Newsletter – 18 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 18th Ninth Sunday after Trinity
A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.

The Good News is not joyfully received by everyone, those who try to spread the Gospel message often face hostility and rejection. But we gather here today to celebrate God’s presence and his victory over evil and death.
Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your Church: open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
in love and joy and peace; 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.
Holy Father, who gathered us here around the table of your Son to share this meal with the whole household of God: in that new world where you reveal the fullness of your peace, gather people of every race and language to share in the eternal banquet of Jesus Christ our Lord.
THE READINGS Proper 15 (Page 1015/1017)
First Reading Jeremiah 23:23-29
God indicates the difference between true and false prophets. Those who draw people to God and those who hoodwink them for their own ends. This can also be our yardstick.
Second Reading Hebrews 11:29 -12:2
So many unsung heroes whose devotion to God is unrecognised built a foundation of faith from which we proceed, let their inspiration strengthen our perseverance.
Gospel St. Luke 12:49-56
Christianity may lead to division between those who accept Christ and those who do not. The cost of discipleship can be higher than we realise.
TODAY…… 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.
St Issey and St Petroc Minor Flower Festival, at St Issey Church 13 to 15 September, 10am to 5pm, on the theme Village Life. Music and refreshments in the church, entry by donation.
Harvest Meals in the Parishes (more details later):
St Merryn Harvest Supper – Saturday 21 September
Padstow Harvest Bring & Share Lunch – Sunday 22 September
St Issey & Little Petherick Harvest Supper – Monday 23 September
Benefice Ceilidh Saturday 5 October 7pm at St Merryn Church Hall with Cataclews folk group.
Padstow Mariner Nicholas Watts was a midshipman on the ‘London’ who died overseas on 21 August 1632. Watts was not married and left his £300 estate to his mother to be used after her death for the poor of the Parish. Watts’ estate helped to finance the alms houses in Middle Street. The will also stipulated that 12 shillings a year to be paid to the St. Petroc’s bell ringers to ring “a peal” on each anniversary of his death. This was done for many years and became known as Watts’ Knell. The 12 shillings for the ringers was put towards the bell team’s annual day out. An article, with a photo of the ringers, appeared in the Cornish Guardian in 1982, when the bells were rung on the 350th anniversary.
St. Petroc’s bell ringers will be ring Watts’ Knell on Wednesday 21 August at 2pm
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**
Note: Fr Stephen will be on annual leave from 19 August to 3 September. During this time please contact the Benefice Office, the Revd Fiona Giorla or, if you need to speak with a priest, Canon Michael Fisher (01841 521544).
SUNDAY 18TH Ninth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 15)
9.30 am Sung Eucharist Trevone
9.30 am Morning Prayer (BCP) Lt. Petherick
11.00 am Sung Eucharist St. Merryn
11.00 am Service of the Word Padstow
Choir Practice: Sunday 9.45 am Padstow
Bell Practice: Monday afternoon 3-4.30 pm Padstow
Monday 19th
9.30 am Roman Catholic Mass Padstow
Tuesday 20th Bernard of Clairvaux
9.30 am Roman Catholic Mass Padstow
10.30 am Morning Prayer in the Osborne Room St Issey
Wednesday 21st
10.30 am Eucharist Trevone
11.30 am Funeral of Stella Evans Glynn Valley
Thursday 22nd
10.30 am Eucharist Padstow
Friday 23rd
10.30 am Funeral of Elizabeth (Liz) Trenouth Glynn Valley
Saturday 24th
5.30 pm Roman Catholic Mass Padstow
SUNDAY 25TH Tenth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 16)
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 Eucharist Padstow

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