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.
Thank you to everyone that came to the Carol Service. It was a very enjoyable evening and the mulled wine at the end to warm up with was most welcome. The collection raised £145 for The Children’s Society.
Join us for our service of Nine Lessons and Carols on the 17th December at 6 p.m. We will be singing nine well known Christmas carols. Some will be accompanied by the keyboard or guitar. After the service, stop for a while, have a chat, mince pie, coffee or a glass of mulled wine.
Please note that there will not be a service of Matins on this day.
We will be decorating the church on Saturday 16th from 10 a.m.
Donations of flowers and greenery, and help, will be much appreciated.
In this month we will be remembering Private Edwin Little, service number 202147 of the 6th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment, who was killed in action on the 12th October 1917, at the age of 21. At the time of his death his battalion was attached to the 53rd Brigade, 18th (Eastern) Division, who were involved in the Battle of Passchendaele. He has no headstone but is named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium and is on the War Memorial in Ruan Church. He received the Victory and British Medals.
Edwin was the only son of Richard Edwin & Eliza Ann Little of Tresemple, St Clement, Truro. The Little family for over 20 years lived at Ruan High Lanes. In 1911 Edwin was a boarder at Truro Wesleyan College.
Licensing Service 2nd October 2017 7.30 p.m.
Please come along to the licensing service of Reverend Philip Greenhalgh to the benefice of Veryan (with Portloe) and Ruan Lanihorne. This is a great opportunity to meet your new priest. His first service at Ruan will be Matins on the 15th October.
The church was beautifully decorated for the Harvest Festival with flowers, fruit and vegetables.
The service taken by the Reverend Ken Boullier was started off with the well known hymn “We plough the fields and scatter.” The sermon referred to the plight of refugees and asked the congregation what they would most miss if they had to leave their homes in a hurry. This was very thought provoking.
After the service many people stayed for refreshments and a chat. A lovely evening was had by all.
Please come and join us for our Harvest Festival which will be taken by Rev. Ken Boullier.
We will be decorating the church at 10 am on the 23rd and any help would be appreciated.
The St. Rumon’s Patronal Festival Evensong on the 24th August was poorly attended there being just three in the congregation. The service was taken by the Archdeacon, the Very Reverend Bill Stuart- White, who gave a thought provoking sermon on the question that Jesus puts to his disciples ‘Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?’
On Friday evening 18th August, the Roseland Community Choir was joined by Indian Queens Community Choir. Unfortunately the choir out numbered the audience by three to one but a very enjoyable evening was had by all. They did a number of well known songs with a break halfway through for wine and nibbles. £157.00 was raised.
Our Annual Cream Tea afternoon on Saturday 29th July at Glebe House was very well supported, despite the rainy weather. Tables were set up indoors which resulted in a very convivial afternoon. We raised £356.70p for church funds. Many thanks to Caroline and Philip Martin for hosting the event.