Parish Events for December 2018

Every Monday 7.30 pm
Table Tennis Club.  All welcome.

Wednesday 5th December 7 pm
Parish Council meeting in the Reading Room.

Saturday 8th December 3 pm to 5 pm
Christmas Afternoon Tea
Ruan Social Group invite all parishioners to join them for Christmas Afternoon Tea.  Admission by donation.

Sunday 23rd December 6 pm
Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols in St Rumon’s Church.
Come and join us for a very enjoyable evening, followed by mince pies and punch.

What’s On December 2018

Monday 3rd soup lunch Portloe 12.30 pm
Tuesday 4th Veryan WI Centenary lunch
Tuesday 4th Ringing practice Veryan 7.30 pm
Sunday 9th Veryan school PFA Chrstmas Fair from 2.30 pm
Wednesday 12th Old Cornwall Society, Gerrans, 7.30pm
Thursday 13th Veryan Parish Hall Christmas afternoon
Sunday 16th Veryan church carol service 6 pm
Tuesday 18th Veryan School Christmas service, Veryan church 7-8 pm
Thursday 20th Portloe Celebration of Christmas 7pm
Sunday 23rd Ruan church carol service 6 pm

Centenary Remembrance Service

Thank you to those that attended our Centenary Remembrance Service.

The memorials had been decorated with three flags:- White ensign, Red Ensign and the Union Flag.  In front of this a vase containing paper poppies bearing the name of each deceased was accompanied by a few white flowers.

Reverend Marian Bond started the service by explaining that there were five extra names in the booklet to what is displayed on the memorials.  Four of these were relatives of current parishioners and the fifth was a young Canadian RAF pilot who died when he crashed his Spitfire into the Rectory field.

After the names of the fallen were read and the Exhortation done, wreaths were laid by the chairman of the Parish Council, Mr David Giles, and by the churchwarden,  then the church bell was rung eleven times and followed by two minutes silence.

The Reverend gave a very moving sermon, telling us about how her father never spoke about his time in WWI.  It was not until many years later that her mother told her about her fathers ordeal and the constant nightmares he suffered.  She reminded us about Edith Cavall, a nurse who was shot by the Germans.  Edith had helped both British and German soldiers.  There was also a brief history of the four men on the WWI memorial.

A list of the men and women who served in both wars but returned was also read out, followed by current parishioners relatives.

A collection for SSAFA and Help for heroes raised £120.

The exhibition on the First World War will remain in the church until the end of November.

Rembrance Service 2018

Parish Events for November 2018

Every Monday 7.30 pm
Table Tennis Club.  All welcome.

Tuesday 6th November 10 am
Wild Roseland Bi-monthly meeting in the Reading Room

Wednesday 7th November 7 pm
Parish Council meeting in the Reading Room.

Sunday 11th November 10.50 am
Remembrance Service in the Church.  The service will be taken by the Reverend Marian Bond.  People are invited to lay a wreath.

Sponsored Fiddle

On the 29th September we held a sponsored fiddle.  The Reverend Philip Greenhalgh played the fiddle, guitar, squeeze box, mouth organ and sang various folk music.

Over the two hours there was a steady flow of people and many who just popped in for a few minutes ended up staying for the rest of the two hours.

A very enjoyable time was had by all.


Parish Magazine News October 2018

From the Editor…
Well, nobody has volunteered to take on ‘Parish News’ in any format, so this is the penultimate issue .
It has been fun to edit the magazine for what I was surprised to discover has been fifteen years.
In February 2003 Graham Salmon asked me to share the editing after Mike Lane retired. When Graham also retired Brian Perman for a short while shared the editing, and he developed the magazine from a modest
A5 booklet to the present 16-page A4 format with illustrations.

More recently I have been the only editor, and with Paul Robins’ help the magazine now appears in full colour on our church websites as well as in ‘hard copy’ for local distribution and posting ‘out of parish’.
I want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all our contributors, regular and occasional, our ‘church’ reporters, organisers of local events, and our school, for providing varied and interesting articles and reports over so many years. It all takes time and commitment and a strict adherence to
deadlines and I am deeply grateful to you all. And of course our loyal advertisers have supported the publication of the ‘News’ for many years.
So what next?
In the past year we have issued in alternate months a brief ‘newsletter’ with brief notices and information about events and activities in our churches and parishes. And we would like to continue this in 2019 with an issue each
month, BUT chiefly as an emailed or online version. Our delivery team’s average age is well over ‘retirement’ and a few would like to retire. Given that many of us have access to email, all we need is your email address and an agreement to receive the newsletter in electronic format.
Please email me [] to say ’please email me the benefice newsletter in 2019’ with your name and email address and I’ll make sure it arrives in your in box!
For those without computer access, a few copies will be printed and left in our churches for you to collect. There will be no copies delivered or posted.
This new format will allow the newsletter to be flexible in size and content – and of course it will be free both by email and on the church websites. Yolande will help with the editing – a [fairly] willing volunteer!
And finally, thank you to you, our readers, for your
loyalty and support over the years.

What’s On October 2018

Tuesday 2nd Veryan WI meeting, Parish Hall, 7.30 pm
Friday 5th Theatre company Veryan Parish Hall 7.30 pm
Sunday 7th HARVEST FESTIVAL EVENSONG Veryan church 6 pm
Sunday 7th Veryan Parish Hall Supper and music 7 pm
Wednesday 10th Old Cornwall society, Gerrans, 7.30 pm
Wednesday 10th Portloe church meeting 7 pm
Saturday 27th Ruan church coffee morning 10.30-12

Parish Events for September 2018

Every Monday 7.30 pm
Table Tennis Club.  All welcome.

Sunday 2nd September 9.30 am
St. Rumon’s Patronal Festival.

Wednesday 5th September 7 pm
Parish Council meeting in the Reading Room.

Sunday 23rd September 6 pm
Harvest Festival.
We will be decorating the church on the 22nd from 10 am. All help appreciated

Saturday 29th September 10 am
Wild Roseland are holding a Fungi Foray.
Pauline Penna of The Cornwall Fungi Group will lead a foray into the woods looking at Fungi.  Meet at Sett Bridge, Ruan Lanihorne. Contact David Hall on 01872 501429 or  to reserve a place

Saturday 29th September 2 pm to 4 pm
Sponsored Fiddle
From 2 pm until 4 pm we will be holding a non-stop sponsored Folk music afternoon in the church in aid of Cornwall Historic Churches Trust and the church. Reverend Philip Greenhalgh will be playing his fiddle and singing traditional folk songs accompanied by guitar or English concertina. We think this is going to be a great afternoon so please come along and sponsor a tune or two. Both our churches have in the past been supported by the Trust, so this will be a chance to say thank you. Refreshments will be available for you to enjoy whilst listening to the music.