Newsletter – 8 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 8th – Second Sunday of Lent

A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.


Jesus Christ brought new life and hope into the world, and called his disciples to receive it and to be his friends. Today pray we can worship and serve him personally.


Almighty God,

you show to those who are in error the light of your truth,
that they may return to the way of righteousness:
grant to all those who are admitted

into the fellowship of Christ’s religion,
that they may reject those things

that are contrary to their profession,
and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same;
through our Lord Jesus Christ,

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

one God, now and for ever. Amen


Almighty God,

you see that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves:
keep us both outwardly in our bodies,

and inwardly in our souls;
that we may be defended from all adversities

which may happen to the body,
and from all evil thoughts

which may assault and hurt the soul;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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

Old Testament Reading       Genesis 12:1-4a

God calls Abraham to make a new start in his life, through which God would bless the entire world.

Second Reading                     Romans 4:1-5, 13-17

Paul uses the example of Abraham to remind us that we are made right with God not by what we do but by what Christ has done for us.

Gospel                                St. John 3:1-17

Jesus tells Nicodemus that he needs a new start to his spiritual life, and that only God’s Spirit can bring it.

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.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS – A short service each Friday in Lent as we follow Jesus to the Cross.  12 noon in St. Petroc’s Padstow.


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.

Trevone flower team please meet at the Old Farmhouse at 2pm on Friday March 20th to make Mothering Sunday posies.

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.


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.

APCM – Benefice thank you – It is nearing that time of the APCM’s throughout the Benefice, and in the absence of a Rector can we thank you on behalf of the worshipping communities, to all those who are due to retire as Churchwardens and PCC members for all their hard work whilst holding office, working to serve their communities and the churches in the three parishes.

There will now be vacancies for Churchwardens and PCC members throughout the Benefice, if you would like to take on the role of a Churchwarden or become a member of your parish’s PCC, then please speak to your PCC secretary to obtain and fill in the appropriate forms.  To be eligible to stand you must have been on the Church Electoral roll for more than 6 months and meet the terms laid out on the reverse of the forms.

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 8th      Second Sunday of Lent

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

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

Tuesday 10th   

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 11th                                                             

10.30 am          Eucharist (BCP)                                                Trevone

Thursday 12th                                                                 

10.30 am          Eucharist                                                         Padstow

12 noon           Lent lunch in the church rooms                        Padstow

Friday 13th

12 Noon          Interment of ashes for T/L Pat Locke                 Padstow  

12 Noon          Stations of the cross                                          Padstow

Saturday 14th   

12 noon           Funeral service for T/L Dolias Tucker                Padstow

5.30 pm           RC Mass                                                          Padstow

Sunday 15th    Third Sunday of Lent

9.30 am           Sung Eucharist                                                 Trevone

9.30 am           Sung Eucharist                                   Little Petherick                 (Giving thanks for the long and dedicated service of Churchwarden Sidney Rundle)     

11.00 am         Sung Eucharist                                                St. Merryn

11.00 am         Service of the Word                                       Padstow

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

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