Newsletter – 26 November 2017

“Weekly News” for




           November 26th 2017– CHRIST THE KING

                                       A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.



As members of the family of God, we are to care for our neighbour who is in need. This is the test of our love for God who loves us so much that he has prepared a place for us in heaven with his Son, our crucified and glorified King.


Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven

that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:

Keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace,

and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet;

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

one God, now and for ever.  AMEN.

THE READINGS – Page 360/363

First Reading                                                      Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

God promises to rescue his people and care for them himself.


Second Reading                                                Ephesians 1.15-23

Everything in all creation is subject to Christ, whom the Father has set at his right hand to rule in heaven and on earth.


Gospel Reading                                               St. Matthew 25.31-46

The king appears in judgment, vindicating his own people.



Stir up, O Lord,

the wills of your faithful people;

that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works,

may by you be plenteously rewarded;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. 


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.

ST. Merryn PCC Meeting Wednesday 29th November 2.30 p.m. in St. Merryn Church Hall.

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 !

Advance notice

St. Merryn Church Christmas Bazaar Saturday 9th December in Church Hall 2.15 pm Father Christmas has been booked to fly in from the North Pole!


St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor  Our love and prayers to George Eustice who was confirmed in Truro Cathedral.

 Sunday December 10th at 3.00 pm in ST ISSEY Church. South Camel Christians Together Advent Carol Service

Sunday December 17th at 3.00pm in ST ISSEY Church. Service of Lessons and Carols for Christmas

Coming Up. Christmas Bingo for Church Funds. Festive prizes are needed for this popular event. Please give to Avril Heard or a member of the fund raising committee

PCC meeting for St. Issey and St. Petroc Minor Wednesday 6th December. 7.30pm in The Osborne Room


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.



PADSTOW CAROLLERS – A get together and sing before the Carollers start their Christmas programme will take place on Monday 27th November at 6.30 p.m. at The Little Theatre, Barry’s Lane Padstow.  Hope to see there.  Roger Gool.



St. Petroc’s Crib Exhibition 2017 December 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th

Sue and Linda are organizing the Annual crib and quilt exhibition during the second week of December.  If you have a crib or nativity scene or a Christmas quilt that you would like displayed, please contact Sue (01841 532902) or Linda (01841532183).  Set up will be on Wednesday 6th December from 10.00 a.m. so please come along and bring your cribs to be displayed.


A Rota is on the churchwardens’ chest at the back of the church if anyone can spare a couple of hours to steward the exhibition.

Also posters are available if anyone can help distribute them around the town, shops, in the neighbouring parishes etc.

If anyone could spare time to bake a cake or some mince pies that would be greatly appreciated.

This is great Outreach as we can involve the youngsters of our community and it gives them the opportunity to learn about the different cribs and the true meaning of Christmas.  Thank you.  Sue and Linda.

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR THE LATE DELMA BYROM – The funeral will take place for der Delma Byrom on Monday 27th November at 11.30 a.m. at Kenwyn Parish Church in Truro.  All are welcome to attend.  We send our condolences and prayers to Malcolm, Adam, Julie and the grandchildren at this sad time for them.

St. Petroc’s News Magazine – We are delighted to announce that new Editors have come forward to help with the Parish Magazine on the retirement of Chris Greaves.  A big THANK YOU to Pam and Peter Finlay for taking this job on.  Also thank you to Janet Dawe who is now going to organize the distribution of the magazine to our happy band of people who deliver them for us.  A big thank you to Geoff Spear who will continue to do the advertising.  As the magazine is being printed off-site the price of the magazine will stay at 50p and the annual subscription will rise to £5.00.

Details of the new Editorial team will be found in the December magazine.

On behalf of St. Petroc’s Church a big THANK YOU to Chris Greaves for all the work that he has done with the magazine over the past 16 plus years.


 9.30 a.m.           SERVICE OF THE WORD                                                            Trevone

 9.30 a.m.            SUNG EUCHARIST  – Common Worship (Trad)                    St. Issey

11.00 a.m.          SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST                                                      Padstow

11.00 a.m.          MORNING PRAYER – BCP                                                    St. Merryn

  4.00 p.m.        “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                                                    Padstow



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

Choir:                 Wednesday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.                                       Padstow


Tuesday, 28th         

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                  Osborne Room


Wednesday, 29th  

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                              Trevone

2.00 p.m.          Funeral Service for Joyce Stanton                                           St. Issey

2.30 p.m.          St. Merryn PCC Meeting                                  St. Merryn Church Hall


Thursday, 30th   ST. ANDREW THE APOSTLE

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                             Padstow


Friday, December 1st     

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


Saturday, 2nd

9 – 10.30 a.m.    HOLY DUSTERS CLEANING TEAM MEET                              Padstow



   8.00 a.m.          (No service during transition)                                                  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 a.m.          HOLY BAPTISM for Jack David Long                                      Trevone

  6.00 p.m.          CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON                       Padstow Bandstand


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

*New Email: / Tel: 01841 532902 or

 07816 250053


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