Notices

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Services 

As we enter the Third National Lockdown in England and it may seem that we are disconnected, we are still able to stay connected using technology, for example church services hosted over Zoom. Please review the details below to see what options are available and if in any doubt please contact one of the Churchwardens whose contact details are also provided below.

Please check the Notices page above for further details.  Additionally we have many Online services and content for you to engage with. We have a number of recorded All-Aged services. We also have devotionals and teaching content to watch. All these can be watched on our Video and Media page here or on our YouTube channel here.

Our Podcasts are continuing to be recorded and posted every Sunday by 8am. You can listen to them here:

Some of our Churches are meeting via Zoom or Facebook. If you would like to meet online for a Sunday service please contact the following people from each Church or click on the link for Facebook services.

St. Sampson's - Miranda Lawrence-Owen  - Email here or telephone - 01579 382863

St. Paul's - Michelene Norris - Email here or telephone - 01579 363515

Stoke Climsland Facebook service

Please be patient with us during this time and if you have questions or queries you can contact the Churchwardens for each Church. Their contact details are here.

Summary of Church Openings, during the Covid pandemic

                                  Private Prayer                                    Services held in Church

St Melors                    Yes, everyday 24/7                               Yes, Mon, Wed, Fri

St Sampson's             Yes, everyday, daylight hours                    No Services

Stoke Climsland                    <<<<<<<<<<<<<< CLOSED>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

St Mary's                               <<<<<<<<<<<<<< CLOSED>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

St Paul's                                <<<<<<<<<<<<<< CLOSED>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Prayers

Stoke Climsland, St. Melor's and St. Sampson's have opened their doors to anyone who wishes to pray in a Church. Although you can pray anywhere, we know the spiritual significance of praying inside a Church. Stoke Climsland is open Wednesdays from 1-4pm and St. Melor's and St. Sampson's are open every day during daylight hours. 

You must continue social distancing of 2 metres from anyone that is not in your household if they are also visiting for prayer. Please follow all instructions given to you on entering the buildings.  If you suspect you may have been exposed to the virus or are feeling unwell please do not visit our Churches for prayer  We thank you for your ongoing support of the Callington Cluster and each of our individual Churches.

 

Message from Bishop Philip and Bishop Hugh

Dear friends,

We are forwarding, with this note, a letter from our two Archbishops and the Bishop of London. It is specifically addressed to the clergy of the Church of England but we wanted to give it a wider circulation.

At its heart it calls us to use this renewed period of lockdown as a season of prayer, and of fasting too, and we wholly endorse that suggestion – recognising of course that much prayer has already been taking place.

...this call to prayer as something absolutely essential for a moment such as this. Our resilience, in the end, depends not on us but upon the faithfulness of our God  - and it is upon that faithfulness that we can and we must rely. He has, and is, all we need.

To aid you in reflection and to encourage you in prayer, we share with you this poem by R. S. Thomas – who himself served for many years as a priest on an peninsular surrounded by the sea:

The Other

There are nights that are so still

that I can hear the small owl

calling

far off and a fox barking

miles away. It is then that I lie

in the lean hours awake listening

to the swell born somewhere in

the Atlantic

rising and falling, rising and

falling

wave on wave on the long shore

by the village that is without

light

and companionless. And the

thought comes

of that other being who is

awake, too,

letting our prayers break on him,

not like this for a few hours,

but for days, years, for eternity.

 

May we rest upon him, and find in him, all we need in this challenging time.

With our love and prayers for you all,

 

+Philip (Biship of Truro)  +Hugh (Bishop of St. Germans)

Letter from The Most Revd & Rt Hon Justin Welby, The Most Revd & Rt Hon Stephen Cottrell Archbishop of Canterbury Archbishop of York, The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally Bishop of London.