Week beginning 4th November

Sclerder and Liskeard weekday masses subject to change - please contact to confirm.


                                             Lectionary B2

Saturday 4th November Sclerder 9.0am
Torpoint 6.0pm
Sunday 5th Saltash 9.0am
Sclerder 9.0am
Liskeard 11.0am
Monday 6th    
Tuesday 7th Saltash 11.30am
Wednesday 8th Saltash 9.0am
Thursday 9th Torpoint 9.30am
Friday 10th Saltash 9.0am
Saturday 11th Torpoint 6.0pm
  Sclerder 9.0am
Sunday 12th Saltash 9.0am
Sclerder 9.0am
Liskeard 11.0am

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated after weekday Mass,

Saturdays after 9 am Mass at Sclerder and 5.30 pm at Torpoint or on request.

Parish Office

Serene will be out and about over the next few Fridays (10th, 17th and 24th), visiting Liskeard etc.  If you need to contact the Parish Office please use the email or Serene’s mobile 07515 776785.  She will still be doing the newsletter as normal so please send any articles over by the Friday each week.  Many thanks.  Office open as normal on Tuesdays. 

Liskeard News

Refreshments – There will be no after mass refreshments in aid of St Petroc’s during the month of November.  The next and final one will be on Sunday 17th December.  So far, this year you have kindly donated a total of £550 to St Petroc’s, hopefully this could be rounded up to £600!

Foodbank – Thank you for your continued generosity.  The Foodbank is looking for donations of ‘Christmas treats’, these include Christmas puddings, chocolate treats for the children and tinned ham.  Please could donations of mince pies only be given from the end of November.  Many thanks.

Christmas social – Sunday 3rd December – straight after Mass. Fun, games, competitions, sing – a-long and festive silliness. A chance to let our hair down and enjoy each other’s company. Bring a plate of food and any family and friends you would normally meet for lunch.


Christmas Cards. Again, this year some Christmas Cards have been made and given to us to help raise some funds for the parish. They are in packs of six, with two designs, photos of last year’s crib at Sclerder and the Liskeard crib. £5.00 a pack please leave money in the box or container the cards are in.


Sclerder News

COME and JOIN the choir and others who will sing carols at Hillcrest on Monday 4th December 2pm. We went last year and it was good to see the joy we brought the residents, many of whom were happy to join in. Please let Tessa know if you can join our group at Hillcrest and Tregertha on this afternoon. Tessa 262807 or e-mail me.

Sclerder Discipleship Meeting   The next meeting of the Sclerder Discipleship Meeting will take place on Wednesday 8th November at 10.00am in the Ignatian Room (Nun’s Parlour that was).   As there is a Retreat in progress, we will not have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament but we will have five minutes of silent prayer in the church before the meeting and we have been invited to join the retreatants for the Mid-Day Mass.   During November we will be making one-to-one prayer visits in the local nursing homes, so if you have friends or family who would like a visit, please let Fr Gilmour know after Mass so that we can include them.

The Beatitude Course (planned to start 9th November) has been postponed until the New Year.

This week at Riverside on Friday 27th October at 7.30pm there will be a special evening of music featuring our CT member Rev'd Chloe Jones and musician Ian Loveland (in Cornwall for a short stay).  There will be organ, piano and flute as well as singing music from Baroque to jazz, folk to spiritual, light and romantic: something for (almost) everyone.  Tea/Coffee and Cake will be served.  Donations will be for Cornwall Hospice Care.

The Soup & Sweet Lunches at Riverside have recommenced and the next one will take place on 16th November 2017 at Riverside 12.00 - 1.30.

A weekly Christian Meditation Group meets on Mondays from 6.30-7.30 at Treargel Retreats (, The Barn, Hendersick Farm, Portlooe.  More details from Clare Shearman, 01503598932/07711924211,  For more information about the World Community for Christian Meditation, see  

Ann “the Jam” would like to thank all her customers for their support. This year £350 has been given to various charities, CAFOD, Shelter Box, Moldova Mission, Mary’s Meal and others. Over the past ten years a total of more than £2,400 has been raised for many different causes. Let’s keep it going.

Prayer for Unity will be held at Sclerder Abbey on Thursdays at 6.15pm.


Saltash and Torpoint News

Dinner and a Movie  Saltash Foodbank are holding ‘Dinner and a Movie’ on Saturday 18th November at Saltash Baptist Church at 5.30pm.  Come along and see the work of Saltash Foodbank, have a ‘Foodbank’ meal and watch an acclaimed film about Daniel Blake.  All donations for the meal go to Saltash Foodbank.  Please sign up on notice board at back of church ASAP, so numbers can be sent to the Foodbank.

Armistice Day & Remembrance There will be the usual Armistice Day commemoration on Saturday 11 November at 11am – outside Brunel pub.  On Sunday 12th November (Remembrance Sunday)  there will be a 9am Requiem Mass at OLA. Later there will be a Civic Service at 2pm at Saltash Wesley Church and thence to the Saltash War Memorial for the wreath-laying. (Wendy has asked Frank, Kevin, Bill and Mark to especially participate in the Requiem because they devoted the most time and skill to the church alterations and decoration last year.)

Churches Together in Torpoint  Don’t be home alone this Christmas.  Join Churches Together on Christmas Day 1230-4pm at St James Church Hall for Christmas lunch, company, light entertainment and a gift to go home with.  To reserve your seat or volunteer your help for part/all of the time serving, clearing, musically, transport, etc, please contact Churches Together Secretary ASAP on 01752 812584.

Teaching after mass  During November Fr Ian will give some teaching after Sunday Mass on the themes of November:- our mortality, praying for souls, saints, purgatory, hell and heaven. This is all about the goal, the destination of our lives, and is thus of utmost importance. So we ask, what has God revealed to us about these ‘end things’? How does it affect how we live our lives?

Parish email address

Please make a note of the parish's email address and the bank account for any cheques - PRCDTR Saltash Parish.

Items for the Newsletter
Please forward any items for the Newsletter to Serene Park, in writing or via email to Thank you.