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October Newsletter 


 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;
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 19th October at 4pm in St Germans PARISH Church.

(The Methodist Church is having a new roof and other improvements). 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

“Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”  W.B. Yeats.  So ends one of my favourite poems “He wishes for the cloths of heaven”.  It expresses futility of not being able to gather all the Universe’s riches to lay at the feet of the one you love.  Then to realise that it is not the Universe that is longing, but you, and so the gift can be given, made of all your future hopes and present longings.  Your very heart.  Such wonder to be able to give away yourself to another because of love and in doing so to find to your surprise that we are not lessened but enhanced through the giving.  It would seem that within our very creation we have been given this capacity to love which enables us to be more than just robots.  One might wonder why this trait has continued as it is not essential to the survival of the human race.  For love goes beyond cause and effect, beyond the selfish gene of survival, indeed at times it involves selflessness and a lessening of resources to support those who add seemingly little of benefit.    It is a reflection of the way by which we are loved by God, who chose -  not the glory of heaven -  but to come among us, to feel and breathe and show that at the very heart of all creation is a loving relationship, with each other and with God.   He died and rose again so conquering death and allowing us the vision of dwelling in eternal Love.  God has all the embroidered cloths of heaven yet gave of himself.  Maybe we should remember to tread softly as we do indeed tread on the dreams of heaven.

Blessings

Michael

  Downderry

 St Germans

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

 Tideford   

 

 Hessenford    

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 www.stgermanspriory.info  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

 
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 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: liskeard.foodbank@gmail.com

Thank you for your support.
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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

 



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