Ladock News - May 2022. Messages from our Team Rector and Churchwarden

A Message from our Rector

May is a really joyous time of the year. We have lots of daylight and the weather is warming up. The spring is in full bloom and we are all the better for it.


May sees the church moving towards the feast of Pentecost, or ‘Whitsun’ as it used to be called. It very much marks the beginning of the ‘wedding season’, as churches across the country see many couples coming through our doors for marriage. It is one of the real privileges of my ministry to bring couples together in marriage. As the marriage service says, ‘Marriage is a sign of unity and loyalty which all should uphold and honour. It enriches society and strengthens community.’ Indeed, this May my wife and I celebrate 10 years of marriage. We look back with fondness over our married life together, and the joy and delight of welcoming our three children into the world.

As I wrote back in February, the church is a wonderful venue for weddings, we offer extensive support to couples leading up to the day. Also, we realise that families can run into challenges, and we are here to offer support to couples who find their marriages in difficulty.

I pray particularly for all those couples we will be marrying this year, and for all those celebrating their anniversaries.

With Every Blessing,

 Reverend Joachim Foot


Easter Celebrations

The church looked beautiful for Easter; the flower arrangements and Easter gardens were much admired. The service on Easter Sunday was well attended and we were able to distribute chocolate eggs to everyone present. Our thanks to everyone who worked so hard on the Saturday morning.


The planned services for May are:

1 May, Holy Communion, 11.00 am with Choir

8 May, Holy Communion, 11.00 am

15 May, Holy Communion, 11.00 am with Choir

22 May, Holy Communion, 11.00 am with Sunday Club

22 May, Evensong, 6.00 pm

29 May, Ascension. Team service, time and location to be advised.


In addition there is a short service of Morning Prayer every Tuesday at 9.00 am.


The Church is open for private prayer every day, including weekends.


Full details of online services are on our website:


Saturday Community Coffee Mornings in the Hall

May coffee morning, 10.00 – 12.00 7 May, will be hosted by Chris and Tony, Liz and Liz

4 June Jubilee Coffee Morning 10.00 – 12.00 will be hosted by the Church.

It is so good seeing folk again and catching up for a chat.

Thank you to all host volunteers, the wonderful cake makers and to those who help prepare and clear the hall. It is so much appreciated.



Contact Details

Rev’d Joachim Foot                                                         

07930 095687                                                                   

01726 882218                                                                   



Rev’d Paul Salaman

07549 292734



Jeremy Sharp (Churchwarden)                                Shirley Soper (Safeguarding)

07816 317180                                                                    01726 882697

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