4:23pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
The service last Sunday was conducted by Stewards Edward Hengist and Jacqui Milner. Written by the Rev Peter Lanes it was entitled “Love Changes Everything” and was most interesting. There were readings from Nicky Lawrence and Dick Brunwin, and as usual, Mavis Harper was organist.
4:22pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
Revd Peter Johnson presided at the Parish Eucharist service assisted at the altar by Diane Whitehead and Sue Rayment with the chalices and Rita Russell and Chris McCormack serving. The intercessions were led by Muriel Somerfield; Kate Phillips and Sue Rayment read the lessons; sidesmen were Rosie Shorthouse and Kate Phillips; Chris McCormack was sacristan and the organ was played by Gwynneth Willett.
4:21pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
4:18pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
On Friday, July 25 the Balwest Heritage Society were blessed with another beautiful warm evening for an informative walk to Greenberry Down in the Parish of Germoe. Around 20 members and guests met at Newtown Farm where local farmer Godfrey Piper began an entertaining excursion into local history. Godfrey's talk began with an explanation of the history of the site and the extensive range of buildings that now make up Newtown Farm. Following the failure of the mining industry and changes to farming practices many homes in the area became deserted and underwent change of use or became derelict. At Newtown Farm alternative uses were found for some of these empty homes. With the aid of site observations and his fascinating collection of old photographs Godfrey was able to illustrate how some of these conversions had been carried out. In addition, photos and memories of the old General Store and of preparations to visit the Plum Fare in Helston, provided intriguing views of past times in Newtown.
4:14pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
4:13pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
An excellent service at Balwest Methodist Church on Sunday morning was led by the minister the Revd Beverly Turner. Revd Turner spoke on the subject of the need for worship. She went on to say that worship could he held privately or collectively. The accompanist was Mrs Jill Warden. Flowers were given and arranged by Mrs Kate Boston.
4:11pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
The AAW Worship service was led by Superintendent Minister Danny Reed, the theme was "Water", its many uses and Danny even wore goggles, swimming hat and had many visual aides to carry out his service. Elizabeth played the organ and Marjory Richards provided the flowers.
4:08pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
The Rev Dorothy Noakes presided at Parish Communion, assisted by Mrs Betty Booker, lay Reader. Canon David Miller preached the sermon, which was concerned with reconciliation with God and between people, a process far harder to achieve than is thought and often fraught with danger. Canon David had been inspired by a Nigerian who, in that divided society, had managed to get people from Christian, Muslim and other religious backgrounds to talk to one another. Reconciliation involves forgiveness, a willingness to listen and perseverance in the pursuit of justice. Elizabeth Goodfellow read the lesson, the organist was Richard Berry and Chris Bradbury directed the choir in the anthem “Like the murmur of the dove's song”.
4:07pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
The service on Sunday at 10.30am (note the change of time for this week) will be a solemn patronal festival Eucharist with Father Peter Johnson as celebrant and the Rev Judy Harris as preacher. The service will be followed by light refreshments and gifts of food are requested for this, please. There will be a 6pm service of solemn evensong and benediction. On Tuesday at 9.15am the service will be morning prayer followed at 10am by holy Eucharist. Choir practice will be on Wednesday at 7.15pm.
4:06pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
Mrs Janet Ings from Coverack took the morning service. She talked meaningfully about spreading God's word, using lessons from Matthew 28 and Acts Chapter 11. “Go then to all people's everywhere, make them my disciples and I will be with you always, to the end of the age.” A large family of holiday makers were in the congregation. The children were amused that Mrs Ings should talk to them about the latest craze of “loom making”. The organist was Mr Barry Sherlock.
4:02pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
Morning Prayer last Sunday at St Mawgan in Meneage Parish Church, taken by the Revd Heather Aston, included the baptism of Dacey Jacques Townshend-Glover. Proud parents Libby and Des, together with godparents Kate Bradford, Jim Glover, Anne and Daryl Millward and Reg and Chris Cox together with over 50 family, friends, many children and the usual congregation welcomed Dacey into the Church. In her sermon, based on the Gospel reading, Revd Aston emphasised that Jesus was here for everybody and we should look outwards to all those in need. A baptism reminds us that we are all God's family and he loves and cares for us all The service next Sunday will be a Eucharist at 9.30 am celebrated by the Revd Heather Aston.
3:58pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
The members have been enjoying the summer weather holding their meetings outside. Their July meeting was held at Wyevale Garden Centre, Lelant where there was a buzz in the air when members explored all the old fashioned garden plants that the bees just love, lavender, roses, daisies, dianthus and geraniums. Members were drawn to the Bargain Bay corner and who could resist the three for two offer? The business part of the meeting dispatched very sociably with cake and tea. A very popular WI Meeting.
3:57pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
Leedstown Village Hall proudly present an evening with St Erth Concert Band with their musical director Mr George Lawry and this is coming up on Saturday, August 30 at 7.30pm. The price is £6 to include a pasty supper, please bring your own beer and wine. For tickets please ring 01736 851202.
3:55pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
The entries for Leedstown Show 2014 Summer Gardens, have been judged . The winners of the Large Garden class were Mr and Mrs J Trevaskis of Millbank Meadow. Mr and Mrs Beavan of Horsedowns Road were second and Mr and Mrs Hadwin of Binnerton Road were placed third. Mr Phillips of Praze Road won the Medium Garden class, with Mr and Mrs Quinn of Woodridge Close placed second. The third prize was shared equally between Mrs M Brock, School Road and Mrs J Christophers of Praze Road.
3:55pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
Leedstown resident Richard Bassett, who plays his golf at Clowance Golf Club in Praze, has won an all expenses paid four day trip, when he will represent Cornwall in the Brittany Ferry Regonal Golf Final in Santander in Northern Spain. Richard hopes to be bringing the Trophy back to Cornwall.
3:53pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
Bobby Jones is performing at the Blues and Greys Country and Western Club held at Leedstown Village Hall, Hayle Road, Leedstown, on Saturday August 23. The evening begins at 8pm and you are invited to bring your own drinks and nibbles.
3:51pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
3:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
3:46pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
There were a good number of visitors in church on Sunday morning for the Service led by Mrs Shirley Wearne. Mrs Wearne brought a large umbrella with her, and asked what uses it could be put to. She said, however, that we must not use the umbrella but must accept the shower of God's love, and that we must not hide from God but must let Him find us in His love. The bible was read by Tamsin and Kevin Archbold and Mary Jenking, and Shirley and Mary read together a Meditation on a passage from St Matthew's Gospel. There were some lovely well-known chosen hymns and the organist was Nigel Dower. In the evening, Rev Danny Reed and Mrs. Sarah Fuller led a Praise & Worship Service.
3:44pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
3:42pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
Coming up on Friday, August 29 is a bingo evening at Nancegollan. Everyone is welcome to come along. There will be refreshments and a raffle and its eyes down at 7.30pm. Hope to see you there for an entertaining evening when you might win a prize to take home.
3:41pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
The bells called the congregation to St Crewenna church on Sunday, August 17, to the 11am service with the Rev Dom. The Readers this morning were Christine and Sue and the music was played by Christine, the lovely flowers were provided by Christine. Fair Trade tea and coffee was on offer before the morning service and thanks to Amanda and Shelia for that.
3:38pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
The service on Sunday was conducted by Pastor Bill Reed with the organist being John Gilbert. William Dale gave a warm welcome to Bill and read the notices. The congregation were welcomed by Crete. The flowers were given by Elaine Harris and Joyce Oliver in memory of Hazel Angove and were beautifully arranged by Jean James. Bill's sermon was based on 'The feeding of the 5000'.
11:47am Tuesday 5th August 2014
The beautiful arrangements of flowers, artefacts and photos set up by town organisations to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War One provided a magnificent backdrop to First Sunday all-age family communion.
11:45am Tuesday 5th August 2014
2:32pm Tuesday 29th July 2014
2:23pm Tuesday 29th July 2014
Parish communion welcomed back the Rev Paul Beynon who, during the service, officiated at the baptism of his grandson Jacob James Stidworthy, son of James and Sarah, who were joined by a large family party.
4:24pm Monday 28th July 2014
1:42pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014
12:34pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014
12:28pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014
12:32pm Tuesday 15th July 2014
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3:54pm Tuesday 8th July 2014
3:49pm Tuesday 8th July 2014
Parish communion was blessed with a visit from Ian Harvey, St Michael’s Mission Partner in Africa for the past several years, who came to talk about the work of a sanctuary called Kimbilio, which helps some of Congo’s 250,000 street children.
3:45pm Tuesday 8th July 2014
3:09pm Monday 16th June 2014
2:51pm Monday 16th June 2014
2:46pm Monday 16th June 2014
11:16am Tuesday 10th June 2014
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