Attachments – (1) CAP newsletter

Good afternoon everyone,

This week’s PRAYER DIARY:

Steve and Liz 

Trevor and Sue 




Truro Road, St Austell Close

For those involved with our local schools as the end of term approaches.

Mission Partners

Hope for life – lifting people out of poverty in Katanga, Uganda. Read more about their essentially ‘unfair’ work and the dilemma it poses on their latest blog.

Morning Prayer

Next week at 9.00 a.m. there will be Morning Prayer at the Vicarage on Monday and Thursday only.

Evening Prayer

Evening prayer on Wednesdays in December (not 26/12) will be at Trendlewood Vicarage 5.30-6.00. This is a chance for people from local Anglican churches to pray together, occasionally joined by our Methodist Minister, Deborah.


Many thanks to two teams:

1. The hamper-packers at the Vicarage last week. The CAP newsletter attached includes a great picture of the finished work.CAP newsletter Dec 2018(1).pdf

2. The pre-Christmas social team. Great atmosphere, lovely food and lots of hard work. Thanks.


Ian and Helen’s son-in-law Mark Wroe is an occasional visitor to Trendlewood with his wife, their daughter, Caroline and their three girls. Mark is a vicar in Newcastle Diocese and has been appointed Archdeacon of Northumberland. Be gentle with Liz and I as we feel a bit old. Mark was in our CYFA group once.


This week we continue to look at people in the Bible who saw, or heard, God and how they reacted to that. Pauline will lead and Michelle will be preaching on Mary, mother of Jesus.


It is time to be thinking about the rota for February – May 2019. If you already do the following: reading, prayers, coffee, laptop/projector, sound, or would like to be involved (training can be organised where needed) please let Sarah know your availability by Christmas.

If you normally lead or preach then please let Steve know. As Easter is during this time please let us know re your availability for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 18th and 19th April.

It would be really good to have some more people on our rota. Please speak to Sarah if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks.

I want to get started on this next week so please let us know dates you are definitely not available as soon as possible.


Ro says:

‘Jenny and Elifadhil are trying to set up a library for the 4-6 yr olds. I am therefore looking for new (or used, but in good condition) books to take out this month (21st). I would want them by Sunday 16th if possible.

‘There are four of us going so we have a good weight allowance. Anything that doesn’t go this time will go the next. The books and 25pairs of football boots are a priority!’

The Marriage Course

Enrich your relationship using the material from ‘The Marriage Course’ that is now used around the world. A combination of an evening out together and great tips and insights that each couple discusses in private. Suitable for any couple who are already in a long-term relationship and are willing to invest time in making it even better than it is now. For you and/or family and friends?

The Marriage Course team are planning to run the course again in February and March, probably on Tuesday evenings or possibly over a weekend or two. We need you to tell us which you prefer. The venue will depend on numbers, and when we do it will depend on the responses we get. Please contact Ian and Helen by Dec 31st if you may be interested, so that they can finalise planning.

Carol Service, Crib Service

It would be lovely to have some extras in the music group for our yearly Carol Service on Sunday 23rd December. If you enjoy singing, or play an instrument, and would like to join us that day please speak to/contact Sarah B. All ages welcome. (Don’t worry, you are not signing yourself up to sing/play regularly in church – unless you’d like to, of course!)

It would also be nice to offer home-made mince pies after these two services. If you could make an extra few please let me know.

Thanks for the laptop and sound volunteers. All now covered.

It would be great to have a few more church members supporting the crib service than in recent years. We often find a lot of visitors from local families and we need people to be friendly and welcoming over refreshments.

Prodigal Arts

Click on the link to view the Christmas newsletter from our mission partners Prodigal Arts.

Festival of Transformation

Perplexed about plastics? Confused about climate change? Festival of Transformation is the latest in a series of large events in Bristol put on by Global Aware and aims to inspire and encourage action for a sustainable and hopeful world. Click on the link to view the details of the event in Bristol on February 9th.

Christmas Email

There will be no weekly email on December 26th (I know, I know, total lack of commitment from the Vicar) so the next mailing on Weds 19th December will cover two weeks.

With love


Need a place to serve? Try one of these:

Job Vacancies

Casual vacancy for a Deanery Synod representative (someone currently considering)

New people to join our rotas; training available

A chair for the Trendlewood Community Festival 2019

Project leader for a welcome video