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OLD SCHOOL ROOM BOOKING: If anyone would like to hire the call please contact the Bookings Secretary Jill Sharpless Tel: 01736 756896. For more details and photographs see menu above.


There will not be a Gardening Club meeting tonight Thursday 14 September.
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, fantastic fresh fish, delicious cakes, flowers, plants, cards and craft. Then enjoy a cup of coffee and a chat with this week's refreshment hosts; St Erth Toddler Group.
This Sunday September 17, there will be the usual 8am Eucharist but there will not be a 9.30am service.  There will be a joint service with St Erth Methodists for their harvest festival at the Methodist Chapel at 11am.
  • There will be a fundraising curry supper meal in the Old School Room this Saturday September 16 at 7.00 for 7.30pm.   This is to raise funds to twin our lovely new toilets.  The money raised will provide toilets and hygiene education in areas of the world where they don't have toilets.  The cost will be £12, please bring your own drink.  And of course, there will be a raffle!  Please contact Barbara Read to book your place.  01736 758233
  • 99 Club winners were drawn on Sunday September 10 by Enid Ashley: the winner was No 37 Betty Cowls; second No 18 Rose Watson; third No 31 Rowena Blakely; fourth No 56 Cynthia Murley. 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.

After a number of years the St Erth Parish Lunch will resume on Thursday October 5, at 12 for 12.30pm at newly refurbished St Erth Church Hall. The menu will consist of shepherd’s pie with seasonal vegetables, followed by apple and blackberry crumble with custard or cheese and biscuits and tea or coffee. Tickets at £6 can be obtained up to Saturday September 30 from Kathy Tilby, on 756805, or the Village Shop. The lunch is open to everyone.
Last week the rain stopped just in time for the half day outing to Falmouth. A nice time was had by all.
  • Next Tuesday September 19 there will be a Beetle drive;
  • on Tuesday September 26 there will be Harvest Festival afternoon;
  • on Tuesday October 3 there will be a Bingo afternoon; and
  • on Tuesday October 10 Vivian Stratton will give a wildlife presentation with slides.
The Club meets every Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm; it only charges £1.50, which includes tea and biscuits. It has now returned to the refurbished Old School Room. For more information contact Nora Hitchens on 01736 757308.
Last Sunday there was the final film in the series on the 10 commandments; this one was 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.'  Mrs Nora Hitchens was the organist for the hymns.
  • This Sunday is our Harvest Festival which will be led, God willing by Mr Neil Didlick at 11am.  Everyone most welcome. Any of the following gifts will gratefully be received:  Tinned food for the food bank, Exercise books, pencils, chalks, cotton wool, plasters, antiseptic creams for the Gambia or monetary gifts for Farm Africa
  • Tomorrow, Friday, from 4.30-5.30pm (approx), the Rainbow Group for all 8-13 year olds meets; there will be cooking, craft and games
  • Tuesday, Early Morning Prayers in the Parish Rooms from 7.15 to 8am.  Please come and join in this prayer time
  • Tea and Toast” is also on Tuesdays, from 10.30am-12 noon in the chapel hall, with crafts, games, company and conversation.
Last Thursday the band was playing as part of a very special event at the Leonard Cheshire Home at Long Rock.   It was a celebration as it was 100 years since the birth of Leonard Cheshire and a tea party had been organised for the residents and guests with the band playing a concert at the start of the event.   They were then invited to join the tea party on this special occasion and this was very much appreciated by the band.   The afternoon concluded with another concert by the band.   Thank you from the band for inviting us to take part and share your celebration.
Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at the Methodist Church Hall from 7.30 to 9.30pm.
The band is always pleased to welcome new members and is currently looking for a euphonium player.  For further information about joining the band please contact our Bandmaster Lester Knight on 01209 890026.    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.

Please read and support the following!

Campaign against the Waste Water Treatment Works .

"I am fed up with South West Water making our village stink!   I need 2000 signatures on my petition so I can serve them with an abatement order saying  that ... They are a statutory nuisance because our community has a right to enjoy our homes and gardens.   I would be grateful if you could put South West Waters freephone 24 hr telephone number on your site which is … 0344 3462020 anyone who smells the stench  in their home or garden or in the village should report it and use the case number 4852540 use this number every time you complain and ask the call centre to pass the complaint on to Liz Penfold. Could you also put up the details of my Facebook page which  is called … stench at Hayle sewage treatment works and let people know that a petition is in the village shop/post office and St Erth garage. Please get in touch if you need any more details.
Many Thanks K D"

So three things to do

  1. SIGN THE PETITION at St Erth garage or St Erth shop/post office
  2. REPORT SMELLS TO 0344 3462020 (freephone) quote case number 4852540

The Star Inn

"Best in Town"

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.   


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