The Rector writes ‘Music is such an important part of our worship. It has enormous power to engage the emotions, and our Bible resounds with praise and thanks to God through music. In past years, before almost everyone could read, music helped people to remember God’s word as well as reminding people of the glories around them. We gather together in our churches to express our praise to God and to build up one another in the faith. A rich variety of music that is in harmony with the ministry of God’s word is a significant part of our liturgy underlining the role of music in our praise of God in heaven. I would like to encourage as many of you as possibly can to try and support the monthly Choral Evensong in St John’s Church. The chamber choir work so hard to produce this glorious service and we would be very much the poorer without it. It is at 7pm tonight if you can make it’
SPONSOR A SLATE! St John’s Church is in need of repair to its roof. 100 slates will need to be purchased at a cost of €4 each. If anyone would like to purchase one -or more!- please contact Henry Forbes on 087-2035000.
Monkstown home group Last week’s meeting that was cancelled due to snow is rescheduled for Wednesday 13th February at 8.00 pm at John Sweeney’s home.
Mother’s Union Wednesday 20th February at 8pm in the Parish Hall. 20th Feb. “The Small Things– a Year in Tanzania”, with Wendy Bond. All welcome.
GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT PROGRAMME : 8 weeks, starting Mon 11th Feb – Mon 1st April 2019. 7.30pm – 9.30pm. In Our Lady & St John Parish Centre. For those who have experienced the death of a loved one, coming up to a year or more and need support. For more information and registration contact Ber at 021 4371109
Would you like the opportunity to be part of the Carrigaline Oskars fun without having to rehearse or say anything Now is your opportunity! Part of the filming of Sister Act will take place after the Service in St Mary’s today. What is needed are people in pews, i.e. to be part of a congregation! After the 11am Service you can grab a cuppa in the Parish Hall and come back for the short while it will take to film.
Your support would be very much appreciated by the hard working thespians and crew who are putting in lots of time and effort to make the Oskars a memorable community event. Also a reminder that Tickets are now on sale for the Oskars on 22 & 23 February from The Carrigaline Court Hotel reception desk. They are priced at €30.
11th Feb Littlies + One 10-12 Parish Hall.
11th Feb Whist Class 7:30pm Parish Hall
13th Feb Holy Communion 10:30am St Mary’s Church
Monkstown Home Group 8pm John Sweeney’s home.
14th Feb Confirmation Class 5-6:30pm Rectory
16th Feb Whist Drive 8:30pm Canon McCrea School Hall
17th Feb Charity Concert ‘Give us a Song’ 8pm. St Mary’s Church.
20th Feb Mother’s Union 8pm Parish Hall.
22nd & 23rd Feb Carrigaline ‘OSKARS’ Night , Carrigaline Court Hotel
Come and support our 6 actors in the films ‘The Field’ and ‘Sister Act’
Tickets (30 euro) available at Carrigaline Court Hotel Reception Desk
24th Feb Holy Communion Service 9:30am St John’s Church
Fair Trade All Age Service 11am St Mary’s Church
Wholeness & Healing Service 7pm St John’s Church
25th Feb Annual Registration for Vestry 7:30pm Parish Hall
1st March World Day of Prayer Service 8pm St Mary’s Church
9th Mar Parish Retreat Day ‘Wellsprings’ in the Parish Hall
Random Notes No. CCXC
Beneath is a most interesting transcription from the Carrigaline Vestry Minute Book.
‘Easter Monday, 24th March, 1845, Resolved that the Appropriation of Seats be arranged according to the List as signed by the Church Wardens –
1 Free 21 Mr. T. Warren
2 Free 22 Mr. T. Blair
3 Free 23 Ballybricken & Prospect Villa (ref. 3)
4 Mr. Hogan & Craddock 24 Coolmore (ref. 4)
5 Mr. S. Busteed 25 Free
6 Mr. Seymour 26 Free
7 Mr. W. Heazle 27 Mr. Brown
8 Rector 28 Mr. Rouncival
9 Mr. C. Busteed 29 Mr. R. Bible
10 Mount Rivers 30 Free
11 Mount Rivers 31 Mr. Merrick & Mr. Alcock
12 Mrs. Travers & Mr. Savage 32 Free
13 Miss E. Roberts 33 Ferney (ref. 5)
14 Mrs. Ottley & Highland Cottage 34 Mr. W. Warren & T.W. Daunt
15 Rose Hill & Mr. T. Busteed 35 Mr. Foote
16 Mr. Wm. Busteed 36 Seamount
17 Mr. H. Busteed 37 Mr.Js. Frend
18 Beaver Lodge (ref. 1) 38 Free
19 Mr. D. Deane 39 Free
20 Fahalea (ref.2)
Resolved that the thanks of this Vestry are justly due, and are hereby given to the late Church Wardens, Thos. N. Blair and Wm. T. Daunt Esqrs. For their zeal in the performance of the duties of that office.
J.N. Lombard, Rector & Chairman
Thos.N. Blair William Hogan
1 Beaver Lodge, formerly known as Mill Lodge, in Carrigaline, since demolished.
2 Fahalea, former seat of the family of Daunt, demolished late 1940’s
3 Ballybricken, near Shanbally, a former seat of the family of Connor, demolished in the 1970’s, the site now occupied by the former Pfizer company.
3 Prospect Villa, near Ringaskiddy, formerly the seat of the family of Burke, demolished perhaps thirty years ago.
4 Coolmore, former seat of the family of Newenham, contents sold in 1984, and now empty.
5 Ferney, near Carrigaline, abandoned many years ago, the ruins recently demolished, and the site built over by the Edmund Rice College.