Monday 1st PORTLOE HARVEST SUPPER 7 pm
Tuesday 2nd Veryan WI meeting, Parish Hall, 7.30 pm
Friday 5th Theatre company Veryan Parish Hall 7.30 pm
Sunday 7th HARVEST FESTIVAL EVENSONG Veryan church 6 pm
Sunday 7th Veryan Parish Hall Supper and music 7 pm
Wednesday 10th Old Cornwall society, Gerrans, 7.30 pm
Wednesday 10th Portloe church meeting 7 pm
Saturday 27th Ruan church coffee morning 10.30-12
Saturday 27th CLOCKS GO BACK ONE HOUR TONIGHT!
Sunday 7th Trinity 19
11 am Holy Communion
6 pm Harvest evensong
Sunday 14th Trinity 20
11 am Holy Communion
Sunday 21st Trinity 21
11 am Holy Communion
Sunday 28th Trinity 22
8.30 am Holy Communion [BCP]
11 am Matins [BCP]
We’ve had an impressive number of visitors this summer, some as usual
looking for graves of former family members, others visiting the ‘Hera’
grave, but recently we have had several enquiries about ‘Mr Trist’: why, we
wondered? We suggested the mausoleum behind the tower: no, not that one; the memorials close to the altar for Jeremiah and Samuel;
no, not that one; and eventually asking why people were suddenly keen on
this former vicar’s family, we learnt that there was a published ‘treasure trail’ which included a question about Samuel Pendarves Trist, the one who restored the well in 1913; ‘oh’, they all said, ‘we didn’t have to go into the church at all then’…
However, look at Veryan’s visitors’ book to restore your faith: ‘lovely to have a church that is open’, ‘thank you for a lovely service’, ‘a lovely and peaceful spot for quiet contemplation’. Many of our visitors live in busy
and noisy towns and the quietness of our countryside, our churchyard and
our church is clearly very special. We thank them for visiting us, and are glad to provide a quiet haven for them all.
We are very grateful to our churchwarden David for taking the service on 16
September when Philip was on holiday: he threatened us with a 40-minute sermon which thankfully he ‘hadn’t had time to prepare’!
More seriously, we have had notification from our electricity supplier that the cost of heating will increase dramatically this year, to the level where we will not be able to afford to pay. Weekly collections help but are nowhere near the amount we need. Options so far suggested include not using the storage heaters [with what effect on the church fabric? – but the
building has stood for centuries without any heating at all], using under-pew heaters only in a few seats and all sitting together rather than scattered
around the church; and charging other users for the power they use. And we
need to be much more aware about turning off lights, power, and closing
doors! And why not simply put on another jumper?
From the Editor…
Well, nobody has volunteered to take on ‘Parish News’ in any format, so this is the penultimate issue .
It has been fun to edit the magazine for what I was surprised to discover has been fifteen years.
In February 2003 Graham Salmon asked me to share the editing after Mike Lane retired. When Graham also retired Brian Perman for a short while shared the editing, and he developed the magazine from a modest
A5 booklet to the present 16-page A4 format with illustrations.
More recently I have been the only editor, and with Paul Robins’ help the magazine now appears in full colour on our church websites as well as in ‘hard copy’ for local distribution and posting ‘out of parish’.
I want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all our contributors, regular and occasional, our ‘church’ reporters, organisers of local events, and our school, for providing varied and interesting articles and reports over so many years. It all takes time and commitment and a strict adherence to
deadlines and I am deeply grateful to you all. And of course our loyal advertisers have supported the publication of the ‘News’ for many years.
So what next?
In the past year we have issued in alternate months a brief ‘newsletter’ with brief notices and information about events and activities in our churches and parishes. And we would like to continue this in 2019 with an issue each
month, BUT chiefly as an emailed or online version. Our delivery team’s average age is well over ‘retirement’ and a few would like to retire. Given that many of us have access to email, all we need is your email address and an agreement to receive the newsletter in electronic format.
Please email me [firstname.lastname@example.org] to say ’please email me the benefice newsletter in 2019’ with your name and email address and I’ll make sure it arrives in your in box!
For those without computer access, a few copies will be printed and left in our churches for you to collect. There will be no copies delivered or posted.
This new format will allow the newsletter to be flexible in size and content – and of course it will be free both by email and on the church websites. Yolande will help with the editing – a [fairly] willing volunteer!
And finally, thank you to you, our readers, for your
loyalty and support over the years.