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Duo Lamorniana
A very BIG THANK YOU to Ute & Ricarda - What a wonderful concert last night. We were honoured to hear such professionalism and talent. Thank you to all those who turned out on such a horrid evening and to all the helpers who provided a lovely spread of refreshments for afterwards. The Retiring Collection totalled £293, which included £20 specifically given to pay for the heating for the evening! The warmth was very much appreciated by all. Fiona

Duo Lamorniana
We're thrilled that the retiring collection came to £293 which is lovely. And we would like to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH EVERYBODY who helped prepare this concert, all the effort that was undertaken to print programmes, send wording off to the Cornishman, this lovely and absolutely delicious buffet afterwards and - not least - for the wonderful flowers. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening, you were a lovely audience. Thank you very much!  Ricarda and Ute.

Thank you to the Taizettes, and to the friends from Salisbury diocese and Keri for helping to set up and clear away for the Taizé service last Sunday. The service was well attended and a great celebration of the Cornish Saints, with some slightly challenging legends of their lives! Thank you one and all.

St Levan had a superb guest speaker from the Samaritans last Sunday. Gill kept us spellbound with her short talk about the history, life and challenges of the Samaritans. She reminded us that around 64 people who live in Cornwall take their lives each year, not including those who come here to die. This is a substantially higher percentage than other parts of the UK. The Samaritans is the charity for this quarter in St Levan. Please give generously.

Sennen Harvest
Thank you to all who helped to prepare Sennen Church for the harvest festival, to all who donated food for the Foodbank, and those who shared food and drink for our harvest lunch. A wonderful time celebrating together, and welcoming somewhat surprised visitors to the church who were astounded to find a church full of people!

Cake and Communion
Thank you to Janet for her support and help in facilitating the Cake and Communion Service in St Buryan Academy. Thanks too to Jackie and Bobbie for the help clearing away. We had a final celebration of harvest , concluding with some fresh apple cake. A good time together.

Breakfast Club
Thank you to Fiona and Ian for the very warm welcome to the breakfast club last Thursday. Delicious breakfast and a time for fellowship in their warm cottage. Dont forget every first Thursday of the month at 8.30am.

Celtic Prayer
Thank you to Jean and Michael in Sennen who have attended and set up, and sorted out at the end, every Celtic prayer on a Wednesday in Sennen church. We have has a good number of visitors, especially from the camp sites and Land’s End. We have finished these evenings until the spring when we shall start again worshipping in a less formal way in a Celtic Style.

Pet Service
Good news, the Pet Service in St Buryan on 18th November at 10am has a guest preacher from the Growing Links which is the backing group for Street Food Project Penzance. Lynne will attend with her dog Dulcie and help us understand how dogs make a difference for the Growing Links and Street Food Project work.

All Soul’s
If you want us to name those you have loved who have died at All Souls tide, please do sign up for the All Souls Service. Sheets in each church. I will collect these by 30th October. Thank you.

Autumn Fair
Is just around the corner I was wondering if you have any scarves (the long thin material sort) you no longer wear or costume jewellery that needs a new home! I’d be very grateful for anything, my stall is going to look quite bare otherwise. Wendy Thomas

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!

Weddings and Blessings
We have nine couples planning a wedding with us next year and several requests for the beach blessings, please keep these couples in your prayers.

Quarterly Charities
Being supported until 31st December are 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 is 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).

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. 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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