Mawgan Parish Church
11:47am Tuesday 24th July 2012 in Lizard Life
The eucharist service on Sunday, celebrated by the Rector, the Rev Lesley Walker, marked the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene. In her sermon the Rector discussed the many stories, imponderables and importance of the woman who was the first to bear witness to the risen Lord. She was chosen by Jesus to spread the gospel. Lessons were read by Wendy Bailey and the Rector.
Sunday’s service will be a Eucharist at 11.15am taken by the Rev Len Jepp.
MAWGAN CHURCH SUMMER FETE: This annual event will take place on Saturday, August 11 outside the church (or inside if it is wet). This year the fund raising is specifically to raise money for new heating in the church following the boiler breaking down earlier this year. There is a new team of organisers, headed by Pauline Arnold, the new churchwarden, helped by a number of the bell ringers, who have lots of exciting new ideas. As the fete will take place during the Olympics it is appropriate that it will be opened at 2pm by Sandra Woodgate (nee Keen) who represented Great Britain in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Sandra lives in Mawgan.
The usual old favourite stalls and games will still be there including homemade cakes, tombola, bowling for a chicken, the marble game and the opportunity to try your hand at bell ringing. But this year for the first time there will also be competitions for cake decorating, photography, flower arranging and especially for the children, Lego building. “Miniature Mawgan” will feature and you are asked to build a model of your favourite building in Mawgan to add to our own miniature village.
The fete will continue until 4.30pm finishing with a grand finale including a Teddy Parachute Jump and Paper Aeroplane Flight from the church tower. All ages are welcome to design their own and enter, but entries will all be launched by our own intrepid climber as the tower is closed to the public. Olympic gold medals will feature as prizes.
There will be posters and fliers in Mawgan from now until the fete and everyone is looking forward to a great afternoon. Remember, rain will not stop this event which will just move into the church if necessary.