You are invited to: The Alpha Course

A friendly and informal chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share your point of view.

Each evening starts with light refreshments, and includes a short film and time for discussion.
All are welcome.

Mondays 18th September – 27th November, 7pm

The Vicarage, Churchtown, St Minver PL27 6QH

Contact Revd Elizabeth: 07758 407661
email: elizabeth-wild@live.co.uk

An Evening with Liane Carroll

Saturday 7 October, 7.30pm, St Endellion Church

Liane Carroll has been a pillar of the British jazz and soul scene for over thirty-five years, so it’s incredibly exciting to have her here in St Endellion.

Top jazz vocalist and a hugely talented pianist, Liane won Best British Jazz Vocalist in 2016 and Best New CD 2015 at the British Jazz Awards. She entertains with diverse material including jazz greats, much-loved songs by a range of singer-songwriters, and her own material, all delivered in her haunting, slightly husky voice, with “heart stopping emotion and soul bearing power.” (Peter Quinn, Jazzwise).

Liane’s new album The Right to Love was released in July to excellent reviews. Buy yourself a drink and settle down for a memorable evening.

www.lianecarroll.co.uk

Tickets £10, accompanied under 16s free

Available from Box office  07787 944935

To book on-line click here

Or in person at the Wadebridge Bookshop

Remaining tickets available on the door

 

North Cornwall Book Festival at St Endellion

North Cornwall Book Festival

St Endellion 5th-8th October

The fifth North Cornwall Book Festival offers something for everyone from lifewriting to storytelling, from poetry to folksong, from narrative illustration to Cornish impressionism, from household names to the big names of the future.The spectacular line-up includes Maggie O’Farrell; Dame Professor Hermione Lee; James Naughtie; Matt Haig; Wyl Menmuir; and Pascale Petit – plus exhibitions, family events, café, bar, bookshop.

The author talks for adults will as usual be in the festival marquee on the rectory lawn on Saturday and Sunday. There are weekend events for children too.

An intimate and enchanting performance of T. S Eliot’s masterpiece, The Four Quartets, takes place on Thursday evening at 7.30 in the  church.

Festival music  held in the church has folk group 3 Daft Monkeys perform a brand new set of upbeat fiddle driven tunes with Celtic and Easter influences on Friday and the winner of the Best British Jazz Vocalist,  Liane Carroll, performs on Saturday evening

A special service based on Elizabeth Gowing’s book ‘The Silver Thread’ is being held at 11.00am on the Sunday which includes readings by the author.

For details of all the events taking place during the festival  and to book tickets visit www.ncornbookfest.org

 

Harvest of the Sea

Past and Present

In the past ‘Harvest ‘ was always celebrated in the varies churches and chapels in Port Isaac. There is plenty of evidence in the historical archives of this annual event being marked as a special time in the calendar . Following on from these traditions of the past, the theme of ‘Harvest of the Sea’ has been rekindled in the form of an inclusive community project. This has included the school and various groups of all ages and involved artists, film makers and musicians. Its aim is to to celebrate, share and document the rich fishing heritage of Port Isaac in a modern and creative way.

On the afternoon of Friday 29th September the school will celebrate the Harvest of the Sea in St Peters Church through song, film and art. The school children working with Janet Townsend will be singing a traditional working song of the sea and also sharing more music they have created with Emma Mansfield. During the performance the giant fish created by the schools art club, will turn into a screen to show the film that has been created by Hana Backland around the whole Harvest of the Sea project. This film will show a brief glimpse into life in our modern day fishing village in 2017 and will then become a part of the historical archive for Pisces.

The historical group Pisces will be providing tea and cakes at the end of the afternoons performance and this will hopefully give the young and older generations an opportunity to come together and share the Harvest Celebrations and also see how it has also reached out beyond the village. Alongside the art installations and exhibition of the history of fishing at this event there will also be a display and information about the villages link with Kosovo through the Ideas Partnership. Children from both communities have worked together and thanks to Elizabeth Gowing, who runs the charity, their children’s work has now been woven together with ours . The Pelican ,which is the symbol of the Balkans, with its colourful feathers created from beach cleans and the huge shoal of fish which are feeding it, represent one community supporting and caring for another.