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This year Christmas will be very different for us all. As a cluster of 4 churches, we are curating a Christingle Service at St Mary’s Church in Penzance, which will be live streamed to all the primary schools in the area. We will be serving around 1000 pupils! We can’t meet in the usual way so this will bring together children from around Mounts Bay.
This year the service will be planned and led by year 6 children from St Mary’s C of E School in Penzance, helped by the churches in the Penlee Cluster and the churches of Mounts Bay. It will be live streamed from St Mary’s church on the 10th December at 2.15 pm to local schools, following which it will be available to everyone to watch for 10 days on our website penleecluster.org.uk
A Christingle service is orchestrated by The Children’s Society, it is a festive celebration taking place in communities every year. It gets its name from the objects lit during the service – oranges decorated with red tape, sweets and or fruits, and a candle.
During the service each child takes a Christingle, the candles are all lit to create a warm glow symbolising the light of Christ coming to bring hope in our troubled world. They consist of various symbols which help to tell the Christmas story. Can you guess what these symbols might represent? Please do join us by watching the service to find out!
We will be sending kits out to all the children who will then assemble their own Christingle – to comprise an orange, red ribbon, a candle, 4 cocktail sticks and sweet treats, see the picture above.Read more
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From what started as an idea back in 2014 on my university work placement, to a pop up shop in town, to a permanent space at St Johns Church, Penzance! Playzone is a fun, safe and affordable soft play area for children 0-11 years.
The Playzone is normally open daily, but is currently closed due to Covid-19 regulations. However the Party Room can be booked for tables of up to six – contact Molly on 07341 830277 for details and check the Facebook page for up-to-date details of the Playzone re-opening.
|St. John’s Church, Trewartha Terrace, Penzance, TR18 2HE|
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A day with Sam Wells and guests to explore theology and ways of being church engaging HeartEdge approaches and Celtic spirituality.
About this Event
Join Sam Wells, Bishop Hugh Nelson, Michelle Brown and guests for an ecumencal day at St Mary’s, Penzance, via Zoom. We’ll look at the HeartEdge 4Cs and how they work across Cornwall – including:
- Congregation: Liturgy, worship & congregations.
- Commerce: Being entrepreneurial, rethinking church buildings, growing income via enterprise.
- Compassion: Growing participation to address social need.
- Culture: Art, music & ideas connecting with communities
How are we being church in a global pandemic? What is the emerging ‘new normal’ in Cornwall and what could church look like emerging into this? How are ancient ideas of Celtic spirituality and new approaches like HeartEdge – offering helpful ways to reimagine church?
A day relevant for rural, coastal and towns and village church communities.
On Zoom, arrive for 10am for introductions. Use this page to book in to attend via Zoom.
In person, arrive for 9.45am – programme starts at 10am. Use this page to book in to attend this socially-distanced event in person.Read more Download poster
This post will expire on Tuesday November 24th, 2020 11:59pm
St Ives Foodbank serves TR26 residents in crisis. We provide food for people in crisis who have been referred to us by various agencies. All food has been donated and what we can give does depend upon what has been donated, however we aim to provide enough food for a family of four for three days per voucher.
During the COVID period we are NOT open for people to come to the foodbank. We deliver all parcels to people’s home. Please call or text this number 07958 390303 if you require Foodbank during this time.
Deliveries on Thursdays, please text us your address and number of people in your household by Wednesday
Please text or call this number 07958 390303 for larger donations to be collected as most collection points apart from Tesco are closed to the public. If you text please give us your address and telephone number and a brief description of your donation.
Local supermarket donation points:
- Tesco Carbis Bay, St Ives Rd, Carbis Bay, St Ives TR26 2PN
Demand has significantly increased due to self-isolation and job losses, and we are expecting high demand in the coming weeks.
St Ives Foodbank desperately needs help with food donations to meet demand during this pandemic, and also financial donations, needed to buy milk, bread, fresh fruits and veg.
Financial donations can be made by Online banking to:
Sort code 544116
Account number 46557563
Account name: St Ives Foodbank
|St Johns in the Field Church, Higher Stennack, St Ives, TR26 2HG|
|Currently closed: deliveries only, on Thursdays|
|Who may use the service?|
|While we are a Christian organisation, the Foodbank serves everyone in crisis regardless of faith or belief.|
A programme of free classes and activities starting 12th October at St Mary’s Church, Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AP. Bookings must be made in advance by phoning or texting 07795 936257.
Track and trace details will be needed. Please wear masks except when doing yoga and other physical activities when you will be two metres apart.
Please note that all classes are taken at your own risk. The group leaders are offering their time and experience and are not registered instructors.
Yoga participants please bring your own mat. Other exercise classes will not involve floor work, please wear gym shoes or trainers.
Where refreshments are offered after activities, these will be served café style at tables. A voluntary donation is welcome, preferably by card.Read more Download
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