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.
Friday, 23 October 2020
Tuesday, 6 October 2020
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.
Saturday, 26 September 2020
Sunday, 13 September 2020
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
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.
Monday, 3 August 2020
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.
Thursday, 30 July 2020
Saturday, 25 July 2020
Thursday, 23 July 2020
I expect David Seymour has passed on the news that my time at St.Mabyn has drawn to a close. My decision was based on the Lord's leading to spend more time with Barbara and the family and lockdown confirmed that my season of public ministry had naturally ended. David now has Steve's help in addition to a new curate and with a supportive congregation St. Mabyn will go forward in good heart.
Barbara and I can reflect on many happy times spent with you all and are so grateful for all your support and the opportunities you gave us to share the Gospel. When the time is right we will come over for a service and stay for a coffee and a chat afterwards.
Please pass on our thanks, love and prayers to everyone,
God is good!
David and Barbara
Tuesday, 21 July 2020
Thursday, 16 July 2020
Family Thwaites have finally moved in, everything is unboxed and apart from rearranging the furniture several times I think we can say we are settled. Having spent the whole of lockdown and its glorious weather in a third floor flat at Ripon College we have been very much looking forward to enjoying the garden here and the beautiful Cornish landscapes. Of course, as soon as we arrived we have been gifted with rain everyday! At least it is good for the fields and crops though. We have managed to go for some lovely walks and been to a few beaches in the snippets of sun that we have had.
Other than the couple of years at Oxford where I was studying, we originally come from Sussex with the south downs behind us and the sea in front, so the rural and coastal life is one where we feel very much at home. As a family we love nothing more than long walks and days on the water. Emmy and I are keen kayakers and have really missed the sea while in Oxford. Our eldest son Vaughn also loves the sea and is desperate to start surfing (having done it once on a school residential and caught the bug). Eastern our second son is very much at home in a cave or rock pool, or just looking at anything he can find in the mud and fields (walking takes a very long time as he is constantly looking down for interesting rocks etc.). Finally our youngest Meadow, in keeping with her name, loves all things nature, flowers and animals of any description although not particularly keen on the eight legged kind that can be found on bedroom walls!
Originally the plan was that I would have been ordained by now at Truro Cathedral, but unfortunately Covid put a halt to that. At present the plan is that this will now take place towards the end of September and possibly not at the Cathedral. Whilst disappointing, it is a necessary and understandable precaution and because of this I attended a Zoom service a couple of weeks ago with the other Truro Ordinands and Bishop Phillip where we were all commissioned with the ‘Cure of Souls’ which allows us to start our work as Curates in the parishes we have been placed.
As the churches across the Benefice slowly start to open and prepare you will see me more and more. I have already been able to assist David with a couple of services in the Benefice and look forward to meeting everyone as and when the Lockdown lessens. This has been and continues to be a very difficult time for many people and you are all very much in my prayers.
Friday, 10 July 2020
Thursday, 2 April 2020
Wednesday, 1 April 2020
Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Wednesday, 18 March 2020
Wednesday, 26 February 2020
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