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To find out what is happening in St Erth look here.  If you wish to add an event please email details to
Were you ever a Guide or a Brownie? Or maybe a Brown Owl or an adult leader? Trefoil Guild is "Girlguiding for Grown-ups"!  There is a friendly group who meet once a month at St. Erth Methodist Chapel Hall. The next meeting will be today Thursday May 18 at 2pm.  After a short business meeting some members will be going for a walk along beside the Hayle River. Some members will stay at the hall for a quiz. For more details contact Polly on 01736 330639.
On Saturday the Farmers’ Market is in the chapel hall from 10am to 12 noon, selling fresh local vegetables, free range eggs, locally produced organic beef, pork, sausages and bacon, variety bread, delicious cakes, olives, honey, flowers, plants cards and craft. Then enjoy a cup of coffee and a chat with this week's refreshment hosts, St Erth Chapel for Christian Aid.
This was a great success! Many thanks to all those who supported the Lent Collection.
All the items were successfully delivered to Breadline in Penzance and they were delighted to receive them. £85 was given to Add-action on line and was gift-aided making it a donation of over £100. They were very pleased to receive the money for their work as many of their clients are also homeless.
This Sunday May 21, service times are 8am, Eucharist; 9.30am, Parish Eucharist.
·      The Spring Fayre held last Saturday raised £533 for the church funds. Thank you to everyone who helped or supported the event.
A visit to Dartmoor and Tavistock is being planned on Saturday July 1, costing £15 per person. Pick up points will be arranged from Penzance, Goldsithney, St Erth and Hayle. If anyone is interested they should contact Frank Nolan on 01736 756179 as soon as possible so that the booking can be confirmed. All proceeds will go to the Old School Room Roof Appeal fund.
Ready, Teddy ……………..Jump!
Is your teddy brave enough to parachute off the tower?
Saturday June 10 from 2pm to 4pm from St Erth Church Tower.
Teddy bears to be sponsored; minimum £2
This event is being organised by St Erth Brownies and proceeds will be shared with St Erth Church.
Last week members had a bring & buy afternoon. The display looked lovely, a good effort was made and at the end it was a good result. The afternoon ended with tea and biscuits and notices.
On Tuesday May 23 Alan Cox will give a presentation entitled “Strange but True”; on Tuesday May 30 there will be a games afternoon; on Tuesday June 6 members from Carbis Bay provide the entertainment; and on Tuesday June 13 there will be a beetle afternoon.
The Club meets every Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm in the Methodist Chapel; it only charges £1.50, which includes tea and biscuits. For more information contact Nora Hitchens on 01736 757308.
Sunday’s worship was led by Mr Graham Trevorrow with Mrs Nora Hitchens the organist and Vicki playing flute. Graham read from John Ch.3 v 16-19 and 1 Corinthians Ch.1 v18 and spoke to us about the power of the gospel message and the necessity to present it to all people.
·      This Sunday’s service with Lasers for young people will be led, God willing, by Mr A Care; everyone is very welcome at 11am
·      Tomorrow, Friday, the Rainbow Youth Group meets from 4.30 to approx 5.30pm in the Chapel Hall for all 8-13 year olds
·      Tuesday, Early Morning Prayers in the Parish Rooms from 7.15 to 8am.  Please come and join in this prayer time
·      Also on Tuesday, 'Tea and Toast' from 10.30 to 12 noon in the Chapel Hall with company, conversation and craft, a great place to relax and unwind
·      Thursday May 25 there will be an Ascension Day Service at 7pm. This will also be the start of 12 hours of prayer in the Chapel, anyone who would like to go on the rota for an hour please telephone 01736 757030. The Chapel will be open during that time for anyone to pop in to pray or just sit
·      Saturday May 27 the Shortie Cross Country Fun Run will take place starting in the Well Field with a warm-up at 2pm.  There are 2 courses .Entry forms are available from the Post Office or from the Chapel.  Barbeque to follow
·      Our 190th Anniversary will be on Sunday 28 May with morning service at 11am, and Anniversary Tea at 5pm followed by the evening service at 6pm. A warm welcome to everyone who would like to come.
The band is always pleased to welcome new members and for further information about joining the band please contact our Bandmaster, Lester Knight, on 01209 890026.   Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at the Methodist Church Hall from 7.30 to 9.30pm.   If you would like to book the band contact Eirian on 01209 718477 or via our website at For other enquiries ring Sylvia, the Band Secretary, on 01736 752605.
On Friday, June 9, the Gardening Club has arranged an afternoon visit to Hidden Valley Gardens. Owners Tricia and Peter Howard. Refreshments available. Contact Grace Baker on 01736 360336 for further information.

The Star Inn


Please look on the board outside for Special Events and Regular ones, don't miss the Friendly Quiz every Sunday at 8.00 pm. Come and sample the wares!  Lovely rooms available.  For more information and up and coming events phone 01736 752068, email or see The Star Inn website here!

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.  

Police Community Support Officer,
Fiona Gamble, will try and visit the farmers market when she is on the appropriate shift and welcomes anyone who would like to raise any local police issues with her. Messages can be left for her on 792735.   


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