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 each month Parish Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer is celebrated at 8.30 am and 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.

As with all general rules, there are exceptions for special occasions. These are announced in the monthly Parish News and will be shown on this website.
However, the churches are for more than just Sunday services. They have been used as venues for concerts, drama, displays, and in the case of Portloe as the village meeting place and for elections.
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. The parish priest is always available if anyone wishes to discuss anything privately.

We have recorded a number of services that can be seen by clicking on the “Full Service Recordings” category. This includes the full service marking Father Doug’s retirement as priest in charge of Veryan and Ruanlanihorne.


On Friday 29th July, join us as the internationally acclaimed Dutch duo, comprising Bobby Rootvelt (guitar) and Sanna van Elst (recorders) bring their unique Jewish Musical Theatre show to Cornwall for the first time as part of the Veryan International Recital Series.

Further information about the duo can be found here: http://veryanchurch.org.uk/duo-nihz

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

2016 Parish Magazine Subscription Form

Regular Services

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

4th Sunday 8.30 am Holy Communion [BCP]

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

for special feasts