The Rector writes ‘It is lovely to be back after a really restful holiday time. Thank you to all who looked after the parish in my absence. It’s always good to have a break from your normal routine and you also need a break from listening to me every week! September is often the start of a whole new year in many ways, we welcome our new Organist, Bébhinn Ni Mheara today and we are thrilled she has joined us. Bébhinn will be playing in St Mary’s every Sunday except the 4th Sunday of each month and I’m delighted that Kevin O’Neill has agreed to play on those Sundays. It will be lovely to have the ‘Music Department’ at full capacity again. Since Hilary ‘retired’ in January, Kay, Roger, Frank Garvey as well as Bébhinn & Kevin (and even my friend Mark Bowyer and the Cathedral’s Peter Stobart once!) have been very kind looking after us but from a purely selfish point of view, it will be great not to have to worry about who is playing in St Mary’s anymore! Bébhinn has also offered to write the odd Random Notes in the Linksheet, telling us more about different pieces of music and their background so we really look forward to that. ‘
St. Mary’s Indoor Bowls Club re-opens on Tuesday 3rd Sept at 7.45pm in St Mary’s School Hall. New members welcome. For enquiries contact Irene McLoughlin 021 4377298 or Henry Forbes 087 2035000.
Monkstown Chamber Choir return to practice on Thursday 5th September in St John’s Church, Monkstown at 8pm. Our first Choral Evensong of the autumn will be on Sunday 8th September at 7pm, and the second Sunday of the month thereafter. This talented, eclectic, fully robed choir are now heading in to our 12th year of singing and this year we will continue to extend our musical portfolio. New members are always welcome – contact Organist & Choirmaster, Roger Ellis on 087 053 9416.
Fota Island On Friday 6th September, RTE will be filming “Nationwide” at the Victorian Working Garden on Fota Island. Members of the public are invited to a tour of the garden by Head Gardener, Bernard Vaughan. Contact Aine or Brian at Fota House on 086 780 4794 for details.
Mothers’ Union-On 7th September we will be handing out “Curry in a Hurry” cookbooks to new students at UCC from 10am-1pm approx. Can anyone help out? Thanks! Contact Hilary on 086-3680513.
SHEEP’S HEAD HIKE 2019
When: 10.00am, Saturday 7 September 2019
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. 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. Further information on https://www.christianaid.ie/fundraising/sheeps-head-hike
Cork Autism Conference 2019 – Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities, Sunday September 22nd, Clayton Silversprings Hotel, Cork. The conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Autistic Adults, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism. More info here: www.autismcork.ie or call 089 239 8900.
Great Cork Simon Supper will help raise funds to ensure that those who use their services are provided with the nourishing meals that they need . It is very easy to get involved. Simply pick a date, gather your friends and colleagues, grab some food, and make a difference. Cork Simon would be incredibly grateful to have your support and will provide you with everything you need to organise the perfect Supper. To get involved visit corksimon.ie/supper or call 021 4929415.
2nd Sept Littlies + One 10-12 Parish Hall
4th Sept Holy Communion 10:30am St Mary’s Church
8th Sept Choral Evensong 7pm St John’s Church
12th Sept Friendship Club 11am Joyce Loney’s home
15th Sept No morning services in St John’s & St Mary’s as we will be attending the 11:15 Service in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral
18th Sept Mothers’ Union Opening Service 8pm St Mary’s
Followed by AGM in the Parish Hall
22nd Sept Animal Blessing Service 11am St Mary’s Church
5th Oct Harvest Supper 7:30pm Canon McCrea Hall
13th Nov Faith in Action Information Evening 7:30pm Parish Hall
Random Notes CCCXIV
Beneath are transcribed a few interesting entries from the Vestry minute book of Carrigaline, covering the period 1722-1793, a book which is now held in the Representative Church Body library in Braemar Park, Churchtown, Dublin.
The entries relate to the re-building of the Church in Carrigaline, at least the second on the site, in 1723, (an event inscribed on a stone now set in the wall by the base of the stairs leading to the north transept) a Church which served for but a hundred years before being in turn replaced by the present building. These extracts were originally transcribed by the late T.G.F. Stoney, of Currabinny, and from them shortly afterwards copied by the compiler of these notes about forty years ago.
‘At a vestry held in the parish Church of Carrigaline by Boyle Davies, Rector of sd. Parish, the Church-wardens and parishioners assembled on the nineteenth day of July 1722. It was agree that the parish Church of Carrigaline being very faulty in the walls and roofe it was deemed necessary to rebuild the same & it was ordered accordingly that the sd. Parish Church should be pulled down early in the next spring ensuing & that forty shill. Of plowland be levied on the lands of the sd. Parish toward rebuilding it again. And that Mr. Richard Dorman, & Mr. Phillip Gillman, Church-wardens for the present year to forthwith applot & collect the same.
Present at said vestry Boyle Davies Recr.
Richard Dorman Church-warden
Phillip Gillman Church-warden
Parishioners Thos. Weston
‘A vestry meeting held on 25th July 1723, an applotment of twenty shillings was made – eight parishioners present.’
‘Footnote mem. By the great care and diligence of Mr. Richard Dorman and Mr. Phillip Gillman Church-wardens sd. Parish Church was rebuilt and finished, and Divine Service first performed in sd. New Church on the seventeenth day of December Ano. Dom. 1723