Church Activities

Pattern of Services

Sundays: 9:30 a.m.

1st Sunday – Family Service
2nd Sunday – Holy Communion
3rd Sunday – Morning Prayer
4th Sunday – Holy Communion

If there is a 5th Sunday – Cluster Service (venue as advertised on notice boards)
Other services as announced.

Christmas Services

Sheviock:
Christmas Eve – Crib Service at 4 p.m.
Christmas Eve – Sung Eucharist at 9.00 p.m.

Antony:
Christmas Day – Sung Eucharist 9.30 a.m.

Torpoint:
Boxing Day – Cluster Service 10.00 a.m.

Church Events 

Summer Teas – 2pm – 4 pm every Sunday in August at the Bungalow, Cliff Road, Crafthole. Contact Fiona Harvey 230334.

Pancake Feast – 11 am 5th March Sheviock Memorial Hall, Crafthole .

Summer Fair – 2pm – 5pm. 210th August. Sheviock Barton (Memorial Hall if wet).

Coffee Morning – 10.30 am – 12 noon. 12th November. TBA

St Mary’s is part of a cluster of churches that serve the parishes of Torpoint, Antony and Sheviock.

For further information contact: Fiona: 230334, David: 230311, Pauline: 230058, Henry: 230544

Church Activities

Summer Holiday Club
Is organised for children from the age of 4 years, with additional activity days throughout the year.

Mothers’ Union
The Sheviock branch of the Mothers’ Union has amalgamated with the Saltash branch. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. at St Stephen by Saltash Church. Transport is available.

Tower and Spire
This leaflet, containing Church news and views, is published every month and is delivered to every house.

Pastoral Assistants
Some members of the congregation have completed Diocesan training as Pastoral Assistants and support the Staff in parish pastoral care.

Social Events
Fellowship is a strong element of parish life and is encouraged by regular social events throughout the year. These include the Summer Fayre and Pancake Feast as well as many other varied activities, with the emphasis on fun.

Confirmation
Confirmation marks entry into full membership of the church. The Confirmation Service takes place in the presence of a Bishop after a series of preparatory sessions led by the Staff.

Holy Matrimony
Those who reside within the parish boundaries, may be married at St Mary’s Church. Prior to the ceremony, interviews are held, followed by a rehearsal in church. Banns must be called on three consecutive Sundays before the marriage. Those who do not reside in the parish and who are not on the Parish Electoral Roll, may be married under a Special Licence which is granted under specific circumstances. Details can be obtained from the Staff.

Bereavement
At times of bereavement, Staff support the family by visiting and by offering spiritual and practical guidance.

Weddings and Funerals
Fees are charged by a nationally agreed scale. A list of these fees can be found in the church porch.

Home Communion
The Staff are always available to hold home communions for those who are unable to come to church.

Sunday School
Sunday School is held in church during the service. Children of all ages are welcome both on a regular and an occasional basis.

Church Contacts

Staff:
Parish Priest: Reverend Lynn Parker, 01752 815 412
Reader: Mr Roy Bright

Church Wardens:
Mr Steven Harbour 01503 230 635 email stevendavid@talktalk.net
Ms Fiona Harvey 01503 230 334 e-mail fiona.harvey334@btinternet.com

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