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Islanders Attend Methodist Homes Meeting

Islanders Attend Methodist Homes Meeting

Islanders yesterday heard a chaplain from the Methodist Homes charity talk passionately about their two elder-care homes in Bristol. The charity is an extra-care provider who could potentially partner with our Council to offer a modern approach to elder care, combing sheltered accommodation, nursing and care home requirements. Council Chairman Mike Hicks said he was […]

Glorious Weather Draws Crowds for St Mary’s Church Fete

Glorious Weather Draws Crowds for St Mary’s Church Fete

The sun was out for the St Mary’s Parish Church fete yesterday and that helped attract the crowds. Islanders and visitors filled the Chaplaincy Gardens for an afternoon of food, drink, raffles and entrainments, including hook-a-duck and a Punch and Judy show. Some attendees were happy just to sit down and soak up the sun […]

Council Presented With King James Bible To Mark 400th Anniversary

Council Presented With King James Bible To Mark 400th Anniversary

A King James authorised version of the Bible has been formally presented to the Council by the senior Methodist in Scilly and Cornwall. On Saturday, Stephen Wild handed Council Chairman Mike Hicks an inscribed copy to mark the 400th anniversary of the completion of the edition. The occasion marks the end of a week–long display […]

Change To Monday For St Helen’s Pilgrimage

Change To Monday For St Helen’s Pilgrimage

It’s a change of date for the traditional pilgrimage to St Helen’s, or St Elid’s, Island today. The annual trip normally takes place on a Sunday, but his year, because of a number of events at the weekend, Canon Peter Walker has decided to hold the boat trip today. Peter says it’s the first time […]

Methodist Group Running Maze Event On Beach

Methodist Group Running Maze Event On Beach

A Christian group is encouraging islanders and visitors to identify and deal with problems in their lives by walking a maze cut into the sand on Porthcressa beach. For the second day, the mainland group will encourage people to carry a symbolic piece of rubbish and walk with it through the labyrinth, placing it in […]

Anglican Minister to Stay For Another Year

Anglican Minister to Stay For Another Year

Scilly’s Anglican minister is staying in the chaplaincy role longer than expected and he won’t be leaving in the autumn.  He’ll be here for at least another year. Canon Peter Walker has been combining his Truro Cathedral position with work on the islands and that has meant travelling to and from the mainland. It was […]

Minister Delighted By Response To Bible Request

Minister Delighted By Response To Bible Request

Reverend Charlie Gibbs says he’s delighted with the response to a request put out on Radio Scilly and ScillyToday for historic family bibles to display in the Manse. The exhibition, planned for the first week in August, will mark the 400th anniversary of the completion of the King James Bible. Charlie says the response has […]

Request For Old Family Bibles

Request For Old Family Bibles

If you have an old family bible, Reverend Charlie Gibbs wants to borrow it for a display being organised to coincide with the 400th edition of the King James version of the book. During the first week of August, islanders’ bibles will be on show in the Wesley Room in The Manse together with information […]

Interview with Charlie Gibbs

Interview with Charlie Gibbs

Reverend Charlie Gibbs on his ideas for elder care housing on the islands