If you would like to list a club, society or other community (non-profit) organization on this page, just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org all the details.
Many people visiting Veryan (in the flesh or electronically) are descended from local families and we are delighted to see them returning to their ‘roots’.
If you are one such and would like to find out more about your Cornish forebears, there are two organisations who will almost certainly be able to help.
The Cornwall Record Office at County Hall in Truro is the authorised ‘place of deposit’ for all original records relating to Cornwall’s past; it holds, among other documents, the parish records of baptisms, marriages and burials for Veryan, which survive from the 1680s, as well as census returns and the parish tithe map of the 1840s. You can search their website: www.cornwall.gov.uk, or e-mail an inquiry to email@example.com.
The Cornwall Family History Society, also based in Truro, has compiled numerous transcripts and indexes to parish records and also holds transcripts and indexes of churchyard memorial inscriptions. Their website can be found at www.cornwallfhs.com. E-mails can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clubs and Societies
Veryan Players is an thriving and popular dramatic group who regularly stage performances in Veryan Parish Hall and occasionally in Portscatho. They are always looking for talent, both on the boards and in the various vital back-stage activities. The Players run a Patron system, enabling supporters to provide modest financial backing. Further details of the club can be had from Mrs Shelagh Kester on 01872 501788.
The only truly ‘parish’ magazine still being published on the Roseland, the magazine is published under the auspices of the PCC and is a monthly resume of what is going on in the joint parishes of Veryan and Ruan Lanihorne, combined with a little bit of parish history and articles of local interest. The three churches , school, parish councils, WI and various other community clubs are represented so that parishioners are aware of what is going on in the area. At the end of the magazine is a calendar of current events.
The annual cost for twelve editions, delivered door to door, is £7.20, all of which is spent on printing as the parish has no printing ability - other costs are absorbed by local volunteers who provide the facilities, compose, prepare for printing, and deliver the magazines. The magazine is also supplied by post to out of county subscribers, £10 per annum from Feb 2006 to Jan 2007, payable in advance, please. We can send overseas (but need to check current postage rates for printed paper. Details and money to Christine Edwards (01872 501727) or Margery Truscott (01872 501302)
To advertise in the magazine, contact Mr Brian Perman on 501381.
To obtain a regular copy, please contact Mrs Margery Truscott at Annandale, Veryan Green (501302).
Veryan Women’s Institute
Founded in December 1918, unless otherwise stated this active club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7.00pm in the Veryan Parish Hall. A full programme is published yearly in advance. The club may be contacted through the Secretary, Mrs Mary Earp (501636).
Sports and Social Club
The Veryan Sports and Social Club is a centre for many of the parish activities and provides some excellent facilities.
A large function room, with an adjacent fully equipped kitchen, is available for hire – for information contact the Bookings Secretary: Jackie on 01872 501192.
The Social Club has four sports sections, described below:
1. Cricket Club
For information contact Mr Terry Moss on 501795.
2. Veryan and District Bowling Club
At the Sports Centre, Elerkey Lane, TR2 5UW – 018 501 841
The club has six rinks and the outdoor Green is open from May until the end of September. Touring sides are welcome and the Green is open to non-members and all players enjoy a friendly atmosphere.Coaching is available if required.
There is a full fixture programme with entries in the Central Division Leagues, Ladies’ Rippon and Date Cups, Evening League and Travelsphere Competition, plus friendly matches against local clubs and touring sides. A self-contained indoor arena has four rinks, surrounded by ample seating for spectators and has direct access to a club bar. The club is affiliated to the Cornwall County Indoor Bowls Association.
New members and touring clubs are always welcome at the club and contact should be made with the secretary, Mrs Joyce Gilbert, Porthjulyan, Pendower Road, Veryan TR2 5QL on 01872 501 365.
4. Tennis Club
New members are always welcome, just come along at Club sessions (Ladies Wednesdays at 10.00am, mixed on Sundays from 9.00am) and join in.
The courts can be hired on an hourly basis by non-members at certain times (bookings are made at the Post Office section of the Roseland Stores, Veryan). For more information, contact the secretary on 01872 501783.
5. Good Companions
Meets regularly, usually on the first Monday of each month with a varied programme which is advertised in the parish magazine and in our ‘News and Events’ section.
Veryan Youth Group
Veryan has a very active Youth Group which meets fortnightly on a Tuesday in the main hall of the Sports and Social club, from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. The club is open to new members and is involved in a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities, including a ‘Good Deed’ scheme for local community activities.
The club is organised by two enthusiastic club leaders with hands on help from parents. Donations of sports and play equipment are always welcome. For further details, call Steve on 501834.
Veryan All Stars
Veryan All Stars is an independent ecumenical Christian organisation for young people, with emphasis on fun and nurturing in the Christian faith.
Minis (school years 3 – 5) meet in Veryan Parish Hall each Wednesday of term-time from 6.30pm to 8.00pm.
Each group has a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with special events such as swimming, drama, dance, activity workshops and weekend outings, locally and further afield, with several involving the whole family. Summer camp is the highlight of the Crusader calendar.
Leaders: Gill Webster and Marten Holmes.
Assistant Leaders: Trounce and Ann Guy.
For further information contact:
Gill Webster, The Barns, Veryan, Truro, TR2 5QA (01872 501752).
Guides and Brownies
Guides meet at 7.00pm and Brownies at 5.45pm during term time in the parish hall.
Other Community Groups
Neighbourhood Watch Scheme
Our local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme has been overhauled and is now operating.
Every Friday, from 10.30am until 11.30am (except January), the Veryan W.I. Country Market is held in Veryan parish hall. There can be found a wide variety of fresh home-cooked produce, butter, eggs, cream, meat, plants, handicrafts, vegetables and crabs in season.
This is a very pleasant social occasion and refreshments can be had on the premises while business is being conducted.
Veryan & Portloe Playgroup
The playgroup runs on Tuesdays to Friday mornings from 9.30am until 12.00noon at the Veryan Sports and Social Club. Children are welcome from 2½ to 5 years of age provided that they are toilet trained.
There is a toddler morning on Thursdays which is incorporated into the playgroup session.
The fees are £3 per session for playgroup age children and £1.50 for toddlers.
For more information contact our playgroup leader Pip Revell on 501834.
Yoga classes are held in Cherry Tree Cottage, Treviskey, on Tuesdays. There are two sessions, from 10.30am to 12.30pm and from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. For details please contact Lindsay Righton (501803), Pat Raine (501479) or Julia Pound (501741).
On 6 January 2008 Come Dancing started in Veryan parish hall and takes place fortnightly at 7.00pm. For further details, contact Pat Raine (501479).
University of the Third Age, Roseland Group
University of the Third Age Roseland and District
The U3A Roseland and District holds meetings at various venues within the Roseland peninsula and its surrounding district. Membership is £15.00 per year, due April, reducing by £1.25 each month. For this fee of £1.25 a month you may take part in all the following activity groups: art, knitting and crochet, embroidery, patchwork, family history, local interest, walking, digital imaging, Shakespeare, board and card games, computers, and a monthly meeting – and more to follow, for no additional charge. There is a luncheon club which you may also attend but you are expected to buy your own meal!
Coach holidays and day trips also take place periodically.
Friendship and sociability are two key words used within the U3A. If you would like to know more you could look at our websitewww.u3aroseland.org.uk where newsletters dating back to our inception in August 2006 may be viewed, as well as minutes of Committee meetings.
The membership secretary is Margaret Goudge on 01726 – 65794 who is happy to send information to anyone not able to print material from the website.
For so little money (29p a week) you owe it to yourself to find out more about this young, enterprising and energetic organisation.
As always, emergency calls on 999.
Non-urgent (24 hours) 08452 777444.
There are no police officers stationed in Veryan parish. PC Neil Duckworth is our Neighbourhood Beat Manager on the Roseland and he or whoever is on duty at the time can be contacted at the above (non-emergency) number.
Like the water vole and the song thrush, policemen are an endangered species in country districts, but rest assured that our three local Roseland beat officers maintain a regular roving presence among us. It is just a pity that we don’t see them more often……….
The major medical practice in the area is the Roseland Surgeries, operating from purpose-built surgeries in St Mawes (01326 270241),Portscatho (01872 580345), and Tregony (01872 580345)
Veryan parish hall was able to be purchased outright in 1999 by the Parish Council because of a very generous anonymous donation. The hall is now a charitable trust and, under the direction of a vigorous management team, has been refurbished and extended to provide for increasing parish needs. This is an ongoing pre-occupation and there are plans for more facilities as funds become available. It is regularly used by many local organisations and is available for hire at very reasonable rates by application to Gerald and Sheila Johns (501462).
‘Coming Events’ are shown on a notice-board outside the hall and also on this web-site under ‘News and Events’.
Parochial Church Council
The Parochial Church Council is the body charged with the task of running the day to day affairs of the parish church. Apart from certain ex-officio appointments, viz; the vicar and churchwardens, members are elected annually by people registered on the church electoral roll (CER) of the parish of Veryan. Those interested in joining the CER should contact the CER Officer on 01872 501422.
Details will be provided when they get round to it – it has taken about 8 years so far…