Welcome to St Symphorian, Veryan


The Bishop of Truro, the Rt Revd Tim Thornton, is pleased to announce the appointment of the
Revd Philip Greenhalgh (currently Rector of Bewcastle, Stapleton and Kirklinton with Hethersgill in the Diocese of Carlisle) to be Priest-in-charge (house for duty) of the benefice of Veryan with Ruanlanihorne (Diocese of Truro). A service of Licensing will be held on Monday 2 October in Veryan Church.


Church Fete 2017

The annual Church Fete took place on Saturday 22 July from 2 to 4PM. In spite of the Cornish Summer Weather which led to more stalls than usual being in the Parish Hall, a good number of people braved the thunderstorms to attend this years fete which was opened by Robert and Coral Pepper who were making a welcome return from their new home in Tewksbury. Thank you to all involved for making it yet another memorable afternoon. All of your hard work is very much appreciated! Approximately £1300 was made on the day. Photos can be seen by clicking on the link below:

Veryan Church Fete 2017


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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Kernow Concerts 2017

The International Recital series continues in Veryan this year:

7 April : Andrea Dieci
one of the world’s finest classical guitarists more information here. Photos from the concert can be seen here.

27 October: Quartetto Nero
Polish Baroque string quartet

15 December: Mediaeval Christmas
Mediaeval and Renaissance trio

All at 7.30 pm on Friday evenings. Tickets for all concerts are £10 and can be obtained by calling 01872 501230 or from www.kernowconcerts.co.uk. Tickets will also be available on the night.



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 2017 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