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.
Our Harvest Festival Evensong on the 25th September was well
attended. Thank you to all the ladies who helped to decorate the church
for the service on the previous Saturday. And also thanks to Rev. Ken
Boullier who took the service and gave a very thoughtful sermon.
On Saturday the 8th October we held a Coffee Morning in the Reading
Room. It was an enjoyable event and raised £103.84 for church
‘PARISH NEWS’ – new style
A message from the editor
Well, this is the last year for ‘Parish News’ in its present format and frequency of publication. The one potential co-editor, though enthusiastic and getting to grips with ‘Publisher’, is now likely to move away from Cornwall.
I am happy to continue to produce issues in the current format, but in alternate months, [six issues a
year instead of twelve]. The remaining six months will have a two-sided A4 news sheet which will carry notices, rotas, reading lists, the diary of events, and maybe tide tables. The bonus is of course that this can be produced quite cheaply, and we can even email it to you rather than deliver a paper copy if that’s acceptable.
It could of course be produced as a Word document by anyone willing to take it on! It will have the same layout each time so it’s only a case of typing in new information every couple of months….
It’s likely that the cover price of the main magazine will rise to £1, but it will still contain the same
number of pages and variety of contents.
The subscription form will be in the December magazine as usual, and thank you to all our readers for your support and comments!
Advertising manager .
After many years of extraordinary skill in attracting advertisers [and extracting their money!] Pat Raine has decided that it’s time to retire.
Much to our delight Sue Day has agreed to take on this task. It remains for us to thank Pat for her
wonderful work over the years and to welcome Sue to the fold.
This had originally been going to be a table top sale as well but with a lack of interest, it was decided to go ahead with just the coffee morning.
At 10.30 we opened our doors and a slow trickle of people came in. By 11.30 we had a roomful, our numbers being considerably increased by Joy Evans and her family who were celebrating her 90th birthday. Happy birthday Joy.
The Raffle was drawn and prizes were scattered throughout the room.
A very pleasant morning of chatting, drinking tea and coffee, eating biscuits, was had by all.
Thank you to all who came and supported us or helped throughout the morning.
The concert by the Roseland Community Choir was very well supported
and raised £217 for church funds.
Don’t forget the Table Top Sale and Coffee Morning on 8 October
in the Reading Room from 10.30 am. Anyone who would like to have a
‘table’ at the sale, please contact Pat Farr