Newsletter – 5 March 2017

“Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,

                                         St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor

                                        March 5thth 2017 – FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

                                 A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.

INTRODUCTION

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.

 THE COLLECT

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.

 

TODAY’S READINGS – Page 87/89

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

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

 

New Testament 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?

 

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER

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.

 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 15th 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 2016 and what is planned for 2017 and beyond.

VACANCIES FOR PCC – A big thank you to Betty Tucker, Rosemary Howells and John Bealing from Padstow, also to Sue Thorpe from Trevone who this year retire from their 3 years of service on the PCC.  This means that we have 3 vacancies for Padstow and 1 for Trevone.  If anyone would like to fill these vacancies, you will find application forms on the churchwarden’s chest at the back of the church.  Please note you must be on the church electoral roll to be a member of the PCC.

 REVISION OF ST.ISSEY WITH ST. PETROC MINOR CHURCHES ELECTORAL ROLL

Sunday, March 5th – Sunday, March 19th, 2017

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, March 19th.

After the closing date the new Roll will be displayed on the church notice board at St. Issey with St Petroc Minor.

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:-

Miss J Booth, 22 Treverbyn Road, Padstow.  Tel: 01841 533397

The Annual Parochial Meeting and the Annual Vestry Meeting will take place in the Osborne Room, St Issey Church, on the 5th April at 7.30 p.m.

 

FLOWER ARRANGERS – St. Petroc Minor

We urgently need flower arrangers to go on the rota for altar flowers at St. Petroc Minor.

Please contact Elizabeth Roberts 01841 540890

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY – To Celebrate Vera’s 99th Birthday there will be a Tea Party in the Osborne Room St Issey Church at 3:00pm on Friday 10th March.

Vera’s favourite charity is The Royal British Legion should you wish to make a contribution.   Everyone welcome to make this a special day.

 

WATER AID FOR LENT – Your journey to help reach everyone with clean water starts here!  With your support, this Lent will be life-changing.

Whether you are ditching the chocolate, going without the fizz or hiding the car keys, your Jars of Change journey will mean clean water for more girls like Hasina  in Madagascar.

We all give up things for Lent, so how about taking up the “Jars of Change Journey”   On display at the back of the church you will see a display raising awareness for WaterAid.  Please help give the gift of clean water by either making a donation or by filling a jar of change.  More information is available at the back of the church.  There will be a bucket for your donations in Padstow and Trevone every Sunday until Easter Sunday.  If you take up the “Jar of Change Journey” return your jar of change to either Sue Norfolk (Padstow) or Sue Hollingsworth (Trevone) on Easter Sunday.

For more information about WaterAid visit www.wateraid.org 

LENT COURSE – PRAYING THROUGH LENT

7.30 P.M. AT ST. JOHN’S METHODIST HALL

 

Tuesdays March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th & April 4th

Session 1.   “Lenten Reflection” – led by Sister Deidre

Session 2.   “Teresa of Avila” – Led by Revd. Peter Smith

Session 3.    “The Prayer of Jesus” – Led by Jenny Docwra

Session 4.     “Prayer of St. Augustine” – Led by Anne Tarry

Session 5.      Any questions – Led by Fr Ciaran McGuinness,

Fr Chris Malkinson and Revd. Peter Smith

 

PRIDEAUX PLACE GARDEN PARTY – August 5th 2017 – The date for the Garden Party this year is Saturday August 5th from 12 noon so there will be a planning Meeting on Saturday March 11th at 10.30 a.m. in the Church Rooms.  All are welcome to attend so bring along your bright ideas!  If you are not able to attend the meeting but are willing to help on the day please contact either Tim Bishop (533972 or Sue Norfolk (532902)

 

Sunday, 5th        FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

  8.00 a.m.          SAID EUCHARIST – 1662 Prayer Book                               Padstow

  9.30 a.m.          SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship                             St. Issey

  9.30 a.m.          SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship                             Trevone

11.00 a.m.         SERVICE OF THE WORD – Common Worship                   Padstow

11.00 a.m.         SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship                         St. Merryn

12.15 p.m.         PCC MEETING – Adoption of Accounts                   Church Rooms

12.45 p.m.         HOLY BAPTISM for Aricie Ainsworth                                 Padstow

 

What’s on this week

Tuesday, 7th   

9.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                            St. Issey

7.30 p.m.          LENT COURSE – “Praying through Lent” St. John’s Methodist Hall

Session 1 – “Lenten Reflection” – Led by Sister Deidre

 

Wednesday, 8th Edward King, Bishop of Lincoln. 1910                    

9.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                            Trevone

7.15 p.m.          Bible study at “Furlongs”, Parkenhead, Trevone

 

Thursday, 9th    

10.30 a.m.         Said Eucharist                                                                           Padstow

 

Friday, 10th   

12 noon              “Stations of the Cross”                                   St. Petroc’s, Padstow

6 – 7.00 p.m.     CHILDREN’S FRIDAY FUN NIGHT                               Church Rooms

 

Saturday, 11th  GARDEN PARTY PLANNING MEETING                     Church Rooms

 

Sunday, 12th    SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

   9.30 A.M.      SERVICE OF THE WORD – Common Worship                    Trevone

   9.30 a.m.       SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship (Trad)     Little Petherick

11.00 a.m.        SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship                            Padstow

11.00 a.m.        MORNING PRAYER –  B.C.P.                                            St. Merryn

  4.00 p.m.        “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                                               Trevone

 

Please take this “Weekly News” home with you for reference in the week.

Items to Sue Norfolk, administrator, please by Wednesday morning

*New Email: pmilbenefice1235@outlook.com Tel: 01841 532902*      

Newsletter – 26 February 2017

 “Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,

                   St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor

                                 February 26th 2017 – SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE LENT

                                                    A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.  

INTRODUCTION

This is the last Sunday before Lent. As we prepare for a season of reflection and penitence, we focus on the fact that God gives us good things so that the memory and knowledge of them can sustain us through times of trial.

THE COLLECT

Almighty Father, whose Son was revealed in majesty

before he suffered death upon the cross:

give us grace to perceive his glory,

that we may be strengthened to suffer with him

and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory;

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

one God, now and for ever.  Amen

 

TODAY’S READINGS

Old Testament                                                  Exodus 24:12-18

As Moses goes into a mountain to receive God’s law, a cloud hides him from sight. It showed the people that God is holy and commands obedience, and yet the man Moses could enter his presence.

 New Testament                                              2 Peter 1:16-21

Peter appeals to his personal experience of seeing Jesus transfigured, in order to remind his hearers that their faith is based on eyewitness experience and that they can trust the scriptures, confirmed by such experiences.

Gospel                                                                Matthew 17:1-9

Peter, James and John have their eyes opened to Jesus’ divine nature, and as a result learn a hard lesson about their own discipleship.

 POST-COMMUNION PRAYER

O holy God, we behold your glory in the face of Jesus Christ:

grant that we who are partakers at his table may reflect his life in word and deed, that all the world may know his power to change and save;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

 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 15th 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 2016 and what is planned for 2017 and beyond.

 

VACANCIES FOR PCC – A big thank you to Betty Tucker, Rosemary Howells and John Bealing from Padstow, also to Sue Thorpe from Trevone who this year retire from their 3 years of service on the PCC.  This means that we have 3 vacancies for Padstow and 1 for Trevone.  If anyone would like to fill these vacancies, you will find application forms on the churchwarden’s chest at the back of the church.  Please note you must be on the church electoral roll to be a member of the PCC.

 ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES – This week Wednesday March 1st sees the start of Lent and our journey with Jesus to his death on the cross.  Our services begin with Eucharist + Hymns + and Imposition of ashes, at Trevone 9.30 a.m., Padstow 10.30 a.m. and St. Issey at 10.30 a.m. with     St. Issey School in attendance.  So please join us as we start our Lenten Reflection.

 PADSTOW TEATIME SERVICE – celebrating the Transfiguration and preparing for Lent.  Sunday 26th February 3.45 p.m. for 4.00 p.m. in the Church Rooms. Refreshments including pancakes, also child friendly activities, worship, stories and songs.  For more information, contact Andrea Curnow.

ISSEY WITH ST. PETROC MINOR – Jumble Sale Saturday 4th March at 2.15pm. Proceeds for church funds. Unwanted items to the hall during the morning please.

FLOWER ARRANGERS – St. Petroc Minor

We urgently need flower arrangers to go on the rota for altar flowers at St. Petroc Minor.

Please contact Elizabeth Roberts 01841 540890

ISSEY CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL with ST. ISSEY IN BLOOM

Friday 3rd March in St. Issey Church at 2.00pm with children’s weekly assembly.

The theme is ‘’ My favourite Season ‘’ in three age groups. A winner from each will be entered in to ‘’ Britain in Bloom’’ to be judged in August.

All welcome. Refreshments.

 

SHROVE TUESDAY 28TH FEBRUARY-  Join us at St. Merryn Church Hall from        11 a.m. to 1.30p.m.  Pancakes, Tea /Coffee etc.; also a Cake Stall and Raffle.

Proceeds in aid of St. Merryn & St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor United Benefice. 

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER –

This will take place on Friday 3rd March 10.00 a.m.

at St. Saviour’s Church Trevone.

The service for 2017 has been prepared by

Christian Women of the Philippines,

with the theme ” Am I Being Unfair to You? ”

 LENT COURSE – PRAYING THROUGH LENT

7.30 P.M. AT ST. JOHN’S METHODIST HALL

 Tuesdays March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th & April 4th

Session 1.   “Lenten Reflection” – led by Sister Deidre

Session 2.   “Teresa of Avila” – Led by Revd. Peter Smith

Session 3.    “The Prayer of Jesus” – Led by Jenny Docwra

Session 4.     “Prayer of St. Augustine” – Led by Anne Tarry

Session 5.      Any questions – Led by Fr Ciaran McGuinness,

Fr Chris Malkinson and Revd. Peter Smith

 

Sunday , 26th   THE SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE LENT

  9.30 a.m.         SERVICE OF THE WORD – Common Worship                      Trevone

  9.30 a.m.         SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship                                St. Issey

11.00 a.m.         SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST – Common Worship                Padstow

11.00 a.m.         MORNING PRAYER – B.C.P.                                                 St Merryn

  4.00 p.m.         “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                                       Church Rooms

                             (Activities begin at 3.45 p.m.)

 

What’s on this week

Tuesday, 28th  

9.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                           St. Issey

March 

Wednesday, 1st ASH WEDNESDAY – The beginning of Lent                          

9.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist + Hymns + Imposition of ashes                    Trevone                                                            10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist + Hymns + Imposition of ashes                   Padstow

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist + Hymns + Imposition of ashes                    St. Issey

 

Thursday, 2nd    St Chad, Bishop of Lichfield.672                

10.30 a.m.         Said Eucharist                                                                           Padstow

7.30 p.m.         Deanery Synod Meeting                               St. Michael’s Newquay

 

Friday, 3rd  

10.00 a.m.         Women’s World Day of Prayer                                             Trevone

12 noon              “Stations of the Cross”                                    St. Petroc’s, Padstow

6 – 7.00 p.m.     CHILDREN’S FRIDAY FUN NIGHT                               Church Rooms

 

Saturday, 4th     Holy Dusters                                                                            Padstow

 

Sunday, 5th        FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

  8.00 a.m.          SAID EUCHARIST – 1662 Prayer Book                               Padstow

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship                            St. Issey

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship                            Trevone

11.00 a.m.         SERVICE OF THE WORD – Common Worship                   Padstow

11.00 a.m.         SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship                         St. Merryn

12.15 p.m.         PCC MEETING – Adoption of Accounts                   Church Rooms

12.45 p.m.         HOLY BAPTISM for Aricie Ainsworth                                 Padstow

 

Please take this “Weekly News” home with you for reference in the week.

Items to Sue Norfolk, administrator, please by Wednesday morning

Email: snorfolk45@hotmail.com Tel: 01841 532902      

Newsletter – 12 February 2017

“Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,

                                         St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor

                                        February 12th 2017 – THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE LENT

                                  A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.

INTRODUCTION

The Mosaic Law gave us the 10 commandments. Jesus gives his explanation of how to live.  He gives us our “Rule of Life”

 THE COLLECT

Almighty God, who alone can bring order to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity:  Give your people grace so to love what you command and to desire what you promise, that, among the many changes of this world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; 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

TODAY’S READINGS

First Reading                                    Deuteronomy 30: 15 – end

God gives the way to live so that the Jewish people will be blessed by the Lord their God – the Way of life. The alternative is the way of death.

Second Reading                                1 Corinthians 3: 1-9

Paul rebukes party-spirit in the church; for it has only one foundation, Jesus Christ himself.

 Gospel                                                St. Matthew 5: 21 – 37

Jesus continues the “Sermon on the Mount”, teaching the inner meaning of the Ten Commandments 

 

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER

Merciful Father, who gave Jesus Christ to be for us the bread of life, that those who come to him should never hunger:

Draw us to the Lord in faith and love, that we may eat and drink with him at his table in the kingdom, where he is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen

 REVISION OF PADSTOW CHURCHES ELECTORAL ROLL

Sunday, February 5th   –  Sunday, February 19th, 2017

(In preparation for the Annual Parochial Meeting on March 15th)

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 19th.

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 15th 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 2016 and what is planned for 2017 and beyond.

 A Message from the Reverend Nigel Marns of the United Benefice of Mounts Bay –

 THE CORNISH CELTIC WAY is a new Pilgrimage Route travelling through Cornwall from St Germans to St Michael’s Mount, taking in some of the Celtic holy places, churches, wells and crosses along the Way, walking in the footsteps of the Celtic saints.

In order to bring this new route to life, sections of the Way are being walked over the next six months.  You are welcome to join walkers and pilgrims on Saturday 25 February starting at 9.45am at St Petroc’s Church.  The walk will go from St Petroc’s to St Merryn via Trevone and Harlyn, stopping with a packed lunch together at St Merryn and conclude with a visit to Constantine Well and Chapel.

More information is available on http://www.cornishcelticway.co.uk  or talk to Sue Norfolk 01841 532902

 COFFEE MORNING – at St. Merryn

On St Valentine’s Day  14th  February  10.30 a.m.

A  Get   Together Coffee Morning with Bring and Buy and Raffle  in the Church Hall.    Will Romance be in the air??!

FLOWER ARRANGERS – St. Petroc Minor

We urgently need flower arrangers to go on the rota for altar flowers at St Petroc Minor. Please contact Elizabeth Roberts 01841 540890

 

Jumble Sales – There are plans to hold two jumble sales on Saturday February 25th and Saturday March 4th more information to follow.

 Message sent by Shirley Craft (Police, Community Messaging Officer, Devon & Cornwall)  TELEPHONE SCAM

 Residents are asked to exercise caution when receiving calls purported to be from your or another Bank: Police received a report of a member of the public being phoned by a Bank to report £400 had been stolen from their account. The caller stated they would receive £400 on top of the recovered monies providing they first withdrew £2000 and purchased £2000 of iTUNE Gift Cards. The caller even told them to tell shop or bank staff “It’s presents for the grandchildren” They were told another person would call back requesting the serial numbers of the iTUNE cards and also to scratch off the foil on the rear to reveal a smaller number.  Both sets of numbers would then allow the caller to purchase goods to the value of £2000.  The phone number used was 01424758899, which is registered to Hastings in Sussex, both the callers were described as female and very polite and convincing. We would ask Recipients of Community Messaging to tell your more elderly and vulnerable neighbours about this message Report any similar incidents to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040, or online at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk            Thank you

 

 ‘RIVER CAMEL QUILTERS’

 Sessions for February in the Church Rooms are:

Monday 13th, 20th & 27th

Bring your sandwich

Tea and coffee will be provided.

 

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

 

SUNDAY, 12th   3rd SUNDAY BEFORE LENT (Proper 2)

Electoral Roll Revision continues until Sunday 19th

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST                                                            Little Petherick         

  9.30 a.m.           SERVICE OF THE WORD                                                         Trevone

11.00 a.m.           SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST                                                       Padstow

11.00 a.m.           MORNING PRAYER – Matins (BCP)                                  St. Merryn

12.45 p.m.          HOLY BAPTISM for Rudi Heard                                             Padstow

  4.00 p.m.           “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                                                  Trevone

 

         What’s on this week

Tuesday, 14th

10.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                                    St. Issey

 

Wednesday,15 th                             

 10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                            Trevone

2.00 p.m.          Choir practice                                                                                    Padstow

 

Thursday, 16th  

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                           Padstow

  1.30 p.m.          Funeral of Susan Creeth (Padstow)                              Glynn Valley

 

Friday, 17th        NO FUN NIGHT (Half term break)

12.30 p.m.         Funeral of Barbara Barlow                                                 St. Merryn

 

Saturday, 18th

10.30 a.m.         Funeral of Phyllis Swabey                                                     Padstow

 

SUNDAY, 19th    2nd SUNDAY BEFORE LENT

Electoral Roll Revision ends today

  8.00 a.m.           SAID EUCHARIST – 1662 Prayer Book                                  Padstow

  9.30 a.m.          SUNG EUCHARIST – CW (Trad)                                Little Petherick

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST                                                                     Trevone

11.00 a.m.           MORNING PRAYER – BCP                                                        Padstow

11.00 a.m.          SUNG EUCHARIST                                                               St. Merryn

12.45 p.m.          Holy Baptism for Ivy Hicks                                               St. Merryn

 Please take this “Weekly News” home with you for reference in the week.

Items to Sue Norfolk, administrator, please by Wednesday morning

Email: snorfolk45@hotmail.com Tel: 01841 532902      

Newsletter – 5 February 2017

“Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,

                                         St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor

                                        February 5th 2017 – FOURTH SUNDAY BEFORE LENT

                                    A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.

 INTRODUCTION

The Lord is far beyond even our imagining yet gives us the privilege of offering our worship to him and following in his Way.

THE COLLECT

O God, you know us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: grant to us such strength and protection as may support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations; 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

TODAY’S READINGS

Old Testament                                                  Isaiah 58: 1-9a

Isaiah tells of the true fast which is acceptable to God.

 

New Testament                                                1 Corinthians 2: 1-12

St. Paul says that God works in unexpected ways through those who may seem to be unimportant, and through simple preaching of deep truths.

 

Gospel                                                                  St. Matthew 5:13-20

Jesus teaches about discipleship  – to be the salt of the earth and the light in the world.  He tells that he is the fulfilment of the Law.

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER

Go before us, Lord,

in all we do with your most gracious favour,

and guide us with your continual help,

that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you,

we may glorify your holy name,

and finally by your mercy receive everlasting life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 

‘RIVER CAMEL QUILTERS’

 Sessions for February in the Church Rooms are:

Monday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th

Bring your sandwich

Tea and coffee will be provided.

 

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

 

Come and join us with sewing of any kind

Or if you need help one of us

will be able to give you guidance.

We look forward to seeing you.

For further information contact:  Linda 532183 or Tilly 532044

 

 ISSEY  – Our dear friend Eric Gratrix ( Jan 1922 – Jan 2017 )

Sadly Eric died on the evening of Monday 30th. January. Many will remember him from his cheery presence at St Issey Church, at the Ring O’ Bells and for his generosity at many village events. A memorial service is to be held at 2.00 pm on Wednesday 8th February at All Saints’ Church. Christian Malford, Chippenham SN15 4BW Donations  for Alzheimer’s Society may be sent to  www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sandragratrix

Our thoughts and prayers are with Sandra, the girls and the grand children

 

 

Quiz Night

Tuesday 7th February

arrive 7.20 pm for a  7. 30 pm  START

At the Ring O’ Bells.

There will be a raffle

Come along and make up a table of four

 

In aid of St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor churches

REVISION OF PADSTOW CHURCHES ELECTORAL ROLL

Sunday, February 5th   –  Sunday, February 19th, 2017

(In preparation for the Annual Parochial Meeting on March 15th)

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 19th.

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 15th 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 2016 and what is planned for 2017 and beyond.

 

 

COFFEE MORNING – at St. Merryn

On St  Valentine’s Day  14th  February  10.30 a.m.

A  Get   Together Coffee Morning with Bring  and Buy and Raffle  in the Church Hall

Will Romance be in the air??! !

 

PADSTOW: CHILDREN’S FRIDAY FUN NIGHTS

Book this date: Friday, February 24th  

No Fun Night on the 10th or 17th (Half term) –   6 – 7 p.m. in the Church Rooms

 

FAMILY SERVICES 

TREVONE: – SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12th  – 4.00 p.m.

“TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE – followed by cakes and drink

PADSTOW: – SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26th – 4.00 p.m.   (Activities start at 3.45 p.m.)

“TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE – followed by cakes and drink

SUNDAY, 5th     4th SUNDAY BEFORE LENT (Proper 1)

Electoral Roll Revision begins today until Sunday 19th

  8.00 a.m.           SAID EUCHARIST – 1662 Prayer Book                                  Padstow

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST                                                                         St. Issey

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST                                                                     Trevone

11.00 a.m.           SERVICE OF THE WORD                                                         Padstow

11.00 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST                                                                     St. Merryn

12.45 p.m.          HOLY BAPTISM for Jak Cox                                                       Padstow 

  2.30 p.m.           HOLY BAPTISM for Zyrah Killen                                                  St. Issey

 

         What’s on this week

Tuesday, 7th

10.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                                    St. Issey

 

Wednesday, 8th                               

 10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                            Trevone

2.00 p.m.          Choir practice                                                                                    Padstow

7.15 p.m.          Bible Study at “Breakers” Dobbin Road, Trevone

 

Thursday, 9th    

10.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                              Padstow

3.00 p.m.           Funeral Service for Dorothy Strong                                    St. Merryn

 

Friday, 10th

2.30 p.m.           Funeral service for Marion Bennett                                      Padstow

 

SUNDAY, 12th    3rd SUNDAY BEFORE LENT (Proper 2)

Electoral Roll Revision continues until Sunday 19th

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST                                                            Little Petherick        

  9.30 a.m.           SERVICE OF THE WORD                                                         Trevone

11.00 a.m.           SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST                                                       Padstow

11.00 a.m.           MORNING PRAYER – Matins (BCP)                                  St. Merryn

12.45 p.m.          HOLY BAPTISM for Rudi Heard                                             Padstow

12.45 p.m.          HOLY BAPTISM for Jak Cox                                                   Padstow 

  4.00 p.m.           “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                                                  Trevone

 

 

Please take this “Weekly News” home with you for reference in the week.

Items to Sue Norfolk, administrator,  please by Wednesday morning

Email: snorfolk45@hotmail.com Tel: 01841 532902      

Newsletter – 29 January 2017

 “Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,

                                         St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor

                                         January 29th 2017 – FOURTH SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

                                         A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.

 INTRODUCTION

In this season of Epiphany we are invited to look at the ways in which Jesus reveals his Divine nature. Today we hear the account of his first miracle. In our worship we pray that, like his disciples, we may be strengthened in our faith in him.

THE COLLECT

God our creator, who in the beginning commanded the light to shine out of darkness:  We pray that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ may dispel the darkness of ignorance and unbelief, shine into the hearts of all your people, and reveal the knowledge of your glory in the face of 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

TODAY’S READINGS

First Reading                                                      1 Kings 17:8-16

The widow in Zarephath obeys Elijah’s commands and her basic needs for food and oil are met.

Second Reading                                                1 Corinthians 1:18-end

The Paradoxes of Christianity are easily identified. Divine weakness triumphs over human strength and divine foolishness over human wisdom. The Cross is God’s unique road to victory.

Gospel                                                                  St. John 2:1-11

Jesus graces a wedding with his presence. The occasion serves as an opportunity to demonstrate the effective working of his divine power.

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER

Generous Lord, in word and Eucharist we have proclaimed the mystery of your love:  Help us so to live out our days that we may be signs of your wonders in the world; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Amen

BENEFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Following PCC meetings at Padstow, St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor I am delighted to announce that Sue Norfolk of Padstow has been offered the post of Administrator and she has accepted the position. All three PCC’s were very happy to endorse the decision of the interview panel and we offer our thanks to the other two candidates who applied for the post.

I am very grateful for the financial support of all the PCC’s as having an administrator for the three parishes will make a tremendous difference to my workload.  This is another step towards the new United Benefice so our plans are coming together well.  Fr. Chris

 THE NEW BENEFICE – UPDATE 

The latest information we have on the proposed new benefice is that the papers are to be sent out to the three parishes in the next week for consultation.  There will then be a period of 6 weeks to give anyone the opportunity to make representation to the diocese on any aspect of the consultation document.  If there are no objections the papers will be sent to the Church Commissioners and then we shall legally be the “United Benefice of Padstow, St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor” after about a further 4 weeks.    Fr. Chris  

 This month our TEATIME FAMILY SERVICE

will be held on Sunday January 29th at 4pm.

It will be a special service celebrating

CANDLEMAS (the presentation of baby Jesus to the Temple) and we will be lighting candles to remember all those who were Baptised in St Petroc’s in 2016.

All Parents, Godparents and little ones are invited to attend.

Refreshments will be served after the service.

 HELP WANTED FOR COFFEE ROTA – Please sign up for the coffee rota which is on the noticeboard at the back of the church.  It is great community outreach to be able to talk to each other and to our visitors after the service.  It is not an arduous task! 

PLEASE let’s not lose this important part of our church’s outreach.

Thank you from Sue & Linda.

 BRASS CLEANING –  Thank you to all those who have said that they will carry on cleaning the brasses for this year, it is very much appreciated.  I am still looking for two volunteers to clean brasses in April and October.  If you could spare an hour a week or if you know of anyone who would be willing to take this on please contact me. 

Thank you.  Sue Norfolk 01841 532902

 ‘RIVER CAMEL QUILTERS’

 Sessions for February in the Church Rooms are:

Monday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th

Bring your sandwich

Tea and coffee will be provided.

 

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

 

Come and join us with sewing of any kind

Or if you need help one of us

will be able to give you guidance.

We look forward to seeing you.

For further information contact:  Linda 532183 or Tilly 532044

 SUNDAY, 29th  FOURTH SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST                                                                     Trevone

11.00 a.m.           SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST                                                       Padstow

  4.00 p.m.         TEATIME FAMILY SERVICE                                                      Padstow

 CHOIR PRACTICE:            

                            Wednesdays 2.00 p.m.                                                            Padstow

 Wednesday, 1st                              

 10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                           Trevone

 Thursday, 2nd  PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE (Candlemas)

10.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                           Padstow

 

Friday, 3rd

6 – 7.00 p.m.       CHILDREN’S FRIDAY FUN NIGHT                                Church Rooms

 Saturday, 4th

9.00 a.m.             “HOLY DUSTERS” Cleaning Team meets                             Padstow

 SUNDAY, 5th     4th SUNDAY BEFORE LENT (Proper 1)

Electoral Roll Revision begins today until Sunday 19th

  8.00 a.m.           SAID EUCHARIST – 1662 Prayer Book                                  Padstow

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST                                                                     Trevone

11.00 a.m.           SERVICE OF THE WORD                                                         Padstow

12.45 p.m.          HOLY BAPTISM for Jack Cox                                                   Padstow

Please take this “Weekly News” home with you for reference in the week.

Items to Fr. Chris or Sue Norfolk please by Wednesday morning

Email: chrismalk@hotmail.com  Tel: 01841 533776

 Email: snorfolk45@hotmail.com Tel: 01841 532902                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newsletter – 22 January 2017

“Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,

                                         St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor

                                         January 22nd 2017 – THIRD SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

                                       A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.

   INTRODUCTION

Jesus is the light of the world and his light will continue to shine forth in our lives when, with joy, we gather in his name to respond to the invitation he makes to each one of us to follow him.

THE COLLECT

Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving presence  Renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your mighty power; 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

 THE READINGS

Old Testament Reading                                Isaiah 9:1-4

The light of the Lord’s glory dawns on even the remotest parts of the Promised Land. He will free all his people from oppression.

 New Testament Reading                              1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Paul has heard that there are arguments going on within the church in Corinth. In order to stop this dangerous development he reminds his readers of their baptism — a sign of unity in Christ — of the power of God.

 Gospel                                                                  St. Matthew 4:12-23

Matthew ends the introduction to his Gospel. Before he records the Sermon on the Mount, he explains that Jesus’ ministry begins in Galilee, where the first disciples immediately accept the call to follow him.

 POST-COMMUNION PRAYER

Almighty Father, whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world:  May your people, illumined by your word and sacraments, shine with the radiance of his glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen

  SUNDAY, 22nd  THIRD SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

  9.30 a.m.           SERVICE OF THE WORD                                                            Trevone

11.00 a.m.           SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST                                                        Padstow

  3.00 p.m.           UNITED SERVICE FOR W.O.P.C.U.                                          Padstow

                             Hosted by Padstow Catholic Community

 *PLEASE NOTE – TEATIME FAMILY SERVICE FOR PADSTOW HAS BEEN MOVED

TO SUNDAY 29TH JANUARY*

 Wednesday, 25th THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY ENDS TODAY

 

                                THE CONVERSION OF PAUL                                        

10.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                             Trevone

Thursday, 26th St. Timothy and St. Titus

10.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                            Padstow

 Friday, 27th 

  5.00 p.m.           Eucharist of Wholeness & Healing                                        Trevone

6 – 7.00 p.m.       CHILDREN=S FRIDAY FUN NIGHT                               Church Rooms

 

SUNDAY, 29th  FOURTH SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST                                                                     Trevone

11.00 a.m.           SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST                                                      Padstow

  4.00 p.m.         TEATIME FAMILY SERVICE                                                     Padstow

HELP WANTED FOR COFFEE ROTA – Please sign up for the coffee   rota which is on the noticeboard at the back of the church.  It is great community outreach to be able to talk to each other and

to our visitors after the service. It is not an arduous task! 

                            PLEASE let’s not lose this important part of our church’s outreach.

                            Thank you from Sue & Linda.

 

 Please take this “Weekly News” home with you for reference in the week.

Items to Fr. Chris or Sue Norfolk please by Wednesday morning

Email: chrismalk@hotmail.com  Tel: 01841 533776

 Email: snorfolk45@hotmail.com Tel: 01841 532902                        

 

 

Newsletter – 15 January 2017

“Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,

                                         St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor

                                         January 15th 2017 – SECOND SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

                                         A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.

   

INTRODUCTION

Jesus said to those who were following him, “What are you looking for?” Then he invited them to come and see for themselves. In our worship today, let us explore what we are looking for as we approach to see Jesus for ourselves.

 THE COLLECT FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new:

Transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your heavenly glory;

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

 

THE READINGS   (Page 46/48)

First Reading                                                      Isaiah 49:1 7

Isaiah foresees a special servant of God, known and called by God even before he was born.

 

Second Reading                                                1 Corinthians 1:1 9

We have been called through Jesus Christ and are all enriched and strengthened through him.

 

Gospel                                                                 St. John 1:29 42

John the Baptist identifies Jesus as one filled with God’s Holy Spirit, and Jesus begins to call his disciples.

 

POST COMMUNION PRAYER

God of glory, you nourish us with your Word who is the bread of life:

Fill us with your Holy Spirit that through us the light of your glory may shine in all the world.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 PSALM 40: 1-12

1 I waited patiently for the Lord; ¨ he inclined to me and heard my cry.

2 He brought me out of the roaring pit, out of the mire and clay; ¨ he set my feet upon a rock and made my footing sure.

3 He has put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; ¨ many shall see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.

4 Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, ¨ who does not turn to the proud that follow a lie.

5 Great are the wonders you have done, O Lord my God. How great your designs for us! ¨ There is none that can be compared with you.

6 If I were to proclaim them and tell of them ¨ they would be more than I am able to express.

7 Sacrifice and offering you do not desire ¨ but my ears you have opened;

8 Burnt offering and sacrifice for sin you have not required; ¨ then said I: ‘Lo, I come.

9 ‘In the scroll of the book it is written of me that I should do your will, O my God; ¨ I delight to do it: your law is within my heart.’

10 I have declared your righteousness in the great congregation; ¨ behold, I did not restrain my lips, and that, O Lord, you know.

11 Your righteousness I have not hidden in my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; ¨ I have not concealed your loving-kindness and truth from the great congregation.

12 Do not withhold your compassion from me, O Lord; ¨ let your love and your faithfulness always preserve me.

                                                                                 

Advance notice – Important information from Archdeacon Audrey

Thy Kingdom Come

What is Thy Kingdom Come?

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement which the Archbishop of Canterbury is inviting people around the world to join. He is calling on Christians to pray that people might know Jesus Christ during a focused time between Ascension and Pentecost from 25th May – 4th June 2017.

The hope is that:

  • people will commit to pray with God’s world-wide family – as a church, individually or as a family;
  • churches will hold prayer events, such as 24-7 prayer, prayer stations and prayer walks, across the UK and in other parts of the world;
  • people will be transformed through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.

“In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.” Archbishop Justin Welby

How did it begin?

In May 2016 the Archbishops of Canterbury and York invited Christians from across the Church of England to join a wave of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost. This is traditionally a time when the church focuses on prayer, just as the first disciples gathered after they watched Jesus ascend into heaven. It says in Acts 1. 14: “They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus…

The response in May 2016 was astonishing as hundreds of thousands joined in from churches of many denominations and different traditions around the UK and across the world.

For 2017 the vision is even greater. The hope is to see at least 80 per cent of Church of England churches and cathedrals taking part as well as many other denominations and the churches of the world-wide Anglican Communion. Leaders from Churches Together in England, including Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Baptist and Methodist churches, Free churches and Orthodox churches, to name but a few, have all signalled their support.

What next?

It’s not complicated – the Archbishop’s invitation is simply asking people to pray in whatever way they want, with whoever they want and wherever they can, that others might know Jesus Christ. Anyone can sign up on the website now and pledge to pray.

Resources:

Bespoke resources and information will be available from the end of January 2017 via the website http://www.thykingdomcome.global . This will include materials to download on prayer, liturgical resources, Novena booklets, a ‘Kingdom Kit’ helping families pray together, details of prayer events, and tips on organising local events. Everyone who signs up to ‘Pledge2Pray’ will receive regular email updates as well as inspiration and encouragement about prayer.

Social media:

The message will be going out via social media and in the months running up to May 25th we will be using the hashtags #Pledge2Pray and #ThyKingdomCome which we hope will spark a viral prayer response to the project.

Link to video with Archbishop Justin Welby introducing Thy Kingdom Come: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoTx4U2IxTk

Please think and pray about this major initiative – I will keep you posted and things develop through the year.

Fr. Chris

 

SUNDAY, 15th   SECOND SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY 

  8.00 a.m.           SAID EUCHARIST – 1662 Prayer Book                                      Padstow

  9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST                                                                         Trevone

11.00 a.m.           MORNING PRAYER – BCP                                                          Padstow

12.45 p.m.          HOLY BAPTISM for Rudi Heard                                              Padstow

 

Wednesday, 18th THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY BEGINS TODAY

10.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                             Trevone

 

Thursday, 19th   Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester                               

10.30 a.m.           Said Eucharist                                                                           Padstow

  2.30 p.m.           South Camel Christians Together meeting               St. John’s Hall

 

Friday, 20th                      

6 – 7.00 p.m.       CHILDREN’S FRIDAY FUN NIGHT                                 Church Rooms

               

SUNDAY, 22nd  3rd SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

  9.30 a.m.           SERVICE OF THE WORD                                                           Trevone

11.00 a.m.           SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST                                                       Padstow

  3.00 p.m.           UNITED SERVICE FOR W.O.P.C.U.                                         Padstow

                             Hosted by Padstow Catholic Community

 

*PLEASE NOTE – TEATIME FAMILY SERVICE FOR PADSTOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY 29TH JANUARY*

 HELP WANTED FOR COFFEE ROTA – Please sign up for the coffee   rota which is on the noticeboard at the back of the church.  It is great community outreach to be able to talk to each other and

to our visitors after the service. It is not an arduous task! 

                            PLEASE let’s not lose this important part of our church’s outreach.

                            Thank you from Sue & Linda.

 

Please take this “Weekly News” home with you for reference in the week.

Items to Fr. Chris or Sue Norfolk please by Wednesday morning

Email: chrismalk@hotmail.com  Tel: 01841 533776

 Email: snorfolk45@hotmail.com Tel: 01841 532902