St Peter’s Church

I would like to thank to Barbara Lewis who played the organ and piano when Janet was away in Australia. At the beginning of the month we held a craft sale and coffee morning to raise funds for church. We have been trying out new formats for Morning Worship and we held our first successful Cafe church during the month in St Peter’s .

When we were based in the village hall we tried different formats for Morning Worship and are now trying these ideas in church. We hope to include one of the stories from Open the Book, so that those who do not take part in this initiative will be able to experience what happens when we go into the three school.
The highlight of the month was being a venue for the Port Isaac Shanty Festival. We served light refreshments and the church proved to be an excellent venue for the many different groups, who all appreciated the excellent acoustics. Youngsters were able to use the children’s area, while their parents listened to the shanties.
Four members of the church community attended one of the Harp work shops and we learnt the Shanty “What shall we do with a drunken sailor” perhaps we need a little more practice before performing in public.

Photo of the Easter Festival Come and Sing day in St Endellion

Photo of the Easter Festival Come and Sing day in St Endellion, Judith

Safeguarding training figures rise

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Thank you to everyone who has undertaken Safeguarding training in the last few months.
At the end of 2023, training compliance for some parish roles were much lower than they should be. Following a concerted effort by diocesan safeguarding staff and a renewed commitment from parish officers, April 2024’s levels are looking much healthier.
Clergy, Readers, and PtOs have maintained a consistent high of 100% compliance. Local Worship Leaders have increased their level of compliance to 72%, an increase of almost 20% in six months. Churchwardens have nearly doubled their compliance to 62%. The lowest level of compliance is among the Local Pastoral Ministers with just 53% compliant. This is the next area of focus for the safeguarding team.
Churchwardens seeking to continue in role have just a month left to ensure they have completed their basic, foundations, and leadership training before the Archdeacons Visitations take place in late May and early June.
Once basic, foundations, and leadership training is completed, only the highest level of training needs renewing every three years. It is important that all roles complete the appropriate level of training because it has implications for PCCs around compliance.
As Bishop Hugh has said before: “You can tell what matters to Jesus from what he says and what he pays attention to. He tells us to love God and love our neighbour. Safeguarding is what we pay attention to, to build a culture that is safe for everyone and looks out for those who are vulnerable.”
Safeguarding is a key element of loving your neighbour. It is vital for everyone to be safeguarding compliant for their own safe keeping and for the care of others. Safeguarding is everyone’s business because everyone matters. If you have yet to organise your training, please visit the diocesan website or email Safeguarding Enquiries:
It is not just in training that parishes have stepped up their efforts in relation to safeguarding. There has also been an increase in the number using the Parish Safeguarding Dashboard and Hub with 60% now signed up. If you would like more information on how your parish could use the dashboard, email Safeguarding Enquiries.


Make Club: Portraits with Ness Harrison
Saturday 11 May, 10am-12pm, St Endellion Hall. £5 per family

Join artist Ness Harrison as we learn all the tricks and tips for painting a brilliant portrait. Each month we have new creative ideas to keep the whole family busy. The Make Club is a fun space to explore, create and get messy. The workshops are led by inspirational artists and makers. Remember to book in advance as tickets sell out fast.
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Spindle Ensemble

St Endellion Church, Saturday 11 May, 7.30pm. £10 | Free for accompanied under 16

Since their formation in Bristol in 2016, Spindle Ensemble have garnered much praise for their innovative take on contemporary classical music. Their distinctive sound is a combination of composer Daniel Inzani’s idiosyncratic modern-impressionist pieces and the deft musicianship and unorthodox instrumentation of piano and harp (Inzani), violin (Caelia Lunniss), cello (Jo Silverston), marimba and vibraphone (Harriet Riley)
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Scratchworks Theatre – Grimm Sisters (6+)

St Endellion Hall Friday 31 May, 11am & 2pm (55 mins). Pay What You Decide
Award winning Scratchworks Theatre Company takes you on a joyful and mischievous
adventure in this interactive family friendly show. You know the Brothers Grimm? The famous storytellers! Brunhilda & Mitzi were the true brains behind the books, but thanks to a treacherous father, a nasty curse and a great big dollop of bad luck, you’ve probably never heard of them. The Grimm Sisters are here to set the record straight. Join them on the journey as they tell their twisted tales with a marvellous mix of comedy, singing and live music. This event is pay what you decide – please book in advance and bring cash on the day.
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James Dixon

Outside St Endellion Hall, Thursday 30 May, 7.30pm. £10 | Free for accom under 16s
With a sound that is both raw and intimate, James Dixon engages audiences across the
country with his heartfelt lyrics and soulful vocals. James has a deep respect for the long traditions of his instruments and music. Dancing between the past and the present, he rejects effects pedals altogether and instead chooses from a quiver of instruments including a beloved 6 string cigar-box guitar.
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