for the United Benefice of
Padstow, St Merryn and St Issey with St Petroc Minor
Rector: Revd Dr Stephen Holmes
firstname.lastname@example.org 07584 091870
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17th : Third Sunday before Lent
A warm welcome to visitors who join us today. Please take our love and prayers to your home parish.
who alone can bring order
to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity:
give your people grace so to love what you command
and to desire what you promise,
that, among the many changes of this world,
our hearts may surely there be fixed
where true joys are to be found;
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
who gave Jesus Christ to be for us the bread of life,
that those who come to him should never hunger:
draw us to the Lord in faith and love,
that we may eat and drink with him at his table in the kingdom, where he is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen
READINGS FOR TODAY (Lectionary pages 797/799)
First Reading Jeremiah 17: 5-10
Second Reading 1 Corinthians 15: 12-20
Gospel St. Luke 6: 17-26
NEWS & EVENTS
75th anniversary of the sinking of HMS Warwick. All involved in the tragedy will be remembered at the 11am Sung Eucharist at St Merryn on Sunday 17th February and in a short service at the red brick building by Padstow Harbour at 11am on Wednesday 20th February, the anniversary of her sinking.
St Merryn: Forget the Winter Blues and come and have a Cup of Coffee. There will be a ‘Get Together’ Coffee Morning with a Bring and Buy sale at St Merryn Church Hall on Tuesday 19th February from 10.30 am.
Congratulations to Marjorie Finch of St Issey who has been awarded the Cross of St Piran by Bishop Philip for outstanding service to Church and community.
Little Petherick community churchyard clear-up on Saturday 23 February from 1pm
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 the austerity of Lent 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 our churches to collect the old ones for burning for ash to use at the Ash Wednesday service.
New Benefice Facebook Page: a new page for our parishes has been launched ‘The Church in Padstow, St Merryn & St Issey’. It carries news and events in our five churches, send information to Fr Stephen or the Benefice Administrator, Sue Norfolk.
Fr Stephen is on annual leave from February 11th – 18th
If you need a priest contact Canon Michael Fisher, email@example.com 07970 865049. For other church matters contact your Churchwardens or the Benefice Office
REBUILD OF PARISH ELECTORAL ROLLS 2019
The rebuild for the Parish of St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor will commence from today, Sunday 10th February, and last until Sunday, March 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:
St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor Cathy Gwinell
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.
SOUTH CAMEL CHRISTIANS TOGETHER – LENTEN TALKS 2019
These will take place each Tuesday in St Johns Methodist Church Padstow at 7:30pm.
Each session will be led by a member of the Clergy and the Topic this year is the
SORROWFUL MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY.
Tuesday 12th March The Agony in the Garden Revd. Fr. Robbie
Tuesday 19th March The Scourging at the Pillar Revd. Canon Michael Fisher
Tuesday 26th March The Crowning with Thorns Revd. Fr.Stephen Holmes
Tuesday 2nd April The Carrying of the Cross Revd. Fr. Ciaran McGuinness
Tuesday 9th April The Crucifixion. Revd. Alistair Sharp
Following on from the Talk at 8:30pm on each Tuesday there will be Plainchant Compline in St Petroc’s lasting about 20 minutes.
Also during Lent the Stations of the Cross will be followed each Friday at 12noon in St Petroc’s Parish Church (apart from Good Friday when the Walk of Witness will take place accompanied by St Minver Silver Band) meet at Church for 12noon.
SUNDAY 17th Feb. THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE LENT
9.30 a.m. Morning Prayer (BCP) Little Petherick
9.30 a.m. Sung Eucharist Trevone
11.00 a.m. Service of the Word Padstow
11.00 a.m. Sung Eucharist St. Merryn
The Sung Eucharist at St Merryn today includes the Baptism of Issey Vivienne & Merryn Marjory Short, John Martyn Prynn & Gillighan Harold Michael Keohane, and also the Commemoration of the sinking of HMS WARWICK
Bell Practice: Monday afternoon 3-4.30 p.m. Padstow
9.30 a.m. Roman Catholic Mass Padstow
10.30 a.m. Eucharist in the Osborne Room St. Issey
10.30 a.m. Eucharist Trevone
10.30 a.m. Eucharist Padstow
No Morning Prayer until further notice
NO CHILDREN’S FRIDAY FUN CLUB – Half term
5.30 p.m. Roman Catholic Vigil Mass Padstow
SUNDAY 24TH SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE LENT
9.30 a.m. Sung Eucharist St. Issey
9.30 a.m. Service of the Word Trevone
11.00 a.m. Sung Eucharist Padstow
11.00 a.m. Morning Prayer (BCP) St. Merryn
4.00 p.m. “Teatime” Family Service Padstow
Benefice Administrator: Mrs Sue Norfolk
Benefice Office, Church Rooms, Church Street, Padstow PL28 8BG
Pmilbenefice1235@outlook.com 01841 534898
Office hours Tuesday0Friday 10.00-1.00 p.m.
**All items for inclusion in the Weekly News sheet to be with the administrator by 12 noon on Wednesday**