Church Magazine – April 2016

HOME COMMUNIONS
Please let me know of anyone who is housebound or unwell who would like to receive their communion at home either as a one-off or on a regular basis. I consider this a very important part of my ministry so don’t be afraid to ask. Fr. Chris.

RESULTS OF ELECTIONS – 2016 APCM.
At the Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Wednesday, March 9th

· CHURCHWARDENS
St. Petroc’s – Linda Morey and Sue Norfolk
St. Saviour’s – Ron Olivey and Sue Hollingsworth

· DEANERY SYNOD REPS
Tilly Watts, Peter Crawford, Sue Hollingsworth and Sue Norfolk
(For the final year of a three year term)

· P.C.C. ELECTED MEMBERS
St. Petroc’s: Three year term – Angela Reskelly, Andrea Curnow and Jenny Childs
St. Saviour’s: Three year term – .Janine Ogborne (2 years) Jan Fisher
A special word of thanks to those who have stepped down this year from the PCC at the end of their 3 year term.
St. Petroc’s: Peter Crawford, Janet Dawe and Lilian Martyn
St. Saviour’s: Jane Saunders. THANK YOU ALL

· SIDESMEN
St. Petroc’s: Jenny Childs, Peter Crawford, Heather Crawford, Fiona Giorla, Chris Greaves, Rita Phillips, David Laycock, Iris Laycock, Angela Reskelly, Alan Veck, Hugo White and Trevor Whitehouse
St. Saviour’s: Peter Cotterill, Iola Cotterill, Michael Heyes, Pat Olivey,
Andrew Nicholls, Martin Saunders, Jane Saunders and Jim Stitson

· ELECTORAL ROLL
The Church Electoral Roll now stands at 139 – an increase of 2.

THE CORACLE APPEAL

In last month’s edition of “St. Petroc News” I wrote that we were expecting to have the final decision on the main grant of just over £200,000 towards the cost of repairs to the tower during March.
The BAD news is that specification for the work was not approved in time so we had to ask for a time extension for the final figures. We still don’t know the final out come. However, the GOOD news is that we are still in the running as Heritage Lottery have allowed an extension until June 8th as the specification for the work had to be approved by the Historic England architect and we didn’t receive it until February 19th. This meant that it was impossible to get the job priced before the deadline of March 8th.
If we are successful in our bid in June the job will start in October this year. Keep your fingers tightly crossed for us as we continue to wait with bated breath!! If you are technically minded and would like to see the specification I have a copy at the vicarage which you can borrow with pleasure. I so, so hope we are successful with the grant application so we can complete the restoration of our beautiful 15th century parish church.
Thanks to everyone who continues to support “The Coracle Appeal” as we need every penny we can get to enable us to put in our contribution to the extensive work on the tower. Fr. Chris.

“HOLY DUSTERS” AT ST. PETROC’S
The team will meet on Saturday, APRIL 2nd from 9.00 a.m. to give the church a good clean through. It takes about an hour and there is a cup of coffee for everyone at the end of the session. Sue and Linda

IT IS OFFICIAL!!
On Monday, March 7th I was Licensed by Bishop Tim and Installed by Archdeacon Bill as Priest in Charge of the Benefice of St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor as well as continuing as Vicar of Padstow. I look forward to working with, and getting to know, the good people of the parishes and I offer my thanks to everyone involved in the service and hospitality we all received that evening at Little Petherick. Fr. Chris

WHAT’S ON FOR CHILDREN IN APRIL?

FRIDAY FUN NIGHTS
6 – 7.00 p.m. in the Church Rooms
Book these dates
Fridays:- April 15th, 22nd & 29th

FAMILY SERVICES IN APRIL
ON SUNDAY APRIL 24th AT PADSTOW
“TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE AT 4.00 P.M.

ON SUNDAY APRIL 10th AT TREVONE
“TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE AT 4.00 P.M.
‘RIVER CAMEL QUILTERS’
Sessions for APRIL
in the church rooms are:
Mondays:-
April 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th
10.00 a.m – 4.00 p.m.
Morning session: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – £1.50
Afternoon session: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – £1.50
or, if you prefer
10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. – £2.50.
Bring your sandwich! Tea and coffee will be provided.
Come along and join us with sewing of any kind, or if you need help one of us will be able to give guidance. We look forward
to seeing you and for further information contact:-
Linda 532183 or Tilly 532044

FROM THE REGISTERS
OF ST. PETROC’S AND ST. SAVIOUR’S

Funerals – “May they rest in peace”
March 11th Joan Catterall (80) Penmount
March 16th Reginald Baldwin (79) Graveside, Cemetery
March 20th Gilberto Rodrigues (81) St. Petroc’s
March 24th Betty Illsley (83) Penmount
March 24th Sheila McCarthy (83) Penmount

“ST. PETROC NEWS”
DEADLINE FOR THE MAY ISSUE
Items to Chris Greaves by APRIL 15th please
01841 533069
Brass Cleaning for April: Sheila Wilson & Marjorie Howard
EVERYTHING IS WAKING UP!!
Although Easter is over, the time of celebrating new birth, it seems that nature has been a little quick for us this year with things way ahead of usual for the new season.

Of course with Easter being so early we don’t usually expect too much, but this year everything is well advanced due the very mild winter we had.

Spring is a marvellous time of the year when we can truly see the wonder of God’s creation. Trees which appear to be dead suddenly send out shoots of new growth as the earth warms up for another year.
The daffodils and the tulips are still in full bloom and the grass is growing like mad. The gardeners out in force to get rid of the weeds before they take over the garden.

As we all begin this new season in our gardens let us not forget who makes it all possible for us to grow our flowers and crops

A Gardener’s Prayer
Father, Thank you for my garden and for each tiny seed that sprouts and blooms so beautifully to fill my soul’s true need.
I ask You for Your Blessing upon my little plot of land, may it grow and flourish guided by Your hand.
Thank you for the pleasure I find here on bended knee, and in each flower that blossoms as a blessing sent from Thee. Amen.

As our gardens spring to life for another growing season so, too, is our town of Padstow springing into life for another holiday season. The visitors come to us to find a place of peace and beauty and to have a relaxing holiday. We hope that will happen for everyone who comes this year and may I wish all those involved in giving people a good holiday a very successful (but not TOO busy) 2016 no matter what you are doing.

Padstow is a truly beautiful place with so much to offer so let’s all do what we can to make our visitors feel welcome.
May God bless you all this season. Fr. Chris

TO ALL THE CAST AND CREW OF “GODSPELL”
Thank you ALL for the truly fabulous show you gave us on March 16th, 17th 18th & 19th
Thank you ALL for your hours and hours of rehearsing and time spent in preparing for the show.
Thank you ALL for your enthusiasm, commitment and great sense of fun and enjoyment over these past weeks.
Thank you ALL for the wonderful music, singing, acting and dancing
THANK YOU ALL – FOR EVERYTHING.
We have had the most amazing comments from so many people and I hope that you are all duly proud of yourselves for the praise you have totally deserved. Bless you all for giving your time to raise funds for the restoration of our Parish Church.
A special word of thanks to Andrea Curnow who masterminded the whole thing and produced and directed the show; to Tom Howard for all his work with band, chorus and performance; Angela Reskelly for her wonderful choreography. Together they have enthused the performers and brought the show to fruition. The result was amazing, not only as a show, but also as outreach into the community of Padstow and beyond.
Fr. Chris
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ANCIENT BUILDINGS?
DO YOU LOVE LEARNING ABOUT THEIR HISTORY?

Then why not join our
CONDUCTED CHURCH TOUR AROUND
ST. PETROC’S CHURCH PADSTOW

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS at 11.30 a.m.
STARTING ON MARCH 30th
AND RUN WEEKLY THROUGH TO OCTOBER
Each tour lasts about an hour and finishes with
an opportunity to talk informally to the guide.

SERVICE PATTERN FOR THE PARISH OF PADSTOW

It is with the help of clergy in the deanery, the cathedral and senior staff team that we have been able to offer Eucharists in all three parishes from the time of Canon Julia’s illness and death through until Easter.

From the first week of April until the end of May we will continue to have Eucharists in both St. Petroc’s and St. Saviour’s every Sunday. The time for the service in St. Petroc’s is now permanently at 11.00 a.m. and will not revert to 10.45 a.m. as previously. Also there will be 8.00 a.m. Holy Communion on the first and third Sundays of the month only.

From June, when our Worship Leaders have completed their training, we will move to a pattern of 2 Eucharists and 2 non-Eucharistic services each month. This will release me to offer Eucharists in the parishes of St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor on the Sundays I am not in Padstow.
I offer my thanks to those who are in training as Worship Leaders as they will allow us to keep to the tradition of a service each Sunday in both our churches in the parish of Padstow. Those in training are:

Andrea Curnow, Keith Fyleman, Jan Fisher, Fiona Giorla,
Sue Norfolk and Martin Saunders.

They complete their course by the middle of May so will begin their new ministries in the parish from June. We wish them every success with the training and I hope and pray that our congregations will support them as they begin to lead worship in the parish.

It all sounds very complicated I know but once we get going with the new pattern of worship in June I’m sure we’ll all get used to it. Just hope I don’t keep going to the wrong church!!!

Bless you all for being so understanding and positive to what we are having to do in order for me to look after my two “new” parishes.
Fr. Chris.

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Parish Magazine – March 2016

A MESSAGE FROM KIRSTEN NORFOLK – our Ordinand
I’ll be serving my title post as Assistant Curate in the United Benefice of Mounts Bay, which includes the parishes of Ludgvan, Marazion, Perranuthnoe and St Hilary.
I’ll be ordained Deacon at Truro Cathedral on Friday 1st July at 7.30pm – all welcome.

LENT COURSE 2016
All sessions on TUESDAY in St. John’s Hall, Padstow at 7.30 p.m.
“The Passion of Jesus according to St. Mark”
WEEK 3 MARCH 1st (St. Mark 14: 53-72)
Jesus before Caiaphas
WEEK 4 MARCH 8th (St. Mark 15: 1-20)
Jesus before Pilate; the sentencing and mocking
WEEK 5 MARCH 15th (St. Mark 15: 20b-47)
The crucifixion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
“STATIONS OF THE CROSS”
We go with Jesus to the Cross; through his pain and suffering which he went through for us.
As last year, each Friday in Lent at 12 noon in St. Petroc’s, there will be “Stations of the Cross” – a meditation on the final journey of Christ. All are welcome.
Led by either Fr. Ciaran or Fr. Chris.

“HOLY DUSTERS” AT ST. PETROC’S
The team will meet on Saturday, MARCH 5th from 9.00 a.m.to give the church a good clean through, It takes about an hour and there is a cup of coffee for everyone at the end of the session.
Sue and Linda
LENT LUNCHES -2016
WEDNESDAYS IN MARCH
(Soup, bread and tea or coffee)
12 noon – 1.30 p.m.
2nd March Padstow Church Rooms
9th March Padstow Church Rooms
16th March Trevone W. I. Hall
£3.50 per person
ALL PROFITS IN AID OF “WATER AID”
THE AIMS OF WATER-AID
Our ambition is that 25 million people will have access to safe water, improved
hygiene and sanitation as a direct result of our work. Our four global aims are:
To promote and secure poor people’s rights and access to safe water,
improved hygiene and sanitation. To support governments and service providers in developing their capacity to deliver safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation.
To advocate for the essential role of safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation in human development. To further develop as an effective global organisation recognised as a
leader in our field and for living our values.

ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting and the Annual Meeting of Parishioners (to elect Churchwardens) for the Anglican Parish of Padstow will take place in the Church Rooms, Padstow on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9th at 7.00 p.m.
This is your opportunity to come along and hear what St. Petroc’s and St. Saviour’s Churches have achieved in 2015 and what will be happening in 2016 following the untimely death of Canon Julia Wilkinson. We shall also discuss the the services which have been trailed in January and February and seek your views. PLEASE try to attend as it is an important meeting for the parish.
Fr. Chris

ST. PETROC’S CHURCH “Petroc Praise”
PROUDLY PRESENTS
GODSPELL
ON
WEDNESDAY, March 16th
THURSDAY, March 17th
FRIDAY, March 18th
SATURDAY, March 19th
in
ST. PETROC’S CHURCH, PADSTOW
7.30 p.m.
TICKETS: £7 – Free glass of wine at the Interval
(In aid of “The Coracle Appeal”)
BOOKING OFFICE – Tickets available from
The Parish Office, Padstow 01841 533776

FROM THE REGISTERS OF ST. PETROC’S AND ST. SAVIOUR’S
Funerals – “May they rest in peace ”
January 27th Dora Patricia Ellis (72) Penmount
January 29th Hylton Clement “Tint” Winter-Taylor (95) Penmount
January 29th Arthur Murfin (92) Penmount
February 4th Sylvia Jean Matthews (86) St. Petroc’s
February 9th Doris Mary Thurley (107) St. Petroc’s
February 10th Alfred “Alfie” George Giddy St. Petroc’s
February 20th Alan Bate (62) St. Petroc’s

“ST. PETROC NEWS” DEADLINE FOR THE APRIL ISSUE
Items to Chris Greaves by MARCH 15th please 01841 533069

Brass Cleaning for March: Pam and John Shuttleworth

WHAT’S ON FOR CHILDREN IN MARCH?
FRIDAY FUN NIGHTS
6 – 7.00 p.m. in the Church Rooms
Book these dates
Fridays:- March 4th & 11th
(Sorry, no Fun Night on the 18th as “Godspell” will be on)
FAMILY SERVICE ON SUNDAY MARCH 6th AT PADSTOW MOTHERING SUNDAY
“TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE ON SUNDAY MARCH 13th AT TREVONE

‘RIVER CAMEL QUILTERS’
Sessions for MARCH in the church rooms are:
Mondays March 7th, March 14th & March 21st
10.00 a.m – 4.00 p.m.
Morning session: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – £1.50
Afternoon session: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – £1.50
or, if you prefer
10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. – £2.50.
Bring your sandwich! Tea and coffee will be provided.
Come along and join us with sewing of any kind, or if you need help one of us will be able to give guidance. We look forward to seeing you and for further information contact:-
Linda 532183 or Tilly 532044
GUIDED HISTORICAL TOURS OF ST. PETROC’S 2016
We hope the tours for 2016 will begin on Wednesday March 30th at 11.30 a.m.
The Wednesday of Easter Week.
There will be a meeting with anyone who would like to become a guide, or who is already a guide, in preparation to the 2016 season on Thursday, March 3rd at 11.15 a.m. in St. Petroc’s. PLEASE help if you can as we don’t want to lose the tours through lack of guides.
If you can’t make the meeting but would like to be involved please let me know on 533776. Bless you. Fr. Chris
MOTHERING SUNDAY POSIES
Padstow:- On Saturday, 5th March at 2 pm, the St Petroc’s Flower Team will be meeting in the Church Rooms to make posies and we would welcome any help either in making the posies or a donation of small flowers or suitable foliage. A bucket for donations of flowers or foliage will be placed in the flower corner in Church a few days before Saturday, 5th March. Please do come along if you can, we usually make about 70 posies (help can
always be given). It is always an enjoyable afternoon and nice to have a cup of tea and chat at the same time! Rita Phillips (tel: 521600)
and …………..
Trevone:- Could the Flower Team gather at the Old Farmhouse at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, March 5th to make up posies for Mothering Sunday. Donations of flowers and small greenery would be much appreciated and these can be left at the Old Farmhouse. Many thanks, Sue Hollingsworth (520788)
WE WAIT WITH BATED BREATH!!
Early in March the final decision will be made by The Heritage Lottery Fund whether or not we receive the major grant to enable us to do all the work necessary on the tower.
We are all hoping and praying that we will be successful as it will mean that the much needed work can begin in 2016.
Fr. Chris.

L.H.W.E. – What does it stand for?
For our services at this time of the year we have a brilliant book called LENT, HOLY WEEK AND EASTER which is a wonderful resource for all the special services and ceremonies as we run up to Easter. What is so special about Lent, Holy Week and Easter?
Lent is special because it is the time of year that we look at ourselves and try to improve our spiritual life.
Holy week is special because we are following Jesus on his journey though his last supper with his most trusted followers; his trials, mockings and beatings; his journey to the Cross and his death.
Easter is special because it is the day Jesus beat Sin and death and the day we shout “Alleluia, Christ is Risen”. He is back with us and promising us all the gift of eternal life.
Why not be with us as we journey. Lent continues through March and culminates with Easter Day on Sunday March 27th. Along the way there is Mothering Sunday on March 6th (Also known as “Refreshment Sunday”) A break from the rigours of Lent and a day to show our appreciation for our mothers.
On March 13th we move into Passion-tide when we focus on the suffering of Jesus for us.
Holy Week begins on Sunday March 20th with Palm Sunday when we re-enact the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem – the day when everyone in the congregation receives a blessed Palm Cross to take home.
On Maundy Thursday (24th) we remember Jesus in the Upper Room at the Last Supper and “Watch” with him in the garden. O

n Good Friday (25th) We have the Ecumenical Procession of Witness through the town and finishing on the Quay. We start outside Prideaux Place main gate (Opposite the former Catholic Church) at 12 noon.
Easter Day (27th) we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead – the heart of our Christian belief.
COME WITH US – WE’D LOVE YOU TO JOIN US
Fr. Chris.
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER 2016
ST. PETROC’S PADSTOW & ST. SAVIOUR’S TREVONE
PALM SUNDAY – March 20th
8.00 a.m. Said Eucharist St. Petroc’s
9.30 a.m. Sung Eucharist St. Saviour’s
11.00 a.m. Sung Parish Eucharist St. Petroc’s
Blessing and distribution of Palms at all above services
MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK – March 21st
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist – St. Petroc’s
TUESDAY IN HOLY WEEK – March 22nd
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist – St. Petroc’s
WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK – March 23rd
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist – St. Saviour’s
MAUNDY THURSDAY – March 24th
5.30 p.m. Celebration of the Institution of the Eucharist St. Saviour’s
7.00 p.m. Celebration of the Institution of the Eucharist followed by “The Watch” until 9.00 p.m. St. Petroc’s
GOOD FRIDAY – March 25th
10.30 a.m. Solemn Liturgy of the Day St. Saviour’s
12 noon Procession of Witness from Catholic Church
2.00 p.m. Solemn Liturgy of the Day St. Petroc’s
EASTER DAY – March 27th “Alleluia, Christ is risen”
8.00 a.m. Said Eucharist – 1662 P/book St. Petroc’s
9.30 a.m. Sung Eucharist & Ceremonies St. Saviour’s
11.00 a.m. Sung Eucharist & Ceremonies St. Petroc’s
EASTER SUNDAY EVENING
WADEBRIDGE MALE VOICE CHOIR EASTER CONCERT
St. Petroc’s Church at 7.30 p.m. £5 (In aid of “The Coracle Appeal”)

Church Magazine – February 2016

REVISION OF ANGLICAN CHURCH ELECTORAL ROLL
Sunday, January 31st – Sunday, February 14th, 2016 (In preparation for the Annual Parochial Meeting on March 9th) What do I have to do If I want to be on the Electoral Roll ? Ask for an “Electoral Roll application form”. Complete it and return to the Electoral Roll officer by Sunday, February 14th. After the closing date the new Roll will be displayed on the church notice board at St. Petroc’s and St. Saviour’s.
DON’T FORGET:-
You will not have the right to vote at the annual parochial meeting if you are not on the Electoral Roll.
THE ELECTORAL ROLL OFFICER IS:-
Mrs. Betty Tucker, 16 Raleigh Close, Padstow. Tel: 532889

ADVANCE NOTICE – A date for your diary
The Annual Parochial meeting and the Annual Vestry Meeting for the Anglican Parish of Padstow will take place in the Church Rooms, Padstow on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9th at 7.00 p.m. This is your opportunity to come along and hear what St. Petroc’s and St. Saviour’s Churches have achieved in 2015 and what is planned for 2016 and beyond especially as Fr. Chris now has the added responsibility of St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AGAIN
“THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY” – “Christingle” Collection
Thanks to everyone who gave so generously at our Nativity Play & Christingle service at Christmas. We were able to send £495.94 this year. If you would like a collecting box for the Children’s Society please contact Mrs. Caroline White on 533489.

“ST. PETROC SOCIETY”
Donations to “The St. Petroc’s Society” to help them in their work with the homeless amounted to £426.27.

“MOUNT EDGCUMBE HOSPICE”
£32.92 was raised for “Mount Edgcumbe Hospice” through the idea of everyone signing a community Christmas Card rather than sending individual cards to members of the congregation.

“SETU – NEPAL”
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the appeal to send aid to Nepal and support those who are trying to rebuild their lives there. A grand total of £548.48 is being sent off to SETU Nepal so thanks to everyone who gave to this and the other worthy causes we have supported.
Fr. Chris
HAVE YOU SEEN OUR NEW UPDATED WEBSITE?
A very big thank you to Sîan Howells for giving her time and expertise to give the parish an updated website. We can “tweet” and “Facebook” and all sorts of exciting things now and you can even get a copy each Sunday’s “Weekly News” online so I’ll have to be a bit careful about what I write in future!! Seriously Sîan, thank you so much – it looks so modern and attractive which is just what it needed. Have a look at http://www.padstowparishchurch.org.uk and you’ll be surprised at what Sîan has achieved for us. Thank you,
Fr. Chris.
CAN YOU HELP AT ST. PETROC’S?
Would you like to join the “Holy Dusters”? The “Holy Dusters” meet once a month from 9.00 a.m. So our next two dates are:
SATURDAYS: FEBRUARY 6th and MARCH 5th
Please can you spare an hour to help give the church a good clean through?
There is a free cup of coffee and a biscuit for everyone at the end of each session.
Brass cleaners: February:- Mike and Jan Fox
March:- Pam and John Shuttleworth
Thanks everyone.
Linda and Sue (Churchwardens)

‘RIVER CAMEL QUILTERS’
Sessions for MONDAYS IN FEBRUARY in the church rooms are:
February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th 10.00 a.m – 4.00 p.m.
Morning session 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – £1.50
Afternoon session 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – £1.50
or, if you prefer 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. – £2.50.
Bring your sandwich!
Tea and coffee will be provided.
Come along and join us with sewing of any kind, or if you need help one of us will be able
to give guidance. We look forward to seeing you and for further information contact:- Linda 532183 or Tilly 532044
Wadebridge Male Voice Choir invites you to an OPEN EVENING as we prepare our new 2016 programme See how we rehearse – All ages welcome – Bring a friend WEDNESDAY, 10th FEBRUARY at 7.30 p.m. THE CHURCHILL CLUB, MOLESWORTH STREET,  WADEBRIDGE
If you like what you see and hear you are welcome to join the choir.
There is no requirement to read music.
As a member of the choir, which is a registered charity, you will have the satisfaction
of being involved in raising money for worthy causes and performing at charity
events. You will enjoy an excellent social life among like-minded friends and have the
opportunity to travel around the county and further afield.

FROM THE REGISTERS
OF ST. PETROC’S AND ST. SAVIOUR’S
Funerals – “Go on your journey, Christian soul ”
January 8th Stanley Charles (Stan) Willis (79) Glynn Valley
January 14th Gwen Millicent Ferguson (92) Penmount

DEADLINE FOR THE MARCH ISSUE OF “ST. PETROC NEWS” IS FEBRUARY 15th
Items to Chris Greaves please 01841 533069
Thanks to:
Chris Greaves our editor, printer & collator;
Geoff Spear our advertising manager;
our distributors in Padstow and Trevone.
Also our thanks to YOU
for subscribing to our parish and community magazine.
Fr. Chris
Brass cleaners: February:- Mike and Jan Fox
March:- Pam and John Shuttleworth

CHILDREN’S FRIDAY FUN NIGHTS
Book these dates:
Fridays, January 29th & February 26th
No Fun Night on the 5th as Truro Cathedral Choir concert;
or on 12th (Little Theatre visit) or 19th (Half term)
6 – 7.00 p.m. in the Church Rooms

FAMILY SERVICES
TREVONE: – SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14th – 4.00 p.m.
“TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE – followed by cakes and drink
PADSTOW: – SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28th – 11.00 a.m.

**J.A.M. (JESUS AND ME) CLUB
Each Sunday Morning 11.00 – 11.45 a.m. in the Church Rooms.
Please drop off your children at the Church Rooms and collect
them at 12 noon from St. Petroc’s Church (Except when there is a Family Service in St. Petroc’s)

PADSTOW CAROLLERS
Congratulations to Roger Gool and his hardy team of singers who gave so much pleasure all round Padstow on the run up to Christmas. In January we were given a lovely donation of £178.88 from the Carollers as a result of collections made during their singing.
Bless you and thanks to all involved.
Fr. Chris.

GODSPELL
from Canon Michael Fisher
On Easter morning 1970 John-Michael Tebelak, a 21 year old student, attended a service in the Episcopal (Anglican) Cathedral in Pittsburgh, USA. The service was so dull that Tebelak (in his own words) “left with the feeling that, rather than rolling the rock away from the Tomb, they were piling more on”, and he was sure he could present the message of the Gospel in a livelier and more attractive way.
He had already started work on a drama based on the Gospels and this experience prompted him to finish it (in his own words) ”in a non-stop frenzy”. Most of the words are taken either from St Matthew’s Gospel, or (in the case of the songs) from the 1940 Episcopal hymnal, familiar to Tebelak from his childhood, which accounts for the sometimes rather old-fashioned wording. It was produced by Tebelak and his fellow students (whose names still remain attached to the characters in Godspell) in Pittsburgh in December 1970, and in New York in the following year, where it came to the attention of some professional theatrical producers. These producers engaged Stephen Schwarz, aged 23, to write a new song score, and it is this score which is familiar to all who know the show. One song, “By my side”, was kept from the original score. When the show opened on the professional stage it caused some controversy. To start with, the performers were dressed as clowns, which some people thought disrespectful to the Gospel story; others accused it of presenting a “flower power” or “hippy” version of the Gospel. As often happens, some of the more vehement critics had not actually seen the show. When they did they were surprised to find how closely Tebelak had stuck to St Matthew’s Gospel. Both Tebelak and Schwarz went on to successful careers in the theatre, but while Stephen Schwarz is alive and working to this day, sadly John-Michael Tebelak died of a heart attack, aged only 35. The youth of both lyricist and composer is reflected in the energy and enthusiasm of the work, and it is these qualities that the present production hopes to bring to you, helped, no doubt, by the fact that our musical director is
the same age now as John-Michael Tebelak was in 1970!

“Godspell” runs from March 16th to 19th in St Petroc’s Church, Padstow, and full
details will be elsewhere in this magazine.
Canon Michael

ST. PETROC’S CHURCH Godspell“Petroc Praise”
PROUDLY PRESENTS
GODSPELL
ON
WEDNESDAY, March 16th
THURSDAY, MARCH 17th
FRIDAY, MARCH 18th
SATURDAY, MARCH 19th
IN ST. PETROC’S CHURCH, PADSTOW
7.30 p.m.
TICKETS: £7 – Free glass of wine at the Interval
(In aid of “The Coracle Appeal”)
BOOKING OFFICE – Tickets available from
The Parish Office, Padstow 01841 533776

ASH WEDNESDAY – February 10th
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and the Anglican services on this
special day will be: 9.30 a.m. Said Eucharist with hymns and imposition St. Petroc’s
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist with hymns and imposition St. Saviour’s
Please make a special effort to attend either of these services.

“STATIONS OF THE CROSS” – Each Friday in Lent
We go with Jesus to the Cross; through his pain and suffering which he went through for us. As last year, each Friday in Lent at 12 noon in St. Petroc’s, (starting on February 12th) there will be “Stations of the Cross” – a meditation on the final journey of Christ. All are welcome. Led by either Fr. Ciaran or Fr. Chris.

LENT COURSE 2016
All sessions on TUESDAY in St. John’s Hall, Padstow at 7.30 p.m.
“The Passion of Jesus according to St. Mark”
WEEK 1 FEBRUARY 16th (St. Mark 11: 1-11)
The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
WEEK 2 FEBRUARY 23rd (St. Mark 14: 26-52)
The time of prayer and the arrest of Jesus in the garden
WEEK 3 MARCH 1st (St. Mark 14: 53-72)
Jesus before Caiaphas
WEEK 4 MARCH 8th (St. Mark 15: 1-20)
Jesus before Pilate; the sentencing and mocking
WEEK 5 MARCH 15th (St. Mark 15: 20b-47)
The crucifixion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

LENT LUNCHES -2016
WEDNESDAYS IN LENT
(Soup, bread and tea or coffee) 12 noon – 1.30 p.m.
17th February Trevone W. I. Hall
24th February Padstow Church Rooms
2nd March Padstow Church Rooms
9th March Padstow Church Rooms
16th March Trevone W. I. Hall
£3.50 per person
ALL PROFITS IN AID OF “WATER AID”

THE AIMS OF WATER-AID
Our four global aims are:
To promote and secure poor people’s rights and access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation.
To support governments and service providers in developing their capacity to deliver safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation.
To advocate for the essential role of safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation in human development.
To further develop as an effective global organisation recognised as a leader in our field and for living our values.
Please help us to help them in their tremendous work
THANKS FOR THE FLOOD LIGHTS AND THE TREE
You may have noticed that, once again, St. Petroc’s Church was beautifully flood-lit over the Christmas period and also we had a lovely display in the tree on the Church Street side of the church. This was due to the hard work and generosity of Ian and James Dawe who carried out the installation for us. Thank you both for your kindness to St. Petroc’s. Fr. Chris

We request the pleasure of your company at
AN EVENING
WITH
TRURO CATHEDRAL CHOIR
St. Petroc’s Church Padstow
on
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5th
at 7.30 p.m.
Items by the choir and also organ solos
Admission £7 (adults) Children free
Tickets available from The Parish Office
01841 533776 and Mike Fox on 01841 533322
During the evening the newly re-furbished organ
will be re-dedicated.
(Sincere thanks to Mike Fox for his tremendous generosity
in paying for the re-furbishment of the organ and for organising
this special evening for us.)
Proceeds in aid of “The Coracle Appeal”
THANK YOU

A big thank you to all those who supported the different services and times in January, during this period of trying non-Eucharistic services, in both St. Petroc’s and St. Saviour’s Trevone. The trial continues during February with two different styles of “Service of the Word”. In March, as we are approaching Easter, we will revert back to all services being Eucharists but the time at St. Petroc’s will remain at 11.00 a.m. There will be a discussion about the “new” services at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Wednesday, March 9th at 7.00 p.m. Please come along and have your say. Fr. Chris

WE JOURNEY TOGETHER FROM THE CRIB TO THE CROSS
What an odd year this is with Easter so early once again (March 27th).
On Sunday January 31st we keep The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (also known as Candlemas) as we close the Christmas season.
As soon as Wednesday, 10th of February we change our focus to the journey to the Cross as we enter the Holy Season of Lent on Ash Wednesday. The Joy of the birth of Jesus turns to the sombre and dismal time of Lent with its lack of flowers, joyful music and bright colours.

What does the season of Lent mean to us?
Lent is the time for us to look at ourselves and see if we like what we see. I know I never do!! A time to think about our bad habits and try to improve who and what we are. Lent is the time to look at the world and think of all those who are less fortunate than we and do everything in our power to help them. We all have been touched by the plight of those thousands and thousands of people who are trying to rebuild their lives here in Europe after being driven from their homelands through war and terrorism. Please keep them and all aid agencies in your thoughts and prayers. Lent is a time to look at our Spiritual life and think what we can do to improve it. There is a Lent course available again this year and details of the dates and venues can be found in this magazine. We all need to learn more of our faith in order to help others to know the faith which we hold so dear. Why not make the Lent course part of your Lenten rule?
Lent is the time to step out on a journey – a journey with some one we love – Jesus Christ. We go with him to the Cross; through his pain and suffering which he went through for us. He is always there for us – can we be there for Him this Lent?
Lent is a time to say “Here I am, send me” – May God use us in his service this Lent and always. God bless Fr. Chris.