Newsletter – 2 July 2017

 “Weekly News” for



 July 2nd 2017– TRINITY 3 (Proper 8)

A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.


 Introduction to worship

We have freely chosen to follow Jesus Christ into our Father’s presence.  We give thanks that he welcomes us with open arms, pouring out his Spirit upon us as we rejoice in his gift of eternal life.



Almighty God, you have broken the tyranny of sin and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts whereby we call you Father:

give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service,

that we and all creation may be brought to the glorious liberty

of the children of God;

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


READINGS   (Proper 8 – Page 245/247)

First Reading                                     Jeremiah 28:5-9

When two people (or groups) claim to speak for God, only time will tell who was right; meanwhile people of faith should pray that God’s will be done.


Second Reading                                Romans 6:12-23

As “slaves” of God we are in fact freed from slavery to selfish preoccupations that can only separate us from God; we freely choose to serve him and he freely offers us eternal life.


Gospel                                                  Matthew 10:40-42

Sending out his disciples to continue his own mission of teaching and healing, Jesus reassures and challenges, giving both credentials and responsibility: those who welcome them are welcoming God into their lives.



O God, whose beauty is beyond our imagining and whose power we cannot comprehend:  Show us your glory as far as we can grasp it,

and shield us from knowing more than we can bear until we may look upon you without fear; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.  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.


MERRYN PCC NEEDS YOU: The position of Treasurer on the PCC was not filled at the APCM meeting back in April. So the PCC are looking for a volunteer to fill this post.  It would be an advantage for the prospective candidate to have knowledge of church life, accountancy skills are not necessary but numeracy and neatness is essential.  If you would like more information on this post, please contact the churchwardens Moira Gill 520418 or Philip Gorse 520544

St. MERRYN – Weekly Summer Coffee Mornings every Tuesday at St. Merryn Church Hall 10.15 with various stalls and a Raffle.

FOOD BANK DONATIONS – Food Bank Collection Point container is situated in the main entrance at the north door.  We would be grateful for any donations for this worthy cause.  Thank you Philip Gorse.

Advance notice – St. Merryn Summer Fete, Saturday, August 12th, the organisers are appealing for loan of gazebos, after their gazebos were wrecked last year by the bad weather.  If anyone can help, please contact Philip Gorse 520544.


HOLY DUSTERS ADVANCE NOTICE – Please note that Holy Dusters will take place on Friday 7th July at 9.00 a.m.  Numbers for cleaning have been dwindling of late, it only takes about an hour and a half.  Many hands (or dusters) make light work, please come and join us, free coffee and biscuits after.  Thank you.   Sue and Linda.


AND WE’RE OFF!!SUMMER GARDEN PARTY at Prideaux Place, Saturday, August 5th, in aid of ‘The Coracle Appeal’ & BARBECUE AND DOG SHOW at the Well Parc Hotel in aid of ‘The Coracle Appeal’ & ‘St. Saviour’s Fabric Fund’ on Wednesday, August 16th.


“THE GRAND DRAW” RAFFLE TICKETS.  Tim Bishop is looking after the distribution so if you would be prepared to sell any PLEASE contact Tim (533972).


We are also seeking donations for the following: –

BOTTLE STALL – If you have any bottles you’d be happy to donate, or if you can beg any, would you please give them to: – CHRIS GREAVES (22 High Street) or TIM BISHOP (1 Grove Place) or give Tim a ring (533972) to arrange collection. Trevone Bottles to PETER THORPE (Arun, Dobbin Road, 520406) Please dig deep so that we have enough bottles 600 for both events.

FLOWERS & PRODUCE contact Rita Phillips (521600)

PRETTY THINGS – Ladies Accessories, Jewellery, Gift boxes, scarves, creams, perfume etc. All good quality required, not bric-a-brac.  Janine Ogborne (532369 – evenings) or Sue Hollingsworth (520788)

TOYS STALL – contact Marjorie Finch (540696)

CAKES contact Janet Dawe (532121)

GOOD QUALITY PAPERBACK BOOKS – contact Sue Norfolk (532902)

TOMBOLA – contact Alan Veck (521029)

BRIC-A-BRAC contact Sally Lee (520629)

Offers of Gazebos to loan contact Tim Bishop (533972)


OFFERS OF HELP ON THE DAY – contact Sue or Tim.

Booking for the Padstow minibus shuttle service on the day contact Neil Vivian, Gambia, 4 St. Saviour’s Lane, Padstow  PL28 8BD  Tel: 01841 533791


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.           SERVICE OF THE WORD – Common Worship                       Padstow

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

12.45 p.m.         HOLY BAPTISM for Oliver James Connon                             Padstow


What’s on this week


Bell Practice:  Monday afternoon 2-3.30 p.m.                                                                  Padstow

Choir:              Wednesday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.                                                           Padstow


Tuesday, 4th    

10.30 a.m.             Said Eucharist                                                                              Osborne Room

7.00 p.m.             Said Eucharist                                                                                         Padstow

7.00 p.m.             P.C.C. Meeting for Padstow                                                                 Padstow


Wednesday, 5th

10.30 a.m.             Said Eucharist                                                                                         Trevone

Guided Historical Tour of St. Petroc’s Church


Thursday, 6th

 10.30 a.m.            Said Eucharist                                                                                        Padstow


Friday, 7th   

9 – 10.30 a.m.     HOLY DUSTERS TEAM MEETS                                                                Padstow

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


Saturday, 8th      

11.30 a.m.         Marriage of Philip Toms and Yvonne Thomas                        Padstow

1.30 p.m.         Marriage of Damian Harrison and Amber Bradley                Padstow


Sunday, 9th       4th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY (PROPER 9)

9.30 a.m.          SERVICE OF THE WORD – Common Worship                          Trevone

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


                             for Elowen Harkness and George Thomas                                  Padstow

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

12.45 p.m.        HOLY BAPTISM for Jack Geach                                                 St. Issey

   2.30 p.m.       HOLY BAPTISM for Adam Myles                                          St. Merryn

4.00 p.m.          “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                                                      Trevone



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