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St Agnes Church To Get Another New Stained Glass Window

St Agnes Church To Get Another New Stained Glass Window

Final arrangements have been agreed for the new St Agnes Church window. A second stained glass window, which depicts the St Agnes pilot gigs rowing out to the rescue after a shipwreck, has been designed and will be made by St Mary’s artist Oriel Hicks. Canon Paul Miller says it will be installed next April and […]

St Martin’s Children Celebrate Harvest Festival

St Martin’s Children Celebrate Harvest Festival

The children of St. Martin’s School base came to the island’s Church for their annual Harvest celebration with base leader Michael Tetley and his wife, Angela, the teaching assistant. All the children took part in singing Harvest songs and performing in a Harvest play alongside a guest scarecrow! They all brought harvest gifts of fruit […]

Methodist Cake Stall Is Success Story Of The Summer

Methodist Cake Stall Is Success Story Of The Summer

A roadside cake stand has been the fundraising success of the summer on St Mary’s. A selection of freshly baked scones put on sale outside The Manse has raised around £3,000 for the Methodist Church. The stall closed for the winter on Saturday and Reverend Charlie Gibbs says he’s amazed and moved that it’s done […]

Church Youth Group Continues After Funding Secured

Church Youth Group Continues After Funding Secured

A youth group that lets youngsters discuss life issues away from adults will continue. Grant money from the Methodist Church means that the monthly sessions for 12 to 14-year-olds can continue. Recent funding has enabled former resident Jenny Scott, who is better known to locals as illustrator Jenny Nightingale, to come over from Devon each […]

Archdeacon Impressed By Scilly’s Church School On His First Official Visit

Archdeacon Impressed By Scilly’s Church School On His First Official Visit

The new Archdeacon of Cornwall has been on his first official visit to Scilly. Bill Stuart-White looks after the west of the diocese and he sits on their Board of Education. During his visit here he toured the Five Islands School, which is a Voluntary Controlled Church School. It is the only one in the Truro Diocese […]

Spiritual Maze Returning To Porthcressa Beach

Spiritual Maze Returning To Porthcressa Beach

A maze will be scooped from the sand on Porthcressa on Tuesday as part of an annual religious event designed to encourage islanders and visitors to think about and address their problems and concerns. Andrew Nicholson is based in Truro at the Methodist Youth Enabler group. He will be overseeing the construction of the huge, […]

Islands’ Chaplain Confident Of Local Support After Diocese Announces Financial Difficulty

Islands’ Chaplain Confident Of Local Support After Diocese Announces Financial Difficulty

The islands’ Chaplain, Canon Paul Miller, says he’s confident the community will rally round to support Scilly’s churches. This follows national press reports on Sunday that the Diocese of Truro could run out of money within two years unless local parishe s can find ways to boost their income. Canon Miller says the Diocese is […]

Big Success For Church Teddy Parachute Event

Big Success For Church Teddy Parachute Event

Saturday’s innovative Parish Church fundraiser seems to have been a big success. Islanders both old and young were queuing up to have their teddy bears, complete with homemade parachutes, hoisted up to the top of the Parish Church tower where David Maybrey threw them off. Some of the parachutes worked perfectly as the cuddly toys […]

St Mary’s Methodist Minister Speaks At National Conference

St Mary’s Methodist Minister Speaks At National Conference

The St Mary’s Methodist Minister has called for more information on same-sex marriage so the church can debate the issue properly. Reverend Charlie Gibbs made the call as a speaker at the annual Methodist Conference in Birmingham. The event brings together over 300 representatives and ministers from Methodism all over the world. Charlie says he […]