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The St. Paul wreath at the Cenotaph, St. Materiana. This year it was too windy to place the wreaths at the Cenotaph itself so they were taken temporarily into the church.

Nov 2019

The Harvest Mass Offerings, October 2019.  More than two full boxes of goods were given to the Bodmin Food Bank.  Thanks to all those who donated.

Pippa and Dixie at the Blessing of the Animals after the Harvest Mass, October 2019.


The Churches Together in Tintagel Walk of Witness was held as usual on Good Friday morning and was attended by a number of our parishioners. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Stations of the Cross and the “Via Matris” were also well attended.

Apr 2019

Fr. Storey Obituary and Interment of Ashes.

Please see the new page "Fr Bryan Sidney Storey" for a short obituary and report of the funeral and interment of ashes.  The page Fr Bryan: Ordination, Jubilee and reunion has been moved to the Archive pages.

Aug 2018

Bishop Mark O’Toole of Plymouth Diocese led the concelebration of Mass on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the opening of the church of St. Paul the Apostle, Tintagel on the 28th January, which by a happy coincidence was also the 4th anniversary of his Episcopal Ordination.  Fr. Bryan Storey (Priest in Charge), Canon Keith Mitchell (Bishop's Private Secretary and former Parish Priest) and Fr. Robbie Low (Assistant Priest in Bodmin) also concelebrated for an 85-strong congregation, including many visitors from local churches and organisations and some from much further afield.  Unfortunately Parish Priest Fr. Ciaran McGuiness could not attend owing to family bereavement.  After the Mass refreshments were provided for all in the Social Centre attached to the church.  As Fr. Storey wrote in the Jubilee leaflet: “It is a great pleasure to have our Bishop with us on this day when we are celebrating our Golden Jubilee.  We give thanks to Almighty God for so much as we look forward to the next fifty years of service to our joyous, merciful and wonderful God.”

Feb 2018

On the 8th July a Mass was celebrated at Plymouth Cathedral for St. Stephen's Guild members and other altar servers from all over the Diocese, including two of ours. Jul 2017
On the 2nd October we celebrated the Harvest Mass - after the service the produce brought in was sold for charity.  After the Mass, owing to the proximity of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the Blessing of the Animals was held in the foyer.  

October 2016

On the 30th May, Fr. Storey was received as Chaplain of Devotion in the Order of the Knights of Our Lady.  July 2016

On Sunday 8th May the parishioners of St. Paul the Apostle, Tintagel organised a small party after the 5:30 pm Mass to celebrate Fr. Bryan Storey’s 83rd birthday.  May 2016


The St. Paul Christmas tree at the exhibition of trees held at the Tintagel Methodist Chapel to coincide with the switching on of the Christmas lights in Tintagel.  The tree was decorated by two of our parishioners, and the decorations were provided by three of the parishioners.  Dec 2015.

Interdenominational Women's World Day of Prayer

This was held at St. Paul on the 6th March, followed by tea and coffee in the Social Hall.  About 33 attended, contributing £96.50 to help with Women's Day of Prayer in the UK and projects run by Christian charities around the world.  March 2015

The Blessing of the Animals took place on Sunday 5th October 2014, the Sunday nearest the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

The harvest produce laid out at the foot of the altar on Harvest Sunday, the 5th October 2014.  This was sold in the porch after Mass, together with cakes, jams and chutneys and after costs, to aid the work of the Society of Jesuits in China with lepers and people with Aids/HIV infection.

Five new altar servers were enrolled at the enrolment in the Guild of St. Stephen on the 15th September 2014 and three received silver medals for their ten years of service as altar servers.

The cake, card and other goodies at Fr. Storey's birthday celebration in the Social Centre, 11th May, 2014.

Maundy Thursday, 2013

Washing of the Feet, Mass of the Last Supper, Maundy Thursday.

The Interdenominational Women's World Day of Prayer

...with the theme "I was a stranger and you welcomed me" prepared by Christian women of France, was held at Delabole Methodist Chapel on the 1st March.  Four delegates from our church attended.  2/3/2013.

Remembrance Day, 11th November, 2012.

The Cenotaph after the Remembrance Day Service.

Procession of Witness, Good Friday, 2012.

The traditional Churches Together Procession of Witness was again held in Tintagel on Good Friday morning (6th April). It set off from Bossiney Methodist Chapel, stopping at St. Paul Catholic Church and Tintagel Methodist Chapel, ending at Trevena Square, and was joined by members of the congregations at each stop.. Prayers were said at each stop to remind the people in Tintagel of the special significance of this day.

  2012 Lenten Lunch

The last in a series of three Churches Together Lenten Lunches was held at the Social Centre of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church at Tintagel on Wednesday, 28th March. Thanks to the help of the Davidstow Creamery, Tintagel Londis, the sale of cards and of photographs and the work put in by all the helpers, a total of £192 was raised for The Little Way Association. The previous two lunches (organised by the Methodist and Anglican community) were held at the Tintagel Methodist Schoolroom on the 29th February and the 14th March, with proceeds going to Christian Aid.  A total of £567 was raised in the three events.

Belgian Waffle and Pancake Day

A traditional Belgian Pancake and Waffle day was held in memory of a parishioner's Dad. It took place on Shrove Tuesday at the Delilicious café, Tintagel, by kind permission of the owners. Many local firms, Delilicious staff and friends helped and £1133 was raised for for Children's Hospice Southwest.

Left: a rum and raisin pancake and a bacon, cheese and tomato waffle.  Feb 2012.

The Bishop Christopher Jubilee Fund for Seminarians.

from the Chair, Diocesan Finance Committee, Department for Finance and Administration, Diocese of Plymouth:

More than £100,000 has already been received since its launch in January, over £6,000 of which came from large donations and parish appeals.  The income from standing orders is now £8,000 per month.  It is expected that the fund will exceed £175,000 by the end of the year, after Gift Aid is included.  This is a very substantial contribution towards the education and maintenance costs of seminarians.  Thank you all very much.
For copies of the initial appeal documents or envelopes (for those who don't like standing orders) please contact Rosary House, 27 Fore Street, Heavitree, Exeter, Devon EX1 2QJ.  tel: 01392 255406.  Fax: 01392 255109.
July 2011.

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