Newsletter – 1 March 2020


for the Petroc Benefice: Padstow & Trevone,

St Merryn and St Issey with St Petroc Minor

Rector:  Benefice in Transition

Curate:  The Revd Fiona Giorla            01841 532956

Sunday March 1st – First Sunday of Lent

A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.


We can often be tempted to pretend that we are greater or better than we really are. Through his temptations in the desert Jesus showed us how to rely upon God rather than giving in to such fantasies.


Almighty God,

whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
give us grace to discipline ourselves

in obedience to your Spirit;
and, as you know our weakness,

so may we know your power to save;
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,

you have renewed us with the living bread from heaven;
by it you nourish our faith,

increase our hope, and strengthen our love:
teach us always to hunger for him

who is the true and living bread,
and enable us to live by every word

that proceeds from out of your mouth;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

TODAY’S READINGS (Year “A” Readings- Track 2 related)

Old Testament Reading       Genesis 2: 15-17, 3:1-7

The temptation to become like gods led to the fall of Adam and Eve.

Second Reading                     Romans 5: 12-19

We are rescued from our sin and made righteous by divine grace, brought to us by Jesus Christ as an abundant free gift.

Gospel                                    St. Matthew 4: 1-11

Jesus resisted every temptation of Satan. Can we?

LENT COURSE “Caring for Creation” “Churches Together” encompasses the Anglican, Catholic and Methodist Communities with the Benefice and it 3 Parishes.  As usual we are running a Lent course, which this year tackles the important and topical subject “Caring for Creation”.  There will be four sessions on Tuesday evenings, March 3rd, 10th,17th & 24th, meeting in St. John’s Methodist Church, Padstow.  7.15 for coffee, 7.30 start until 8.30 pm.  Please come along if you can.  For more information contact Revd Fiona. 

LIVE LENT 2020 Archbishop Justin has launched the C of E first ever ‘green’ Lent campaign.  Sign up for 40 daily reflections.

“GIVE A TIN FOR LENT” Struggling to decide what to give up for Lent?  Why not give for Lent!  I will be donating tins/packet of food for St. Petroc’s for the homeless in Lent rather than giving something up.  If you would like to donate a tin/packet, there will be a box at the back of St. Petroc’s church Padstow, from Ash Wednesday 26th February.  Sue Norfolk.


St. Issey Friday 6th March “Churches Together” World Day of Prayer “Praying for Zimbabwe” at St. Issey Parish Church at 11.00 am.

Padstow Sunday 8th March – Archdeacon Paul will bepresiding and preaching at St. Petroc’s Church at 11.00 am.

Padstow Thursday March 12th Parish Lent Lunch 12noon in the Church Rooms.  All proceeds to WaterAid.  Tickets £5 available from Sue Hollingsworth or Sue Norfolk.

Padstow flower team will be meeting in the Church Rooms on Saturday 21st March at 2.00 pm to make up Mothering Sunday posies.  If you would like to help all are welcome.

Padstow PCC Approval of accounts – Would all members of the PCC please meet in the Church Rooms on Saturday 21st March at 10.00 am for a short meeting to approve the accounts.


Under the Church Representation Rules between Sunday February 16th   – Sunday March 1st   we have our annual revision of the Electoral Roll.  Please contact our Electoral Roll Officer, Mrs Betty Tucker (532889) for Padstow & Trevone, and Mrs Cathy Gwinell for St. Issey & Little Petherick (540636).  Please ask for a form to complete if you would like your name on the Roll.  If your name is on the Roll you are a “member” of the Anglican Parish of Padstow and St. Issey.  Being on the Roll entitles you to vote at the Annual Parochial Meeting and serve on the P.C.C. if elected.  This is also the time to check that your name is on the Roll or to ask for it to be removed if that is your wish. We have to have an accurate Roll for the Annual Meeting.     


APCM St. Merryn Thursday 26th March at 7.00 pm in the Church Hall.

APCM Padstow Tuesday 31st March at 7.00 pm in the Church Rooms.

APCM St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor Wedneday April 1st at 7.30 pm in the Osborne Room.

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

Sunday March 1st First Sunday of Lent

9.30 am            Sung Eucharist                                                 Trevone

9.30 am            Morning Prayer –  BCP                                     St. Issey

11.00 am          Sung Eucharist                                                 St. Merryn

11.00 am          Service of the Word                                        Padstow

REGULAR PRACTICES: –                                                                  Bell Practice:     Monday afternoon 3-4.30 pm                               Padstow

Monday 2nd                                                                                          2.30 pm            Funeral for T/L Richard Smith                                                Padstow

Tuesday 3rd  

9.30 am           RC Mass                                                           Padstow

10.30 am         Eucharist                                                     Osborne Room

7.30 pm           Churches Together Lent Course St. John’s Methodist Church                

Wednesday 4th                                                               

10.30 am          Eucharist                                                          Trevone

Thursday 5th

10.30 am          Eucharist (BCP)                                                Padstow

Friday 6th  

11.00 am          World Day of Prayer                                        St. Issey

12 Noon          Stations of the cross                                          Padstow

Saturday 7th   

9-10.30 am       Holy Dusters Cleaning Team meet                     Padstow

5.30 pm           RC Mass                                                          Padstow

Sunday 8th      Second Sunday of Lent

9.30 am            Service of the Word                                        Trevone

9.30 am            Sung Eucharist                                               Little Petherick

11.00 am          Morning Prayer – BCP                                      St. Merryn

11.00 am          Sung Eucharist

                       Celebrant and preacher Archdeacon Paul         Padstow

4.00 pm           Family Teatime Service                                     Trevone

Items for the Weekly News to be in the office by 12 noon.

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