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.
St Germans Group Parish PCC:
|Permanent members of the PCC||
Secretary - post unfilled
Treasurer - Fiona Liddicoat
|Parish Wardens:||Brenda Crago and David Watters|
Downderry: Steve Liddicoat
Hessenford: Fiona Bristow
Tideford: Brenda Crago
St Germans: Richard Laugharne - also on PCC as Reader
Downderry: Tim Pullin, Sue Booth; Cashier; Sue Pidgen
and Tim Pullin
Hessenford: Yvonne Byles, Fran Moore.
Cashier: Fiona Bristow
St Germans: June Greaves
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
All children and their accompanying adults are very welcome - and help on the day from our parishioners very welcome too!
- 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.............
Did you sleep well last night? Was it another wrestle through the darkness? I wonder how many nights there has been since the earth was formed. When you can’t sleep do you try and count things? Sheep, spots on the wall paper, stars in a clear sky? I wonder how many stars there are. Do you remember when your child was born, or a grandchild, even a sister or brother? Was there excitement over a name? I wonder in all human time how many babies have been born?
Christmas is about One Night, One Star and One Baby. Joseph and Mary there in the stable waiting, hoping and praying it would be alright. The Baby came just as she was told by the angel. Later there was a Star with strangers - foreigners bringing special gifts. A baby called Jesus, Emmanuel. He was to be a light to the world and a symbol that no matter what happens God loves us and is always with us.
We shall be starting our travelling nativities on Advent Sunday. If one comes your way take a moment and remember that you are loved by God and God is always with you.May I wish you every happiness at this wonderful time of year
Events in the Parish.....
Events in the Parish.....
Carols around the Christmas Tree
hot chocolate, mulled wine, mince pies in Hessenford Parish Hall -Friday 18th December 6pm
St Germans Priory Trust
and Bob Foulkes.
Board of Priory Trustees
Chair- Martin Edwards
(Richard Laugharne from January)
Vice Chair - Fiona Bristow (from January)
Jo Buchanan, Evelyn Reed, Fiona Bristow, Chris Bowditch, Joanna Rimron Malcolm Cross Lorraine Evens
William Trinick, and Bob Foulkes.
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.com
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