Newsletter -21 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 with us this Easter Day

Without this wonderful day our faith is founded on a hopeful dream. If it was not for the Resurrection, the life and ministry of Jesus would remain simple historical fact and a good and inspiring story rather than the source of life that it truly is.

Lord of all life and power, who through the mighty resurrection of your Son overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in him: grant that we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ, may reign with him in glory; to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be praise and honour, glory and might, now and in all eternity. Amen

God of Life, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son
to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection
have delivered us from the power of our enemy: grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his risen life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


First Reading Acts 10: 34-43
Because there is no favouritism with God, all are acceptable, all who call can be forgiven, and all are witnesses to God’s life.
Gospel St. John 20: 1-18
Seeing that Jesus had risen led the disciples to believe. Learning more about God from Jesus, Mary Magdalene understood something new of Christ as Lord.

Our thanks to all who have contributed so much during Holy Week and on this Easter Day in our five churches and three parishes.
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
Padstow & Trevone WaterAid Jars of Change Lent Appeal. Please could all jars and donations be returned either to Sue Hollingsworth for Trevone or Sue Norfolk for Padstow.

After the recent cyclone in South Africa, and Malawi being one of the countries hit by bad weather, your donations this Lent were even more important as WaterAid try to get fresh drinking water to its people.
The Rector, Fr Stephen will be on leave from the 23rd to the 27th April. During that time please contact the Benefice Office, details overleaf, or if you need a priest please contact Canon Michael Fisher (07970 865049, or the Revd Katie Kirby (07745 434266)

During 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

Bell Practice: Monday afternoon 3-4.30 pm Padstow

Tuesday 23rd
9.30 am Roman Catholic Mass Padstow
10.30 am Eucharist in the Osborne Room St Issey
11.30 am Funeral service of Dennis Brayford Padstow

Wednesday 24th
10.30 am Eucharist Trevone

Thursday 25th
10.30 am Eucharist Padstow Padstow
Friday 26th
2.45 pm Funeral of Janet Fox Padstow
5.00 pm Eucharist of Wholeness and Healing Padstow
6-7.00 pm Children’s Friday Fun Club Padstow

Saturday 27th
5.30 pm Roman Catholic Mass Padstow

9.30 am Service of the Word Trevone
9.30 am Sung Eucharist St. Issey
11.00 am Morning Prayer (BCP) St. Merryn
11.00 am Sung Family Eucharist +Baptism Padstow
1.00 pm Holy Baptism 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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