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July Newsletter 

The Memorial Service for Tom Byles will take place at St Annes Church, Hessenford at 2.30pm on Saturday 5th July

 St Germans Group Parish PCC:

Permanent members of the PCC The Vicar
Secretary - Rosemary Stevenson
Treasurer - Fiona Liddicoat
Parish Wardens: Brenda Crago and Andrew Pidgen
Church Stewards: Downderry: Steve Liddicoat
Hessenford: Fiona Bristow
Tideford: Brenda Crago
St Germans: Richard Laugharne - also on PCC as Reader
PCC members: Downderry: Tim Pullin, Sue Booth; Cashier; Sue Pidgen
Hessenford: Yvonne Byles, Dawn Couling; Cashier: Tom Byles
St Germans: June Greaves
Chris Bowditch; Cashier: Peter Daw
Tideford: John Ditchburn, Hugh Parker Cashier: Ron Bradley
Deanery Synod Reps: Rosemary Stevenson, Brenda Crago, Margaret Sylvester-Thorne

Messy Church in St Germans

- in partnership with the Methodist Church

The next  meeting of Messy Church will be on 20th July at 4pm in St Germans Methodist Church. .  All children with their accompanying adult  are very welcome - and help on the day from our parishioners very welcome too!



Messy Church...

  • is a way of being church for families involving fun
  • is a church, not a craft club, that helps people encounter Jesus as Lord and Saviour
  • is found across the world
  • values are about being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration

Please contact Evelyn Reed (01503 230449) for more information,  and also if you are able to help.............

Michael's Message

Summer is upon us with its hopefully fine weather.  A time to sit in the garden as well mowing lawns, pulling weeds etc.  A time to walk on the beach or moors, visit friends and family and of course, especially in this part of the world, for them to visit us.  We feel freer somehow, longer days enticing us out.  Various summer events will be happening, some of which are recorded here -  a chance to meet and greet friends and neighbours both old and new.  As the sun in our gardens draws out the flowers so too are we drawn out to shine.

There is another Son that shone some 2000yrs ago, Jesus, revealed to us as the Son of God.  He too would have us be out and about sharing in the wonders of the world and its people.  Making friends and connections.  I am reminded of an old song, “Jesus bids us shine with a clear pure light”, and it is true he does.  As flowers reflect the spectrum of colours in the light of the sun so we too much reflect the love that God through Jesus has sent us - each of us waving brightly in the breeze of the Holy Spirit bringing joy and comfort to those around us.  Enjoy the summer and wave brightly!



Raise money for the parish by using your talents using the £5 lent by the parish........

"Master,  you handed over to me five talents.  See, I have made five more talents."

"Well done, good and trusted servant; you have been trustworthy in a few things,  I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master."

The scheme started in the parish at the beginning of March.  This is your opportunity to use your imagination and gifts to create more money for parish funds.  There will be a grand 'handing in' of results at Harvest Festival in October, so we have all the spring and summer to get to work...................

Your initial £5 'loan' is available from Rosemary Stevenson or Rev'd Michael

Concerts and events at St Germans Priory Church

Jonathan Delbridge  - Organ Recital

Tuesday 12th August

to launch Jonathan's new organ CD

details to follow

St Germans Priory Summer Fete - 5th July. cancelled


Christmas Market -  21st, 22nd, 23rd November


19th July     2-4pm   Afternoon Tea and Table-top Sale  St Luke's Church, Tideford


Summer Fete and Duck Race - 2nd August.    

Christmas Fete - 29th November


St Germans Priory Trust

If you would like to volunteer to help the Project in any way please visit our website at  and let us know your contact details. 

Board of Priory Trustees  
Chair- Martin Edwards
Richard Laugharne, Jo Buchanan
Evelyn Reed, Fiona Bristow, Chris Bowditch, Lorraine Evens



 THE FOOD BANK  - no change to the message - our help is needed. 
You will have read in the press that the need is greater than ever - so please keep the contributions coming in.  

How can you help the Foodbank?   As usual there always some shortages, currently: Fruit Juice (long life), UHT or Dried Milk, Sponge Puddings, Instant Mash Potato and Coffee.

However, money is becoming an increasing issue, and it is becoming a common problem throughout all of Cornwall’s Foodbanks.   All are having to react to an increase in demand; and although food is being donated in increasing volumes covering the demand, the costs related to sustaining larger Foodbanks is becoming a challenge. So, the real requirement now is cash.

If you could help through regular donations we would be extremely grateful. Setting up a Standing Order is ideal, but any donation would be wonderful. We can also take donations CAF and Stewardship schemes.

If you can help please contact the Liskeard & Looe Foodbank.

Tel: 07512 011452. email:

Thank you for your support.

East Wivelshire

The area of the Diocese of Truro area is that of the county of Cornwall including the Isles of Scilly. It was formed on 15 December 1876 from the Archdeaconry of Cornwall in the Diocese of Exeter. It is therefore one of the younger dioceses.
The diocese is divided into two archdeaconries:

Rural deaneries
The names of the older deaneries (before 1875) are based on those of the ancient hundreds though the boundaries do not always correspond. The deaneries created in 1875 in the episcopate of Frederick Temple were Bodmin, Stratton, St Austell, and Carnmarth. These remained unchanged until Carnmarth was divided; later still in the 1980s some alterations of boundaries occurred. Chronological Sequence:
Estwevelsire, 1259; Estwyvelschyre, 1291; Estwevelschire, 1366; Easte, 1672; East, 1847, 1980; East Wivelshire, 1997, 2009.
East Wyvelsire
Parishes Currently in the Deanery of East Wivelshire