Newsletter – 5 May 2019



for the United Benefice of

 Padstow, St Merryn and St Issey with St Petroc Minor

Rector:  The Revd Dr Stephen Holmes              07584 091870


 SUNDAY MAY 5TH  Third Sunday of Easter


A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.


This morning, with other disciples, we meet Jesus on the shore of the lake. A new day dawns bringing with it new hope, assurance of the resurrection and a call to serve our Lord by tending his flock.


Almighty Father, who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples
with the sight of the risen Lord:
give us such knowledge of his presence with us,
that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life
and serve you continually in righteousness and truth;
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




Living God, your Son made himself known to his disciples
in the breaking of bread:
open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in all his redeeming work; who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen

for St Saviour’s, Trevone, see over the page


First Reading                         Acts 9:1-6

Saul sets off to Damascus to continue his persecution of the followers of Jesus.  An encounter with the risen Lord himself convinces Saul that Jesus is, indeed, the Son of God calling him to a new life in his service.


Second Reading                  Revelation 5:11-14

Christ is portrayed as a Lamb who has suffered a sacrificial death.  He is entitled to receive worship with God because of the victory he has won through that death.

Gospel                                    St. John 21:1-19

After cooking breakfast for the disciples by the lake, Jesus restores and commissions Simon Peter, who once denied knowing him, to feed his sheep.

Joint Benefice Services in Eastertide and beyond

Ascension Day Sung Eucharist                        6pm, 30 May     St Issey

Pentecost Choral Evensong                            3.30pm, 9 June St Merryn

Sung by the choirs of St Merryn and Padstow, directed by Gareth Stubberfield

Corpus Christi Sung Eucharist & Procession   6pm, 20 June  Little Petherick


Thank you to everyone who donated to WaterAid ‘Jars of Change’ throughout Lent. The total raised amounted to £334.91 and will be sent to WaterAid to fund clean drinking water and sanitation in Malawi.  Thank you for your generosity.  Sue Norfolk & Sue Hollingsworth.

Annual Leave

Fr Stephen will be on annual leave from Monday 6th May – 20th May inclusive.  If you need a priest please contact either Canon Michael Fisher 01841 521544 email or Revd Katie Kirby 07970 865049.  For any non-urgent church business contact your churchwardens or the Benefice Office in working hours.

St Saviour’s, Trevone – Dedication Festival

The foundation stone of St Saviour’s was laid on the 30th April 1958 and the Church was Dedicated on 2nd May 1959 so this year is the 60th anniversary of the ceremony of Dedication. In a guide book published soon after this, the Vicar, the Revd B.B. Clarke described St Saviour’s as ‘in the centre of the village, in a delightfully picturesque valley going down to the sea’. The church is still at the heart of the village community.

It is relatively new but is named after a medieval chapel in the parish, sited near the Padstow war memorial at St Saviour’s Point, and it is made of ancient stone, some of which is from quarry at Cataclews Point which supplied the stone for the fonts at Padstow and St Merryn and the reredos and holy water stoup at St Issey. The Church is named after Jesus the Saviour and we can give thanks to him for all the good things we have received from him in it and for all the people, the ‘living stones’ we have met there.


 Almighty God,

to whose glory we celebrate the dedication of this house of prayer:

we praise you for the many blessings

you have given to those who worship you here:

and we pray that all who seek you in this place may find you,

and, being filled with the Holy Spirit,

may become a living temple acceptable to you;

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.




Father in heaven,

whose Church on earth is a sign of your heavenly peace,

an image of the new and eternal Jerusalem:

grant to us in the days of our pilgrimage

that, fed with the living bread of heaven,

and united in the body of your Son,

we may be the temple of your presence,

the place of your glory on earth,

and a sign of your peace in the world;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.



9.30 am            Sung Eucharist -Feast of Dedication             Trevone

9.30 am            Morning Prayer (BCP)                                 St Issey

11.00 am          Sung Eucharist                                            St. Merryn

11.00 am          Service of the Word                                   Padstow



Bell Practice:     Monday afternoon 3-4.30 pm                     Padstow


Tuesday 7th

9.30 am            Roman Catholic Mass                                 Padstow

10.30 am          Eucharist in the Osborne Room                  St Issey


Wednesday 8th

10.30 am          Eucharist                                                    Trevone

7.30 pm            Bible Study group meets                             Trevone


Thursday 9th  

10.30 am          Eucharist                                                    Padstow

Friday 10th

6-7.00 pm        Children’s Friday Fun Club                          Padstow


Saturday 11th  

5.30 pm           Roman Catholic Mass                                  Padstow



9.30 am            Service of the Word                                   Trevone

9.30 am            Sung Mass                                                   Little Petherick

11.00 am          Morning Prayer (BCP)                                 St. Merryn

11.00 am          Sung Eucharist                                            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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