Newsletter – 14 April 2019


 for the United Benefice of

  Padstow, St Merryn and St Issey with St Petroc Minor


 Rector:  Revd Dr Stephen Holmes           07584 091870



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

our love and prayers to your home parish.



Christ comes into our own lives today, in humility. Like the crowds on the first Palm Sunday, we greet him with joy. We pray for his presence among us as we share in the events of his Passion during this Holy Week.



Almighty and everlasting God,

who in your tender love towards the human race

sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ

to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross:

grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,

and also be made partakers of his resurrection;

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



Lord Jesus Christ, you humbled yourself in taking the form of a servant, and in obedience died on the cross for our salvation:

give us the mind to follow you and to proclaim you as Lord and King, to the glory of God the Father.  Amen


TODAY’S READINGS –  As per booklet


Liturgy of the Palms –                     Luke 19: 28-40


Isaiah 50.4-9a

The prophet writes of the suffering servant, who accepts pain and degradation in the knowledge that God is his helper, who stands with him against his adversaries.


Gospel (Feel free to sit  – it’s a very long reading) St. Luke 22.14-23.56

The Passion narrative begins at the Last Supper, and takes us through the

failures of Jesus’ friends, followed by injustice, cruelty, abuse of power,

suffering and death. Through all this we see the dignity of our Lord and at the

end, his burial and the preparations being made by those who love him, which

are to come to their fruition on what we know to be Easter Day.


St. Issey

The funeral of David Gwinnell will take place on Tuesday 16th April in St Issey

Church at 2.15pm. May he rest in peace.


St. Merryn Parish Church


Easter Coffee Morning from 10.15 am Tuesday 23rd April

and Easter Bonnet Competition

St Merryn Church Hall

Judging and parade of bonnets at 11.00 am

Have a go, make a creation its fun !

Also Stalls and a Raffle


 St. Petroc’s and St. Saviour’s churches are 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.  Please return them to Sue Hollingsworth for Trevone or Sue Norfolk for Padstow on Easter Sunday.

*****After the recent cyclone in South Africa and Malawi being one of the countries hit by bad weather, your donations this Lent are even more important as WaterAid try to get fresh drinking water to its people.


Trevone Flower Team

Please meet in the church 10.00 am on Saturday 21st April to decorate the church with flowers or as last year bring a vase or jug with Spring flowers in and put them on the window sills sometime Saturday it looked lovely.  Sue Hollingsworth.


Special Services for Holy Week and Easter

In addition to the normal Sunday and Weekday Services


The Sacred Triduum (‘holy three days’) is the most holy time in the Church’s year, when we follow Jesus from the Last Supper, through the Garden of Gethsemane to the Cross, the Tomb and finally to his rising from the dead during the night. It is a powerful spiritual practice to attend these three services to prepare for the joy, eggs and chocolate of Easter Day.


Maundy Thursday Evening Eucharist and Watch 7pm, 18 April   Padstow

Good Friday Liturgy of the Passion                    2pm, 19 April   Padstow

Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday                            9pm, 20 April   Padstow


In Eastertide we will join together as a benefice on these two great feasts:

Ascension Day Sung Eucharist                        6pm, 30 May     St Issey

Pentecost Choral Evensong                            3.30pm, 9 June St Merryn



9.30 am             Sung Eucharist                                          Trevone

9.30 am             Sung Mass                                             St Petroc Minor

11.00 am          Sung Eucharist                                           Padstow

11.00 am          Morning Prayer – BCP                               St Merryn

4.00 pm             Teatime Family Service                               Trevone



Bell Practice:     Monday afternoon 3-4.30 pm                     Padstow


Tuesday 16th

9.30 am            Roman Catholic Mass                                 Padstow

10.30 am          Eucharist in the Osborne Room                  St Issey

2.15 pm           Funeral Service of David Gwinnell               St Issey


Wednesday 17th

10.30 am          Eucharist                                                    Trevone


Thursday 18th

7.00 pm            Eucharist of The Lord’s Supper followed by The Watch                                                  Padstow

Friday 19th

12 noon           Walk of Witness                                         Padstow

2.00 pm            Liturgy of the Passion                                 Padstow


Saturday 20th

2.30 pm           Wedding of Luke Chown and Chloe Jackson Padstow

9.00 pm            The Great Vigil of Easter                             Padstow



8.00 am            Eucharist                                                    Padstow

9.00 am            Roman Catholic Mass                                  Padstow

9.30 am            Eucharist                                                    Trevone

9.30 am            Eucharist                                                    St Issey

11.00 am          Eucharist                                                    St Merryn

11.00 am          Eucharist                                                    Padstow

7.30 am            Concert by Wadebridge MVC                    Padstow


Benefice Administrator: Mrs Sue Norfolk

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

Office hours Tuesday – Friday 9.30 – 1.30 pm

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

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