Quiet Days at Sclerder Abbey : 4, 28 Nov, 9 Dec, Looe

A day-long guided retreat, including spiritual imput, personal prayer and common prayer, accompaniment available if required.

Faith, Hope and Love

Quiet Days

at Sclerder Abbey 10am-4pm

Wednesday 4th November 2020

Saturday 28th November 2020

Wednesday 9th December 2020

Please come if you can and feel free to invite others who may be interested. Also please note the requirement to register with us in advance for each Quiet Day because of the current Covid-safety regulations.

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Liskeard and Looe Foodbank

During the present crisis the foodbank is operating a ‘Delivery Only’ model where those referred to us will have emergency food aid dropped on their doorstep in the Liskeard, Looe, Torpoint & Rame areas. It is important to ensure that people in the community who have no money to buy food for their families are pointed to agencies that provide help and advice to help them through this tough time. Most agencies we work with are no longer able to provide face to face meetings, however, many are still contactable by phone or email. If you are unsure who to contact, we can provide signposting advice on: 07512 011452 (Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00). Thank you to everyone for their continued support.

The Foodbank will be open for food donations ONLY.

During this current crisis the Foodbank will be delivering all food parcels to the homes of those referred to us. Please contact the agency best placed to help with your crisis and they will either issue an E-voucher code or will contact us for you.

We’re encouraging donors to use the Supermarket donation points (below) plus some of our local corner/villageshops have donation points or donations can go to the Foodbank Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings between 9.30 -12.30 which will be open for food donations ONLY–Unit 1, Barras Place, Liskeard, PL14 6AX.

Local supermarket donation points:

  • Liskeard Co-op Barras Street, Liskeard, PL14 6AD
  • Looe Co-op Fore Street, Looe, PL13 1AD
  • Torpoint Co-op• Sainsburys, Antony Road, Torpoint PL11 2JW
  • Morrisons, Horningtops, Plymouth Road, Liskeard PL14 3PR

Other info: The main contact number 07512 011452 is staffed Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00 for all  or please email: liskeard.foodbank@gmail.com.

Financial donations: You can donate directly to support the work of Liskeard and Looe Foodbank on https://liskeardlooe.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/

Unit 1, Barras Place, Liskeard, PL14 6AX
Opening hours
Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings between 9.30 -12.30 for food donations ONLY
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Liskeard: CAP Liskeard & Looe Debt Centre

‘For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine’
Isaiah 9:2, NLT
Several Liskeard & Looe churches are working in partnership and have launched a Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre. Their work serves the PL13 & PL14 post code areas of Cornwall – that is Liskeard, Looe and the surrounding areas. St Martin’s PCC (Liskeard), the South East Cornwall Methodist Circuit, Greenbank Community Church (Liskeard) and Light & Life Free Methodist Church (Liskeard) & Grace Community Church (Morval) all support this vital work.
CAP is a much-needed Christian mission designed to help those in poverty who are trapped with debt that they cannot afford to repay, whilst spreading the good news.
How it works
1. People seeking help call the bookings team at CAP on 01274 761911
2. An appointment will be made for the local debt centre manager to visit the client in their home. A befriender attends with the centre manager.
3. After the service has been explained, details about income and expenditure are gathered and then a recommended route out of debt will be discussed and agreed.
4. If the client wishes to continue, CAP will support the client every step of the way.
5. Once the client has agreed to work with CAP, they no longer have to talk with any of their creditors – the burden is lifted almost immediately.
CAP helps anyone, regardless of their beliefs or life choices.
How you can help
In a typical CAP working week, someone becomes debt free every 45 minutes; someone chooses to begin a relationship with Jesus Christ every 2 hours. Wouldn’t you want to be part of that?
You can support your local CAP debt centre by:
Becoming part of the support team
Contact us to find out how you can be involved. There are many roles including befriending, helping with shopping, organising events, offering blessings, etc. You can be involved as little or as much as you like.
Becoming a Life Changer
We need money in order to provide this free service. Wages, expenses, resources, training, postage, phone calls, printing and blessings cost money. Despite volunteer support and grant funding from the partner churches, we still need to find enough money to continue this valuable mission. If you could commit to regular financial giving, you would be actively and profoundly changing the lives of the poor. Contact us to find out more.
Praying for our service and our clients
We would love you to stand with us and pray for our clients and our ministry. Contact our local CAP centre to be added to the regular prayer newsletter to receive specific prayer requests by email. Prayer works!
Promoting our service
Please tell anyone who can benefit from CAP’s help to call 01274 761911 or visit www.capuk.org for more information.
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Cafe Abundance – Real Junk Food Project Torpoint & Rame

Worldwide, a third of all food produced is wasted. Here in the UK, we are a major contributor with supermarkets daily binning thousands of tonnes of food that is still fit for human consumption.

We expect to see shelves bursting with food, all with a long sell-by date, with no blemishes or damaged packaging but only a fraction of what we see is actually consumed as intended. This is massive waste of the investment of CO2 used to get it there in the first place.

The rest is destined – packaging and all – for landfill. Meanwhile in the UK, food poverty is on the rise. This should not be happening!

We use this ‘waste food’ from just three local Coops, a local grocer and a local bakery to feed around one hundred people a week.

Normally, we operate our pop-up cafés in four different locations each month.

1st Friday:
St. Martin’s Church Centre, Liskeard

2nd Friday:

Millbrook Methodist Hall, Millbrook

3rd Thursday:

St. James’ Church Hall, Torpoint

4th Friday:

Maker-with-Rame Community Hall, Kingsand

During lockdown, the cafes are replaced by delivery services in the same areas. Check https://www.facebook.com/cafeabundance.uk/ for times and dates, and https://www.cafeabundance.co.uk/get-involved for how to volunteer for the project.

Cafe Abundance, Unit 5, Millbrook Works, Millbrook, Torpoint, PL10 1AA
Opening hours
Disabled access
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cafeabundance.uk/
Who may use the service?
Everyone welcome

Callington Foodbank

Callington foodbank  provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis.  They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

The foodbank works using a voucher referral system. To find out more about the agencies that hold our vouchers and how you can get help, please contact via the website or contact details below. If you have received a voucher and cannot get there, please ring 389576 and they will deliver the foodboxes to your home.

They can receive donations when the foodbank is open, at the local donation point that is still open; Tesco, Tavistock Road, Callington, PL17 7RD. Financial donations can be made online at: http://www.callington.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donatemoney

1 Launceston Road (in the Mustard Seed church car park), Callington, Cornwall, PL17 7BS
Opening hours
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 2pm-4pm, clients are being served pre-packed parcels at the door
Disabled access
Yes (ramp at Mustard Seed church)
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Who may use the service?
Voucher holders

Looe : Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed

Supporting those with concerns around anxiety and low self-esteem.

Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed is a community based initiative in partnership with local counseller,
Jenny White,  the CEO of Strong Heart Awakening
A small group,  of around a dozen or so, focusing over a lunchtime coffee (tea) and sandwiches on the positive elements of “life” .
Supporting those with concerns around anxiety and low self-esteem.
If you would like to know more and/or believe that you would benefit from joining such a  group call us on either 07896515334  or 01503802171.

The Rusty Bucket (Reg. Charity 1123819)

Chy Kemeneth

Shutta, East Looe

PL13 1LS

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Liskeard : ABC Babies and Toddler Group

ABC at St Martin’s Church Liskeard is our informal babies and toddler group which takes place every Tuesday during term time.  There are two sessions: one in the morning at 9.30am and one in the afternoon at 1pm.  Each session lasts for 2 hours but you are welcome arrive later or leave earlier if you need to.

Parents, relatives and guardians are able to enjoy a break from the daily grind  whilst the children are let loose to play.  There are plenty of colourful toys for the children to play with as well as a book corner, dressing up cupboard and a soft play area.  Activities include a variety of action songs, with one of the grown-ups’ favourites being “See the little bunnies sleeping” (peace and quiet descends for almost 30 seconds when the children all lay on the floor before they are all hopping around again!). Each week there is a craft activity and children proudly go home with their masterpieces. 

Adults are welcome to help themselves to tea, coffee and biscuits while juice and biscuits are provided for the children by our volunteers .  There is a warm family atmosphere and many friendships have been forged here – for both children and grown-ups! 

If you have any questions about the programmes or want to know more about bringing your kids along on a Sunday then please fill in our Contact Us form.

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Zip Wire Challenge : 14 Mar, Liskeard

Take a leap for poverty at Adrenalin Quarry, near Liskeard, Cornwall.

Jump off a cliff and soar over the flooded quarry on twin cables, 50m high and 490m long. With no age limits, this challenge is suitable for all the family.

Places cost £12.50 (with £7 going to Christian Aid) and you can raise more through sponsorship.

Contact Jill Stone to book and for further information- jstone@christian-aid.org 07814 13116

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Treargel, the home of retreat : 11 Mar, Looe

Refuge, safety, rest – what does retreating look like for you and how can you build it into your life?

Light lunch and refreshments are included.
No set fee, but a suggested donation of £20 to cover costs.

This day is open to anyone on a reflective journey, though Treargel has Christian roots. We won’t be teaching, just providing promptings for your own private contemplation.

Based in Portlooe, weather permitting we will spread out to our various lounges, library, gardens, labyrinth, Hermitage, and Coastal path next door.
Some of which may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.

Book via our Events page on www.treargel.com, message us on this facebook page or ring on 01503 262 993 / 07931 356 656
Help us by sharing with others.

Breathe Deeply, Rest quietly, Think clearly

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Cornish Celtic Way : Saturday Walks Programme 2020 – CANCELLED

As ‘in person’ events begin to resume, they will be added to our area listings. Most events will continue to be held online – please see the ‘Coming Events: Online’ tab

Saturday walk programme 2020

All walkers welcome, just turn up!

Friday 27 March | St Germans To Looe | 9 Miles | 10.30-4.30pm | moderate walking on cliff path

Saturday 28 March | Looe To Lansallos | 6.5 Miles | 10.30-3.15pm moderate walking on cliff path


Join us for this great opportunity to walk in Spring on the stunning first section of the Cornish Celtic Way….. Dogs welcome on leads where necessary.

FRIDAY: Meet at St German’s Priory 10.30am. Free car parking is available in St German’s Village. Packed lunch needed. Arrive in Looe 4.30pm. Drivers can  be returned to their cars in St Germans . We will be having Fish & Chips etc in Looe for an evening meal.

ACCOMMODATION: at Riverside United Church, West Looe. Cost for basic accommodation (sleeping bag and mat needed) is £20 (including breakfast and Saturday’s packed lunch, and car support). Other discounted bed and breakfast accommodation is also available. Please contact Penny for details or to book, at hello@cornishcelticway.co.uk or on 07881791914. 

SATURDAY: Meet at Riverside United Church, West Looe, PL13 2BU. Leave 10.30am for Lansallos via Polperro. All drivers will be returned to their cars. Car support cost for day walkers = £3


Saturday 25 April | Bassett’s cove to  Gwithian | 2pm start

Details to follow….


Friday and Saturday 15th-16th May

To be arranged- we will be staying in a church hall overnight. Join us for either or both days…….


 Saturday 20 June | Lanivet to Lanhydrock

A walk connecting the Cornish Celtic Way and the Bodmin Way. Details to follow.

For on-the-day weather concerns and further info contact Penny 07881791914

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