Central Methodist Church, Helston

Superintendent Minister: The Revd. Daniel Reed

Tel. No. 01326 572303


SUNDAY 1st August 2021

10:45am – Rev D Reed – Pets in the park. Please bring your pets to Penrose Amenity Area. If wet this will be at Central.

3.00pm Degibna Prayer Chapel - Oasis Service led by Rev Andrew - 'Climate Sunday'. (Pre-booking no longer required, but care & consideration encouraged!)

5:30pm community singing, 6pm – Rev Paul farewell service at Porthleven.

Sun 8th 10:45am – Mr M Trounson

6pm – Rev D Reed – Witness Box, Rev K Richards

CHAPEL FUNDS - Rev Danny is organizing an auction of gifts large and small on FRIDAY 6th AUGUST ’21. Pasty supper and viewing from 6:30pm, auction at 7:15pm. Wanted items to be auctioned which you find surplus to your requirements, bring to Central Methodist Church from Monday 2nd August ’21. Orders for pasties (£5 each) please to Theresa by SUNDAY 1st AUGUST.


For further information contact Sarah Reed lambyouthwork@gmail.com or Alice Altenberger Facebook Messenger/07708160920.

Community Meals – we will be continuing to offer a take away meal to the community at Central on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Meals can be collected at the door between 5:15pm and 5:30pm: we ask that you still remember social distancing.

Sundays Circuit Prayer Meeting – via zoom at 7:45pm. Contact daniel.reed2@live.co.uk for the link.

Remember Central Prayer Time, half an hour every Tuesday, 10:30-11am. You will receive a weekly email to help you be a part of this prayer time. Also please remember that a weekly Sunday Service can be found on Facebook and YouTube.

Many thanks to Rev Paul for leading our Wednesday afternoon bible study on zoom, and, watch this space to see what will happen in the new Methodist year.

URGENT volunteers needed please. We need to make a new Door Steward Rota start in September.  We are down in numbers who can help, so new volunteers are needed. Please contact Helen Rogers if you could help in this way.  Tel 01326 574930 or email rogershelen1963@gmail.com.

'Rest for the Weary!'

A Quiet Day at Degibna Prayer Chapel, Saturday August 21st, 10.00am - 3.00pm led by Rev Andrew. Further info and a booking form available from him (01326 569803).

Earn as you Churn!!

Your change for the Churn!!

Very soon an Old fashioned Milk Churn will be arriving on the Landing of Chapel. As you are aware Central has struggled with a lack of rentals and fundraising during the Pandemic. In an attempt to recoup some of this loss various events are taking place throughout the year. The Churn is the first of these initiatives.

The idea is to fill the Churn with change!  All those drawers with the odd pennies and 5ps in, down the side of the sofa! Bring them all to the Chapel and fill the Churn.

Help us Earn as we fill The Churn in Church!

Spread the News far and Wide!!

How long until the Churn is full?

Watch out for monthly updates of how much we are “earning”.


(In the garden if fine, or in the “garage room” if wet)

Traidcraft stall selling Eco friendly, Ethical and Fairtrade products (food, gifts, household etc) Payment methods include by contactless card. Home delivery available on request.

“Personal shopper” appointments (on other days) possible by prior arrangement.

Please observe social distancing, wear face coverings indoors and note that parking is limited on our street so, if you can, be dropped off or park further away. CONTACT Estelle & Neil Turner (Phone 560471 if you have a query).

Discipleship Team Open Meeting

7.00pm Thursday August 12th in the Wesley Hall. All are welcome but we especially hope that all small groups will be represented. We shall hear about 'The Methodist Way Of Life'. We shall also reflect on our experiences of the last 18 months and we shall consider the role of small groups as we move forward.

Eco Tip
Why not take part in the 'Big Butterfly Count'? Spend 15 minutes by August 8th in a sunny spot in your garden or elsewhere, counting all the butterflies you see.

More information and an ID chart to download at https://bigbutterflycount.butterfly-conservation.org/

Shirley Mildren sends her thanks and love for the flowers recently received. Pearl and John Sincock, Keith, Heather and Paul, also send their thanks along with Crystal Matthews who was pleased to receive flowers. Please remember in your prayers Heather, Paul and family on the loss of Heather’s mum.

Funeral of Mrs Jackie Blake will take place at Treswithian on Friday 6th August at 11am.

Sponsored Read by Rev Reed 13th August 7pm to 14th August 7pm: 24 hours with Rev Danny reading the bible along with Bring ‘n’ Buy, Nices at Nine, Breakfast, massive cake stall, Spud and Sweet lunch, Cream Teas, Songs of Praise. See the notice board for details or contact Rev Danny 01326 572303.

Resources and material for worship will be on our Circuit website and Facebook page.

www.lizardandmountsbay.org LAMB Circuit Cornwall


We have a loop system to assist the hard of hearing

Please turn hearing aid to position ‘T’

Items for the next “notice sheet” to Theresa by Thursday noon, please:

preferably by email to clericalsw@outlook.com or 07964 145076.

Please keep emails as brief as possible

Thank you to Cynthia Treloar for today’s flowers,

flower arranger next Sunday 8th August is Michelle Jeffery

Offerings received during the week to 25th July were £359.40

with an extra £120 received during the week

plus the weekly average of £922.20 from regular direct giving.

Earn in the churn, first week total £34.40 watch this space for the next update!!!

For more things happening in the Circuit go to:  https:/www.facebook.com/groups/2641145875902731/

For more things happening in the Cornwall District go to:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/670123887071993/

Resources and material for worship will be on our Circuit website and Facebook page.
ALTERATIONS to The Lizard and Mounts Bay Methodist Circuit Diary - the Previous Date is followed by the New Date 
Thursday 24th June Central Church Council 7:30pm No change we will meet in the chapel 
Friday 25th June Fund raising meeting 7:30pm at Central No change Covid secure practice 
Saturday 26th June Chynhale Circuit Prayers 10am-12noon Saturday 24th July 10am to 12noon 
Sunday 27th June Circuit United Service at Porthleven 6pm CANCELLED 
Monday 28th June Membership classes at Central 7:30pm No change Covid secure practice 
Wednesday 30th June Marazion sectional meeting at Goldsithney 7:30pm No change Covid secure practice 
Friday 2nd July Sponsored Read by Rev Reed Friday 13th August from 7pm 
Saturday 3rd July Sponsored Read by Rev Reed Saturday 14th August until 7pm 
Monday 5th July Membership classes at Central 7:30pm No change Covid secure practice 
Wednesday 7th July Pilgrimage to the Holy Land meeting Central 7:30pm No change Covid secure (meeting in the chapel) 
Thursday 8th July Pastoral Team meeting Central 7:30pm No change Covid secure practice 
Sunday 11th July Local Preachers accreditation service at Central 6pm Sunday 5th September 6pm at Central 
Monday 12th July Membership classes at Central 7:30pm No change Covid secure practice 
Tuesday 13th July Central Stewards Meeting 7:30pm on Zoom 
Wednesday 14th July Circuit Meeting focusing on Mission and Outreach No change - meeting will take place via Zoom 
Saturday 17th July Local Preachers and Worship Leaders Fellowship Day Saturday 9th October at Central 9:30am-3pm 
Saturday 31st July Open Manse at An-Hyreth, Helston 10am-3pm No change - donations for overseas missions 
There will be no evening services at Porthleven until August 1st when at 6pm there will be a Circuit Farewell service for Rev Paul Benney Hopefully we will be able to sing and share in a faith supper afterwards. 

Book Club 

Lizard and Mount’s Bay Methodist Circuit 

I (Isaac McNish) am starting a Circuit book club and below is some more information if you are interested in taking part. We shall be reading The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer. It is brilliant, encouraging and challenging. I wholeheartedly believe that this book shares a message that we need to hear in our culture today. It is accessible and stretching both for those who would not describe themselves as avid readers and for bookworms. What will it look like? Each week we shall tackle a chapter of the book (they are quick to read but as with all good writing, much is conveyed in a short space). The meetings will involve opportunity to discuss and reflect on what we have read. We want to learn and enjoy the journey together, not to test anyone’s understanding or put people on the spot. Importantly, each week we shall finish with a reflection on how we each can take what we have learned and put it into practice. Our aim will be to read not just for information but transformation. When will it be? Weekly on Monday evenings. Our first online gathering will be 7:30PM. Monday 5 October 2020. Where will it be? On Zoom. A link will be sent daytime on Mondays to everyone who has registered. How do I register? To book a space so that you receive the Zoom meeting link, please contact Theresa Hosking at  clericalsw@outlook.com. You will need to get hold of your own copy of the book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/ Ruthless-Elimination-Hurry-emotionally-spiritually/dp/1529308380/ref=sr_1_1? crid=1T3RTH1XSHXOV&dchild=1&keywords=the+ruthless+elimination+of+hurry&qid=160 0447589&sprefix=the+ruthless+%2Caps%2C202&sr=8-1 

If this cost would prevent you from participating, the LAMB circuit will order a copy for you free of charge. What people have been saying about The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: “The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry is refreshing , revitalising, and a shock to the system. Beautifully and compellingly written, it is a prophetic message for our time.” — Pete Greig, founder of the 24-7 prayer movement and senior pastor of Emmaus Road, Guildford, UK “John Mark Comer is a hugely talented leader, speaker, and writer. You will find lots of wise advice here.” — Nicky Gumbel, Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton, London “Living as a spiritually and mentally healthy follower of Jesus in in our technological, calendar-driven culture is, it turns out, quite difficult. In this book John Mark Comer shares a practical, personal, and challenging call to imagine new ways that our lives can imitate Jesus.” — Tim Mackie, cofounder of the Bible Project