Newsletter – 17 March 2019

                           WEEKLY NEWS

for the United Benefice of

Padstow, St Merryn and St Issey with St Petroc Minor

                            Rector:  Revd Dr Stephen Holmes           07584 091870

SUNDAY MARCH 17th: The Second Sunday of Lent

A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.  Please take

our love and prayers to your home parish.


By God’s presence and power, we have been made citizens of God’s heavenly Kingdom. Let us worship the living God, whose life amongst us moves us to hear and heed his words, and draws us closer to home in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.


Almighty God, you show to those who are in error the light of your truth, that they may return to the way of righteousness:
grant to all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s religion, that they may reject those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same;
through our Lord Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.



Almighty God, you see that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


TODAY’S READINGS (Page 820-822)


First Reading                         Genesis 15. 1-12, 17-18

The prophetic call to Abram and to his descendants about the promised land, their future Homeland.

Philippians 3: 17 –  4.1

We are to know ourselves as citizens not of earthly political kingdoms, but of

the heavenly kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel                                    St. Luke 13. 31-35

Jesus Christ, Prophet and King, uses feminine language to show he is present to us just as the wings of a mother hen are home for her brood.


St Merryn and Padstow Annual Parochial Church Meetings

The meeting of parishioners to elect Churchwardens, Annual Parochial Church Meetings and first meetings of the new Parochial Church Councils will be on the following dates:


Padstow, in the Church Rooms on Weds 20 March beginning at 7pm

There are 4 vacancies on the PCC (one for Trevone)


St Merryn, in the Church Hall on Thurs 21 March beginning at 7pm

There are 6 vacancies on the PCC


South Camel Christians Together


 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 19th March   The Scourging at the Pillar     Canon Michael Fisher

Tuesday 26th March   The Crowning with Thorns   Fr Stephen Holmes

Tuesday 2nd April       The Carrying of the Cross    Fr Ciaran McGuinness

Tuesday 9th April       The Crucifixion.                   Revd Alistair Sharp


PLAINCHANT COMPLINE, a short candlelit service for the end of the day (lasting about 20 minutes), will be sung in St Petroc’s Church after each Tuesday Talk at 8:30pm.

All are welcome to sing or just be present.


STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be followed each Friday in Lent at 12 noon in St Petroc’s Parish Church (apart from Good Friday when the Walk of Witness will take place accompanied by St Minver Silver Band).


TAIZÉ AT TREVONE: A Service of Meditation in the Taize Tradition at St. Saviour’s Church, Sunday, 17th March.

Chants Readings and Prayers, All Welcome!



You are invited to a Barn Dance being organised by the Pydar Deanery at St Michael’s Church Newquay on Friday 22nd March beginning at 7 pm.  There will be food and a bar and entrance is £5.  Live music will be provided by CATACLEWS our local ceilidh band.  Tickets are available from parish clergy or email or at the door.  Time to re-discover your dancing shoes.


St. Petroc’s and St. Saviour’s churches will again be supporting the WaterAid charity with its 2019 Jars of Change Lent Appeal.  This is to raise money to help support WaterAid in providing clean drinking water, and sanitation.  The country of focus this year is Malawi. Jars will be available to collect from both churches at the beginning of Lent.

St. Petroc’s Church Needs You – Can you help out with any of the following jobs in St Petroc’s Church?  We are looking more volunteers for the Coffee Rota, help with Holy Dusters, choir and flowers.

There is also a need for more Servers in the Church for the Sunday and mid-week Eucharists.   Linda Morey is retiring from being our Sacristan after several years of loyal service, if this or any of the above jobs are of interest to you and you would like more information of what the job entails then please talk to Linda, Fr Stephen, or Sue.


On Mothering Sunday, March 31st, the 4th Sunday in Lent (also known as ‘Laetare Sunday’), there will be the usual services at Trevone and St Issey at 9.30am and St Merryn and Padstow at 11am.


Padstow Mothers’ Day Posies – The flower ladies will be meeting on Saturday 30th March to make posies for the Mothering Sunday service.  If you would like to help please meet in the Church Rooms at 2.30 p.m. and if you have any flowers or greenery to bring this along with you.  For more information contact Pat Jenks or Linda Morey.



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

9.30 a.m.          SUNG EUCHARIST                                    Trevone

11.00 a.m.        SERVICE OF THE WORD                          Padstow

11.00 a.m.        SUNG EUCHARIST with Baptism               St. Merryn

1.45 p.m.          Holy Baptism                                              Padstow

7.00 p.m.          Taizé Service                                              Trevone



Bell Practice:     Monday afternoon 3-4.30 pm                      Padstow


Tuesday 19th Joseph of Nazareth

9.30 a.m.          Roman Catholic Mass                                 Padstow

10.30 a.m.        Eucharist in the Osborne Room                   St Issey

7.30 p.m.          Lent Talk                           St. John’s Methodist Church

8.30 p.m.          Plainchant Compline in St. Petroc’s              Padstow


Wednesday 20th Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, 687

10.30 a.m.        Eucharist                                                    Trevone


Thursday 21st Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury 1566

10.30 am         Eucharist – BCP                                          Padstow


Friday, 22nd

12 noon         Stations of the Cross in St. Petroc’s               Padstow

6-7.00 pm       Children’s Friday Fun Night, Church Rooms  Padstow


Saturday, 23rd

5.30 pm         Roman Catholic Vigil Mass                             Padstow



9.30 a.m.       SERVICE OF THE WORD                             Trevone

9.30 a.m.       SUNG EUCHARIST                                       St. Issey

11.00 a.m.     SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST                          Padstow

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

4.00 p.m.      “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                         Padstow


Benefice Administrator: Mrs Sue Norfolk

Benefice Office, Church Rooms, Church Street, Padstow PL28 8BG          01841 534898

Office hours Tuesday – Friday 10.00 – 1.00 pm

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


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