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.

St Mabyn Church Remembers....

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'