Parish Notices Sunday 12 August 2018

 Rector’s Holiday Arrangements   

The Douglas Clergy will cover pastoral emergencies from

1st August until 25th August. Telephone 021-4891539

Sunday Services:

12th August    Holy Communion St John’s and St Mary’s : The Rt Revd Michael Mayes

19th August    (Service to be decided) St John’s and St Mary’s

Wednesday Services in St Mary’s :

15th August  Holy Communion : The Revd Edwin Hunter

22nd August  Holy Communion : The Revd Tony Murphy

NOTE:  No 7pm Compline in St John’s on Sunday 12th August



Open Wednesday & Friday mornings 9:15-12:15




Where: Sheep’s Head Way, West Cork

When: 11.00am, Saturday 1 September 2018


It’s that time of year again – everyone’s favourite annual hiking event is back and it’s all systems go in preparation for the big event in West Cork.

The Sheep’s Head Way is one of the most remote parts of Ireland, well-known for its laid-back way of life, friendly people and breath-taking scenery.  So whether you’re already an intrepid trekker or want to try it for the very first time, 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. The annual Sheep’s Head Hike has raised tens of thousands of pounds for our work to continue in communities throughout the world that are living in poverty.

Let’s set a challenge as we celebrate the hike’s 10th anniversary – let’s surpass all previous fundraising efforts!

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.


St Fin Barre’s Cathedral will be hosting a Come and Sing Choral Evensong on                            Saturday 15th September.

Singers from across the diocese are                            encouraged to support this event and all abilities are most welcome!

There will be a rehearsal at 2pm and the service itself is at 5pm.

Tea and coffee will be served at 4.15pm.

Music will follow shortly to those who reply.

Please let Peter Stobart know if you are planning on attending:



15th August   Holy Communion 10:30am   St Mary’s Church

4th Sept      Mothers’ Union Day out to Dunmanway  11am

13th Sept Friendship Club 11am Rectory

19th Sept     Mothers’ Union Service 8pm St Mary’s Church

21st Sept      Culture Night : Art Exhibition in Parish Hall

23rd Sept     Blessing of Animals Service 11am St Mary’s Church

30th Sept      United Harvest Service 11:15am St Mary’s Church

Preacher : Mr Keith Roberts

1st Oct           Theological Book Circle 8pm Rectory

6th Oct          Harvest Supper 7:30pm Canon McCrea Hall

7th Oct          United Harvest Service 11:15am St John’s Church

Preacher : The Revd Edwin Hunter


Random Notes  No. CCLXXX


“The Cork sense of humour is unique. There is a gentleness and warmness in our misfortune that is unbridled. This is reflected in George Carpenter’s autobiography when he talks about Cork city in the early 1930’s…

“Cork had at that time several characters such as Annie Duffy, Klondyke, Spit-in-the can and Touch. Poor Annie was harmless but one kept out of her way. If not, you might get a wallop of her umbrella or a lash of her tongue. The story goes that once she was from a good family and engaged to a                    British army officer. The time was coming near for the marriage when Annie heard that the officer was already married and had a wife in England. This upset the poor girl and she became disturbed.

Klondyke was a First World War veteran and was suffering from shell shock. He walked around town with his trousers tucked up and white spats; he also carried a stick and wore a bowler hat and a swallowtail coat. He walked up Pana saluting all the ladies and taking his hat off with a flourish. One year the students from UCC put him up for the Cork Corporation. They worked hard and got great support from the public and he got elected. The students decided to make him an honorary doctor and they held the conferring ceremony on St Patricks Bridge. To confirm it they dunked him into the river and brought him out before he sank. While he was in the Corporation he worked hard to get a toilet for women and at a meeting of the Corporation he was asked if it was a urinal he wanted. “No” he replied, “it’s an arsenal I want”. He got it erected near the Opera House and the people called it the Klondyke memorial.

Spit-in-the-can was, I believe, a retired nurse who had a breakdown. She usually stood near a corner with a tin in her hand. The tin was not to collect money, but when the spirit moved her she just spat into the tin and walked away. She was a harmless creature.

Touch would walk through the streets and his hand would go up and touch you very daintily if you were nearby. A stranger might get upset but all was forgiven when they saw her walk away with a swagger.”



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