Church Reports

June 24th 2017.

St Clement Church, Truro.

During the spring period, there has been a great deal of activity and events at the Church.

The Flower Festival proved very successful in spite of the poor weather and a coffee morning was arranged in order to thank the contributors for all their hard work.

The Faculty notices which the Diocese require in order to grant permission for any alteration to the church building have been on public display for a month and have now been removed as no objections were received. This means that we can now look forward to the work starting on the vital repairs to the roof and the replacement heating  later this year. The proposed roof repairs had to be delayed because bats, a protected species, had taken up residence there.

A new resin Church path has been planned and we now await the quotes for this work, and in addition a new rail will be installed alongside the path by our team of retired craftsmen, Ken, Terry and Nigel. This provision will make the path easier and safer for everyone. Sadly, two large very old Cherry trees in the Churchyard had to be cut down following an inspection by a tree surgeon, which proved them to be dangerous to passers by and the church building itself.

Due to instability a large marble monument has been removed from the interior wall of the church and a temporary mosaic window is planned by our intrepid trio aided by Karen our resident artist who has a studio in the Lynch Gate. The monument will be replaced after the restoration works have been completed.

Karen, a member of the Parish Church Council, now operates our web site and is invaluable with her advice and practical help.

The worm-ridden choir stalls have been removed and a temporary floor installed, making the area much more spacious for other activities. Once again we thank our hardworking trio for their hard work.

On Saturday, the funeral of Brian Hartnell, a much loved member of our Church, was held followed by a buffet  provided by our dedicated ladies. His sudden death was mourned by all, but Rev Diane celebrated his life with a service of loving comfort to his grieving family, and the choir sang Brian’s choice of hymns with great sincerity.

After the  service on the 18th June, Rev. Diane informed the congregation that she had been in touch with the clergy at St Clement Church in London who are helping to provide  aid to the victims of the tragic fire at Grenvel House.  The congregation were invited to donate  a cash contribution during the service next week and the money would be sent to our sister church to help them in their charitable  work.

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