News November 2016

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.

Coffee Morning 8th October 2016

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.

News October 2016

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 [501599]
for details.

News September 2016

We were lucky to have a lovely sunny afternoon for our Cream Tea Garden
Party at Glebe House on 30 July.
It was well supported and it was good to see everyone enjoying the afternoon. We raised over £330 for the Church.
Many thanks to Caroline and Philip for hosting the event.
On 25 September at 6 pm we will be holding our Harvest festival Evensong
when the Rural Dean, Canon Ken Boullier, will be taking the service.
We will be decorating the church on Saturday 24th and all help will be welcomed.
On 8 October we are holding a Table Top Sale and Coffee Morning in the
Reading Room from 10.30 am. Anyone who would like to have a ‘table’,
please contact Pat Farr on 501599 for details.

August 2016 News

The Roseland Community Choir will be making a return visit to us on 19 August for another concert: it begins at 7.30 pm and entrance is £5 on
the door.
On Sunday 28 August we will be celebrating our patronal festival with Evensong at 6pm: our Rural Dean, Canon Ken Boullier, will take the
We have secured a faculty to restore several tombs in the churchyard, including the barrel tomb of the Luke family. Work is scheduled to begin
early this month.
Repairs to the church roof have been completed, apart from the replacement of some damaged panels in the nave and north

News July 2016

Sadly we had to cancel the planned choir concert last month
because of lack of support , but this month we’re hoping for a
goodly number to come to our Annual Cream Tea fund-raising afternoon
on 30 July from 2.30 pm in the garden of Glebe House, Ruan
Lanihorne, by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Martin. If the weather is
inclement we shall adjourn to the Reading
Donations of items for the raffle will be gratefully accepted.

Father Doug’s Retirement Service

On Sunday 5th June a Cluster service was held at Veryan Church. The Mass was sung by a visiting choir, The Charpentier Consort. The service also marked the retirement of Father Doug as Priest in Charge of Veryan and Ruanlanihorne. The full service can be seen by clicking on the link below.


Photos from the service can be seen here:

Canon Doug’s Retirement Service

News June 2016

On 12 April the Easter Vestry and Annual Parochial Church meetings were held.
Pat Farr and David Hughes agreed to continue as churchwardens and the PCC was re-elected en bloc.
The churchwardens reported that the congregation numbers remained steady at an average of eight persons, and that Festival services were
well supported by other parishioners.
Father Doug outlined the future of the benefice after his retirement in
At a wedding last year the “Lemonaires”, a Cornish Male Choir, performed. We were so impressed that we have invite them to give a
concert in the church on 17 June at 7.30 pm.

There will not be a service of Communion on Sunday 5 June as Father Doug’s farewell service is being held at Veryan at 11 am

News May 2016

Friday 17 June, 7.30 pm
‘The Lemonaires’
male choir
Tickets £10
Reserve your seat –
contact Pat Farr
501599 or
Light refreshments