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Wednesday 20 November 2019 to Thursday 2 April 2020 SWW closure of main road Carbis Bay to St Ives
Saturday 30 November    Tear fund Quiz 6.30pm for food ( filled jackets & cake) or 7.30pm for quiz only St Erth Church Hall (Old School Rooms)
Monday 2 December   Christmas Lunch for older generation of the village
Saturday 7 December   Christmas Shopping Exeter by Coach pick up from 8.30 am
Saturday 7 December   St Erth School Christmas Market   4.00 pm to 8.00 pm  Old School Rooms and Methodist Chapel
Saturday 14 December   The Greatest Showman  Doors 7.00 pm Film 7.30 pm St Erth Church Hall (Old School Rooms)

Unless more people start using the village shop there is a strong possibility it will close. In recent years sales have dropped due to increased local competition. If those that would like it to continue just spent a few pounds in the shop each week it could reduce the risk of closure. If it closes the village also loses its Post Office, which is now very important for banking services, the Tea Room and a social place to buy your newspapers, magazines and groceries.
On Saturday the Farmers Market is in the chapel hall from 10am to 12 noon, selling fresh local vegetables, free range eggs, artisan bread, locally produced organic beef, pork, sausages and bacon, fantastic fresh fish, honey, home-made pasties, pies and quiches, flowers, cards and craft. Then enjoy a cup of coffee and a chat with The Lights Committee.
For the first time, a Pullman train will leave Penzance and St Erth on Saturday 9 May, travelling through Devon with imposing views of Dartmoor and the scenic coastal line through Torquay with a ferry to Dartmouth. The organisers have arranged for raffle tickets to be sold in the village shop and the Star Inn and the draw to take place at 7pm outside the Star Inn 7 December, when the village Christmas Lights are switched on. All proceeds to the St Erth Christmas Lights Appeal.
The Christmas Light switch on this year will be on Saturday 7 December.
There will be music, free mulled wine, mince pies, fairings, carol singing and a St Erth Concert Band.
It will be a busy day, with St Erth School using the Methodist and St Erth Church Halls from 4pm to 8pm for a Christmas Fayre with a variety of stalls. It is intended that Children from St Erth School will meet at the Chapel Hall at 5.15pm and will take part in a Lantern Procession from St Erth Church Hall at 5.45pm, though the church yard and up Chapel Hill, to join the band outside the Star Inn and sing some carols.
The lights will be switched on at 6.30pm and will be followed by carols.
This Sunday December 1; Parish Eucharist Service 9.30am.
  • 99 Club winners were drawn on Sunday November 24 by Roger Evans the winner was 35 Leslie Attwood; second No 88 Caroline Attwood; third No 57 Derek Tilby. Each number costs £1 for the fortnightly draw. For those that like to pay their annual subscriptions the cost is £26.00 per number; currently there are some spare numbers available. If anyone would like to support the church please contact Frank Nolan 01736 756179.
Last Sunday’s service was led by Pastor Kenny Bassett with Mrs Pamela Williams the organist.   Kenny read from Jeremiah ch.23 v 1-8.  He then spoke of how Jeremiah was persecuted, put in prison, beaten up because he spoke the truth of what God had revealed to him.  In spite of everything he trusted God and stood firm and what he prophesied eventually happened.  He also prophesied about the return of the Lord which is still to come and until then we must trust in God and obey His word and stand firm even though it may go against current trends.
This Sunday’s worship with Lasers for young people will be led, God willing, by Mrs V Stevens.  Everyone most welcome at 11am.
  • Today, Thursday, Bible Study in the Chapel kitchen continues with Rev Ed. as we continue to look at the book of Romans. Open to all from 11 to 12 noon.
  • Tomorrow, Rainbow Youth Group meets in the Chapel Hall from 4.30-approx to .5.30pm, open to all 8 to 13 year-olds.
  • Tuesday Morning Prayers in the Chapel kitchen from 9.15 to 10am. Please come and join with us in prayer time.
  • 'Tea and Toast' follows from 10.30 to 12 noon with company, conversation and craft so just pop in and relax for a while. Everybody welcome.
  • Carol Service and Christmas Tree switch on will be at 3pm on Sunday 8 December, this is always a great start to Christmas so come and join us. The Christmas Tree Festival will then be open daily until 15 December from 2-5 and 7-8pm, so do come and look at the trees which will be decorated by the community groups in the village.
  • Following the Festival, the trees will be available on16 December or £15. If you would like one please add your name to the list at the Post Office.
  • Shoeboxes: A huge Thank You to everyone who helped, gave items, or filled shoeboxes which resulted in a great total of 67 boxes being delivered to Penzance for the next stage of their journey to deprived and war-torn areas to bring joy to the children this Christmas.  It is a wonderful effort.
Are you aged 10-14, wanting to get out there and do something different, and make great friends along the way? St Erth Guides is for you! Guides take part in lots of exciting activities at regular meetings and go to special events and trips away. Guides also choose badges and awards to help learn new skills not taught at school and try new challenges, but most of all we have FUN. Guides now meet on Tuesdays 7pm to 8.30pm at St Erth Church Hall (Old School). For more information please contact Caroline Barton on 07881 715764.
Next December 3 will be the last meeting before Christmas and then there will be a break until Tuesday 4 February.
Saturday 30 November at St Erth Church Hall (Old School);6.30pm for Food (Jackets & Cake); 7.30pm for Quiz. Email or leave a message on 01736 757033. Entry by donations on the night.
Organised by the Godrevy Team Ministry to raise funds for the Tear Fund Charity.
The next film will be “The Greatest Showman” on Saturday December 14 at the St Erth Church Hall (Old School). Doors open 7pm, Film 7.30pm. Mulled wine and mince pies will be available. Entry £3 for members, £6 for non-members. New membership from now on will expire December 2020. Contact Joyce Darvell 757169.
During December the Band has Christmas bookings and will not be rehearsing in the Methodist Church Hall on Tuesday evenings. To contact the Band ring Sylvia the Band Secretary on 01736 752605 and you can find out more about us on our website at

The Star Inn

"Best in Town"

The Star Inn where there is always a warm welcome from Mick, Trysh and The Star Team! Great beer, fantastic food, Sunday carvery, cream teas, the company ...
... two guest rooms, with tea and coffee making facilities, so there is no need to go further for a good nights sleep ...
... we welcome and cater for all, dog and welly friendly so bring the whole family.  

The Village Shop, Post Office and Tea Room
If you are going on holiday, remember that you can order your currency at St Erth Post Office, with competitive exchange rates and guaranteed next day delivery.  Please let the staff know any ideas for goods that the shop should consider selling.  It now offers a low cost photocopying service in the shop, and free Wi-Fi to customers of the new tearoom.  Please drop in for tea, coffee, soft drinks and cakes and, of course, to do some shopping and support our enterprising village shop. If you don't use it, you'll lose it!

Moni and Brian White
are the proprietors of our village shop - please do your best to support them "Open All Hours" has nothing on our Shop and Post Office.  All you want for your weekly shop IS available.  Order the delicious, mouth watering,  fresh local meat from R.J Trevarthen,  Roskrow, Penryn, and it appears.  Ask for the brochure to see the huge variety available and choose the cuts you want.  Get your fresh vegetables, grown in local fields.  Whether it's rice or lentils, tights or plasters, flowers or Betty Stogs the choice is there.  And while you are there use the Post Office too!  Why go elsewhere to post a parcel, currency exchange, or just a stamp?  Advice is always available on the best services to use.

Drop in for a coffee or tea (and treat yourself to a cake), free use of the internet while there, and photocopy those important documents!

Farmers Market

This is the third important part of St Erth's community shopping.  The Market is held every Saturday at the Methodist Hall from 10.00 to 12.00 noon.  Local produce are sold which include cakes, flowers, crafts, plants, curries, fresh fish, fresh pork, fresh beef, cards, Jim's bread, Kathy's pasties and other home cooking.  Refreshments are provided by St Erth Organisations on rotation.  There are a few vacancies for new stall-holders, enquiries welcome, please contact Marilyn on 757030.   


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