Church Services December 2017

Sunday 3 December ADVENT
11 am Eucharist
Sunday 10 December Advent 2
11 am Eucharist
WITH BAPTISM

6pm Carol Service
Sunday 17 December Advent 3
11 am Eucharist
Sunday 24 December CHRISTMAS EVE
11 am MATTINS
11.30 pm Midnight Mass
MONDAY 25 December CHRISTMAS DAY
11 am Eucharist
Sunday 31 December Holy Family
11 am Eucharist

News December 2017

It’s been a busy year for us – events, fund-raising, special services, and still Christmas to come!
Some of us ‘beat the bounds’ in May, this year in gloriously fine weather, raising over £200 for the Historic Churches Trust. It stood us in good stead later in the year when the Trust awarded us a £3000 grant towards the
restoration of the tower needed when the storm-damaged clock face was replaced.
Cream teas at Crugsillack (masterminded and baked entirely by Jill ) brought in an amazing amount, as did the fete in July.
August saw a visit from the Cornwall Organists’ Association when we heard how glorious an instrument we have when played by an expert.
October brought us – at last – a new parish priest, and we were so pleased to welcome Philip and Valerie in a well attended service that was formal, but also enjoyable and fun. Nearly twenty organisations from our two parishes were represented and were able to meet and chat at supper afterwards.
Remembrance is an important time in our year, with many local families represented on our parish memorials. Veryan school’s act of remembrance
was solemn, beautifully presented, and well attended, while our joint benefice service on Remembrance Sunday involved representatives
from all three of our churches – many thanks to our readers, our ringers, our churchwardens, and especially to young Dominic who, proudly wearing
his great-grandfather’s medals, read faultlessly his part of the Exhortation.
Next year, on Sunday 11 November, we will mark the centenary of the Armistice at the end of ’the war to end all wars’.
Christmas events begin early this year:our carol service is on 10th December supported by the Roseland Churches Choir. Friday 15th sees a ’Mediaeval Christmas’ concert with friends of our friend the world renowned lutenist
Ben Salfield, and after a service of Mattins at 11 am on Christmas Eve we have our traditional Midnight Mass at 11.30 pm.
On Christmas Day there will be an 11 am Eucharist. Please come and join us for this most important festival. Please spare a thought and a prayer this Christmas for those in our community and congregation who have lost loved ones this year.
Our churchwardens and PCC send greetings to you all, and hope for a peaceful 2018.

What’s On December 2017

Monday 4th Soup Lunch Portloe 12.30 pm
Saturday 9th School PFA fair,
parish hall 2 pm followed by Switching on of Veryan’s lights
at 5 pm
Sunday 10th CAROL SERVICE,
Veryan parish church 6 pm
Wednesday 13th Old Cornwall Society, 7.30 pm
Thursday 14th Veryan Parish Hall Christmas Party 2.30 pm
Friday 15th collective worship, parish church 9.10 am
Friday 15th Mediaeval Christmas concert, Veryan parish
church, 7.30 pm
Sunday 17th RUAN CAROL SERVICE 6 pm
Wednesday 20th Portloe CELEBRATION OF
CHRISTMAS 7pm
Sunday 24th Midnight Mass,
Veryan parish church 11.30 pm
& Midnight Worship at
Portloe, 11.30 pm

Bene Amici Trio

Bene Amici Trio
Concert in Veryan church
Friday 15 December 7.30 pm-9.30 pm
‘MEDIÆ VAL CHRISTMAS’
Festive songs and instrumental music from the
mediæval and renaissance periods
£10 – under 16s free

 

Bene Amici Trio is the medieval and renaissance music ensemble of lutenists Ben Salfield and Denys Stephens, with soprano Lucile Clitherow.

Leading English lutenist Ben Salfield regularly performs and gives masterclasses in numerous European countries every year. He has been hailed by international music critics as one of the foremost lutenists of his generation. Denys Stephens first played in duo with Ben Salfield in 1989, since when they have been firm friends and worked together on many musical projects over the years. Denys is well-known as an early music arranger, editor and scholar. Lucile Clitherow has sung in various choirs for a number of years, and began studying renaissance song with Ben Salfield around seven years ago. Since then, she has appeared with him in concert in venues around the UK, and also sang at the Modra International Guitar Festival, Slovakia, in 2013.

Many of the songs included in the trio’s Christmas programme are arranged by them from medieval and renaissance sources such as the Piae Cantiones, and have consistently developed since their first performance together four years ago.

In this series of Christmas concerts, Bene Amici Trio will perform a fascinating cocktail of music and song from 14th to 16th century Europe, blending together the traditions of court and countryside festive themes.