|North Cornwall Cluster of Churches|
The Sixth Sunday of Easter 17th May
by the lakeside you renewed your call to your disciples:
help your Church to obey your command
and draw the nations to the fire of your love,
to the glory of God the Father, Amen
Holy Habits – Prayer ‘A tent of meeting’
Try to find time and secret space, a place of focus, to be with God throughout this week. The spare room, a designated chair, a place in the garden, somewhere away from the routine of life, out of the path of distraction. Tell Him about frustrating situations, people and circumstances in your life. Tell him your joys and hopes. Share it all: the good, the bad and the ugly. God loves our honesty.
The church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must remain closed.
We are recording short services in different styles and uploading these to our facebook group and YouTube (via our website
Sunday 17th May: The Sixth Sunday of Easter
11am – Morning Worship led by Rose Jones
Thursday 21st May:
11am – Ascension Day Reflection led by Rose Jones
Sunday 24th May: The Seventh Sunday of Easter
11am – Taize Prayer led by Elizabeth Wild
The Julian Group and anyone who would like to join us, meets each in our own home at 7pm every Thursday. We light a candle and read a passage from the Bible followed by silence. Then we read the second passage followed by silence and ending with Compline or our own prayers. Different members choose the readings each week.
This Thursday 21st May they are Numbers 6. 24-26 1 Peter 5. 6-10.
Also suggested those taking part might like to end with the Universal Blessing which can be found on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUtll3mNj5U
Home Groups and Daily Prayer
Our Home Groups are staying in touch via phone, email and social media. We are praying regularly, especially at 9am. If you would like hard copies of spiritual resources, or need help getting on to facebook, please contact
Revd Rose (01208 592353 – firstname.lastname@example.org).
Worship and prayer at home
We have updated a section of the website with a variety of resources to help people worship and pray from home: http://www.northcornwallclusterofchurches.org.uk/worship-from-home/.
If you know of someone who would appreciate any of these printed and posted to them, do let us know.
Cluster Zoom Meetings
We have started to meet together for fellowship through Zoom. Zoom is an internet based video conferencing tool that allows a host to invite others to a virtual meeting using a computer, laptop or iphone. Our host for the cluster is Rev’d Geraldine. Zoom is very easy to use and help is available to get you started. David Foster and Marcus Jones have kindly offered to do some one to one teaching sessions over the phone. Everybody is welcome to attend a zoom meeting and it is a lovely way to see each other in this time of social distancing, just let Geraldine know if you are interested and she will invite you along. Revd Geraldine Ashton – 07957 609085 / email@example.comPlease pray for
The sick, among them Claudia Tom, Rosalind Smith & Jane Windeler and all affected by the coronavirus.
Pray for the NHS and all front line workers and volunteers.
Remember all those who have died recently including Judith Swatland. We remember those whose anniversary of death occurs at this time including Rosemary Castle, Noel Godwin, Rosemary Ricketts and Ted Childs.
Taking it in turns to pray for each other – this week we pray for St Enodoc.
Diary Dates & News
Sad news from Cirencester
Rosemary Jones has let us know that Judith Swatland has died, aged 92. Her funeral was on 5th May and Rosemary was able to attend. Judith used to live locally and worship in the Cluster, and her family asked that this sad news be passed on to friends in Cornwall.
Sadly all of the summer fetes have been affected by the coronavirus precautions. The St James’ Fete at St Kew, which would have been in July, has been postponed until later in the year.
The St Minver Fete and the St Endellion and St Peter’s, Port Isaac Fete, which would have been in August, have been cancelled.
We look forward to being able to gather again in our communities when it is safe.
Keeping in touch
We will be keeping in touch with people by phone and we may be able to assist in practical ways as well. Please contact Revd Elizabeth (07758 407661 – firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want to know more.
Christian Aid Week 10-16 May Covid-19 means that donations for Christian Aid week are having to be processed in different ways this year. Christian Aid are advising us to log on to their website –www.christianaid.org.uk/appeals/key-appeals/christian-aid-week where you will be shown the different ways in which you can make a donation.
If you want to know more about the latest Church of England Guidance, please see:
Please find resources, previous services and more at our website:
North Cornwall Cluster of Churches
for the parishes of St Kew, St Endellion with St Peter, Port Isaac and
St Minver with St Enodoc (Trebetherick) and St Michael (Porthilly)
Rector: Elizabeth Wild. Tel: 07758 407661
Email: email@example.com St Minver Vicarage