Pew News Notices

Community Cafe
Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat at St Buryan School's Garden Room from 3.15pm every Tuesday/Thursday during term time. Everyone welcome!

Granddaughter’s Christening
Thank you to Christine and the church wardens for caring for the churches while I was away at my granddaughter's christening. It was a very different worship experience, with a worship band and 5 women in the choir - of whom 4 were over 70 singing worship songs with great gusto and vigour. They send their greetings to the churches of the Land's End Benefice.

St Buryan Breakfast Club
Thank you Fiona for a super time at Breakfast Club last Thursday. Delicious meal and friendly conversations. Do try to come along next time!

St Levan Cream Teas
Thank you for all those who have given so freely of their time and energy in leading the Cream Teas in St Levan. A wonderful array of food, with lots of baking and preparing going on before the church is open for business, there has been some wonderful conversations and a chance to make all sorts of new friends. Thank you all for making this such a special part of the holiday for lots of tourists, thank you for the warm welcomes, and for your time. St Levan church could not survive without this sort of committed fund raisers and faith builders. Thank you!

Cake and Communion
Thank you to those who have been part of organising and running cake and communion in St Buryan school. A much appreciated afternoon of faith and fellowship. Thank you!

Lamorna Harvest
Sadly due to the Wink not being available to host the harvest festival in Lamorna this year, we are taking a year's sabbatical from this harvest celebration. Please note that the proposed Harvest/Autumn Supper in St Buryan has been postponed due to several key folk being away or busy with family and Messy Church.

St Levan Trust Fund
The trustees 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 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.

Are You Being Served
a one-day exhibition on Wednesday 26th September, from 10.30am to 3.00pm at St John’s Hall in Penzance, to celebrate the International Day of Older Persons. Over 30 organisations will be present covering finance, safety, health, accommodation, hearing loss, loneliness, diet, and carers. Local people of all ages are invited, refreshments are  provided. Those needing help with transport call Margaret Ford on 01209 710766 or 07974 728435.  Pickups from Mousehole, Newlyn, St Buryan, St Levan, Sennen, St Just, Pendeen and Heamoor.

Full of Life
A special service for older people at St Thomas’s Church, Heamoor, on Sunday 30th September at 9.30am.  Organised by Penwith Over 50 Forum for the International Day for Older People 2018 and led by Revd Tim Hawkins and Revd Howard Peskett.

Charity Speaker
St Levan Church’s quarterly charity for October-December is the Samaritans. A speaker is coming to tell us about their work on Sunday 7th October, 9.30am in St Levan church. Everyone welcome. 

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). From 1st October we will be supporting the Samaritans (Box at St Levan); Penzance Street Food Project (Coffee Money at St Buryan) and St Petroc's (Loose Change Box at Sennen).

Centenary Poppy Appeal
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 or 07880 726298.

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

Pew News
Deadline for Sunday’s printed News is Thursday lunchtime. Notices etc to or Christine Tel 810374.

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.

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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