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Table Top Sale
Thanks to everyone who came last Thursday morning and made it such a jolly, happy time while making £234.00 towards the Kitchen/Toilet fund. A really good effort, thank you once again, would definitely do it again! Wendy.

Centenary Poppy Appeal
Following the closure of the Royal British Legion branch in St Just Caroline Watling has been appointed the new Poppy Appeal Organiser for St Just, Pendeen, St Buryan, St Levan and Sennen districts. If local groups (wreaths with group logos available) or any individuals require a wreath to mark this year’s special centenary commemorations at any of the local war memorials please contact her on 07880 726298 or

Tower Open Day
Thank you to everyone who helped, baked, played and rang on the Tower Open Day on Saturday 11th August. Not ideal weather for a tower open day, but we persevered and created a wonderful and welcoming refuge from the blustery conditions outside. The addition of music was very much appreciated and provided a lovely atmosphere which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. The total for the day was £258.20. Let's pray for more favourable conditions when we repeat it it all again in two weeks time.A new list will be at the back of the church tomorrow morning! Many thanks to you all once again. Fiona.  And Vanda adds: this was some of the worst weather this summer but we still raised £258.20. Well done to all the willing volunteers, and the musicians for their support too. 

St Levan Trust Fund
The trustees will hold their annual meeting on  Tuesday 2nd October  and invite applications for grants.  Any young person aged 25 or under living in St Levan parish may apply for aid to help with any education or learning expenses, including fees, travel,  accommodation, books and other equipment for any school or college course. Please ask one of the Trustees or Canon Vanda for an application form.

St Levan Cream Teas
was one of the busiest days last Thursday - a huge number of visitors from the benefice and all over the world arrived to enjoy the cream tea, or chocolate cake, the cold and hot drinks and find lovely cards and Christmas cards to take home. Do come along and see what an amazing time it is for St Levan. Thank you to all who make this possible.

Choose a hymn?
Sennen's Songs of Praise is on Sunday 26th August at 5pm, after the cream teas served from 2.30-4.30pm. All welcome. Send your hymn request to Vanda by Tuesday 21st August. 

Table Top Sale
Fantastic morning table top sale in St Buryan on Thursday. Thank you Wendy for organising this.

New Local Businesses
We are so lucky in our village to be well served by Londis and the Garage for our daily needs, and it is good to see the busy times in the shops. There are two new enterprises in the village, the new St Buryan Farmer's shop soon to be opened by the Bone family selling local produce and their wonderful beef and pork, and another exciting development MOOON MILK - the ultimate in package free selling! Julian Ellis is selling the delicious local milk from his Channel Island cows almost from our doorstep via a very smart looking "shepherd's hut" - bring your own jug or container and fill up on some fresh local milk, payment is easy! Please do pray for those who serve us all in this parish, and benefice; we pray a blessing on them, and especially on the new ventures. Good luck to all!

Songs of Praise
Songs of Praise invites you to ‘Come and sing with us!’ at a special free music recording for Songs of Praise at St Pol de Leon Church, Penzance on Saturday 8th September, from 6.30pm-9.30pm. All are welcome and we are especially keen for enthusiastic singers to join us and lead the viewers at home in the singing. We’ll be recording some well-known hymns and also a selection of Christmas music and carols for inclusion in a programme for Sunday 16th December, which will be filmed in Cornwall. To apply, please send your name, postcode, and number of people taking part to If you are a keen singer, please also include your voice part (SATB). Please include ‘Penzance Recording’ in your subject header. All are welcome to apply as individuals or as part of a larger group. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at or call us on 0161 873 7073. Many thanks for your support; we look forward to hearing from you. 

National Churches Trust
Huge thanks are due to Marian who has worked so hard with the application from the National Churches Trust for the St Buryan Tower. We are delighted with the news of the £10,000 grant. Thank you Marian - a brilliant piece of GOOD news ahead of our tower open day! More info click here

St Buryan Churchyard
We are very grateful to the few volunteers who help to cut the grass in the Churchyard. We would love to have more volunteers if you know of anyone who might be willing to help. Please contact Vanda or one of the churchwardens if you can offer help. Caroline Amos.

please pray for all those considering baptism..

Weddings & Blessings
please pray for all those preparing for Marriage...

I commend to your prayers George, Sarah, Grace, Connie, Keith and Tegan in their exploring and learning. The confirmation is Saturday 24th November at Truro Cathedral 6pm service, (rehearsal 4pm) all welcome to attend.

Quarterly Charities
Being supported until 30th September are  ‘Turn to Starboard’ (Box at St Levan); Motor Neurone Disease Association (Coffee Money at St Buryan); Little Harbour (Loose Change Box at Sennen).


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 ringing on the centenary of the Armistice on 11 November 2018. Find out how by contacting St Buryan tower captain Chris Venn (
07802 427968 or email

Remembrance Centenary
Sunday 11th November, the Centenary of the Armistice. In addition to the normal half muffled bell ringing in the morning, we need every possible ringer to be available to help ring in every single church at 7.05pm. Lapsed ringers very welcome. Others taking part may want to use their involvement as a personal tribute to those who left families, homes and sweethearts and died during dreadful conditions during the four years of War.

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

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.’ 

"As the IICSA Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in the Church of England continued last week, and the Church's historic failures are once again in the news, I want to assure you of our commitment to safeguarding children, young people and other vulnerable people in the church, both here in the Land’s End Benefice and in the CofE at a Diocesan and national level. We take great care in our recruitment of leaders, staff and volunteers, to ensure that those in positions of trust understand their responsibilities towards those in our community who may be more vulnerable. As a church community, we are called to care for one another, so if you have any concerns that anyone has been, is being or is at risk of being abused, please report it to one of the clergy, our safeguarding officers. Contact Vanda, Caroline Gill, Bridget Hugh Jones or Jean Jefferies.

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