June Services

June 2nd   Sunday after Ascension

8.00am HC Madron

9.30am Healing FS  Heamoor

11.00am Healing HC Gulval

11.00am Healing FS  Madron

4.00pm EP  Gulval

6.00pm EP Madron


June 9th   Pentecost

8.00am HC Gulval

9.30am HC Heamoor

11.00am FC Gulval

11.00am FC Madron

6.00pm  EP Madron


June 16th   Trinity

8.00am HC Madron

9.30am HC Heamoor

10.00am FS Heamoor

11.00am HC Gulval

11.00am  HC Ringers Madron

6.00pm  EP  Madron


June 23rd  Trinity 1  

8.00am  HC  Gulval

9.30am  HC  Heamoor

11.00am Mattins  Gulval

11.00am FC  Madron

6.00pm EP  Madron


June 30th  Trinity 2

8.00am  HC  Madron

9.30am  HC  Heamoor

11.00am FC  Gulval

11.00am Mattins  Madron

6.00pm EP  Madron


Anglican /Methodist Prayer meetings

The next meetings to pray for our six area churches, Anglican and Methodist, will be at St Thomas, Heamoor on Saturday 1st June at 9.30am


Special events in June

Tues 4th 10-12pm  Coffee Morning at David and Liz Wakfer’s for the Bolitho Charity Pensioners Christmas Meal

Wed 5th 2-4pm  Cream Teas at Caroline’s (2 Treneer Lane, Heamoor – bottom of Reens estate)

Thurs 13th 2pm  Local films and cake afternoon at St T’s

Sat 29th 11-2pm Madron Church Fete in church and churchyard

Sun 30th  7.30pm Penzance Musical Theatre in concert at Gulval Church


Vicar’s letter 

I have a big birthday coming up soon; I will have passed it by the time I write a magazine letter again. I’m really looking forward to two things – first, getting a senior citizens railcard, and second, I’m looking forward some time to being a grown up. Inevitably at my age I also take stock, reviewing how I spend my time, not just when I’m working but also my spare time. What does that say about what is important to me ? How would I manage if my present hobbies were taken away from me by loss of sight or sound ? I am very fortunate/blessed to be in pretty good health.

Recently I took a funeral for a lady who was 106. She knew my mother and grandmother in St Just and was always an inspiration to me and to her friend Peggy through her strength of character and strength of faith. Some of the last words she was heard to utter were ‘I love you, Lord’. When sight and sound were taken from her, and her ability to knit, her bedrock was faith and a lifelong Christian commitment.

Do you remember Kunzle cakes ? I doubt if they still make them, they have probably been banned for containing too many chemicals ! When I was a boy a plate of those cakes was a thing of wonder. Jelly sweets or chocolate buttons on top of a sweet cream and an outer shell like a flower pot of solid chocolate ! But once you had eaten your way inside, it was sweet and boring and not very luxurious at all. Our lives can be decorated with things to make then look good – excessive care of our outward appearance, achievement at work or at play, cultivation of a social circle, gathering wealth, creating an ideal home. But once these are taken away, what is left inside ? Our relationship with Jesus must come first. A diet of prayer and Bible reading will impact on us over time like a careful diet or exercise. It is not really about us, though, it is about how our lives will impact on others as a witness to Christ. I may only have a few years now to cultivate Christian character, but I shall look forward to that challenge more than to getting a railcard.



Olivia Lamorna WALKER   Madron  May 5th

Archie Paul COPPINS   Gulval  May 12th


Blessing of a marriage

Jeffrey and Julie ASHWELL    May 18th  Gulval



Marie BISHOP  95     Heamoor  29th April

Marie was born in Penzance and experienced being bombed out in the second war. She worked in Penzance laundry after leaving school and t was there that she met Ronald, who worked there as a driver. They were to be together 62 years, marrying in 1957. The couple had a short spell away in Hoddesdon, thanks to her brother getting them a job with Hertfordshire County Council. They worked in a home for maladjusted children; she was the house mother. When she became unwell, they retired to Penzance, where in fact they spent much of their life together – 30 years in Richmond St, Heamoor and 20years in St Michael’s Terrace, opposite the hospital. She loved cooking and her garden, which, like her clothes, was full of colour, especially reds, a colour worn by many at her funeral. She liked birds and her cats and dogs. Remarkably, she was up with modern technology, having her own Facebook account. She loved travel and holidayed up to two years ago. Our sympathies to Ronald and all her family.

Patricia ROWE  94      Heamoor 14th May

Pat was born in Worcester. After leaving school she joined the RAF, working as a cook. In her younger days she loved dancing, music and romantic films. Luckily for her, her husband turned out to be a romantic, writing her poems, one of which was read by their daughter Alison at the funeral. She met her Cornish husband Jack at Andover at demob; he had been a chef in the RAF. Their married life was lived in Cornwall, in Newlyn, Alverton and Heamoor. Jack became ill with moto neurone disease and died a few years ago but Pat then found a life for herself, travelling with friends. Although she did many jobs from picking in the fields to cleaning to cleaning crabs, she was  a great Mum and home bird, delighting especially in cooking and baking. She had tremendous vitality, never sitting down and always walking fast, so her family could scarcely keep up with her. Latterly she developed dementia and lived in homes in Sennen and then in West Devon. The staff of Halwill Manor Home were praised for the care she had received there.

Mary ‘Mamie’ PROUSE  106   Heamoor  15th May

Mary was called Mamie to distinguish her from other Marys in the family. Her name was always being spelled wrongly ! She was born in Queen Street, St Just. Her father was organist at the long gone Bible Christian Chapel in that part of St Just and much of Mamie’s life was taken up with chapel. She met Gordon, a Heamoor boy, and came to live in Main Street, Heamoor, just over the road from Wesley Rock chapel, where she was to spend much of her time, helping in a variety of ways. In more recent times she spent 18 years at Ponsondane, entering initially to be with her poorly husband, but then staying on there after his death. She has been a mainstay in that home and attracted national press when she was interviewed on ITV on her 105th birthday. Mamie had been an excellent needlewoman, always adapting and making clothes for the family. She was very fit into her nineties, being able to touch her toes and get herself dressed before the carers got to her. Recent years became frustrating for her, as she couldn’t see to read, couldn’t hear too well and couldn’t knit. Nonetheless she always looked on the bright side of life, she always a great sense of fun but was always very serious about her faith. St Thomas’ was packed to say farewell to her and the service was very much a celebration of her life. Our sympathies to Margaret and Stephen and all the family.