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St Veep Church Bells: pupils of Lerryn School get a Once in Lifetime Opportunity

July 14th 2017

As part of this celebration,  the school visited the church on Wednesday afternoon to view the bells which were set out in the aisle of the church.
Fittingly,  they arrived in the LAMA bus at about 1.30.
We all enjoyed a short history of the virgin bells and after looking at them,  we went out into the churchyard  and examined the dismantled bell frame.
The children then spent some time drawing the bells before we all had squash and biscuits which went down very well.
Finally before they left each pupil was given a Heritage Lottery Fund lapel badge.
For further photos of this event, go to the Photo Gallery or click on the button below:
The photos extend over two pages of the Gallery


July 12th 2017

For the first time since 1936,  St. Veep’s virgin bells will be lowered and stored in the aisle of the church.

Come and see the bells on Thursday 13th July from 7.00 pm onwards.


Have your photograph taken with the bells and enjoy a cup of tea with us or even perhaps a glass of wine.

The bell ringers will be there to show you round the bells and perhaps tell a tale or two.

Please come along, all are very welcome!

Sea Sunday

July 7th 2017

Please join us at 11am on 9 July at Fowey Parish Church for Sea Sunday
We shall be celebrating Fowey’s maritime links and all those connected with the sea in our town - those who use our port and harbour, who provide services and who watch over our coastline and we shall be especially praying for and supporting the Mission to Seafarers here in Fowey under new leadership with Yvette Hall as our Port Welfare Officer.
with every blessing
Philip (Rev Philip de Grey-Warter)

We are delighted to welcome back tomorrow the St Mewan Sinfonia

July 1st 2017

On Sunday, 2nd July 2017 we are delighted to welcome back the St Mewan Sinfonia for their annual concert at St Winnow Parish Church; Mid-Cornwall's very own orchestra playing music for a summer evening in our delightful setting on the banks of the River Fowey.  Including works by John Stanley, Frank Bridge, Hubert Parry and John Rutter.



A day out in Devon

June 28th 2017

The LERRYN AREA MINIBUS ASSOCIATION  runs a timetable of weekly trips to Bodmin and monthly trips to Truro and St Austell.  In addition, in full consultation with our passengers,  we run a programme of "Special Trips".


Our trip in June was to Dartmouth and Slapton Sands.  Our twelve passengers spent a very pleasant 3 hours in Dartmouth where they had their lunch.  Dartmouth is such a pleasant seaside town with plenty of activity on the river that there is no danger of getting bored.  In the afternoon, we drove to Slapton Sands where our passengers learnt about Operation Tiger* and our driver took the opportunity of treating herself to an ice-cream!





Our next trip is on Monday 17th July when we will be having a day at the seaside.  We will visit 2 of the beaches in and around Falmouth.  There are still a few seats available.  Why don't you join us?




Exercise Tiger, or Operation Tiger, was the code name for one in a series of large-scale rehearsals for the D-Day invasion of Normandy,  which took place in April 1944 on Slapton Sands in Devon. Coordination and communication problems resulted in friendly fire deaths during the exercise, and an Allied convoy positioning itself for the landing was attacked by E-boats of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine, resulting in the deaths of at least 639 American servicemen.  Because of the impending invasion of Normandy, the incident was under the strictest secrecy at the time and was only nominally reported afterwards.

Summer Solstice thank you

June 27th 2017

Many thanks to Nikki and Richard Philp for organising such a fabulous night for Lerryn last Saturday.    Lots of hard work but what a great night.   Many thanks also to everyone that worked so hard with Nikki and Richard to make it such a success.  The Ship, Lerryn River Stores, the volunteers, the people and organisations who donated the raffle prizes, the wonderful band the straw dogs.  The profit from the night will be split between the village hall and the school, £100 each, to quote Richard 'proper job' !

Also a massive vote of thanks to the River Lerryn Yacht Squadron for organising the boat and river side of the evening, another huge success and such fun.   Thanks to you all for the hard work involved in making this annual event something to look forward.    Finally, 'The Walrus' this has been donated to the school for their Summer Fair fundraising event on 1st July.   Guess the name of the Walrus is already running in the shop.  Wine and the walrus being the prize, please support even if you don't want the walrus ( how could I even suggest that ! ) and help raise another £100 for the school.

Summer Solstice Event on the River

June 25th 2017

On Saturday, 24th June, the annual summer solstice event took place.  The theme, this year, was "The Beatles Songbook"



To see more photos of the Summer Solstice Event - pictures taken by Bernie Gibbons and Lola Willcox (they extend over 2 pages of the Photo Gallery), click on the walrus below:

"I am the walrus
Goo goo g'joob!"

Summer Solstice Event - TODAY!

June 24th 2017

Dendrochronology - St Veep leads the way

June 20th 2017

On Monday 12th June 2017 at 7-30pm the Lerryn History Society, under the leadership of their Chairman Mr Paul Weatherhogg, organised a special talk given by Dr. Joanna Mattingley entitled “Dendrochronology- St Veep leads the way”.

This fascinating talk centred on the science of reading the wood rings in timbers in order to determine their felling date to an accuracy of circa fifteen years, in order to access the building dates of churches and other historical buildings. It transpired that St Veep church was amongst the first in Cornwall to have this done and it would seem that St Veep is one of the oldest churches in the county being dated around 1488.

Some forty to fifty local people enjoyed this evening and tea, coffee and cakes were provided by “The Friends Of St Veep” on completion.

St Veep Bellringers Take to the Water

June 20th 2017

Bank Holiday Monday dawned fine and clear so early in the afternoon 8 ringers and 8 supporters, with Annie Singer driving, took the new Lerryn Minibus to Penmarlam.

We then embarked in three boats for Albert Quay in Fowey when aided by a fine fellow named Ken we rang the bells in the Parish Church. Very nice bells but a tad heavier then St. Veep’s.

After a communal picnic on Albert Quay we set sail again for Golant. We were then met by Sue Miller who ferried the older members up the hill to St Sampsons. Once again an enjoyable ring, the bells are lighter than our own but very different.

Back to the boats and on to Lostwithiel, we were lucky to see a seal on the way, it must have come up fishing on the tide.

We were greeted at St. Barts by tower captain Simon Brewer aided and abetted by Sam. We know these bells well and enjoyed a very convivial ring with our friends from Lostwithiel.

All too soon we had to return to Lerryn in semi-darkness.

Many thanks to David Vipond for his almost faultless organisation and the boat owners for their excellent seamanship.


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