On the theme: ‘Home is where the heart is’

Saturday 19th August, 10am – 9:30pm

Sclerder Abbey, Nr. Looe, Cornwall – PL13 2JD

Open to all denominations and all ages!
A spiritual adventure for all the family,
Indoor & outdoor activities – Historical tour of the abbey
Arts & crafts workshops – Sports – Live worship band tea & cakes / evening BBQ

Tickets £10 / family ticket £20 including Picnic lunch.

In collaboration with:
The Anglican diocese of Truro,
the Roman Catholic diocese of Plymouth,
Churches Together Cornwall, Celebrate, Looe Parishioners, etc,

Information & Booking now at:


The St Minver Church Fete 23rd August

The St Minver Church Fete will be on Wednesday 23rd August commencing at 2pm, whatever the weather! So please come along to the Cricket Field to enjoy all the family fun and games, taste delicious home cooked refreshments and listened to the sounds of the St.Minver Silver Band. Parking and entrance is free. In the main marquee will be stalls of all kinds and our grand raffle. This year we also have a marquee of ‘local crafts’.

Our traditional games include ‘rats’, ‘ducks’, ‘horses’ and, of course, ‘the orange bomber’. If you don’t know what this is, you really have to find out! And why not have your face painted too?!

‘Bottle Sunday’ will be Sunday 20th August, Please bring bottles of any contents to St Minver as a donation to the bottle stall.

Save Our Post Office

Many of our readers will be aware that Mrs Maureen Rickard, the Village Postmistress, has been given notice to vacate the existing post office building. The Perceval Institute Management Committee is striving hard to relocate the Post Office to the rear of the Perceval Institute building but this comes at enormous cost. A fund raising appeal is being launched at a  COFFEE MORNING in the Perceval Institute on Saturday 8th July 2017 10am to 12noon. Admission is £2.50 which will include coffee and biscuits and various stalls.

This is your opportunity to see the design plans and talk to members of the Committee. Please come along and show your support for our most valuable village asset.

Port Isaac Lifeboat Service










The Annual Lifeboat Service was well received on the Platt in Port Isaac on Sunday 11th June. Revd. Elizabeth Wild led the service with readings from Bob Bulgin BEM, Senior Helmsman Damien Bolton and Chris Bolton.

A cheque for £1,500 was given to Port Isaac RNLI by actor Ian McNeice (of Doc Martin fame).

Pew Sheet 4th June Pentecost

North Cornwall Cluster of Churches
Week beginning 4th June

Day of Pentecost

Additional Collect:
Holy Spirit, sent by the Father,
ignite in us your holy fire;
strengthen your children with the gift of faith,
revive your Church with the breath of love,
and renew the face of the earth,
through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Sunday Services

St Kew    9.30am    Holy Communion    Elizabeth Wild
St Peter    9.30am    Morning Worship    Michael Wild & Marcus Jones
St Endellion    11am     Sung Eucharist       Elizabeth Wild
St Minver    11am     Holy Communion     Judith Pollinger
St Enodoc    3pm    Evensong    Bill Nimmo
St Michael    6pm    Evensong    Elizabeth Wild

Services & Events for the week

Everyone is welcome to attend

Tuesday 6    8am     Holy Communion (BCP), St Endellion, Elizabeth Wild
3pm    Interment of ashes, Ruth Lane, St Michael’s, Judith Pollinger
Wednesday 7     10am    Holy Communion, St Minver, Andrew Lewis
Friday 9    10am    Mini Fingers Baby & Toddlers, Perceval Institute
Saturday 10     12noon    Wedding of Stacey Phillips and Matt Ireland, St Enodoc, Andrew Lewis
2pm     Wedding Blessing of Katy Austin and Jon Waters,  St Michael, Elizabeth Wild
2pm    Wedding of Alexandra Walls and Bertie Readhead, St Kew, Judith Pollinger

Sunday 11th June – Trinity

St Kew    9.30am    All Age Worship    David Foster, Rob Soley  & Geraldine Ashton
St Peter    9.30am    Holy Communion     Andrew Lewis
12.30pm    RNLI service    Elizabeth Wild
St Endellion    11am     Sung Eucharist       Judith Pollinger & David Foster
St Minver    11am     All Age Worship     Worship Leader & Geraldine Ashton
St Enodoc    3pm    Evensong    Bill Nimmo
St Michael    9.15am     Holy Communion     Judith Pollinger
6pm    Evensong    Elizabeth Wild

Please pray for the sick, among them Gerry Stone, Rosalind Smith, Valerie Davey, Anne Pethick, Tom Miller, George Fleming and Betty Milton. Remember those who have died recently including Dorothy Buse and those whose anniversary of death occurs at this time.
Taking it in turns to pray for each other – this week we pray for St Kew.

Diary Dates & News

Change of date: “TIP the teapot!” Everyone welcome to A Tea party for Elizabeth Gowing and The Ideas Partnership at The Angry Anchovy, Port Isaac (near top car park) on Sunday 11th June 2-5. Meet Elizabeth and enjoy a cuppa! Raffle and cake stall (Please note that the afternoon tea advertised on 12th has now been postponed until later in the summer. And a huge thank you to everyone who has given so generously through their knitting needles!)

Living the Questions: An Invitation to Journey. This is a DVD and discussion based course for all those, at any point on the Christian journey, who would like to explore some of the questions and challenges it involves, and who are seeking a relevant and engaged way of being a Christian in the 21st Century. Mondays 12th, 19th & 26th June at 7pm at Trellij, Rock. Contact Elizabeth Wild for more information and Henry Gompertz (01208 869421) if you would like to come along.

Bristol University Madrigal Ensemble Friday 16 June, 7.30pm, St Endellion. The programme will include Macmillan, Arvo Pärt, and specially commissioned works by young composers.  Suggested entry donation £5.

Reflective Day on the birth of Orthodox Christianity Saturday 24th June. 10am -3pm Revd John Binns, Cambridge. St Endellion Church.  £10 Book with Judith or

Endelienta Ensemble

Endelienta Ensemble – “Eclectic & Evocotive”

Saturday 15 July, 7.30pm,

St Endellion Church

Conducted by Adam Hickox and Rees Webster, the Endelienta Ensemble is a chamber orchestra comprised of students from London and Cambridge. This summer the ensemble returns to St Endellion, performing Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony and Kurt Weill’s 2nd Symphony. An eclectic pairing, both works are cinematic and highly evocative.

Adam Hickox, locally born, is in his final year reading music at Gonville and Caius college, Cambridge. Next year he takes up a place to study conducting at the Royal Academy of Music. Having graduated from Cambridge, Rees Webster is now studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he is a Guildhall Scholar.

Tickets £10,  free for accompanied under-16s

Available from Box office  07787 944935

Or  click here  to book on-line and pay by credit card or Pay-Pal

Or in person at the Wadebridge Bookshop

A Reflective Day on Faith in Ethiopia

A different way of being Christian, an African form of faith in Ethiopia, led by Dr John Binns

Saturday 24 June, 10am to 3pm, St Endellion Church

The Revd John Binns, Vicar of Great St Mary Cambridge and author of a recently published listed book on the history of the Orthodox Church in Ethiopia, will be leading the day.

His subject will be: ‘A different way of being Christian – the development of an African form of the faith in Ethiopia.

He will talk about the fact that  Ethiopia is a very ancient Church and was among the First Nations to become Christian, following its own way of being Christian, keeping the a Jewish laws if the Old Testament, a close relationship with Islam and with a unique approach to liturgy and church architect, as well as an oral tradition of theological scholarship.

Cost £10

To book with the Endelienta Box Office  telephone 07787 944935  or go  online

Or call Rev. Prebendary Judith Pollinger on 01208 880181 or email

Please bring a picnic lunch, drinks provided

Pilgrimage with Mark’s Gospel

Mondays, 7-8.30pm, 9th January – 27th February, 2017
Most people think of a pilgrimage as a visit to a particular place but in truth we are on a Christian journey our whole lives. You are invited to join an eight week pilgrimage that is a journey together, in the Gospel of Mark in January and February. We plan to meet once a week on Mondays at Jill and Henry Gompertz’ house. Henry will prepare some material but this will be a journey together. Hopefully (in every sense) we will arrive at a different place from where we started and with a deeper knowledge of the shortest, most direct, and probably oldest gospel. If you plan to come along it would be a great help to let Jill or Henry know in advance but you can come anyway. Contact: 01208 869421.