Newsletter – 23 September 2018

“Weekly News” for






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


“The land has yielded its harvest: God, our God has blessed us.” 6



Almighty and everlasting God,
we offer you our hearty thanks for your fatherly goodness and care
in giving us the fruits of the earth in their seasons.

Give us grace to use them rightly, to your glory, for our own well-being,

and for the relief of those in need;

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.


HARVEST READINGS: (On page 723/4 of “The Lectionary”)

First Reading                                      Joel 2: 21-27

The joy of harvest.


Second Reading                                  1 Timothy 6: 6-10

St. Paul writes of the danger of the love of money, and on the right use of wealth.


Gospel                                                  St. Matthew 6: 25-33

In this part of the “Sermon on the Mount” Jesus warns his disciples against worldliness and over-anxiety.



Lord of the harvest, with joy we have offered thanksgiving
for your love in creation and have shared in the bread and wine of the kingdom; By your grace plant within us a reverence for all that you give us and make us generous and wise stewards of the good things we enjoy

through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen

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.


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 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



HARVEST THANK YOU – A big thank you to everyone involved in the Harvest Services; to everyone for their kind donations to the various charities who will benefit, and to all those who have decorated our churches to make them look so beautiful for this Harvest Thanksgiving.  Lastly thanks to everyone involved with providing for Harvest lunches and suppers.  Thank you everyone.


Benefice office closed

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


There will be no weekly News for Sunday 30th September.  Please give out any notices you may have for the following week at the United Benefice Service at Trevone on Sunday 30th September at 10.30 a.m.  Service led by Canon Michael Fisher.




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



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


Monday, 24th  

1.30 p.m.       Committal Service for Roger Penna                          Glynn Valley

     3.00 p.m.       Celebration for the life of Roger Penna                         Padstow


Tuesday, 25th   

9.30 a.m.       Catholic Mass                                                                       Padstow         

10.30 a.m.        Said Eucharist                                                           Osborne Room


Wednesday, 26th EMBER DAY

10.30 a.m.       Said Eucharist                                                                        Trevone


Thursday, 27th  VINCIENT DE PAUL, LAZARISTS, 1660

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


Friday, 28TH     

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

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

3.00 p.m.      Service of Wholeness and Healing                                     Padstow


Saturday, 29th

1.30 p.m.    Wedding of Andrew Shazell and Jenifer Hibbett          St. Merryn



10.30 a.m.      UNITED BENEFICE SERVICE                                                  Trevone

 1.00 p.m.       HOLY BAPTISM of Darcie Smith and Rory Smith            Padstow


Saturday, 6th October

9.10.30 a.m.   HOLY DUSTERS CEANING TEAM MEET.                             Padstow

1.00 p.m.     Wedding of Oliver Smallwood and Laura Warnock         Padstow

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