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Autumn Fair
Thank you to everyone involved in today's Autumn Fair. Lots of willing pairs of hands from those who have supported the event for many years and also some new faces. It was lovely to see everyone working well together to achieve a happy and successful morning. Familiar stalls plus two "hired" tables. Despite the blustery conditions, the initial total raised is just under £800. Many thanks once again. Fiona

We are delighted to welcome Martha to God's family in St Buryan this weekend. Huge thanks to all who have worked to make our church look even more beautiful for the baptisms we have had recently, and to Rene and Wendy for the behind the scenes work getting the font, water, candles, oil and paperwork sorted out. Please continue to pray for Morris, Leah, Rachel, Beccy, Martha and Fred as they begin their new life in Christ.

please pray for Katie & James on Saturday 30th December at St Levan.
Next year’s weddings: Dominic & Fiona on Saturday 7th April in St Buryan church; Samantha & Thomas on Saturday 21st April in Sennen church; Stephanie & Joe on Saturday 19th May in St Buryan church; Donna & Daniel on Saturday 21st July in Marlborough; Thomas & Georgina, Wedding Blessing on Wednesday 25th July in St Levan church; Dom & Louise on Saturday 28th July in St Levan church;

Funeral Thank You
Thank you to Rene, Paddy, Sheila and Wendy for your support and work getting the church ready for John's funeral last Friday. Much appreciated by his family and friends.

Feast Supper Thank You
Thank you to Anita and her team at the Logan Rock for hosting the St Levan feast supper last Saturday, a super evening with delicious spread and lovely atmosphere. Thanks to all who managed the ticket sales and raffle too. A good start to Feast.

Feast Thank You
Thank you to those who prepared the church for St Levan Feast, for the wonderful flowers and to Godfrey for his playing at both services. It was wonderful to see Revd Brin Berriman back here to preach, it was a thoughtful, inspiring address. Thank you to the readers from the three parishes.

Friends Thank You
Thank you to the Friends of St Levan who helped set up for the Celtic prayers, the candle lit service is much appreciated. Thank you to Sally, Lizzie, and Bridget and David for managing the refreshments. It was good to formally welcome Sally as the new secretary of Friends, and to offer our thanks to Demelza for her hard work over the years guiding Friends of St Levan into being and we wish her well on her new adventures.

Charles Causley
On Sunday 29th October, at both 9.30am in St Levan and 11am in Sennen there are services celebrating Charles Causley, the celebrated Cornish poet on his 100th year. All welcome.

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
Once again St Buryan Academy school will be supporting the Shoebox Appeal which receives donations in the form of a shoebox gift for a less fortunate child living in Eastern Europe. If anyone would like to donate a shoebox or items which can be put into shoeboxes, such as felt pens, pencils, pens, pencil sharpeners, rubbers, picture or colouring  books (no text please), stickers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, comb/brushes, soap, flannels, hair accessories, scarves, hats, gloves, bangles, necklaces or sweets (with a sell by date of at least the end of March 2018) they would be very welcome.  Any Boxes left in the back of the church will be collected on Monday 13th November and delivered to Chapel Street.

Introducing Posada
Posada is a Spanish word meaning ‘inn’. Posada celebrations originated in Mexico where two young people were chosen to dress up as Mary and Joseph. They used to travel from house to house in their village telling people about the imminent arrival of Jesus and asking them if they would give Him a room. On Christmas Eve they would re-enact a community play and bring figures of Mary and Joseph to be placed in a crib.

The modern equivalent is based on this, encouraging people to give a home to the nativity figures of Mary and Joseph for a night, symbolising us making room for Jesus in our lives, homes and communities.  Each night from Advent Sunday the figures travel around the parish, from place to place, arriving back in Church on Christmas Eve in time for the crib scene to be built in preparation for the Christmas celebrate of the birth of Jesus.

The Posada journey encourages us all to think about the meaning of Christmas and to share the message with others. There is more info and prayers to use during the Posada at

Facebook Updates
Lots of new updates are on our Land's End Churches page on Facebook, why not have a look?

Clocks BACK
Remember to put your clocks BACK next Sunday.

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

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 until 31st December are  the  Salvation Army (Box at St Levan) and St Petroc’s (Coffee Money at St Buryan and 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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