Children & Families

Friday Fun Club

Every Friday during term time 6.00pm – 7.00pm in the Padstow Church Rooms. A  time to relax and socialise at the end of the school week. Sessions end with a short time for reflection linked to current Christian themes. Open to all  children, but 5 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday Fun Club at St Petroc’s gets ready for Padstow May Day!

Family Teatime Services

Twice a month there are Family Teatime Services on Sunday at 4pm at St Saviour’s, Trevone (on the second Sunday of the month) and at St Petroc’s, Padstow (on the fourth Sunday of the month). These have songs, stories and activities and end with food and drink. Each service has a theme and is led by a music group and our worship leaders.

Confirmation Group

Children and adults are prepared for confirmation in our parishes. Our most recent group explored the Christian Faith, went on pilgrimage from Little Petherick to Padstow, visited Padstow Lifeboat Station, walked to St Saviour’s, Trevone for an interpreted Eucharist and had a meal at the Rectory. They were confirmed in Truro Cathedral by Bishop Philip and made their first Holy Communion at St Petroc’s, Padstow. If you are interested in confirmation, speak to the Rector or Benefice Administrator.

JAM Club (Jesus & Me)

Every Sunday morning at St Petroc’s, Padstow 11.00am-12.00pm (except the fourth Sunday of the month when there is a child- friendly Teatime Service at 3.45pm). Please drop the children in the church rooms for activities relating to the church calendar for that Sunday. They will join the service in church for a blessing at the altar rail. Please collect them from the church at 12pm.

Open the Book

A group in St Issey Parish regularly visits St Issey Church of England Primary School to tell and act our Bible stories using the popular Open the Book scheme developed by the Bible Society – for more information click here. It is hoped to form new groups from our parishes to visit Padstow and St Merryn Primary Schools – contact the Revd Fiona Giorla.

Our Local Schools

Click this link to find out more about the Primary Schools we work with in our three Parishes.

Safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding because we all have the right to be treated with respect and live lives free from abuse and neglect. This is fundamental to our Christian faith and our parishes are committed to these values through our safeguarding policies, training, and safe recruitment procedures. We promote a culture where people are aware of safeguarding issues, recognise the importance of vigilance and are open-minded and honest. We want to be a community where all feel safe, secure and respected and where their viewpoints are valued.

If you are worried about the safety and welfare of someone you know, please talk to the parish Safeguarding Officers: Padstow: Patrick Atkinson, 07766 402554; St Merryn: Rosie Simpkins, 01841 540665; St Issey & Little Petherick: Avril Heard, 01841 541135; or the Rector, when appointed.

If you have been abused or neglected in the past and would like to talk about it, the Diocese of Truro offers a service called Listening to Survivors of Abuse. Contact Sarah Acraman on 01872 274351 or e-mail sarah.acraman@truro.anglican.org or after 5pm and at weekends: 01208 251300. Other useful numbers include: Childline: 0800 1111 ; Social Care (children & adults): 0300 1231 116 ; The Police: 101 (in an emergency contact the police on 999).