Newsletter – 2 September 2018

 “Weekly News” for






A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.  Please take our love and prayers to your home parish.


As we come to this Eucharist may our hearts be full of love. Let us rejoice in the God who created us and redeemed us.


Almighty God, whose only Son has opened for us
a new and living way into your presence:
give us pure hearts and steadfast wills to worship you in spirit and in truth;
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.


THE READINGS (Lectionary Page 660/661 – Proper 17)

First Reading                                     Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9

Moses calls on the Israelites to respond to God’s love by obeying his commandments: this mutual relationship will bring them to the Promised Land.


Second Reading                             James 1:17-end

God’s call is to obey the fundamental law.  A living relationship with God delivers us from the slavery of sin. We put this into practice by helping others.


Gospel                                               St. Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

When they censure his disciples for neglecting rituals, Jesus reminds the Pharisees of the basis of God’s law: to honour him with our hearts.



Lord God, the source of truth and love,
keep us faithful to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship,
united in prayer and the breaking of bread,
and one in joy and simplicity of heart, in Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Summer is Here!

Weekly Coffee Mornings commence on Tuesday 15th May

in St. Merryn Church Hall PL28 8ND

10.15 a.m. – 12noon

with Bric a Brac- Clothing- Produce-Cakes- Books

Raffle-Free Entry- Coffee and Biscuits £1

Proceeds to Church and Charity.

St Issey & Little Petherick Churches Fundraising

We are pleased to offer you the following:


return from Padstow to Wadebridge

Saturday 8th September

Leaving Padstow at 4.30pm returning 6.30pm

TICKETS to include a pasty £12.50 each

Payment must be made on ordering tickets.

Phone Avril 01841 541135 / Marjorie 01841 540696


SLEEPING BAGS AND DUVETS – St. Petroc’s Society currently have no sleeping bags and only a few duvets in their store.  If you have any that you don’t need please contact Fiona (532956).  Thank you.


Illustrated talk – Rhino protection in Zimbabwe

Tim Scarrott, summertime member of St Petroc’s congregation, gives an interesting talk with slides about his work in Zimbabwe with the Save African Rhino Foundation. He will be talking at the Sea Cadets on September 10th at 7.00pm, and the Sea Cadet Training Officer is happy for others to come along. If you would like to attend please contact Tim, preferably by text or otherwise speak to him, as he needs to keep a check on numbers. His mobile is 07421 897094.

NEW BISHOP OF TRURO – It was announced on Thursday that the new Bishop of Truro will be the Revd Canon Philip Mounstephen who will be the 16th Bishop of Truro. He will be consecrated Bishop later this year and a service in Truro Cathedral to welcome him as Bishop will take place early in 2019.

WELCOME TO FR STEPHEN HOLMES – This coming week we look forward to welcoming Fr. Stephen Holmes and his wife Izzy to Padstow, to take up his new post as Rector of the United Benefice.

As a gesture to welcome them to the Benefice we would like to make up some welcome boxes from the Parishes.  These could contain items such as Jams, chutneys, biscuits, tinned produce, wine, local ale, toiletries etc.,   welcome them to the Benefice.  (I know Kirsten was extremely appreciative of her welcome box when she moved to her Parish).  If you would like to donate something to this, please give your donations to your churchwardens, or drop them into me at the Benefice office.  We will then make up a box and drop it to them.

We look forward to meeting Fr Stephen and Izzy very soon.


A BIG THANK YOU – This year’s Dog Show and BBQ and Community Garden Party where a great success.  The organisers would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped in any way to organize these events.  Thank you to the Well Parc at Trevone and to Mr. and Mrs. Prideaux-Brune for hosting these events.  Thank you to all the stalls and organisations who helped make these two events a success.  We have had some great feedback from the community stalls and charities.  THANK YOU ONE AND ALL.


SEAFARER’S UK – The money collected at last week’s Sea Sunday Service for Seafarer’s UK amounted to £306.67.



The Benefice Office will be closed on Tuesday 25th September – Friday 28th September.


HARVEST THANKSGIVING is on Sunday September 23rd with a family Eucharist, followed by a Bring and Share lunch in the Church rooms after the service.  There will be a collection of tinned goods for the St. Petroc’s Society.  More information in the September Church Magazine.


LICENSING SERVICE FOR FR. STEPHEN HOLMES – This will take place on Thursday October 11th at 7.00 p.m. in St. Petroc’s Church at 7.00 p.m.  More information at a later date.


9.30 a.m.       MORNING PRAYER – BCP                                                       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                               



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

Choir:                 Wednesday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.                                Padstow


Tuesday, 4th   

9.30 a.m.       Catholic Mass                                                                      Padstow         

10.30 a.m.        Said Eucharist                                                        Osborne Rooms


Wednesday, 5th

10.30 a.m.       Said Eucharist                                                                        Trevone


Thursday, 6th  

10.30 a.m.        Said Eucharist – 1662 Prayer Book                                   Padstow


Friday, 7th    

   9.00 a.m.      Service of Morning Prayer (Led by Fiona)                         Padstow

6-7.00 p.m.     FRIDAY FUN CLUB STARTS BACK.                             Church Rooms


Saturday, 8th

9-10.30 a.m.   HOLY DUSTERS cleaning team meet                                 Padstow

2.30 p.m.     HOLY BAPTISM of Jowan David Smallwood       Padstow Lifeboat



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

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

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

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

11.00 a.m.      HOLY BAPTISM of Sophie Pask                                      St. Merryn

4.00 p.m.      “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                                                Trevone


All items for the weekly news or enquiries to the Benefice office

Email: or Tel: 01841 534898

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

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