Thank You

The PCC and churchwardens would like to say a big thank you to all those that have helped decorate or clean the church, mow the grass in the churchyard or strim around the headstones, throughout the year. We very much appreciate what you all do to help keep our church and churchyard looking beautiful.

We would also like to thank all those that have supported the church by attending the various fund raising events throughout the year. Without your support we could not continue to maintain and keep the church open.

To our regular congregation, God bless and see you in the New Year.

We wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

Thanks to all those that attended our service last night. We had a full church with people in the transept as well. It was also nice to see so many children and youngsters. After the service people stayed for a glass of mulled wine, a mince pie and a chat. A good time was had.
Thanks also to Louise, Pat and Carol for decorating the church and David for the lighting outside.


Sunday January 6th                               Mrs Martin/Ms Gillespie
Sunday January 20th                            Mrs Wiegand/Mrs Smith

Sunday February 3rd                            Mrs Farr/Mrs Birkett
Sunday February 17th                          Mrs Dundon/Mrs Hughes

Sunday March 3rd                                 Mrs Martin/Ms Gillespie
Sunday March 17th                               Mrs Wiegand/Mrs Smith*

Sunday April 7th                                    Mrs Farr/Mrs Birkett *
Sunday April 21st – Easter Day        Mrs Dundon/Mrs Hughes***

Sunday May 5th                                     Mrs Martin/Ms Gillespie
Sunday May 19th                                   Mrs Wiegand/Mrs Smith

Sunday June 2nd                                    Mrs Farr/Mrs Birkett
Sunday June 16th                                   Mrs Dundon/Mrs Hughes

Sunday July 7th                                       Mrs Martin/Ms Gillespie
Sunday July 21st                                     Mrs Wiegand/Mrs Smith

Sunday August 4th                                Mrs Farr/Mrs Birkett
Sunday August 18th                              Mrs Dundon/Mrs Hughes

Sunday September 1st                          Mrs Martin/Ms Gillespie
Sunday September 15th                       Mrs Wiegand/Mrs Smith

Sunday October 6th                               Mrs Dundon/Mrs Hughes
Sunday October 20th                             Mrs Farr/Mrs Birkett

Sunday November 3rd                          Mrs Martin/Ms Gillespie
Sunday November 17th                        Mrs Wiegand/Mrs Smith

Sunday December 1st                           Mrs Farr/Mrs Birkett**
Sunday December 15th                        Mrs Dundon/Mrs Hughes**
Sunday December 22nd                      Carol Service – to be confirmed***

* Lent – No Flowers  ** Advent – No Flowers *** All help appreciated for these Festival dates

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.