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 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.