Newsletter – 24 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 24th: The Third Sunday of Lent

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

our love and prayers to your home parish.



We pray that our presence here today and all our other actions, may prove our intention to follow Jesus day by day, and will be found pleasing to God.



Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy

but first he suffered pain,
and entered not into glory before he was crucified:
mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross,
may find it none other than the way of life and peace;
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.



Merciful Lord, grant your people grace to withstand the temptations

of the world, the flesh and the devil,
and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen


TODAY’S READINGS(Page 823/825)

First Reading                         Isaiah 55: 1-9

Accidents are not sent by God as punishment but he does invite us to seek him without delay. He gives freely and abundantly to all who act upon his call and trust his promises.


Second Reading                                 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13

We are not pre-Christians, with excuses for wrongdoing. We have Christ’s

example as proof of God’s absolute love. We are not tested beyond our

endurance but we ignore him at our peril!


Gospel                                                St. Luke 13: 1-9

Every day the peoples of earth face potential disaster, as individuals or

nations.  We need to get our relationship with God right in order to cope.

Christ is our answer.



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 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).


Could the Flower team please gather at the Old Farmhouse on Saturday, 30th  March at 2.00 p.m. to assemble the Mothering Sunday posies.  Gifts of flowers would be wonderful please leave at the Old Farmhouse.
Sue H 520788

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.       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



Bell Practice:     Monday afternoon 3-4.30 pm                      Padstow


Tuesday 26th  Harriet Monsell, Founder of the Community of

                       St. John the Baptist 1883

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 27th

10.30 a.m.        Eucharist                                                    Trevone


Thursday 28th

10.30 am         Eucharist                                                    Padstow


Friday 29th

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

3.00 p.m.        Eucharist of Wholeness and Healing              Trevone

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


Saturday 30th  

5.30 pm         Roman Catholic Vigil Mass                             Padstow


SUNDAY 31ST MOTHERING SUNDAY – Fourth Sunday of Lent

9.30 a.m.        EUCHARIST                                                St. Issey

9.30 a.m.        SERVICE OF THE WORD                           Trevone

11.00 a.m.      FAMILY EUCHARIST                                   Padstow

11.00 a.m.      MORNING PRAYER                                 St. Merryn

3.00 p.m.        HOLY BAPTISM                                         Trevone


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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