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Prayer for Bishop Elect Philip

Our new Bishop of Truro, Bishop Philip Mounstephen, will be consecrated in London on St Andrew’s day, Friday 30th November. Please use this prayer daily and especially on Friday when he is consecrated.

Generous God, we thank you for leading Philip to be bishop of our diocese, and for all who answer your call to be the Church in Cornwall. May Philip and Ruth, and all who love them, find this new ministry a blessing. Together may we witness to friendships that reach out beyond our differences and reveal the love of God to all. We pray that as Bishop Philip responds to your call and we welcome him to his new ministry, you will strengthen Him by your Spirit to lead us in showing God's welcome to all. As he finds his way around the diocese, strengthen him to guide us in truth and peace. As he learns about the ways of the diocese, help him to teach us the ways of Christ in our world today. As he embraces the challenges and privileges of his role, may he encourage us all into greater generosity and service. As he learns the shape of the diocese, inspire him to share with us how his faith has shaped his life. As he treads in the footsteps of the missionary saints, enable him to inspire our shared ministry of outreach and mission. Make Bishop Philip a shepherd to the people you have entrusted to him, ready to defend the weak, to work for justice, to care and to love as extravagantly and recklessly as you did in giving your Son who was born, lived and died among us that we may know life in all its resurrected glory. Amen. Adapted from a prayer by Vanda Perret

 

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.

 

Centenary Poppy Appeal

Caroline Watling is the Poppy Appeal Organiser for St Just, Pendeen, St Buryan, St Levan and Sennen districts. If groups (group logos available) or individuals require a wreath for this year’s centenary at any of the local war memorials please contact her 07880 726298 or caroline@stjustminerschapel.com

 

Communion and Cake

For some people access into the church is a challenge, so we are very lucky to have a generous offer from St Buryan Academy to use their new Garden Room, which has easy access, is warm and has a kitchen and toilet, for a new simple short communion service followed by cake and tea, on the 2nd Thursday every month, at 4pm, starting Thursday 14th June. Everyone welcome.

 

Confirmation

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

 

Baptisms

please pray for and all those thinking of Baptism.

 

Sennen Churchtown Hall

Jane Atkinson writes: I am a responsible for collating the "Friends of Sennen Churchtown Hall" list. So if you would like to be on the friends of Sennen Churchtown Hall list to be kept in touch with events and news please email jmatkinson@btinternet.com with your email address and name. Thank you!

 

Messy Church
we are continuing to reach out with this special ministry of Messy Church, but we could really do with some help. Do you think that you could spare about 3 hours every two months to come and help with Messy Church? Training given, DBS certificates will be needed, we can apply via our church. It is such a great fun filled activity and one that does make our hearts sing for joy too – tired joy at the end but joy nevertheless! Contact Vanda or Caroline Amos (chair) for more details

 

Reading in Church

Just a gentle reminder please, if you swap your Sunday reading/ Intercessions with someone else please don’t forget to either tell the person who organises the readings/readers on Sunday mornings, or mark the swap on the master copy in the vestry.

 

 

The Lands End Benefice Youth Group

This group meets monthly for fellowship, fun, food and fabulous times! 

This group is for young people from usually from the last term of year six and into secondary education. This is very much a church group and so the membership is dependent on church connection. Further details please contact Canon Vanda Perrett 01736 810216 or canonvanda@gmail.com

 

Quarterly Charities 

Being supported until 31st Dec are Street Food, Penzance (St Buryan); Samaritans (St Levan)St Petroc (Loose Change Box at Sennen).

 

Diocesan Newsletter

There is no doubt that a regular publication is vitally important for sharing news and keeping everyone updated on what is happening in and around our diocese. This monthly, FREE, four-page newsletter will be sent out via email at the end of each month replacing the weekly e-bulletin and it will also be available via the Diocesan website at http://www.trurodiocese.org.uk/press-office/news/archive/our-newsmonthly/. Use the material in this monthly newsletter and do gossip the gospel and use all the means open to us to share our good news story. If you have an idea, news story or diary date, please get in touch with the Diocesan office by calling 01872 274351 or email comms@truro.anglican.org 

 

Safeguarding Policy

The Diocese of Truro Safeguarding Policy is contained in a handbook entitled Responsible Caring. A copy is held in the Parish by Canon Vanda, and the Safeguarding Co-ordinators in each parish, who are Caroline Gill at St Buryan, Linda Rudge at St Levan and Jean Jefferies at Sennen. If you have a concern relating to Safeguarding, or if you need to talk, or if you wish to see the handbook, please contact one of the above.

 

Facebook users 

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