Newsletter – 18 February 2018

“Weekly News” for



February 18th 2018 – FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

A warm welcome to any visitors with us today


Following his baptism Jesus spent forty days in the wilderness, resisting temptation –  preparing for his work and ministry.


Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit;
and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save;
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 .

TODAY’S READINGS (Page 458/459)

First Reading                                      Genesis 9:8-17

Noah and his family have been brought to safety through water, and God promises never to destroy his creation.


Second Reading                                1 Peter 3:18-22

Noah and all departed souls have been visited by Jesus after his death. So Baptism  – being saved through water – is more than the removal of dirt, it requires a good conscience – obedience to God’s will.


Gospel                                                  St. Mark 1: 9-15

Jesus is baptised by John, acknowledged by God as his only son, tempted in the wilderness and begins his public ministry.



Lord God, you have renewed us with the living bread from heaven;
by it you nourish our faith, increase our hope, and strengthen our love:
teach us always to hunger for him who is the true and living bread,
and enable us to live by every word that proceeds from out of your mouth;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


St. Merryn Church are seeking a new supply of books for the new coffee morning season.

If anyone has books that they no longer require, provided the pages aren’t falling out, then we would appreciate any donations, from one book to a box full.  Please contact Phil Gorse on 01841520544.

Summer Weekly Coffee Mornings are due to commence on Tuesday 15th May until Tuesday 25th September, any wishing to help in any way can contact Moira Gill 01841520418 or Phil Gorse 01841 520544 for details of Rota.

Thanks are extended to all who helped to make the ShroveTuesday Pancakes such a great success, thank you to all members of Churches within the Benefice for their attendance, and to making such a happy morning.


ADVANCED NOTICE – Spring cleaning? St. Issey are holding a Jumble sale on the 3rd March for Church Funds.  Start time is  2.15 p.m.

A good opportunity to clear out the loft or garage or to get rid of unwanted clothes.


Discover a new 125-mile Pilgrimage Route through Cornwall,

from St Germans to St. Michael’s Mount

BOOK SIGNING – The Revd. Nigel Marns will be coming to Padstow on Thursday 15th March at 11.00 a.m. to give a short talk on his new book and to sign copies.  If you have a love of walking and want to walk and explore somewhere different, then this book is the ideal companion. Complete with directions, photos and reflections.  Please come along and meet Nigel.  Coffee and biscuits will be available.

WATER AID FOR LENT- JARS OF CHANGE 2018 – We will again be collecting through our ‘Jars of Change’ for Water Aid to help fund clean water, provide toilets and clean sanitation.  Jars will be available at the back of church in Padstow and Trevone.  Please return your jar at the end of Lent to Sue Norfolk or Sue Hollingsworth.  For more information visit

South Camel Christians Together

Lent Course

Sessions will take place each Tuesday in

St John’s Padstow, at 7:30pm

The Journey from Advent to Easter and the

7 Sayings of Jesus from the Cross


Tuesday 20th Feb.

The Journey from Advent to Easter.               Sister Deidre


Tuesday 27th Feb.

  • Father forgive them for they know not what they do.                                                        Revd B Woodman


Tuesday 6th Mar.

(2)  Today you will be with me in Paradise

(3)  Behold your son: behold your mother.   

                                                                    Revd. Fr. Ciaran


Tuesday 13th Mar 

(4) My God, My God why have you forsaken me?

(5)  I thirst…

Revd. Alistair Sharp


Tuesday 20th Mar.    

(6) It is finished….

(7)  Father into your hands I commit my spirit.

Revd. Alistair Sharp


STATIONS OF THE CROSS – This short reflection on the final journey of Christ through Lent, starts this  Friday 16th February at 12 noon, in St. Petroc’s Church.


  9.30 a.m.           MORNING PRAYER  – B.C.P.                                  Little Petherick

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST- Common Worship                           Trevone

                             Celebrant and Preacher Revd. Diane Powell

11.00 a.m.           MORNING PRAYER  – B.C.P.                                            Padstow

11.00 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST  – Common Worship                   St. Merryn

                             Celebrant and Preacher Revd. D Powell

7.00 p.m.         Songs of Praise                                                                   Trevone



Bell Practice:     Monday afternoon  3 – 4.30 p.m.                                 Padstow

Choir:                 Wednesday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.                              Padstow


Monday, 19th      2.30 p.m.      Methodist funeral for Lota Rawe


Tuesday, 20th  

10.30 a.m.        Said Eucharist                                                     Osborne Rooms

7.30 p.m.       SCCT Lent Course                               St. John’s Methodist Hall


Wednesday, 21st EMBER DAY

10.30 a.m.        Said Eucharist                                                                   Trevone

11.00 a.m.        Funeral Service for Douglas John Dennis                St. Merryn


Thursday, 22nd Keeping:  Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Martyr. C155

10.30 a.m.        Said Eucharist                                                                  Padstow


Friday, 23rd  

8.30 a.m.       Trevone Prayer Group meets (all are welcome)       Trevone

12 noon            Stations of the Cross                                   St. Petroc’s Church

3.00 p.m.        Eucharist of Wholeness and Healing                          Trevone

6-7.00 p.m.      FRIDAY FUN CLUB                                       St. Petroc’s Church



   9.30 a.m.          SERVICE OF THE WORD – Common Worship         Trevone

   9.30 a.m.          SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship                    St. Issey

                              (Celebrant and Preacher Archdeacon Bill)

11.00 a.m.           SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST  – Common Worship  Padstow

11.00 a.m.           MORNING PRAYER – B.C.P.                                    St. Merryn

  4.00 p.m.           “TEATIME FAMILY SERVICE                                       Padstow


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