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)