Pew News Notices


Pet Service
This Sunday there is a Pet Service in Sennen at 11am (27th May) with a short thanksgiving for a child when we welcome Felicity into the local church. Do come along with your pet, furry, feathered, or just funny! But if they are timid or a bit OTT you are welcome to bring a photo instead! ALL WELCOME!!


Tower Open Day
St Buryan's next fundraising event is the first of our St Buryan church Tower Open Days this year on bank holiday Monday 28th May. We will also have a cake and plant stall at the market cross during the morning. I have a sheet which I will put at the back of the church this week for people to sign up to help, but in the meantime please display the attached poster to promote the day. These days have proved highly successful in the past, but they are also reliant on lots of helpers, as well as good weather! We will need the following—Cake & plant stall helpers, Cake & produce makers, Tower ticket sellers, Tower guides, Refreshment servers, Cake & scone contributors, Church merchandise stall helpers,  Fiona.

Communion and Cake
A New Beginning: We offer many opportunities to worship here in the benefice, but for some the lack of an afternoon service is a problem, for others access to the churches is a challenge, and there is a need for a warm space with easy access to the toilet. We are very lucky to have a generous offer from St Buryan Academy to use their new Garden Room after school, which is warm, accessible and has both a  kitchen and a toilet. The Garden Room is on the righthand side of the playground. So we are starting a new service on the 2nd Thursday every month, at 4pm, starting on Thursday 14th June. It will be a simple short communion (Eucharist) followed by cake and tea. Everyone is warmly welcomed, please let others know about this new service. In order to make the space and time to do this new service properly, under the advice of our church wardens, we shall not have a mid week Eucharist in either St Buryan or St Levan church in the week we have the Communion and Cake Service.

Parish Training Days
Lots of exciting seminars and events at the Parish Training Days this year on Saturday 16th June, 10am-4pm at Bodmin College; Wednesday 27th June, 4.30pm-9pm at Cornwall College, Pool.
Register your place on the Diocesan website

United Service
On Sunday 1st July, at 10am, St Buryan church welcome our Methodist brothers and sisters to a United Service. The Methodist Bishop Peter will be preaching and Canon Vanda will celebrate the Eucharist.

Baptism and Confirmation
please pray for those considering Baptism and/or Confirmation and for those planning Thanksgiving services, especially Felicity on Sunday 27th May at St Sennen and Ted on 1st July at St Buryan.

please pray for Marko and Heidi's Blessing on 28th June; Donna & Daniel on Saturday 21st July in Marlborough; Dom & Louise on Saturday 28th July in St Levan church;

‚ÄčQuarterly Charities
Being supported until 30th June are Street Food, Penzance (Box at St Levan); Christian Aid (Coffee Money at St Buryan); MacMillan Cancer Support (Loose Change Box at Sennen).

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.”

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


Ringing Remembers
1,400 bell ringers died during the First World War. Honour their memory by becoming one of 1,400 new bell ringers this year and be part of the nationwide moment by ringing on the centenary of the Armistice on 11 November 2018.

Find out how to take part by e-mailing or contact St Buryan tower captain Chris Venn on  St Buryan already has 2 ringers registered as a part of this 1,400 - so come and join them! More details on Sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers

Our Two new ringers at St Buryan, Sam and her daughter, have recently been featured on the Ringing Remembers facebook page, along with Tower Captain, Chris Venn, 

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and on twitter  and in the 'Big Ideas' newsletter,


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 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 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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