News June 2017

We hope to see a large congregation at our special Choral Evensong on 4 June; this service marks the end of ten days of prayer initiated last
year by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, beginning on Ascension Day. It has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. We are delighted that the Dean of Truro Cathedral, the Very Rev’d Roger Bush,
is to be our guest preacher. The Roseland Churches’ Choir will lead the hymns and perform an anthem written by and for prisoners of war in the
Japanese camp at Changi in Singapore, and never published.

And we are all invited to St Just parish church on Sunday 2 July for Rev’d Arwen’s first celebration of the Eucharist after her priesting. This will be a wonderful and joyful service: we have all met and grown to know and appreciate Arwen’s special talents and it will be a chance to thank
her for all she is doing in our group of parishes.

We are to be visited on 12 August by the Cornwall Organists’ Association: they will hold a meeting in church, listen to a talk about our parish,
play our lovely organ and have tea in the parish hall. In return we receive a donation for church funds. In due course there will be a list in church requesting help and refreshments on the day – make a note in your diaries
now. Many of them are excellent musicians and it will be worth hearing them make our organ sing.

What’s On June 2017

Sunday 4th
Sung Evensong, Veryan, 6 pm

Tuesday 6th Veryan WI, 7.30 pm



Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th
School Summer Performance

Wednesday 14th Old Cornwall visit to Wheal Jane

1-16 June Caerhays gardens open – last chance to visit this

Friday 16th-Sunday 18th

Saturday 24th
wedding at Veryan, 1 pm

What’s On May 2017

Tuesday 2nd Veryan WI in Parish Hall 7.30 pm
Thursday 4th Local Government Elections – Veryan Parish Hall and Portloe Church
Wednesday 10th Old Cornwall Society Gorran Haven Evening Visit
Monday 15th Blessing of the Sea and Anniversary Supper Portloe – 7 p.m.
Saturday 20th Veryan Ladies Book Club Book Sale Beruppa Farm 10.00 am to 12.30 p.m.
Sunday 21st May Beating the Bounds –see here for more details
Thursday 25th Veryan WI Quiz Evening in Parish Hall 7.30 p.m.

What’s On April 2017

Sunday 2 April visiting ringers at
Veryan, 2.30 pm
Tuesday 4 April Veryan WI in
parish hall, 7 pm
Friday 7 April Guitar concert,
Veryan parish church 7.30 pm
Saturday 8 April coffee morning,
Veryan parish hall
Sunday 9 April
Choral Evensong at
St Just church 6 pm
Monday 10 April Portloe church
open meeting 7 pm
Wednesday 12 April Launceston
Old Cornwall Society visit Veryan
Wednesday 12 April
Old Cornwall Society meeting,
Gerrans, 7.30 pm
13-16 April HOLY WEEK &
Tuesday 18 April RUAN
Tuesday 25 April VERYAN
26-29 April
VERYAN PLAYERS Present The Ladykillers. In Veryan Parish Hall.

Church Services April 2017

Sunday 2 April Lent 5
11 am Eucharist
Canon Ken
Sunday 9 April Palm/Passion Sunday
11 am Eucharist
Canon Doug
Thursday 13 April MAUNDY THURSDAY
4 pm
Eucharist of the Last Supper and
Stripping the Altars
Friday 14 April GOOD FRIDAY
Meditation and veneration of the Cross
Sunday 16 April EASTER DAY
6.30 am Sunrise Service at Pendower (Canon Ken)
11 am Eucharist Canon Doug
Sunday 23 April Easter 2
Graham Brack
Sunday 30 April Easter 3
11 am Eucharist
Canon Doug

News April 2017

Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting, followed by a brief PCC meeting,
will be held on Tuesday 25 April at 7 pm, in the church.
Everyone whose name is on the Electoral Roll of the church is entitled to attend.
We are required to elect representatives to Deanery synod, to elect members of the Parochial Church Council, to appoint sidesmen, and
an independent examiner for our annual accounts.
While we are still without a priest, the meeting has also to
elect a lay chairman.
The financial statement, an annual report on the church’s
year, and a report on ‘the fabric, goods and ornaments’
of the church are included in the agenda.
The PCC which follows the annual meeting will elect churchwardens, deal with any other matters of urgency, and will aim to set up, as we did
last year, a small working party to organise the fete and any other agreed fundraising activities.
Our church clock will be repaired – Cumbria Clocks will be undertaking the restoration and will also arrange for any necessary repairs to stonework etc. The insurance will cover the clock repair and the generous donations
we’ve received will pay for the remainder.

PCC report
We agreed that for the time being there would continue be no early service
on the fourth Sunday: a new priest will decide how our services are
arranged in due course.
We are required now to have a Safety officer: Margaret Cortis has
offered to take on the role for a year, for which the PCC is grateful!.
The recent quinquennial report noted the need for urgent maintenance and repair of gutters, roof valleys and downpipes. The PCC has agreed to
participate in the tree survey planned by the parish council, which
should identify any churchyard trees in need of attention.
We are hugely grateful to Canon Ken, our Rural Dean, for chairing the
meeting and for his support and help during the vacancy: he acts as our
parish priest until an appointment is made.
Tower news We have a new recruit to our band of ringers – we are
delighted to welcome Andrew, an experienced ringer , to our tower.
A visiting team will be ringing here on Sunday 2 April at 2.30 pm, for a
round 40 minutes.
More visitors:
Launceston Old Cornwall Society are planning a visit to our church and
village on 12 April in the afternoon, for a ‘talk and walk’ followed by a cream tea.

Church Services Easter 2017

13 April Maundy Thursday
Eucharist of the Last Supper and
Stripping of the Altars
Canon Ken Boullier
VERYAN, 4 pm

14 April Good Friday
Meditation and Veneration of the Cross
Rev’d Arwen Folkes

Sunrise service, Pendower 6.30 am
Canon Ken Boullier
VERYAN 11 am
Sung Eucharist
Canon Doug