The Rector writes : ‘Today there is Holy Baptism in both of our churches, a wonderful occasion which doesn’t happen very often in our small Church community. In fact, in my years in Kilkenny where there were four churches, I never witnessed a Baptism in more than one church on any given Sunday. We welcome the Hanna Family in St John’s Church and the Payne Family in St Mary’s Church as we gather together to welcome Rafael & Chloé and Aiya into our Christian Family. Even though the children don’t live in Ireland, we hope we will still have some small part in their spiritual growth as they visit us when they are home with their Irish grandparents. . May they always walk in the light of Christ that they receive this day.’
EVENSONG said rather than sung Evensong this evening at 7pm in St John’s Church Monkstown as the choir are having a well deserved break in July and August , but this is still a lovely way to end the day.
New rotas available at the back of the church or in your email inbox!
TODDLERS PLUS ONE GROUP meet tomorrow as normal from 10am-midday . There will be no Monday Club until September.
Junior Heroes Holiday Club Forms are available in the parish office for this year’s Summer Holiday Club run jointly by Templebreedy and
Carrigaline Parishes. July 22-26 from 10am-1pm in the Canon McCrea School Hall. Please do let us know if you have a child hoping to go to the club as we really need to know the numbers in order to plan the week.
FUNDRAISING TABLE QUIZ for our neighbours , Nohoval Church of Ireland development Fund. Venue-The Overdraft Bar, Tracton. Friday 19th July at 8pm. €10 per person (€5 for students). Spot and raffle prizes, finger food. Tables of 4. The rector hopes to improve on her performance on the last outing….Bring your friends and have a great night out!
MEN’s Shed- All men are welcome to go along and find out more about the companionship and skills training available in the Men’s Shed Kilnagleary on the Minane Bridge Road. See leaflets at back for further details.
Carrigaline family Support Initiative are running a 12 week Rainbows Workshop for children who have experienced loss through Divorce or Separation. This is for children aged 9 to 12 years. Thursdays 3pm-4pm beginning on Sept 19th. Venue Carrigaline Family Support mCentre, Wylie House. They are Also running a Parent Plus Workshop for Adolescents. This is an 8 week course and will run from 21st Oct to 16th Dec 7.30-9.30pm. Venue Carrigaline Community School Fee €30inc Manual. Contact Rosie or Wendy @ 4919299.
July 14th Evensong 7pm St John’s Monkstown.
July 15th Toddlers plus One group 10am-midday
July 17th Theological Book Circle 8pm Rectory
July 22nd –26th Children’s Summer Holiday Club Week.
Sept 6th Parish Barbecue in the Rectory.
Sept 15th Parish Confirmation Service St John’s 11am
Sept 29th United Service : Blessing of Animals St Mary’s 11am
United Healing Service St John’s 7pm
Oct 12th Parish Supper in Canon McCrea Hall.
Oct 13th St Mary’s Harvest Thanksgiving Eucharist 11am
The Revd Trevor Lester preaching.
St John’s Harvest Thanksgiving Evensong 7pm
The Revd John Ardis preaching
Random Notes LXVI
The demolition of the red brick 1972 Ashton School building is currently underway. Many past pupils and teachers recently attended an afternoon tea in the school, bringing back all sorts of memories – mostly happy ones!
The building was constructed in 1972 when Rochelle school for girls and Cork Grammar School merged. The first Principal of the newly built Ashton School was Victor Bond and Miss Wallace (who had been Principal of Rochelle) was Deputy Principal. Mr Bond held this position until 1996 when the position was passed to Mr Charles Payne, who served until 2006 when Mr Bertie Smith took the reigns. The current Principal is Mr Adrian Landon.
Rochelle School was founded in 1829 and moved to the Old Blackrock Road site in 1872. Cork High School was founded in 1876 and Cork Grammar in 1882, both located at Sydney Place in the city. The schools merged, and in 1956 moved to the Blackrock Road site, with additional buildings added to the original Ashton House.
The 1956 schoolrooms have now been demolished and the 1972 ones are currently being so. Happily, however, the original Georgian Ashton House has been retained and is being very sympathetically restored. It will be amalgamated in to the new three storey school. I am sure that most past pupils and teachers, as well as existing ones, will view these developments very proudly as Ashton School bounds in to the 21st Century! RCE