Pew News Notices

Garden Open at Trevorgans
A wonderful quintessential English (or should I say Cornish) afternoon spent in the garden at Trevorgans Farmhouse. Thank you to everyone who turned up, donated cakes, plants and raffle prizes and to all those who helped with teas and on the stalls. We raised £375.70 for the church tower. Fabulous. Well done. Our next fundraising event will be a cake, produce and plant stall at Market Cross on Saturday 1 July from 10am. Fiona.

With another donation we are up to £400 now. Thank you to everyone who made things and helped on the afternoon. Caroline

Thank you from Vanda
to all who supported and worked hard for the wonderful open garden. Special thanks to Caroline and Geoff who not only offered their garden for the event but also worked to make their garden shine in what turned out to be a very challenging week for them.

Thank you form Vanda
to Becky Lovegrove for leading our music in St Buryan last week, some wonderfully uplifting music, and super singing, much appreciated by all.

Thank you from Vanda
to Gillian Earl and the choir for leading the music at Evensong, a small but perfectly formed gathering for the service, but with some lovely singing.

Vacancy - Musical Leader and Organist
St Buryan Church seeks to appoint a Musical Leader to play the organ and piano and lead the choir. For a full job description contact: Canon Vanda Perrett on     01736 810 216

Messy Church
we are continuing to reach out into the area with this special ministry of Messy Church, but we could really do with some help. Do you think that you could spare about 3 hours every two months to come and help with Messy Church? Training given, DBS certificates will be needed, we can apply via our church. It is such a great fun filled activity and one that does make our hearts sing for joy too – tired joy at the end but joy nevertheless! Contact Vanda or Caroline Amos (chair) for more details.

Bishop Tim Leaving Gift
is leaving the diocese this July, much to our sorrow. If you or anyone in your family would like to make a gift to him we can organise the collection of money in our churches, or you could give via the details on the diocesan newsletter. Sennen church welcomes gifts and asks that you give them to the church wardens for collating.

Bishop Tim's Leaving Service
Esther Pollard, the Diocesan Secretary, writes: Although we are very pleased for Bishop Tim in his new role with Archbishop Justin at Lambeth, we will be disappointed to see him leave our diocese. Over the years he has brought great energy as well as asking some very sharp questions of us. He has led us to implementing the strategy for Discovering God’s Kingdom Growing the Church. Amongst many other things during his time as Bishop of Truro, Bishop Tim was also the co-chair of an inquiry into foodbanks, which led to the report Feeding Britain. His work with the foodbanks simply demonstrates that he has a real heart for those on the margins of society. Bishop Tim was also the Chair of the National Children’s Society as well as the President of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association.  He is currently the Chair of the Development and Appointments Group which oversees the leadership development work among senior clergy. We are going to have a special Eucharist in the Cathedral on Saturday 22 July at 4pm with a reception afterwards to say farewell and thank you to Bishop Tim and Sian.  Please do come along if you can. If you or the PCC wish to make a contribution towards a gift for Bishop Tim then please send any donations to the Finance Department at Church House, Woodlands Court, Truro Business Park, Threemilestone, Truro TR4 9NH. If you are making a donation by cheque, please make this payable to the Truro Diocesan Board of Finance Ltd. It would be helpful if you could note on the back of the cheque that this is a gift for Bishop Tim and Sian. I know you will want to join me and the rest of the diocese in saying a huge thank you to Bishop Tim for his ministry amongst us over the last eight years.

Words of Blessing
from Ffald –Y –Brenin in Pembrokeshire who believe that each Christian is empowered by the Holy Spirit to speak for God in their community, and we are called to do this in obedience to God’s call upon each person in the church. Speaking not in judgement or to reprove but speaking a blessing for every part of our world, every person in it. In the light of the hard times recently with too many acts of hatred, too much pain and anguish suffered by the innocent it is time that we, as Christians, rise up to make a stand. We need to pray, and pray for blessing for our part of the world, and for the wider world. To pray for God’s blessing to overcome evil and hatred. Here is a selection of some of the ways in which we can pray, whether alone or in groups, in your home or church or in the village – it matters only that we pray.

Mother of Peace
Thank you to the wonderful folk from Mother of Peace, a charity supporting the orphans of Zimbabwe who have been made orphans due to the AID HIV crisis. Many of these children also have contracted HIV themselves. The charity is committed to paying for the education for these children, and to help them find a way to support themselves as adults. It is struggle for the orphanage to find enough money to provide a meal for all the children each day, and no matter how small any donation is gratefully received. It is our charity for the quarter April to June in St Levan and St Buryan, do give generously as you can, and remember them in your prayers.

please pray for all those considering or preparing for baptism, especially Bodhi Christopher on Sunday 9th July at St Buryan and Charlie.

please pray for all those preparing for marriage, especially Bernadette & Neil on Friday 11th August; Michael & Buddie on Saturday 16th September; Nathaniel & Samantha on Friday 29th September; and in 2018: Samantha & Thomas, and Fiona & Dominic.

Quarterly Charities
being supported until 30th June 2017, are Mother of Peace Community supporting orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe (Box at St Levan and Coffee Money at St Buryan); and Chicks (Country Holidays For Inner City Kids) (Loose Change Box at Sennen). From 1st July we will be supporting Guide Dogs for the Blind (Box at St Levan); RNLI Sennen Cove (Coffee Money at St Buryan) Memory Café (Loose Change Box at Sennen)

Brin & Cheryl Berriman
are still cycling home from Constanta on the Black Sea, about 3,000 miles. For us it is easy to cross Europe but many refugees who have tried are now stranded in camps, their children unable to go to school and living in unsafe environments. We invite you to join us in donating to the UNICEF fund for refugee children in Europe. Donate at Find out more at  Follow our journey on .

AMD Info and Updates
Vanda is  taking part in the Truro Diocesan AMD, (Accompanied Ministry Development), ‘Working Together to Grow Our Churches’ programme. It focuses on five themes, each central to church life. (1) God’s People: Who are we? What has God called us to do?; (2) God’s Reconciliation: How do we live out this reconciliation with each other and demonstrate his love?; (3) God’s Good News: How is the gospel proclaimed in word and deed?; (4) Living for God: How do we live for God every day, not just Sundays?; and (5) Worshipping God: How is our worship a witness to the Gospel?

We are now focusing on the 3rd Session, sharing God’s Good News: How is the gospel proclaimed in word and deed? Our AMD representatives are Caroline Amos and Ian Groves at St Buryan; John Rudge and Bridget Hughes-Jones at St Levan; Michelle Brown and Jean Jefferies at Sennen.  

Safeguarding Policy
The Diocese of Truro Safeguarding Policy is contained in a handbook entitled Responsible Caring. A link is available on the Diocesan website homepage and paper copies are held by Canon Vanda and our Lead Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Caroline Gill at St Buryan. Named Contact Persons at St Levan are Bridget Hugh Jones and at Sennen, Matt Mulloy. If you have any concerns relating to Safeguarding or if you wish to see the handbook, please contact any one of the above.’ 

Diocesan Newsletter
available free by email from the Diocesan website at Material in this newsletter can be used to gossip the gospel and share our good news story. Send ideas, news stories or diary dates to the Diocesan office Tel: 01872 274351 or email:

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