Welcome to Portloe


The Bishop of Truro, the Rt Revd Tim Thornton, is pleased to announce the appointment of the
Revd Philip Greenhalgh (currently Rector of Bewcastle, Stapleton and Kirklinton with Hethersgill in the Diocese of Carlisle) to be Priest-in-charge (house for duty) of the benefice of Veryan with Ruanlanihorne (Diocese of Truro). A service of Licensing was held on Monday 2 October in Veryan Church.

Veryan, Ruan and Portloe churches all have something in common – they are all different! Each place of worship seeks to offer something distinctive and in that way complement each other within the one Benefice.

Portloe is quite different because it is a United church between the Church of England and the Methodist Church. Services on first, third and fifth Sunday’s follow a Methodist pattern, usually with a Minister or Local Preacher assigned by the Plan, at 10.30 am. On the second Sunday the service is a Church of England Service of the Word, led by teams from the congregation, and on the fourth Sunday there is a Common Worship, (Church of England), Holy Communion service at 9.30 am. Occasionally, this service is celebrated ‘cafe’ style, with everyone gathered around one large table.

As with all general rules, there are exceptions for special occasions. These are announced in the monthly Parish News.

However, the churches are for more than just Sunday services. They have been used as venues for concerts, drama, displays, and in the case of Portloe as the village meeting place and for elections.
All three churches are at the heart of our communities and are here to welcome and serve everyone who comes to them. They are available for private prayer or for a time of quiet contemplation. The parish priest is always available if anyone wishes to discuss anything privately.

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Parish Magazine

Subscriptions to the Parish Magazine are due in January. You can download a subscription form by clicking on the link below.

Please note that from February 2017 ‘Parish News’ will be published in alternate months: February, April, June, August, October and December.
It will continue to contain all the features and information which it has done, and may even occasionally be a few pages larger! Because of printing costs it will be priced at £1 an issue. The magazine will as usual be available in colour on the websites, and we’ll let you know the new
password when we receive your subscription.
In intervening months we will produce a free newsletter [A4, two-sided] which will contain essential information: church services for the forthcoming month, reading, cleaning and flower rotas, the brief diary and some more detailed notices of events, tide tables, and contact names and numbers for our three churches.
It will save on printing costs if you are happy for us to send it to you by email and it will also be available free on our church websites. Our delivery team can if you prefer deliver as usual, or we can arrange postal delivery for the cost of a second class stamp
and envelope. Any queries, phone Christine [501727]

Draft Newsletter

The current edition of the magazine can be found by clicking on the Parish Magazine 2016 Category on the right hand side.

2017 Parish News Subscription Form


Regular Services

1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays:10:30 Methodist Service
2nd Sunday:10:30
Anglican Service of the Word
4th Sunday:09:30 Eucharist