The Rector writes ‘Thank you to the Revd Isobel Jackson is covering for any Pastoral emergencies while I am away on study leave in Windsor this week. Her phone number is 021-4831236.
Thank you also to the Revd Edwin Hunter who looked after last Wednesday’s Service of Holy Communion and to Bishop Mayes who is looking after both of the Services today.
Please note that there is no Evening Service tonight in St John’s Church.’
PARISH OFFICE-PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR JULY AND AUGUST THE PARISH OFFICE WILL ONLY OPEN ON WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY MORNINGS.
Scrap Metal Collection is back on track….. We can raise money for the Parish and also be environmentally friendly at the same time! For more information call Henry Forbes on 087-2035000.
SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB ‘COPS & ROBBERS’ This year our Parish will join again with Templebreedy Parish to run a children’s Bible-based Holiday Club from 18th to 22nd July in the Canon McCrea Hall, St Mary’s School. 10am till 1pm. €30 per child or €70 per family, which includes snack. Registration forms are available from the Parish Office or the Rector.
Mothers’ Union and friends are invited to join the Methodist Ladies for an afternoon at Blarney House on Wednesday, 13th July. Meet at Blarney Castle car park at 1.30pm. Entry cost €11 at most. Tearooms on site for refreshments not included in the price. All welcome. Contact Val Andrew 087-1270457 or Jocelyn 0872237321 if you need a lift.
A Reminder to return your Christian Aid envelope in order to enable Helen Arnopp to prepare a cheque on behalf of the parish in the coming weeks.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
10th July ’Culture for Cambodia’ Art Exhibition 12 –4 Parish Hall
13th July Mother’s Union Outing. 1.30pm Blarney Castle.
16th July ’Culture for Cambodia’ Art Exhibition 10 –4 Parish Hall
17th July ’Culture for Cambodia’ Art Exhibition 12 –4 Parish Hall
18th to 20th July Holiday Club in St Mary’s School
23rd July Open Garden at Ricky & Sarah Foott’s in Monkstown- fundraiser for C.U.H. Chapel.
31st July United Service 11.15am St John’s Church
Service of Wholeness & Healing 7pm St Mary’s Church
1st—23rd August Rector on Annual Leave
2nd September Parish Barbecue 7.30pm Rectory Garden
25th September Blessing of the Animals Service 11am St Mary’s
8th October Harvest Supper & Dance 7.30pm Canon McCrea Hall
9th October Harvest Thanksgiving Services:
11am St Mary’s Church, Preacher: The Revd John Tanner
7pm St John’s Church, Preacher: The Revd David Bowles
Random Notes CXCVV
“The “Tide Tables” are a small booklet issued annually and give the times and heights of high and low tides around Ireland for the whole year. Costing just a few euro, they are Crown copyright and reproduced by permission of the controller of the UK Hydrographic office.
The standard ports are Cobh, Galway, Belfast, Dublin and Tarbert. Today, for example, the tables tell us that high tide in Cobh is at 1014 and 2236. At 1014, the tide will be 3.6 mtrs (above the lowest recorded level) and at 2236, also 3.6 mtrs. Low tide is at 0432 and 1651 and at both times, 0.8 mtrs. They also reveal that we had a new moon on 4th July and will have a full moon on 20th July. “Spring Tides” occur two days after a new and full moon, and bring the time of the highest high tide and lowest low tide.
Parishioners will recall that services were disrupted in Monkstown on Sunday 10th April 2016. There was a new moon on Thursday 7th April and heavy rain, coupled with Spring Tides of 4.3 mtrs (high) and -0.1 mtrs (low) flooded the area. Sunday 16th October will bring us the highest Spring tide of the year in Cork Harbour. At 1823, the tide will reach 4.4 mtrs, so lets pray for no heavy rain that weekend!
The Tide Tables also tell us how to hear weather forecasts on the radio. RTE Radio 1 has sea area forecasts at 0602; 1253 and 2355. BBC Radio 4 has shipping forecasts at 0048; 0520; 1201 and 1754. Most of us would listen to these during the summer months, but there can be nothing more comforting than to tune in to (particularly the BBC Radio 4 shipping forecast) on a stormy winters night by the fire, with the wind and rain battering our windows.