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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Veryan Churchyard Guidance Leaflet
The Veryan PCC have put together a guidance leaflet regarding monuments/flowers in the churchyard. It can be read here.
Anglican Service of the Word