No doubt most of you reading this will be aware that our Methodist Chapel in St Breward has not been open for worship since the first Covid19 lockdown. Sadly we have to say that unless a miracle happens it will not be opening again. The cost of insurance alone, not to mention maintenance is, beyond sustainable for the few of us who met there for worship on Sundays.
Methodist services still take place at St Tudy and Camelford and several other chapels round about but we would love to have been able to keep St Breward Chapel open for worship
We are so grateful for all the support we have had for various functions from the people of the village and surrounding areas, including the Christmas plays by the school and we thank you all sincerely. It meant so much to us.
I started writing this article a couple of days ago when it seemed everything was at standstill. Then on Wednesday 25th January I heard that an Estate agent was coming the next day with the view to the Chapel going on the market. So at this time of writing we are waiting to hear what the guide price will be.
We would dearly love to see our Chapel put to good use within the community, but that would take a huge amount of work and commitment by many people to make that a reality. Any brave souls out there?? Also the fact that the Chapel will be sold by Tender makes it even more difficult so, sadly it’s hard to see a way forward.
Whtever happens to the Chapel building in the future we just hope and pray it will be put to good use and a real asset to the village.
The building may have closed for worship, but our faith in God lives on. We praise Him for all that is past, and trust Him for all that’s to come.
The Parish Magazine are pleased to reveal that following the call for help for a new Advertising Contact, the Team have been joined by Keith. He can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org so if you have any queries about placing an advertisement, please do contact him about the new rates and sizes etc.
The next edition will be a March Issue. Therefore, send your contributions to the St.Breward Village Contacts, (Hazel and Sara) on email@example.com by Thursday 17th February at 6pm
There will be a BINGO NIGHT, to celebrate the relaunch and to raise funds at The Old Inn, St. Breward on Wednesday 2nd March. That night will be the first opportunity to buy the next issue, after that it will be available from St. Breward Stores and Blisland Shop. If you have any prizes that you would love to donate to the Bingo Prizes or the Raffle, please do get in touch with Hazel and Sara
Interested in Family History Research?
Many people are thinking about Family History Research and the committee of the Memorial Hall are planning to make the Hall available once a week in order that people can come together to share their knowledge and collectively help each other.
Interested and want to know more? Come along to the Memorial Hall at Limehead on Wednesday afternoon 2nd February at 2pm when people can gather to discuss how they might proceed
Queens Jubilee Celebrations – How shall we celebrate?
The Street Party to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June 2012
Queens Jubilee Celebrations 2012
The Parish Council are calling a meeting on Monday 7th February at 5.30 at the Village Hall to discuss the Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations in the Village
For previous Jubilee Celebrations this has been a good starting point to arrange some very successful events. Anybody with ideas and is prepared to help organise or be involved please come to the meeting.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting which we hope will be the start of a really enjoyable event in which the whole village will take part
Following the meeting look out for more information in community emails, on the community website www.stbreward.net the Parish Council noticeboard at the top of Row Hill and community noticeboards
Tea is served!
First Aid Training
As part of ongoing First Aid Training for pupils, St Breward School PTA has engaged ‘Daisy First Aid’ to run training classes at the School in late January.
The PTA has also arranged for Daisy First Aid to run two sessions in the Memorial Hall on Saturday 29th January, for members of the community to learn first aid or brush up on their existing knowledge.
The sessions are 10:30-12:30 and 13:30-15:30 maximum class size 18 people, cost £20 per person
Each session will include: CPR (adult, children & baby) Recovery positions, Choking Febrile seizures, Anaphylaxis, Meningitis awareness, Fractures, Burns, Poisons, Bleeding and Head injuries
To book a place, contact School firstname.lastname@example.org giving your contact details and which session you would prefer. Places will be assigned on a first come first served basis, and once your place is confirmed payment of £20 per person will be required.
All payments to St Breward School PTA via bacs A/C 80942160 Sort Code 30-98-97 (please put your name as the reference)
Christmas Lights – Can anyone help with storage facilities?
The Christmas Lights Group are reaching out for some help in storing some of their Christmas decorations. With the closure of The Chapel they no longer have access to storage in The Chapel.
Can you help? The decorations need not all be stored in the same place but the storage area needs to be dry and not susceptible to damp
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Parish Magazine Available from St Breward Store at the beginning of each month, £1.50
Village Groups Contact List A comprehensive list of all the Local Organisations in St Breward, is available Here A paper copy of this list can be made available to those without email access email@example.com or tel 01208 850727