Newsletter – 27 January 2019


for the United Benefice of

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




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



Today Jesus proclaims that the words of the Prophets are fulfilled and good news is given to the poor; we are all one in the Body of Christ.



God our creator, who in the beginning

commanded the light to shine out of darkness:

we pray that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ

may dispel the darkness of ignorance and unbelief,

shine into the hearts of all your people,

and reveal the knowledge of your glory

in the face of 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



Generous Lord, in word and eucharist we have proclaimed the mystery of your love: help us so to live out our days

that we may be signs of your wonders in the world;

through Jesus Christ our Saviour.


THE READINGS   (Page 780/782)

First Reading                                             Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10

Ezra reads from the book of the law of Moses. He encourages the people to be confident and filled with joy.


Second Reading                                      1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

Paul writes about the nature of the Body of Christ. Through Baptism and the Eucharist we are all made parts of that body.


Gospel                                                          St. Luke 4:14-21

Jesus begins his public ministry, reading and teaching in the synagogue. He proclaims that the word of God on the scroll of the prophet Isaiah is being fulfilled that very day.



CELEBRATING its 9th year

with a “OPEN DAY” Saturday 2nd February 2019

at the Ring O Bells village inn,

12 noon to 4pm (where it all started).

Do come along see the displays of our achievements

and our forward plans, we would love your input and ideas,

it’s your community, let’s all enjoy it together.

Light lunches available & afternoon cream tea.


THANK YOU – I would like to say a big thank you to everyone at St. Petroc’s for the nice card and Garden voucher.  My special thanks also to the Flower Team for all their support and friendship over the years.  I am sad to be retiring, but looking forward to sitting back and enjoying the lovely welcoming flowers at St. Petroc’s.

Rita Phillips.

LENT is round the corner!

The Great Forty-day Fast of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 6th March. On that day there will be an opportunity to begin Lent by receiving Holy Communion and the traditional ashes in each of our parishes:

St Merryn        10.30am          Eucharist & ashes

St Issey            10.30am          Eucharist & ashes

Padstow           5.30pm            Sung Eucharist & ashes


To prepare for this austerity there will be a pancake party on Shrove Tuesday, 5th March:

St Merryn Church Hall            11am – 1pm




The rebuild for the Parishes of Padstow and St. Merryn will commence from today, Sunday 20th January, and last until Sunday, February 10th.


Every 6 years the Electoral Rolls of our Parishes are rebuilt from scratch.  If you would like to be included on the Electoral Roll of your Parish please contact your Electoral Roll Officer:


Padstow                                           Betty Tucker

St. Merryn                                       Moira Gill/Christine Cowling


By signing up you show that you are a member of your Church.

This will not commit you to anything, but you will, after 12 months, be eligible to serve on the PCC in your Parish if you wish and it also enables you to vote on church matters at the Annual Parochial Church Meetings.


** All items for inclusion in the Weekly News sheet to be with the administrator by 12 noon on Wednesday**


Email:  Tel: 01841 534898

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



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.           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



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


Tuesday, 29th

9.30 a.m.          Roman Catholic Mass                                                         Padstow

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                          Osborne Room, St. Issey


Wednesday, 30th Charles 1, King and Martyr, 1649

10.30 a.m.         Said Eucharist – BCP                                                             Trevone


Thursday, 31st

10.30 a.m.         Said Eucharist                                                                          Padstow


Friday, 1st Feb. Bride of Kildare, abbess, c525

9.00 a.m.         Morning Prayer                                                                     Padstow

6-7.00 p.m.       CHILDREN’S FRIDAY FUN CLUB              Church Rooms, Padstow


Saturday, 2nd  

   5.30 p.m.        Roman Catholic Mass                                                        Padstow



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






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