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Christmas Services:

Sunday 10th December 3.00 p.m. South Camel Christians Together Advent Carol Service. St. Issey Church.

Sunday 10th December 4.00 p.m. Christingle Family Teatime Service Trevone.

 

Friday 15th December 9 Lessons and Carols 6.00 p.m. Trevone followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

17th December Padstow Eccumenical 9 Lessons and Carols at 6.00 p.m. followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

 

Christmas Eve Services.  

9.30 a.m. Service of the Word Trevone

11.00 a.m. Sung Parish Eucharist Padstow

5.00 p.m. Nativity and Carols Padstow

9.30 p.m. First Mass of the Nativity Padstow

 

Christmas Day Services

8.30 a.m.  Catholic Mass of the Nativity Padstow

9.30 a.m.  Sung Family Eucharist Trevone

11.00 a.m. Family Service and Eucharist Padstow

 

December 31st United Benefice Service at St. Merryn 10.30 a.m. (no services in any of the other churches)

 

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Newsletter – 26 November 2017

“Weekly News” for

THE UNITED BENEFICE OF PADSTOW,

ST. MERRYN and ST. ISSEY with ST. PETROC MINOR

 

           November 26th 2017– CHRIST THE KING

                                       A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.

 

INTRODUCTION

As members of the family of God, we are to care for our neighbour who is in need. This is the test of our love for God who loves us so much that he has prepared a place for us in heaven with his Son, our crucified and glorified King.

THE COLLECT FOR CHRIST THE KING

Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven

that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:

Keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace,

and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet;

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

one God, now and for ever.  AMEN.

THE READINGS – Page 360/363

First Reading                                                      Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

God promises to rescue his people and care for them himself.

 

Second Reading                                                Ephesians 1.15-23

Everything in all creation is subject to Christ, whom the Father has set at his right hand to rule in heaven and on earth.

 

Gospel Reading                                               St. Matthew 25.31-46

The king appears in judgment, vindicating his own people.

 

POST COMMUNION PRAYER

Stir up, O Lord,

the wills of your faithful people;

that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works,

may by you be plenteously rewarded;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Amen.

ST. MERRYN A Treasurer /Book-keeper is required for St. Merryn Church. Can anyone help? Please contact Phil Gorse 520544 or Moira Gill 520418 for further details.

ST. Merryn PCC Meeting Wednesday 29th November 2.30 p.m. in St. Merryn Church Hall.

Johnny Cowling Concert on December 3rd

Booking Office Moira Gill 01841 520 418  Details  and  Tickets available at £12 per person this includes A Glass of Wine and a Hot Pasty- Gospel and Christmas entertainment plus surprise item !

Advance notice

St. Merryn Church Christmas Bazaar Saturday 9th December in Church Hall 2.15 pm Father Christmas has been booked to fly in from the North Pole!

 

St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor  Our love and prayers to George Eustice who was confirmed in Truro Cathedral.

 Sunday December 10th at 3.00 pm in ST ISSEY Church. South Camel Christians Together Advent Carol Service

Sunday December 17th at 3.00pm in ST ISSEY Church. Service of Lessons and Carols for Christmas

Coming Up. Christmas Bingo for Church Funds. Festive prizes are needed for this popular event. Please give to Avril Heard or a member of the fund raising committee

PCC meeting for St. Issey and St. Petroc Minor Wednesday 6th December. 7.30pm in The Osborne Room

UNITED BENEFICE IN TRANSITION

As from 1st November the United Benefice of

Padstow, St. Merryn, St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor

will be in Transition.

For any parish matter please contact your Parish Churchwardens.

For all other enquiries contact the Benefice Office Administrator

Email:  pmilbenefice1235@outlook.com or

Tel: Padstow 01841 532902/07816 250053

Office hours: Tuesday – Friday 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

If you need a priest, please contact either

Canon Michael Fisher on 01841 521544 or

Revd. Katie Kirby (St. Issey and Little Petherick) on 01208 369963.

 

 

PADSTOW CAROLLERS – A get together and sing before the Carollers start their Christmas programme will take place on Monday 27th November at 6.30 p.m. at The Little Theatre, Barry’s Lane Padstow.  Hope to see there.  Roger Gool.

 

 

St. Petroc’s Crib Exhibition 2017 December 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th

Sue and Linda are organizing the Annual crib and quilt exhibition during the second week of December.  If you have a crib or nativity scene or a Christmas quilt that you would like displayed, please contact Sue (01841 532902) or Linda (01841532183).  Set up will be on Wednesday 6th December from 10.00 a.m. so please come along and bring your cribs to be displayed.

WE NEED YOUR HELP

A Rota is on the churchwardens’ chest at the back of the church if anyone can spare a couple of hours to steward the exhibition.

Also posters are available if anyone can help distribute them around the town, shops, in the neighbouring parishes etc.

If anyone could spare time to bake a cake or some mince pies that would be greatly appreciated.

This is great Outreach as we can involve the youngsters of our community and it gives them the opportunity to learn about the different cribs and the true meaning of Christmas.  Thank you.  Sue and Linda.

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR THE LATE DELMA BYROM – The funeral will take place for der Delma Byrom on Monday 27th November at 11.30 a.m. at Kenwyn Parish Church in Truro.  All are welcome to attend.  We send our condolences and prayers to Malcolm, Adam, Julie and the grandchildren at this sad time for them.

St. Petroc’s News Magazine – We are delighted to announce that new Editors have come forward to help with the Parish Magazine on the retirement of Chris Greaves.  A big THANK YOU to Pam and Peter Finlay for taking this job on.  Also thank you to Janet Dawe who is now going to organize the distribution of the magazine to our happy band of people who deliver them for us.  A big thank you to Geoff Spear who will continue to do the advertising.  As the magazine is being printed off-site the price of the magazine will stay at 50p and the annual subscription will rise to £5.00.

Details of the new Editorial team will be found in the December magazine.

On behalf of St. Petroc’s Church a big THANK YOU to Chris Greaves for all the work that he has done with the magazine over the past 16 plus years.

SUNDAY, 26th     CHRIST THE KING

 9.30 a.m.           SERVICE OF THE WORD                                                            Trevone

 9.30 a.m.            SUNG EUCHARIST  – Common Worship (Trad)                    St. Issey

11.00 a.m.          SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST                                                      Padstow

11.00 a.m.          MORNING PRAYER – BCP                                                    St. Merryn

  4.00 p.m.        “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                                                    Padstow

 

REGULAR PRACTICES: –

Bell Practice:     Monday afternoon 2.00 -3.30 p.m.                                       Padstow

Choir:                 Wednesday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.                                       Padstow

 

Tuesday, 28th         

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                  Osborne Room

             

Wednesday, 29th  

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                              Trevone

2.00 p.m.          Funeral Service for Joyce Stanton                                           St. Issey

2.30 p.m.          St. Merryn PCC Meeting                                  St. Merryn Church Hall

 

Thursday, 30th   ST. ANDREW THE APOSTLE

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                             Padstow

 

Friday, December 1st     

        6-7.00 p.m.      Children’s Friday Fun Night                              St. Petroc’s Church

 

Saturday, 2nd

9 – 10.30 a.m.    HOLY DUSTERS CLEANING TEAM MEET                              Padstow

 

SUNDAY, 3RD         FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (YEAR B BEGINS)

   8.00 a.m.          (No service during transition)                                                  Padstow

   9.30 a.m.          MORNING PRAYER  – B.C.P.                                                      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

12.45 a.m.          HOLY BAPTISM for Jack David Long                                      Trevone

  6.00 p.m.          CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON                       Padstow Bandstand

 

Items for ‘Weekly News’ to Sue Norfolk, administrator, by Wednesday noon.

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

 07816 250053

Newsletter – 19 November 2017

“Weekly News” for

THE UNITED BENEFICE OF PADSTOW

ST. MERRYN and ST. ISSEY with ST. PETROC MINOR

November 19th 2017– SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT

 A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.

 

INTRODUCTION

God created the world in love and saw that it was good. We all have our individual part to play in enhancing creation, using wisely the gifts and resources we have been given by God for the purpose.

 

THE COLLECT FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT

Heavenly Father, whose blessed Son was revealed to destroy the works of the deviland to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life:

Grant that we, having this hope, may purify ourselves even as he is pure;

that when he shall appear in power and great glory

we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom;

where he is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  AMEN.

 

TODAY’S  READINGS   (Page 356/359)

First Reading                                                      Zephaniah 1:7,12-18

The Lord has the power to bring down empires and destroy those who disobey his precepts but whether or not he does so depends upon our repentance and humility.

 

Second Reading                                                1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

The day of the Lord will come and we must be ready. We are Christ’s followers, people of the light with knowledge of the truth, gifted with grace to support each other in his name.

 

Gospel                                                                 St. Matthew 25:14-30

To be given talents and skills which are wasted through indolence or fear of taking a risk for God is a misuse of God’s bounty and deprives the world of creative goodness.

 

POST COMMUNION PRAYER

Gracious Lord, in this holy sacrament you give substance to our hope:

bring us at the last to that fullness of life for which we long;

through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

ST. MERRYN A Treasurer /Book-keeper is required for St. Merryn Church. Can anyone help? Please contact Phil Gorse 520544 or Moira Gill 520418 for further details.

ST. Merryn PCC Meeting Wednesday 29th November 2.30 p.m. in St. Merryn Church Hall.

Johnny Cowling Concert on December 3rd  Booking Office Moira Gill 01841 520 418  Details  and  Tickets available at £12 per person this includes A Glass of Wine and a Hot Pasty- Gospel and Christmas entertainment plus surprise item !

Advance notice

St. Merryn Church Christmas Bazaar Saturday 9th December in Church Hall 2.15 pm Father Christmas has been booked to fly in from the North Pole!

 

ST ISSEY

ADVANCED NOTICES:  Sunday December 10th  At  ST ISSEY CHURCH at 3. 00pm South Camel  Christians Together ADVENT CAROL SERVICE.

 Sunday December 10th  AT ST. ISSEY CHURCH at 3.00pm     Service of  Lessons and Carols for Christmas

Coming Up in December Christmas Bingo for Church Funds. Festive prizes are needed  for this popular event. Please give to Avril Heard or a member of the fund raising committee.

PCC meeting for St Issey and St Petroc Minor on Wednesday 6th

December 7.30 pm in The Osborne Room.

UNITED BENEFICE IN TRANSITION

As from 1st November the United Benefice of

Padstow, St. Merryn, St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor

will be in Transition.

For any parish matter please contact your Parish Churchwardens.

For all other enquiries contact the Benefice Office Administrator

Email:  pmilbenefice1235@outlook.com or

Tel: Padstow 01841 532902/07816 250053

Office hours: Tuesday – Friday 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

If you need a priest, please contact either

Canon Michael Fisher on 01841 521544 or

Revd. Katie Kirby (St. Issey and Little Petherick) on 01208 369963.

PADSTOW CAROLLERS – A get together and sing before the Carollers start their Christmas programme will take place on Monday 27th November at 6.30 p.m. at The Little Theatre, Barry’s Lane Padstow.  Hope to see there.  Roger Gool.

101 Summercourt Way, Brixham. TQ5 0RB

THANK YOU ALL

Dear All,

Well, we’ve made it into our new home and the unpacking is still underway.  I swear the boxes are breeding as the more we empty the more there seem to be!

On behalf of Gill and myself may I say a tremendous and heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed to our retirement gifts.  I was totally overwhelmed by your generosity so from us both THANK YOU and bless you all.

We have had a wonderful time in Padstow and we’ll miss you all so much but life has to move on for us all. No-one can take away the special memories I’ll hold of events, friendships made and families I have got to know through the various offices of the church. They are all memories I shall treasure so thank you for a very, very happy (nearly) 16 years in the parish.

Thanks to Everyone who was involved in my final Sunday as it was very special but, oh so emotional.  Thanks to my fellow parish clergy for their help and support and especially a big thank you to Sue and Linda for organising the lovely event at Prideaux Place – my thanks to Peter and Elisabeth for hosting the occasion.

Now you all have to look forward to the new phase in the life of the new United Benefice with the appointment of your new parish priest to take you forward with the Mission of the church.  Please support all those involved in the appointment as it is a massive responsibility for them.  With the guidance of the Holy Spirit I’m sure the right appointment will be made.

Finally, my thanks to Canon Michael and Revd. Katie for all that they are doing in “The Transition”.  Please look after them – they are both retired and they are working so hard.

May God bless Padstow parish and may you all go forward in faith and unity for the future.  Fr. Chris and Gill.

St. Petroc’s Crib Exhibition 2017 December 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th

Sue and Linda are organizing the Annual crib and quilt exhibition during the second week of December.  If you have a crib or nativity scene or a Christmas quilt that you would like displayed, please contact Sue (01841 532902) or Linda (01841532183).  Set up will be on Wednesday 6th December from 10.00 a.m. so please come along and bring your cribs to be displayed. We will be setting up a rota to steward the church, so if you can spare a couple of hours that would be appreciated.

This is great Outreach as we can involve the youngsters of our community and it gives them the opportunity to learn about the different cribs and the true meaning of Christmas.  Thank you.  Sue and Linda.

SUNDAY, 19TH   SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT

  8.00 a.m.          (No service in Padstow  during Transition)   

  9.30 a.m.           MORNING PRAYER                                                            Little Petherick

  9.30 a.m.          SUNG EUCHARIST   – Common Worship                                Trevone

11.00 a.m.         MORNING PRAYER – BCP                                                           Padstow

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

 

REGULAR PRACTICES: –

Bell Practice:     Monday afternoon 2.00 -3.30 p.m.                                       Padstow

Choir:                 Wednesday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.                                       Padstow

 

Tuesday, 21st        

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                  Osborne Room

7.30 p.m.          Padstow PCC Meeting                                                                 Church

            

Wednesday, 22nd

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                              Trevone

 

Thursday, 23rd    Clement, Bishop of Rome, Martyr, c100

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                             Padstow

 

Friday, 24th    

    3.00 p.m.       Service of Wholeness and Healing                                        Trevone

6-7.00 p.m.      Children’s Friday Fun Night                                     St. Petroc’s Church

  

SUNDAY, 26th     CHRIST THE KING

 9.30 a.m.           SERVICE OF THE WORD                                                            Trevone

 9.30 a.m.            SUNG EUCHARIST  – Common Worship (Trad)                    St. Issey

11.00 a.m.          SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST                                                      Padstow

 11.00 a.m.         MORNING PRAYER – BCP                                                    St. Merryn

  4.00 p.m.        “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                                                    Padstow

 

 

 

Items for ‘Weekly News’ to Sue Norfolk, administrator, by Wednesday noon.

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

 07816 250053

Newsletter – 5 November 2017

  “Weekly News” for

 THE UNITED BENEFICE OF PADSTOW

ST. MERRYN and ST. ISSEY with ST. PETROC MINOR

             November 5th 2017– ALL SAINTS SUNDAY

                                       A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.

 

 

INTRODUCTION

“Greater love has no man than this, then he lays down his life for his friends”

May they all rest in peace and rise in glory.

 

COLLECT FOR ALL SAINTS SUNDAY

Almighty God, you have knit together your elect

in one communion and fellowship

in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord:

grant us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living

that we may come to those inexpressible joys

that you have prepared for those who truly love you;

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.

 

READINGS FOR TODAY (Page 345/347)  (Trevone readings in the booklet)

First Reading                                                    Isaiah 56: 3-8

God’s blessing on those who, of every race, love him and obey his commands.

 

Second Reading                                                Hebrews 12: 18-24

The writer contrasts the terrors of the Old Covenant given on Mount Sinai with the blessings of the New Covenant in Christ, which Christians enjoy.

 

Gospel                                                                St. Matthew 5: 1-12

Our Lord’s Sermon on the Mount.

 

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER

God, the source of all holiness and giver of all good things:

May we who have shared at this table

as strangers and pilgrims here on earth

be welcomed with all your saints

to the heavenly feast on the day of your kingdom;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

ST MERRYN A Treasurer /Book-keeper is required for St. Merryn Church. Can anyone help? Please contact Phil Gorse 520544 or Moira Gill 520418 for further details.

Johnny Cowling Concert on December 3rd  Booking Office Moira Gill 01841 520 418  Details  and  Tickets available at £12 per person this includes A Glass of Wine and a Hot Pasty- Gospel and Christmas entertainment plus surprise item !

Tuesday 7th Nocember A Coffee Morning with Bring and Buy and Raffle in the Church Hall 10.15a.m.  This Coffee Morning is organised by St. Merryn Church in aid of the Poppy Appeal.

Saturday 11th November at 11.00 a.m. A short service at Shop outside Brookes Newsagents to commemorate Armistice Day- the 11th Day of the 11th Month- ‘We will remember them’

Sunday 12th November REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY The service of remembrance commences at 10.50 am- 2minutes silence at 11.00 a.m.- Wreaths will be placed on the War Memorial and on the War Graves Poppy Crosses will be placed on them by pupils of St. Merryn School.

 

 

St Issey in Bloom-Annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday 11th November, 11.00 a.m. to 3.30p.m. at St Issey Village Hall.

Proceeds from the raffle to be divided by the play park and the Bloom Group.

The proceeds from the cake stall, for the church (anyone who can supply a cake please bring along at 10am on the day)

The Bazaar will open with a Two Minute Silence at 11.00 a.m. for Remembrance Day, led by Revd. Katie Kirby.

 

THE KNIT AND NATTER GROUP, who meet in the Methodist Hall and knit for charity, are looking for any spare balls of knitting wool.  Any ply, any colour and any quantities big or small.   You are welcome to come along and join them in some knitting.

Donations and information please contact Julie Eastley on 01841 532436

A MESSAGE FROM FR. CHRIS AND GILL – WE ARE ON THE MOVE!!

We now have our moving date after nearly 16 very happy years in dear Padstow. 

We have had a wonderful time here but now the time has come to retire to Devon.

Our new Address from November 3rd is:

101 Summercourt Way,

BRIXHAM,     

Devon TQ5 0RB

 ST. PETROC’S NEWS MAGAZINE – The following comes from our forthcoming November issue of the Parish Magazine.

It is with great sadness that after the next issue of the magazine, that our Editor Chris Greaves will be stepping down from his post.  We are so indebted to Chris for his years of hard work, dedication and the numerous hours that he has given to producing the magazine over many, many years.

Chris we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to you from St. Petroc’s, for all your hard work.  We have been so very, very lucky to have had your dedication and commitment in producing this magazine.

 

So now we are looking for a new Editor to produce the magazine and also for an organiser to manage the distribution to all those stalwarts who go out in all weathers to distribute the magazine.

We are also very grateful to Geoff Spear who manages all the advertising and will continue to do this job.  If you feel this is something that you could do or would like more information about, contact Sue Norfolk at the Benefice Office on 01841 532902 or email pmilbenefice1235@outlook.com

 

UNITED BENEFICE IN TRANSITION

As from 1st November the United Benefice of

Padstow, St. Merryn, St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor

will be in Transition.

For any parish matter please contact your Parish Churchwardens.

For all other enquiries contact the Benefice Office Administrator

Email:  pmilbenefice1235@outlook.com or

Tel: Padstow 01841 532902/07816 250053

Office hours: Tuesday – Friday 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

If you need a priest, please contact either

Canon Michael Fisher on 01841 521544 or

Revd. Katie Kirby (St. Issey and Little Petherick) on 01208 369963.

 

THANK YOU – Thank you to everyone who attend the United Benefice Service last Sunday as we said our fond farewells to Fr Chris and Gill.  It was wonderful to see so many people there from across the Benefice and our friends from the Methodist and Roman Catholic Communities here in Padstow.  Thank you to everyone who helped out in any way to make the service an enjoyable and uplifting one.      Thank you from Sue and Linda Churchwardens.

SUNDAY, 5TH    ALL SAINTS SUNDAY

  8.00 a.m.          (No service in Padstow  during Transition)   

  9.30 a.m.           SERVICE OF THE WORD                                                                 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

12.45 p.m.          HOLY BAPTISM for Peter James O’Neil                                Padstow

12.45 p.m.          HOLY BAPTISM for Ellis Lewi Kenderdine                            Padstow

 

REGULAR PRACTICES: –

Bell Practice:     Monday afternoon 2.00 -3.30 p.m.                                       Padstow

Choir:                 Wednesday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.                                       Padstow

 

Tuesday, 7th         

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                  Osborne Room

            

Wednesday, 8th   THE SAINTS AND MARTYRS OF ENGLAND

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                              Trevone

7.15 p.m.          Bible Study meets ‘Pentyne’ home of Pat Scarborough      Trevone

 

Thursday, 9th      Keeping:  Leo the Great, Bishop and Teacher, 461

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                             Padstow

 

Friday, 10th          

6-7.00 p.m.     Children’s Friday Fun Night                                    St. Petroc’s Church

  

Saturday, 11th

11.00 a.m.         2 Minutes Silence outside the Padstow Institute.

 

SUNDAY, 12TH    REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

 9.30 a.m.           SUNG EUCHARIST+ 2 Minute Silence                                   Trevone

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

10.50 a.m.          R.B.L. REMEMBRANCE SERVICE                                           Padstow

 10.50 a.m.         SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE                                            St. Merryn

  4.00 p.m.        “TEATIME” FAMILY SERVICE                                                    Trevone

 

Items for ‘Weekly News’ to Sue Norfolk, administrator, by Wednesday noon.

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

 07816 250053

Friday Fun Club

At Friday Fun Club we were thinking about the Saints. Children were challenged to find as many Saints’ names as possible around the church ( well done Jenson for finding the most!), Children also made pictures of stained glass windows as well as relaxing and socialising with fun activities. All children are welcome to join us from 6-7 in St Petroc’s Church every Friday, (aged 5 or under must be accompanied by an adult please)activities at Fun Clubmaking stained glass window pictures

Newsletter – 29 October 2017

“Weekly News” for

                   THE UNITED BENEFICE OF PADSTOW,

ST. MERRYN and ST. ISSEY with ST. PETROC MINOR

 

            October 29th 2017– BIBLE SUNDAY

                                       A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.

 

INTRODUCTION

Today we hear the promise of hope and the assurance of the trustworthiness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Secure in the knowledge of God’s promises, we worship him.

 

COLLECT FOR BIBLE SUNDAY

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy scriptures to be written for our learning:

help us so to hear them, to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them

that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,

we may embrace and for ever hold fast the hope of everlasting life,

which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ,

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

one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

 

READINGS FOR TODAY (Page 368/370)

First Reading                                                   Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 8-12

The rebuilt community in Jerusalem hears God’s word afresh, and offers us an example of an appropriate response of both shame and joy.

 

Second Reading                                                Colossians 3:12-17

The model Christian life involves forgiveness and understanding within the Christian community, and an attentiveness to what God desires.

 

Gospel                                                               St. Matthew 24:30-35

Hope for the judgment and renewal of the world rests on the words of Christ, which stand for ever.

 

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER

God of all grace, your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry

with the bread of his life and the word of his kingdom:

renew your people with your heavenly grace,

and in all our weakness sustain us by your true and living bread;

who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen

 

DIOCESCAN ROADSHOW FOR THE DEANERY OF PYDAR –Responding to God’s Grace’. Our roadshow this year is aimed at those who care about the future of the Church in Cornwall and see themselves as active disciples, seeking to contribute to the life of the church and to the discovery of God’s Kingdom.

Being a follower of Jesus is about responding to what God has already given us in terms of his unconditional love, his forgiveness, his involvement in our lives and his overwhelming generosity.  In this year’s roadshow, we will look afresh at what God’s grave involves, and explore five practical areas in which our responses can be grounded.

The roadshow takes place on Tuesday, 31st October at St. Erme Community Centre, Cattle Field, Trispen, Truro. Refreshments at 6.30 for a 7.00 p.m. start.

Please do come and join us, and encourage others in your parishes to come too.

ST. MERRYN A Treasurer /Book-keeper is required for St. Merryn Church. Can anyone help? Please contact Phil Gorse 520544 or Moira Gill 520418 for further details.

Monday 30th October A meeting will take place on to discuss plans for the Christmas Bazaar 10.30 pm. Do come along all ideas discussed

Johnny Cowling’s Christmas Concert.  Tickets are now available.   Enquiries for booking from Moira Gill 01841 520 418.

St. Merryn Church invites all to a Coffee Morning on Tuesday 7th November at 10.15 a.m.  with Bring and Buy and Raffle. In aid of the Poppy Appeal

 ST. ISSEY The Jumble Sale advertised for the 4th November in St Issey Village is

now cancelled until further notice.  Thank you. Kathy Gwinell.

 

THANK YOU FROM SAINT PETROC’S SOCIETYI am writing to thank you, the congregation and members of St. Petroc’s Church Padstow for your very kind donation of food that we gratefully received at our resource centre in Truro.

Homelessness has become a major news topic recently, with numbers on the rise both nationally and locally.  This vulnerable section of society remains highly dependent on the kindness of people and organisations such as yourselves.

Thank you once again for your support

Sincerely, Linda Binny – Administrator.

 

THE KNIT AND NATTER GROUP, who meet in the Methodist Hall and knit for charity, are looking for any spare balls of knitting wool.  Any ply, any colour and any quantities big or small.   You are welcome to come along and join them in some knitting. 

Donations and information please contact Julie Eastley on 01841 532436

 

ST. PETROC’S NEWS MAGAZINE – The following comes from our forthcoming November issue of the Parish Magazine.

It is with great sadness that after the next issue of the magazine, that our Editor Chris Greaves will be stepping down from his post.  We are so indebted to Chris for his years of hard work, dedication and the numerous hours that he has given to producing the magazine over many, many years.

Chris we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to you from St. Petroc’s, for all your hard work.  We have been so very, very lucky to have had your dedication and commitment in producing this magazine.

 

So now we are looking for a new Editor to produce the magazine and also for an organiser to manage the distribution to all those stalwarts who go out in all weathers to distribute the magazine.

We are also very grateful to Geoff Spear who manages all the advertising and will continue to do this job.  If you feel this is something that you could do or would like more information about, contact Sue Norfolk at the Benefice Office on 01841 532902 or email pmilbenefice1235@outlook.com

 

UNITED BENEFICE IN TRANSITION

As from 1st November the United Benefice of Padstow, St. Merryn, St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor will be in Transition.

For any parish matter please contact your Parish Churchwardens.

For all other enquiries contact the Benefice Office Administrator

Email:  pmilbenefice1235@outlook.com or

Tel: Padstow 01841 532902/07816 250053

Office hours: Tuesday – Friday 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

If you need a priest, please contact either

Canon Michael Fisher on 01841 521544 or

Revd. Katie Kirby (St. Issey and Little Petherick) on 01208 369963.

 

A MESSAGE FROM FR. CHRIS AND GILL – WE ARE ON THE MOVE!!

We now have our moving date after nearly 16 very happy years in dear Padstow.

We have had a wonderful time here but now the time has come to retire to Devon.

Our new Address from November 3rd is:

101 Summercourt Way,

BRIXHAM,      Devon TQ5 0RB

 

SUNDAY, 29TH  BIBLE SUNDAY

10.30 a.m.         UNITED BENEFICE – SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST                   Padstow

 

United Benefice Service as we bid Fr. Chris Malkinson and Gill

a fond farewell on his retirement from the

Parish of Padstow and the United Benefice.

 

REGULAR PRACTICES: –

Bell Practice:     Monday afternoon 2.00 -3.30 p.m.                                       Padstow

Choir:                 Wednesday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.                                       Padstow

 

Tuesday, 31st         

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                  Osborne Room

            

Wednesday, November 1st  ALL SAINTS DAY 

10.30 a.m.          Said Eucharist                                                                              Trevone

 

Thursday, 2nd   ALL SOULS DAY

10.30 a.m.        United Benefice – Requiem and Commemoration  

                           of the departed.                                                                          Padstow

 

Friday, 3rd        

6-7.00 p.m.     Children’s Friday Fun Night                                    St. Petroc’s Church

  

Saturday, 4th

9-10.30 a.m.  Holy Dusters Cleaning Team meet                         St. Petroc’s Church

 

SUNDAY, 5TH    ALL SAINTS SUNDAY

  8.00 a.m.          (No service in Padstow  during Transition)   

  9.30 a.m.           SERVICE OF THE WORD                                                                 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

12.45 p.m.          HOLY BAPTISM for Peter James O’Neil                                Padstow

12.45 p.m.          HOLY BAPTISM for Ellis Lewi Kenderdine                            Padstow

 

 

Items for ‘Weekly News’ to Sue Norfolk, administrator, by Wednesday noon.

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

 07816 250053