Veryan, Cornwall, England

St Symphorian

The Omen of Death

The legend holds that if the church clock strikes on a Sunday morning during the singing of the hymn before the sermon is delivered - or at evensong before the collect against devils - the parish will see a death before the next Sunday.


For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.


Visitor Information

Veryan is a coastal village on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall, England.

The parish itself is situated along 1.5 miles of coast with sandy beaches, notably Carne and Pendower.

Pictured left is St Symphorian, Veryan courtesy of Dave Kelly. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.