What’s On May 2018

Tuesday 1st – Veryan WI – Parish Hall
Thursday 3rd – WW1-Remembered-Trounce Guy and Friends – Veryan Church 7.30 p.m
Saturday 5th – Wedding – Veryan
Wednesday 9th – Old Cornwall Society – Truro
Wednesday 16th – Veryan and District Autumn Show AGM – Parish Hall 7.30 p.m.
Thursday 24th – Quiz Evening – Parish Hall

What’s On April 2018

Tuesday 3rd Veryan WI meet in parish hall 7.30 pm
Tuesday 3rd Ruan church AGM in church 7.30 pm
Wednesday 11th Old Cornwall Society meeting Gerrans
7.30 pm
Wednesday 11th Veryan church AGM 7 pm in church
Thursday 16th new school term begins

Services April 2018

6.30 am Sunrise service, Pendower beach
11 am Holy Communion Canon Doug
8 April Easter 2
11 am Holy Communion `
15 April Easter 3
11 am Holy Communion
22 April Easter 4
8.30 am Holy Communion (BCP)
11 am Matins
29 April Easter 5
11 am Holy Communion

News April 2018

Annual Parish Meeting 7 pm
Wednesday 11 April in church.
Followed by a brief PCC meeting to elect officers.
All are welcome to become PCC members:
Contact Sarah or Philip for Application forms.

Veryan needs someone to take over from Sarah as secretary of
the PCC (she is expecting to take on the role of treasurer
PLEASE, if you would like to help, contact Sarah for a chat –
And it would be good if someone would also volunteer to run the
‘100 Club’ – it’s a useful addition to our income, it doesn’t involve
a lot of work but needs to be revived. Contact Sarah if you
can help [500950].

Contributions from parishes towards Diocesan costs was discussed at a recent Deanery meeting. The Diocese of Truro, like all other Anglican Dioceses, provides certain services for its parishes [these include legal and
financial support and advice, training and support for parish priests, management of clergy houses and glebe land etc].
Unlike many other Dioceses, Truro, as a new creation in 1877,
has no ancient endowments, land or investments, and is largely dependent
on contributions from individual parishes to provide the funding to run the Diocesan office and its obligations. Currently the income from parishes
is not enough to maintain the Diocese which is having to dip into its modest reserves to balance the budget. Recent arrangements have allowed
parishes to make an offer that they feel they can afford, so that in theory richer parishes can support those which are less welloff. The Diocese suggests that this is not working and is asking for a cost-based system whereby each parish pays the full amount of its ministry and other support costs. Our cluster clergy have responded to this:
•reminding the Diocese of the many hours of volunteer time in parishes which seem not to be acknowledged by the Diocese as ‘in kind’ support, worth, in money terms, a very considerable amount. This of course includes
the chairmen and members of numerous Diocesan committees who give their time and expertise freely.
•The cost of ministry is known but we have no idea of the overall cost
of Diocesan staff salaries and other costs.
•Many active members of congregations are pensioners who should
not be expected to bridge the gap in the Diocesan pensions fund.
•If it isn’t good practice for the Diocese to meet the shortfall out
of its reserves, it is equally unfair to expect parishes to do so.
•Given that parishes have to work hard to generate income, maybe
the Diocese could organise a few fund raising activities of its own?

Welcome to Veryan in April to yet more far-flung members of Philip Clear’s
family – our brave Napoleonic soldier has relations all over the world,
it seems: Ann Waugh and her husband are from Brisbane, Australia, and
hope to be with us around 14-16 April.
Family ties are still close for many people: you have only to look at the visitors’ book to see how many note ‘looking for family graves’
or ‘our great-great-greatgrandparents came from here’ The new visitors’
book has a space for email contact, so we may be able to maintain the connection even after our visitors have gone home, maybe with a
brief newsletter update on church and parish events –
any volunteers?

What’s On March 2017

Sundays 4th, 11th, 18th – Meditation and
Compline, Veryan church 6 pm
Sunday 4th – St Piran’s Day Celebration –
Parish Hall 7 pm
Monday 5th Soup Lunch Portloe church
12.30 pm
Tuesday 6th – Veryan WI – Parish Hall
Tuesday 13th Jacka Jazz Portloe church
7.30 pm
Wednesday 14th – Old Cornwall Society –
Gerrans : 7.30 pm
Parish Hall first Saturday of each month
10.30 am—12.30 pm

Church Services March 2018

Sunday 4th Lent 3
11 am Holy Communion
6pm Meditation and Compline
Sunday 11th Mothering Sunday
11 am Morning Prayer
6pm Meditation and Compline
Sunday 18th Lent 5
11 am Holy Communion
Canon Doug Robins
6 pm Meditation and Compline
Sunday 25th Palm Sunday
11 am Holy Communion

What’s On February 2018

Sunday 4th Candlemas evensong at Gerrans, 6 pm
Monday 5th Soup lunch, Portloe, 12,30 pm
Tuesday 6th Veryan WI, meeting in Parish Hall, 7.30 pm
Wednesday 14th Old Cornwall Society meeting, Gerrans,
7.30 pm
Wednesday 14th ASH WEDNESDAY service at Veryan, 7 pm
Sunday 18th Meditation and Compline for Lent, 18th and
every Sunday in Lent, Veryan church 6 pm
Monday 19th Caerhays gardens re-open
Wednesday 21st Veryan PCC meeting at The Haven, Veryan
Green, 7.30 pm

Church Services February 2018

Sunday 4 February 2 before Lent
11 am Holy Communion
Sunday 11 February Sunday before Lent
11 am Holy Communion
Wednesday 14 February ASH WEDNESDAY
7pm Holy Communion
Sunday 18 February Lent 1
11 am Holy Communion
6 pm Meditation and Compline
Sunday 25 February Lent 2
8.30 am Holy Communion [BCP]
11 am Matins
6 pm Meditation and Compline