September Services

Please do not sit within 2m of someone else and bring a facemask with you if you are over 11 (see article)

Sept 6th    Trinity 13

8.00am HC Madron

9.30am HC Healing Heamoor

11.00am FS  Healing Madron

11.00am HC Healing – Gulval

6.00 Utd. Harvest at Madron Chapel

 

Sept 13th    Trinity 14

8.00am HC Gulval

9.30am  Harvest FS Heamoor

11.00am FS  Gulval

11.00am HC Madron

6.00pm  EP Madron

 

Sept 20th   Trinity 15

8.00am HC Madron

9.30am MP Heamoor

11.00am HC Gulval

11.00am Utd Harvest FS Madron

6.00pm  EP  Madron

 

Sept 27th  Trinity 16 

8.00am HC Gulval

9.30am  HC  Heamoor

11.00am Utd Harvest FS  Gulval

11.00am HC  Madron

6.00pm  EP  Madron

Prayer Meeting for the six Anglican and Methodist churches on the first Saturday of each month has continued online during lockdown

Midweek Communion Services continue –

Wednesdays 10.30am (said) – Gulval

Thursdays 10am (said) – Heamoor

Special events for September

Sat 12th  10-12pm Autumn Fayre  Madron churchyard

Sat 19th 10-12pm  Autumn Fete  St Thomas

Funerals

Henry TAYLOR  95      July 2nd     crematorium

Henry as born in Dartford. He joined the Royal East Kent regiment at 18 and served in N Africa, Greece and Italy. Afterwards he worke on river boats before joining Mothers Price Bakery as a supervisor on the engineering side. He was there over 25 years. Meeting Betty the par were married in Sidcup. They had 46 good years of close marriage together. Henry was very handy around the home, and was at heart a family man; he also played golf and indoor bowls. Moving to Liskeard in retirement, they stayed there ten years before moving to Heamoor 21 years ago, He was well cared for in a long five year illness but never lost his humour or his contented easy manner; it was his character that won him friends. One of his carers called it an honour and a privilege to look after him. Our sympathies to Henry’s wife Betty and the rest of the family

Harvest Celebrations

Harvest is going to look rather different this year, although we will be celebrating Harvest in the morning at each of our churches. Due to pandemic restrictions we will sadly not be holding any Harvest Suppers, nor will we be visiting people’s homes with Harvest produce. Our services as yet also contain no singing – we say the words of the hymns.  However, it is good to come together to say thank you, and good to revisit the words of the harvest hymns we love. Produce will still be welcome but it will go to the foodbank. We will also have a nominated charity which you can contribute to as a harvest offering. Our gift day for St Thomas will be held between 2-4pm on Saturday 12th September in church, where Tim will be there to receive your offerings safely and gratefully.

Harvest details

Heamoor – Sunday 13th September 9.30am

Madron – Sunday 20th September 11am

Gulval – Sunday 27th September 11am

Madron churchyard

A big thank you must be given to Andy and Rona, Dorcas, Bridgit and others who not only prepared the churchyard for our June fete but have been tending it since. We have been weeding the paths slowly (a long job in the hot weather) and are shortly to receive new gravel to put down, thanks to a mixture of kindness and good contacts.

St Thomas news

A Thank You to Caroline’s gardener for cutting the grass at St Thomas. Apart from that little maintenance has been done of late and the bell is stuck and can’t be rung. We have been unable to hold fundraising events through lack of available people. It has been good however to welcome worshippers back, perhaps half of our overall number at various times.

Facemasks and other safety measures in church

Facemasks are being worn in church services, in keeping with government rules about public places. The exceptions are for (a) under 11s (b) people reading the lesson, leading the service or preaching, but only while they are speaking (c) those who may become unwell e.g. respiratory illness (d) those who may become distressed.

We observe the two metre rule and we have hand sanitisers for all who enter the building.

At services those present are recorded for the sake of track and trace.

We do not at present eat or drink together in church

The churches are closed to visitors apart from supervised visits by appointment. Madron is open from 2-4pm on Wednesday afternoons only so that 72 hours can elapse between that time and Sunday services – to avoid the need for a deep clean.

Madron Old Cornwall Society

Sadly there have been no recent meetings due to the pandemic. Crying the Beck will not be taking place this year but we hope to return to regular meetings with the AGM in November, depending of course on what happens in the meantime in society.

Gulval Village Hall is open again for bookings from the beginning of September. Contact Liz Wakfer on 362423, subject to users complying with certain conditions eg required cleaning