Constantine Cornwall

The return of Who’s Where

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Please help us with our new edition of this valuable village resource.

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Welcome to Monty’s!

Our community cafe with free hyper-fast wi-fi and hot drinks now open in Constantine Church

Monty’s is the name we have given to the community cafe and meeting area which is now open at the back of the church. This facility is free for all to use and includes a free hyper-fast wi-fi connection and a drinks machine which dispenses a selection of different freshly ground coffees, hot chocolate and hot water for making tea. All our coffee, tea and sugar is fair-trade, the tea bags are un-bleached and do not contain plastic, and the disposable cups are fully compostable.

Rev. Stewart Turner (Parish Priest)
rev.stewart@stconstantine.plus.com
01326 340259

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Please take part in the Church Hall Survey

Please complete the Church Hall Survey, and drop the completed form off in one of the collection boxes, to be found at the Spar and the Stores. The findings of the survey will be reported back to the Parish Council. Thank you.

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Obituary

Oliver Carne

Oliver Tresillian Power Carne
1929 - 2021

Oliver was born on 16 May 1929 to Valentine and William Carne. He attended local schools before going to Dartmouth College as a cadet making the natural progression to the Royal Navy. In 1952 he found himself involved in the Korean War where his ship came under heavy fire and missed being hit by inches.

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Wildanet brings hyperfast broadband to St Constantine Parish Church

The team at Wildanet are delighted to be working with St Constantine Parish Church to provide free hyper-fast internet to support the new community café that opened in May. This new internet service provides one of the fastest broadband connections of any parish church anywhere in the county and will be instrumental in helping to provide a ‘digital community hub’ for everyone to access.

What’s more, this new broadband service is capable of offering superfast speeds to over 500 homes in Constantine and the surrounding area; so if you’re looking for a better broadband service with a locally- based customer support team, why not get in touch with the friendly team at Wildanet.

Wildanet is a Cornish internet service provider, bringing high-speed internet to homes and businesses throughout the County. Unlike other parts of the UK, Cornwall still has countless communities suffering with poor quality internet connection, making life harder for many families and businesses in these areas and putting them at a distinct disadvantage to the rest of the UK. Wildanet is working to change this and we’re delighted to be helping to support your community.

Music at the Tolmen Centre

On Saturday July 3rd we welcome locally-based singer and songwriter Martha Tilston and her band.
We were very disappointed at having to cancel Martha’s planned concert in the New Year at the last minute, but we’re confident that this one will be a great success.

Martha Tilston

Saturday July 17th will see the multi instrumentalist duo The Blackheart Orchestra take to the stage for an evening of what has been described variously as ‘electronic prog-folk’, ‘a mesmerising powerhouse’ and ‘an avant-garde musical utopia’. Sounds intriguing - why not come along?

The Blackheart Orchestra

We are moving towards online booking and will only be taking phone reservations in exceptional circumstances. You can book through our website at tolmencentre.co.uk. We have an exciting and varied programme booked for the autumn season, culminating in a blockbuster evening just before Christmas. Watch this space!

Constantine School News

We are so happy to all be back in school again. Whilst we still have restrictions in place regarding start and finish times, we are very much looking forward to the rules relaxing more later this term so we can continue with our CPS Summer Term traditions. Despite the unusual circumstances, we have a very full and buzzing school with children who are keen to learn which we are very grateful for.

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Constantine Pre-School

The Pre-School Team are thrilled to be back up and running, welcoming a new member of staff and, amongst other wonderful things, enjoying being able to prepare for a long-awaited beach trip at the end of May!

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Second History Book of Constantine

Sally Coot & Tracey Clowes 

A big thank you to everyone who donated goods for me to sell on my drive way in Trebarvah Road helping us with funding towards a second history book of Constantine. The stall enabled me to chat with those who kindly donated and those of you who bought items ,about the project which is still very much in its early stages

The book will take us time to put together, hours of research before pen is even put to paper
In the meantime we will keep you informed as to our progress either via the Constant Times or though small scale organised events along the way when you will be invited to join us to share stories and hear updates. The total amount raised to date is £500 which we shall use as crucial match funding when it comes to trying for grants.

Ukulele Orchestra of Constantine – Strumming Again!

The Ukulele Orchestra have been together for over four years. They are a small group of friends who play all over Cornwall raising hundreds of pounds over the years to help many worthy causes or charities. Like so many groups, lockdown has been a challenge, however, as things have begun to ease, get-togethers in each other’s gardens have enabled the group begin to once more to make music. They can be booked for weddings or any other events, see the Ukulele Orchestra Facebook page for more details.

Tracey Clowes (local friend and fan)

Trengilly Singers

The Trengilly Singers are still in business and hope to be starting proper face-to-face rehearsals again soon once we have the green light from the Government to begin. However, during this period there have been virtual practices ensuring all members can keep singing and could at least see their colleagues on screen!

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Constantine Silver Band

With the continuing Covid restrictions we are still unable to get together for band practice. However, like most other bands we plan to restart practices in mid June.

Sadly, because we can’t be 100% certain that all restrictions will be lifted after 21 June as planned, and for the safety of players and audience, Brass on Grass will not go ahead for the second year running. Hopefully, 2022 will see the bands return for this highlight of the Constantine village calendar.

Looking cautiously further ahead, we are planning to perform at the Port Navas Regatta, for the Remembrance Service in November, and at a full list of engagements over the Christmas period.

Dougie Down