2024 News

APRIL

Coffee Morning

On the 6th April we will be holding a Coffee morning in the Reading Room. This was well attended

APCM

Our APCM will be on the 10th April. All officers and PCC members were re-elected.

MARCH

Main Path

In March we received the faculty to pave the main path to the church with Yorkstone. The contractors will be arriving in May to start the work.

Lent Nature Walk

As part of the Roseland Churches Lent activities, St Rumon’s hosted a Lent Nature Walk. Twelve brave souls, embarked on a short walk from the church to Sett Bridge, stopping a couple of times for a short prayer. Unfortunately, the weather did not hold and for some reason all the wildlife disappeared as well, even the ducks! The rather wet walkers returned to the Reading Room for a much-needed hot drink and piece of cake.

Children’s Area

A small children’s area has been made in the transept. If you have any suitable toys that you could donate, they would be appreciated.

FEBRUARY

REVEREND CANON MICHAEL GEACH 1926 – 2024

Revd Canon Michael Geach died on 16 February 2024 at the age of 97. Michael served his entire ordained ministry of 70 years entirely in Truro diocese.

Michael was born in Falmouth in 1926, he was baptised at St Gluvias. His parents owned a drapery shop in Penryn where they lived above the shop. Michael attended and later taught at Truro Cathedral School and Truro High School. He obtained a B.A. from Queens College Cambridge, trained for the ministry at Westcott House, and was ordained in 1953. Michael served as curate at Kenwyn, and then at Bodmin, before becoming Rector of St Dominic from 1959 to 1965. From 1965 to 1984 he as Vicar of Linkinhorne and then Rector of Veryan with Ruan Lanihorne from August 1984 until his retirement in 1996.

Michael was deeply involved in many Cornish organisations and institutions. He had a passion for bell ringing and was a member of the Truro Diocesan Guild of Bellringers for over 50 years. He was an active member and passionate supporter of the Friends of Truro Cathedral, and was proud to have visited every church in Cornwall. He was a past Chairman of Truro Old Cornwall Society and a member of the Royal Institute of Cornwall for many years. Every year, he attended the annual dinner of the Old Truronians and was one of their longest serving members. He had a great interest and was an advocate of the work of the Cornwall Historic Churches Trust which combined his two great loves, churches and history. His home in Lostwithiel houses in excess of 6,500 books and close on 30,000 postcards.

Fr Michael’s Requiem will be at St Bartholomew Lostwithiel on Thursday 14 March 2024 at 11.00 am.

We pray for those who mourn Michael and our thoughts are especially with his family during this difficult time.

JANUARY

BELL FRAME AND TOWER REPAIRS

The repairs to the bell frame are complete and the new louvres in the bell chamber windows have been fitted. It is looking really nice up there. We also now have a light in both chambers of the tower making access to the top easier. We have also been able to install a light in the lych gate.

PRAYER MEETING

There is a new initiative on the Roseland called a Prayer Meeting. This is being held at Philleigh Community Hall (nice and warm) every second Thursday in the month at 7 pm where they pray for a different church each time. Our Worship Leader, David, went to the one this month and everyone on the Roseland is welcome.