Semra, the future teacher

Semra Keriq is a 14-year-old girl dreaming to be a teacher when she grows up. She is working towards her goal by being a part of the Little Teachers, an activity initiated and run by The Ideas Partnership with the help of our volunteers. Little Teachers aims to prepare a cadre of 20 teenagers from the Roma, Ashkali, Egyptian and Bosnian communities in Fushe Kosova to become teachers in the future. “We are currently reading and discussing Machiavelli in our gatherings with the other Little Teachers”, says Semra, praising this activity as an opportunity for her to find new friends who have the same interests. Since becoming a Little Teacher less than two years ago, Semra has volunteered by teaching first graders who attend our Saturday Activities. In addition, she participates in the Girls’ Club, one of our main educational activities aimed at tackling early marriages and highlighting the importance of education.

Semra will soon be a high school student. As well as her studies and her participation in TIP’s activities, she also attends an English language course financed by TIP. In her spare time, she loves reading books, playing volleyball and hanging out with her friends. Semra has also participated in training arranged by TIP which focused on soft skills and advocacy.

“I really appreciate being a part of TIP because I have seen the work TIP does to help the communities in reducing illiteracy and raising awareness in the importance of education. For myself, being a part of the Bosnian community in Fushe Kosova, throughout all my life I have felt the discrimination and contempt for us and other communities living here. This is the reason I volunteer with TIP; it gives me an opportunity to work towards change”, says Semra. “My favourite book is ‘I am Malala’ based on the life of Malala Yousafzai. She never stopped working towards her dreams despite facing many obstacles. It encourages me to do the same: to always work hard for the marginalized groups and never stop even when facing difficulties.”

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Lent Course

A Lent Course on ‘The Creed ‘ with Andrew Lewis, Judith Pollinger and David Steven. Beginning at 7 pm Tuesday 20th February and continuing each Tuesday for 5 weeks in St Endellion Stone Barn. Each session will last about an hour. All are welcome.

Forward notice
Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury will lead a day on 17th century poetry in St Endellion Church from 10 am to 3 pm Saturday 17 th March. Further details next month. Book with Judith Pollinger 880181 or on line at

Juan Martin – Solo

Friday 16 March, 7.30pm, St Endellion Church

The supreme artist of the flamenco guitar, guitarist/composer Juan Martin plays and introduces his compositions within the forms of the great tradition. His exquisite style is enhanced through minimal amplification to capture his very pure flamenco sound: just Juan and his sublime guitar to lift and transport you to another dimension – melodic beauty and rhythmic passion. ¡Viva el arte!

This evening’s performance will include works recorded partly in small churches in this country for his latest album, and forms part of a solo acoustic tour to intimate performance spaces.

One of the world’s finest flamenco guitarists, Juan Martin recorded with Herbie Hancock and Rory Gallagher, played with Miles Davis and at Picasso’s 90th birthday. His alchemy of the traditional and modern, mixed with his seductive, fiery and passionate performances, guarantees an evening of excitement and electricity.

Tickets £15 (nave), £10 (aisle), accompanied under 16s free (aisle only). To book, go to

Truro Cathedral Choir

Friday 23 February, 7.30pm, St Endellion Church

The Truro Cathedral Choir returns to St Endellion with a glorious programme of sacred music and organ solos from across the centuries. The choir, which will be working in local schools during the day, comprises twelve adult professional singers and young choristers. As well as singing at seven services each week, the choir undertakes regular concerts, broadcasts, webcasts, foreign tours, and CD recordings.

Tickets £10, accompanied under 16s free. To book, go to

Pew Sheet 10th December

North Cornwall Cluster of Churches
Week beginning 10th December
Second week of Advent

Additional Collect:

Almighty God,
purify our hearts and minds,
that when your Son Jesus Christ comes again as
judge and saviour
we may be ready to receive him,
who is our Lord and our God, Amen

Sunday Services

St Kew 9.30am All Age Worship Worship leader
St Peter 9.30am Holy Communion Elizabeth Wild
St Endellion 11am Sung Eucharist Judith Pollinger & Elizabeth Wild
St Minver 11am No morning service
6pm Carol Service Elizabeth Wild & Marcus Jones
St Enodoc 3pm Evensong Bill Nimmo
St Michael 9.15am Holy Communion Judith Pollinger
No evening service

Services & Events for the week

Everyone is welcome to attend

Tuesday 12 8am Holy Communion (BCP), St Endellion, Andrew Lewis
Wednesday 13 10am Holy Communion, St Minver, Andrew Lewis
7pm God in my Pocket. Come and enjoy some fellowship and thought provoking informal discussion. Everyone welcome. For more details contact Marcus or Geraldine. Copper Beeches, opposite the St Kew Inn
Thursday 14 11am Bible Study at Avocet. If you would like to attend please phone Jane Pain on 863178
Friday 15 10am Minifingers, Perceval institute

Daily Prayer is usually held at the following times:
Morning Prayer: 9am Mon: St Peter’s Wed, Thurs, Fri: St Endellion
Evening Prayer: 5.30pm Mon: St Minver (Quiet Time) Tues: St. Kew Fri: St Endellion BCP

Sunday 17th December – Third week of Advent

St Kew 9.30am Holy Communion Andrew Lewis
6pm Carol Service Elizabeth Wild &  Geraldine Ashton
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 Peter Coster

Please pray for the sick, among them John Drayson, Iain Gordon, Val Meagor, Molly Girvan, Rosalind Smith, Valerie Davey, Anne Pethick, Tom Miller, and Tony Dunkerley.
Remember those who have died recently such as Ben Luxton, Betty Milton, Richard Webb and those whose anniversary of death occurs at this time including Ian Warne.
Taking it in turns to pray for each other – this week we pray for St Enodoc.

Diary Dates & News

Mothers’ Union Advent Carol Service 3.00pm on Thursday 21st at St Endellion Church. Refreshments afterwards. All welcome

Living the Questions: Honouring Creation. 7pm Mondays, 8th January-26th February at 7pm at Trellij, Rock. This is the second part of the LTQ course, which is an opportunity to gather for discussion based on the DVD. It is 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. Sessions include: Restoring relationships; The prophetic Jesus; Evil, suffering and a God of love; Practicing resurrection; Reclaiming the world. Contact Elizabeth Wild for more information and Henry Gompertz (01208 869421) if you would like to come along.

Sunday 24th December

Christmas Eve

3pm – Carol Service – St Enodoc
3pm – Crib Service – St Peter
4pm – Crib Service – St Kew
4.30pm – Crib Service – St Minver
10pm – Holy Communion – St Peter
11.30pm – Holy Communion – St Kew
11.30pm – Sung Eucharist – St Endellion

Monday 25th December

Christmas Day

9.15am – Holy Communion – St Enodoc
9.15am – Holy Communion with Carols – St Michael
11am – Sung Eucharist – St Endellion
11am – Family Carol Service – St Minver

December Newsletter

The December Newsletter is now available to pick up from one of our churches or in local participating shops or hotels.

Inside you will find details of all our Advent and Christmas services and events across the North Cornwall Cluster.

Alternately you can download a copy here: Cluster News Dec17

North Cornwall Book Festival Book Group

The book club was formed so that people could come together to discover more about the authors appearing at the North Cornwall Book Festival (4 – 7 October 2018.) Come along and meet people who share your interest. In January we will be discussing A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale, the book festival’s artistic director. Patrick will be talking about his latest novel at this year’s festival. We take it in turns to bring wine and nibbles.For more information contact Ronnie Harrison at

£2 per session

Remembrance Sunday

We have Remembrance Sunday Services across the Cluster on 12th November. Please join us in our acts of Remembrance:

St James (St Kew) 10.30am Service of Remembrance with Elizabeth Wild & Geraldine Ashton

St Peter’s (Port Isaac) 10.30am Service of Remembrance with Andrew Lewis

St Endellion 10.50am Sung Eucharist with Act of Remembrance Judith Pollinger

St Minver 10.50am Service of Remembrance David Elliott & Marcus Jones
(This service with be joined by the Scout groups and Guides)