Monday, 14 December 2015

Christms Services

Sunday Church Service
This Sunday, 20 December is the fourth Sunday of Advent and the Reverend Canon Dave Elkington will lead our service of Carols and readings at 10am. Refreshments will, as usual, be served afterwards and a warm welcome is offered to all.

Christingle Service
This Friday, 18th December, at 1.15 is the Christingle Service with Rev Dave Elkington. These are always delightful and you don’t have to have a young relative performing to enjoy them – do come along!
Christmas Eve service
At 3pm on Christmas Eve, 24 December, there will be the delightful Crib Service with Dave Elkington and Steve Williams, telling the Christmas story with the donkey procession, carols and gifts for the children – do come along!

Monday, 30 November 2015

St Mabyn Fun Night

St. Mabyn Fun Night

Friday 4th December

7.30 – 9.00 pm in the Church

An evening of singing, readings, and eating
Come and enjoy yourself - Free Entry

Donations for the Church’s Winter Appeal for Christian refugees in Northern Iraq and Kurdistan would be welcomed.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Services October 2015

Sunday 4th 11.00am Harvest Festival Service
with David Pollard

Tuesday 6th 9.30am Prayer for the Village
Wednesday 8th 9.30am Matins
Sunday 11th 10.00am Holy Communion with
David Pollard

Tuesday 13th 9.30am Prayer for the Village
Wednesday 14th 9.30am Matins

Sunday 18th 10.00am Morning Prayer with
Steve Williams

Tuesday 20th 9.30am Prayer for the Village
Wednesday 24th 9.30am Matins

Sunday 25th 10.00am Holy Communion with
Jem Thorrold

Tuesday 27th 9.30am Prayer for the Village
Wednesday 28th 9.30am Matins

Monday, 21 September 2015

Doing Church Differently

Top Down or Top Up ?

Doing Church Differently

Under the guidance of Canon Dave Elkington the vision of St Mabyn Church is to grow from the ground up.
This was very apparent at the PCC meeting held on Saturday 12/9/15
The time when a Village Church had It's own full time Vicar has gone and it is now the responsibility of all of the congregation to play a greater role in worship and pastoral care.
This is now happening with people within the Church accepting this challenge to grow and not expecting the Vicar to do everything.
This can be seen in a number of actions:

The music group now plays an integral part in prayer and worship at each service.

Recently 6 people have been trained to lead different aspects of worship.

In the near future there will be similar training for a Pastoral Care team

New links with the School-- joint services, teaching-- the very successful Labyrinth project on spirituality and Open the Book

Maintenance team looking after the Church grounds and Cemetery

Home groups for Bible study and discussion led by Church members

Prayer for the Village

Walks of pilgrimage across the County

Wider use of Church for variety of concerts including Special Concert for next Christmas

Being accommodating and meeting  the needs of families at Christenings, Weddings and Funerals

Planning internal changes to make the Church more relevant to the needs of the village in 2016

St Mabyn Church is on the move -- why not come in and play a part in it's future growth ?

Future dates:
Harvest Festival with the School -- Sunday 4/10/15October at 10 am followed by lunch at Stone Farm

St Mabyn Feast ie Patronal Festival 11am 15/11/15 followed by lunch. Canon Angela Butler

'New ways to pray ' led by Steve Williams. Every third Friday in the month starting at 'Whispers' Bodrigan on 16/10/15

'Christmas Present'- music , sketches etc 4/12/ 15 at 7.15 pm

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Men’s Breakfast

The Church was delighted that so many of the helpers at this year’s Fete accepted the invitation to a Men’s Breakfast at the St Mabyn Inn as a Thank you for all the hard work and support they gave both in the run up to and on The Day itself. As the Reverend Dave Elkington said, the Church being there means a great deal to residents, even if they don’t attend very often, but they like to know it is there!  The Fete raises the much needed funds to pay the enormous insurance premium, which ensures that it can stay open and the help of all those involved is much appreciated. Warm thanks also to Ivan and his team for their splendid hospitality.

Monday, 29 June 2015

St Mabyn Church: Exciting news

St Mabyn Church: Exciting news: St Mabyn Church is planning to join the digital age greatly supported by Andy Titcomb following the PCC meeting on 9/5 Watch this space for...

We are now putting together a team of  contributors and planning design and content of web site with Andy's guidance

Friday, 1 May 2015

Exciting news

St Mabyn Church is planning to join the digital age greatly supported by Andy Titcomb following the PCC meeting on 9/5
Watch this space for further news