South Petherwin Methodist Church
“Our mission is to demonstrate the love of God by worshipping and by serving our community. We aim to do this through developing our prayer life, growing in our discipleship and nurturing our fellowship.
Minister: Revd Jo Smart
Regular Events at South Petherwin
Monday - 1st & 3rd in month, except bank holidays. - 4pm to 4.30pm 'Prayer Meeting' in the Chapel
Saturday - 2nd in month 10:30 to 12:00 noon 'Coffee Morning' in the Sunday School Room
Mr A Stephens: 01566 776519
Mr J Whale 01566 772847
Covenant Service 2019
The annual Covenant Service was held at South Petherwin Methodist Chapel on Sunday 1st September. The Chapel was packed to near capacity as the Superintendent Minister Rev Malcolm Jones led the service. The Rev Jo Smart led the prayers and Rev Cathy Arscott and Rev Doreen Sparey-Delacassa read the Scriptures.
A presentation was given by 18 year old Max Dinnis to highlight his forthcoming work for Rock UK. This is a christian charity which provides adventure holidays for disadvantaged children across the UK. Max spoke of how important the Methodist Church was in regards to the foundation of his faith.
The Rev Malcolm preached on the role of the new covenant and the demise of the old covenant. This changed the view of the new church in Christ from looking inward to an outward expression of the new covenant. The congregation were encouraged to relax with a number of joyful humourous jokes and take up the challenge set by the formal words of the Methodist Covenant.
The service concluded with the hymn, Now thank we all our God”. Light refreshments followed in the the Sunday School.
Tea & Toast during the Summer
South Petherwin Tea & Toast has been so successful that the parents have asked whether we could hold a couple during the summer holidays. The first of our Tea & Toast Summer Specials was on Thursday 8th August, where face painting was one of the activities available for the children (see photo on right). Our next Summer Special is on Thursday 22nd August from 8:30 am till 10:30 where we will also hear from Ali Humphreys about recycling.
A Service of Celebration was held on Sunday 10th March 2019 led by Rev Jo Smart as five new members were welcomed and received into the church membership.
These were Barbara Wadland, who was also confirmed, Tony & Margaret Stephens, Thelma Dowler and Linda Salt, all of whom made their commitment to God at this special service and were supported by friends and family in the congregation.
Mrs Valerie Hosking read the lesson and the service was concluded with the Act of Holy Communion. The hymns chosen by the new members were accompanied by Gordon Maunder on the keyboard, as the organ is out of action at the moment due to a complete major overhaul.
Tea, coffee and biscuits were served before the service.
Farewell Tony and Wendy
South Petherwin Church recently said goodbye to Tony and Wendy Smith who have been an integral part of the chapel and will be greatly missed.
Remembrance Sunday 2018
The Remembrance Day service held on Sunday 11th November commenced with a gathering at the war memorial at 10.45 am where the names of the fallen were read, a wreath was laid and the 2 minutes silence was observed at 11.am The service then continued at South Petherwin Methodist Chapel where it was conducted by Dr Brian Davis from St.Paternus Anglican Church.
The children from South Petherwin Primary School had been busy making poppies for this service, and handmade by each of the 110 children, created a stunning display cascading down in front of the stained glass windows at the front of the chapel.
A collection was taken for the Poppy Appeal and refreshments were served in the Sunday school room afterwards.
Easter at South Petherwin
'Tea & Toast' Events at South Petherwin
On the 27th of May the Chapel gave a reciprocal very warm welcome to the congregation of St. Paternus Church as we united in praise and worship at our cafe style service held in the Sunday School room . The theme of the service was very applicable as it reflected acknowledgement of the centenary celebrations of W.W.1 , the Suffragette movement and the formation of the R.A.F. Within our community.
“South Petherwin celebrate’s its 1st Anniversary of TEA & TOAST”