Monday, 8 October 2018
What a joy to have such a full church for this very important festival in our farming community. The bells rang to welcome all worshippers, the school children contributed in a most charming way – such a pleasure to welcome them and glad the very small ones enjoyed our super Children’s Corner! The church had been beautifully decorated, Les Field played the organ for such great favorites as Come Ye Thankful People Come, and then afterwards there was a delicious lunch! Warmest thanks to the providers of the hot stews – aren’t slow cookers / crockpots a blessing! – and the wonderful puddings, a harvest feast indeed. Proceeds of the lunch and then the sale of the produce are going to the Sulawesi Appeal, and the tins / packet goods to the local Food bank. There were three boxes of these, thanks to everyone's generosity and the Reverend David Seymour, who had conducted the service revealed a hitherto hidden talent as an auctioneer and managed, with great charm, to encourage even more generosity – a Day to Remember!
Posted by Mabena at 01:35
Saturday, 6 October 2018
We are preparing for our Remembrance Day service this year, somewhat special as most of you will know that this year it is 100 years since the guns fell silent on the world's first truly global war. To commemorate this day, we are organising a special display in church with 100 hand made poppies and a display about the 11 fallen men whose names appear on the village war memorial. Those men were so young.....If there are any individuals or organisations in the village who would like to add to our poppy collection please ring Jan Fisher on 01208 852182. They can be knitted, crocheted, paper, card, painted pebbles or so on! The display will be open from 6th November until 24th (BUT poppies can be added to this display anytime up until the 24th!). We do hope you will pay a visit to the church to say Thank You to those men and all, who lost their lives during this war in particular.'To the Glory of God and in grateful memory of the men of St Mabyn who fell in the great war'
Posted by Mabena at 01:10
Wednesday, 26 September 2018
The Revd David Seymour and The Revd Steve Williams will soon be starting a Cluster prayer group. It will probably meet fortnightly, with dates and venue to be confirmed.
The sessions will particularly explore the riches of silent and contemplative prayer but will also include periods of Bible study and shared prayer. If you would be at all interested in knowing more, please contact David on 01208 850088 or at email@example.com.
Posted by Mabena at 12:57
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Thank you so much to everyone who supported us at the St Mabyn Church Summer Fête on Saturday 16th June. Despite threatening weather, the new fete committee held their nerve and carried on!
The fete was opened by the Reverend David Seymour, followed by the joyful sounds of Les Accordionaires. The St Mabyn School children delighted the crowds with their maypole dancing, and even mums and dads had a go without getting too tangled! Children were in turn entertained by Jules, a local ventriloquist. All the usual stalls proved as popular as ever, and we were also joined by the St Mabyn Scout Group, Pengelly Ice Creams, and local artist Jill Gompertz. Master of Ceremonies Tony Dickinson did a sterling job as always, keeping the fete flowing with precision and injecting a lot of fun!
The fete would never be the same without the concluding children’s races and the Tug-o-War, won by the girls, I believe!
We realise that the fete is always such a success thanks to the tremendous help and donations of goods, freely given, by both individuals and groups from the village and elsewhere. We really hope that everyone had a great afternoon and thank you all again for attending. The date for next year is Saturday, June 15th, 2019
Posted by Mabena at 02:35
Monday, 30 April 2018
Ignore all rumours to the contrary – the St Mabyn Church Summer Fete is definitely on! It will be held on the village green on the afternoon of Saturday 16th June, and there will be the usual stalls, activities and entertainments, plus a few new ones. Save the date in your diaries!
We will be contacting all the people we have details for who have helped in previous years, but if you don’t hear from us in the next week or two, or if you have not been involved previously and would like to join in, please contact:
Jan Fisher: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jill Campbell: email@example.com
As ever, there will be lots of work to do on Friday evening and Saturday morning to set up on the green, and after the fete to clear it all away again, as well as manning the various stalls and activities. All volunteers will be very welcome.
We are really looking forward to this much-loved event, and hope you will support us as novice organisers!
Best wishes to all,
Posted by Mabena at 07:32