Our Church Community

Veryan Parish Church Welcomes you!

We are a small and welcoming Church of England parish church on Cornwall's Roseland peninsula. We enjoy a close relationship with the churches of Portloe and Ruan Lanihorne and together form part of the Diocese of Truro. We are privileged to worship in a beautiful parish church in one of Cornwall's most scenic villages. Of particular local interest are the famous roundhouses and the "Hera" grave.

We have been at the heart of Veryan since Norman times and enjoy a very close relationship with Veryan Church of England Primary School.

We are members of Cornwall Historic Churches Trust and the Prayer Book Society.

Why not join us one Sunday to find out more?

Worship With Us

11am Service

Join us for an hour of worship, singing, prayer and fellowship. Holy communion services follow the Common Worship liturgy. On the fourth Sunday of the month, our worship follows Morning Prayer Matins from the Book of Common Prayer 1662.


Sunday 2nd January 11 am - Eucharist

Sunday 9th January 11 am - Eucharist

Sunday 16th January 11 am - Eucharist

Sunday 23rd January 11 am - Service of the Word

Sunday 30th January 11.00 am - Eucharist



On the Way

Facing the future – the Church of England and you.

The churches on the Roseland will be going through a process of change in the next few months partly to meet the needs of the modern world but also to recognise that there are huge financial constraints and few clergy available to continue as before. This process is called "On the way”. You can find out more at https://trurodiocese.org.uk/about-us/on-the-way/

Different people expect different things from the church and all views will be welcomed, whether you attend church services regularly or not. There are no pre-determined plans. This is a real opportunity for views, concerns, and expectations to be heard before draft plans for the whole of Powder Deanery, (covering The Roseland, the Probus Team, and Parishes in the Truro area), are drawn up, following which there will be further consultation with all of the parishes.

The following February parish consultations have been arranged, to be held in parish churches unless stated.

Philleigh Thursday 3rd 7pm          Veryan Wednesday 9th 7pm                      St Just & St Mawes Thursday 10th 7pm Memorial Hall, St Mawes, TR2 5AG

Gerrans Tuesday 15th 7pm            Ruanlanihorne Tuesday 15th 7pm          Tregony Friday 18th 7pm Tregony Village Hall

An all parishes zoom meeting on Monday 21st at 8pm. Please email Claire Burgess peanutclaire@hotmail.co.uk for the link.

All parish open meeting at Veryan Sports and Social Club Saturday 26th 10-12 noon.

Family Events


Baptism into the church is the foundation of Christian life and is offered to everyone living in the parish who wants their child to be part of the church family.   Baptism can also be offered to people of any age; usually adult baptism is followed by confirmation.

The ceremony can take place as part of a regular church service or as a separate event.


You may be married in your local parish church or in any church where you have a family or a personal connection.[see www.cofe.anglican.org/lifeevents/weddings  for information and guidance.]  Veryan has a helpful  leaflet with information about the various options to make your church wedding a special occasion.

If you have had a civil wedding you may wish to have a blessing in church.


Burial in the parish churchyard is available for anyone who has lived in, or who has close family connections with, the parish, and is usually preceded by a funeral service in the church. You may also have a funeral or memorial service in the church if your loved one is to be, or has been, cremated, and the ashes may be buried in the churchyard. Your chosen undertaker will contact the parish and make the necessary arrangements for you.  There are helpful guidelines relating to memorials [see ‘churchyard’ leaflet and the Truro diocesan website www.trurodiocese.org.uk/resources/parishresources/churchyardregulations ]


Charges for these services vary from year to year

Get in Touch

You can contact us by telephone, e-mail, or our contact form. If you would like to arrange a meeting with a priest.

Church location: Veryan Parish Church, Green Lane, Veryan, TR2 5QB, UK.

Position Vacant. Contact Rural Dean, Marc Baker at St Kea Church.

Mr David Elliott (01872 501 230)

Hon. Secretary:
Mrs Sarah Rundle (01872 500 950) sarahmrundle@icloud.com

Mrs Carol Hughes carol.hughes27@btinternet.com 


    Ensuring the safety of children, young people and adults involved in church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of Veryan Parish Church. Our commitment to safeguarding is reflected in our endorsement of the Church of England's Promoting a Safe Church policy. Further safeguarding information is available from the Diocese of Truro's Safeguarding Team. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:

    In the Parish: David Hughes - Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator: 01872 501855

    In the Diocese: Sarah Acraman - Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: 01872 274351

    Out of Hours for after 5pm and weekends: 01208 251300

    In emergency situations:

    Cornwall Council Children’s Social Care: 0300 123 1116

    Cornwall Council Adult’s Social Care: 0300 123 4131