What’s On October 2017

Sunday 1st Veryan Harvest festival
Eucharist 11 am
Monday 2nd
INSTALLATION OF NEW PRIEST,
Veryan church 7.30 pm all welcome
Tuesday 3rd
Veryan Women’s Institute,
Parish Hall 7.30 pm
Sunday 8th PORTLOE HARVEST
FESTIVAL 10.30 am
Monday 9th Portloe Harvest Supper 7pm
Wednesday 11th
Old Cornwall Society, Gerrans
memorial hall, 7.30 pm
Veryan PCC meeting, Parish Hall, 7.30pm
Saturday 14th Harvest Supper
Veryan Parish Hall 7 pm
23-27 October school half term
Friday 27th
Recital, classical music, Veryan church, 7.30 pm
Saturday 28th Summertime ends: clocks go back
Sunday 29th
Sung evensong for All Souls, Gerrans
church, 6 pm

News October 2017

Welcome! to Rev’d Philip Greenhalgh and his wife, Valerie, who have moved into the newly acquired priest’s house in Veryan Green (now
renamed ‘The Haven’ ). We hope that they will be very happy here: we are delighted that they have accepted the Bishop’s invitation. ‘House for
Duty’ means that Philip will not be expected to work full time –
Sunday services and a couple of week-days is the usual arrangement.
Huge thanks to Jill Jobson who single-handedly raised nearly £400 helping at the ‘Open Garden’ day at Crugsillack – two days of baking buns really paid off – a wonderful effort!
Books for sale We have been given about 30 books from the late Neville Quinney’s library to sell for church funds. They are nearly all ‘as new’ , a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, paperback and hardback, and
worth much more than the usual ‘£1 for a hard back, 20p for a
paperback’ which we promote at the church fete. A list is being
compiled – contact Christine [501727] or by email
c.edwards531@btinternet.com for a copy. All proceeds will go
towards the extra work on the clock [see page 5!] and many of
us would surely like a memento of a good friend.

PCC meeting : a reminder to PCC members that we meet next on Wednesday 11th October at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall committee
room. Please come with ideas for fundraising events – heating will soon be needed in church and we have been warned that the ‘rainwater goods’ need attention as does the roof…
And if anyone not on the PCC has a brainwave, don’t be shy!
Music stand? Our music stand has disappeared; if anyone knows of its whereabouts we would be grateful: otherwise, if anyone has one superfluous to requirements the church would be happy to give it a
home!
Baptism of three siblings took place at Veryan on 17 September: the children of James and Sophia Huxtable were christened by Fr Doug in a lovely and moving service: Isabella Sophia, Harry James Keith,
and Ines Lily Sophia all behaved impeccably .Many of us will remember Keith Symons and Alyn Wasley and it was good to be able welcome some of their family back to Veryan. Fr Doug commented that he could not remember three siblings being baptised on the same day .

What’s On September 2017

Tuesday 5th New School Term begins
Tuesday 5th Veryan WI – Parish Hall 7.30 pm
Saturday 9th Cornwall Historic Churches’ Fundraising day
Saturday 16th – Veryan Autumn Show  Parish Hall and School – 2.30 p.m.
Sunday 24th Ruan church, harvest festival Evensong 6 pm

Church Services August 2017

Sunday 6 August TRANSFIGURATION
11 am Eucharist Rev’d Martyn Pinnock

Sunday 13 August Trinity 9
11 am Eucharist Rev’d Arwen Folkes

Sunday 20 August Trinity 10
11 am Eucharist Rev’d Jean Rolt

Sunday 27 August Trinity 11
11 am Matins Father Doug

What’s On August 2017

Tuesday 1st

Veryan WI in Veryan Parish Hall, 7.30 pm

Sunday 6th

Sung Evensong [BCP] Caerhays church, 6 pm

Saturday 12th

Cornwall Organists’ Association visit to
Veryan, organ and euphonium
recitals

Sunday 13th

Gerrans church, Choral Evensong for patronal
festival, 6 pm

Friday 18th concert.

Roseland community choir at Ruan, 7.30 pm

Sunday 27th

Open Garden and Cream Teas at Crugsillac

News August 2017

New priest appointed!
We are delighted that a new priest has been appointed to look
after our benefice and we look forward to welcoming the Rev’d
Philip Greenhalgh and his wife Valerie sometime in September.
The formal licensing of Philip as house-for-duty priest will be on
2 October: more details of the service will be available in the
September newsletter and on our church websites. Meanwhile it’s
a date for your diaries!

Churchyard flowers
An eagle-eyed member of your PCC has noticed in some ‘junkmail’
catalogues ‘solar-powered memorials’ described as being ‘suitable for graveyards’.
PLEASE don’t be tempted!
There are quite strict rules for what can be placed on graves in
the burial grounds of parish churches; solar-powered angel
images are NOT allowed! Nor is any kind of lighting, any toys
or photographs, and the rules don’t allow for plastic or silk
flowers: poppy wreaths are excepted, however. Containers for
fresh flowers, which so enhance the beauty of the churchyard,
must be safely fixed and out of the way of grass-cutting tools.
We are hoping to provide a ‘user-friendly’ (and considerably
shorter!) version of the Diocesan regulations in due course which we hope will help everyone to maintain the beauty and peacefulness of the churchyard for all of us.
PCC report
Our meeting last month dealt with arrangements for various social and fund-raising events – the fete, of course, the visit by Cornwall Organists’ Association, and a possible ‘cream teas’ at Crugsillack if the gardens
are opened to the public at the end of this month. And there will also be a supper after Philip’s licensing on 2 October.
We are all too aware that these activities, most of which are essential for generating income to keep our church open and in good order, do occupy a good deal of the time of a few dedicated souls – even if you’re not a regular churchgoer, please volunteer to help out – there’s fun and
friendship as well as the washing- up!
Church clock
We are so pleased that the ‘missing’ face of the church clock should have been replaced by the time you read this. It has taken many months to arrange, but the insurance company [Ecclesiastical] has been very cooperative and helpful, and with their contribution and the many donations we have received not only is the clock restored but the
stonework and fixings have also been repaired.
Repairs in church
We’ve arranged to have the uneven and dangerous area of flooring at the east end of the north aisle professionally repaired.
This was highlighted in the quinquennial inspection as an ‘essential’ item, and this should be completed by early August.

Church Fete 2017

Thank you to everyone who put in so much hard work to make the afternoon a success in spite of the changeable weather! Also thank you to Robert and Coral Pepper for opening the event & looking so stylish! Approximately £1300 was made on the day.

Some Photos can be seen by clicking on the link below.

Church Fete 2017

Church Services July 2017

Sunday 2nd
NO SERVICES At Veryan or Ruan
11 am Cluster Eucharist at St Just

Sunday 9th Trinity 4
11 am Eucharist Followed by presentation
Canon Doug Robins

Sunday 16th Trinity 5
11 am Eucharist
Canon Ken Boullier

Sunday 23rd Trinity 6
11 am Matins (BCP)
Graham Brack

Sunday 30th Trinity 7
11 am Eucharist
Canon Doug Robins