Newsletter – 4 August 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 August 4th Seventh Sunday after Trinity

A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.



We are those who have been raised with Christ into eternal life. So let us seek “the things that are above, where Christ is,” as we gather to worship him.




Lord of all power and might,

the author and giver of all good things:
graft in our hearts the love of your name,
increase in us true religion,

nourish us with all goodness,
and of your great mercy keep us in the same;
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 God, whose Son is the true vine and the source of life,
ever giving himself that the world may live:
may we so receive within ourselves

the power of his death and passion
that, in his saving cup,

we may share his glory and be made perfect in his love;

for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever.



THE READINGS Proper 13 (Lectionary Page 1003/1005)

First Reading                       Ecclesiastes 1:2,12-14; 2:18-23

The writer laments the futility of all passing human activity that does not spring from a life rightly related to eternal God.


Second Reading                  Colossians 3:1-11

Paul challenges Colossian believers to put aside old ways and focus on cultivating a holiness appropriate to their new life in Christ.


Gospel                                   St. Luke 12:13-21

Jesus warns against hoarding earthly riches at the expense of investing in the enduring treasure of a generous, God-centred lifestyle.



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 we thank those who have given donations to cover this.



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.


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



Choir Practice:  Sunday 9.45 am                                          Padstow

Bell Practice:     Monday afternoon 3-4.30 pm                      Padstow


Tuesday 6th

9.30 am            Roman Catholic Mass                                 Padstow

10.30 am          Eucharist in the Osborne Room                  St Issey


Wednesday 7th John Mason Neale

10.30 am          Eucharist                                                    Trevone

2.00 pm           Funeral service for Mary Banyard                 St. Issey



Thursday 8th  Dominic

10.30 am          Eucharist                                                    Padstow


Saturday 9th  

5.30 pm           Roman Catholic Mass                                  Padstow


SUNDAY 11TH  Eighth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 14)

9.30 am            Service of the Word                                   Trevone

9.30 am            Sung Mass                                                   Lt. Petherick

11.00 am          Morning Prayer (BCP)                                 St. Merryn

11.00 am          Sung Eucharist + Baptism                            Padstow

3.30 pm           Sea Sunday Service                                     Padstow Harbour



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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