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July Newsletter 

 St Germans Group Parish PCC:

Permanent members of the PCC The Vicar
Secretary - post unfilled
Treasurer - Fiona Liddicoat
Parish Wardens: Brenda Crago and David Watters
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 and Tim Pullin
Hessenford: Yvonne Byles, Fran Moore. 
Cashier:  Fiona Bristow
St Germans: June Greaves
Chris Bowditch;
Cashier: Peter Daw
Tideford:  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 Saturday 18th July at 3pm in St Germans Parish Church

All children and their accompanying adults  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

The general election has now passed by and the country has made its choice.  Some are happy; others less so.  Choosing can sometimes be a difficult task,  involving differing thoughts and details; at other times the heart takes over and the decision is made. 

June is upon us and so I find myself in the midst of what is sometimes called the wedding season.  Final preparations are made, rehearsals are undertaken, everyone is arriving and so to the big day. It is indeed a big day when two people decide that they wish to become as one, and do so in front of family, friends and, when the church is involved, before God.  It is not a choice that should be taken lightly; the words of the service say for good times and bad, yet how bad does it have to be before that love dies. I don’t mean when the first flush of wonder passes but when one partner is abused or for some inexplicable reason there seems no way forward.  Marriage is a living thing and like all living things it has to be care for,  protected and fed. It has to be grown into full maturity, bonds have to be strengthened and new ones made.  This is not just the responsibility of the couple but also of their friends and family. As the service states, “Will you, the friends and family of (the couple), support them in their future life together?”  To which the reply is “We will”.

However sometimes marriages do die, causing great cost both emotionally and financial.  The church believes in a God of new beginnings, forgiveness, and resurrection.  If we look to God he will enable us to learn to love again, learning to trust and daring to believe.  May all the weddings this year be strong and full of love, and if others die, then may God reach out in compassion and hold those involved to himself until they can love again.

Blessings Rev'dMichael                                                                                                                               


So far this year the Coffee mornings and Soup and Pud lunches in  January, March and May have raised about £500 pounds for Parish Funds. 

The next Coffee morning and lunch will be on 11th July.

 We hope to repeat this sort of fundraising event on a regular basis, as we are concerned to meet our increased contribution to Diocesan funds (the MMF) .  All ideas and offers of help gratefully received.   Please speak to Margaret or David W. 

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, 

Malcolm Cross, William Trinick and Bob Foulkes.



 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