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 .
Harvest Festival evensong in Veryan parish church 6 pm
Veryan WI 7 pm, Veryan parish hall
School Harvest festival
TABLE TOP SALE, Ruan Lanihorne 10.30 am
Old Cornwall Society, Gerrans, 7.30 pm
Harvest supper Veryan parish hall 7 pm
PARISH COUNCIL AT PORTLOE 7.30 pm
SHOEBOX SERVICE Veryan church 9 am
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!
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
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
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.
On Sunday 5th June a Cluster service was held at Veryan Church. The Mass was sung by a visiting choir, The Charpentier Consort. The service also marked the retirement of Father Doug as Priest in Charge of Veryan and Ruanlanihorne. The full service can be seen by clicking on the link below.
Photos from the service can be seen here:
Canon Doug’s Retirement Service
June is the month when we ask our readers to rally their friends and family to find lots of goodies for the church fête in July, and to keep the date free!
Contacts for all the stalls will be in our July issue. This is our major fund-raising event for the year, so we are grateful for whatever support you can
give. Organisers Margaret , Helen  and Christine  will be happy to advise!
We’ve also been invited to provide teas at the ‘Open Gardens’ day at Crugsillack on 17 July: if you can spare a few hours to help, please contact
And even more help needed, please! The very successful series of concerts arranged for our church by Ben Salfield, and featuring internationally
known musicians, continue this year in July, September
and December. Until now Fr Doug has been responsible for much of the arrangements [tickets, promotion, hosting on the night] but he
will not be around for the remaining concerts this year.
If you would be happy to help with one or more of the concerts
– dealing with bookings for tickets, or distributing posters,
or sorting out wine and glasses beforehand, helping on
the night with refreshments, tidying up, etc., please contact
our PCC secretary Sarah  – you don’t have to
do it all! It makes life so much easier if we have a good
team to organise and run the events.
And the next Veryan International Series’
concert on 29 July promises to be something
‘completely different’! It would be good if someone
could promote this and sell tickets at the fête!
At the recent annual meeting the two churchwardens were unanimously
re-elected, as were the sidesmen. It would be so good if we could encourage a few more to volunteer to help at services – it isn’t a complicated task, but it does mean that preparation for, and just as importantly, clearing up after, services can be shared among more than a very few loyal helpers! Do have a word with David or Robin if you would like to help occasionally (the more there are, the less often your name appears on the rota!)
And it’s the same with readers – for all kinds of reasons we have a much shorter list than we had a few years ago – do have a word with Christine if you would like to ‘have a go’.
The storm damage to the clock is currently being investigated by our insurers, but associated repairs not caused by the storm may require even more expense.
Easter services were lovely, well attended and the flowers and Easter garden much admired by parishioners and visitors, who appreciated the many hours of work needed to achieve such glorious displays.
We have been invited to provide teas at Crugsillack when the garden opens to the public on 17 July, with proceeds going to the church – if you can help please contact one of the churchwardens.
All the way from Galicia in Spain, we are delighted to present the international award-winning guitar virtuoso Pablo Rodriguez, performing Spanish music from composers including Narváez , Tárrega and de Falla.
Pablo Rodriguez @ Veryan
Clips from his performances worldwide can be seen below: