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The St Erth Shop & Post office is having to consider shutting its doors in the New Year.  Please help us help the village keep the Shop/Cafe and Post Office open.

Moni and Brian


Two different but complimentary exercise classes in the  Old School Room
for more detail please see Fitness and Health page here


The Christmas lights switch-on last Saturday was well attended despite the bad weather and it was a great success. This year’s lights are superb, with many new additions, everyone involved in setting up the lights have done a fantastic job and have been very noticeable in recent weeks working very hard in some atrocious weather.  A big thank you to the committee that supplied the mince pies, Cornish Fairings biscuits and the mulled wine.
If you put your name down for the Christmas parish lunch, don't forget the date is Thursday 13 December 12 for 12:30pm. If you are no longer able to go please contact Margaret Tel 01736 756007. Remember, it is a minimum donation of £5 per person with all proceeds going to Breadline.
The Festival continues until Sunday evening at the Methodist Chapel, opening daily from 2-5pm and 7-8pm.  If you haven't yet seen it do come along and guess what each tree that has been so beautifully decorated by the groups in the village represents.  It is a lovely community event to support.
On Saturday the Farmers Market is in the chapel hall from 10am to 12 noon, selling fresh local vegetables, free range eggs, locally produced organic beef, pork, sausages and bacon, artisan bread, fantastic fresh fish, home-made pies and quiches, delicious cakes, flowers, cards and craft. Then enjoy a cup of coffee and a chat with this week's refreshment hosts, St Erth Feast Committee.
The following services will be taking place up to Christmas day.
Sunday 16 December, 10am Christingle; 6pm Nine Lessons and Carols followed by Mulled Wine & Mince Pies. Sunday 23 December 9.30am Parish Eucharist. Monday 24 December 11.30pm Midnight Mass. Tuesday 25 December 9.30am Parish Eucharist and Carol service.
  • 99 Club winners were drawn on Sunday December 9 by Hannah Barnes, the winner was No 97 Frank Nolan; second No 31 Rowena Blakeley; third No 52 Jim Oliver; fourth 72 Martyn Trembath. Each number costs £1 for the fortnightly draw.  For those that like to pay their annual subscriptions the cost is £26.00 per number; currently there are some spare numbers available.  If anyone would like to support the church please contact Frank Nolan 01736 756179.
Last week members enjoyed a Christmas Quiz.
There will now be a Christmas break. Details of the date to restart in the New Year to be advised.
Last Sunday Christmas started with the Chapel's Carol Service and Christmas Tree Light switch on with Rev Alistair Bolt.
  • We were treated to some beautiful Christmas songs with St Ives Community Choir and St Erth Concert Band ably accompanied our carols.  The Rainbow Youth Group were great as they performed a short amusing play with the real Christmas meaning. The Christmas story was read by Trevelyan, Catherine, Bob, Daniel and Caroline and Rev Bolt then talked about this great cosmic event when God came to live on earth in the form of Jesus. He is still here in the form of His Spirit and He still comes into people’s lives when they ask and believe. The afternoon finished with tea and mince pies and a good time of fellowship.
  • This Sunday; the third in Advent worship will be led, God willing by Mr T Jasper at 11am.  There will be Lasers for young people.  Everyone most welcome.
  • Today, Thursday, there will Bible Study at 16 Vicarage Gate from 10.30am open to all.
  • Rainbow Youth Group will resume after Christmas.
  • Tuesday, Early Morning Prayers in the Parish Rooms from 7.15-8am.  Please come and join in this prayer time.
  • 'Tea and Toast' follows from 10.30-12 noon in the chapel hall a chance to relax and chat with good company, read the papers or do some craft.  Just drop in and relax for a while you will be most welcome.
The Band enjoyed playing at the Carol Service at the Methodist Church last Sunday afternoon, but unfortunately were unable to play at the Switching on of the Christmas Lights because of the wet and very windy weather. Next Tuesday evening the Band will be playing at Sainsbury’s at Penzance from 7 to 9pm. This will be the last of our Christmas engagements and we will then be taking a break for Christmas and New Year. Rehearsals will begin again on Tuesday, 8th January, 2019 in the Methodist Church Hall from 7.30 to 9.30 pm.    To contact the Band ring Sylvia, the Band Secretary on 01736 752605. You can also find out more about us on our website at

The Star Inn

"Best in Town"

Always a warm welcome from Darleen and Martin, good ale, good food, and the special fish and chip shop from 5.00 pm Thursday to Saturday.

Please look on the board outside for Special Events and Regular ones, Sample the fish and chips available Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 5 - 7 pm. Lovely rooms available.  For more information and up and coming events phone 01736 752068, email, website or see The Star Inn on Facebook here!

The Village Shop, Post Office and Tea Room
If you are going on holiday, remember that you can order your currency at St Erth Post Office, with competitive exchange rates and guaranteed next day delivery.  Please let the staff know any ideas for goods that the shop should consider selling.  It now offers a low cost photocopying service in the shop, and free Wi-Fi to customers of the new tearoom.  Please drop in for tea, coffee, soft drinks and cakes and, of course, to do some shopping and support our enterprising village shop.  If you don't use it, you'll lose it!

Moni and Brian White
are the proprietors of our village shop - please do your best to support them "Open All Hours" has nothing on our Shop and Post Office.  All you want for your weekly shop IS available.  Order the delicious, mouth watering,  fresh local meat from R.J Trevarthen,  Roskrow, Penryn, and it appears.  Ask for the brochure to see the huge variety available and choose the cuts you want.  Get your fresh vegetables, grown in local fields.  Whether it's rice or lentils, tights or plasters, flowers or Betty Stogs the choice is there.  And while you are there use the Post Office too!  Why go elsewhere to post a parcel, currency exchange, or just a stamp?  Advice is always available on the best services to use.

Drop in for a coffee or tea (and treat yourself to a cake), free use of the internet while there, and photocopy those important documents!

Farmers Market

This is the third important part of St Erth's community shopping.  The Market is held every Saturday at the Methodist Hall from 10.00 to 12.00 noon.  Local produce are sold which include cakes, flowers, crafts, plants, curries, fresh fish, fresh pork, fresh beef, cards, Jim's bread, and other home cooking.  Refreshments are provided by St Erth Organisations on rotation. New stall-holders enquiries welcome, please contact Marilyn on 757030.   


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