December 2016 News

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in our joint benefice Remembrance Sunday service. Muffled tolling of the tenor bell [thanks,
Douglas and Arthur], the act of remembrance at the war memorial, when representatives of both parishes and all three churches were involved,
and the bugle calls and two minutes’ silence, were all perfectly performed. Huge thanks to Phil, David, Joyce, Carol, and Sarah, for making the whole event so good. Thank you to Sue for dressing the altar with the Union flag and regimental kneelers, and also to Chris and Selina for reading
the lessons. And we were so pleased to welcome Canon Graham Minors, former rector of Bodmin, who took the service for us; he was pleased to
be invited, and would love to come back after Christmas.
Our Christmas services are listed on the back page of the magazine: it will
be so good to see Canon Doug back after his necessary six month ‘exile’! But do bear in mind that he is retired – and won’t be taking every service.
But he may well [if we ask nicely] make a guest appearance occasionally!
Our last concert of 2016 is on 9 December, with Ben Salfield himself performing. Don’t miss this – it will be an outstanding end to this season’s recitals, and we’re already planning for next year…

News November 2016

Our harvest festival evensong was well attended, and we are so grateful to Andy Duff for taking the service for us. The church looked absolutely
beautiful, and many, many thanks to all the skilled flower arrangers who give their time and talents to decorate the church. And a special thanks
to the school for their lovely and thoughtful work on the font.

There are still visitors around, many of whom note in our visitors’ book how much they appreciate the church being open, and how well-cared for
it is. Many have forebears buried in the churchyard: the ties of family are strong even after several generations.

Church treasurer wanted for Veryan
Do you have a few spare hours each month?
Do you use email, online banking and spreadsheets?
Don’t be shy if you are reasonably numerate and competent, and would genuinely be able to help.
You would attend 4 or 5 Church Council meetings a year, and keep the members informed about the church’s finances.
The outgoing treasurer will help and guide you throughout the first year. And she says “If you can run a household budget, you can do the job!”
Contact Robin [500950] or Christine [501727]
if you would like to help us.

‘PARISH NEWS’ – new style A message from the editor
Well, this is the last year for ‘Parish News’ in its present format and frequency of publication. The one potential co-editor, though enthusiastic and getting to grips with ‘Publisher’, is now likely to move away
from Cornwall.
I am happy to continue to produce issues in the current format, but in alternate months, [six issues a year instead of twelve]. The remaining six months will have a two-sided A4 news sheet which will carry notices, rotas, reading lists, the diary of events, and maybe tide tables. The bonus is of course that this can be produced quite cheaply, and we can even email it to you rather than deliver a paper copy if that’s acceptable.

It could of course be produced as a Word document by anyone willing to take it on! It will have the same layout each time so it’s only a case of typing in new information every couple of months….
It’s likely that the cover price of the main magazine will rise to £1, but it will still contain the same number of pages and variety of contents.
The subscription form will be in the December magazine as usual, and thank you to all our readers for your support and comments!

Advertising manager .
After many years of extraordinary skill in attracting advertisers [and extracting their money!] Pat Raine has decided that it’s time to retire.
Much to our delight Sue Day has agreed to take on this task. It remains for us to thank Pat for her wonderful work over the years and to welcome Sue
to the fold.

Church Services November 2016

6th November – 3rd before Advent
11am Eucharist Canon Ken Boullier

13th November Remembrance Sunday
10.50am AT VERYAN Benefice Service of Remembrance
Canon Graham Minors

20th November Christ the King
11am Eucharist Canon Ken Boullier

27th November Advent Sunday
11am Eucharist Revd Martyn Pinnock

Church Services October 2016

CHANGE TO SERVICES AT VERYAN
As from this month [October] there will be NO 8.30 am service on the 4th Sunday. Although we understand the liking of the ’early ‘ congregation for the Book of Common Prayer service, the PCC has agreed that during the vacancy it is unfair to expect visiting priests to travel in the early
morning to minister to a very small congregation, especially as there are other options: Ruan Lanihorne has a BCP Communion service on the first Sunday of the month at 9.30 am, while Cornelly [now part of our cluster of churches] offers an 8.30 am Prayer Book Communion every Sunday. We
also have to be prudent with heating : a warm church comes at a significant cost. And of course the 11 am congregation would love to see you!

Sunday 2 October Trinity 19
11 am Dedication Feast Canon Ken Boullier
6 pm Harvest Evensong Andy Duff

Sunday 9 October Trinity 20
11 am Eucharist Revd Brian McQuillen

Sunday 16 October Trinity 21
11 am Eucharist Canon Pat Robson

Sunday 23 October Last after Trinity
11 am Matins Graham Brack

Sunday 30 October ALL SAINTS
11 am Eucharist Rev’d Martyn Pinnock

News October 2016

CHANGE TO SERVICES AT VERYAN
As from this month [October] there will be NO 8.30 am service on the 4th Sunday. Although we understand the liking of the ’early ‘ congregation for the Book of Common Prayer service, the PCC has agreed that during the vacancy it is unfair to expect visiting priests to travel in the early
morning to minister to a very small congregation, especially as there are other options: Ruan Lanihorne has a BCP Communion service on the first Sunday of the month at 9.30 am, while Cornelly [now part of our cluster of churches] offers an 8.30 am Prayer Book Communion every Sunday. We
also have to be prudent with heating : a warm church comes at a significant cost. And of course the 11 am congregation would love to see you!

Pat Coldrick Recital
Once again we were treated to superb guitar music. Pat Coldrick learnt to play as a youngster but gave up music for carpentry, only returning to his guitar after 25 years.
His concert was an extraordinary mix of music and autobiography. The performance included traditional, classical and modern compositions, along with his own music , interspersed with comments,
thoughts and humour, personal, philosophical, spiritual.
He deserved a much larger audience; those of us who were there were entertained, moved and astonished at his versatility and his personality.
Please support the next concert – the last in this series. We are hoping to
continue the international recital series next year in partnership with Ben Salfield and Kernow Concerts, but we must guarantee reasonably
good audiences to make it worth while.
Where else could you hear musicians who are internationally
acclaimed as the best in their field for only £10? And the church is
warm and comfortable!
Book now for 9 December – let’s show Ben that Veryan is a really good
venue and that we can fill the church .

What’s On October 2016

Sunday 2nd
Harvest Festival evensong in Veryan parish church 6 pm

Tuesday 4th

Veryan WI 7 pm, Veryan parish hall

Friday 6th

School Harvest festival

Saturday 8th

TABLE TOP SALE, Ruan Lanihorne 10.30 am

Wednesday 12th

Old Cornwall Society, Gerrans, 7.30 pm

Saturday 15th

Harvest supper Veryan parish hall 7 pm

Monday 17th

PARISH COUNCIL AT PORTLOE 7.30 pm

Friday 21st

SHOEBOX SERVICE Veryan church 9 am

September News 2016

Our recent PCC meeting was held in school, as the hall had already
been booked; we had not realised how small the chairs would be! It
certainly concentrated the minds and the meeting was shorter than
usual… But we were grateful for the room [it was ringing practice
night, too , so we couldn’t have used the church!]
Canon Ken, our Rural Dean, came along to explain the initial process
necessary in the selection of a new priest.
As we are currently ‘in suspension’ [that means we have no parish priest] the meeting had to appoint a Lay Chairman [someone who isn’t a priest]. Christine Edwards is now the PCC’s chairman for the next year with David
Elliott as vice-chairman.
The matter of winter services was discussed, especially the early service at Veryan once a month [on the 4th Sunday, 8.30 am].
The average congregation at this service is modest in number, and
the PCC will be looking at the possibility of rescheduling it: regular worshippers’ comments are sought.
The Quinquennial Report has been received  and the churchwardens
will prioritise works required to be done.
We were sorry to learn that Robin Hart no longer finds it possible to
play for 11 am services on a regular basis. Doreen Freeman has
agreed to play on first and third Sundays, but on some Sundays it
can be difficult to find a willing organist; if any of our readers
would like to volunteer, for organ or piano, the churchwardens
would love to hear from you!

August News 2016

Thank You! To everyone who helped to make Veryan’s church fête such a successful and happy day.
From setting up to tidying up, so many people were involved – producing items for the stalls, selling, providing cream teas, moving furniture, dealing with unsold items – all with great good humour.
And the result – at the time of writing (the day after the event!) we hear that we exceeded £1600 – a wonderful result. Photos can be seen in this month’s Parish Magazine and by clicking on 2016 Church Fete

 

Church Services July

Sunday 3 July Trinity 6
11 am Eucharist Rev’d Martyn Pinnock

Sunday 10 July Trinity 7
11 am Eucharist Rev’d Jill Edwards

Sunday 17 July Trinity 8
11 am Eucharist Rev’d Anne Shaw

Sunday 24 July Trinity 9
8.30 am Holy Communion
11 am Mattins
Ven. Bill Stuart-White

Sunday 31 July Trinity 10
11 am Eucharist Canon Ken Boullier

July 2016 News

What an amazing service for Fr Doug’s last Sunday as our parish priest: many, many thanks indeed from the churchwardens to everyone who helped in any way to make the event run so smoothly – including those
young choir members who removed the playground gate for us with such ease!
As ever, it’s not only the preparation and ‘tending on’ on the day, but the tedious clearing up afterwards when everybody else has gone home, so special thanks to those stalwarts who stayed on to tidy up.
We are grateful to Fr Doug for arranging priestly ‘cover’ for
us until late September, and to all the priests and readers,
local and visiting, who are now taking services. Please
come and support them and make them welcome.
Our visitors’ book as usual contains the names of many overseas visitors, some from Germany to see the ‘Hera’ grave, others with family connections. We’ve already mentioned some Australian connections
of Philip Clear, our ‘Waterloo’ soldier, and more recently we noticed some
Trists, also from Australia. Sadly, probably because of security issues, people rarely leave an address or email contact:
it would be good to keep in touch.