Community Shop in the Church
The Diocese of Truro has been set the challenge of doing Church differently. With this in mind the idea of setting up a Community Shop in the Church has been muted. There is to be an open meeting at the Church to discuss the idea on Thursday December the 12th at 07:30 pm. You can also contact Rev Anne Brown by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01566 770649. All are welcome to meeting which is an ideal platform to air your opinion whether its for or against the idea.
(By clicking on the title above a media player will open playing the Carol sung by Mr. Eric Lane)
Ever heard of the Petherwin Carol? Former local lad Eric Lane contacted the Parish magazine with this question. None of us had ever heard of it, but according to Eric this was a traditional carol sung back in the late 1950's and 60's. A number of parishioners, especially members from the local churches toured the Parish before Christmas singing carols. Money raised went to the British Empire Cancer Campaign, known today as Cancer Research UK.
Jack Aunger, Mr and Mrs Claude Davey, Erma Causey, the Heard sisters and the Maddever twins were but a few of the old local families taking part. They travelled all around the Parish, when hardly anybody had a car and there were few street lights: to Little Comfort, Blackapitts, Trevozah Barton, Larrick, Hornicott, Strand, Dawes House, Tregaller, Trebursye, Tregadillett and Tregudick. During the late fifties and early sixties foot and mouth disease restricted the practice of touring around to farms and slowly the Petherwin Carol was forgotten.
Today only a few locals remember this carol but Mike Aunger with help from his mum
found the original words and music set to the Old Testament book Isaiah Ch 52 v 7-
South Petherwin Past and Present Book Launch
John Gillbard’s book ‘South Petherwin Parish Past and Present’ was launched on the 7th December at the Methodist Hall to much interest with many people purchasing a copy. If you missed out on the opportunity to buy a copy at the event or at the Church Christmas Bazaar held on the same day, do not worry as A4 copies can be purchased from John himself at email@example.com or 01209 213192. Alternatively A5 copies can be purchased from www.lulu.com. Prices are A4 Colour £20 A4 Black and White £13.00 A5 Colour £25.00.
Recycling Collection dates
Both rubbish and recycling are collected on a WEDNESDAY. Rubbish is collected every week; recycling and garden waste (for subscribers) on alternate weeks. Next Recycling date will be Wed 11th Dec.