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Thursday 14th June 2018

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Mary Pearce. Our sympathies are extended to the family.


Thursday 14th June 2018

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Pamela Elliston. Our sympathies are extended to the family.


Monday 14th May 2018

It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Reg Risdon. Our sympathies are extended to the family.


Monday 14th May 2018

It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Chris Davies. Our sympathies are extended to the family.


Saturday 12th May 2018

It is with pleasure we announce the arrival of a son to Tom & Jessica Spettigue.


Tuesday 13th March 2018

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Arthur Martyn, formerly of Kitleigh. Our sympathies are extended to the family.


Sunday 18th February 2018 

• Following the Evening Service, a farewell get-together took place to say goodbye to Revd Tony and Pat at which several gifts were presented to them along with thanks for his pastoral work during the past three years.


Friday 8th December 2017

• A successful Mulled Wine Evening was held at Wyke House, by kind invitation of Linda Cobbledick, where Christmas drinks & Nibbles, Bring and Buy and Christmas Crafts raised £350.


Wednesday 6th December 2017

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Pat Johns (neé Martyn). Our sympathies are extended to the family.


Thursday 30th November 2017

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Week St. Mary's oldest resident, Grace Congdon, aged 104½ yrs. Our sympathies are extended to the family.


Sunday 12th November 2017

• Dry weather saw a good crowd gathered for the traditional laying of the memorial wreath at the War Memorial, including a wreath on behalf of the Women's Institue, during a brief service by Rev Tony Windross followed by a Service in the chapel.


Monday 11th September 2017

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of John Hopkinson, for many years the resident organist of Week St. Mary Church.  John was renowned for an 'entertaining' interpretation of many pieces of music, whether religious or secular. John played often at other church gatherings, always bringing popular tunes into the programme. Our sympathies are extended to the family. 


Friday 25th August 2017

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Gwen Colwill, formerly of Week St. Mary. Our sympathies are extended to the family.


August 2017

• Workmen have started to remove alll the old piping etc relating to the old church heating system in readiness of installing a brand new modern, efficient system by the time the colder weather arrives!


Saturday 3rd June 2017

• A very successful Big Breakfast raised £405, we hope everyone enjoyed their meal and hope to repeat the event later in the year.


Saturday 13th May 2017

• Week St Mary Church annual Gift Day saw a constant stream of visitors and well wishers throughout the day. As well as collections towards the General upkeep of the church and the Insurance premium, there were also donations towards the Graveyard Fund run by the Friends Group and of course the Copper Mile attempt which was particularly for the Heating Fund.  The Copper Mile collected 18 and a half Stone (117.5 kilos) of Copper which measured over 1/3rd of a mile in length and raised £350 for the Fund.


Saturday 1st April 2017

• To mark the Women's Institute's 70th year of membership a "Chinese Dogwood" tree has been planted on the lower green.


Sunday 26th March 2017

• Hooray! British Summer Time begins ~ dig out those summer clothes and put your wellies away.


Sunday 1st January 2017

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of 96 year old Annie Ridgman. Our sympathies are extended to the family.


Saturday 24th December 2016

• As usual the church was full and nearly 200 people were welcomed by Revd Rob Dickenson to the annual Crib Service. Local children helped to act out the Nativity story, 'Well Good News of Christmas', a rhyming, interactive version of the Christmas Story in which the entire congregation took part. A tray for donations was made available for the Salvation Army and a collection of gifts was made for delivery to the Women’s Refuge at Truro.


Saturday 3rd December 2016

• The lighting of the village Christmas Tree took place during the evening, following which those attending went to the church for mince pies and to join in singing of some popular carols.

Sunday 13th November 2016

• Glorious sunny weather saw a good crowd gathered for the laying of the memorial wreath at the War Memorial during a brief service by Rev Rob Dickenson followed by a Service in the church.

Thursday 8th September 2016

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Ian Stallard. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Saturday 6th August 2016

• A highly successful Safari Supper was held by Week St Mary Church on 6th August. More people than ever attended the various venues, helping to raise the incredible sum of £1,600 for church funds.

Sunday 17th July 2016

• A Cream Tea was held at Wyke House resulting in a massive £458.43 for Church funds, on one of the sunniest days allowing many guests to sit in the garden.

Sunday 12th June 2016

• Despite not being one of the hottest days, the village still gathered in The Square for a fun afternoon with food, games and music. Even when a small shower came down, up went the umbrellas and things carried on regardless.

View the pictures of the celebrations by visiting our Picture Gallery.

Sunday 22nd May 2016

• The Churchwardens on behalf of the PCC would like to thank those who most generously supported the gift day held on Saturday May 14th. Total donations so far amount to £1,650. Our thanks also go to those who helped in the church during the day. Lesley Booker & Dick Sowerby (Churchwardens)

Tuesday 24th May 2016

• Over 50 people joined Pat Barriball on the lower Village Green for the unveiling of the new bench as a tribute to the service that Ivor gave to this community.

Saturday 14th May 2016

• St. Mary's Church Open & Gift Day saw a steady stream of supporters visit the church and several people ventured up to the top of the tower to absorb the wonderful views.

Tuesday 15th March 2016

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of John Lees. Our sympathies are extended to the family.


Saturday 13th March 2016

• The Committee of CARE would like to thank everybody who supported the lunch, a very successful community event, attended by over 150 people raising the magnificent sum of £1,860.


Thursday 3rd March 2016

• Congratulations to Den & Joyce Orchard on their Diamond Wedding Celebration. A large gathering took place in the Methodist School Room and Chapel to help celebrate the event.


Thursday 24th December 2015

• As usual a full church was welcomed by Revd Tony Windross for the annual Crib Service. Local children helped to act out the Nativity story as produced by the Worship Team, and baby 'Jesus' thoroughly enjoyed it!  A tray for donations was made available for the Salvation Army and a collection of gifts was made for delivery to the Women’s Refuge at Truro.


Thursday 17th December 2015

• On the day we celebrated my 47th wedding anniversary, my wife and I had an enjoyable evening at The Vicarage for an informal gathering of Week St. Mary parishioners - we were made to feel very welcome and enjoyed the homemade refreshments.


Sunday 8th November 2015

• Despite a brisk breeze and threatening rain a good crowd gathered for the laying of the memorial wreath by Brenda Crocker-White.


Thursday 
5th November 2015

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Mary Stevens. Our sympathies are extended to the family.


Saturday 19th September 2015

• We were lucky with the weather with the sun shining brightly for the annual Revel celebrations which saw the new Revel Queen and attendants conveyed to the Church for the crowning ceremony by the retiring queen, before going to the Parish Hall where a wide range of stalls were assembled in the Car Park. The Revel tea saw, as usual, a fine spread of food.

Sunday 26th July 2015

• David Martin was asked by the Launceston branch of the Old Cornwall Society to conduct a guided tour around Week St. Mary. Meeting at 7pm by the old School, with the help of Linda Cobbledick, he led a large party of nearly 25 members down Week Green Hill, through The Square and Lower Square into the church then up back lane to the school again. This was followed by light refreshments in 'New House'.  The party really enjoyed their evening. (View the report in the magazine)

Sunday 26th July 2015

• Despite poor weather for most of the day, a slight improvement during the afternoon allowed for a late session of garden viewings, resulting in around £438 for church funds. Thank you everyone!

Friday 3rd July 2015

• Despite Linda being ill in bed her Wine & Roses event was a roaring success raising the magnificent sum of £446.50 for church funds. Linda thanks all her helpers who worked tirelessly to ensure it all went according to plan.

Friday 29th May 2015

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Cathie Jordan. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Thursday 21st May 2015

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Keith Hutchings, formerly of Swannacott, Week St Mary. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Saturday 18th April 2015

• Congratulations to Kelly Bate and Robin Ross on the birth of a baby girl, Sennen, a sister for Honey.

Thursday 2nd April 2015

• Congratulations on the birth of a baby girl, Heidi, to Anthony and Beth Sachs, a sister for Lowan and Rory .

Monday 9th March 2015

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Joseph Paynter, formerly of Week St Mary. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Saturday 31st January 2015

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Glennys Baker, formerly of Week St Mary. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Sunday 11th January 2015

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of 86yr old 'John' Herbert Fox, formerly of Hayes, Middlesex. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Wednesday 24th December 2014

• A full church was welcomed by Revd Tony Windross for the annual Crib Service. Over 30 local children helped to act out the Nativity story as produced by the Worship Team.  A tray for donations was made available for the Salvation Army and a collection of gifts was made for delivery to the Women’s Refuge at Truro.

Friday 12th December 2014

• A successful Mulled Wine Evening, at which nearly 60 people attended, was held at at West End House, by kind invitation of Tricia and Keith Cozens, where Christmas drinks & Nibbles, Bring and Buy and Christmas Crafts raised £262.

Saturday  6th December 2014

• The lighting of the village Christmas Tree took place during the evening, following which tose attending went to the church for mince pies and to join in singing of some popular carols.

Thursday 5th December 2014

• The 9th birthday of the Week St. Mary Community Web Site. Thank you everybody for making it such a success.


Friday 5th December 2014

• The Parish Hall Committee would like to thank everybody who supported the Christmas BINGO and Draw event, especially those kind people who so generously donated Raffle prizes. The event raised over £1,000 towards hall funds.


Thursday 4th December 2014

• Revd Tony Windross was inducted as Rector of Week St Mary Circle of Parishes by Bishop Chris in front of a church full of friends and parishioners, with backing by our own church choir. Following the service a full spread of food kept the congregation from starving!

Friday 21st November 2014

• Congratulations on the birth of a 6lb 14oz baby girl to Tom Spettigue and Jessica Couch.

Thursday 11th November 2014

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of 92yr old Stephen Garrard. A veteran who celebrated his 22nd birthday while helping to hold Pegasus Bridge in 1944. Our sympathies are extended to the family.


Saturday 8th November 2014

• The Methodist Sunday School Room was full of well-wishers to help Brenda Crocker-White celebrate her 80th birthday (9th Dec). A busy band of helpers kept the tea coming and a lovely spread of food was enjoyed by all. To a round of "Happy Birthday" Brenda cut her birthday cake.

Thursday 23rd October 2014

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Ivor F Barriball. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Monday 6th October 2014

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of John Dennis. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Sunday 5th October 2014

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of our dear friend Hilda Axford. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Tuesday 23rd September 2014

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Revd. Dr. David Clarke. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Monday 22nd September 2014

• The Revel Hunt was one of the largest gatherings for many years with 25 horses and riders gathered in The Square.  In the evening the Harvest Festival was this year held in the Methodist Chapel where a good crowd attended.  Alisha, the Harvest Queen, pulled the winning ticket from the drum to see who won the "Quilt" made and donated to the Parish Hall to raise money towards the new boiler. It was won by Sally Palmer and the runner-up "Lap Quilt" was won by Angela O'Conner.

Sunday 21st September 2014

• The Revel's Evensong service was held in the parish church, conducted by the Revd Robert Thewsey, Rural Dean, with the sermon read by Alistair "Ali" Harper. The congregation was small but supportive of the service.

Saturday 20th September 2014

• The sun shone brightly for the annual Revel celebrations which saw the new Revel Queen and attendants conveyed to the Church for the crowning ceremony by the retiring queen, before going to the Parish Hall where a wide range of stalls were assembled in the Car Park. The Revel tea saw, as usual, a fine spread of food.

Friday 19th September 2014

• Congratulations to Anna & Tom Willoughby on the birth of their son, Lucas.

Sunday 24th August 2014

• A formal announcement has been made by The Bishop of Truro, the Rt. Rev'd Tim Thornton, that the new imcumbent of St, Mary's Church, Week St. Mary is to be the Revd Tony Windross. We look forward to welcoming Tony and his wife Pat to the village.

Saturday-Monday 26th-28th July 2014

• The World War One Exhibition in Week St Mary parish church attracted over 350 people and raised the magnificent sum of £900 from donations and refreshments, this to be shared equally between the church and "Combat Stress".

Wednesday 9th July 2014

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Sylvia Johnstone. Our sympathies are extended to the family.


Sunday 29th June 2014

• Linda's Open Garden attracted over 100 people from both within and outside the village. A successful raffle, ample drinks and refreshments of cream teas and a cake stall resulted in a total collection of £715 for Church Funds. Linda would like to thank all her 'helpers' and everyone who came to support this event.

Saturday 31st May 2014

• Congratulations to Hilda, Wendy, Nicola and Linda (3 Axfords and a Cobbledick) and all who kindly sponsored them on their Tamar Lake " Night Walk" for the North Devon Hospice. Linda says: "We were delighted that our team has with Gift aid raised £1,000." 

All money raised on the night by some 362 walkers is going towards the building of "The Longhouse" in Holsworthy, where patients from Holsworthy and surrounding areas will be able to access a much needed range of care and support without the need to travel to Barnstaple.

Sunday 25th May 2014

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Andrea Middleton. Our sympathies are extended to the family.


Saturday 19th April 2014

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Vanessa Reed (neé Orchard). Our sympathies are extended to the family.


Tuesday 8th April 2014

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Suzanne Hoppé. Our sympathies are extended to the family.


Monday 17th February 2014

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Audrey Goodman. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Wednesday 12th February 2014

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Christopher Jordan. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

January 2014 

• The Christmas Eve crib service took £223.21 in the collection, this has been sent on to the Salvation Army. Many thanks to all who gave so generously. The mulled wine evening held before Christmas made £209.30 - thanks to all those who attended.

Tuesday 24th December 2013 

• Over fifty people attended Midnight Mass at Week St Mary Church Rev Rob Dickenson conducted Holy Communion supported by Week St Mary Church Choir. 

Tuesday 24th December 2013

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Pam Hills of Week St. Mary. Our sympathies are extended to the family.


Tuesday 24th December 2013 

• The church was full on Christmas Eve for the new-style Crib Service when some thirty children dressed up to take part in the

Nativity tableau. A tray for donations was made available for the Salvation Army and a car load of gifts was delivered to the Women’s Refuge at Truro for families finding themselves made homeless at Christmas this year.


Tuesday 18th December 2013

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of John Metaxas, formerly of Fuchsia Cottage, of Week St. Mary. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Tuesday 17th December 2013

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Lesley Horrell of Week St. Mary. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Friday 6th December 2013

• The Parish Hall Committee would like to thank everybody who supported the Christmas BINGO and Draw event, especially those kind people who so generously donated Raffle prizes. Together with a room raffle, teas and the auction of a wonderful cake made and donated by Lorain Sachs, the event raised a magnificent £1,007.20 towards hall funds.


Thursday 5th December 2013

• The 8th birthday of the Week St. Mary Community Web Site. Thank you everybody for making it such a success.


Tuesday 3rd December 2013

• It is with great sadness I have to report the passing of Roy Cobbledick, husband of my sister (co-owner of this website) Linda. Roy was aged just 68 years. Roy fought his illness so bravely for over 11 years.  My deepest sympathy is extended to my sister Linda and all Roy's family. A Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Roy will take place on Saturday 14th December 2013, 2pm at St. Mary's Church, Week St. Mary, followed by refreshments in the Methodist Chapel.

Saturday 16th November 2013 

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Arthur Kinsman of Week St. Mary, just 16 days before his 93rd birthday. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Sunday 10th November 2013

• Over 50 people gathered for the brief service held at the War Memorial to remember the fallen. The following service was held in the chapel.

Monday 7th October 2013

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Margaret Bolt neé Marks, formerly of Week St. Mary. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Monday 21st September 2013

• The annual Harvest Festival gathering took place in the church this year. A well attended Village Harvest Festival raised £366.62 for WaterAid on Revel Monday. All of it was Gift aided so a further £95 can be collected by Water Aid. Thank you to everyone who came, organised, bought, sold and fed at the event and special thanks to Isabelle Colwill for playing the organ.


Saturday 21st September 2013

• Like last year the damp weather held off all afternoon to allow the Revel procession to assemble on the lower village green before moving into the church for the Revel Queen crowning ceremony. Afterwards the procession moved to the Parish Hall where a selection of fund-raising events took place before enjoying a lavish Revel tea in the Hall. See pictures here; Picture Gallery


September 2013

• Jeff Roberts celebrated 30 years as Postmaster to Week St. Mary and 10 years previously at Tresmeer. A surprise luncheon took place at Bude Golf Club where Jeff was presented with gifts to celebrate serving the community for 40 years. A framed picture was presented to Jeff by Luke Francis, the Bude Post Master.

Saturday 10th August 2013

• Another highly successful Safari Supper was held by Week St Mary Church on 10th August. Over 100 people attended the five separate venues for a sumptuous five course meal, which proved as popular as ever and raised over £900 for church funds.

Sunday 30th June 2013

• Linda & Roy Cobbledick's Open Garden attracted some 90 people from both within and outside the village. A successful raffle, ample drinks and refreshments of cream teas and strawberries resulted in a total collection in excess of £565 for Church Funds. Linda & Roy would like to thank everyone for supporting this event.


Sunday 28th April 2013

• Following the Church Service a presentation was made by Hilda Axford, to John Hopkinson, to mark his final session as church organist after playing for over 10 years at most of the Services, Open Days and Choir practices. Those assembled joined John in sharing a cake (complete with an edible church organ on top!). Hilda also presented John with a cheque for £500, collected by his many well-wishers.

Sunday 21st April 2013

• A large crowd gathered in the Chapel for a Community Cornish Cream Tea which was also a celebration of Rev David Clarke’s 80th birthday.

April 2013

• Nora Jewell has been presented with a bouquet of flowers from the organiser of the Rotary Overseas Project Team for her colourful bredspreads and baby wear that has been sent to the family medical centre in Gjakova in the Republic of Kosova.


Sunday 7th April 2013

• There was a full church to celebrate the contribution of Revd Rob and Sue Dickenson to the life of the Week St. Mary Circle of Parishes. This was Rob's last official service, followed by a bring and share luncheon in the Parish Hall. Now on holiday until his official retirement on 1st May when he takes up a part-time Diocesan appointment as Bishop’s Advisor for the development and management of self-supporting ordained ministry across the Diocese.


Saturday 6th April 2013 

• Revd Rob & Sue celebrated their Ruby Wedding Anniversary with a family christening and an evenings entertainment. Congratulations to them both.

Saturday 30th March 2013

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Catherine 'Freda' Marcham. Our sympathies are extended to the family.


Wednesday 13th March 2013

• It is with pleasure we announce the arrival of a baby son to Lucinda & Stephen Tilley.

February 2013

• WSM Football Club would like to thank everyone who supported the Race Night and the Big Breakfast back in November we raised a fantastic sum of £724.00 which owing to the weather on that weekend was a staggering amount.

Saturday 19th January 2013

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Linda Rowe. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Wednesday 9th January 2013

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Bernice Warneford. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Monday 24th December 2012 

• Over sixty people attended Midnight Mass at Week St Mary Church Rev Rob Dickenson conducted Holy Communion supported by Week St Mary Church Choir. Lesley Booker and Linda Cobbledick read the lessons and John Hopkinson played the organ.


Monday 24th December 2012 

• The church was filled to capacity on Christmas Eve for the Crib Service when some thirty children dressed up to take part in the Nativity tableau. A further 15 children carried the crib figures at the end of their Journey to this year’s Crib scene set up in the doorway to the old Rood Loft Steps beside the St Johns Chapel. £262.41 was collected for the Salvation Army and a car load of gifts was delivered to the Women’s Refuge at Truro for families finding themselves made homeless at Christmas this year.


Sunday 23rd December 2012 

• The Community Christmas Carol Service held on Sunday 23rd December was a great community event which was very well attended and followed by mince pies, tea and coffee. The collection raised the splendid sum of £205 for NCH `Action for Children`.

Thursday 20th December 2012 

• Toute Ensemble Concert at Week St Mary Church was enjoyed by a good number, including a tasty Tudor themed supper with mulled wine and cider. The evening raised £135 for church funds.

Sunday 9th December 2012 

• It was announced that Revd Canon Rob Dickenson will retire as parish priest as from 1st May 2013. 

Sunday 9th December 2012 

• A small but enthusiastic congregation enjoyed the Songs of Praise service in the parish church, led by Sue Dickenson with Joh on the organ and the choir in attendance.

December 2012 

• At a United Benefice Service a total of £182.20 was collected and forwarded to the charity "Toilet Twinning". Further information can be found on the charity’s web site.

Wednesday 5th December 2012 

• The 7th birthday of the Week St. Mary Community Web Site. Thank you everybody for making it such a success.


Friday 30th November 2012

• The Parish Hall Committee would like to thank everybody who supported the Christmas BINGO and Draw event, especially those kind people who so generously donated Raffle prizes. The event raised a grand total of £600 for hall funds.


Friday 16th November 2012

• Having travelled to Sidney Sussex College Cambridge the previous day, Revd Rob and Sue Dickenson took part in a choral service of dedication of the three wedding kneelers each of which had been beautifully crafted in fine needle-point by John Hopkinson, Judith Taylor and Linda Cobbledick.

Friday 16th November 2012

• David Clarke would like to thank everybody who attended or otherwise supported "The Third Annual Musical Evening" and helped to raise the magnificent sum of £400 in aid of Help for Heroes and the Methodist Chapel.

Sunday 11th November 2012

• Over 60 people gathered for the brief service held at the War Memorial. as Dick Sowerby laid the poppy wreaths, to remember the fallen. The following service was held in the chapel.

Saturday 10th November 2012

• The children of Week St. Mary invited everyone to a high tea to raise money for Children In Need. The event was a great success and was well-supported by young and old alike. The magnificent sum of £362.54 was raised for the event.

October 2012

• The house to house collection during October for "ACTION FOR CHILDREN" raised the sum of £380.77 including Gift Aid contributions. This money is used to support the programmes Action for Children run in the south west to help children and young people reach their full potential.

Saturday 15th September 2012

• There was no rain although the sun stayed hidden for most of the afternoon. As usual a good crowd followed the Royal procession from this years starting point, Lower Green, into the parish church for the crowning of the new Revel Queen, Molly Mees.  After the ceremony the royal party led the way out to the Parish Hall where a series of stalls were laid out around the car park, enticing all to part with their money to help boost the Revel funds.  A well-attended tea was available inside the parish hall with a marvellous selection of savoury and sweet foods.  In the evening a Silent Auction was held in the parish hall.

Sunday 5th August 2012 

• A small but appreciative crowd enjoyed the music of Toute Ensemble, helping to raise funds for the Parish Hall.

Friday 20th July 2012 

• Over 100 people crowded into the Parish Hall to discuss the proposed planning application made by local farmers to install 135,000 solar panels, making it one of the largest solar farms in the country.

Thursday 19th July 2012 

• Congratulations to Pat & Ivor Barriball on their Golden Wedding Celebration.

Wednesday 18th July 2012 

• Congratulations to Walter & Rita Colwill on their Diamond Wedding Celebration.

Monday 4th June 2012 

• The evening saw a well-attended barbeque on the villge green. Although a few drops of rain had been felt leading up to the main events it did manage to stay dry for the rest of the evening. When darkness fell the assembly walked to the field adjoining the Church where an official beacon was prepared (No. 1712). Following the lighting at the designated time of 10.20pm, 3 cheers were sounded for Her Majesty the Queen and with David Clarke on the accordion, the National Anthem was sung.

Sunday 3rd June 2012 

• A Jubilee Service for the parish took place in Week St. Mary Church, concentrating on re-enacting the Coronation of Her Majesty the Queen. A screen erected showed some historic moments of the original ceremony. In attendance was Archdeacon Audrey who was involved in the pageant by standing in for the Archbishop of Canterbury! Following the Service many of the congregation walked up to the Chapel's Sunday School Room where refreshments were made available.

Saturday 2nd June 2012 

• A good crowd assembled in The Square for the start of the Jubilee celebrations. There were various stalls and activities to entertain the children, especially a show by Mr Showers who performed to an attentive audience of over 50 children. The weather, although a miserable forecast, did manage to hold off from the expected rain until the very end and even then it was not going to deter the villagers from enjoying their Jubilee Celebrations!  Bob Johns MBE presented certificates to various class winners and a special Jubilee medal to each child.

Thursday 24th May 2012 

• Following a brief introduction from Rev Rob, David Martin & Linda Cobbledick presented a "Pictorial Journey Around Week St. Mary Village" in the church to an attentive audience of many local residents in addition to groups from Bude, Widemouth Bay, Whitstone and Saltash. A large projector screen ensured a good view of nearly 190 photographs spanning 100 years of life in the village. It was a really nostalgic evening. With refreshments available the evening resulted in a total of £396.00 being raised for church funds. Several DVDs were also sold.

Saturday 19th May 2012 

• The Olympic Torch was the source of a flame that has been brought to North Cornwall and shared amongst several churches in the area - ours can be seen at Week St. Mary church and is burning happily away on the altar of the recently refurbished chapel of St John.

Friday 18th May 2012 

• We are pleased to announce that today is Grace Congdon's 99th birthday.

Saturday 12th May 2012

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Audrey Budge, formerly of Week St. Mary, daughter of the late butcher Fred Colwill. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Sunday 15th April 2012

• Beautiful weather encouraged a good attendance to Week St. Mary for the Open Spring Gardens with a refreshment 'Pit Stop' at Wentworth House, consisting of soup dishes and cakes of all types to be washed down with tea or coffee. Over £500 was raised.


Sunday 1st April 2012

• Over 80 people sat down to a Luncheon in the Parish Hall to celebrate the Halls 40th Anniversary. In addition to speeches a 15-minute display was shown recapping the story of the demise of the Rectory Room to the opening of the new Parish Hall.


Tuesday 27th March 2012

• Nearly 40 people turned up at Week St. Mary Church for the Memorial Service for the late Joan Matthews and to witness the interment of her ashes, beside those of her sister, Pat.  All were treated to a good spread of refreshments following the sevice.


Sunday 4th March 2012

• The Cross of St Piran is presented to Micheline Smith by Bishop Tim at the Church of St Piran at Perranzabuloe, for her services to the Deanery.

Monday 27th February 2012

• Sadly, only 6 people turned up at the Parish Hall to discuss the future of the Revel celebrations, due in September. It was decided that there would only be a few activities taking place. 

Tuesday 14th February 2012

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Joan Matthews, formerly of Week St. Mary, who contributed so much information for use on this website and when compiling my book (David Martin). Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Wednesday 1st February 2012

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Frank Cason. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Saturday 14th January 2012

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Laurie Watkinson, late of Regent House. Our sympathies are extended to the family.


Sunday 1st January 2012

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Michael Bucknell of Leigh Manor Farm. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Saturday 24th December 2011

• The Nativity figures returned to the church during the Crib Service where the children re-enacted the Nativity scene to a full church, enjoying carols and prayers. Gifts were collected for the Women's Refuge in Truro and a retiring collection was made for the Salvation Army.

December  2011

• How wonderful to see the roof of the new Lambley Park greeting you as you enter the village after the terrible fire that destroyed the whole building 6 years ago. Hopefully it won't be too long before paying guests are using it bringing fresh interest to the village.

Monday 5th December 2011 

• The 6th birthday of the Week St. Mary Community Web Site. Thank you everybody for making it such a success.

Saturday 3rd December  2011

• Despite light drizzle, a small and enthusiastic gathering attended the ceremony of the lighting of the Christmas Tree on the village green. Following a prayer by Rev Rob Dickenson, our Revel Queen, Jasmin Parkin, switched on the lights. Those present were cordially invited up to the Methodist School Room for some light refreshments.

Saturday 12th November  2011

• Sixty-two beautifully packed and wrapped Christmas gift boxes were sent off to Orphanages in Eastern Europe. Thanks to your efforts, on Christmas morning, there are going to be some very happy children who will, for once in their lives, feel loved and cherished.

Friday 18th November 2011

• A Classical Music Evening, featuring Revd. Dr. David Clarke on organ, digital piano and harsichord, including renditions by the Church Choir, held in the Methodist Chapel, raised over £410 to be divided between 'Help For Heroes' and Chapel Funds.


Sunday 13th November 2011

• Over 85 people gathered for the brief service held at the War Memorial. as Lesley Booker and Councillor Phil Tucker laid poppy wreaths, to remember the fallen. The following service was held in the church.

November 2011 

• Congratulations to Daniel Goodman for achieving a First in FdSc Computing. Dan also received an additional award for Outstanding Achievement.  Well done, Dan!

Monday 17th October 2011

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Betty Anney. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Saturday 1st October 2011

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Eileen Sorrell. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Thursday 29th September 2011

• David Richardson submitted an article relating to a recent walk from Wainhouse Corner to Week St. Mary. The article is graphic and you can almost feel that you are walking with him as you follow the text. 

Monday 19th September 2011

• Over 70 people gathered in the church for the annual Harvest Festival gathering, with renditions from Hilda, Trina, Jeremy, Leslie, Sue and Rob. The auction and the donations totalled £470 which has been presented to Stratton Hospital League of Friends toeards their tireless work in supplying special items for the rebuilt hospital building.

Sunday 18th September 2011

• A small congregation gathered to hear the special guest speaker, Rev Dr Peter Waddell of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University.

Saturday 17th September 2011

• There were just a few showers and it was quite windy but there was a good turnout at the Revel celebrations to see Jasmin Parkin crowned as Revel Queen. This took place in the church because of the weather, where there was 'standing room only'. The evening saw a small crowd attend for the 'leg wrestling', barbecue and the fire sculpture.

Saturday 3rd September 2011

• The Annual Scarecrow Festival raised the fantastic amount of £586.78 which was paid into the Revel Account. Thank you everyone!

Wednesday 31st August 2011

• The Craft and Hobbies Fair made a fantastic profit of £988.16 so a big thank you for all the support given to this event.

Thursday 25th August 2011

• Week St. Mary Village website now has its very own entry in facebook... why not check it out and say you 'like' it.  

Monday 22nd  to 29th August 2011

• Despite several showers the sun has shone a little, in between, enough to encourage a steady trickle of visitors to the village to view the Scarecrows and visit the Church where the Craft & Hobbies Fair has been held.

Monday 25th July 2011

• David Martin was asked by the Bude branch of the Old Cornwall Society to conduct a guided tour around Week St. Mary just for the Bude branch, in view of the success of the earlier walk as detailed below (2nd July). Meeting at 7pm by the Parish Hall he led a large party of nearly 50 members to Week Green via the footpath up Back Lane, then down Week Green Hill, through The Square and Lower Square into the church. Here Sue Dickenson and Linda Cobbledick served tea, coffee and biscuits to all. The party really enjoyed their evening.

Sunday 24th July 2011

• It is with deep regret we learn of the fatal crash of a helicopter, near Week Orchard. Our sympathies are extended to the family.


Saturday 2nd July 2011

• David Martin was asked by the Bude branch of the Old Cornwall Society to conduct a guided tour around Week St. Mary as part of a series of tours arranged to celebrate the meeting of all the Old Cornwall Society's at the Parkhouse Centre. A luxury coach was laid on and the party of 25, from all parts of Cornwall, were taken to Week Green where they walked down to The Square and into the Church before exiting via Lower Square pausing at the Old College before returning to Bude.

Friday 1st July 2011

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Den Colwill, aged 99 years. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Wednesday 22nd June 2011

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Leo Pooley. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Sunday 26th June 2011

• Following a few wet days today produced the sunniest and hottest day for some time, encouraging an incredible number of visitors to the village's Open Garden Day. It is reported that over £800 was raised for Church funds.

Saturday 28th May 2011

• A steady flow of visitors made their way to the parish church for the Open Day, some enjoying a climb to the top of the church tower, a display of photographs and refreshments. John & David took turns to provide a variety of tunes on the church organ. See some pictures in the Picture Gallery.

Sunday 17th April 2011

• The new playing field is taking shape; levelling has been completed and fencing erected


Sunday 17th April 2011

• Councillor Adam Paynter ran in the London Marathon on behalf of the Robert Johns Leukaemia Fund, raising over £2,000; also 33 people attended Bob's local Sponsored Mini-Marathon, raising over £1,000. Well done everybody. See some pictures at www.rjlf.org.uk


Sunday 6th March 2011

• The Cross of St Piran presented to Sue Dickenson by Bishop Tim at the Church of St Piran at Perranzabuloe for her pastoral work.


Wednesday 2nd February 2011

• It is with pleasure we announce the arrival of a baby daughter to Kevin & Debbie Johns.

Saturday 1st January 2011

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Jean Ward (neé Uglow), of Goscott and Tobarn. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Saturday 24th December 2010

• Despite the weather the church was full for the annual Crib Service when the children portray the Nativity scene. This year saw over 30 angels, wise men, shepherds, Mary, Joseph and a real baby Jesus. See some pictures in the Picture Gallery

Sunday 5th December 2010 

• The 5th birthday of the Week St. Mary Community Web Site. Thank you everybody for making it such a success.

Saturday 4th December 2010

• Over 50 parishioners, young and old, gathered at Week Green for the Christmas Lantern Walk to the village green for the lighting of the Christmas Tree before going into the church to sing some popular carols accompanied by John on the organ and enjoy some refereshments.

Friday 19th November 2010

• £600 was raised by David Clarke and his evening of classical music for 'Help for Heroes'.

Sunday 14th November 2010

• Over 80 people gathered for the brief service held at the War Memorial. as Lt. Morwood laid a poppy wreath to remember the fallen. The following service was held in the chapel.

Saturday 16th October 2010

• The 50/50 auction raised the magnificent sum of £502 for the Church Heating Fund.

October 2010

• Renovations to the War Memorial have been carried out with the help of funds from the War Memorial Trust and Cornwall Councillor Phil Tucker. It only remains to replace the chains around the Memorial.

October 2010

• The house to house collection during October raised £238.55; this will enable Action for Children to help children and families in the South West.

Wednesday 22nd September 2010

• Week St. Mary Community Harvest Festival took place in the Parish Hall, raising £460 towards funds for the Stratton Hospital League of Friends. Some pictures of the event can be seen in the Gallery "Revel 2010" by clicking Picture Gallery.

Monday 20th September 2010

• Week St. Mary Square was the starting point for the annual 'Revel Hunt' enjoyed by a good crowd. Some pictures of the event can be seen in the Gallery "Revel 2010" by clicking Picture Gallery.

Saturday 18th September 2010

• Week St. Mary Revel enjoyed a good crowd with sunny conditions helping to make it a successful day. A report of the event can be read by clicking HERE. Some pictures of the event can be seen in the Gallery "Revel 2010" by clicking Picture Gallery.

Sunday 29th August 2010

• A small but enthusiastic crowd enjoyed 'Songs of Praise' on the village green, despite some wind and rain, conducted by Rev Rob accompanied by John Hopkinson on the keyboard.

Sunday 29th August 2010

• It is with pleasure we announce the arrival of a baby son to Ben & Steph.

Saturday 28th August 2010

• The Annual Scarecrow Festival and the Craft Fair is under way and despite the wintery weather several visitors are travelling around the village. Pictures can be viewed in the Picture Gallery by clicking Picture Gallery.

Thursday 5th August 2010

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Sidney Heard. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Tuesday 3rd August 2010

• Week St. Mary Coffee Pot Group ventured out on their Barnardo's Big Toddle. Armed with collection tins, balloons and buggies children and parents walked around Week St Mary collecting money. The door to door collections raised £68.00 and together with the sponsorships from group members they managed to raise £178.00 in total. 

Thursday 29th July 2010

• St. Mary's Church welcomed Bishop Tim to undertake baptisms, confirmations, blessing of the new priests door, kneelers and new play area.

Friday 2nd July 2010

• Linda & Roy Cobbledicks Open Garden evening attracted quite a few visitors from both within and outside the village. A lively Draw, ample drinks and refreshments resulted in a total collection of £338 for the Church Heating Fund.

Wednesday 16th June 2010
• The 70th Anniversary of the arrival of the evacuees to Week St. Mary.

Friday 4th June 2010

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Les Parnell, formerly of Week St. Mary, on his 88th birthday. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Saturday 22nd May 2010

• St. Mary's Church Open & Gift Day saw a steady stream of supporters visit the church and around 45 people ventured up the tower to the bells and out onto the top of the tower to absorb the wonderful views - view the pictures in the gallery by clicking Picture Gallery.


Saturday 22nd May 2010

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Maisie Shenstone, aged 93 years, formerly of Week St. Mary. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Saturday 15th May 2010

• A steady stream of visitors made their way to the Chapel for its Open Day to show off the new open plan seating style and changes to the internal layout. See pictures in the Picture Gallery.

Thursday 1st April 2010 
• The first swallow of the season was sighted heading into the village!


Saturday 27th February 2010 

• An enthusiastic crowd attended St. Mary's church for the "Big Clean" and the refreshments were well-received by all. 

Friday 22nd January 2010

• A lively crowd attened the Wine & Wisdom evening in the Parish Hall and your webmaster attended his first such event - and our team came third overall - not bad for the first time!

Sunday 10th January 2010

• After a couple of weeks of light snow showers, heavy frosts and icy roads in the village, it is again snowing heavily which will not help at all! It took nearly 2 weeks for the gritters to get here!

Thursday 24th December 2009

• It is with pleasure we announce the arrival of baby Nieve Booker, to Sue & Daniel Booker.

Thursday 24th December 2009

• It is with pleasure we announce the arrival of baby Robert Gribble.  (Jeff & Monica Robert's grandson).

Thursday 24th December 2009

• The Nativity figures returned to the church during the Crib Service where the children re-enacted the Nativity scene to a full church, enjoying carols and prayers. Gifts were collected for the Women's Refuge in Truro and a collection was made for the Salvation Army.


Saturday 5th December 2009 

• The 4th birthday of the Week St. Mary Community Web Site. Thank you everybody for making it such a success.

Wednesday 25th November 2009

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Arthur 'Mac' McColl, our village policeman for several years. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Saturday 5th December 2009 

• The 4th birthday of the Week St. Mary Community Web Site. Thank you everybody for making it such a success.

Sunday 8th November 2009

• A poppy wreath was laid at the War Memorial by Mrs Nora Jewell. The following service was held in the parish church.

Sunday 1st November 2009

• It is with pleasure we announce the arrival of baby Rory Sachs.

Thursday 29th October 2009

• Despite our best efforts we regret to announce that Week St. Mary did not feature in any of the final positions of the Calor Village Of The Year Competition. The comments from the judges were positive and said that we should be proud of our entry. Thanks to everyone who attended and helped with the display for the judges - we did our best!

Tuesday 6th October 2009

• The Western Region judges of Calor's Cornwall Village of the Year visited the village and after a brief greeting and introduction from Tricia Kabler and Linda Cobbledick watched a brief Visual show in the chapel before visiting the Parish Hall and Playing Field. Upon their return the judges inspected each stand in the Methodist School Room. A full article can be read by clicking HERE.

Thursday 1st October 2009

• It is with pleasure we announce the arrival of baby Isobel Martin.

Wednesday 23rd September 2009

• A good crowd attended the Parish Hall for the Community Harvest Service and Auction. Fun and games kept the children entertained. Funds were for the "Send a cow" project. 

Monday 21st September 2009

• Monday morning, Revd Dr Peter Waddell joined Revd Rob Dickenson at the hunt meet, in The Square - Peter's first such meet. Monday evening saw a good crowd attend the Harvest Service.


Sunday 20th September 2009

• Sunday evening, in St. Mary's church, saw an attentive crowd attend the Festal Evensong Service at which the Revd Dr Peter Waddell spoke about his first visit to the village. Peter is Chaplain to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, the patrons of St. Mary's Church.

Saturday 19th September 2009

• The weather stayed kind for the annual Revel celebrations, with plenty of sunshine and a light breeze. A good crowd attended to enjoy the crowning of the new Revel Queen, conducted by Revd, Rob, and various sideshows and main-ring activities.  Afternoon tea was served in the Parish Hall and the evening entertainment was provided by 'chariot racing' and a barbeque.

Friday 17th July 2009

• The judges of Calor's Cornwall Village of the Year visited the village and viewed a display in the Parish Hall where several stands portrayed village clubs and activities in an attempt to demonstrate the cohesive unity of Week St Mary. Pictures can be viewed in the Picture Gallery.

Sunday 14th June 2009

• Bishop Tim, in the company of Revd Rob, attended the fund-raising 'Pimms In The Park' where a small crowd enjoyed music from Bude Metric Band, in brilliant sunshine, whilst enjoying Strawberries & Cream, helping to raise funds for the church.

Wednesday 20th May 2009 

• Restructured web site launched.

Friday 17th April 2009

• It is with pleasure we announce the arrival of baby Madison Lucy Johns.

Monday 6th April 2009

• The Week St. Mary web site saw the 32,000th visitor to the website today - in another record time too! Well done everybody!

Wedesday 4th March 2009

• It is with pleasure we announce the arrival of baby Lila Rose Johns.

Tuesday 3rd March 2009

• It is with pleasure we announce the arrival of baby Tori Lea Horrell.

Monday 16th February 2009

• The Week St. Mary web site saw the 29,000th visitor to the website today. Well done everybody!

Tuesday 3rd February 2009

• Week St. Mary was covered in snow leading to picture-card images which can be seen in our Picture Gallery.

Friday 30th January 2009

• The Week St. Mary web site saw the 28,000th visitor to the website today. Well done everybody!

Tuesday 20th January 2009

• It is with pleasure we announce the arrival of baby Lily-May Johns.

Thursday 15th January 2009

• It is with pleasure we announce the arrival of baby Yvie Martha Tilley.

Thursday 15th January 2009

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Ken Barriball. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Tuesday 6th January 2009

• The Week St. Mary web site saw the 27,000th visitor to the website today. Well done everybody!

Wednesday 24th December 2008

• A capacity crowd attend Week St. Mary church for the Crib Service, with a real-life 'baby Jesus' in the Nativity scene. A large collection of gifts for the homeless mothers and children was collected for delivery by Christmas morning.

Sunday 21st December 2008

• David & Jean Martin celebrated their ruby wedding (17th December) by renewing their vows in Week St. Mary Church, officiated by Rev Rob, in the company of family and friends.

Saturday 20th December 2008

• It is with deep regret we learn of the untimely passing of Michael Horrell, formerly of Week St. Mary. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Sunday 14th December 2008

• A very successful and well supported Christingle service, held café style, took place in the Parish Hall and attracted a large number of young families, raising £50.67 for the Children’s Society. Some photographs are viewable in the 'Picture Gallery'.

Saturday 13th December 2008

• Sympathy is extended to the Rev Rob Dickenson and family upon the death of his father, Christopher.

Saturday 13th December 2008

• The Week St. Mary web site saw the 26,000th visitor to the website today. Well done everybody!

Saturday 13th December 2008

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Fred Axford, Wax Hill. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Friday 5th December 2008 

• The 3rd birthday of the Week St. Mary Community Web Site. Thank you everybody for making it such a success.

Sunday 23rd November 2008

• The Week St. Mary web site saw the 25,000th visitor to the website today. Well done everybody!

Saturday 22nd November 2008

• Congratulations to Mike Goodman for achieving the Graduate Diploma: Certificate In Education, presented to him at Truro Cathedral.

Sunday 9th November 2008

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Audrey Rogers. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Thursday 23rd October 2008

• It is with pleasure we announce the arrival of baby Pamela Morrison.

Monday 6th October 2008

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Mary Barriball, Credacott. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Wednesday 1st October 2008

• The Week St. Mary Community Harvest raised sufficient funds for a complete Shelterbox (No. 29450) which was dispatched by air to Haiti to help thousands who had been displaced by a series of hurricanes. There were also contributions made towards two further Shelterboxes (No. 33397 & 33398). The total contribution made to Shelterbox was: £610.00

Friday 26th September 2008

• It is with pleasure we announce the arrival of baby Brooke Hannaford.

Thursday 4th September 2008

• 18 members of the Morwenstow Society were taken on a guided tour of Week St. Mary village by David Martin & Linda Cobbledick before enjoying refreshments in The Green Inn.


Sunday 24th August 2008

• A small but enthusiastic crowd enjoyed 'Songs of Praise' on the village green.

Friday 22nd August 2008

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Helena Bate, formerly of Week St. Mary. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Wednesday 20th August 2008

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Alfred Parnell. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Sunday 10th August 2008

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Ron Webb. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Sunday 17th August 2008

• It is with pleasure we announce the arrival of baby Caspian Rugg

Friday 27th June 2008

• About 25 people attended the Parish Hall to hear Rev Rob and Lesley Booker talk about their visit to Umzimvubu, South Africa, earlier in the year; with pictures and video extracts to highlight aspects of their mission.

Saturday 21st June 2008

• Tudor House today had an 'Open Garden' and a continual flow of visitors enjoyed the immense garden area and consumed cream teas to help swell the profits to over £490 for Umzimvubu. Well done Stephen & Michelline Smith.

Sunday 15th June 2008

• At St. Winwaloe Church, Poundstock, a full church celebrated with prayer the past three years ministry of Rev Gavin Douglas. Following the service refreshments were enjoyed by all in the nearby ancient Gildhouse. Several gifts were bestowed on Gavin and Alison to remind them of their contribution to the Week St. Mary Circle of Parishes.

Sunday 8th June 2008

• Congratulations to Father Rob Yeomans who celebrated the 40th anniversary of his Ordination into the Ministry.

Sunday 8th June 2008

• An appreciative crowd enjoyed the musical entertainment provided by Mousehole Male Voice Choir with Jenna & Morwenna providing duets of modern songs. Funds raised to go to the Robert Johns Leukaemia Fund.

Sunday 1st June 2008

• A successful "Brides Revisited" display took place in the parish church, ending with a well-attended "Songs of Praise" hosted by Raymond Shaddick (the 'Boy from Bude'), raising in excess of £1,200 to effect repairs on the ancient priests Vestry Door. 

Wednesday 21st May 2008

• An attentive crowd listened to Lesley's account of her recent visit to Umzimvubu, South Africa, as guest speaker to the Women's Institute.

Sunday 11th May 2008

• Congratulations to Andrew & Celia Martyn on the christening of their daughter Chloe at Week St. Mary Church.

Monday 28th April 2008

• The first sighting of a swallow returning to the church porch to rebuild its nest.

Thursday 10th April 2008

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Ron Pearce, formerly of Marhamchurch. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Wednesday 26th March 2008

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Lawrence Denner, a friend to many in this village. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Thursday 20th March 2008

• The church has now seen completion of a comprehensive audio system installation.

Sunday 9th March 2008

• Dedication: Sunday 9th March saw a new seat dedicated, positioned at the rear entrance to the churchyard, in memory of the late Molly Colwill, also the Revel Queen's throne, loaned by the Colwill family, was also blessed.

Friday 7th March 2008

• There was a good attendance at the church service to celebrate Women's World Day of Prayer prepared by the women of Guyana.

Thursday 6th March 2008 

• Canon Rev Rob Dickenson, Canon David Steven, Lesley Booker, along with Jenny Coultard from St Minver, all arrive safely back home from their recent visit to South Africa.

Sunday 2nd March 2008

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Pat Harbrow who used to live in the village. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Friday 18th February 2008 

• Canon Rev Rob Dickenson, Canon David Steven, Lesley Booker, along with Jenny Coultard from St Minver, leave the UK to travel to Umzimvubu, South Africa.

Friday 1st February 2008 

• Fred Axford, of Wax Hill, celebrates his 90th birthday today and has had an open house to allow for visits by friends and family during the day.

Saturday 26th January 2008

• A display of the results of the Parish Plan was well produced in the Parish Hall with an open invitation to the parishioners to voice their opinions on all aspects of the results - with free refreshments too!

Friday 11th January 2008


• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Des Johns. Des at one time served on HMS Launceston Castle; the bell of that ship is now on display at Launceston. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Tuesday 1st January 2008

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Georgia Ann Paige Cock, born at Bristol on December 28th 2007 and who died peacefully at Bristol Hospital on January 1st, aged just 4 days. Georgia was a daughter to Kyla and Dan Cock and granddaughter to Keith and Lesley Horrell of Week St. Mary. Our sympathies are extended to all the families.

Wednesday 26th December 2007

• For Christmas there are new-born lambs around the village along with primroses and daffodils (very seasonal!)

Monday 24th December 2007

• A full church enjoyed the Christmas Eve Crib Service, conducted by Rev Rob and organist John Hopkinson.

Thursday 6th December 2007

• It is with pleasure we announce the arrival of baby Summer Johns.

Wednesday 5th December 2007 

• The 2nd birthday of the Week St. Mary Community Web Site. Thank you everybody for making it such a success.

Sunday 2nd December 2007

• Characters from the church's Nativity scene begin a journey around the village, to some 69 houses, where they will spend a night before being passed to the next participant in the chain, finally to end up back in the church by Christmas.

Thursday 
29th November 2007

• David Martin was in the Chapel's Sunday School Room signing copies of his new book. There was a good attendance both during the afternoon and evening sessions when over 130 books were purchased.

Sunday 11th November 2007

• A poppy wreath was laid at the War Memorial by Mr Les Parnell. The service was held in the parish church.

Tuesday 30th October 2007

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Mrs Kathleen Mary Jones. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Saturday 13th October 2007

• It is with pleasure we announce the arrival of baby Chloe Elizabeth Martyn.

Wednesday 10th October 2007

• It is with pleasure we announce the arrival of baby Logan Congdon.

Sunday 7th October 2007

• It is with pleasure we announce the arrival of baby Alfie Johns.

Wednesday 24th October 2007

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Mrs Doris Edwards, aged 87, wife of the late John (Jack) Edwards. Doris will be most remembered, whilst residents of the Temperance Hotel, for the countless meals cooked for both the farmers on market days and the daily lunches for the local school children. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Saturday 15th September 2007

• Another glorious day for the Revel celebrations; Crowning of the new Revel Queen; stalls and events, finishing with an evening of music in the playing field.

Saturday 1st September 2007

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Mr. Colin Prouse. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Sunday 26th August 2007

• Glorious weather helped the attendance of visitors to the village for both the Scarecrow Festival and the Craft Fair. A good crowd attended the open-air 'Songs of Praise' on the village green when the following choice of hymns were sung: (1) Be still, for the presence of the Lord; (2) Angel voices, ever singing, round Thy throne of light; (3) Love divine, all loves excelling; (4) I, the Lord of sea and sky; (5) Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart; (6) Thine is the glory, risen, conqu'ring Son; (7) From heaven you came, helpless babe; (8) Lord the light of Your love is shining (Shine, Jesus shine); (9) What a friend we have in Jesus; (10) The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended.

Thursday 23rd August 2007

• The book on Week St. Mary Village is advertised as nearing completion - details are in the Parish Church for the duration of the CRAFT FAIR, until 29th August.

Tuesday 21st August 2007

• Congratulations to Daniel Goodman on passing his Driving Test

Friday 20th July 2007

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Mr Claude Barriball, formerly of Week St. Mary. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Thursday 19th July 2007

• A coffee morning held at Wyke house by kind permission of Roy & Linda Cobbledick raised the wonderful total of £346.15. The money was given to "The Friends of Week St Mary Church and Churchyard Fund"

Wednesday 18th July 2007

• The weather was kind to the WI as after all the rain of late, the sun shone for the WI's annual BBQ, held at Tudor house by kind permission of Stephen & Micheline Smith.

Sunday 15th July 2007

• Well done Judith in winning the Flower Arrangement section, as seen on BBC Television at Montacute House - Good luck at Highgrove House on Sunday 29th July - "The Great British Show"

Tuesday 26th June 2007

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Mrs Daphne Drouet, formerly of Week St. Mary. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Sunday 24th June 2007

• Strawberries and Cream were a delight in the Parish Hall. It was so nice to sit and talk to friends and visitors.

Thursday 21st June 2007

• Bob Johns today presented the Children's Oncology Ward with a cheque for £6,000 & the recent sponsored cycle ride has raised in excess of £2,500 with money still coming in.

Monday 18th June 2007

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Mr Derek Goffart. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Sunday 13th May 2007

• Rev Rob was installed as an Honorary Canon at Truro Cathedral, by Bishop Bill, occupying the seat of St. Winwaloe.

Friday 13th April 2007

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Miss Pat Matthews. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Friday 6th April 2007

• The first swallow of the year spotted in Week St. Mary.

Tuesday 3rd April 2007

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Reg Colwill (butcher for many years in the village). Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Friday-Saturday 23rd-24th March 2007

• Congratulations to ex-Week St. Mary lad, Tony PARNELL, who with Sam QUINN managed a creditable 12th position in the Vospers Tour of Cornwall Rally 2007. 

Sunday 28th January 2007

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Eunice Ellen. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Wednesday 24th January 2007

• This week has seen the first residents moving into their houses on the new "Ashbury Grove" estate.

Friday 19th January 2007

• Several spring flowers are appearing - far too early though! There are numerous daffodils out at Wax Hill and so many primroses; they are almost beating the snowdrops.

Tuesday 26th December 2006 

• A charity football match took place between the Veterans and The Ladies. The Ladies were unlucky not to draw, losing 5 - 4 to the Veterans.

Sunday 24th December 2006 

• A capacity crowd attend Week St. Mary church for the Crib Service, with a real-life 'baby Jesus' in the Nativity scene. A large collection of gifts for the homeless mothers and children was collected for delivery by Christmas morning.

Sunday 24th December 2006 

• Whilst travelling to Week St. Mary Crib Service, coming up Wax Hill, a huge stag walked out from the hedgerow, stood in the road and looked at us, then as I braked, it turned and walked calmly back into the woods... what a magnificent animal with huge antlers.

Saturday 16th December  2006

• A good crowd joined in with carol-singing around the village. This, and the previous entry, resulted in a total of approximately £150 for the Robert Johns Leukaemia Fund.

Saturday 9th December  2006

• Lighting of the Christmas Tree Ceremony took place in the Square.

Tuesday 5th December 2006 
• The 1st birthday of the Week St. Mary Community Web Site. Thank you everybody for making it such a success.

Sunday 12th November 2006 

• A good crowd gathered in The Square for the laying of the wreath at the war memorial. This years Remembrance Service being held in the chapel.

Sunday 5th November 2006 

• Celebrating the visit of the Archdeacon of Umzimvubu (South Africa) the Venerable Vuyani Buso and his wife Phyllis to Week St. Mary church for All Saints Sunday Songs of Praise.

Monday 2nd October 2006 

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Molly Colwill. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Sunday 1st October 2006 

• The Robert Johns Leukaemia Fund held a charity fund raising concert at St. Mary's Church with the Mousehole Male Voice Choir as the main attraction. The evening's event was well attended by people of all ages and the musical variations ensured that everyone heard something of their favourite type of music. At various intervals throughout the evening, soloist Tricia Moore, from Plymouth, sang a variety of songs to her own accompaniment on guitar and a lute. The programme included such wonderful pieces as "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon", "You Raise Me Up" and a superb rendition of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody". Our congratulations to Bob Johns for organising a great evening.

Saturday 16th September 2006 

• A full day of events celebrating Revel was held both in the playing field and later in The Square with singing and Sumo wrestling.

Monday 11th September 2006

• It is with pleasure we announce the arrival of baby Connor Pugh.

Sunday 27th August 2006 

• Sunday 27th August, despite the gloomy beginning, turned out to be a glorious warm summers day culminating at 6pm, when a crowd of some 50 in number congregated on the village green for a 'Songs of Praise' style service, conducted by Rev Rob Dickenson. The Service consisted of 10 popular hymns, a reading and prayers. Rev Rob preceded each hymn with brief details of its origin. John Hopkinson accompanied the singing on an electronic organ.

Thursday 24th August 2006 

• BBC TV cameras paid a visit to the village to interview Lesley Booker and film some scarecrows featuring in the annual Scarecrow Festival.

Sunday 13th August 2006 

• Fun Day for the Robert Johns Leukaemia Fund raised in excess of £4,850 for the charity.

Saturday 5th August 2006 

• A Promise Auction & BBQ at the Rectory raising funds for the Church Re-wiring Fund.

Sunday 30th July 2006 

• A special service took place at the church of St. Mary the Virgin, Week St. Mary, on Sunday, July 30th, to celebrate and dedicate the Week St. Mary Circle of Parishes and Institution of its Rector, Revd Rob Dickenson, by Rt Revd William Ind (Lord Bishop of Truro). This service was to celebrate the union of eight parishes into the Week St. Mary Circle of Parishes; namely, Week St. Mary, Whitstone, Poundstock, Widemouth Bay, Treneglos, Warbstow and Crackington Haven. There was a large attendance with representatives from each parish. The organist was John Hopkinson and the church choir was in attendance. A presentation was made of framed commemorative pictures to the Bishop, Archdeacon and to churchwardens from each parish in the new benefice. Refreshments were served in the church.

Wednesday 12th July 2006 

• Molly Colwill celebrated her 90th birthday and in the evening a special peal of 100 changes was rung by 6 of her relatives.

Sunday 9th July 2006 

• The Revd Rob Dickinson, parish priest and Rural Dean, welcomed a large congregation at a service to celebrate the ordination of Gavin Allan Douglas to the priesthood, at the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin, Week St. Mary on Sunday 9th July 2006. Those present witnessed the ordination of Revd Gavin Douglas by Bishop Roy Screech of St. Germans. Representatives of Week St. Mary Methodist Church and all eight parishes in the Benefice were present in addition to many visiting clergy. The sermon was given by the Army Chaplain General the Revd David Wilkes OBE, QHC. The organist was John Hopkinson with renditions from the church choir and an aria sung by Tom Bates. The service was followed by a lunch in the Parish Hall.

Friday 7th July 2006 

• Hazel Fishleigh celebrated her 80th birthday and her special peals were sounded in the evening by the local bellringers.

Sunday 11th June 2006 

• Linda's cat 'Sam' has returned home after being missing for several days. According to the vet he has been fed and watered which suggests he has been kept shut in but managed to escape and return home, albeit with damage to his tail as someone has tried to shut a door on him to possibly stop him from escaping! If he had been starved then he could have been shut in somewhere by accident but all the signs point otherwise. If only Sam could talk!

Monday 22nd May 2006 

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Dorothy Orchard. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Sunday 21st May 2006

• No, it was not an invasion but we believe it was an outing by Holsworthy Tractor Club that saw the village square play host to a collection of tractors of all ages.

Friday 21st April 2006

• The church played host to a number of senior citizens for a tea party, preceded by the church bells, marking Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 80th birthday.

Wednesday 29th March 2006

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of George Harris. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

February - March 2006

• Prolonged inconvenience opposite the chapel due to building preparations and the introduction of a very wide pavement!

Thursday 23rd February 2006

• Trial commenced of new Week St. Mary BirdCam - Maximum of 10 users at any one time.

Friday 3rd February 2006

• Did you see anyone from Week St. Mary on Channel 4's "Deal Or No Deal" sitting in the audience?

Wednesday 25th January 2006

• Linda & David again travelled to Truro to view the remaining record books relating to the old Primary School.

Wednesday 11th January 2006

• Linda & David travel to Truro to view the records relating to the old Primary School. Interesting extracts will be on the web site but we have to undertake a second visit as we ran out of time to read the 4 books. The 2nd visit should be on 25th January and the detail should be on this web site within a day or two from the visit.

Saturday 8th January 2006

• A full coach organised by Sue Booker on behalf of Week St Mary Sunday School, went to the Theatre Royal at Plymouth to see the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk, starring the Chuckle Brothers. A great time was had by all.

Wednesday 4th January 2006

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Mr Alan Turner. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Tuesday 3rd January 2006

• It is with deep regret we learn of the passing of Miss Evelyn Paynter. Our sympathies are extended to the family.

Thursday 22nd December 2005

• Cornish & Devon Post publishes article about the launch of this web site (page 5).

Saturday 17th December 2005

• Carol Singing Around The Christmas Tree : A fantastic £180 was raised for our local charity – the Robert Johns Leukaemia Fund (R.J.L.F.). Only a select few turned up, but those who came and supported the event, certainly made up for it by singing their hearts out! A good festive spirit was had by all. Freshly baked mince pies and hot mulled wine was enjoyed by the adults and hot chocolate and cookies went down well with the kids! A massive thank you to everyone who supported this worthwhile charity, particularly to Ray Pearce and the staff at Treetops, and Vic and Barbara at The Green Inn. Both venues provided us with wonderful spreads which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Thank you. 

• John Hopkinson completed a 4-hour non-stop sponsored marathon playing the Church organ.

Monday 5th December 2005

• Work starts on the new housing project on the 'strip fields'.

• Week St. Mary Community website launched

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