Newsletter – 16 September 2018

“Weekly News” for






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


In this Eucharist we come together to listen and learn again the nature of God, not to tell Him what we want but to receive what He offers us.



O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers
of your people who call upon you;
and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them;
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 – Proper 19                 (Lectionary Page 671/673)

First Reading                                        Isaiah 50: 4-9a

The prophet knows that he really is teaching what he has learned from God, even though everyone around him despises and disregards him.


Second Reading                                   James 3: 1-12

This is a solemn warning about the dangers of careless and unkind speech. Anyone who talks, whether to teach or to gossip, will be held responsible for the outcome of their words.


Gospel                                                   St. Mark 8: 27-end

The disciples say what other people think about Jesus, but harder to say who they think he is, and harder still to allow him to teach them the meaning of his vocation.



Almighty God, you have taught us through your Son
that love is the fulfilling of the law:
grant that we may love you with our whole heart
and our neighbours as ourselves;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

St. MerrynHarvest thanksgiving is on Sunday, 23rd September a service of morning prayer with readings and prayers for harvest- after the service sale of harvest goods- proceeds will be for the Wadebridge food bank.

Harvest supper –  Saturday 22nd September in the church hall 6.30pm for 7pm Tickets £12 to include a glass of wine and entertainment by Sarah Cowling- available from Moira tel. 520418.

Coffee morning –  on September 18th in church hall 10.15- in aid of the Senior Citizens new year dinner with stalls and a raffle.


St Issey Church & Little Petherick–Harvest Supper

will be held at St Issey Village Hall on Monday 24th September

cost £14.00 to book please contact:

Avril:  01841 541135

Maureen:  01841 540360

ST. MERRYN – Macmillan Cancer Support – The Big Coffee Morning will be held at St. Merryn Church Hall on the 25th September from 10.15 a.m.

For more information, contact:  Janet Clark Tel: 01841521300.

HARVEST THANKSGIVING takes place 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 list at the back of both churches for people to sign up for the Bring and Share lunch.  Please contact Linda Morey for Padstow and Sue Hollingsworth for Trevone for further information.


The donated food will be handed out by St Petroc’s Society outreach workers to rough sleepers in Cornwall who are in need, generally those who are not receiving benefits. Items need to be non-perishable and either edible without cooking or able to be prepared using a single burner camping stove. Items such as tins of meat, soup, curries or stews, tinned vegetables or fruit, instant soups, pasta sauces, rice, pasta, and even pot noodles are all very welcome.


Creationtide Service – Sunday 30th September

A special service for the season of Creationtide will be held in St. Petroc’s church on Sunday 30th September at 3.30pm. This will be Celtic style worship giving thanks for God’s creation, and also aiming to raise questions about our Christian response to today’s environmental issues. All are welcome.

For more information, please talk to Fiona (532956)

Roger Penna – It is with great sadness that we announce the news of the death of dear Roger Penna, who passed away on Monday.  Roger became the organist and choir master at St. Petroc’s Church in September of 1965 serving St. Petroc’s for 53 years.  Roger has been a true and faithful servant, to the church community of St. Petroc’s, the Community of Padstow and the Methodist preaching circuit. He will be greatly missed by us all.  We send our prayers, thoughts and our sincere condolences to Fleur, Sally and their families.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory. 

*Roger’s Funeral will take place on Monday 24th September 1.30 p.m. at Glyn Valley, followed at 3.00 p.m. at St. Petroc’s Church a service of Celebration.  All are welcome to attend both services.  Please if you wish wear a splash of red, Roger’s favourite colour.  Donation in lieu of flowers to St. Petroc’s church.

The United Benefice of St. Petroc’s with St. Saviour’s Padstow,

St. Merryn, St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor Little Petherick

The Churchwardens and Parochial Church Councils announce

The Institution and Induction

by the Bishop of St. Germans, The Rt Revd. Dr. Chris Goldsmith

Of The Revd. Dr. Stephen Mark Holmes

Rector of the United Benefice of Padstow with Trevone,

St. Merryn, St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor.

On Thursday 11th October 2018, at 7.00 p.m. at St. Petroc’s Church, Padstow

A reception will follow at The Church Rooms, Padstow

Parking for clergy and the family and friends of the Revd. Stephen Holmes will be in the Church Car Park.

Members of the congregation please use the top car park.

R.S.V.P. by Sunday 30th September 2018

Mrs Sue Norfolk—Administrator

Benefice Office, The Church Rooms, Church Street,

Padstow PL28 8BG

Email:   Tel: 01841 534898



The Benefice Office will be closed on Tuesday 25th September – Friday 28th September.  Re-open 2nd October.

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.


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

  9.30 a.m.       SUNG EUCHARIST– Common Worship                               Trevone

11.00 a.m.       SERVICE OF THE WORD                                                        Padstow

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

  1.00 p.m.      HOLY BAPTISM of Harry Thomas John Reekie               Padstow

  2.00 p.m.       HOLY BAPTISM of Elsie Rose Cowling                               St. Issey



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


Monday, 17th

     3.30 p.m.       Funeral service for Betty Beale                                     St. Merryn


Tuesday, 18th   

9.30 a.m.       Catholic Mass                                                                       Padstow         

10.30 a.m.        Said Eucharist                                                           Osborne Room

2.00 p.m.       Methodist funeral for Sylvia Rosevear                             Padstow


Wednesday, 19th

10.30 a.m.       Said Eucharist                                                                        Trevone


Thursday, 20th  John Coleridge Patteson

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


Friday, 21st     

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

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

1.30 p.m.     Funeral Service for Barbara Cann                                    St. Merryn


Saturday, 22nd  

1.00 p.m.    Wedding of Peter Murt and Rachel Ecclestone               Padstow



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

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

11.00 a.m.       FAMILY EUCHARIST – Common Worship                         Padstow

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

  7.00 p.m.       TAIZE SERVICE                                                                       Trevone

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