Rector’s Holiday Arrangements
The Douglas Clergy will cover pastoral emergencies from
1st August until 25th August. Telephone 021-4891539
12th August Holy Communion St John’s and St Mary’s : The Rt Revd Michael Mayes
19th August (Service to be decided) St John’s and St Mary’s
Wednesday Services in St Mary’s :
15th August Holy Communion : The Revd Edwin Hunter
22nd August Holy Communion : The Revd Tony Murphy
NOTE: No 7pm Compline in St John’s on Sunday 12th August
PARISH OFFICE AUGUST OPENING HOURS :
Open Wednesday & Friday mornings 9:15-12:15
SHEEP’S HEAD HIKE 2018
Where: Sheep’s Head Way, West Cork
When: 11.00am, Saturday 1 September 2018
It’s that time of year again – everyone’s favourite annual hiking event is back and it’s all systems go in preparation for the big event in West Cork.
The Sheep’s Head Way is one of the most remote parts of Ireland, well-known for its laid-back way of life, friendly people and breath-taking scenery. So whether you’re already an intrepid trekker or want to try it for the very first time, taking part in the Sheep’s Head Hike is a great way to raise money for our global neighbours and challenge yourself at the same time. The annual Sheep’s Head Hike has raised tens of thousands of pounds for our work to continue in communities throughout the world that are living in poverty.
Let’s set a challenge as we celebrate the hike’s 10th anniversary – let’s surpass all previous fundraising efforts!
Registration : To save time on the day, we encourage participants to pre-register however, on-the-day registration is available from 11am at Kilcrohane community Hall. https://www.christianaid.ie/fundraising/sheeps-head-hike
St Fin Barre’s Cathedral will be hosting a Come and Sing Choral Evensong on Saturday 15th September.
Singers from across the diocese are encouraged to support this event and all abilities are most welcome!
There will be a rehearsal at 2pm and the service itself is at 5pm.
Tea and coffee will be served at 4.15pm.
Music will follow shortly to those who reply.
Please let Peter Stobart know if you are planning on attending: firstname.lastname@example.org
15th August Holy Communion 10:30am St Mary’s Church
4th Sept Mothers’ Union Day out to Dunmanway 11am
13th Sept Friendship Club 11am Rectory
19th Sept Mothers’ Union Service 8pm St Mary’s Church
21st Sept Culture Night : Art Exhibition in Parish Hall
23rd Sept Blessing of Animals Service 11am St Mary’s Church
30th Sept United Harvest Service 11:15am St Mary’s Church
Preacher : Mr Keith Roberts
1st Oct Theological Book Circle 8pm Rectory
6th Oct Harvest Supper 7:30pm Canon McCrea Hall
7th Oct United Harvest Service 11:15am St John’s Church
Preacher : The Revd Edwin Hunter
Random Notes No. CCLXXX
“The Cork sense of humour is unique. There is a gentleness and warmness in our misfortune that is unbridled. This is reflected in George Carpenter’s autobiography when he talks about Cork city in the early 1930’s…
“Cork had at that time several characters such as Annie Duffy, Klondyke, Spit-in-the can and Touch. Poor Annie was harmless but one kept out of her way. If not, you might get a wallop of her umbrella or a lash of her tongue. The story goes that once she was from a good family and engaged to a British army officer. The time was coming near for the marriage when Annie heard that the officer was already married and had a wife in England. This upset the poor girl and she became disturbed.
Klondyke was a First World War veteran and was suffering from shell shock. He walked around town with his trousers tucked up and white spats; he also carried a stick and wore a bowler hat and a swallowtail coat. He walked up Pana saluting all the ladies and taking his hat off with a flourish. One year the students from UCC put him up for the Cork Corporation. They worked hard and got great support from the public and he got elected. The students decided to make him an honorary doctor and they held the conferring ceremony on St Patricks Bridge. To confirm it they dunked him into the river and brought him out before he sank. While he was in the Corporation he worked hard to get a toilet for women and at a meeting of the Corporation he was asked if it was a urinal he wanted. “No” he replied, “it’s an arsenal I want”. He got it erected near the Opera House and the people called it the Klondyke memorial.
Spit-in-the-can was, I believe, a retired nurse who had a breakdown. She usually stood near a corner with a tin in her hand. The tin was not to collect money, but when the spirit moved her she just spat into the tin and walked away. She was a harmless creature.
Touch would walk through the streets and his hand would go up and touch you very daintily if you were nearby. A stranger might get upset but all was forgiven when they saw her walk away with a swagger.”