Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight is a fun-filled highlight of the year, when campaigners, businesses, schools and places of worship show their support for the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017: Monday 27 February – Sunday 12 March

The food on our tables, the tea and coffee in our mugs, all from farmers who toil, sweat and slog.

However hard they work to provide the things we depend on, millions of farmers in developing countries aren’t paid what they deserve. It’s not a new problem.

We need to amplify the voices of marginalised producers as much as ever in 2017.

When we come together we can change the way people think about trade and the products on our shelves – the Fairtrade movement is made up of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in their communities for Fairtrade. Your actions help shoppers to make choices that change the lives of farmers and workers.

Join thousands of others across the UK this Fairtrade Fortnight to help our friends, neighbours, colleagues, churches and communities to use Fairtrade refreshments whenever they can – to put Fairtrade in their break and take exploitation out.

Blackweir Brass in Concert

3pm, Sunday 26th of February

St Endellion Church

An afternoon concert with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s Blackweir Brass

Featuring: Alex Morgan (trumpet), Will Mead (trumpet), Lynn Henderson (French horn), Nick Macdonald (trombone) and Ben Pepler (tuba).

This  quintet of highly talented young players from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama play a wide repertoire from Baroque to Contemporary.

Admission free.  A collection will be made in aid of the Merlin Centre, a registered charity working to build a Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre for Cornwall


St Kew Parish Supper beats off the January Blues

People from across the eight villages converged on the Parish Hall on Saturday 21st January to eat, drink and sing the January blues away.
The tables were dressed with flowers and candles, the food was all deliciously homemade and donated by volunteers, there was a mind-bending Cornish place names quiz, a raffle, and the evening was rounded off with a series of floral choral singalong songs – looking forward to the St Kew flower festival (set for the 5 – 7 May Bank Holiday weekend, in the church). And at the end of the night we were blown away by a blast from the bagpipes before everyone helped clear the hall in the blink of an eye!  A huge thank you to all of the table layers, cooks, servers, washer uppers, quiz-whizzers, musicians and eaters.

Together we raised £1,007 which will be split between our lovely parish hall and church.  Hurrah! (and thanks to Kim Appleby for the fantastic photos!)

St Endellion Easter Music Festival

From Saturday 8th April to Sunday 16th April
Another feast of 9 concerts, to include a wonderful range of choral and orchestral music, from Tallis to MacMillan, including Bach’s St John Passion, Brahms 1st Symphony, Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C, Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, and Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. The Festival will begin with a Come and Sing, open to all, featuring Parry’s I was Glad and Handel’s Coronation Anthems. This year’s festival features a guest musical director, David Watkin and a host of wonderful soloists, including Andrew Watkinson, leader of the world-famous Endellion String Quartet.

For details see www.endellionfestivals.org.uk or click here


Choral evensong at 4.30pm on Palm Sunday; Preacher: Revd Canon Prebendary Judith Pollinger

Festival Eucharist at  11.00am on Easter Sunday, Preacher: Revd Prebendary Paul Fiddes, Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Oxford

Compline will be sung at St Endellion following the concerts on 9th,12th and 14th April

Choral Concert: ‘Dutch Serenade’

Friday 28 April, 7.30pm

A choral journey by Kamerkoor Collegium Utrecht

Friday 28 April, 7.30pm

 St Endellion Church

Kamerkoor Collegium Utrecht, a mixed chamber choir of 25 singers from the Netherlands, come to South West England for a mini-tour with their new conductor, Indonesian born Dody Soetanto. Collegium’s repertoire stretches from sacred to secular and from romantic to minimal, including contemporary pieces commissioned for the choir. This concert promises a taste of choral clarity in music connecting different times and places.

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

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.

Newsletter submissions

Please find below the deadlines for the cluster newsletter for the next 8 months in 2017:

February: …18th January
March: …….15th Feb
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. We currently have St Minver, Rock, Polzeath and Port Isaac covered. If anyone can help with Chapel Amble, St Kew and Pendoggett, please email.

Please email all submissions to Gavin Tyler

Reflective Days

 The Bible as Translation, led by Andrew Lewis

10am – 3pm Saturday 25th February

Cost £10.  Please bring a picnic lunch.  

St Endellion Church

2017 is the 500th anniversary of Luther’s publishing his 95 Theses, which opened the way for translation of the Bible into European languages. Can translations ever faithfully reflect the original work?A day to stimulate reflection on our reading and understanding of the Scriptures.The purpose of the day is to stimulate reflection on this and other questions related to our reading and understanding of the Scriptures.