Service of dedication of the St Veep Church bells on 10th December 2017
Thursday 14th December 2017
What joy to walk up the candlelit path whilst listening to our church bells ringing again! Parishioners gathered in the church for this historical event, a lifetime opportunity that they did not want to miss. The Rector of the Benefice and Parish Priest of St Veep, the Reverend Paul Beynon, led this very special service in the long history of our church. G F Handel called the bell “The English national instrument” and it is also the instrument of the Cornish.
During the service there was an opportunity to thank the organisations that had awarded grants as well as all the local people whose hard work, determination, expertise and and/or generosity ensured that the money needed to restore and rehang the ancient bells was raised. Peter Bucknell, who masterminded the fundraising, was singled out for particular praise and given a present.
Peter and Pat cut the celebration cake which we enjoyed after the service.
In addition, the new Altar frontals created by Rachel Brown, were blessed and dedicated. After the service we had an opportunity to admire this beautiful work of art. If you drive past the church, do stop to go and see it. The frontals represent the beauty and richness of our Cornish countryside and echo the colours of the stained glass window above the altar. See how many wild flowers you can spot!