Church of England Diocese of Truro North Petherwin

A Letter for July from our Vicar

29 Jun 2020, 5 p.m.

The Vicarage, Egloskerry

July 2020

Dear Friends,

The month of July commemorates three individuals who were people of great faith. They were Thomas the Apostle, Mary Magdalene and James the Great. Two of those are remembered in churches in our deanery, and both in Launceston.

Thomas, like many people today, wrestled with faith, until he met with the Lord and unbelief was replaced by absolute trust. It is believed Thomas later took the gospel to India. James became the head of the church in Jerusalem and was eventually put to death by Herod. Mary Magdalene was present at the crucifixion, and going to the tomb on Easter morning reported Jesus’s resurrection to the apostles.

Each of these individuals either wrestled with faith, faced the dangers of a traveller, faced rejection or martyrdom or all of these things.

To believe in, and to follow, Jesus Christ is never an easy option and not for the fainthearted, yet it brings a joy and peace like none other.

Little has changed in the world of today. Danger, persecution, fear, anxiety and distress haunts the nations as well as our own in a multitude of ways, but as Jesus commands us, “be of good courage, I have overcome the world.”

Similarly the words of another saint, who himself knew great distress in his life, could still say that “nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord”. (Romans 8). May each one of us know that to be true in our lives today

and always.

Your friend and Vicar,

Geoffrey Pengelly


The death of Gillian Northcott of Egloskerry, Gill to her family and friends, has been reported. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with her husband Doug at this time and the family.



We continue to pray for those unwell, or in any kind of distress, anxiety or uncertainty. 

It is hoped that a Magazine can be produced for August and Gift Days for Egloskerry, North Petherwin and Tremaine. Notification of this will be given in due course.