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West Cornwall (Penwith) and The Isles of Scilly

2016 Newsletters and related links
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2016 archive 2015
New Year prayers

1st January World Day of Prayer for Peace. Pope Francis: Overcome Indifference and Win Peace

Epiphany Feast Traditional House Blessing "Christus Mansionem Benedicat” \ pdf

Liturgical Calendar 2016

3rd January 2016

10th January

Watch Pope Francis' Jan 2016 Prayer Intention on YouTube

17th January
Choral Evening Prayer & Benediction

Peace Sunday
Day of Prayer for Peace,

Overcome indifference and win peace ~ Pope Francis

Pax Christi

Christian Unity Week 18-25th.
>Prayer (2015) for Christian Unity: Lord, forgive us when we, Your Church, turn on each other in hurtful ways. In our disagreements, teach us to treat one another with grace and forgiveness instead of conflict and division. By Your Spirit, Lord, make us one with You and one with each other. ~ Rt Rev Tim Thornton, Bishop of Truro <

24th January > homily

read Bishop Mark's Homily at Hayle Churches Together service for close of Christian Unity week 24th Jan '16

Holocaust Memorial day 27th

31st January > homily

'Churches Together in Cornwall' newsletter Feb '16
LENT info & resource links

Lent & Holy Week liturgies & activities 2016 pdf

7th Feb > homily

14th February > homilies

21st February > homily

Women's World Day of Prayer 4th March in Cornwall

28th February > homily

6th March > homily
Laetare & Mothering Sunday

13th March > homilies
St.Joseph 19th, Novena 10th

20th March
Palm Sunday

Holy Week & Easter times

27th March
Easter Sunday > homily


'Churches Together in Cornwall' newsletter April '16

3rd April > homilies
'Divine Mercy' Sunday

10th April

17th April

24th April

Celebration of Music & Arts Festival 15th – 22nd May 2016
 click for webpage or Concerts Programme, Booking information, tickets, directions flier pdf

1st May

8th May
Ascension (transferred)

15th May
Music and Arts Festival

22nd May
Trinity Sunday

29th May

5th June

 12th June

19th June

26th June


3rd July

10th July

17th July

24th July

31st July

7th August

14th August

21st August

28th August

4th September

 11th September

18th September

25th September

Tues 4th Oct Churches Together in Penzance Area AGM 7pm Chapel St. Methodist. ALL WELCOME 

SEPT Outside Events >

Sun 18th 'Cornwall Worship' at Porthoustock Beach 3pm Poster

Tues 20th Dementia Awareness Training,
Penzance Poster

Wed 21st Sept ‘One Day One Choir’ in Truro. A global choral initiative to sing for peace on
UN World Peace Day Poster

Resurrection Voskresenije Choir of Saint Petersburg, Mon 17th Oct. 7.30 p.m. in our Penzance Church. Poster
Next visit Fri 20th Oct

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 30th April to 7th May 2016 flying from Bristol.
Details here || video 'Our Lady Queen Of Peace' on YouTube (5:46 mins)
updated icon CONTACT US NOW FOR 13th May 2017
also see Walsingham, Lourdes & other Pilgrimages 2016

Walsingham Annual Cornish Pilgrimage from Sunday 9th to Saturday 15th October 2016
Cost £425 Further information or to book, call Christine in our office on 01736 362619 or e-mail 

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provisionally booked for 1- 7 October 2017. £50 deposit (non returnable)

TORQUAY CELEBRATE WEEKEND: A faith-filled event for young and old. 15th/16th October 2016.
St. Cuthbert Mayne School, Trumlands Road, Torquay TQ1 4RN. Theme: “Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8)
Main Speakers: David Payne, Fr. Jonathan Stewart, Maria Heath. A variety of workshops over two days. Organized streams for children & young people. Lively worship, sound teaching, family Mass. Opportunities for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament & Reconciliation
More details: Email: Susanne 01803 606256

2nd October

9th & 16th October

23rd October

30th October

6th November 

'Pray For Me' Bring hope to the Middle East. An evening of Information, Reflections, Music and refreshments. Speaker: Theresa Malin from 'Open Doors' South West region.
7th Nov at 7pm, High Street Methodist Church, see Poster

13th November

 20th November

Advent: "The Season of Advent restores a horizon of hope, a hope which does not disappoint, for it is founded on God’s Word. A hope which does not disappoint, simply because the Lord never disappoints! He is faithful." (Pope Francis 2013) Listen to Bishop Mark's Advent 2015 reflection

27th November

4th December

'The Immaculate Conception'
Thurs 8th Dec. Patronal Feast

11th December
Gaudete Sunday
6pm Advent Carol Service


'Churches Together in Cornwall' newsletter December '16





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