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Weddings

Please pray for our couples getting married soon, especially Katie & James on Saturday 30th December at St Levan.

Next year’s weddings: Dominic & Fiona on Saturday 7th April in St Buryan church; Samantha & Thomas on Saturday 21st April in Sennen church; Stephanie & Joe on Saturday 19th May in St Buryan church; Donna & Daniel on Saturday 21st July in Marlborough; Thomas & Georgina, Wedding Blessing on Wednesday 25th July in St Levan church; Dom & Louise on Saturday 28th July in St Levan church.

Introducing Posada

“So Joseph went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.” Luke 2:4- 5.

What is Posada? Posada is a Spanish word meaning ‘inn’. Posada celebrations originated in Mexico where two young people were chosen to dress up as Mary and Joseph. They used to travel from house to house in their village telling people about the imminent arrival of Jesus and asking them if they would give Him a room. On Christmas Eve they would re-enact a community play and bring figures of Mary and Joseph to be placed in a crib.

The modern day equivalent is based on this concept but encourages people to give a home to the nativity figures of Mary and Joseph for a night. This symbolises making room for Jesus in our lives, homes and communities.

Each night from the fourth Sunday before Christmas the figures travel around the parish, work place or community from place to place arriving in Church or at a service on Christmas Eve in time to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

The journey encourages people to think about the meaning of Christmas and to share the message with others. On Christmas Eve when the figures arrive at their final destination, the crib scene is built up during a service in preparation for Christmas Day.

 

Film Night

I have a DVD of ‘The Shack’ and plan to put up an afternoon and evening in the new year to invite folk to come and watch it together. If you are interested in this can you let me know? Many thanks, Vanda

 

Sennen Churchtown Hall

Jane Atkinson writes: I am a responsible for collating the "Friends of Sennen Churchtown Hall" list. So if you would like to be on the friends of Sennen Churchtown Hall list to be kept in touch with events and news please email jmatkinson@btinternet.com with your email address and name. Thank you!

 
Vacancy
 
for Musical Leader and Organist for St Buryan Church, Lands End Benefice. St Buryan church seeks to appoint a Musical Leader to play the organ and piano and lead the choir. For a full job description contact Canon Vanda, Tel 810216 or canonvanda@gmail.com
 

 

Messy Church
we are continuing to reach out with this special ministry of Messy Church, but we could really do with some help. Do you think that you could spare about 3 hours every two months to come and help with Messy Church? Training given, DBS certificates will be needed, we can apply via our church. It is such a great fun filled activity and one that does make our hearts sing for joy too – tired joy at the end but joy nevertheless! Contact Vanda or Caroline Amos (chair) for more details.


AMD Info and Updates


We are currently focusing on God’s Reconciliation: How do we live out this reconciliation with each other and demonstrate his love?. Our AMD representatives are Caroline Amos and Ian Groves at St Buryan; John Rudge and Bridget Hughes-Jones at St Levan; Michelle Brown and Jean Jefferies at Sennen.

 

Reading in Church

Just a gentle reminder please, if you swap your Sunday reading/ Intercessions with someone else please don’t forget to either tell the person who organises the readings/readers on Sunday mornings, or mark the swap on the master copy in the vestry.

 

Benefice Prayer group

Reverend David has started up a regular prayer group. Please contact him on 01736 811253 if you are interested in joining in. 

 

The Lands End Benefice Youth Group

This group meets monthly on the second Sunday at 6pm for fellowship, fun, food and fabulous times! 

This group is for young people from usually from the last term of year six and into secondary education. This is very much a church group and so the membership is dependent on church connection. Further details please contact Canon Vanda Perrett 01736 810216 or canonvanda@gmail.com

 

Quarterly Charities 

Being supported until 31st December are the Salvation Army (Box at St Levan) and St Petroc’s (Coffee Money at St Buryan and Loose Change Box at Sennen).

 

Diocesan Newsletter

There is no doubt that a regular publication is vitally important for sharing news and keeping everyone updated on what is happening in and around our diocese. This monthly, FREE, four-page newsletter will be sent out via email at the end of each month replacing the weekly e-bulletin and it will also be available via the Diocesan website at http://www.trurodiocese.org.uk/press-office/news/archive/our-newsmonthly/. Use the material in this monthly newsletter and do gossip the gospel and use all the means open to us to share our good news story. If you have an idea, news story or diary date, please get in touch with the Diocesan office by calling 01872 274351 or email comms@truro.anglican.org 

 

Safeguarding Policy

The Diocese of Truro Safeguarding Policy is contained in a handbook entitled Responsible Caring. A copy is held in the Parish by Canon Vanda, and the Safeguarding Co-ordinators in each parish, who are Caroline Gill at St Buryan, Linda Rudge at St Levan and Jean Jefferies at Sennen. If you have a concern relating to Safeguarding, or if you need to talk, or if you wish to see the handbook, please contact one of the above.

 

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