St Mabyn Village News

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

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wadebridge and District Memory Day

Share your memories at Wadebridge and District Memory Day ‘Landmark Travels- Our Past in a Suitcase’,  a partnership project involving Storylines, the Institute of Cornish Studies and Cornwall Heritage Trust, will be linking up with Wadebridge and District Museum to host a Memory Day in Wadebridge. This will be held at both the Exchange (Molesworth Street), and Wadebridge and District Museum (Chapel Lane) on Monday 21st September from 1-5pm and is open to all.

This social event will include a display of archive photographs from Wadebridge and the surrounding area and will provide opportunities for people to share their own memories over tea/coffee and cake. Helen Rawe, a Trustee of the Museum, says “We welcome people to bring along any photographs they have of the area to share with others and add to the archives. It’s so important to gather and preserve memories and photographs so that this information isn't lost to future generations.

Wadebridge has a fascinating past, for example, does everyone realize that
Wadebridge had a railway service ahead of London?’
The stories, memories and information collected during this Memory Day will
become part of the wider project, ‘Landmark Travels’ which is working with schools and communities throughout Cornwall to unearth the stories, traditions and histories connected with landmarks and places. This 2-year project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Cornwall Heritage Trust, involves a range of memory-sharing workshops, study days, exhibitions and events. Further information on the project, and how to get involved, will be available at the Memory Day.

Any questions about the day please contact Helen Rawe on 01208 816206. To find out more about the project you can also visit

Monday, August 17, 2015

St Mabyn Book Swap

St Mabyn Book Swap will be held at St Mabyn Post Office and Stores in the Tea Room from 10am to12 noon on Saturday 29 August. 
For more information  contact  Angie and Graham Martin 01208 841511.

Men’s Breakfast

The Church was delighted that so many of the helpers at this year’s Fete accepted the invitation to a Men’s Breakfast at the St Mabyn Inn as a Thank you for all the hard work and support they gave both in the run up to and on The Day itself. As the Reverend Dave Elkington said, the Church being there means a great deal to residents, even if they don’t attend very often, but they like to know it is there!  The Fete raises the much needed funds to pay the enormous insurance premium, which ensures that it can stay open and the help of all those involved is much appreciated. Warm thanks also to Ivan and his team for their splendid hospitality.

St Mabyn Church Fete 2015 – the Best in the West!

This year's Fete was held on The Green at St Mabyn, on Saturday 20th June with St Mabyn Band of Bell Ringers ringing the Church Bells at 2.00pm and we were delighted to welcome this year the St Minver Silver Band, who entertained us throughout the afternoon. Our own special pupils from the School performed the ever popular May Pole Dancing, and there was also a Traditional Punch and Judy Show,  and our Grand Draw Raffle directly after the Children Races. The afternoon concluded with the Tug-o-War event, which, as usual finished with lots of the public also having a go!! Cream Teas were served under the Chestnut Tree, also an Ice Cream Van in the Green, with a Bar-b-Q provided by the St Mabyn Inn, in the Beer Garden, and Strawberries courtesy of the Friend's of St Mabyn Church Stall. There were lots of stalls from Preserves to Cakes, Tombola and Competitions to the Plants, with Bric-a-brac, Books and Toys and many thanks to all the many helpers without whom the whole event wouldn’t be possible.

Open the Book

This is a programme of Acting Bible Stories, for both St Mabyn and St Tudy Schools and will take place fortnightly on Monday afternoons during term time. If you would like to be involved in any way please contact Liz Hayman on 01208-72329

Concert and Cream Teas

On Saturday 29 August Roscarrock Revival will give a concert in the Church starting at 4.30pm and Cream Teas will be available too!

Garden Party

Very warm thanks to Dave and Audrey Elkington for their hospitality at the Barbecue Garden Party they hosted at their home. A good time was had by all!

Songs of Praise

On 30th August in place of our normal service in St. Mabyn Parish Church there will be a combined service at St Tudy at 10-30am at which all three congregations of the Benefice will be joining.  It will take the form of a Songs of Praise Service at which we will be singing hymns chosen by members of the three churches and also by any member of the village community who cares to suggest any hymn which has significant meaning or relevance to them. Please give your suggestions to Carol Grigg on 841276

Come and try cricket!

Calling all budding cricketers!
There’s a new youth programme now at PENCARROW CRICKET CLUB for boys and girls aged 8-11 every Sunday at 10am through the summer Pencarrow is reputed to be the oldest (and the finest!) Cricket ground in Cornwall! Do come along and have a go and see Facebook Pencarrow Cricket Club and email for more details.

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