Newsletter – 3 September 2017

 “Weekly News” for




            September 3rd 2017– 12th Sunday After Trinity – (Proper 17)

                  A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.


 Introduction to worship

Today our Lord reminds us of the potential costs of discipleship. With our faith and his power we can fulfil any vocation to which he calls us.



Almighty and everlasting God,

you are always more ready to hear than we to pray

and to give more than either we desire or deserve:

Pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy,

forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid

and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask

but through the merits and mediation of 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 295/296)

First Reading                                   Jeremiah 15:15-21

When we agree to serve the Lord according to his law then he becomes our rescuer and people turn to us because they hear God’s voice speaking through us.


Second Reading                                Romans 12:9-21

True disciples must try to purify their lives, placing all their faith in God to help them fulfil the requirements of Jesus’ teaching. It is not easy, but it is righteous living which overcomes evil.


Gospel                                               St. Matthew 16:21-28

Disciples of Jesus must prepare themselves to live a different kind of life, in which the world’s values are turned upside down. Wealth and ease are sacrificed for the greater joy of service and eternal life.



God of all mercy, in this Eucharist you have set aside our sins and given us your healing: Grant that we who are made whole in Christ may bring that healing to this broken world, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Creationtide ServiceEach September is designated by the Churches as ‘Creationtide’, or ‘A Season for Creation’, which finishes, most appropriately, on the day when we remember St Francis of Assisi, October 4th. Just before he left Bishop Tim sent a letter to all parishes encouraging us to consider how we are stewards of God’s creation, and expressing a wish that the church should take ‘a strong lead in climate change and resilience’.

A special service for the season of Creationtide will be held in St. Petroc’s on Sunday 17th. September at 3.30pm. This will be Celtic style worship giving thanks for God’s creation, but also aiming to raise questions about our Christian response to today’s environmental issues. There will be stations around the church for individual pondering and prayer, activities for children, and time to chat over tea and cake after the service.

For more information please talk to Fiona Giorla (532956)


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


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


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.



Celebrating 10 years of ‘Petroc Praise’

In aid of Cornwall Hospice Care.

Show dates:

Thursday 21st September & Friday 22nd September at 7.30 p.m.

Tickets £5.00 available from ‘W’ Lanadwell Street,

01841 532292 or for more information contact:

Andrea Curnow 01841 532094


Volunteers are also needed to help with Refreshments, selling raffle tickets and being on the door if you can help speak to Andrea or Angela Reskelly.

Thank you.

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



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

Choir:                 Wednesday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.                                         Padstow


Tuesday, 5th        

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                  Osborne Room

7.00 p.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                              Padstow

7.30 p.m.          Meeting of Padstow P.C.C.                                                       Padstow


Wednesday, 6th

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


Thursday, 7th     KEEPING:  The Birth of The Blessed Virgin Mary

10.30 a.m.         Said Eucharist                                                                              Padstow

2.30 p.m.         South Camels Christians Together Annual Assembly  St. John’s Hall


Friday, 8th

11.00 a.m.         Funeral Service for Jean Bradford                                           Padstow

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


Saturday, 9th       

11.00 a.m.       HOLY BAPTISM for Charlie John Brewer                                    St. Issey

12 noon           Marriage of Timothy Fuller and Kiara Shevlin (Catholic)        Padstow

2.30 p.m.         Marriage of Thomas Maddelena and Claire Hickey (Cath) Padstow



  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

12.45 a.m.      HOLY BAPTISM for Lincon Owen                                           St. Merryn

  4.00 p.m.      “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                                                        Trevone


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