News December 2018

THIS IS THE LAST ISSUE OF THE MAGAZINE !
Thank you all for your support , involvement and interest over many years.
Maybe someone will in time feel moved to start a newstyle church and parish magazine – until then there will we hope be a monthly news sheet to promote local events and church services, and to keep us all in touch
with what’s happening.
BUT it probably won’t be delivered through your letterbox; because of printing costs (and the consequent collection of subscriptions, which does
take time) we’re trying an experiment: many of our readers have email, and provided you request the newsletter in that format we are happy to send it to you
BUT WE HAVE ONLY A HANDFUL OF NAMES SO FAR!!
Please contact Christine
c.edwards531@btinternet.com to order the news sheet by email.
It will also appear on our church websites, and a few copies will be printed for those without email.
Let’s hope it works!
Next news sheet – late December/early January.
DEADLINE 12 DECEMBER

Our service on Remembrance Sunday, like others, also commemorated
the centenary of the Armistice. The service had been specially prepared by Fr Doug using prayers, readings and hymns from the first Armistice
commemoration service of 1919 as well as the modern liturgy.
The church was full, the service began with the tolling of the
tenor bell, half-muffled (thank you, Arthur and David), included
traditional Remembrance music including Dido’s Lament,
Walton’s Solemn Melody, and Nimrod, and members of the congregation
lit candles during the singing of ‘O Valiant Hearts’ in memory of family and friends.
Wreaths were laid at the war memorial on behalf of the Parish
Council, Portloe church, and Veryan Women’s Institute, also marking its centenary this year. The school’s wreath had been laid on the previous Friday. The exhortation ‘They shall grow not old’ was read by John Leach and grandson Dominic, proudly wearing replicas of his grandfather’s
medals. Many thanks to Fr Doug for conducting the very moving
and memorable service.
And our bells, along with those in most other towers in the country,
were rung at 12.30 pm.
Christmas begins with the carol service on 16th with the Roseland
Churches Choir and all your favourite congregational carols.
Hope to see you all there!