St Mabyn Village News

News from the village of St.Mabyn in North Cornwall...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A Church for All Seasons

Over the weekend the parish church in St Mabyn, which is undergoing extensive restoration funded by a massive fund-raising campaign, was the scene for a wide variety of events, proving its position at the heart of this strong rural community. Saturday was Fete Day, when a large crowd always turns up to enjoy traditional fun but the wet weather plan had to be operated so the interior of the Church rang with the happy laughter of the children enjoying Professor Goodvibes Punch and Judy and also the chatter and hum of hundreds keen to snap up the home-made goodies and bargains on the various stalls. Fete Chairman Colin Hyde said "the fete usually raises the £3000 we need to insure the building and so its success is paramount" An army of helpers put everything back together ready for the normal Sunday service, led by the Reverend John Brendon-Cook and then in the evening it was once again packed for the Elvis Gospel Concert with Johnny Cowling. Restoration Appeal Chairman Abigail Kirby-Harris in her thanks to Johnny, who performed without a fee, and to the 180 strong audience told them "the great size of this Church has meant that the restoration costs provided quite a challenge, but this weekend it has proved a real blessing" The next concert in the summer series of Music in St Mabyn is Jazz on the Green, performed by the Bodmin Community College Jazz Orchestra on Friday 18 July. Organiser Jennifer Tarring commented "this weekend has shown that if the planned Jazz on the Green has to move indoors we will be able to cope, and picnics will be welcome too!" To book tickets or for further details ring Jenni on 01208-841329.

Standing Ovation for Johnny Cowling

An audience of over one hundred and seventy people gave Johnny Cowling a standing ovation at the end of his Elvis Gospel Evening in St Mabyn Church on Sunday 22 June.
Johnny has earned his place as Cornwall’s favourite entertainer with his engaging wit, charm, charisma and outstanding talent. He has a unique gift of making people feel happy and with a programme that included an impromptu rendition of ‘Crying in the Chapel’ and a finale performance of ‘An American Trilogy, everyone went home happy. During the course of the evening the audience were up on their feet, clapping, singing, swaying and just having a great time. Almost as much exercise as an hour in the gym but more fun! Refreshments during the interval were kindly made and served by The Friends of St Mabyn Church.
The Elvis Gospel Evening was just one of the concerts organised by St Mabyn Church Restoration Appeal committee as part of their fund-raising initiative for Phase II of the roof restoration. Further concerts include Jazz on the Green on Friday 18 July at 6.30pm (bring a picnic – in church if wet) and the Churchtown Unity Jazz Band on Sunday 21 September.
For more information about further events and tickets please contact: Jenni Tarring 01208 841329. Membership information for The Friends of St Mabyn please contact: Carol Grigg 01208 841276

Walled Garden Tredethy

Listed building consent for the erection of 11 holiday cottages demolition of single storey building and removal of part of interior wall for R Morris and B Coombes. of Wellesbourne Warwick.
Resubmission of withdrawn proposal.
Full plans

Monday, June 23, 2008

St Mabyn on the map!

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

False Alarm

Police were called to the School this evening for what turned out to be a false alarm. Whilst there, they were called to another incident in the village!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Church Fete

Maypole dancing by the school children.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Midas Application

The Midas homes planning application was deferred at the planning meeting on 17th June.
The application caused some controversy because it was put in one day before the required "affordable homes" allocation was increased from 35% to 50%

Tregenza planning application

Tregenza Station Road St Mabyn - erection of extension and alterations to include new garage for Mr and Mrs Ballard [2008/01159]
View the full plans

Parish Council

St Mabyn parish council welcomes a new councillor to it's team, Charlotte Barry. There is another vacancy being advertised which the council hopes to fill by next months meeting on July 1st. Anyone interested should contact the parish clerk Jenny Hoskin

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Miracle Theatre

A truly memorable evening for the whole family at Pencarrow on Friday 27th June [picnics from 6.30pm] when Cornwall’s own Miracle Theatre performs “Jason” outdoors on the East Lawn, a tale of love, death and seasickness in the lap of the gods!
Tickets pre-bookable by phoning 01208 841369 or call in or email
Adults £9.50, concessions £8.50, children £6.

Morris Dancers Video

Morris Dancers in St Mabyn from Jago Silver on Vimeo.

Monday, June 16, 2008

St Mabyn Church Fete

A wonderful, traditional Fete is promised on Saturday 21st June on the village green in St Mabyn with fun and games for all the family. Gates open at 2.15pm

Church Restoration Appeal

The works on the church, both the roof and internally are continuing well and the flood damage inside has been dealt with. Services are continuing as normal, using the piano whilst the flooded organ dries out.Save the date - Sunday 16th November when Sir David Brewer Patron of the Appeal will attend the Patronal Festival service to install the commemorative plaque and bring the Appeal to a close.

Johnny Cowling

Johnny Cowling rocks the aisles!
Tickets for the concert of Elvis Gospel Music on Sunday 22nd June are almost all sold so to avoid disappointment at the door it is best to reserve tickets by ringing Summer Music organiser Jennifer Tarring on 01208-8413229

Old Rectory, Helland

Gardens open and cream tea afternoon -13 July
The gardens at the Old Rectory, Helland will be open during the afternoon of Sunday 13th July - please note change of date - organised by St Breward Conservatives. Go and meet Sian Flynn the Parliamentary Candidate, and enjoy a cream tea 2.30 - 5pm

Friday, June 13, 2008

Morris Dancing!

On my way to casualty with my son who had gashed his head, I encountered morris dancers performing outside the St Mabyn Inn!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Come Jazz it up!

The 3rd Annual Jazz on the Green organised by the Friends of St Mabyn Church takes place on Friday 18 July starting at 6.30pm. This increasingly popular event on the North Cornwall music calendar features the talented young musicians who go to make up the Bodmin Community College Jazz Orchestra, under the musical directorship of Adrian Evans.
The Green, situated in the centre of the village adjacent to St Mabyn Church, is an ideal venue for this family friendly open-air concert. Bring friends and relations but above all make sure you bring your picnic hamper, overflowing with goodies, a car rug and a camping or deck chair.
The success of an outdoor event is dependent on the weather but the organisers can assure you that whatever the weather jazz there will be. St Mabyn Church is rapidly becoming well known for its marvellous acoustic qualities and with the roof half off as part of the restoration of this magnificent local landmark, if it is necessary everything will take place inside, raising the roof just a little bit further.
Tickets on the gate £6 per person (under 12 years free admission). For more information about concert and how to become a Friend of St Mabyn Church, please contact: Mrs Carol Grigg 01208 841276

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Rioting youth

Three youths, one from St Mabyn were arrested on Sunday 8th June and bailed to appear at Wadebridge Police Station at a later date. They were alleged to have run riot through Wadebridge in the early hours causing considerable damage to shops and property.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Church Flood damage

Parishioners will be pleased to learn that the flood damage suffered during the heavy rains in May is now well in hand and services in the Church have not been affected as we use our stalwart piano! Our organ needs some more weeks to dry out naturally before full restoration can commence but it will be back in action before too long - and certainly for the grand celebration service for our Patronal Festival on 16th November when our Patron Sir David Brewer will join us to celebrate the successful completion of the restoration.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Cheapest petrol?

According to
the cheapest unleaded in a 15 mile radius is Morrisons at Bodmin £113.9p a litre on 5th June 2008

Friday, June 06, 2008

Tea Appreciation Society

The Shop Local First campaign aims to support local shops and markets now by encouraging more people to shop at them.
Tea Appreciation Society will be supporting St. Mabyn village shop on Saturday 6th June, giving away free cups of tea, loose leaf breakfast tea, fairtrade blends and organic rooibois and chai tea (courtesy of dragonfly teas).

There will be food available from the breakfast BBQ, and face painting for the children, between 9am and 12pm.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Car crash!

In the early hours of this morning a Peugeot car collided with a parked Volvo on Station Road both cars were a write off. The police were called. This is the second incident of this nature in a matter of days.

Church scaffolding

Work continues on the church roof under cover.

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