Open the Book

Open the Book presents the Bible in primary schools in an accessible and enjoyable way, which helps schools meet their statutory collective worship obligations.

We have two teams that go into St Minver and St Kew schools to tell stories in a 10-15 minute presentation.

Contact:   Marcus Jones 07923913727

St Minver: The Wise Men’s Visit. St Kew: David the Giant-killer

Mini Fingers Baby & Toddler Group

Mini Fingers – Fridays 10am-12 at Perceval Institute

All are welcome to Mini fingers parent and toddler playgroup.  We have toys, sensory and art activities, snacks and cuppa for big ones, and we now have a changing area in both loos.

Sensory play with green slime

 

the toys having a snack

 

Sharing the ball pool

 

We love our craft and painting activities.

 

We love our craft and painting activities.

 

We love our craft and painting activities.

 

“this is one I made earlier”

Messy Church

Next Messy Church: 8th June 2019 10 am at the Perceval Institute, St Minver

Messy Church is for children of all ages together with their families to take part in crafts and activities, bible stories, song and prayer in a welcoming environment of fun and enjoyment.

We start with a free breakfast (bacon bap or cereal) and then continue with a selection of activities for people to choose from.

Messy church is now on the second Saturday of each month and at the later time of 10am.

For more information contact Ann Sumra 01208 862559.

Thursday 20th June 6pm

at The Perceval Institute

Lots of songs & singing!

Lots of participation & Praise!

and of course…     Lots of fun as we learn more about Jesus!

Messy science using home-made litmus paper

Candle Prayers

The Magi following the star

Glitter galore

Messy church-made decorations

Being creative together

Junior Church

Junior church is on the 1st & 3rd Sunday each Month at the Perceval Institute

Stories, games and crafts followed by a short walk down to St Minver Church for Holy Communion.

For Primary school aged children. Younger children are welcome but may need to have a parent with them,

Junior Church only runs on our Holy Communion Sundays usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. The remaining Sundays are family services where all are welcome.

Next Junior Church date:16th June & 7th July 2019

Psalm 104: 26-34

Junior church art work:
Samson and his spaghetti hair

Fountain

 Fountain dates :   there are no planned meetings at the moment, please contact Marcus for more information

Fountain is a monthly group for 11 to 18 year olds. It is a chance to make new friends, to be creative, to explore your own faith to have fun and to enjoy good company with a chocolate fountain.

To Join Fountain please contact Marcus Jones

Fountain at Hollywell Bay April 2018:

Using and making puppets at Fountain 2018

Newsletter submissions

Please find below the deadlines for the cluster newsletter for the next 6 months in 2017:

Issue………Deadline
April: ………15th March
May: ……….19th April
June:……… 17th May
July: ……….14th June
August: ……19th July
September: 16th August

If anyone can help distribute newsletters or can find some extra outlets in our community who can take the newsletters, please let me know. Please email.

Please email all submissions to Gavin Tyler

Our New Children and Families Worker!

I am Marcus JonesIntroducing our new Children and Families Worker, Marcus Jones, who we are delighted to welcome to the Cluster as a full time member of the team:

I am Marcus Jones, 45 and have two teenage children who live with their mother in Falmouth.

My accent isn’t easy to place, I was born in Scotland, I’ve lived in Wales and grew up in Northern Ireland. My English years started at the age of 17 in Taunton, my early adult years in the Black Country and I’ve been in Cornwall for nine years now.

I have been involved in children’s work within the church from the very beginning of being a practicing Christian back in my Taunton days helping with Junior Church and the youth evening service. I’ve been a Boys’ Brigade captain, helped with weekends away events, was a children’s worker to a joint Anglican/Methodist venture in the West Midlands and for Churches Together in the Falmouth and Penryn. More recently I have been working for the short breaks services for children with autism.

Ten of my favourite things in no particular order; Bach, bagpipes, Van Gogh, Simpsons, sailing, Pixar films, dogs, curry, and Harry Potter. If I could have one Harry Potter spell it would be “Accio” the summoning charm- not because I’m too lazy to stretch over to the tv remote but because I seem to spend a lot of time looking for something, usually keys. Utopia for me would be a keyless society.

My favourite Joke is:       Knock knock – who’s there?
Little old lady- Little old lady who?
I didn’t know you could yodel.

I do actually listen to yodelling music though I can’t do it myself and as you get to know me you’ll discover my jokes won’t improve!

Working with children and families is a great privilege and a most wonderful thing to be involved in. In it we are answering Jesus’ invitation to feed his sheep and his lambs and yet it is in the people we are serving where we meet God reflected back on us and often in quite unexpected ways. I am very much looking forward to serving alongside you within the North Cornwall Cluster. There are many different ways of being involved with children and family work; willing hands to set up and dismantle, kind hearts to provide refreshments, and friendly ears to listen to children and their families are the most important roles to any activity as they are the glue that holds everything together.

Please help St. Petroc’s

St. Petroc’s Society is a Cornwall-based charity caring for the single homeless. Often they are sleeping rough and may have a range of difficulties including addiction, mental ill health, relationship problems or a differing lifestyle, which contribute to their homelessness and social exclusion. St Petroc’s exists to provide a diverse range of services for these particular clients.

We collect dried and tinned food for the Bodmin centre, which supports two houses in the town.  Please can you consider putting something extra into your weekly shopping basket for those less able to provide for themselves.  The collection bags are at the back of the church.

We can also take single bedding and clothing – especially men’s clothing.