Reverend Ellie Goldsmith's October Newsletter

NEWS from LADOCK CHURCH for October, 2017


I recently visited the RHS Garden at Wisley, and was impressed by the new Mediterranean Garden they have just opened.  Chatting to one of the gardeners, I asked how people had reacted to this innovation. “Oh, you know, people don’t really like change.”  We laughed, as we agreed that gardens are always changing, and rarely stand still!

Well, changes creep across even the Church of England – some we like, and some we don’t!  As you probably know, our Team Rector will be changing in due course, as Revd Canon Andrew retires, and it will be hard to say goodbye.  But we will have to do that very shortly – details below.  Personally, I am very grateful for the welcome I received from Andrew & Jane, and for ‘picking Andrew’s brains’ on many occasions.  Meanwhile, here are some of Andrew’s own goodbyes, and invitations to all:

Dear Friends

People ask me if I have plans when I retire. Well the answer is Jane and I plan to enjoy living in Carlyon Bay and Cornwall, visiting grandchildren in Wigan and having them to stay. Walking my Labrador, Cassie, will be my daily exercise (I will be seen around Carylon Bay with my Nordic walking poles and dog!!!).

After a good rest no doubt I will take Sunday services when asked.  I will also be continuing as Diocesan Rural Officer.

The other question I get asked is what will I miss. The answer must be I am sure I will miss being a parish priest after over 31 years, but I know the time is right to pass on to the next generation.

Your friend and Rector Andrew

Andrew’s Farewell Service: 10am Sunday 29 October (in Probus Church)

Andrew and Jane’s Retirement Do:  6.30pm Tuesday November 7th (in Probus Church)


Sunday, 24th September, Ladock Harvest Thanksgiving Service, 6pm, followed by Harvest Supper.

‘Welcome Back’ – we enjoyed meeting some parents and grandparents of children facing changes at school this year.  We plan to meet again, in Church, after school drop-off, on Wednesday, 1st November.

Saturday, 7th October, 10-12, Coffee Morning in Church, with Bring & Buy for British Red Cross Grenfell Tower Appeal; Gift Aid available – see details elsewhere

Tuesday, 3rd October, ‘Grave Talk’, 2.00-4.00 p.m.  A very informal afternoon sharing how we walk the journey of bereavement, and looking ahead to the end of our own journey on this earth.

An opportunity to listen and discuss issues (that we often fear to raise) in a safe place.  It would always be our aim to help people come to a good and peaceful end, as well as to care for those we leave behind. 

If you require transport on 3/10, please let Shirley know:  Shirley Soper:  Rose Cottage, New Mills, Ladock, TR2 4NJ, (01726 882697; email:

Come and bring a friend!  We look forward to welcoming you, and sharing tea and cake.


Sundays:  Holy Communion: 11.00; 4th Sunday monthly:  11.00 Service of the Word, and Evensong 6.00 p.m. 

Do check the website for information about regular and special events.

Sunday, 22nd October, 6.00 p.m.:  Evensong with Kenwyn Church Choir

Tuesdays:  9-9.30 Morning Prayer; informal opportunity to say Morning Prayer together and pray for others.

Foodbank:  we collect for Truro Foodbank using the blue box in Church; do drop in non-perishable items.


Revd Ellie Goldsmith                                                                                      Revd Canon Andrew Wade

Team Vicar, Tel. 01872 520192                                                                     Team Rector, Tel. 01726 882746                                                                    

     Safeguarding Officer:  Jane Sloan

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