Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Christmas starts with Christ

Tuesday 11/12 @2--3pm -- St Mabyn School KS1 NATIVITY PLAY
Friday 14/12 @ 7.30 pm St Mabyn Young Farmers chistmas Carol
service. all welcome –led by Rev Steve Williams
Sunday 16/12@ 10am Holy Communion --Rev David Seymour
Monday 17/12 @5--7pm ---School KS 1&2 Nativity and Christmas
Thursday 20/12 @ 1.15----St Mabyn School CHRISTINGLE Service
The above school concerts are open to all members of the public but
please phone Nicki 841307 in advance to book seating and
Sunday 23/12 @ 10am Holy Communion - Rev David Seymour
Monday 24/12 @ 3pm CRIB service -Rev Steve Williams
Monday 24/12 @ 8pm Bethlehem Mass - Rev Dave Elkington
Tuesday 25/12 @ 10am Christmas Day Communion with Rev David
Sunday 30/12 @ 10am Cluster service St Tudy Rev Seymour

Saturday, 8 December 2018

St Mabyn Patronal Festival

Our Patronal Festival was celebrated in our usual friendly way – it was followed by a delicious lunch in the Village Hall! and we were delighted to welcome a number of visitors who clearly much enjoyed it too.The Reverend David Seymour led the service of Holy Communion and gave a most interesting and informative address on Patronal Festivals with particular emphasis on St Mabena – newcomers learned a lot! The church was still decorated with the many poppies which are the efforts of so many in the village – a real community affair. Warm thanks to all who contributed to the lunch afterwards, a fitting follow-on to the fellowship of the service.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Diary Dates for St Mabyn church

As we all settle down to the new year and start a new diary for 2019, we thought we would give you some advance notice of events planned at St Mabyn church! Two events are being kindly organised by the Friends of St Mabyn.  We are still fundraising for our kitchen / toilet building project and we hope to announce further information about this soon!

Pancake Party – Tuesday 5th March, 7pm. All welcome! There will be light entertainment following the pancake feast. For more information – please contact Carol Grigg: 841276
Johnny Cowling at the church 6.30 pm on 28th  April, 2019 with a Rock Gospel concert. Tickets £10.00, (include light refreshments )available from Esther Dudley. Tel: 841534
 Exultate Concert  - Saturday 11th  May, 2019 –  Ticket prices / time to be confirmed
Exultate Singers is an accomplished chamber choir of 45 singers based in Bristol. It has gone on to perform in more than 150 concerts, broadcasts on BBC Radios 2, 3, 4, the World Service and Classic FM and has appeared on BBC's Songs of Praise and The One ShowSee their website exulate.org.uk for more information on this delightful choir – a date not to be missed!

We hope to see you there!

11th November 2018 – Remembrance Day

Commemorating 100 years since the signing of the Armistice.

This year we had taken the time to decorate the church with poppies and researched the 10 WW1 servicemen who's names appear on the village War Memorial. We also remembered the animals who were killed during battles and served along side our servicemen and women.

The children from St Mabyn school and Scout Group helped with the poppy making task and the church was beautiful and a wonderful tribute to all those wounded or killed in action in WW1 and subsequent wars since then. Many villagers and regular congregation also made poppies in Remembrance.

The service was led by Peter Coster and was extremely well attended with around 130 in church (including schoolchildren and the very smart Scout Group and leaders) and more at the War Memorial for the laying of the wreaths and crosses. 
This year the church wreath was laid by Mr George Hext, the great nephew of Major Francis John Hext, who lost his life after serving with the artillery for almost 4 years during WW1. He died of his wounds a few months before the Armistice and is buried just outside the main church door.

We would like to thank everyone who helped make the service so memorable including the Bellringers, organist Les Field, the trumpet player Tom Lock and the stewards who ensured the closure of the roads so that we could honour the fallen in respectful silence. 

Monday, 8 October 2018

St Mabyn Harvest Festival

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!

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Harvest Festival

Tomorrow, Sunday, 7 October the Reverend David Seymour will conduct the service of Harvest Festival, to be followed by the Harvest Lunch and sale of produce. The service starts at 11am and everyone is very welcome.