Church Services March 2016


11 am Eucharist

Sunday 13 March Lent 5

11 am Eucharist

Sunday 20 March PALM SUNDAY

11 am Eucharist

Thursday 24 March MAUNDY THURSDAY

7 pm Eucharist of the last supper and stripping the altars

Friday 25 March GOOD FRIDAY

2 pm Meditation and veneration of the cross

Sunday 27 March EASTER DAY

6.30 am Sunrise service on Pendower beach

11 am Eucharist


News March 2016

Every parish has recently received two letters from Bishop Tim which were to be read out in our churches at the beginning of Lent. One asks us to care for our environment by thinking about what sources of energy we currently use and trying to reduce our ‘carbon footprint’, at home and in church. He suggests a ‘carbon audit’ – we can measure what we use, even if it’s only reading the electricity meter regularly, looking at our car mileage, and trying to reduce them. Christian Aid is also campaigning to get churches and congregations to switch to renewable energy – there’s a helpful website:

The second letter suggests that we all talk about our faith, and tell other people our ‘stories of faith, love and hope’ in order to ‘grow the church’….

Our PCCs are considering how much we can afford to give towards the overall expenditure of the Diocese: these include costs of clergy, clergy houses, training, all the legal and financial advice available from Church House, and a contribution towards the cost of the archdeacons. Previously the calculation was based on a formula which should have meant that richer parishes helped those less able to contribute (except that not every parish paid its quota in full); now the suggestion is that each parish should be assessed on what its own actual costs are. As Veryan’s treasurer points out, “our income is largely unpredictable, and depends on several key items: how many extra services are held in the Church (marriages and funerals principally), how much is donated through collections and additional fund raising. The latter consists mainly of the parish magazine, booklets and guidebooks, the annual fete and 100 Club, all of which remain profitable, but which are small in the context of the Diocesan requirements. In addition, we can reasonably expect costly repairs to the Church building in the short to medium term. As we have asked our parishioners to help raise significant sums of money over the last 5 years for new windows and heating, it would be difficult to ask for more. Therefore, we need to keep some reserves for this.”

Your PCCs have some serious thinking to do!


What’s on March 2016

Tuesday 1st

Veryan WI Annual meeting 7 pm, Veryan Parish Hall

Friday 4th

Women’s world day of prayer Portloe

Sunday 6th

St Piran’s evening, Veryan Parish Hall 7 pm

Monday 7th

Portloe Soup Lunch 12.30 pm

Wednesday 9th

Old Cornwall Society at Gerrans 7.30 pm

Tuesday 15th

International music recital Veryan church 7.30 pm

Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th

Veryan Players Spring Production “Entertaining Angels”, Veryan Parish Hall 7.30pm

Sunday 20th

Evensong for Palm Sunday at St Just 6 pm

Thursday 24th

End of school term


March brings the second of this year’s International Recital Series.

Professors Franciszek and Katarina Wieczorek from Poland form one of Eastern Europe’s best-loved classical guitar duos. Watch out for their renowned arrangements of works by such composers as Chopin and Debussy.

Tuesday 15th March 2016 7:30PM

Tickets £10 (£5 U16) from 01872 501618 or

Duo Guitarowy Wieczorek Poster