Newsletter – 27 August 2017

“Weekly News” for




            August 27th 2017– 11th Sunday After Trinity – (Proper 16)

            A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.


 Introduction to worship

Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” In this Eucharist we renew our recognition of Jesus as the risen Lord, and our commitment to follow him.



O God, you declare your almighty power

most chiefly in showing mercy and pity:

mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace,

that we, running the way of your commandments,

may receive your gracious promises,

and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure;

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


THE READINGS (Lectionary Page 289/290)

First Reading                                     Isaiah 51:1-6

We have two distinct messages. First is peace and restoration: “the Lord will comfort Zion”. The Second is of judgement: “the heavens will vanish like smoke”.


Second Reading:                              Romans 12:1-8

Paul exhorts members of the church at Rome to live peaceably with one another, and to recognise one another’s gifts.


Gospel:                                                St. Matthew 16:13-20

Jesus confronts his disciples with two questions which are crucial to their understanding of the meaning and purpose of his ministry. Jesus’ future and theirs will depend upon the answers they give.



Lord of all mercy, we your faithful people have celebrated that one true sacrifice which takes away our sins and brings pardon and peace:

By our communion keep us firm on the foundation of the gospel

and preserve us from all sin; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

THANK YOU – I would like to say a big THANK YOU for a truly wonderful welcome that I received when I came to St. Petroc’s to celebrate and preach. For me it was a great privilege to come back to my home parish and to have an opportunity to say thank you.  I have been truly blessed with your friendship, prayers, words of encouragement and support over the past six years as I trained and then at my two ordinations of Deacon and Priest.  Thank you all.  God Bless.  Revd. Kirsten.

‘Thank you Kirsten for a wonderful service’.  Good luck in your future ministry.

Cornish Celtic Way Festival WalkThe new Cornish Celtic Way Walk Festival commenced on Friday 25th August and for the next two weeks Pilgrims will be walking the new route, set up by the Revd. Nigel Marns.  The Padstow to Constantine Bay stage is set for Thursday 7th September leaving Padstow Church at 10.00 a.m.  All are welcome to join this walk.  Coffee and tea will be served from 9.00 a.m. in the church before setting off.  Is there anyone who would like to help serve tea or coffee?  Also a plea from the organisers is there a volunteer who would be a support car for the walk, to give lifts for those who can’t manage the whole distance?  Please let Sue Norfolk know who is the local contact 01841 532902.  Thank you. More information at


Help required with refreshments in the Kitchen and Osborne Room. Help also needed to be a steward at the door. Offers of cake and savouries please.

Phone Avril Heard 01841 541135


ST. MERRYN – Summer Coffee Mornings continue in St. Merryn Church Hall each Tuesday until end of September at 10.15 stalls are Bric Brac – Books- Clothing- Produce- Cakes- and there is a Raffle- Do come along Coffee / Tea and Biscuits available at £1

A Treasurer /Book-keeper is required- for St. Merryn Church can anyone help- Contact Phil Gorse 520544 or Moira Gill 520418

 TREVONE BBQ and DOG SHOW – The organisers would like to thank everyone for all their hard word work at the BBQ and Dog Show.  Despite the atrocious weather everyone battled on!!  Thank you to The Well Parc for hosting this event, and to everyone who ran stalls, were involved in the Dog Show or came to support it.  Well done everyone.   Proceeds raised on the night for St. Saviour’s Fabric Fund and the Coracle Appeal came to just over £1600. A magnificent sum considering the weather!  Thank you.



Padstow and Trevone –  It is that time of year once again!  Time to pick the apples and blackberries to make a crumble or two!

This year with the ongoing building of the church rooms, we will be having a ‘finger buffet lunch’ after our harvest service at 11.00 a.m. at the back of the church.

In the next week or so, I will be making suggestions and compiling a list of food to bring.  The lists I will leave on the churchwarden’s chest in Padstow and in the church at Trevone.  So if you would like to volunteer to help and also contribute towards our lovely lunch, please pop your name on the list.

We will be collecting tinned goods for the St. Petroc’s Society for the homeless.

Harvest Service of the Word 24th September – Trevone 9.30 a.m.

Decoration of Trevone Church will be on Friday 22nd at 2.00 p.m.

Harvest Family Eucharist 24th September – Padstow 11.00 a.m.

Thank you.  Linda Morey & Sue Hollingsworth.


St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor – Harvest Service at 9.30a.m. on Sunday 24th September at St. Issey.  Our harvest supper will be held on Monday 25th September in St. Issey Village Hall. Tickets for the supper are £12.00 each. Start 6.30 for 7.00p.m.  Contact Avril Heard 01841 541135.


St. Merryn – Harvest Thanksgiving is being held at St. Merryn Church on 24th September– Service of Morning Prayer at 11.00 am will be conducted by the Worship Leaders- afterwards a Lunch will take place in the Church Hall-Tickets at £12 per person which includes a glass of Wine will be available shortly from Moira Gill 01841 520418. An auction of goods will take place afterwards and money raised will be for The Wadebridge Food Bank.



COFFEE ROTA PLEASE! PLEASE!PLEASE!  We need more help with making and serving the coffee after the Sunday service.  It would be a shame to stop this great outreach, but it is falling to the same few people.  Please sign up on the list at the back of the church.  Thank you.

Sue and Linda Churchwardens.


JOINT BENEFICE P.C.C. MEETING – Notice of the United Benefice joint P.C.C.’S meeting with Archdeacon Bill, on Wednesday 30th August at 7p.m. in St. Merryn Church Hall.

Sunday, 27th      11TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY – Proper 16

  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.           FAMILY EUCHARIST + Holy Baptism for Grace Howells    Padstow

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

12.45 p.m.         HOLY BAPTISM for Lilly May Newcombe                          St. Merryn


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, August 29th       

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                  Osborne Room


Wednesday, 30th Keeping: John Bunyan, Spiritual writer, 1688

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                              Trevone 11.30 a.m.          Guided Historical Tour of St. Petroc’s Church

7.00 p.m.          Joint Benefice PCC MEETING with Archdeacon Bill       St. Merryn


Thursday, 31st    KEEPING:  Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, c651

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                              Padstow

12 noon              Marriage of Joseph Ashburn and Alice Meehan                   Padstow


Saturday, 2nd September      

1.00 p.m.       Marriage of Daniel O’Flynn and Paige McOwen                    Padstow


Sunday, 3rd     12th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY –  Proper 17

  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 of Esmae Carol Taylor                                 Padstow



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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