Newsletter – 14 July 2019


for the United Benefice of

Padstow, St Merryn and St Issey with St Petroc Minor

Rector:  The Revd Dr Stephen Holmes              07584 091870

Curate: The Revd Fiona Giorla                01841 532956


          SUNDAY JULY 14th    Fourth Sunday after Trinity

          A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.


We celebrate this holy Eucharist as neighbours together in Christ. We affirm our fellowship with each other, and bring to God the needs of our neighbours.


O God, the protector of all who trust in you,

without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy:

increase and multiply upon us your mercy;

that with you as our ruler and guide

we may so pass through things temporal

that we lose not our hold on things eternal;

grant this, heavenly Father, for our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake,

who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.  Amen



Eternal God, comfort of the afflicted and healer of the broken,

you have fed us at the table of life and hope:

teach us the ways of gentleness and peace,

that all the world may acknowledge

the kingdom of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

READINGS (Proper 10 – Page 987 to 988 of Lectionary)

First Reading                         Deuteronomy 30:9-14

Moses promises prosperity to the people of Israel if they obey the commandments of God enshrined in the Law and written on their hearts.

Second Reading:                    Colossians 1:1-14

Paul greets the Christians in Colossae in the opening words of his letter, and rejoices with them in their allegiance to Christ.

Gospel:                                   St. Luke 10:25-37

Jesus responds to the challenge of the lawyer by telling the parable of the Good Samaritan. He broadens the concept of neighbour from a narrow legalistic interpretation to include everyone, everywhere, in whatever circumstances.


We have started a group for children to explore the Christian Faith with a view to confirmation. This group has grown out of questions from the older children at the Padstow Friday Fun Club. Teaching and events have been planned leading up to being confirmed by Bishop Philip in Truro Cathedral on Saturday 19 October followed by first Holy Communion in the Parish Church. There are still spaces, if you are interested please speak to Fr Stephen or Andrea Curnow.


Saturday 3 August: St. Merryn Parish Church Fun Fete and Dog show from 4.00 pm on the Young Men’s Green (opposite the Cornish Arms).  Games – Children’s Sports – Tombola – Raffle – Cream Teas – Live Music by the Friday Night Band and the unique St Merryn Kayles – Come and have a go!

Saturday 10 August: St. Petroc and Community Garden Party from12noon-5 pm at Prideaux Place.  Donations are needed for the following stalls:  Alan Veck –good quality bric-a-brack, Sue Norfolk good quality paperback books (please no hardbacks); Patrick Atkinson – bottles, cans of drink unopened and in date; Trevor Whitehouse -plants and produce; Molly Bishop-soft toys. Help is needed on stalls, and we need volunteers to help man the gates and transport chairs, tables and BBQ to Prideaux Place the evening before. Please contact Tim Bishop or Sue Norfolk if you can help with any of these items.

 Wednesday 14 August: Trevone BBQ and Dog Show at The Well Parc starting at 6pm.  Donations of cakes, bottles, cans, pretty things, and help on the stalls.  Please contact Sue Hollingsworth or Jane Myles.

Friday 16 and Saturday 17 August: ‘Come Rain or Shine’ at Padstow Church Rooms between 10am and 3pm St Petroc’s is running free craft days for families as part of Truro Diocese’s ‘Come Rain or Shine’ project: churches across the diocese will open for a couple of days in the summer to provide free activities for families (local and visitors alike), in case it’s pouring with rain or too hot to be on the beach. We’ll provide activities and drinks and snacks through the day. Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested in coming along. If you would like to help out, we need people to help with the crafts, to make tea and coffee, and to greet people and generally be on hand to chat. Donations of cakes and biscuits also welcome. If you’re free either day and can spare some time, please let Izzy know or sign up on the sheet at the back of St Petroc’s church. Contact Izzy Holmes: 07464 611553 or

Sunday 18 August: St Issey Dog Show and Fete between 2pm and 5pm in St Issey Churchyard.

Every Tuesday: St Merryn Summer Coffee Mornings are held at St. Merryn Church Hall every Tuesday between 10.15am and 12.00. They will continue until the end of September. Stalls with Bric a Brac,/Gifts, Cakes, Produce, Books, Clothing. and Coffee / Tea and Biscuits will also be available. Do come along and meet friends old and new plus many holiday visitors who attend.

Date for the diary: Benefice Ceilidh Saturday 5 October 7pm at St Merryn Church Hall with Catclews folk group.


Padstow Art Group Proudly Presents

An Art Exhibition at St. Petroc’s Parish Church

Sunday July 14th   – Friday, July 26th

All paintings by local artists – Free entry

all donations plus 10% commission from

each painting sold are in aid of

“The Coracle Appeal”

(Restoration Fund for St. Petroc’s Church)


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

4.00 pm           Teatime Family Service + Baptism                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


Wednesday 17th

10.30 am          Eucharist                                                    Trevone


Thursday 18th  

10.30 am          Eucharist (BCP)                                          Padstow


Saturday 20th     

5.30 pm           Roman Catholic Mass                                  Padstow



9.30 am            Sung Eucharist                                            Trevone

9.30 am            Morning Prayer (BCP)                                 Little Petherick

11.00 am          Sung Eucharist                                            St. Merryn

11.00 am          Service of the Word                                   Padstow


Benefice Administrator: Mrs Sue Norfolk

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

Office hours Tuesday – Friday 9.00 – 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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