Newsletter – 29 October 2017

“Weekly News” for




            October 29th 2017– BIBLE SUNDAY

                                       A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.



Today we hear the promise of hope and the assurance of the trustworthiness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Secure in the knowledge of God’s promises, we worship him.



Blessed Lord, who caused all holy scriptures to be written for our learning:

help us so to hear them, to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them

that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,

we may embrace and for ever hold fast the hope of everlasting life,

which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ,

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

one God, now and for ever.  Amen.



First Reading                                                   Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 8-12

The rebuilt community in Jerusalem hears God’s word afresh, and offers us an example of an appropriate response of both shame and joy.


Second Reading                                                Colossians 3:12-17

The model Christian life involves forgiveness and understanding within the Christian community, and an attentiveness to what God desires.


Gospel                                                               St. Matthew 24:30-35

Hope for the judgment and renewal of the world rests on the words of Christ, which stand for ever.



God of all grace, your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry

with the bread of his life and the word of his kingdom:

renew your people with your heavenly grace,

and in all our weakness sustain us by your true and living bread;

who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen


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.

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. Merryn Church invites all to a Coffee Morning on Tuesday 7th November at 10.15 a.m.  with Bring and Buy and Raffle. In aid of the Poppy Appeal

 ST. ISSEY The Jumble Sale advertised for the 4th November in St Issey Village is

now cancelled until further notice.  Thank you. Kathy Gwinell.


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.


THE KNIT AND NATTER GROUP, who meet in the Methodist Hall and knit for charity, are looking for any spare balls of knitting wool.  Any ply, any colour and any quantities big or small.   You are welcome to come along and join them in some knitting. 

Donations and information please contact Julie Eastley on 01841 532436


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



As from 1st November the United Benefice of Padstow, St. Merryn, St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor will be in Transition.

For any parish matter please contact your Parish Churchwardens.

For all other enquiries contact the Benefice Office Administrator

Email: or

Tel: Padstow 01841 532902/07816 250053

Office hours: Tuesday – Friday 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

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.



We now have our moving date after nearly 16 very happy years in dear Padstow.

We have had a wonderful time here but now the time has come to retire to Devon.

Our new Address from November 3rd is:

101 Summercourt Way,

BRIXHAM,      Devon TQ5 0RB



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.



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

Choir:                 Wednesday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.                                       Padstow


Tuesday, 31st         

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                  Osborne Room


Wednesday, November 1st  ALL SAINTS DAY 

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                              Trevone


Thursday, 2nd   ALL SOULS DAY

10.30 a.m.        United Benefice – Requiem and Commemoration  

                           of the departed.                                                                          Padstow


Friday, 3rd        

6-7.00 p.m.     Children’s Friday Fun Night                                    St. Petroc’s Church


Saturday, 4th

9-10.30 a.m.  Holy Dusters Cleaning Team meet                         St. Petroc’s Church



  8.00 a.m.          (No service in Padstow  during Transition)   

  9.30 a.m.           SERVICE OF THE WORD                                                                 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 Peter James O’Neil                                Padstow

12.45 p.m.          HOLY BAPTISM for Ellis Lewi Kenderdine                            Padstow



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

*New Email: / Tel: 01841 532902 or

 07816 250053


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