Pictures from some of our church events.
Summer Celebration @ The Sanctuary – 13th July 2019
Saturday evening saw over 90 people from Probus and surrounding villages enjoying an evening of musical entertainment that raised just under £1,500 towards the repair of the church roof.
The Sanctuary gardens were transformed with bunting, floral decorations and gazebos housing musicians, drinks and some delicious puddings. As people began to arrive chairs, tables and picnic rugs soon covered the lawns and the volume of chatter increased. A variety of welcome drinks were provided including the ever popular summer drink Pimms and half way through the evening some delicious puddings were served.
The musical entertainment was provided by Ian Tumulty from Probus, a popular local entertainer, who sang a selection of songs. The main act were the Four Thoughts Quartet who provided a mix of music
The raffle proved popular with a selection of prizes provided by local businesses and in itself raised over £250.
Our thanks go to Pam Dodd and Ann Staten for organising the whole evening, the army of volunteers that helped before, during and after the event, the musicians, those who donated money, food, drinks etc, the raffle prize donors and not forgetting Revd Joachim and his family for opening up their garden for us to use.
With further donations of over £1,500 (including gift aid) raised due to the publicity around this event the appeal to repair the church roof is on its way.
Forest Church – 31st May 2019
This morning saw families from Probus Church and Truro Methodist Circuit come together in the grounds of The Sanctuary for Forest Church.
A great time was had by all. The older children got stuck into whittling sticks to make crosses, making fires to toast marshmallows, painting using catapults, picture making and a scavenger hunt. The younger children had fun trying their hand at a few of the activities as well as playing on the lawns. After spending time on these activities we came together to toast crumpets on an open fire and listen to a Bible Story on seeking and finding by Revd Joachim.
The sun came out in time for a relaxed picnic lunch to round off the morning.
With many thanks to those who helped to plan and organise and to those who helped with the different activities as well as to to Revd Joachim and family for hosting us (and sharing their toys!).
Half-term Tower Tots – October 2018
Harvest Service – October 2018
Revd Joachim’s Installation – August 2018
Tower Opening – 12th May 2018
A memorable array of Christmas Services, many by candlelight saw the congregation raise £233 for the Children’s Society at the Christingle and £x for Crisis at the Nine Lessons and Carols.
Andrew Wade’s Final Service – 30th October 2017
Members from all the churches in the benefice gathered together in Probus Church for Rev Andrew Wade’s last service before his retirement.
The music was led by a combined choir from all the churches as well as the music group from Probus Church. Using Bible passages from 2 Timothy 3 and John 15, Andrew preached on Bible Sunday and the importance of regularly reading the Bible. He also mentioned that in all his years of ministry one piece of advice had stuck more than most: that a minister should, Love God, Love the people and Love the Place.
As Andrew and Jane move to Carlyon Bay for their retirement we wish them well and thank God for their service to the communities within our benefice.
Meets fortnightly on a Thursday afternoon where pre-school children and their carers explore Bible Stories through an array of activities.
Probus School Harvest – 12th September 2017
During the service the different classes read poetry, sang songs and gave readings, reflecting on Harvest, Autumn and Freedom. Some of the readings and poems were written by the children themselves. The congregation joined in with the traditional harvest song of ‘We plough the fields and scatter’.
Instead of the usual gifts of food and produce there was a leaving collection for St Austell Foodbank.
At the back of the church was a fantastic display of work from the recent poetry week, with poems written by the children displayed in creative and artistic ways.
There was an amazing array of harvest gifts this year, as well as some truely stunning flower arrangements. We were also treated to a display farm to remind us of where some of our food comes from and the work of the farming community to keep us all fed.
All tinned and packaged food was donated to Truro Foodbank, whilst the fresh produce was gifted to people in the village.
Probus Art Exhibition – June 2017
Pictures from the preview evening of this year’s art exhibition, formally opened by Mr Shaun Perfect, headteacher of St Michael’s Helston. Probus Primary School also had a display of art work from their pupils.
Ascension Open Tower May 2017
Over 100 intrepid people made their way both up and down the tallest church tower in Cornwall last Saturday.
Despite a rainy start to the day the views were stunning and thanks to Alec Gibbs all those who were unable to make it on the day can get a taster.
Our Easter Garden, a message from Messy Church, a Lent Prayer station and of course some wonderful flowers all helped to give the message the Jesus Is Risen.
Thanks to all involved.
Harvest Festival – 25th September
Beautiful flowers and a good selection of gifts to be distributed to those in need around the village.
Mothers Union 140th Anniversary Garden Party
(rain didn’t stop play!)
Messy Church 2016
Some highlights of Messy Church throughout the year.
Easter Prayer Stations
A set of prayer stations initially used in Café Church and then left in church during Holy Week. The stations took the visitor through the events of the last week of Jesus’ life on earth.