Mullion ready for scarecrow spectacular

Mullion ready for scarecrow spectacular

Mullion ready for scarecrow spectacular

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This year’s Mullion Scarecrow Spectacular takes place from Friday, August 22 until Tuesday, August 26.

A total of 68 scarecrows will be on display in shops, hotels, |businesses and private homes, this year representing trades and professions on the theme “proper job.”

A fancy dress scarecrow parade through the village will begin at 2.30pm on Friday, August 22 opening the event, and trail leaflets will then be available to find and identify the scarecrows’ jobs.

Food will be served every day in the Methodist chapel schoolroom, including coffees, ploughman lunches, cream teas and cakes, and there will be prizes for the many competitions.

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2:50pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Yes I believe the money is for chapel funds, I personally would like to see it split between the chapel and a charity.
Yes I believe the money is for chapel funds, I personally would like to see it split between the chapel and a charity. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 18

5:30pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

If Mullion Methodist Church is short of money all the time they should stop wasting it on hiring bands for their carolaire and Wesley day. They should get their priorities right and stop trying to get money out of other people. If someone was was short of money for their household bills they wouldnt hire a band. I know you will probably defend this as it is your local church and i dont think they should hold a carolaire on Poldhu beach either, it is national trust and we went there to listen to the sea.
If Mullion Methodist Church is short of money all the time they should stop wasting it on hiring bands for their carolaire and Wesley day. They should get their priorities right and stop trying to get money out of other people. If someone was was short of money for their household bills they wouldnt hire a band. I know you will probably defend this as it is your local church and i dont think they should hold a carolaire on Poldhu beach either, it is national trust and we went there to listen to the sea. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 16

4:30pm Thu 21 Aug 14

diesel 1 says...

Stuff Helston john and put him on a stick. Mullion will raise thousands !!!!!!!
Stuff Helston john and put him on a stick. Mullion will raise thousands !!!!!!! diesel 1
  • Score: 11

4:35pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Gill Z Martin says...

diesel 1 wrote:
Stuff Helston john and put him on a stick. Mullion will raise thousands !!!!!!!
Lol.

For the record, I did not attend the Carolaire.
[quote][p][bold]diesel 1[/bold] wrote: Stuff Helston john and put him on a stick. Mullion will raise thousands !!!!!!![/p][/quote]Lol. For the record, I did not attend the Carolaire. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 11

1:43pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Plum47 says...

Why should Mullion Methodist Church share the proceeds of the Scarecrow Festival with another charity. The loyal members of the church work tirelessy before and during this weekend. Apart from giving their time they also provide and prepare most the food served. The rest of the village benefits from this event. It was started to raise funds for the Chapel, which is an integral part of the community, and long may it continue with every penny raised going towards church funds.
Why should Mullion Methodist Church share the proceeds of the Scarecrow Festival with another charity. The loyal members of the church work tirelessy before and during this weekend. Apart from giving their time they also provide and prepare most the food served. The rest of the village benefits from this event. It was started to raise funds for the Chapel, which is an integral part of the community, and long may it continue with every penny raised going towards church funds. Plum47
  • Score: -22

3:30pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

Plum47 wrote:
Why should Mullion Methodist Church share the proceeds of the Scarecrow Festival with another charity. The loyal members of the church work tirelessy before and during this weekend. Apart from giving their time they also provide and prepare most the food served. The rest of the village benefits from this event. It was started to raise funds for the Chapel, which is an integral part of the community, and long may it continue with every penny raised going towards church funds.
Because the chuches should be helping the poor and because they waste money on bands and inflict their hymns on people on beaches. Then they go round asking businesses for things like the co op.in Helston last year they asked for a voucher for a prize for MMC. They can do what they like yes but no wonder the Methodist churchs congregations are all dropping all over the place because its all about money.
[quote][p][bold]Plum47[/bold] wrote: Why should Mullion Methodist Church share the proceeds of the Scarecrow Festival with another charity. The loyal members of the church work tirelessy before and during this weekend. Apart from giving their time they also provide and prepare most the food served. The rest of the village benefits from this event. It was started to raise funds for the Chapel, which is an integral part of the community, and long may it continue with every penny raised going towards church funds.[/p][/quote]Because the chuches should be helping the poor and because they waste money on bands and inflict their hymns on people on beaches. Then they go round asking businesses for things like the co op.in Helston last year they asked for a voucher for a prize for MMC. They can do what they like yes but no wonder the Methodist churchs congregations are all dropping all over the place because its all about money. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 17

4:03pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Plum47 wrote:
Why should Mullion Methodist Church share the proceeds of the Scarecrow Festival with another charity. The loyal members of the church work tirelessy before and during this weekend. Apart from giving their time they also provide and prepare most the food served. The rest of the village benefits from this event. It was started to raise funds for the Chapel, which is an integral part of the community, and long may it continue with every penny raised going towards church funds.
It was just my personal opinion, I thought might be nice to split the proceeds. Perhaps some of the "loyal" members of the Chapel are too busy working to help with the scarecrow festival, but have loyally helped the chapel in the past by lending them ten thousand pounds interest free for four years, and raising money for them, in order to provide disability access.
At least I stand by my opinions by posting under my own name.
[quote][p][bold]Plum47[/bold] wrote: Why should Mullion Methodist Church share the proceeds of the Scarecrow Festival with another charity. The loyal members of the church work tirelessy before and during this weekend. Apart from giving their time they also provide and prepare most the food served. The rest of the village benefits from this event. It was started to raise funds for the Chapel, which is an integral part of the community, and long may it continue with every penny raised going towards church funds.[/p][/quote]It was just my personal opinion, I thought might be nice to split the proceeds. Perhaps some of the "loyal" members of the Chapel are too busy working to help with the scarecrow festival, but have loyally helped the chapel in the past by lending them ten thousand pounds interest free for four years, and raising money for them, in order to provide disability access. At least I stand by my opinions by posting under my own name. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 21

5:58pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Incidentally, Last years flower festival in Porthleven Methodist Church was also provided by loyal hardworking people and put on a magnificent display, raised over £1,000 and was divided between the chapel and the Air Ambulance.
Incidentally, Last years flower festival in Porthleven Methodist Church was also provided by loyal hardworking people and put on a magnificent display, raised over £1,000 and was divided between the chapel and the Air Ambulance. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 17

1:12pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Lev Repel says...

Plum47 wrote:
Why should Mullion Methodist Church share the proceeds of the Scarecrow Festival with another charity. The loyal members of the church work tirelessy before and during this weekend. Apart from giving their time they also provide and prepare most the food served. The rest of the village benefits from this event. It was started to raise funds for the Chapel, which is an integral part of the community, and long may it continue with every penny raised going towards church funds.
So if I work hard making some cakes and paying for the ingredients should I keep them all to myself and not share any. It sounds rather selfish and un Christian like to me.
As for "the rest of the village benefits from this event" no they don't, you can't generalise like that. Those that come along pay for their food and the trail leaflet 'if' they get involved, for a church they don't all go to. It could be said all three churches are an integral part of the community but its a matter of opinion.
Good thing some people actually spend time out in the wider community doing things other than raising funds for a church building, and actually know the location of Helston food bank and every local charity shop.
[quote][p][bold]Plum47[/bold] wrote: Why should Mullion Methodist Church share the proceeds of the Scarecrow Festival with another charity. The loyal members of the church work tirelessy before and during this weekend. Apart from giving their time they also provide and prepare most the food served. The rest of the village benefits from this event. It was started to raise funds for the Chapel, which is an integral part of the community, and long may it continue with every penny raised going towards church funds.[/p][/quote]So if I work hard making some cakes and paying for the ingredients should I keep them all to myself and not share any. It sounds rather selfish and un Christian like to me. As for "the rest of the village benefits from this event" no they don't, you can't generalise like that. Those that come along pay for their food and the trail leaflet 'if' they get involved, for a church they don't all go to. It could be said all three churches are an integral part of the community but its a matter of opinion. Good thing some people actually spend time out in the wider community doing things other than raising funds for a church building, and actually know the location of Helston food bank and every local charity shop. Lev Repel
  • Score: 16

1:20pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Plum47 says...

It's once a year only. If people don't want to go they are not forced to. £6.50 for a very nice two course lunch is good value for money and the shops, galleries and pubs do benefit. Regarding the Carolare on the beach, that is a joint event with the Anglican church. As for inflicting hymns on people, I don't particularly like fireworks at midnight on 31 December but they are inflicted on me.

What a miserable bunch of people you lot are.
It's once a year only. If people don't want to go they are not forced to. £6.50 for a very nice two course lunch is good value for money and the shops, galleries and pubs do benefit. Regarding the Carolare on the beach, that is a joint event with the Anglican church. As for inflicting hymns on people, I don't particularly like fireworks at midnight on 31 December but they are inflicted on me. What a miserable bunch of people you lot are. Plum47
  • Score: -22

1:22pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Plum47 says...

Oh, and by the way, the Church and Chapel do raise funds for all sorts of charities throughout the year. Get your facts right.
Oh, and by the way, the Church and Chapel do raise funds for all sorts of charities throughout the year. Get your facts right. Plum47
  • Score: -20

2:18pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Lev Repel says...

Plum47 wrote:
Oh, and by the way, the Church and Chapel do raise funds for all sorts of charities throughout the year. Get your facts right.
How very Christian like of you. No one said that none of the churches do not raise funds for charities throughout the year. The parish church does.The Methodist church has fund-raising things held in the building by different people but that is not the church giving the money to charities, is it from the person or people raising the money for whatever cause, anyone can hire a room to hold a fundraising event. The Monday Club also raise funds for charities but that is not the church giving the money away it is the members of the Monday Club who are not all church members anyway. I don't have fireworks at all, and if you call people miserable on here just for having an opinion then I'm not surprised you can't get people into the Methodist Church and the congregation numbers are falling. If the Methodist Church wants to raise money perhaps they should concentrate on boosting their parishioners not calling them miserable for expressing an opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Plum47[/bold] wrote: Oh, and by the way, the Church and Chapel do raise funds for all sorts of charities throughout the year. Get your facts right.[/p][/quote]How very Christian like of you. No one said that none of the churches do not raise funds for charities throughout the year. The parish church does.The Methodist church has fund-raising things held in the building by different people but that is not the church giving the money to charities, is it from the person or people raising the money for whatever cause, anyone can hire a room to hold a fundraising event. The Monday Club also raise funds for charities but that is not the church giving the money away it is the members of the Monday Club who are not all church members anyway. I don't have fireworks at all, and if you call people miserable on here just for having an opinion then I'm not surprised you can't get people into the Methodist Church and the congregation numbers are falling. If the Methodist Church wants to raise money perhaps they should concentrate on boosting their parishioners not calling them miserable for expressing an opinion. Lev Repel
  • Score: 15

3:00pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Plum47 wrote:
It's once a year only. If people don't want to go they are not forced to. £6.50 for a very nice two course lunch is good value for money and the shops, galleries and pubs do benefit. Regarding the Carolare on the beach, that is a joint event with the Anglican church. As for inflicting hymns on people, I don't particularly like fireworks at midnight on 31 December but they are inflicted on me.

What a miserable bunch of people you lot are.
As a member of Mullion Methodist Church I simply expressed a personal opinion in my first post, regarding division of proceeds, I did not however suggest the scarecrow festival was not a good idea, I therefore object to being categorised as miserable. I am however now inclined to agree with a previous poster, that calling people miserable simply for having a democratic opinion, and posting under a pseudonym on a public website, is probably not the best way to encourage people into Mullion Methodist Church for services. I believe a large proportion of the chapels funds come from the weekly collections.
[quote][p][bold]Plum47[/bold] wrote: It's once a year only. If people don't want to go they are not forced to. £6.50 for a very nice two course lunch is good value for money and the shops, galleries and pubs do benefit. Regarding the Carolare on the beach, that is a joint event with the Anglican church. As for inflicting hymns on people, I don't particularly like fireworks at midnight on 31 December but they are inflicted on me. What a miserable bunch of people you lot are.[/p][/quote]As a member of Mullion Methodist Church I simply expressed a personal opinion in my first post, regarding division of proceeds, I did not however suggest the scarecrow festival was not a good idea, I therefore object to being categorised as miserable. I am however now inclined to agree with a previous poster, that calling people miserable simply for having a democratic opinion, and posting under a pseudonym on a public website, is probably not the best way to encourage people into Mullion Methodist Church for services. I believe a large proportion of the chapels funds come from the weekly collections. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 16

4:37pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Plum47 says...

I'm not a member of the Methodist Church FYI. Just exercising my democratic right to express my obviously contraversial opinion. Anyway, not saying anymore on the subject - it's been done to death.
I'm not a member of the Methodist Church FYI. Just exercising my democratic right to express my obviously contraversial opinion. Anyway, not saying anymore on the subject - it's been done to death. Plum47
  • Score: -25

5:30pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

Plum47 wrote:
I'm not a member of the Methodist Church FYI. Just exercising my democratic right to express my obviously contraversial opinion. Anyway, not saying anymore on the subject - it's been done to death.
No of course youre not a member of the Methodist Church because if you were youd realise how they constantly ask the congregation for more money including to pay financially to pay their ministers wife for an invented job to run her childrens groups when she should be giving her time freely as a ministers wife. They already used to have a nursery in their chapel which is now at their community centre. Also how they waste money hiring actors and horses for wesley day like they once did and waste money hiring a band whey can ill afford and how their new minister wants to sell bits out of their chapel.


supporting the Methodist Church by joining it weekly and see where.your money really goes. To pay the Helston and Mullion hyarachy
[quote][p][bold]Plum47[/bold] wrote: I'm not a member of the Methodist Church FYI. Just exercising my democratic right to express my obviously contraversial opinion. Anyway, not saying anymore on the subject - it's been done to death.[/p][/quote]No of course youre not a member of the Methodist Church because if you were youd realise how they constantly ask the congregation for more money including to pay financially to pay their ministers wife for an invented job to run her childrens groups when she should be giving her time freely as a ministers wife. They already used to have a nursery in their chapel which is now at their community centre. Also how they waste money hiring actors and horses for wesley day like they once did and waste money hiring a band whey can ill afford and how their new minister wants to sell bits out of their chapel. supporting the Methodist Church by joining it weekly and see where.your money really goes. To pay the Helston and Mullion hyarachy Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 12

6:24pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Helston fly on the wall wrote:
Plum47 wrote:
I'm not a member of the Methodist Church FYI. Just exercising my democratic right to express my obviously contraversial opinion. Anyway, not saying anymore on the subject - it's been done to death.
No of course youre not a member of the Methodist Church because if you were youd realise how they constantly ask the congregation for more money including to pay financially to pay their ministers wife for an invented job to run her childrens groups when she should be giving her time freely as a ministers wife. They already used to have a nursery in their chapel which is now at their community centre. Also how they waste money hiring actors and horses for wesley day like they once did and waste money hiring a band whey can ill afford and how their new minister wants to sell bits out of their chapel.


supporting the Methodist Church by joining it weekly and see where.your money really goes. To pay the Helston and Mullion hyarachy
In my view, although you do state some facts, not all of your comments are entirely fair.
[quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Plum47[/bold] wrote: I'm not a member of the Methodist Church FYI. Just exercising my democratic right to express my obviously contraversial opinion. Anyway, not saying anymore on the subject - it's been done to death.[/p][/quote]No of course youre not a member of the Methodist Church because if you were youd realise how they constantly ask the congregation for more money including to pay financially to pay their ministers wife for an invented job to run her childrens groups when she should be giving her time freely as a ministers wife. They already used to have a nursery in their chapel which is now at their community centre. Also how they waste money hiring actors and horses for wesley day like they once did and waste money hiring a band whey can ill afford and how their new minister wants to sell bits out of their chapel. supporting the Methodist Church by joining it weekly and see where.your money really goes. To pay the Helston and Mullion hyarachy[/p][/quote]In my view, although you do state some facts, not all of your comments are entirely fair. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 3

6:42pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Lev Repel says...

So I think the moral of this story is if you want to be a member of the Methodist Church, pay up and shut up and express no opinions, especially about sharing money with a worthy charity cause.

Of course they could always turn the building into a Wetherspoons!
So I think the moral of this story is if you want to be a member of the Methodist Church, pay up and shut up and express no opinions, especially about sharing money with a worthy charity cause. Of course they could always turn the building into a Wetherspoons! Lev Repel
  • Score: 10

7:06pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Lev Repel wrote:
So I think the moral of this story is if you want to be a member of the Methodist Church, pay up and shut up and express no opinions, especially about sharing money with a worthy charity cause.

Of course they could always turn the building into a Wetherspoons!
Lol, I already suggested that jokingly years ago, moral, do not join Mullion Methodist Church if you have a sense of humour like I do, even though some biblical transcripts tell us that Jesus had a sense of humour. Jesus also drank alcoholic wine.
[quote][p][bold]Lev Repel[/bold] wrote: So I think the moral of this story is if you want to be a member of the Methodist Church, pay up and shut up and express no opinions, especially about sharing money with a worthy charity cause. Of course they could always turn the building into a Wetherspoons![/p][/quote]Lol, I already suggested that jokingly years ago, moral, do not join Mullion Methodist Church if you have a sense of humour like I do, even though some biblical transcripts tell us that Jesus had a sense of humour. Jesus also drank alcoholic wine. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 9

12:33pm Fri 29 Aug 14

DCI Jen says...

Plum47 wrote:
Why should Mullion Methodist Church share the proceeds of the Scarecrow Festival with another charity. The loyal members of the church work tirelessy before and during this weekend. Apart from giving their time they also provide and prepare most the food served. The rest of the village benefits from this event. It was started to raise funds for the Chapel, which is an integral part of the community, and long may it continue with every penny raised going towards church funds.
Well it won't long continue, if you lose the Methodist members by calling them miserable and provoking on a public website comments which reveal many downfalls of the Methodist Church. I don't think the current minister needs any help losing congregational members he seems to be doing a good job on his own. The congregational members have dropped since Rev Sylvia Burgoyne left. As for those in positions, the secretary has stood down, the communion steward, a helper of Messy Church has given it up etc. maybe its time for him to acknowledge that it's not everyone else's opinions that are wrong.
[quote][p][bold]Plum47[/bold] wrote: Why should Mullion Methodist Church share the proceeds of the Scarecrow Festival with another charity. The loyal members of the church work tirelessy before and during this weekend. Apart from giving their time they also provide and prepare most the food served. The rest of the village benefits from this event. It was started to raise funds for the Chapel, which is an integral part of the community, and long may it continue with every penny raised going towards church funds.[/p][/quote]Well it won't long continue, if you lose the Methodist members by calling them miserable and provoking on a public website comments which reveal many downfalls of the Methodist Church. I don't think the current minister needs any help losing congregational members he seems to be doing a good job on his own. The congregational members have dropped since Rev Sylvia Burgoyne left. As for those in positions, the secretary has stood down, the communion steward, a helper of Messy Church has given it up etc. maybe its time for him to acknowledge that it's not everyone else's opinions that are wrong. DCI Jen
  • Score: 6

5:27pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Plum47 says...

Wasn't going to add anymore to this thread but wish to make it clear that I was not referring to the Methodist members as miserable. It was really about the comment re the joint Carolare and the "inflicting hymns on people". It's another once a year event, that lasts an hour, that some people enjoy. Let's not have a war of words over something which does not impact on any of us personally or change our lives for better or worse. Religion is already causing enough problems in the world. Let's not add to them on a local level. If anyone wants an apology consider it offered.
Wasn't going to add anymore to this thread but wish to make it clear that I was not referring to the Methodist members as miserable. It was really about the comment re the joint Carolare and the "inflicting hymns on people". It's another once a year event, that lasts an hour, that some people enjoy. Let's not have a war of words over something which does not impact on any of us personally or change our lives for better or worse. Religion is already causing enough problems in the world. Let's not add to them on a local level. If anyone wants an apology consider it offered. Plum47
  • Score: 1

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