Newsletter – 28 July 2019


 for the Petroc Benefice: Padstow & Trevone,

 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 28th Sixth Sunday after Trinity

A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.



Abraham pleaded with God for the lives of just people who did not deserve vengeance, hardly daring to do so. God granted his request because he listens to the desires of our hearts. So Jesus urges us to ask with confidence, knowing how much God loves us.




Merciful God, you have prepared for those who love you
such good things as pass our understanding:
pour into our hearts such love toward you
that we, loving you in all things and above all things,
may obtain your promises,

which exceed all that we can desire;
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



God of our pilgrimage,

you have led us to the living water:
refresh and sustain us

as we go forward on our journey,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

THE READINGS Proper 12  (Lectionary Page 998/1000)

First Reading                             Genesis 18:20-23

God can be challenged to account for himself, even by us. God wants a thorough-going relationship with us in which demands can be made on both sides.


Second Reading                     Colossians 2: 6-15

Christ is the basis of our life. He alone knows us, forgives us and heals us. We need no exterior signs, just the deeply held belief that he is our all in all.


Gospel                                    St. Luke 11:1-13

If friends respond to our cry for help, how much more so will our heavenly Father come to our aid and the Lord’s Prayer perfectly expresses all our needs.



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!  Tombola Prizes required Raffle Prizes to Betty and Gerry Chandler and Tombola Prizes. to Moira Gill

Saturday 10 August: St. Petroc and Community Garden Party from12noon-5 pm at Prideaux Place.  Donations are needed for the following stalls:  Alan Veck –Tombola prizes, 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.  We also need more Gazebos if anyone can lend one.  Please contact Tim Bishop or Sue Norfolk if you can help with any of these items.

Sunday August 11th Padstow Sea Sunday Service takes place by the Bandstand at 3.30pm. with the Padstow Lifeboat and crew in attendance, along with music from Camborne Town Band.  Donations to Seafarers UK.

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. Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested in coming along and if you would like to help out 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 Cataclews folk group.


Roger gave outstanding service to St Petroc’s for 53 years as organist and choir master. The PCC, in consultation with Roger’s family, has agreed that it would be good to have a practical memorial to his faithful contribution to our worship so it has been agreed to get a good quality music stand and put a plaque on it to his memory. This will cost about £175 and if you wish to make a donation, these can be given to Fr Stephen or the Churchwardens.


Our Curate, the Revd Fiona Giorla who is a keen sailor, was commissioned as the new Chaplain of the Unit at Evening Colours on Friday 26 July by the retiring chaplain, the Revd Diane Powell, who will remain District Chaplain and a member of the Command Team. It is good for us, as a Benefice, to be supporting the Cadets who make a great contribution to the local community. We wish Fiona every blessing in her new ministry and thank Diane for all her service.

SUNDAY 28TH Sixth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 12)

9.30 am            Sung Eucharist                                            Trevone

9.30 am            Sung Eucharist                                            St. Issey

11.00 am          Morning Prayer (BCP)                                 St. Merryn

11.00 am          Sung Eucharist                                            Padstow

4.00 pm           Teatime Family Service + Baptism                Padstow



Choir Practice:  Sunday 9.45 am                                          Padstow

Bell Practice:     Monday afternoon 3-4.30 pm                      Padstow


Tuesday 30th  William Wilberforce

9.30 am            Roman Catholic Mass                                 Padstow

10.30 am          Eucharist in the Osborne Room                  St Issey


Wednesday 31st Joseph of Arimathea

10.30 am          Eucharist                                                    Trevone



Thursday August 1st

10.30 am          Eucharist (BCP)                                          Padstow


Friday 2nd

11.00 am          Funeral Service for Frances Marie Lewis       Padstow


Saturday 3rd

9-10.30 am       Holy Dusters Cleaning Team meet              Padstow

5.30 pm           Roman Catholic Mass                                  Padstow


SUNDAY 4TH Seventh Sunday after Trinity (Proper 13)

9.30 am            Sung Eucharist                                            Trevone

9.30 am            Morning Prayer (BCP)                                 St. Issey

11.00 am          Sung Eucharist + Baptism                            St. Merryn

11.00 am          Service of the Word                                   Padstow

2.30 pm           Holy Baptism                                              Padstow


Benefice Administrator: Mrs Sue Norfolk

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

Office hours Tuesday – Friday 9.00 – 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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