Pew News Notices

St Buryan Church Heating
Thank you Derek for managing the heating repairs after a cold Sunday last week in St Buryan when the heating system did not work. We are very grateful that the heat was back on for Ash Wednesday.

Ash Wednesday Services
Thank you for those who helped to lead the Ash Wednesday service, the readers and organist, the choir, and for Michael Searle. As we enter into Lent can we together strive to make room for God in our daily lives?

St Buryan Church Cleaning
Thank you to the Holy Dusters in St Buryan who made the church positively gleam on Wednesday. Thank you for a sparkling church as we begin Lent. It seemed very apt to have had a good clear out!

​Ben Hoadley CD
Last Thursday Ben Hoadley with​ an accompanist recorded a CD in St Buryan Church of cello and piano - with the full permission of the St Buryan Male Voice Choir. He will give us some details when the CD is available for sale.

A Thought for Lent ...
A thought for the first week of Lent by John Birch.
It is customary, Lord to give something up during the season of Lent. What would you have me do without? I who have so much. Chocolate? Cream cakes? Cigarettes? Sweets? Swearing? The list is endless and I could give up all those things for the span of 40 days quite easily and almost painlessly. But what difference would it make other than making me feel 'holier' that my friend who makes no such sacrifice?

What would you have me do without? I who have so much Selfishness? Conceit? Envy? Pride? I fear before I ask, that the answer might be 'yes' and the giving up would be all too real, Lord. It would be difficult, painful, sacrificial, a real cross to carry for 40 days, and more?

Read more at: www.faithandworship.com/prayers_Lent.htm#ixzz57AeMGxEX
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Annual Meeting’s
The Season of Annual Meetings is coming soon. Do you think that you are being called to serve the church on the Parochial Church Council (PCC)? If you want to know more about what this involves please talk to a Church Warden or one of the clergy, or look on the St Buryan website under the Welcome/PCC tabs.  At St Buryan nomination forms are available from Marian.

Annual Reports
Could those who do Annual Meeting reports at St Buryan please let Marian have them by Thursday 22nd March, by email to marian.prowse@prowses.co.uk or posted in Marian’s mail box in church.

Electoral Roll (St Buryan)
The Electoral Roll at St Buryan Church is being revised by the PCC beginning on 18th February. If you wish your name to be added or removed, please let Frances Jones know, in person or by email  francesjones47@hotmail.com or pick up an application form from the table at the back of St Buryan church.

Electoral Roll (St Levan)
The Electoral Roll at St Levan Church is being revised by the PCC beginning on 25th February. If you wish your name to be added or removed, please contact Helen Briggs on 01736 810743. Application forms will be available in St Levan Church.

Intercession Workshop
Do you want to lead the intercession in church but worry about what to do and how to go about it? Or are you on an intercession rota, and would like to refresh about leading intercessions? Why not come along to the Rectory on Thursday 1st March at 7.30pm and  find out more? I promise I won’t immediately put you onto the rota! Please let me know if you are coming so there will be enough material available. There are still a few places left.  Vanda

Readers Rota
Fiona has taken over the Readers and Intercessors rota at St Buryan so please can all  the readers and intercessors let Fiona know what they prefer to do, by email, or on the list at the back of church. If you are not on the rota and would like to be please add your name to the list or ask Fiona for more info.

Parish  Consultation for HLF
St Buryan PCC would like your views as to how we might better use our building for all to share in its heritage. Please send suggestions or comments to Canon Vanda or post your comments in the post box in the church porch. More details on our website www.stburyanchurch.org.uk

Quarterly Charities
Being supported until 31st March are Coast Watch (Box at St Levan); Cornwall Blood Bikes (Coffee Money at St Buryan); Sightsavers (Loose Change Box at Sennen)

Baptism and Confirmation
please pray for those considering Baptism and/or Confirmation especially Keaton in April, and Finlay on Sunday 22nd April in St Buryan.

Weddings
please pray for Dominic & Fiona on Saturday 7th April in St Buryan church; Stephanie & Joe on Saturday 19th May in St Buryan church; Donna & Daniel on Saturday 21st July in Marlborough; Thomas & Georgina’s Blessing on Wednesday 25th July in St Levan church; Dom & Louise on Saturday 28th July in St Levan church;

Church Flower Arranging
St Buryan church flower arrangers are looking for a few more volunteers to join their flower arranging team on a rota basis. Both experienced arrangers and beginners are welcome, training and encouragement can be freely given. Details from Sheila Tel: 810250

Thy Kingdom Come 2018  
is a global prayer campaign, supported by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, to encourage us all to pray 'Come holy Spirit' from Ascension Day, Thursday 10th May  to Pentecost Sunday 20th May 2018. The campaign prayer is below, and
more infomation available on www.ThyKingdomCome.global 
Come Holy Spirit: Almighty God, your ascended Son has sent us into the world to preach the good news of your kingdom: inspire us with your Spirit and fill our hearts with the fire of your love, that all who hear your Word may be drawn to you, through Jesus Christ our Lord

Lottery Support for St Buryan Church
St Buryan parish church is delighted to announce it has been awarded initial support* by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for National Lottery funding towards the cost of urgent tower repairs.

Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, a development grant of £16,000 has been awarded to enable the church to develop detailed plans for the work needed for the project. The parish church will need to add a further £3,000 approximately to complete this first phase of work.

The parish church will then apply for a full grant from HLF of £170,000, a major step towards the approximately £220,000 needed for the full works.

Rev’d Canon Vanda Perrett said: “This is really good news for us, and we are thankful that the National Lottery has supported us in this early stage. We shall have to work hard and continue to raise funds for the tower works, while we work through the “round two” application for 2018. The initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund is a strong endorsement of the work we need to do to make St Buryan Church Tower safe and sustainable for future generations, and we take heart from their support and encouragement.”

Would you like to learn a traditional skill that has been part of our heritage for over 500 years? Why not give bellringing a try? Bellringing is a team activity that stimulates the brain and helps keeps you fit - it also makes a glorious sound!  Come and meet us and have a go at our Friday Practice, 7:30pm St Buryan church.  Ringers come from all walks of life and range in age from ten to those in their eighties. You don’t need special clothing and training is free – but you are expected to ring for Sunday service 9:30 – 10am.  Lapsed bellringers very welcome as well.  For further information call Chris on 07802 427968 or email cjvenn@sky.com or Miranda on 01736 811182.

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 
http://www.trurodiocese.org.uk/ 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
www.trurodiocese.org.uk/press-office/news/archive/our-news-monthly 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: comms@truro.anglican.org

Our Websites
keep up-to-date with everything happening in our church life by visiting our websites. To add new content please contact Web Editors, Christine Jago (St Buryan), Lynn Batten (St Levan) and Matt Mulloy (Sennen).

Visit our Websites:
www.stburyanchurch.org.uk 
www.stlevanchurch.org.uk
www.stsennenchurch.org.uk

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