St Mabyn Village News

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

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Childcare 'for free'

St Mabyn and other areas in Cornwall  are taking part in a pilot scheme from September to March this year to provide free childcare for two-year-olds.
More details on This is Cornwall

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

First dates, marriage, babies, and love in the twilight years; our lives revolve around our relationships.
With songs like “I’ll call you soon (yeah, right)” and “Single Man Drought” this is a musical for those with a healthy dose of cynicism. With a skilled cast put together by Horn and Hare Theatre Company this piece looks into relationships, revealing all the things we know are true but don’t care to admit. At times touching, always honest “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” takes you through a series of vignettes examining the good the bad and the downright funny.
Horn and Hare Theatre Company are a new professional Cornish company started by Ellen Waghorn, Tom Hare and Jenifer Hare (née Titcomb)
Listen to them on radio Cornwall (starts at 14.49)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Songs of Praise

Sunday 3rd June @10 am

Thanksgiving & popular hymns plus
Our village in ‘62 as remembered by
Venning, John and Agnes

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Beetle Drive

Friday June 15, St Mabyn Village Hall
Come enjoy an evening of family fun building beetles in this classic fundraiser on Friday, June 15 from 6-8pm in St Mabyn Village Hall. Money from the evening will go to First St Mabyn Scouts, who are raising money for a new building for their group. Food and drink will be available on the night.

Charity Diamond Jubilee Celebration

Tuesday June 5, St Mabyn Holiday Park
Join in the family fun at St Mabyn Holiday Park at a Diamond Jubilee celebration and charity hog roast on Tuesday, June 5 from 5-10.30pm. Enjoy a marquee, live Cornish music, DJ, and licenced shop – or, bring your own drinks along with a rug and chair. There will be a cake sale and donations for Cornish Scrumpy by the glass. Proceeds go to the Cornwall Air Ambulance and the First St Mabyn Scouts. Tickets are £5 per person and can be bought on reception, or book on 01208 841 677.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Don't forget to come to St Mabyn Post Office and Stores for our Spring Bookswop on Saturday 26 May 10 am to 12 noon. Have a cup of coffee in the Coffee Lounge and enjoy a few restful minutes browsing through the books.  See you there.


Due to family illness, unfortunately our May speaker was unable to come and give her talk of Summer Flowers to St Mabyn Garden Club.  But, never fear, our intrepid chairman John Lobb gave  members a fun and interesting evening of Quiz questions.  Thank you John for such an enjoyable evening.

Our Spring Trip took members to the National Trust property Godolphin House near Helston.  Unfortunately the weather was not kind to us as the rain came down!  But members found the tour of Godolphin House very interesting as it was built between the 15th and 17th centuries. Also some strange alterations done during the19th and 20th centuries with wooden panels walls to divide up larger rooms.  Also I lost count how many bathrooms there were.  Members braved the weather to explore the gardens, which unfortunately could not be fully appreciated due to the weather.
On our way home we stopped at the Garden Centre at Breage  for a welcome cup of tea and coffee, not to mention the amazing portions of homemade cakes.
In September we are visiting Rosemoor Gardens, North Devon. If you would like to join us, please contact Angela Bunney 01208 841511.  Have a sunny and happy summer, see you in the autumn.


Don't forget St Mabyn's Free Jubilee Party Celebrations on the Green starting 1pm to 4pm. Bring a plate of savoury or sweet food  to share.  There will be Children's Races,  Fancy Dress competition, Village Mystery Trail and BBQ (small charge).  Free coffee tea and soft drinks.
During the afternoon there will be the presentation of Jubilee Money Boxes to all Children 16 years and under who reside in the parish of St Mabyn.
8pm to 11pm Let's Party.....Let's Dance!   Dance to your favourite music of the 50's,60's and later as chosen by request by yourselves during the evening.  Bring your own drinks and glasses.  Free coffee, teas and nibbles.  Music from DJ Mike Heywood.

Don't forget Royal Memorabilia and Arts and Crafts Exhibition in St Mabyn Church 11am to 5pm.

For more information contact Angela Bunney 01208 841511.  Have a lovely Jubilee Day in St Mabyn.  See you there.


St Mabyn Church will be holding an Exhibition of Royal Memorabilia and Arts and Crafts in the Church on Saturday 2nd , Sunday 3rd am – 5pm and  Monday 4th June from 11am to 12 noon, to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of  Queen Elizabeth II.   Please look in your cupboards, attics and glass cabinets for photos, books, mugs etc pertaining to the Royal Family.  We know that there are many talented people in the parish who paint, sew and create beautiful objects.  Please bring everything to be exhibited to the Church on Friday 1st June between 11am and  3pm.
Cream Teas will be served in the Church Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd between  12 noon and 4pm.
Saturday 2nd June 7.30pm there is a concert in the Church to be given by the very talented Roscarrock Revival.
 A Special Jubilee Family Service will be held in the Church on Sunday 3rd June at 10am

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Shop 1984

Chaple Lane 1984

Kelly Park 1984

Ivy Cottage 1984

Ivy Cottage Station Road 1984

St Mabyn 1984

Bottom of Kelly Park where now stands Gandr Cottage

Monday, May 14, 2012

View from Church tower 1930's?


The St Mabyn Players would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to join them. Our shows are based on musical comedy with some acting opportunities.  Experience would be useful, but is not necessary. We are a small team who have a lot of fun and who produced their highly acclaimed 2011 Christmas Extravaganza to sell-out audiences for three nights.
If you have enthusiasm and commitment we'd love to hear from you.
Please contact Tony Dickinson, Producer and Director, who will be pleased to give you further information. Tel: 01208 841314

Sunday, May 13, 2012

St Mabyn Summer Church Fete.

This year's Fete is to be held on The Green at St Mabyn, on Saturday 16th June at 2.30pm. The Band of St Mabyn Bell ringers will introduce the afternoon commencing at 2.00pm. The Fete will be opened by The Archdeacon of Bodmin The Venerable Audrey Elkington at 2.30pm. For the entertainment this year we are delighted to welcome back the local Scottish Country Dancing Group and our own pupils from St Mabyn School who will perform the ever popular Maypole Dancing. Other events include Traditional Punch and Judy, Sumo Wrestling, suits provided for the competitors, Children Sports Competitions,  and at the end of the afternoon the Tug-o-War event which usually ends with many of the crowd joining in to enjoy the fun!! Cream teas will be served under the Chestnut Tree all afternoon. A wide range of stalls from Preserves to Cakes, Books to Toys and Games, from Plants to Tombola, Raffles, Bric a Brac and many more. Any donations/gifts towards any of these stalls would be most appreciated and welcomed. There will be the collectors calling around the village a few days before the Fete as usual, thank you. Please make a note in your diary, and come along to enjoy a great family afternoon with us all.
There is disabled access onto the Green, and the Fete will go ahead if the day is Wet!! (we will use the Church and The Village Hall), All proceeds go towards St Mabyn Church Funds. Plenty of Car Parking is available on the day.
Colin Hyde.      

Saturday, May 12, 2012

St Mabyn Peace Memorial Hall

An Extraordinary General Meeting will be held at the Village Hall on Thursday,14th June 2012 at 7.30pm in order to appoint a Chair and Vice-Chair. 
This will be followed by the Committee meeting.  Please note the change of day: AGMs and Committee meetings in future will be held every two months on the second Thursday of the month. 

All welcome! Come along and get involved with your Village Hall.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Applause for Rev Dave’s sermon at St Mabyn

On the first Sunday of each month at there is a new style ‘Fresh Expression’ service at 10 am.Modern words are used throughout to improve understanding. The first service on Palm Sunday was a great success and attracted 34 people.
The second service on May 6th was taken by Rev Dave Elkington , assisted by Peter Coster included readings by Monty Fryer, prayers for our village led by Joanne Hyde and great singing by all.
Rev. Dave gave a very amusing but challenging talk based on the Lord’s prayer in which he stressed how important it is for us to spend time listening whenever we pray. This was given a well deserved round of applause by the large appreciative congregation. Why don’t you come and enjoy the next Fresh Expression service at St Mabyn on 3rd June @ 10 am which will celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee?

Saturday, May 05, 2012


More than 80 people enjoyed a very successful fun-filled `Bingo Night Out’ on 27 th April in St Mabyn Village Hall. The event was organised by the St Mabyn Players, who are presently  raising funds to cover the cost of their new lighting and sound equipment. The evening opened with Tony Dickinson, the Player’s Producer and Director, performing a song and dance routine with the Bingo Babes, Angela Bunney and Anne Edwards. This was followed by a fun-packed evening, with the numbers being called by Tony in his own inimitable style. The cash prizes were very well received by the lucky winners and everyone enjoyed a scrumptious dessert, followed by tea or coffee in the interval. The happy winner of the Flyer went home with a bumper prize of £50, and 30 other cash prizes were won during the evening. Many thanks to Alex Fielding for organising the catering and to Chris Dickinson for her delicious desserts. David Masters, Colin Hyde and Guy Brindle kept the front of house running smoothly and Audrey Cooke created some`unusual’ effects with the new audio and lighting mixers! Once again, very many thank to sound and lighting engineer, David Hudson, for all his support, time and hard work during the installation of the technical equipment.

A second `Bingo Night Ou’t is planned for the autumn, which will be followed by another Comedy Musical Extravaganza in December, which will run for four nights this year on 12-15 th December.
The cost of tickets will remain at £7.50 which will include a delicious pasty supper, followed by a dessert and tea and coffee. Enquiries and advance bookings, please contact Audrey on 01208841607

Friday, May 04, 2012

Parish Council

After a meeting of the Parish Council last Tuesday it is announced that the new Chairman is Alf Finnamore and the Vice Chairman is Neil Embley the Parish Council can be contacted via Jenny Hoskin on 01208 72789.

Refuse piles up in the streets

No collection for two weeks in parts of St Mabyn

St Mabyn church and pub

St Mabyn church and pub with Ivan's car 1960's

before the Midas development

St Mabyn before the Midas development 1960's

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