Welcome to St Symphorian, Veryan

The three Churches of the Benefice: Veryan, Ruan and Portloe churches all have something in common – they are all different! Each place of worship seeks to offer something distinctive and in that way complement each other within the one Benefice.

At Veryan there is a mixture of traditional and new. On the fourth Sunday, Mattins is sung at 11.00 am. On the other Sundays Common Worship Parish Communion is celebrated at 11.00 am. Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms normally follow the Common Worship patterns, unless an alternative is specifically requested.

However, the churches are for more than just Sunday services. They have been used as venues for concerts, drama, displays. All three churches are at the heart of our communities and are here to welcome and serve everyone who comes to them. They are available for private prayer or for a time of quiet contemplation.

We have recorded a number of services that can be seen by clicking on the “Full Service Recordings” category.

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Ben Salfield Concert 9th December


Our final concert of 2016 sees the welcome return of Ben Salfield. “As everyone pretty much knows, I’m taking a ‘solo sabbatical’ in the UK in 2017. Apart from the promotional side of things, and the new festival, I’ve lots of commitments all over Europe and beyond: for example, in July I’m playing in Italy, Slovakia and Hungary. In addition there are duo, trio and quartet programmes that I have to get my fingers around; but… I’ll be back in 2018!
The three shows in December are going to be very special for me. An ‘au revoir’ rather than a ‘farewell’, but still a little sad. So I thought I should play three different programmes on the three nights, to keep my mind concentrated and hopefully tempt some of the audience to come along to more than one night!
The programmes will include music by Dalza (I’m preparing a new edition of his 1508 book for publication right now), French dances from the 1520s, fantasies by Francesco Da Milano from the 1530s, English Elizabethan pieces, a set of Dowland, improvisations, a couple of my own pieces… and the first ever FULL version of my “Into The Dark” programme. It’s the same as one I played earlier this year, but with the addition of the Partie in Bb by Lauffensteiner. I’m just not quite sure which pieces I’m playing at which concert!

Ben Salfield Concert Poster

Parish Magazine

Subscriptions to the Parish Magazine are due in January. You can download a subscription form by clicking on the link below. Please note that from February 2017 ‘Parish News’ will be published in alternate months: February, April, June, August, October and December.
It will continue to contain all the features and information which it has done, and may even occasionally be a few pages larger! Because of printing costs it will be priced at £1 an issue. The magazine will as usual be available in colour on the websites, and we’ll let you know the new
password when we receive your subscription.
In intervening months we will produce a free newsletter [A4, two-sided] which will contain essential information: church services for the forthcoming month, reading, cleaning and flower rotas, the brief diary and some more detailed notices of events, tide tables, and contact names and numbers for our three churches.
It will save on printing costs if you are happy for us to send it to you by email and it will also be available free on our church websites. Our delivery team can if you prefer deliver as usual, or we can arrange postal delivery for the cost of a second class stamp
and envelope. Any queries, phone Christine [501727]

Draft Newsletter

The current edition of the magazine can be found by clicking on the Parish Magazine 2016 Category on the right hand side.

2017 Parish News Subscription Form

Regular Services

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th Sundays: 11 am Parish Eucharist

4th Sunday: 11 am Mattins [BCP] unless Eucharist

for special feasts