Newsletter – 3 February 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.



In accordance with what is written in the law of the Lord, Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord. As they brought Jesus to be dedicated for service, let us offer ourselves as living sacrifices for the worship of God.



Almighty and ever-living God, clothed in majesty,
whose beloved Son was this day

presented in the Temple, in substance of our flesh:
grant that we may be presented to you with pure and clean hearts,
by your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen



Lord, you fulfilled the hope of Simeon and Anna,

who lived to welcome the Messiah:
may we, who have received these gifts beyond words,
prepare to meet Christ Jesus when he comes

to bring us to eternal life;

for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen


TODAY’S READINGS Page 788/789)

Old Testament Reading                                Malachi 3:1 – 5

Malachi, Prophesying Christ, speaks of his coming among them to refine and to purify and to prepare Israel for judgement.

New Testament Reading                              Hebrews 2:14 – 18

Jesus, come from God, became man, so that in suffering, in temptation, in dying and in rising, he might atone for our sins and free us to follow him into glory. He now is, where we will be.


Gospel                                                            St. Luke 2:22 – 40

Mary and Joseph consecrate Jesus to the Lord. Simeon looks upon the child and beholds the salvation of Israel, one destined to bring about the falling and rising of many, and a light also for the Gentiles, that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

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


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

St Merryn Church Hall            11am – 1pm


Old Palm Crosses – If you have any old Palm crosses, there will be a box on the table at the back of the church (St Issey, St Merryn & Padstow) to collect the old ones for burning for ash to use at the Ash Wednesday service.


Padstow: Congratulations to Andrea Curnow and her team, on winning first place in the Tesco Bags for Life scheme, they won first place and have secured a grant of £4,000 to enhance the Peace Garden behind the church rooms.  Thank you to everyone who used their tokens for this scheme when shopping at Tesco.


St Issey: a team from the parish have recently started the Bible Society ‘Open the Book’ programme, acting out Bible stories with the children at St Issey C of E School.




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.          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


Tuesday, 5th       Agatha, Martyr

9.30 a.m.          Roman Catholic Mass                                                         Padstow

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


Wednesday, 6th Paul Miki, Priest, and the Martyrs of Japan, 1597

10.30 a.m.         Said Eucharist                                                                        Trevone


Thursday, 7th  

10.30 a.m.         Said Eucharist – BCP                                                               Padstow


Friday, 8th          

9.00 a.m.         Morning Prayer                                                                     Padstow

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


Saturday, 9th   

   5.30 p.m.        Roman Catholic Mass                                                        Padstow



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

                            **NO TREVONE TEATIME SERVICE**





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