Pew News Notices

Family Worship this Sunday
Another lovely weekend in St Buryan church this coming weekend, 20th August. At the Family Worship we shall be celebrating the work of Charles Causley the celebrated Cornish poet on his centenary. As usual at this 10am service we shall have a scratch choir with a practice at 9.15am, ending at 9.45am so there is time for a comfort break. I have pasted the hymns and "youtube" links if you would like a preview and/ or practice.

Hymns for St Buryan Family Worship in Mission Praise. 275, I heard the voice of Jesus (Kingfold tune) ; 435, Lord Jesus Christ ; 50, Be Still for the presence ; 506, O Lord my God

Don't forget that at 6pm we have the glorious service of Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer with the support of the church robed choir, and we shall be singing Psalm 121 and the anthem is Hail Gladdening Light. Do come along and join in worshipping God in our glorious building.

Tower Open Day - Saturday 12th August
Thank you to everyone who contributed to a hugely successful day. The cake stall set the scene in the morning, selling a wonderful selection of home baking plus bags of bulbs grown, bagged and beautifully presented by Paddy. Helen, Paddy, Alison & Carrie, you not only sold out from your table, but encouraged people to come into the church for a tour of the bell tower, as well as giving directions to the Farmers' Market! A big thank you to Ian, Carrie and Sarah who burnt the calories running up and down the tower, Chris and Miranda for demonstrating the bells all day, Ted for selling the tickets, Marian giving the introductory talk and to Caroline, Wendy, Sheila and Penny for serving teas… and also to Vanda for sharing her love of our wonderful church, and not forgetting the dog and cow-sitting! Thank you to all who sacrificed their Saturday and contributed a total of £620.61! (I'm sure Ian will confirm the final figure if I've miss counted anything). Certainly the bar has now been set high for the next Open Tower days on 26th & 27th August. Do we have the manpower for another cake stall on the Saturday morning? There is a volunteering list at the back of the church. Fiona

Tower Open Day
I join with Fiona in thanking you for such a wonderful day last Saturday – delicious cakes, energetic climbers and many people who thoroughly enjoyed being part of church life. Special thanks to Chris, Miranda, Ian, Carrie, Sarah and Marian for their hard physical work in the tower and to all who helped on the stall and refreshments. I overheard in the shop – “Why have the bells been ringing all day?” Reply was “Oh that is St Buryan church for you – always celebrating something!”  Vanda

John Beresford
The Birthday Boy says "Thank You" I am so grateful to everyone who was at the Wink on Saturday evening.  It was deeply moving, and entirely unexpected.  I am sure I surprised many of you by not recognising you; please don't be offended. I believe I was in a bemused and happy daze.  Bless you all, and my love to you.  John.

St Buryan Male Voice Choir
What a wonderful evening last Sunday at Sennen Cove Harbour as the St Buryan Male Voice Choir entertained us, a huge audience whose delight in the singing was evident. Thank you!

Baptism in St Sennen
Last Sunday in Sennen we welcomed dear little Charlie into the life and family of the church. It was a lovely event and we thank those who worked hard to make it run smoothly, and the family who shared their special day with us.

Sennen Wedding
Thank you to Jean and Michael, Irene and Mike, and Diane and Lucy for their effort and dedication which made the wedding of Neil and Bernadette such a joy. Thank you and together we wish the new family every happiness and joy in their married life.

Baptism in St Buryan
this week we welcomed Xya to the family of the church in a very special service at the Tuesday Eucharist. Xya and her sister were delightful and made this a very special day. Thank you to Wendy, Rene, Aileen and Tracy for supporting this new member of our family.

St Levan Fete
Thank you for all who have taken part in St Levan fete – so much hidden work goes on we can hardly mention anyone for fear of missing out, but we do thank Bobbie and Frank for hosting the event in their garden and for everyone who joined in the fun.

The Cross of St Piran
Nominations are being sought for the Cross of St Piran Awards in March 2018. These highly valued awards are given by the Bishop for outstanding Christian Service, and only 24 are awarded each year, one from each Deanery. If you would like to nominate someone please speak to Vanda. The deadline for nominations is 8th December 2017. There is more information about the Cross of St Piran on the Diocesan website

Book & Jigsaw Exchange
Thank you to those who helped out at the St Buryan Jigsaw and Book Exchange: fun and friendship over a cup of coffee and some good reads! Do join us next month! Don’t forget, If you have any books or jigsaws you no longer want then we will be pleased to have them, also any Bibles not being used as we are hoping to build a collection of all the different versions of the Bible so people can try them and see which version suits them best.

pray for those preparing for baptism, especially Joy on Sunday 27th August at Sennen, Morris on Sunday 10th September at St Levan, Martha‚Äč on Sunday 22nd October at St Buryan, and Amy and Fred on Sunday 5th November at St Buryan.

pray for those preparing for marriage, especially Louise & Adam on Saturday 9th September at St Buryan;  for Michael & Buddie’s Beach Blessing on Friday 14th September followed by wedding on  Saturday 16th September at St Levan; Wayne & Clare’s Beach Blessing on Monday 25th September, Nathaniel & Samantha on Friday 29th September at St Levan; Katie & James on Saturday 30th December at St Levan.

St Levan Trust Fund
The Trustees will hold their annual meeting on Monday 25th September. Any person resident in St Levan up to age 25 may apply for a grant to help with costs and fees and general expenses for any school, educational or vocational course. Application forms from Vanda or any Trustee to be submitted by 11th September.

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

New Rural Dean 
Congratulations to Vanda who is to be licensed as Rural Dean of Penwith Deanery on Wednesday 27th September in St Buryan  Church. Refreshments to be provided, more details nearer the date.

Diocesan Roadshows 2017
Being a follower of Jesus is about responding to what God has already given us in terms of his unconditional love, his forgiveness, his involvement in our lives and his overwhelming generosity. This year’s roadshows look afresh at what God’s grace involves, and explore five practical areas in which our response can be grounded. Penwith and Kerrier Deaneries Roadshow is Thursday 12th October, at Helston Community College, Church Hill, Helston TR13 8NR, starting at 7pm and finishing no later than 9pm.

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

Quarterly Charities
Being supported now until 30th September 2017, are Guide Dogs for the Blind (Box at St Levan); RNLI Sennen Cove (Coffee Money at St Buryan) Memory Café (Loose Change Box at Sennen)

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?

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
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