Church News

A Parish Nurse for the Parishes of St Goran and St Michael, Caerhays.

The PCC at St Goran is embarking on an ambitious project which we hope will be of benefit to the whole community. Our vision is to provide a Parish Nurse to help people in this community achieve optimum health and wellbeing. The Parish Nurse will be employed, initially for 2 days per week for 3 years. To achieve this we will need to raise the necessary funds.

The Parish Nurse will be employed by the PCC of St Goran. The parish nursing service is recognised and supported by Parish Nursing Ministries UK (PNMUK). The Parish Nurse will be a registered nurse and will attend regular courses provided by PNMUK working towards full accreditation.

Our Parish nurse will liaise with GPs, Health Visitors, the Community Matron, voluntary services and other agencies, and our Pastoral Care team. Our vision will be fulfilled in the following ways:-


  • Supporting independence and improving quality of life through health education, care amd advice.
  • Home visits
  • Health education events
  • Assisting access to health, social services and other agencies as appropriate
  • Providing Spiritual support if requested  

There are more details of this exciting project under the "Parish Nurse" tab on this web site, including details of the separate bank account that has been set up to administer the financial aspects of this venture. 


The Transition - FINAL UPDATE 13/11/2017

The transition is no more! Our new Priest has now been Licensed and installed and has now begun her ministry with us. The Licensing service for the Rev'd Anne Charlton took place on Saturday November 11th. 

The ceremony was conducted at a very full St Goran church by The Bishop of St Germans, The Right Reverend Dr Chris Goldsmith. During the service the legalities were completed, the bells were rung, the front door was opened, baptismal water was flicked over those watching, hymns were sung with gusto, and equally importantly prayers for Anne and the parish were said. With the service taking place as it did on Armistice Day the Bishop opened his sermon on Remembrance but moved on to talking about service and moving forward.  

The lovely, joyous occasion helped us forget the appalling weather outside with the congregation supplemented by a coach load from Anne's previous parishes in Devon. Their only issue was eating the scones the correct way after the service had finished!! Those scones were part of a lavish tea provided by volunteer members of the parish. It never ceases to amaze that after concerns over whether we would have enough food, there is always the Biblical 12 baskets left over at the end. Marvellous effort by all.

Our thanks are due to those who served and provided the refreshments, but also to those who helped organise the whole occasion, particularly the church wardens. Thanks also to those that ensured the smooth running of the day, particularly those outside organising the car parking in the most awful weather, Gorran Bus for providing a shuttle service from the school to the church, those who prepared the church for the service, and those that participated in it. And we must not forget thanks to Anne for agreeing to be our Priest in Charge. May God bless her ministry with us.

Change in Advent Course arrangements

The Archdeacon is no longer available to lead our Advent Course as we have previously advertised. At late notice our new Priest in Charge the Rev'd Anne Charlton has stepped up to do it.

The title is ‘Journey to the Manger’ - some time out for quiet reflection in what is otherwise a hectic period, as we study the Christmas bible stories that we know so well – or do we?...

The course takes place in the West End rooms at St Goran on consecutive Thursdays, 30th November, December 7th, December 14th ( please note this sesson is at the Vicarage). Though not strictly speaking in Advent, the final session of this course takes place on Thursday January 11th. All sessions start at 2.00 p.m.

Fun at the Fair

On Saturday 18th November we held our Christmas Fair in St Goran Church.

We were really lucky with the weather and were well supported by visitors.

This year we had 15 different craft stalls all offering lots of lovely handmade products, all perfect for the early Christmas shoppers!

The children from Gorran School entertained us beautifully with their ukulele playing, as did the bell ringers.

Together with refreshments, bottle tombola, cakes, children’s games raffle and donations we managed to raise £746. This money will all be well spent in the continued upkeep of our three Churches.

We would like to thank everybody who donated prizes, made cakes and helped in anyway to make it such a successful day.


 Don't forget the Christmas Quiz at Gorran Cricket Club on Friday 1st December at 7.00 p.m. Admission is £3, there is a bar and a raffle, but please bring your own snacks.


Hiring the new Church rooms




(includes kitchen and heating)


Contact: Magie Jordan  Tel: 842836

or        Di Blakeley  Tel: 842756