Pew News Notices

Church Cleaning
It’s time to meet up again to give the church a clean, as it’s coming up to Feast in three weeks time. Would Tuesday 8th or Wednesday 9th May suit you? Please let me know which  date is best for you (meet at 2pm) thanks, Wendy.

Street Pastors
'Michelle and Cecil our Street Pastors were out with the team in Penzance last Saturday night the 21st April. A usual busy night, assisted a young woman with a badly cut face, chatted with those out on the street and tried calm those tense situations. If anyone is interested in this form of witness call Cecil 07910432078'

Standing In
Thank you to Mike Hersant for taking Sunday's service in St Buryan at the last minute when Vanda became ill. It was wonderful that he was able to step in with such polish for the service with so little time to prepare. THANK YOU!

Thank you to Paddy and Frances who helped with Evensong on Sunday so that Vanda could manage to led the service. All back to normal now!

Thank you to John Iles as he stands down as church warden after 4 years. We have really appreciated his wisdom and sense of humour in St Levan and are hugely grateful for all he has done there. Happily he will remain as a PCC member, and continue to support the life and mission of the church. Thank you to Lynn for standing again as church warden in St Levan, for your insight and enthusiasm and for ensuring that the services have readers and intercessors. We look forward to another year ministering together in St Levan.

Bishop's Conference
thank you to those who were able to help with the Bishops' Conference. Bishop Chris was impressed with some of the activities we take for granted, and wanted to share these with other parishes. We looked at where we want to focus in ministry in this benefice too.

John Nicholas' funeral: Thank you Jean and Michael, and Lucy for helping with the funeral last Friday for John, the family were most appreciative for the care and help given.

IMS Concert
thank you to Helen McCabe for facilitating the concert and Ian Groves from coming out late to lock the church. Much appreciated.

St Buryan Quiz Evening
thank you to Wendy for organising a great evening of fun and laughter in the St Buryan Inn. Marvellous way to raise funds for the church. Wendy says “we had such a super evening last Sunday in St Buryan Inn. Many thanks to Liam and Jamie for having us and a massive thanks to Chris Williams for setting the quiz, he had us scratching our heads for the answers! Thanks to those who gave raffle prizes and everyone who helped to make it such a success. We raised £100 profit for church funds, great effort”.

Street Food Project
Thank you to Kate who took the last of the clothing and bedding for the Street Food Project from St Buryan. Shortly we shall produce a list of items needed for the spring and summer. Many thanks for all your generous gifts.

Midweek Mass in St Levan
due to works on the drainage in the church in St Levan we wont be holding a Thursday morning Eucharist for the next two or three weeks.

Parish Training Days
Lots of exciting seminars and events at the Parish Training Days this year on Saturday 19th May, 10am-4pm Truro College; Wednesday 23rd May, 4.30pm-9pm at Callywith College, Bodmin; 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

Midweek Mass in St Levan
due to works on the drainage in the church in St Levan we wont be holding a Thursday morning Eucharist for the next two or three weeks.

Church Door
Thank you to Caroline, Paddy, Derek and Marian and others for continuing to work to resolve the issues around the lock at St Buryan. Thankfully all has now been sorted out, in good time for the swallows to return to nest.

RNLI Sennen Cove
Volunteers wanted! Anyone who is willing to help in the Sennen Cove Lifeboat Shop, especially on Fridays from 10.30am to 1.30pm, please contact the Shop Manager, Jenny Baxter, on 871916. It is an interesting way of supporting the valuable work of the volunteer lifeboat crews.

Baptism and Confirmation
please pray for those considering Baptism and/or Confirmation especially Xander on Saturday 21st April at St Buryan and Finlay on Sunday 22nd April in St Buryan, and for those planning Thanksgiving services, especially Noah on Sunday 20th May at St Buryan and Felicity on Sunday 27th May at St Sennen.

please pray for Stephanie & Joe on Saturday 19th May in St Buryan church; Donna & Daniel on Saturday 21st July in Marlborough; Thomas & Georgina’s Blessing on Wednesday 25th July in St Levan church; 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).

Thy Kingdom Come
On Thursday 10th May join together to launch the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ day of prayer in the Land's End Benefice, 8am at the signpost at Land's End, followed by breakfast (Booking ESSENTIAL via, then later, the Eucharist in St Levan at 10am, and prayers on the beach at Sennen at 6pm Everyone welcome! (But remember no booking no breakfast!!)

Thy Kingdom Come 2018  
is a global prayer campaign, supported by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, to encourage us all to pray 'Come holy Spirit' from Ascension Day, Thursday 10th May  to Pentecost Sunday 20th May 2018. The campaign prayer is below, and
more infomation available on 
Come Holy Spirit: Almighty God, your ascended Son has sent us into the world to preach the good news of your kingdom: inspire us with your Spirit and fill our hearts with the fire of your love, that all who hear your Word may be drawn to you, through Jesus Christ our Lord

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


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
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