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.

Friends of St Mabyn Church

FoSMC AGM distanced meeting on St Mabyn green at 3pm on Tuesday 25 August. I invite anyone to consider whether they would like to join the committee, or even chair it. I am happy to give over to someone else. 

JF

Monday, 3 August 2020

Agape outdoor service on the 2nd August.

St Mabyn church was pleased to offer an Agape outdoor service last Sunday on the 2nd August.

An Agape Feast has a long history in our Christian faith. They are mentioned both in Paul’s letters and in the Letter of Jude in the New Testament. Many churches have been using this style of service (particularly over Zoom during Lockdown) as it's an informal meal of love during which bread and wine are shared as symbols of fellowship with God and with one another.

Comments were very positive by those who attended. What a beautiful service!! It was so thoughtfully and professionally taken by Jenny Coltart and the rain held off for us! It was lovely to have Robin Thwaites, our new curate to the Benefice, there to read the Gospel, and to add his cheerful, sincere and very approachable presence. We are so fortunate.

The reflection on the feeding of the five thousand was one we had never heard before - and was fascinating: the generosity of the young boy with his 'lunchbox' being an example to so many others who had also got their lunch, but were keeping it hidden, was such an interesting thought.

Jan Fisher led the Intercessions, very lovely prayers, so apt and inclusive, and thoughtful. Lay Reader, Peter Coster reminded us in his Thought for the Day - last Sunday was Lammas Day - how appropriate was that service in every way!

Thank you very much to Jenny, for also creating a sacred atmosphere with the little table set with pretty flowers on a white cloth, and the praying hands. Thank you David Coltart, Tower Captain for the ringing of the bell to concentrate the mind - a welcome sound after months of silence.