017

           “Weekly News” for



June 4th 2017– DAY OF PENTECOST

                                       A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.


 Introduction to worship

God’s Spirit is among us, inspiring us and uniting us. As the Spirit transformed the first disciples into messengers of good news, we pray in this Eucharist that we too may be apostles of God’s love.



God, who as at this time taught the hearts of your faithful people

by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:

grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things

and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;

through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,

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

one God, now and for ever.  Amen.



First Reading                                                      1 Corinthians 12: 3b – 13

With the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the Spirit comes to us all giving us gifts of the Spirit.


Second Reading                                                Acts 2:1-21

The descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples inspired them to preach about the marvels of God in many different languages.


Gospel                                                                  St. John 20:19-23

The risen Christ appeared to the disciples filling them with joy. As the Father sent Christ, so he sends his disciples, giving the Holy Spirit to guide and sustain them.



Faithful God, who fulfilled the promises of Easter

by sending us your Holy Spirit and opening to every race and nation

the way of life eternal:

open our lips by your Spirit, that every tongue may tell of your glory;

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.

  1. 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.

THE KEBLE COLLEGE MADRIGALS ARE COMING TO ST PETROC MINOR CHURCH LITTLE PETHERICK. Do join us for this delightful evening on Monday June 12th at 7.30pm. Pay at the door -£7.50 to include light supper. Avril Heard.

FLOWER FESTIVAL celebrating weddings. September 8th, 9th and 10th in St Issey Church. If you wish to participate do let Avril know soon. Donations towards the cost of flowers would be appreciated. Avril Heard.

Padstow arts group request the pleasure of

YOUR company at their ART EXHIBITION

in St. Petroc’s Church


10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Many different styles of art on display and for sale

10% of the value of every painting sold

will be donated to




ROYAL CORNWALL SHOW – Join “Churches Together in Cornwall” for an Eve of Show Service in the main ring on Wednesday the 7th of June at 6:30pm. The service will be followed by a pasty reception in the Churches Tent, stand 1. The service will be preached by The Very Revd Roger Bush, Dean of Truro, and the music will be provided by the St Minver Silver Band and by the group ‘The Claze’. Churches Together in Cornwall also invites you to the Churches tent to join them for morning and evening prayers at 8:00am and 6:00pm each day.



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



  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


What’s on this week

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

Fr Chris is on annual holiday (Monday June 5th – Monday June 19th inclusive)

If you need a Priest contact Canon Michael Fisher on 521544.

For any other parish matters please talk to the churchwardens.

Names and telephone numbers on the church notice boards.

Or contact parish Administrator on 532902



Tuesday, 6th     

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                  Osborne Room


Wednesday, 7th

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                              Trevone

No Guided Historical Tour of St. Petroc’s Church

6.30 p.m.         ‘’Start of Show’’ Service on the Royal Cornwall Show Ground


Thursday, 8th      Keeping: Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1711

 10.30 a.m.         Said Eucharist                                                                              Padstow


Friday, 9th

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


Saturday, 10th  

10.30 a.m.        GARDEN PARTY PLANNING MEETING                        Padstow Church



  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 PARISH EUCHARIST – Common Worship                    Padstow

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

  4.00 p.m.         “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                                                    Trevone



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