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Many volunteers freely giving of their time are indispensable to the life of any parish community. Here are some of our groups and ministries. There is something for everyone from the very young to the more mature. If you have a particular interest, there can be an opportunity. Contact the parish office and speak to group members.

Welcomers; Altar servers; Choir & Music; Children's Liturgy and Catechists; Ministers of the Word (readers); Ministers of the Eucharist; Counters; Safeguarding; Prayer and Rosary groups; Friendship Club, Busy Fingers; Fundraising; Cleaners; Website; etc ... Start something new yourself 

April 2020: All meetings are suspended during Covid 19 restrictions, check news page for updates

Some groups and information:-

  • Prayer / Journey in faith / Growth group:

  • Evangelisation / 'Intentional Discipleship' Study Group:

Proclaim 15 Prayer: Loving Father, You so loved the world that you sent us Your only Son, that we might believe in Him and have eternal life. May we encounter Jesus Christ anew this day and live the Good News with joy. Through the power of Your Holy Spirit, help us to ‘go out to the whole world and proclaim’ our faith with confidence. Give us the courage to witness the joy of the Gospel by our words and actions. Help our parish to become more welcoming and missionary, so that You may be known and loved by all people. We make this prayer through Our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever, Amen. Our Lady Star of the New Evangelisation, Pray for us. Blessed John Henry Newman, Pray for us. St Therese of Lisieux, Pray for us.

  • "Watch and Pray - Eucharistic Adoration  - Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament".
    After Mass on Tuesdays except school holidays, closing with Evening Prayer and simple Benediction if Canon Philip is available. For time variations and for St. Ives times, see newsletter. New names for rota always needed. Lists are in church. - click here for Adoration page

  • The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (The Continuing Journey in Faith) - click RCIA link for information.

  • Wednesday Friendship Club: See newsletter for programme and dates

  • Busy Fingers: See newsletter or contact parish office for more information.

  • West Cornwall Catenian Group 930 See newsletter for dates or contact parish office for information.

  • Gaudete - The Choir Association - Vacancies for singers in Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass voices. If you have a God-given gift in this area and would like to sing, please give David a call on 07887 608113 or speak to him after the 11am Mass.

    All that is required is that you have an openness to learning, basic sight-reading skills and commitment – the rest is provided! Without parishioners & friends committing to this valuable tradition it will disappear. Your choir needs YOU!

    Monthly Choral Evening Prayer - Usually 3rd Sunday, see newsletter for dates.

    Music in the parish: The Organ and Choral tradition.

  • Rosary Group ~ see newsletter for St. Ives & Hayle times.

  • Churches Together: Our Penzance church is affiliated with 'Churches Together in Penzance Area' (CTIPA) which together with other non affiliated local Christian faith communities, is involved in mission projects that support many members of our various local communities, including the most vulnerable. (Financial support also welcome.) The mission projects include:-

    CTIPA Breakfast Project offers a cooked breakfast to the homeless and toast and a cuppa to ex clients.
    CTIPA The Food Bank - helps families and others through hard times.
    CTIPA Street Pastors - provides care for those on the streets late at night (our webpage has information)
    CTIPA Primary School Assemblies - with "Open the Book" and School Chaplaincy work in secondary schools

    Kernow Credit Union - read more

New helpers are always most welcome. Further information on these joint Christian mission projects, also other ecumenical activities and services can be found at:- or Facebook or contact parish office.

Our Hayle church is affiliated with 'Churches Together in Hayle'. (Hayle Foodbank link)

  • Pilgrimages, retreats and other visits - click here for page

  • Safeguarding: If interested, training is available, contact the office and see resources on Diocesan website

  • Website: Can you contribute to or help maintain or redesign our website? contact Fr. Philip.

  • The 'Mary Queen of Peace' Prayer Group is currently not meeting. click here for information, past meeting notes & for some Medjugorje information / links etc.

  • Bible Study House Group: is not currently meeting. If you want to help restart it, contact parish office. 

  • Reading and Study Group: is not currently meeting. If you want to help restart it, contact parish office. 

  • Currently offline pages for update: Gaudete - The Choir Association | Amnesty International group | Traidcraft and Fairtrade; Children's' Liturgy | First Holy Communion | Confirmation classes | Catechesis; Fund Raising | Healing Prayer Group | ASDC

  • "S.V.P." Society of St. Vincent de Paul group disbanded some years ago, click page link for useful wider information and links

  • Justice and Peace no group in the parish, click page link for wider information and links

  • 'Get involved in the life of your parish' article.


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Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is abundant but the labourers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out labourers for his harvest.” Mt 9.38

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