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2013 Annual Parish Report click here
St Germans Group Parish:
|Permanent members of the PCC||
Secretary - Rosemary Stevenson
Treasurer - Fiona Liddicoat
|Parish Wardens:||Brenda Crago and Andrew Pidgen|
Downderry: Andrew Pidgen
Hessenford: Fiona Bristow
Tideford: Brenda Crago
St Germans: Richard Laugharne - also on PCC as Reader
Downderry: Sue Pidgen,Tim Pullen, Sue Booth
Hessenford: Yvonne Byles, Dawn Couling
St Germans: June Greaves
Tideford: Ron Bradley, John Ditchburn, Hugh Parker
|Deanery Synod Reps:||Rosemary Stevenson, Steve Liddicoat, Brenda Crago, Margaret Sylvester-Thorne|
Messy Church arrives in St Germans
- in partnership with the Methodist 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.............
- Spring Confirmations -
“Spring has sprung”. So goes an old west country saying. Spring is upon us this month, with its colours and new life. Promises of glories and hopes as yet unseen. We think of past springs; for some they have been better than others. Life is like that - ever changing, sometimes joyful and sometimes sad. During March the Christian Church moves into the period of Lent. It is a time when we are called to reflect on how we have and how we will live our lives. Fasting and self-denial play a part in this process; not as ends in themselves - we don’t gain extra grace points for heaven by observing them - rather, by doing things differently, we stop the continual round of life. This then enables us to look again at who we are. As in the garden we can start to plant the seeds for the future, flowers and fruit for the garden; for our lives purpose and peace. It is a very true saying that if you want different results you have to do things differently. Not everyone’s garden is the same and nor are our lives. Lent is the time of the year when we can reflect and act. We, both the Anglican and Methodist Churches having been reflecting and now have decided to start “Messy Church” in St. Germans. This is an informal time of activities and worship followed by food which can be enjoyed by families. We look forward to seeing you there. A fresh start, a fresh expression of being church.
Tel: 01503 230275 Correspondence to:
The Vicarage, Quay Road, St Germans. PL12 5LY
Service Schedule as from January 2014
St Germans Priory Trust
Concert at St Germans Priory -
A musical programme that includes music from early medieval to the modern day. Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children. There will be a soup and roll lunch available from 12 noon. For further information about the choir and where to book tickets please check the Priory Trust website: www.stgermansprioryinfo
Board of Priory Trustees
Chair- Martin Edwards
Richard Laugharne, Jo Buchanan
Evelyn Reed, Fiona Bristow, Chris Bowditch, Lorraine Evens
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: email@example.comThank you for your support.
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:
- the Archdeaconry of Bodmin (est. 1878): includes Deaneries of Trigg Minor and Bodmin, East Wivelshire, Stratton, Trigg Major, and West Wivelshire
- the Archdeaconry of Cornwall: includes Deaneries of St Austell, Carnmarth North, Carnmarth South, Kerrier, Penwith, Powder and Pydar
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.
Parishes Currently in the Deanery of East Wivelshire
- Botus Fleming
- St Dominick
- St Germans
- St John
- Landrake with St Erney
- Maker with Rame
- St Mellion with Pillaton
- South Hill
- St Stephens by Saltash