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January 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 18th JANUARY at 3pm in St Germans Methodist Church.

After the January meeting, Messy Church will take a break until after Easter (April). 

 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

Another New Year with fresh starts, resolutions and the last memorial of the festival of Christmas with the marking of the arrival of the Magi. 

Change is in the air -  yet we still remember the things of last year or earlier.  Change is one of the greatest challenges faced by people, society and indeed the church.  That which we have known, trusted and have come to love goes, and we feel diminished by its departure.  It raises the question “what is permanent and unchanging?”  If only the decisions of last year could be repeated then life would be simpler.  Yet last year you may have been a couple with no children; this year a baby comes, or a death may have caused a difference.  If we trust in the past as a rigid guide we soon find ourselves crippled, unable to live in the now. 

The only eternal constant that I have found is Jesus.  Yes, our understanding changes but the constancy of God’s love does not.  That is the true meaning of Christmas.  The Jews throughout their history had been a troubled nation; subject to capture, rebuilding, invasion and famine: God was their only rock.  That rock for us is Jesus who shows us God’s love and continuing care in whatever circumstance we find ourselves. 

May you all have a loving and gracious year in 2015.

Blessings Rev'dMichael                                                                                                                               

Downderry

24th January  10.30am - 1.30pm 

Coffee morning and soup and pud lunch,   with sale of cakes, home produce and other 'talents' activities in aid of parish funds

 

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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