Welcome Nicki!

On 7th March 2024 we welcome Revd Nicki Farr as our Rector and Pioneer Minister. The service is to be held at St Teath church, 7.00 pm. If you plan to attend, please could you let Gareth know using the contacts page. We hope to have enough extra seats (and pasties!) for all.

Rev Nicki writes:

It is with great excitement that I prepare to serve and minister in your churches and communities as your new Rector and Pioneer Priest. I look forward to meeting you soon and getting to know you, and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself….

I grew up in Hampshire with my parents and older brother where I regularly attended Church and Sunday School. During my teenage years, I engaged in a wide variety of different activities and hobbies and did not actively make room for God in my life so gradually drifted away from church.

In 1988, I married Andrew and after we moved to Cornwall, I felt a strong sense that God was calling me back to Him, so Andrew and I started attending St Mary’s Church in Callington.

After a few years of working in Lloyds Bank, I then became a full-time mum to our four daughters, Bethany, Kirsty, Rachel and Holly. Whilst they were growing up, I began my woodwind teaching practice. I found great joy in teaching many students to play instruments, helping them enjoy the love of music-making. I enjoy playing my clarinet with friends and as part of an orchestra. My other interests include swimming and walking at the coast and in the countryside and spending time with my family.

There have been many significant events where I have felt or seen God move in my life and in the life of others, which inspires me to tell others about Jesus. In 2015, I felt a call to ordination and after much thought, wrestling, prayer and discernment, I entered the Diocesan process which led to a recommendation for training. I was accepted by St Mellitus College where I studied for a Diploma in Theology, Mission & Ministry for two years before my ordination in 2020.

We moved to Launceston to take up my post as Assistant Curate to the Launceston Parish Churches and the Churches in the Moorland and Egloskerry group. It has been a fruitful time of learning, serving, ministry, prayer and blessing.

I look forward to continuing my faith journey with the Camel-Allen Churches, as together we seek the will of God, and look to share His love amongst one another and with the wider communities.

We look forward to welcoming and seek God’s blessing on Rev Nicki and Andrew as they move home and settle into life within our group of churches, and Rev Nicki as she prepares for her service of licensing and installation and begins work with the team here.

Services for February

Friday 2nd February 8.30 am, St Julitta, Holy Communion for Candlemas followed by Breakfast

Friday 2nd February 7.00 pm, St Adwena, Compline

Sunday 4th February 11.00 am, St Teath, Family Communion

Sunday 4th February 4.00 pm, St Thomas, Songs of Praise

Wednesday 7th February 9.00 am, St Adwena, Morning Prayer

Thursday 8th February 7.00 pm, St Julitta, Compline

Friday 9th February 9.00 am, St Julitta, Morning Prayer

Friday 9th February 7.00 pm, St Adwena, Compline

Sunday 11th February 9.30 am, St John, Morning Worship

Sunday 11th February 11.00 am, St Teath, Morning Worship

Sunday 1th February 11.15 am, St Adwena, Holy Communion

Wednesday 14th February 9.00 am, St Adwena, Morning Prayer

Wednesday 14th February 7.00 pm, St Thomas, Holy Communion with Ashes

Thursday 15th February 7.00 pm, St Thomas, Holy Communion and Healing

Friday 16th February 9.00 pm, St Julitta, Morning Prayer

Friday 16th February 7.00 pm, St Adwena, Compline

Sunday 18th February 9.30 am, St Thomas, Holy Communion

Sunday 18th February 9.30 am, St John, Holy Communion

Sunday 18th February 11.00 am, St Teath, Holy Communion

Wednesday 21st February 9.00 am, St Adwena, Morning Prayer

Friday 23rd February 9.00 am, St Julitta, Morning Prayer

Friday 23rd February 7.00 pm, St Adwena, Compline

Sunday 25th February 10.00am, St Teath, Breakfast Church

Sunday 25th February 11.15 am, St Julitta, Holy Communion

Wednesday 28th February 9.00 am, St Adwena, Morning Prayer

Diary Dates for November and December

Please note, we’ve just spotted an error! 8.30 St Julitta, 11.30 St Thomas!

Sunday 24th December 11.00 am Seaview Farmshop Carols

Sunday 24th December 5.00 pm St Teath Crib Service

Sunday 24th December 8.30 pm St John Bethlehem Mass

Sunday 24th December 8.30 pm St Julitta Bethlehem Mass

Sunday 24th December 11.30 pm St Teath Midnight Mass

Sunday 24th December 11.30 pm St Thomas Midnight Mass

Christmas Day 10.00 am St Adwena Christmas Morning Worship

Sunday 31st December 10.00 am St John Holy Communion

October services and events

Sunday 1st October 11.00 am, St Teath Family Communion with Baptism

Sunday 1st October 4.00 pm, St Thomas Harvest Songs of Praise

Friday 6th October 8.30 am, St Julitta Communion followed by breakfast

Saturday 7th October afternoon and evening, St Teath Harvest “Come & Sing”

Sunday 8th October 9.30 am, St John Harvest Thanksgiving

Sunday 8th October 11.00 am, St Teath Harvest Thanksgiving

Sunday 8th October 11.15 am, St Adwena Holy Communion

Thursday 12th October 7.00 pm, St Julitta Compline

Sunday 15th October 9.30 am, St Thomas Holy Communion

Sunday 15th October 11.00 am, St Teath Choral Communion

Sunday 15th October 4.00 pm, St Julitta Harvest Thanksgiving (with St Adwena)

(Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th October during the day, welcome and interview process to appoint our new Rector and Pioneer Priest)

Sunday 22nd October 9.30 am, St John Holy Communion

Sunday 22nd October 10.00 am, St Teath Breakfast Service

Sunday 22nd October 11.15 am, St Julitta Holy Communion

Thursday 26th October 7.00 pm, St Thomas Healing Service

Sunday 29th October 11.00 am, St Teath Benefice Service

What do you see?

On Sunday 27th August we were considering what we see. How well do we see God working in our lives? Do we stop to consider how God is changing us? How can we tell when God is speaking and we’re just making it up? All things to think about……..

Many thanks to all who contributed to our services at St John’s, St Julitta’s and St Teath, including the baptism party at St Julitta’s and the worship band at St Teath (bigger and better than ever….)

September Services and Events

Friday 1st September 9.00 am St Julitta Holy Communion followed by breakfast

Sunday 3rd September 9.30 am St Thomas Holy Communion (no Songs of Praise in September)

Sunday 3rd September 11.00 am St Teath Choral Communion

Thursday 7th September 3.00 pm St Julitta Endelienta Ensemble, tickets £10

Sunday 10th September 9.30 am St John Holy Communion

Sunday 10th September 11.00 am St Teath Morning Worship

Sunday 10th September 11.15 am St Adwena Holy Communion

Thursday 14th September 7.00 pm St Julitta Compline

Sunday 17th September 9.30 am St Thomas Holy Communion

Sunday 17th September 10.00 am Delabole Chapel Harvest Festival

Sunday 17th September 11.00 am St Teath Family Communion

Sunday 24th September 9.30 St John Morning Worship

Sunday 24th September 10.00 St Teath Breakfast Service

Sunday 24th September 11.15 St Julitta Holy Communion with Baptism

Thursday 28th September 7.00 pm St Thomas Prayer and Healing Service

Wednesdays 9.00 am St Adwena Morning Prayer

Fridays 9.00 am St Julitta Morning Prayer (1st Sept Communion)

We’re Live!

Today the advert for our new Rector and Pioneer Priest went live in Church Times. This is an exciting opportunity and a key part in the Deanery Plan. Pray with us as we seek to find the right person for this role. We know God has someone out there for us! (in the meantime, we will try to get August happenings up on the website shortly……)

Rector & Pioneer Priest (Full-time)

The Benefice of Camel-Allen, Cornwall

Explore the opportunities for mission and ministry in this beautiful coast and country benefice and see for yourself why so many people fall in love with this part of the world!

This is an exciting opportunity for a priest who would like to exercise ministry in a diverse yet realistic cluster of three parishes, combining elements of a traditional incumbency role with a clear commitment to pioneer new initiatives.

The appointment is to a full-time position and we seek a priest with a pioneering spirit, a willingness to embrace a variety of church traditions and a team player with the gifts and graces to exercise oversight ministry by investing in local leaders (lay and ordained) to ensure the flourishing of each parish.

The post combines (in a 50/50 split) elements of a Rector’s role with that of a Pioneer Minister, including:

• Working specifically within Camelford and Delabole to understand the spiritual needs, expectations and opportunities within these local communities;

• Fostering good relationships with relevant community leaders and organisations, including supporting local schools and listening to those within the deep rural parts of our benefice;

• Developing and growing the team of volunteers, identifying and harnessing the gifts God has given.

For further information and details please visits our website:  www.trurodiocese.org.uk/vacancies/

Closing Date:   20th September at 12noon

Shortlisting:    27th September

Parish Visit:     17th October

Interviews:      18th October

Part of the process will include a vocational conversation that will take place online between short-listing and the interview.

The appointment is subject to enhanced disclosure from the DBS

For an informal conversation, please contact the Archdeacon of Bodmin: archdeacons@truro.anglican.org