April 2021 Ladock News

A Message from the Rector

Easter is a time of new beginnings. The natural world is waking up, flowers are blooming and the birds nesting. This year is much more hopeful than last, with the roll-out of the vaccine and a roadmap out of lockdown and into a brighter future for us all. We can look forward with eager hope to restarting those things we used to take so readily for granted, like popping in to see a neighbour, or going out for a meal.

In the Church Easter is the time we remember the death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus died for the sins of the whole world and that in believing in him we are cleansed of our sin and made complete. In time, I wonder, if we might begin to look back on the lockdown period of death and resurrection as the old passes away and the new world is formed. I hope and pray that together we will be able to look forward to re-building our community again as we re-start our life together, thankful that we have made it through a time of suffering together, and mindful of the toll it has taken on us all.

Reverend Joachim Foot



Services for Easter and April

We are seeking to return to normality in step with the easing of the general restrictions. The Sunday Club, rotas and the choir remain suspended, but we are able to have our normal services with music (no singing still). We continue to ensure that the church is kept as Covid-compliant as possible but if you are worried about attending, please do not feel that you should do so. Similarly, if you know of anyone who is struggling in any way at the moment, or if you would like a call, please contact any one of us using one of the numbers below.


The planned services for Easter and April are:


28 March, Palm Sunday Holy Communion 11.00 am

2 April, Good Friday Service 10.00 am

4 April, Easter Day Holy Communion 11.00 am

11 April, Holy Communion 11.00 am

18 April, Holy Communion 11.00 am

25 April, Holy Communion 11.00 am


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


For the time being, the church will be closed expect for services.


Full details of all the online services are on our website: www.ladockchurch.org.uk

Easter Flowers

We do hope that our flower arrangers will brighten up the church to welcome Easter Day. As it is Holy Week it would be appreciated if arrangements are not taken into church until Saturday 3rd April. You may find it easier to bring your arrangement already in a suitable container. As usual it would be appreciated if you could tend to your arrangement for the time you leave it in church. Please feel free to remove it when you see fit. Please feel free to put your arrangement anywhere in the Church barring the main altar.


Mothering Sunday

We were able to have a low key but surprisingly well attended service on Mothering Sunday.  In order to include as many people as possible, we arranged for daffodils to be left in the Shop and all the children in the School were given bunches for their mothers.


We are pleased to be able to report that Shirley received her Unsung Hero award from High Sheriff Kate Holborow after the service in a socially-distanced ceremony that took place outside the church in brilliant sunshine. The few well-wishers included all our clergy, in recognition of all the work Shirley has done on our behalf over the years. A fuller report appears elsewhere in this edition of the Ladock News.



‘Zoomalong’ Coffee Morning

After the success of the events in February and March the April coffee morning will be held on Friday 9 April 11.00 am. If you would like to take part or need some help with Zoom, please can you contact Jenny Thomas by email: secretary@ladockchurch.org.uk by Monday 5 April and she will arrange for you to receive an invitation to attend. There is no charge but if you would like to make a small donation to the church, you can do so at the shop.


Greetings Cards

Photographs of the Lady Mary and Geoffrey Holborow memorial windows in Ladock Church have been made into a beautiful greetings card. Kate and Simon Holborow have kindly given them to Ladock Church to sell in aid of much needed church funds. The glossy cards are A5 in size and have no inside greeting, other than a small inscription, so can be used for any occasion.

They are on sale for £3 each. Postage is £2 if required. Numbers are limited so please order early to avoid disappointment. If you would like to purchase any cards please contact our PCC Secretary, Jenny Thomas, at: secretary@ladockchurch.org.uk.  Payment should be made by bank transfer to:


Lloyds Bank, St Austell

Sort Code 30 97 28

Account Number 00560934

Account Name PCC of Ladock

Reference: ‘CARDS’ and your initials /surname


Contact Details

Rev’d Joachim Foot                                         Rev’d Linda Whetter

07930 095687                                                                    01872 530265

01726 882218                                                                    Email: lindaw23@outlook.com

Email: rector@probusteam.com


Rev’d Paul Salaman

07549 292734

Email: curate@probusteam.com


Jeremy Sharp (Churchwarden)                Shirley Soper (Safeguarding)

07816 317180                                                                    01726 882697

Email: churchwarden@ladockchurch.org.uk        Email: shirleyasoper@gmail.com






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