Goldsithney Methodist Church


Notices for June 2018 (and the tail-end of May) Issue 555


May 20th Pentecost and Aldersgate Sunday

10.30am          Rev David Pountain                (Holy Communion)

  6.00pm         Rev Paul Benney

 7.45pm      Concert by The Camborne Ladies Choir

May 27th        Trinity Sunday

11.00am           Circuit United Service at Porthleven Methodist Church Preacher:  Rev Paul Smith of Bere Alston, Devon (former Superintendent of Plymouth Circuit, a noted national speaker)

  6.00pm         Circuit United Service  at Central Methodist Church, Helston, led by Rev Danny Reed

June 3rd        

10.30am          Rev Stephen Bales

 6.00pm          “Thy Kingdom Come” Church Fellowship Service

June 10th       Chapel Anniversary

10.30am          Rev Danny Reed

6.00pm         Rev Paul Benney

                     This is a Section United Service when we will be joined by our friends from Crowlas, Leedstown and Marazion


7.45pm     Chapel Anniversary Concert

presented by The Pentyr Singers (admission £5)


June 17th

10.30am          Rev Philip Williams                (Holy Communion)

  6.00pm         Rev Paul Benney

June 24th

11.00am           Rev Stephen Bales and Rev Paul Benney

During this service we will join with Rev Stephen and family for the baptism of his grand-daughter

6.00pm         Circuit United Service at Leedstown United Methodist Church led by Rev Paul Benney

Tuesday Morning Table-Top Sale

Table-Top Sales are held every week on Tuesday mornings from 10am in the Chapel.  Please come along and browse our Chapel fundraising and bookstalls and enjoy a cup of coffee with us.   We always have time for a chat!  

During the last three weeks Tuesday mornings have raised £84.87 for Chapel Funds with a further £10.00 towards Chapel Funds.

Cake Stall – Tuesday June 5th  10am-12 noon

Help with baking and also manning the stall will be much appreciated.

Last month’s Cake Stall raised £77.50 for Chapel Funds.


Mr Jeff Patchin

We have had the sad news that Mr Jeff Patchin, formerly of Goldsithney and Courtlands, has died.    The funeral is arranged for Wednesday,        May 23rd at 11am at Treswithian, a small simple ceremony.


Communion at Courtlands    

Please join us on alternate Thursday afternoons at 2pm for Holy Communion led by Rev Paul Benney with the residents.  

May 24th          Stewards: Margaret/Christine            Pianist:  Ann Jeffrey

June 7th           Steward:  Joy Semmens                      Pianist:  Claire Jelbert

June 21st          Steward:  Rosemary Jones                   Pianist:  Hazel Hockin

July 5th            Steward:  Heather Tucker                  Pianist:  Ann Jeffrey


Bible and Prayer Fellowship

We next meet on Thursday May 24th at 10.30am at the home of Elaine, and then on Thursday June 7th.    This will then complete our York Course devotions on “Talking Tough”.  



Beginning on June 4th Rev Paul is introducing a             Weekly Prayer Meeting every Monday morning                                                             here at Goldsithney Methodist Chapel at 9.30am              for half an hour.   All welcome.


Crafts and Hobbies Afternoon 

The Crafts and Hobbies Group meet from 2pm on alternate Wednesdays and we next meet on Wednesday, May 30th, then June 13th and June 27th. 


UCDF (Uganda Child Development Fund) 

Ayronwen has received a letter from Kate and it sounds as though she is looking to retire and that our sponsorship for Angelo may be coming to an end. Ayronwen would like to send off a cheque to UCDF so if you have any sponsorship money can you let Ayronwen have it asap.    Very many thanks.




Concert by The Camborne Ladies Choir

here at Goldsithney on Sunday, May 20th at 7.45pm

Soloists:  Siana Rouse (brass)   Alison Schofield (soprano)

Musical director: David Bennett   Accompanist: Valerie Pryor

Tickets  £5  (on the door)



Messy Church – Monday, July 2nd at 2pm

A meeting here at Goldsithney Methodist Chapel with Rev Paul to discuss who, how, when, etc with a view to begin with the autumn term, September, to run on a monthly basis alongside Marazion’s Messy Church.   A meeting to gather volunteers, share ideas, get inspired.   If you would like to help in any capacity do come or send thoughts to Rev Paul or Rosemary Jones.   …and Pray, without which there is no future.





Coach Trip to Falmouth (for a couple of hours)

Saturday June 9th leaving Chapel at 9.30am

After Falmouth on to The Donkey Sanctuary at Mabe        for lunch and a look around and then back to Sithney

for a Cream Tea at “The Handy Shop”

£12 per head payable on booking please to Jennie N (phone 719155)



Peter’s Miraculous Journey – Central Methodist Church Helston

May 26th to June 1st – every day, all day

This is our Circuit outreach mission project in May.   Do come and visit and spend time following Peter’s Miraculous Journey.   Open all day, every day.

Goldsithney is asked to help with Stewarding and Refreshments on Saturday May 26th and Monday, May 28th.   Jo and Rosemary (N) have the rota.



CAMEO Service - Sunday July 15th 10.30am.   Guest preacher: Rev Penny Prince.

  President’s Visit to the Circuit

The President of the Methodist Conference, Rev Loraine Mellor, is visiting the Circuit on Friday, May 25th.   See poster in the Porch for the opportunity to meet her in several locations around the Circuit.

Rota Check

Sunday Morning – preparing and serving coffee and tea after the service:

May 20th            Jo & Meg                       May 27th            Ann & Eileen      

June 3rd            Ayronwen & Philip           June 10th           Peter & Sue      

June 17th           Philip & Meg                   June 24th           Rosemary & Margaret

July 1st              Hilary & Gordon              July 8th             Enid & Robert

July 15th            Judith & Jennie              July 22nd           Jo & Meg



Flowers on Sunday and arranging for the flowers to be distributed during the week (liaise with Hilary):

May 20th            Mrs Jennie Nicholas       May 27th            Mrs Judith Somers

June 3rd            Mrs Jackie Brooking       June 10th           Mrs Enid Smith

June17th           Mrs Doreen Nicholls       June 24th           Mrs Pat Chiffers

July 1st              Mrs Ann Jeffery            July 8th             Mrs Diane Kelynack



Cleaning        Weeks commencing . . .  

May 21st & 28th               Jo & Louise        June 4th & 11th                Judith & David

June 18th & 25th              Sue & Peter       July 2nd & 9th                 Enid & Rosemary

July 16th & 23rd              Hazel & Meg       July 30th & August 6th     Wendy & Ayronwen



Finance      Sunday Collections

  Collection   Gift Aid      Total                        Collection     Gift Aid       Total

Apr 29th  £95.25    £71.00    £166.25         May 6th     £83.80       £61.00     £144.80      May 13th  £94.80  £156.00    £250.80

  1. The total donations in our Christian Aid envelopes came to £31.00 (so far) and we will be sending off a cheque to Christian Aid in a couple of weeks time – so if anyone wants to add anything to our £31.00 then please do so – just put your Christian Aid envelope in with your collection.   Thank you.

  1. The Circuit Choir brought us a most enjoyable evening when they sang “Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo”.   The collection was £174.15 with £85.00 going to the Circuit choir and £89.15 for Chapel funds.

  1. Plug the Gap boxes continue to be filled and those emptied this month produced £12.00 for Chapel Funds.   Many thanks for helping to ‘plug the gap’.


… and some 2018 Diary Dates

Wednesday, May 23rd at 7.30pm at Cury   Local Preachers’ & Worship Leaders’ Meeting

Wednesday, June 20th at 7.30pm              Circuit Meeting at Central Methodist Church

Thursday, July 12th 2 to 4pm                    Cream Teas at the Chapel

Sunday, July 15th at 10.30am                    CAMEO Service – Rev Penny Prince

Wednesday, August 1st to Sunday Aug 5th  Section Summer Event at Marazion

Sunday, September 16th at 10.30am & 6pm Harvest Festival Services

Monday, September 17th at 7pm               Harvest Supper

Saturday, October 13th at 7.30pm            Concert by ‘The Singing Seagulls’

Monday, October 22nd at 2pm                  Church Council Meeting

Saturday, November 3rd at 7.30pm           Beetle Drive and Smartie Evening


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