“Weekly News” for the Parishes of Padstow,
St. Merryn and St. Issey with St. Petroc Minor
April 9th PALM SUNDAY – HOLY WEEK BEGINS
A warm welcome to visitors who join us today especially Bishop Tim at Padstow
Christ comes into our own lives today, in humility. Like the crowds on the first Palm Sunday, we greet him with joy. We pray for his presence among us as we share in the events of his Passion during this Holy Week.
Almighty and everlasting God,
who in your tender love towards the human race
sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross:
grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
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.
TODAY’S READINGS (P110/117)
First Reading Isaiah 50.4-9a
The prophet writes of the suffering servant, who accepts pain and degradation in the knowledge that God is his helper, who stands with him against his adversaries.
THE READING OF THE PASSION
St Matthew 27.11-54
Lord Jesus Christ, you humbled yourself in taking the form of a servant,
and in obedience died on the cross for our salvation:
Give us the mind to follow you and to proclaim you as Lord and King,
to the glory of God the Father.
REVISION OF ST MERRYN CHURCH ELECTORAL ROLL ENDS on 12th April, 2017
Ask for an “Electoral Roll application form”. Complete it and return to the Electoral Roll officer by Wednesday 12th April. After the closing date the new Roll will be displayed on the church notice board at St. Merryn.
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: –
Mr. Philip Gorse, ‘Marigold’, 32b Parc Eglos, St. Merryn, PL28 8NW. Tel: 01841 520544.
The Annual Parochial Meeting and the Annual Vestry Meeting will take place on Thursday 27th April at 7.00 p.m.
WATER AID FOR LENT – Your journey to help reach everyone with clean water starts here! 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 Sue Norfolk (Padstow) or Sue Hollingsworth (Trevone) on Easter Sunday. Visit www.wateraid.org to learn more.
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”)
St. Merryn Parish Church
Easter Coffee Morning and Easter Bonnet Competition in the Church Hall on Tuesday 18th April at 10.15 a.m. with Cake Stall – Book Stall- Gift Stall – Raffle- and Parade of Easter Bonnets- Do come along with an Easter Bonnet!
POETRY GROUP ST ISSEY, PADSTOW and ST MERRYN
Do you enjoy poetry? We are a small group who meet in each other’s homes every 4 –6 weeks. The group has been going for many years and more recently was led by the late Phillip Mossman. A poet or subject is chosen and we each go away to research the poet and select poems we would like to share over afternoon tea. For many years the late Revd. Barry Kinsmen delighted us with his spoken word and wonderful recitation of the poems of Charles Causley and John Betjeman. If you are interested, PLEASE CONTACT Elizabeth Roberts 01841 540890
Please take this “Weekly News” home with you for reference in the week. Items to Sue Norfolk, administrator, please by Wednesday morning
Tel: 01841 532902*
Fr. Chris is on his post Easter break
(Mon. 17th – Sat. 22nd inclusive)
If you need a priest please contact
Canon Michael Fisher (521544)
or your Churchwardens.
I was so thrilled when Bishop Tim was available to join us in Padstow today and we offer him a very warm welcome. His visit, however, is tinged with sadness for all of us as it will be his last visit to Padstow before he leaves the diocese to take up his new appointment as Bishop at Lambeth and Bishop to the Forces.
In his letter to the clergy announcing his move he said:
“I am of course filled with mixed emotions as I share this news with you. I am very sorry to be leaving the Diocese of Truro and want to thank all of you and through you all those who work and witness to their Christian faith in all the churches and communities right across the diocese. It has been a tremendous privilege, for the last eight years, to be among you and to work with you in striving to understand what God wants of us and how we can continue to proclaim afresh the Christian faith in this generation.
Sian and I will be very sorry to leave this wonderful part of the world where we have made many friends and know we will of course want to keep those friendships alive in the future”.
THANK YOU Bishop Tim for EVERYTHING you have done in the diocese of Truro and for the good times we have shared with you in the parish of Padstow. Thank you also for helping us all through the untimely deaths of Revd. Barry Kinsmen Canon Julia Wilkinson with your love, care and prayers on our behalf.
God’s speed – we’ll all miss you so much and we wish you and Sian every happiness in this new phase of your life.
SUNDAY, 9th PALM SUNDAY- HOLY WEEK BEGINS
Palm crosses will be given out at all principal services today
8.00 a.m. SAID EUCHARIST – 1662 Prayer Book Padstow
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship (Trad) Little Petherick
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship Trevone
11.00 a.m. SUNG PARISH EUCHARIST Padstow
11.00 a.m. MORNING PRAYER – B.C.P. St. Merryn
4.00 p.m. “TEATIME” Family Service Trevone
What’s on this week
REGULAR PRACTICES: – Choir: Wednesday at 2.00 p.m. Padstow
Monday, 10th MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Padstow
Tuesday, 11th TUESDAY IN HOLY WEEK
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist St.Issey
Wednesday, 12th WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK
10.30 a.m. Said Eucharist Trevone
7.15 p.m. Bible Study at Meriton, Dobbin Road Trevone
Thursday, 13th MAUNDAY THURSDAY
5.30 p.m. Celebration of the Institution of the Eucharist Trevone
7.00 p.m. Celebration of the Institution of the Eucharist Padstow
Followed by “The Watch” until 9.00 p.m.
GOOD FRIDAY, 14th
10.30 a.m. Solemn Liturgy of the Day Trevone
12 noon Procession of Witness – begins at St. Petroc’s shared church
2.00 p.m. Solemn Liturgy of the Day Padstow
SUNDAY, 16TH EASTER DAY
8.00 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST Little Petherick
8.00 a.m. SAID EUCHARIST – 1662 Prayer Book Padstow
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST St. Issey
9.30 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST with Ceremonies Trevone
11.00 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST with Ceremonies Padstow
11.00 a.m. SUNG EUCHARIST – Common Worship St. Merryn
7.30 p.m. Concert by Wadebridge Male Voice Choir Padstow