News February 2018

Christmas seems a long time ago now – nevertheless many if belated thanks to everyone who in any way helped to make our services so memorable – and the church so beautiful.
Services for Lent this year will take the form of a brief meditation followed by traditional Compline on Sunday evenings at 6 pm. If you’re not familiar
with Compline but love the Prayer Book, this is worth experiencing:
a contemplative and gentle service to end the day. Early service of Holy Communion is once again being held on the fourth Sunday (the Sundays
when we have Matins) at 8.30 am. This is by special request of those regular ‘early birds’ who prefer this service, or who can’t always make the 11
o’clock Eucharist.

Churchyard gates at the Sentry Lane end of the churchyard have become increasingly difficult to open and close, and we are replacing them, but need
your help to pay the bill! Please encourage others to make a contribution, however modest – we will all be so pleased to be able to come and
go without struggling to operate the gates !
Thank you to Marion and Doug for agreeing to take some services: this will allow Philip to spend a bit of time after services at Ruan and Portloe without having to rush away to reach Veryan in time for 11 am.
Thank you too to Luke for dealing with the fallen tree which fell in one of
the recent gales and blocked the steps.
Weddings at Veryan seem to be on the increase: we have five booked this year. The PCC is hoping to produce a leaflet with contact names and numbers to help brides to plan their big day – all kinds of things have
to be thought about: flowers, organists, bells, choir, hymns, music for processions, photogaphers, licences for ‘public performance’ of copyright
music or poetry, banns or licence or Registrar’s certificate? The Diocesan website has lots of information (including ’suggested hymns’, the first of which is ‘All things bright and beautiful’ which may explain why it is sung at so many weddings!)
Guidelines for the churchyard are also a possibility (see page 4 of this month’s Parish Magazine for the reason)

What’s On January 2018

Thursday 4th – School Terrn begins
Monday 8th – Soup Lunch – Portloe Church 12.30 pm
Tuesday 9th – Veryan WI – Parish Hall
Wednesday 10th Old Comwall Society- Gerrans Memorial Parish Hall
Tuesday 16th – Veryan Players Play Reading – Hillside
Friday 26th -Britain on Film- Veryan Parish Hall

Church Services December 2017

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

6pm Carol Service
Sunday 17 December Advent 3
11 am Eucharist
Sunday 24 December CHRISTMAS EVE
11.30 pm Midnight Mass
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
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
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.