Newsletter – 22 October 2017

           “Weekly News” for




            October 22nd 2017– 19th Sunday After Trinity – (Proper 24)

                                       A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.


 Introduction to worship

Today we are invited to explore the relationship between the sacred and the secular and to examine how our Christian faith affects our practical decisions.


O God, forasmuch as without you

we are not able to please you;

mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit

may in all things direct and rule our hearts;

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 FOR TODAY – Proper 24   (Page 335/337)

First Reading                                                     Isaiah 45: 1-7

God uses the pagan king Cyrus to teach the people of Israel that he is Lord. Even though Cyrus does not acknowledge God, he performs God’s will.


Second Reading                                                1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

When we receive the Good News and integrate it into our daily lives we, like the people of Thessalonica, become excellent examples of faith, hope and love.


Gospel                                                                St. Matthew 22:15-22

The Pharisees tried unsuccessfully to trick Jesus into choosing between God or Caesar. Putting God first does not mean we have to despise what is secular.


Post Communion Prayer

Holy and blessed God,

you have fed us with the body and blood of your Son

and filled us with your Holy Spirit:

 May we honour you, not only with our lips

but in lives dedicated to the service of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen


PADSTOW TEATIME SERVICE – Celebrating our pets.  All pets welcome with their owners big and small.  Songs, readings, activities and a special pet blessing.  All welcome 3.45 p.m. for 4.00 p.m. start.  More information from Andrea Curnow.


DIOCESCAN ROADSHOW FOR THE DEANERY OF PYDAR –‘ Responding to God’s Grace’. Our roadshow this year is aimed at those who care about the future of the Church in Cornwall and see themselves as active disciples, seeking to contribute to the life of the church and to the discovery of God’s Kingdom.

Being a follower of Jesus is about responding to what God has already given us in terms of his unconditional love, his forgiveness, his involvement in our lives and his overwhelming generosity.  In this year’s roadshow, we will look afresh at what God’s grave involves, and explore five practical areas in which our responses can be grounded.

The roadshow takes place on Tuesday, 31st October at St. Erme Community Centre, Cattle Field, Trispen, Truro. Refreshments at 6.30 for a 7.00 p.m. start.

Please do come and join us, and encourage others in your parishes to come too.

ST. MERRYN A Treasurer /Book-keeper is required for St. Merryn Church. Can anyone help? Please contact Phil Gorse 520544 or Moira Gill 520418 for further details.

MAMOUTH  JUMBLE SALE AT ST. Merryn Church Hall ON Saturday 28th October  10.00 a.m.-1.30 p.m. EVERY THING MUST GO- BARGAINS GALORE ! in aid of Church Funds

Monday 30th October A meeting will take place on to discuss plans for the Christmas Bazaar 10.30 pm. Do come along all ideas discussed

Johnny Cowling’s Christmas Concert.  Tickets are now available.   Enquiries for booking from Moira Gill 01841 520 418


St. Issey  The Jumble Sale advertised for the 4th November in St Issey Village is now cancelled until further notice.  Thank you. Kathy Gwinell.


Fr. Chris is off duty (23rd – 28th inclusive)

to finish off his annual holiday entitlement.

If you need a priest, please contact either

Canon Michael Fisher on 01841 521544 or

Revd. Katie Kirby (St. Issey and Little Petherick) on 01208 369963.

For any other parish matter please contact your churchwardens

For office matters the Administrator on 01841 532902 / 07816 250053


THANK YOU FROM SAINT PETROC’S SOCIETYI am writing to thank you, the congregation and members of St. Petroc’s Church Padstow for your very kind donation of food that we gratefully received at our resource centre in Truro.

Homelessness has become a major news topic recently, with numbers on the rise both nationally and locally.  This vulnerable section of society remains highly dependent on the kindness of people and organisations such as yourselves.

Thank you once again for your support

Sincerely, Linda Binny – Administrator.


A Message from the Roman Catholic Community – Our Mass on Saturday 28th October at 5.30pm is being offered by Fr Ciaran for Father Chris’s intentions, and in thanksgiving for his ministry for over 15 years in and around Padstow. Fr Chris will be present, and I want to assure you and your congregation that as many of you as would like to come to that, or indeed any, Mass would be most welcome. We will be having a short informal reception after that Mass in the church when we will raise a glass or two to Fr Chris.  God Bless. Anthony Lee.

 ST. PETROC’S NEWS MAGAZINE – The following comes from our forthcoming November issue of the Parish Magazine.

It is with great sadness that after the next issue of the magazine, that our Editor Chris Greaves will be stepping down from his post.  We are so indebted to Chris for his years of hard work, dedication and the numerous hours that he has given to producing the magazine over many, many years.

Chris we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to you from St. Petroc’s, for all your hard work.  We have been so very, very lucky to have had your dedication and commitment in producing this magazine.


So now we are looking for a new Editor to produce the magazine and also for an organiser to manage the distribution to all those stalwarts who go out in all weathers to distribute the magazine.

We are also very grateful to Geoff Spear who manages all the advertising and will continue to do this job.  If you feel this is something that you could do or would like more information about, contact Sue Norfolk at the Benefice Office on 01841 532902 or email


SUNDAY, 22nd   19th  SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY – Proper 24                      

  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 – BCP                                                          St. Merryn

  4.00 p.m.          “Teatime” Family Service – Pet Service                               Padstow



Bell Practice:     Monday afternoon 2.00 -3.30 p.m.                                       Padstow

Choir:                 Wednesday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.                                      Padstow


Tuesday, 24th        

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                  Osborne Room


Wednesday, 25th 

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                              Trevone


Thursday, 26th   Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons, 899

10.30 a.m.         Said Eucharist                                                                              Padstow


Friday, 27th

   3.00 p.m.        Eucharist of Wholeness and Healing                                        Trevone

(please note new time)





10.30 a.m.         UNITED BENEFICE – SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST                   Padstow

United Benefice Service as we bid Fr. Chris Malkinson and Gill a fond farewell on his retirement from the Parish of Padstow and the United Benefice.


Items for ‘Weekly News’ to Sue Norfolk, administrator, by Wednesday noon.

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