Friday, 6 November 2020

Armistice Day

We are very sorry and regret to announce that after careful reading of the new Government Guidelines and the Church of England Guidelines we are having to cancel the outdoor ceremony on Armistice Day.

This is of course not what we want but we have to abide by the law.
There will be a short act of remembrance on Sunday but again (in accordance with the guidelines) we are advising the general public not to attend.
While we cannot meet together in person, we can join together in prayer and remembrance for those who fell, and those whose lives have been forever changed.
JF

Monday, 2 November 2020

Private prayer on Wednesday and Sunday mornings from 10-12noon.

Due to the new Covid guidelines and Lockdown, unfortunately services in church will now cease until further notice. Following our recent PCC meeting however, it was decided that the church will open for private prayer on Wednesday and Sunday mornings from 10-12noon. On Sundays, I will be in church to play gentle, reflective music from the great CD collection that I have been loaned by folks.  I hope we can have some candles lit and that the prayer tree can come back into it's own and will be laden with prayers over the next few weeks. Prayer can be so sustaining for us and even better in our beautiful church surroundings.

As always, please follow Covid guidelines when entering the church - there will be one new one, (a small TICKET for you to lay down on the chair where you have sat to avoid cross contamination for future users in the session) and as always, please do not come if you are feeling unwell.

Friday, 23 October 2020

Remembrance

 This year at St Mabyn we will be observing Remembrance with a short outdoor ceremony at the War Memorial on Wednesday 11th November (Armistice Day itself) at 10.45am.

The group taking part will be strictly limited to 6 but others may attend, though we are advised to keep numbers small. All must observe distancing of 1-2 metres. It is suggested that people who attend might stand in the Cemetery behind the Memorial.

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Parish Harvest Giving

Thank you all so much for the donations to the Parish Harvest Giving last Saturday. Cherry at Wadebridge food bank was overwhelmed by amount of tins and supplies that I was able to wheel through their door, and really grateful. 

Thank you again to everyone who braved the miserable weather to drop by!  Amazing effort!  

Thanks to Jenny, Rex and Liz for helping me on the day also to make it happen. One of the special outcomes was that we got to chat to everyone that dropped in, including a couple of lovely young families. Very special. 



Saturday, 26 September 2020

Robin Thwaites ordained deacon

 Robin Thwaites, our curate, was ordained deacon on Friday 25th September in St Petroc's, Bodmin. We wish him many congratulations and look forward to him being with us, in the Benefice.



Sunday, 13 September 2020

Parish Harvest Giving.

Due to Covid 19 current guidelines, our usual Harvest services cannot happen this year. Harvest Festival is often a service which brings together all ages to celebrate God's goodness in creation and to remember our responsibility to care for those who do not have as much as us.

St Mabyn and St Tudy church are rallying to this situation however and are organising a Parish Harvest Giving on Saturday 3rd October between 10am - 12 noon.  We are kindly asking everyone to donate food items. Donations can be brought to St Mabyn or St Tudy village hall on this day. We will be following strict Covid guidelines. In particular, we are looking for non perishable foods such as packets of pasta, rice, biscuits, tins and jars; all will be very welcome.

Your donations, however small or large, will be given to the Food bank and St Petrocs homeless charity as the need for food parcels has massively increased. This isn't a short term problem, exacerbated by the Covid 19 pandemic.

Food banks can help to restore dignity and revive hope by offering support within our communities. None of us ever know when we might experience hard times and this need is very real. So if you know of anyone who might need that help now, please let our Rector David Seymour know, tel 01208 850088. This information is in strictest confidence of course. With Grateful thanks in anticipation of your generosity ~ Jan Fisher, Lay Pastoral Minister for Camel Side Benefice.

Friday, 14 August 2020

Covid-19 Safety in church - August 2020

We are delighted that St Mabyn church will open again for services from Sunday 23rd August.

Please note that you must wear a face mask or covering while attending church services, unless you find this uncomfortable due to respiratory illness . We ask you to follow all of the safety advice you are given when you attend, and do not come if you are ill. Although we will be doing all that we can to make things safe, please be aware that there is still a risk, especially for those in vulnerable groups.

When you come to church, we will ask for your name and contact phone number, for track and trace purposes which will be held in confidence for 21 days.

You will be asked to sanitise your hands and sit 2 metres from other people not in your household, keeping a distance at all times.

We hope to see you there, but will remember you in our prayers if you are not attending for any reason.