Newsletter – 5 November 2017

  “Weekly News” for



             November 5th 2017– ALL SAINTS SUNDAY

                                       A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.




“Greater love has no man than this, then he lays down his life for his friends”

May they all rest in peace and rise in glory.



Almighty God, you have knit together your elect

in one communion and fellowship

in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord:

grant us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living

that we may come to those inexpressible joys

that you have prepared for those who truly love you;

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 (Page 345/347)  (Trevone readings in the booklet)

First Reading                                                    Isaiah 56: 3-8

God’s blessing on those who, of every race, love him and obey his commands.


Second Reading                                                Hebrews 12: 18-24

The writer contrasts the terrors of the Old Covenant given on Mount Sinai with the blessings of the New Covenant in Christ, which Christians enjoy.


Gospel                                                                St. Matthew 5: 1-12

Our Lord’s Sermon on the Mount.



God, the source of all holiness and giver of all good things:

May we who have shared at this table

as strangers and pilgrims here on earth

be welcomed with all your saints

to the heavenly feast on the day of your kingdom;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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.

Johnny Cowling Concert on December 3rd  Booking Office Moira Gill 01841 520 418  Details  and  Tickets available at £12 per person this includes A Glass of Wine and a Hot Pasty- Gospel and Christmas entertainment plus surprise item !

Tuesday 7th Nocember A Coffee Morning with Bring and Buy and Raffle in the Church Hall 10.15a.m.  This Coffee Morning is organised by St. Merryn Church in aid of the Poppy Appeal.

Saturday 11th November at 11.00 a.m. A short service at Shop outside Brookes Newsagents to commemorate Armistice Day- the 11th Day of the 11th Month- ‘We will remember them’

Sunday 12th November REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY The service of remembrance commences at 10.50 am- 2minutes silence at 11.00 a.m.- Wreaths will be placed on the War Memorial and on the War Graves Poppy Crosses will be placed on them by pupils of St. Merryn School.



St Issey in Bloom-Annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday 11th November, 11.00 a.m. to 3.30p.m. at St Issey Village Hall.

Proceeds from the raffle to be divided by the play park and the Bloom Group.

The proceeds from the cake stall, for the church (anyone who can supply a cake please bring along at 10am on the day)

The Bazaar will open with a Two Minute Silence at 11.00 a.m. for Remembrance Day, led by Revd. Katie Kirby.


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


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,


Devon TQ5 0RB

 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.


THANK YOU – Thank you to everyone who attend the United Benefice Service last Sunday as we said our fond farewells to Fr Chris and Gill.  It was wonderful to see so many people there from across the Benefice and our friends from the Methodist and Roman Catholic Communities here in Padstow.  Thank you to everyone who helped out in any way to make the service an enjoyable and uplifting one.      Thank you from Sue and Linda Churchwardens.


  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



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

Choir:                 Wednesday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.                                       Padstow


Tuesday, 7th         

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                  Osborne Room



10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                              Trevone

7.15 p.m.          Bible Study meets ‘Pentyne’ home of Pat Scarborough      Trevone


Thursday, 9th      Keeping:  Leo the Great, Bishop and Teacher, 461

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                             Padstow


Friday, 10th          

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


Saturday, 11th

11.00 a.m.         2 Minutes Silence outside the Padstow Institute.



 9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST+ 2 Minute Silence                                   Trevone

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

10.50 a.m.          R.B.L. REMEMBRANCE SERVICE                                           Padstow

 10.50 a.m.         SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE                                            St. Merryn

  4.00 p.m.        “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                                                    Trevone


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

*New Email: / Tel: 01841 532902 or

 07816 250053


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