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
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
Friday 17 June, 7.30 pm
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Vestry Meeting and Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held on 12 April at 7 pm in the vestry. At these meetings churchwardens and members of the Parochial Church Council are elected for the coming year.
The treasurer presents the annual accounts, and the vicar and churchwardens report on the business of the parish during the past year.
Any member of the parish may attend the vestry meeting to vote on proceedings, but only persons on the church electoral roll may attend the Annual Parochial Church Meeting.
Thinking of something to write for the March magazine, it came as a shock to realise that Easter is only a few weeks away.
Our Easter services will be listed elsewhere, but I would like to remind all those willing to help that we shall be decorating the church for Easter Day on Saturday 26 March from 10 am. Hope to see you there!
Thank you to everyone who helped to clean and decorate the church for our Nine Lessons and Carols service on 13 December. The service was well attended with people coming from Philleigh, Portscatho and Tregony to join us. We would also like to thank the Roseland Churches’ Choir for their splendid singing, which all helped to make this a very special beginning to the Christmas season.
The repairs to the roof are nearing completion. The next step will be the repairing of the ceilings in the nave and north aisle. We are also hoping to do some restoration work to some of the tombs in the churchyard, especially the vaulted Luke tomb.
On Friday 4 December churchwardens and members of PCCs of Ruanlanihorne and Veryan churches and Portloe Policy Committee met Bishop Tim at Portloe church for an informal discussion on the future of our respective churches when Father Doug retires in late 2016.
When asked if we would be having an interregnum, the Bishop said that probably the Rector of St Just, Canon Ken Boullier, would become Priest in Charge for the whole of the cluster, being supported by priests and lay readers who would help to cover services. It would seem that we can forget having a priest who will be responsible solely for the churches in our benefice, thereby losing the personal touch.
We were the treated to a marvellous supper prepared by Father Doug. It was pleasant to meet members of the other two churches and to hear their views on our future.