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Weather And Tides Bring Big Turnout For Parish Church Fete

Weather And Tides Bring Big Turnout For Parish Church Fete

There was a sizeable turnout for yesterday’s annual Parish Church Fete. Hundreds of locals and visitors enjoyed Chris Garratt’s Band, a bouncy castle and the traditional Punch and Judy shows. But yesterday’s event was Paul Miller’s last fete as Chaplain of the Isles before he retires next month. Paul says the weather and the really […]

Fundraising Drive Will Keep Church Organ Playing Into The Future

Fundraising Drive Will Keep Church Organ Playing Into The Future

There’s going to be a fundraising drive to help keep the Parish Church organ in good playing condition. Next year it’s 175 years old. Organist Julia Mackenzie says if the organ was in a church on the mainland, the leather bellows would have been replaced by now. It’s a ‘Father Willis’ organ. The London-based manufacturer […]

Former Methodist Minister Returns For Visit

Former Methodist Minister Returns For Visit

Scilly’s former Methodist minister has returned to the islands for the first time in six years. David Easton, now the most senior Methodist in Scotland, led worship at the St Mary’s and St Martin’s Methodist Church services on Sunday. He says it’s “nice to come home again” and said the reason he hadn’t been back […]

Innovative School Bible Sessions Prove A Hit

Innovative School Bible Sessions Prove A Hit

People around the country have been reading about the success of an innovative approach to teaching bible stories at Scilly’s Five Islands School. Speaking on The Bible Society’s website, Canon Paul Miller says ‘Open the Book,’ a programme of ten minute biblical plays acted out by around a dozen locals at the school every fortnight, […]

Newest Member Of Parish Team Being Ordained This Weekend

Newest Member Of Parish Team Being Ordained This Weekend

The newest person to join the islands’ Church of England team is being ordained as a Priest in a ceremony at Truro Cathedral on Saturday. Eileen Martin moved to St Mary’s from Dorset last summer. Eileen and husband Ivor have been regular visitors to Scilly for over forty years. But the move here was unexpected. […]

Regular Visitor To Scilly Appointed To Most Senior Methodist Position

Regular Visitor To Scilly Appointed To Most Senior Methodist Position

The Reverend Steve Wild has been appointed President of the Methodist Conference, the most senior position in Methodism in the UK. Steve is well known to islanders from his regular visits to the St Martin’s and St Mary’s Methodist chapels. Rev Wild has served fifteen years in circuit ministry and he is currently Chairman of […]

Four Generations To Gather For St Martins Christenings

Four Generations To Gather For St Martins Christenings

Four generations of the Williams family will gather in St Martins Church on Sunday afternoon for the christenings of Jake, Isabel and Nia Williams, the children of Tony and Natalie Williams of Studio Cottage, Higher Town. The youngest Nia will be christened in the gown worn by her mum Natalie and grandmother Carol when they […]

Visiting Missionaries To Lead Methodist Events This Weekend

Visiting Missionaries To Lead Methodist Events This Weekend

Two visiting missionaries will lead a series of events at the Methodist Church this weekend. Gareth Bolton and his Philippines-born wife Malou are hosting ‘Blaze Spirit Blaze’ starting on Friday evening. It will mark two important calendar dates for Methodists – Pentecost, which is celebrated by all Christians, and Aldersgate Sunday. That’s the day when […]

New Stained Glass Window For St Agnes Church

New Stained Glass Window For St Agnes Church

A second new stained glass window has been installed at St Agnes church. Islanders and visitors raised over £18,000 for the project, under the leadership of Jimmy and Su Paget Brown, through donations and even the sale of tea towels. The window shows two gigs being rowed out towards the Western Rocks and a distant wreck, […]