1st May - Tuesday


                    Welcome to St Germans Group Parish

 WE EXTEND A SPECIAL WELCOME

to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable or dirt poor.

We extend a special welcome to wailing babies and excited toddlers.

We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woken up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you are more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven’t been to church since Christmas ten years ago.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you are having problems, are down in the dumps or don’t like ‘organised religion’. (We’re not too keen on it either!)

We offer a welcome to those who think that the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because granny is visiting and wanted to come to church.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throats as kids or got lost on the coastal path and wound up here by mistake. We welcome pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters ….. and you!                

 


Latest News



April Newsletter 


 St Germans Group Parish PCC as from 3rd April 2016:

Permanent members of the PCC The Vicar
Secretary -
Margaret Sylvester-Thorne
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
PCC members: Downderry: Sue Booth; Andrew Pidgen and Cashiers:Tim Pullin and Sue Pidgen
Hessenford: Yvonne Byles, Jenny Daniels, Fran Moore, 
Cashier:  Fiona Bristow
St Germans: Chris Bowditch, June Greaves, Paul Gribble
Cashier: Peter Daw
Tideford:  post vacant
Cashier: Ron Bradley
Deanery Synod Reps: Rosemary Stevenson, Brenda Crago, Margaret Sylvester-Thorne

First meeting of new PCC - Sunday 1st May following the 9.30am Parish Family Service at St Nicolas Church, Downderry

Home Group on Monday morning at 11am,  16th May at Margaret's, Hessenford

All are welcome

Messy Church in St Germans

- in partnership with the Methodist Church

The next  meeting of Messy Church will be on the third Saturday 21st May at 3pm in St Germans Priory

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.............

Parish Praise

our next monthly services of informal worship for all the family

  12th JUNE at 11am at  St Germans Priory

 

 

Cafe Church in Downderry

Come and join us for breakfast with worship and a chat on the fourth Sunday 22nd May at 9.30am at St Nicolas Church, Downderry.

A leisurely start to Sunday for the adults and activities for the children

 

Rev. Michael's Message

As I write this I have just come back from church where we have installed a new display of modern art work showing the “Stations of the Cross”;  a meditation on the journey of Jesus through to his resurrection.  It has already been admired by all who have seen it.  If you have time during spring or later,  come and spend thirty minutes sitting in the choir stalls looking at the pictures with a guide by the artist to help you reflect.  Of course you don’t need to be in church to think of Jesus but having a focus for our thoughts helps. 

New life is the theme of Easter and the period up until Pentecost when that “new life” is empowered.  We see it all around us at spring and in every child that is born. It is not enough to think 'Wow look at that!' - gardens have to be tended and children nurtured. Part of this will I hope be confirmation when children and adults repeat for themselves the promises made on their behalf when they were younger.  If you have not already been baptised, this can be done prior to the service or indeed by the Bishop during the Confirmation Service.  I have had some adult and some child enquiries; if you are wanting to be confirmed or just thinking about it please contact me.  We can have an informal chat.  There is no compulsion to be confirmed even if you choose to attend the classes; the decision is yours.

I look forward to hearing from you.

 Blessings, Michael

  

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 from January)
Vice Chair - Fiona Bristow (from January) 
                                 Jo Buchanan,  Evelyn Reed, Chris Bowditch, Joanna Rimron,  Malcolm Cross,  Lorraine Evens

William Trinick,  and Bob Foulkes.


 

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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, Tea, Instant 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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