Notices for Sunday February 16th

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Sunday 16th February 2020  2nd Sunday before Lent

WEEKLY HOLY COMMUNION – every Wednesday at 10.15 in St Goran.   A quiet time in prayer and reflection with a thought for the day.

Coronavirus (COVID 19) - I have received a letter from Bishop Philip forwarding guidance for churches from the Chief Medical Officer for England of good hygiene practice. Please when in church, if you have a cough or cold , use tissuesand not shake hands with people during the Peace, and only receive Communion in one kind. There is not any advice that suggests suspending the use of the Common cup. Intinction (the action of dipping bread into the wine) is NOT recommended by anyone as this represents an infection transmission route. As a Priest presiding at the Holy Table I will, after ablutions, use a hand sanitiser as further prevention. 

I do pray this information will help anyone concerned about participating fully in this most holy occasion. Anyone with concerns please do speak to me privately. 


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY    A.P.C.M. (Annual Parochial Meeting) dates have been arranged:   St Michael’s – Sunday 5th April at 4.15pm after Evening Prayer and St Goran – Sunday 19th April after Holy Communion, followed by a lunch.

WORLD DAY of PRAYER (previously the Women’s World Day of Prayer) ecumenical service is on Friday 6th March at 2.00 pm. This year it is with us in St Goran Parish Church.


Our pattern of worship each Sunday morning at 10.15 am will be as follows:

1st Sunday   St Goran

2nd Sunday  St Just

3rd Sunday   St Goran

4th Sunday   St Michael, Caerhays

5th Sunday   St Goran

Also on the 1st Sunday each month Evening Prayer will continue to be at St Michael’s at 3.30 pm.

On special feast-days additional services may be arranged.

There will also be special themed services arranged from time to time at both churches.

The web site will always be up to date with any Service details.

READERS at St Goran – please check the day you are down to read following the changes to services. Any problems please contact me or Gill.    Brian

PARISH QUIET DAY  Monday 2nd March – starting at 9.45 am. Epiphany House Truro.  ‘Leaning into God’ led by the Rev'd Angela Brown  Further information from Graham Downes on 842423. We would appreciate a donation of £10 - £15 towards the cost of the day, if possible please.

LENT  2020    Wednesday evenings - 7.00pm in St Goran.

Beginning with ASH WEDNESDAY 26th Feb. at 7.00pm  Holy Communion with the Imposition of Ashes. Please bring your Palm Cross from last year.

Then each Wednesday we explore the teaching of Jesus, introduced by Brian, but we all share! 

4th March             My relationship with Myself.

11th March           My relationship with God.

18thMarch            My relationship with Others.

25th March           My relationship with Creation & Universe.

Notices, thoughts, quips and quotes to the Vicarage please by THURSDAY each week, by hand, post or email –  revmcq75


Parish Priest:  Revd. Brian McQuillen

The Vicarage, Gorran, St Austell, PL26 6HN

tel: 01726 430857      email:



WEDNESDAY 26TH FEBRUARY, 7.00 p.m: Ash Wednesday Holy Communion to include the Imposition of Ashes. Please bring your palm crosses from last year.

MONDAY 2ND MARCH: Parish Quiet Day at Epiphany House, Truro. 

WEDNESDAY 4TH MARCH 7.00 p.m: Lent Course at St Goran West End rooms. "My relationship with myself"

FRIDAY 6TH MARCH 2.00 p.m: World Day of Prayer, ecumenical service at St Goran.

WEDNESDAY 11TH MARCH 7.00 p.m: Lent Course at St Goran West End rooms - My relationship with God

WEDNESDAY 18TH MARCH 7.00 p.m: Lent Course at St Goran West End rooms - My relationship with others

SUNDAY 22ND MARCH 10.15 a.m: Mothering Sunday Family Service at St Goran, followed by short service of Holy Communion for those that wish. Please note change of venue from normal schedule.

WEDNESDAY 25TH MARCH 7.00 p.m: Lent Course at St Goran West End rooms - My relationship with Creation and Universe

SUNDAY 29TH MARCH 10.15 a.m: Main Benfice Communion will be at St Michael's Caerhays. This is a change of venue from our normal schedule.

SUNDAY 5TH APRIL, 4.15 p.m: APCM for Si Michael's, Caerhays after Evening Prayer

WEDNESDAY 8TH APRIL 10.15 a.m: The Way of The Cross at St Goran

THURSDAY 9TH APRIL 7.00 p.m: Maundy Thursday at St Goran 

FRIDAY 10TH APRIL 2.00 p.m: Good Friday at St Michael's Caerhays

SUNDAY 12TH APRIL: Easter Sunday Parish Communion at St Goran

SUNDAY 12TH APRIL 10.15 a.m: Easter Sunday Parish Communion at St Michael's Caerhays

SUNDAY 19TH APRIL, 11.15 p.m (approx): APCM for St Goran and St Just after main Benefice Communion