As many of you will be aware we have had scaffolding up in the nave of the church so that the water damaged ceiling panels could be replaced and the beams treated. The contractors were under strict instructions that the scaffolding had to be removed by the end of June as we had a wedding on the 1st July. All credit to them they completed the work in good time and Carol and Anna were able to give the church a thorough clean. With new carpet laid in the aisle and the vestry the church was looking its best for the day of the wedding.
We were pleased that Catherine and William chose to celebrate their marriage at St. Rumon’s and we wish them God’s blessings in their life together.
At our recent Matins service this announcement was read to the congregation.
“The Bishop of Truro, the Rt Revd Tim Thornton, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Philip Greenhalgh (currently Rector of Bewcastle, Stapleton and Kirklinton with Hethersgill in the Diocese of Carlisle) to be Priest-in-charge (house for duty) of the benefice of Veryan with Ruanlanihorne (Diocese of Truro). A service of Licensing will be announced shortly.”
We look forward to welcoming the Revd Greenhalgh to our parish. It has subsequently been announced that the Licensing will be held on Monday 2 October in Veryan Church.
We began our Easter celebrations on Good Friday with the service of Meditation and Veneration of the Cross. This was a very moving service, especially the readings from Isaiah and Hebrews, reminding us
of the great sacrifice made by Our Lord. We were thankful to the Revd. Roger Nicholls for taking the service.
On Easter Day we welcomed Father Doug back to take our Easter
The Parochial Church Council met on the 18th April for the Easter Vestry
Meeting. Mrs .Pat Farr and Mr. David Hughes were re-elected
Churchwardens. The Archdeacon’s Visitation will take place on the 23rd
May at 7.30pm at All Saints, Falmouth.
This meeting was followed by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. The Treasurer produced the Annual Accounts which had been agreed by the PCC on the 21st February 2017. Mrs Caroline Martin agreed to be our representative on the Deanery Synod and Mr David Hughes agreed to
continue as Safe Guarding Officer. Both meetings were chaired by the Rural Dean, the Revd. Ken Boullier.
A service of meditation for Good Friday will be held in the church on
14th April at 12 noon.
The Easter Vestry Meeting and Annual Parochial Church Council meeting will be held in the church on 18th April at 7.30 pm.
All persons whose names are on the church electoral roll are entitled to
attend and take part in the proceedings.
The vicarage has been sold and an offer made by the Diocese on a bungalow which, although it will need some modifications to
make it suitable for a clergy house, will provide the accommodation essential for a ‘house-for-duty’ priest.
This progress means that the post can now be advertised – on the national and Diocesan church websites and in the ‘Church Times’ – and, as the Archdeacon commented, ‘we only need one applicant, if it’s the right one!’
Your PCCs have done their best to produce a ‘Statement of Needs’ which reflects all our wishes and concerns, and it’s up to others now to answer our hopes and prayers that we shall sometime this year once again have
a priest to care for the spiritual needs of our two parishes.
At our Communion service on 5 February we will be remembering
Private Henry Dingle who died on 7 February 1917 at the age of 34 from
wounds that he received at Ancre.
Henry was the seventh son of William and Catherine Dingle of Ruan Highlanes. He served in the 10th Battalion of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. The 10th were Pioneers and their task was mainly to maintain
communications and defences in forward areas, very often under fire.
Due to the retirement of some of our long serving volunteers, we need help with the cleaning and flower arranging in the church. At the moment we have three teams of two but would like to increase this back to four.
If you could spare an hour or so every two months to help, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact the churchwardens if you can help. 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.
What a wonderful evening! The church was almost full, it was beautifully decorated inside and illuminated outside.
The Roseland Churches Choir did four well rehearsed songs, while the congregation sang along to the well known Carols. The first eight lessons were read by parishioners, with the final one being read by Canon Doug Robins.
At the end of the service everyone was invited to have a hot drink, mince pie or biscuit, which many did combining it with a chat. The hot drink was most welcome as the temperature outside had dropped considerably and it was pretty cold inside as well.
A big thank you to those that helped decorate and clean the church, many people commented on how good it looked.
Thank you to everyone who attended and we look forward to seeing you next year.
Although the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols has been made famous by the choir of Kings College, Cambridge it is here in Cornwall that the first Festival was held on the 24th December 1880 at the instigation of the then Bishop of Truro, the Right Revd Edward Benson. It was held in a temporary wooden structure as the Cathedral was still being built. Over 400 people attended.
So it is with pride that we at St Rumon’s carry on this tradition. This year the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols will be held on the 11th December at 6pm. We are pleased that our former priest, Father Douglas Robins will be taking the service and that we will be joined by the Roseland Churches’ Choir.
We hope that you will come, to listen to the Christmas story and join in the singing of our favourite carols.
Decorating the church for the service will take place on Saturday 10th from 10 a.m. onwards. All help will be very welcome as will donations of flowers and greenery.
Today we remember those that died in WWI and WWII.
Reginald John James Buckingham
Hedley James Garfield Perry
Clifford Stephens Pedlar
They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
We also remember those that fought in both wars but came back home.
Also we remember those that have given their lives in more recent conflicts.