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Blazes with Covid

3rd January 2021

You are cordially invited by St Veep Church and Lerryn Village to an Outdoor Epiphany and New Year Carol Service on Sunday 3rd January 2021 at 4.00pm in St Veep Churchyard... Read more

Happy and Healthy New Year

4th January 2021

We wish all visitors to our website a Happy and Healthy New Year. Hopefully by the Spring or Summer, the website will be full of happy news and of lovely events that we can all join in!

Suspension of communal worship

11th January 2021

Due to the increased risk from the Covid19 virus, communal worship in the Benefice has been suspended. Most of our churches are open for private prayer subject to covid precautions.

Walking my boots for brain cancer

8th February 2021

Katrina Smith explains: "Every day in March, I will be walking 10,000 steps. I know that for some of you this will not seem much of a walk. However, this will be a challenge for me as I have trouble walking but I will do it as this is means a lot to me... Read more

Walking my boots for cancer - Day 1

2nd March 2021

"Each day, I will be posting a photo from somewhere on the Boconnoc Estate on my donation page and I will be recording my steps." This is what Katrina Smith promised us and she kept her promise... Read more

Return to worship in the benefice

3rd March 2021

I am delighted that some of our churches have decided to throw open their doors again following what feels like an interminable age of inactivity and we very much look forward to being back together again and welcoming you back to worship... Read more

Back to school

10th March 2021

What did Reception, year 1 and 2 do today? We completed a workout. Took part in graded phonics lessons, whilst more able completed an online spelling test... Read more

Walking my boots for brain cancer - day 15

16th March 2021

Congratulations to Katrina Smith on day 15 of her challenge - to walk 10,000 everyday in March to raise money for cancer research. Why not sponsor Katrina by donating to Cancer Research UK on her page: https://fundraise... Read more

Lerryn & District Produce Association - Plant Sale

18th March 2021

A note for the village: we are optimistically planning on holding the 70th Lerryn Produce Show on 7 August 2021 at 2pm. We are also planning to have a plant sale, cake stall and raffle on the Village Green on Bank Holiday Monday 31st May 2021, 1030 to 1200 noon... Read more

MEGA Easter Hamper

18th March 2021

As Easter is only weeks away, we wanted to create an impressive Easter Hamper to raffle off on the last day of school. If anyone would like to donate anything to the Hamper please feel free but PLEASE do not feel obligated too... Read more

New beer garden and Band/BBQ area at the Ship Inn and Willows Restaurant

18th March 2021

We can't wait to welcome you all on 12th April. Will and Kerry

Apprentice wanted

18th March 2021

Will and Kerry are looking for an apprentice to join them in the hospitality trade. We are lookign for an all rounder who would benefit from the experience... Read more

Community spirited school children

24th March 2021

Thank you and well done to the pupils of Lerryn School who recently did some litter picking to help keep our beautiful village clean.

Congratulations Katrina!

1st April 2021

Congratulations Katrina for achieving a minimum of 10,000 steps everyday in March, rain or shine, in order to raise money for Cancer Research! Well done on exceeding your target of £500! You definitely deserved a glass of wine Wednesday evening!

Lerryn School prepares for the annual Produce Show

29th April 2021

Lerryn School continues their Community spirit with the annual Produce Society Competition. All 39 pupils are growing the tallest sunflower this year... Read more

Jim Kelly - RIP

30th April 2021

David Vipond writes: I think that everyone in our local community feels a deep sadness at the news of Jim's death. I first met him about twenty-five years ago when he moved to Penpol, although I believe he had connections here, for many years before that... Read more

Lerryn School Zoom quiz

1st May 2021

Have you all got your thinking caps on? Our first ever Lerryn School zoom quiz is being held THIS SATURDAY MAY 1st at 5.30pm. There will be 5 exciting rounds hosted by our wonderful Headmaster Mr Blunt :) Tickets for this event are £5 per team... Read more

Wave of Hope

14th May 2021

Lerryn Primary in East Cornwall launched its 'Wave of Hope' today, ahead of the G7 summit coming to Cornwall next month! The local vicar, Revd Sheila Bawden, the school's Headmaster, Mr Mathew Blunt and Katrine Musgrave (Christian Aid for Devon & Cornwall) joined some very excited pupils... Read more

Our community minibus will soon be back on the road

16th May 2021

The committee of Lerryn Area Minibus Association is hopeful that the shopping trips will resume in July 2021. Watch this space for further details!

Lerryn Produce Association Plant Sale

31st May 2021

The Lerryn and District Produce Association is delighted to announce that its annual plant sale will be held on Monday 31st May 2021 on the Village Green from 10... Read more

Thank you from the Lerryn and District Produce Association

31st May 2021

A big Thank You who supported the Plant and Cake Sale this morning in support of the Lerryn And District Produce Association. Particular thanks go to the Lerryn WI who made the most beautiful selection of cakes and to those who donated raffle prizes... Read more

Lerryn School pupils in Wave of Hope event.

10th June 2021

On Sunday 23rd May Lerryn pupils, supported by Mr B and Katrine Musgrave from Christian Aid and Spotlight television, attended a socially distanced "wave of hope" at St Anta Church... Read more

David St John - RIP

12th June 2021

It is with great sadness that we report the news that our old friend David St John died from a sudden heart attack yesterday. His daughter Hanny was with him when he was taken ill and he was admitted to Southampton General - where he died shortly afterwards... Read more

Lerryn Film Club news update

18th June 2021

Notice for current and prospective Lerryn Film Club members We need to wait until further restrictions have been lifted in order to hold our Drinks and Nibbles event... Read more

Back on the road

28th June 2021

We will be back on the road in July and our first trip will be on Tuesday 6th to Bodmin. See the details of the July trips in the calendar section or on our page of the website... Read more


29th June 2021

Our BBQ ON THE GREEN event has unfortunately had to be CANCELLED! We are gutted but with covid cases rising in Cornwall, the school and the LSAs have decided we just can't go ahead... Read more

Minibus services restart on 6th July

6th July 2021

We are delighted to announce that our community minibus will resume its services on Tuesday 6th July 2021 for its weekly trip to Bodmin and supermarkets... Read more

RNLI Open Gardens

11th July 2021

RNLI Open Garden

12th July 2021

We would like to extend a big thank you to all our supporters. You are all doing something extraordinary during the year of the RNLI’S 197th birthday... Read more

Lerryn's 70th Village Produce Show

23rd July 2021

Lerryn Produce Association, in association with Lerryn Women's Institute, is celebrating its 70th Show this year on Saturday 7 August, doors open 2pm. Schedules are now available from the Lerryn River Stores or from Brian and Penny Philp at Tredour... Read more

The Red Store is open again

23rd July 2021

We are pleased to announce the Red Store, Lerryn is open again. Local Artists and Crafters are keen to exhibit and sell their wares and we have a series of excellent exhibitors throughout July, August and September... Read more

If you down to the woods today...

23rd July 2021

If you walk on the South bank of the river in Lerryn and walk into the woods, you will find 29 woodland sprites. They are made of sustainable and natural clay they will wash away in the upcoming rain... Read more

Memorial Hall update

23rd July 2021

The Trustees of the Hall are no longer obliged to impose the restrictions that were applied throughout the pandemic. The Meeting Room upstairs is therefore available for booking and the kitchen is open for use... Read more

Deadline for entries to Produce Show

4th August 2021

Deadline for submission of entry forms for the Lerryn Produce Show is today, Wednesday 4 August 5pm at the village store.

Lerryn & District Produce Association 70th Village Show

7th August 2021

The 70th Produce Show takes place on Saturday 7 August 2021 in the Lerryn Memorial Hall. Doors open at 2.00pm. Entrance is 50p for adults and free for children... Read more

70th Anniversary Cake

7th August 2021

Saturday 7th was the 70th Anniversary of the Lerryn and District Produce Association Show. Kerry of Kerrys Cakes Cornwall was commissioned by the committee to bake a beautiful Lemon & Elderflower sponge for all attendees to enjoy a slice of... Read more

Produce Show Winners!

10th August 2021

The year 2020 should have seen the 70th Lerryn Produce Show. Of course owing to the covid pandemic, it had to be cancelled and until July 2021 the committee were still unsure that we would be able to go ahead... Read more

Lerryn Film Club Drinks and Nibbles

12th August 2021

This rescheduled event will give existing members the opportunity to renew their membership and new residents of Lerryn the opportunity to join us. The membership fee for the 21-22 season is £18... Read more

Lerryn Yoga Circle MONDAY CLASS

20th August 2021

Lerryn Yoga Circle Monday classes will commence on 6th September through to 11th October; 1st November to 6th December 1.30 - 3.00pm

Local Charity Sale

23rd August 2021

Come and support three local charities: Lerryn Area Minibus Association, Supporters of St Veep Church and Lerryn Memorial Hall! A range of quality household goods - e... Read more

The Giant of Lerryn Woods

23rd August 2021

So who was the Giant that build the hedge? This magical tale for readers of all ages from a local author explains. From the back cover: "In local folklore in Southeast Cornwall, there remains a single line of a rhyme... Read more

The Lerryn Area Community Minibus

23rd August 2021

The Lerryn Area Minibus Association (LAMA) operates a community minibus service. The minibus is a modern Mercedes 17 seater (driver plus 16 passengers) and it is available for hire by not-for-profit and charitable groups within Lerryn and its surrounding parishes... Read more

An exhibition of local artists and makers

28th August 2021

This exhibition will take place on 28th and 29th August. Come and support the local artists.

Fun Dog Day

28th August 2021

This Fun Dog Day will take place in the Whitecross Village Hall on Saturday 28th August from 10.00am until 3.00pm

Cream Teas are back!

29th August 2021

The Lerryn Area Minibus Association is delighted to announce that its Bank Holiday Sunday fundraiser is back! The Cream Teas will be served in the Lerryn Memorial Hall from 3... Read more

Art Group Open Day

31st August 2021

Come and visit the Art Group, at the Memorial Hall, in our free open session. See us at work. If you would like to bring painting or drawing materials you can join in... Read more

Vintage Garden Party at the Rectory

4th September 2021

Come and join us on Saturday 4th September from 2.00pm for a vintage afternoon tea with music, raffle, cake stall, tombola, plant swap, local produce and much more... Read more

Old Lerryn - but not as you know it!

10th September 2021

Local historian Esthermary Todd worked for many years to piece together an understanding of the field layout and ownerships of Lerryn in times past. Unknown to us, her friend Liz, who lived across the way recreated Esthermary's work as a huge (46 x 35") embroidered "map" of the area... Read more

Art exhibition in the Red Store

13th September 2021

Come and visit the latest Art Exhibition of the summer in the Red Store.

Cynthia Stuart Smith - A Thanksgiving

15th September 2021

At St Winnow on 15th September at 3.00pm there will be a short service of thanksgiving for the life of our old Lerryn friend before the committal of her ashes in the grave of her late husband Reg who died in 2009... Read more

Palais de Jazz in the Memorial Hall - POSTPONED

18th September 2021

The Jazz Cafe has decided to postpone this event in the light of the current Covid situation. Watch this space for a new date.

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