In Elaine’s absence, The Treasurer writes… When it comes to finance we sometimes don’t want to hear about it. However, without cash, the diocese and the parish cannot exist. The cost of running Carrigaline Union on an annual basis is €110,000. This is no small sum, and indeed in these challenging financial times, it means that all individuals are finding it difficult to make ends meet and discretionary spend for all of us is reduced.
In this Union, we had a very successful first half to the year, we had a number of events including the Fete – €6,300, Sponsored Walk in tandem with St Marys National School €1,200 and Christian Aid collections €1,200. Overall income to the end of July 2012 is €58,000 with expenditure at €55,000. This is an encouraging situation but we will need to ensure that income for the remainder of the year is in excess of €50,000 to ensure all the bills can be paid at the year end. I would like to acknowledge the ongoing generous contribution of many people to the finance of the Union.
Let us pray that God, through has word and by his spirit does his work in our hearts at all time. (Helen will continue this theme next week)
CANON NOEL SCOTT is very welcome this morning to celebrate Holy Communion. Sincere thanks from all parishoners.
TEA & COFFEE this morning in the church hall after service in St Mary’s.
PRAYER REQUEST SHEETS are at the back of both churches. Please continue to pray for our sisters and brothers in the nation of Nigeria who struggle to exist under extremely difficult conditions. The Mothers’ Union in Cork are linked with the diocese of Kaduna.
INTERCESSIONS If anyone is interest in leading these, please contact the rector.
THEOLOGICAL BOOK CIRCLE At the last meeting, the book ‘The Year of Living Biblically’ by A.J. Jacobs was chosen for our next gathering. A great summer read and we will chat about it in the Rectory at 8pm on 29th August.
JUNIOR CHOIR will begin on 20th September. We will meet in the Church from 6.30 to 7.30pm each Thursday night. All school going children welcome. Contact the rector or Hilary Dring for more details.
TODDLERS PLUS ONE GROUP Beginning on Monday, September 10th, this group of Toddlers plus a Mum/Dad/Minder hope to meet each other in St Mary’s Church Hall from 10am ‘till 12 for playtime and chats with perhaps a cup of tea thrown in. Contact the rector for details or just turn up!
Elaine will be away from the parish on the following dates:-
AUGUST: Thursday 16th until Tuesday 28th
(The Revd Isobel Jackson 4831236)
The Revd Isobel Jackson will celebrate Holy Communion on Wednesday 22nd
August. Mr Ted Rae will officiate at Morning Prayer on Sunday 26th August
SEPTEMBER: Thursday 13th until Tuesday 18th
(The Revd Isobel Jackson 4831236)
It is not yet known who will be covering for the Sunday service
on 16th September.
MONDAY CLUB GROUP will commence on Monday, September 10th. Any adult who is free from 3pm to 5pm on Mondays is invited to join a group in St Mary’s Church hall for a cup of tea/coffee. While these meetings won’t be structured as such, we hope to gain a little knowledge from each other as we chat. To begin with, the rector will be showing how to “surf the web”, how to use email, how to use facebook and most importantly how to shop and book flights online! But in the future, who knows what skills we will be sharing? Contact the rector for details.
MOTHERS UNION AGM on Tuesday 28th August in the Church Hall at 8pm.
CHRISTIAN AID Recent collections in St John’s and St Mary’s came to €1,208. This has now been forwarded to Andrew Coleman. Sincere thanks to all parishioners who very generously donated.
MONKSTOWN CHAMBER CHOIR return to practice on Thursday 6th September in St John’s Church at 8pm. New members are welcome and no audition required! Contact Roger Ellis on 087 9607750.
TEA-TIME TREATS Mothers Union 125th anniversary recipe booklet available at the back of St Mary’s Church – €4.
READER required in St John’s for next Sunday 26th August. If you are available to read next week please contact Roger in the office
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY COURSE will begin on Saturday 20th October in St Luke’s Home Education Centre. The application forms are not yet available from Dublin but please put this date in your diary if you intend taking part. The rector will pass on the forms as soon as they are available.
OPEN GARDEN in aid of Childhood Leukaemia Support at the home of Bernie Kiely, 7 The Demesne, Monkstown. Wednesday 22nd August 10.30am to 4pm.
PALLIATIVE CARE WORKSHOP at St Luke’s Home Education Centre. 27th September in Northridge House. The focus will be on self care for the carer in the end of life setting. Contact Bruce Pierce 021 4359444.
Random Notes XXV
In the book of minutes of meetings of the Select Vestry of Carrigaline are a great many of the most interesting and illuminating entries, one of which, relating to marriage and burial charges is transcribed beneath:
‘1880, Nov. 8th.
A Meeting of Select Vestry was held this day
Present – Standish D. O’Grady, John Smyth, Richard Hayes, John Bradfield, D. Young, Capt. Holroyd, R. H. Hayes.
W. S. Green, Rector in the chair.
Resolved that the following rate of charges for Marriages & Burials in Carrigaline parish be adopted, and duly advertised.
Marriage by License £1. 0. 0
Marriage by Banns 7.
New Grave 0. 4. 6
Opening Vault & ringing bell 0.10. 0
Head Stone 0.10 .0
Flat Stone (6:2 by 3ft) 2. 0. 0
Do. For every additional sq. foot 0. 0. 6
Monument where there is no vault 3. 0. 0
Monument in Church 10. 0. 0
Change from Flat Stone to monument 2. 0. 0
Ground for Making a New Vault (per sq. foot) 0. 4. 0’
Attached to the page opposite to which the above is written, is a tipped in sheet of paper headed‘ A Table of Fees Chargeable in the Parish of Carrigaline’, detailing the above charges, and bearing the annotation at the base
‘The above Fees are approved of by the Diocesan Council., Wm Ringrose Atkins, Assist. Sec., Cork, Decr. 14th. 1880’
A note opposite the Marriage charges, which have been scored through, remarks that ‘Marriage Fees do not require Sanction of Council’