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.
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.