What’s On October 2018

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!

News October 2018

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’!
Church heating
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?

Magazine News October 2018

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 [c.edwards531@btinternet.com] 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.
Christine

News August 2018

Church fete
The August magazine went to press too early for pictures and details of the fete to be included, but nevertheless huge thanks to everyone who planned,
prepared, produced, presided and patronised the afternoon’s activities – it’s
our major fund-raising event of the year, but it’s also a good opportunity for all of us to chat to friends old and new, for newcomers to the parish to find out who we are, and for visitors to experience a traditional summer fete – not forgetting the cream teas
Thank you too to Trounce for performing the formal opening [how ‘cool’ is that, to be known to so many simply by your first name – one of our local ’celebs’ of course!]
Churchyard flowers
Please, please note that the Diocesan regulations do NOT permit artificial
flowers, ornaments or solar or other lights on graves; we don’t want to upset families but these items should be removed, please.

Church Services July 2018

Sunday lst Trinity 5
11 am Holy Communion
Sunday 8th Trinity 6
11 am Holy Communion
Sunday 15th Trinity 7
1 I am Holy Communion
Sunday 22nd Trinity 8
I 1 am Eucharist
Rev Robin Grigg
Sunday 29th Trinity 9
8.30 am Holy Communion
11 am Matins

What’s On July 2018

Sunday lst – A Summer Celebration Parish Hall
Tuesday 3rd – Veryan WI – Parish Hall
Saturday 14th – Wedding – Veryan
Saturday 14th – St Rumon’s Church Cream Teas – Glebe House
Thursday 19th – Pat Raine’s Cream Teas Parish Hall
Saturday 21st – Veryan Church Fete Parish Hall and School Gardens
Tuesday 24th– End of School Term