The Rector writes ‘’During the summer months, when the Monkstown Chamber Choir are on holidays, we substitute the Choral Evensong with a Service of Compline. This ancient but now neglected Service is to be found in our Prayerbook on page 154. The first words in it are ‘The Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end’ which I think sums up so beautifully this Service in its quietness and perfection. Compline is the final church service (or office) of the day in the Christian tradition of canonical hours. The English word Compline comes from the Latin completorium, because Compline is the completion of the working day. The word was first used in this sense about the beginning of the 6th century by St. Benedict. Compline is a contemplative service that emphasizes spiritual peace. In many monasteries it is still the custom to begin the “Great Silence” after Compline, during which the whole community, including guests, observes silence throughout the night until the morning service the next day. If you are free tonight, do come along and partake but I won’t expect you to keep silent afterwards!’
WARNING!!Some of the Gravestones behind St Mary’s Church have been deemed unstable by our Health & Safety team and are marked with red and white Hazard Tape while the County Council address the problem. Please do not let your children play near these gravestones. Thank you.
SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB ‘JUNGLE JAMBOREE’ This year our Parish will join again with Templebreedy Parish to run a children’s Bible-based Holiday Club from 20th to 24th 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. APPEAL FOR GOODIES : If anyone would like to bake some cakes etc for the Junior Leaders during the Holiday Club (20th to 24th July) they can drop them into the Canon McCrea Hall between 9.30 and 10am that week. The teens have voracious appetites so keep them coming!
‘GRACE AND FLAVOURS’ a collection of thoughts, prayers and graces accompanied by 50 delicious but simple seasonal recipes to take us through the church and calendar year. €4 per copy. Buy one after church or ask Hilary about them. Monies raised from booklet sales will go towards our Mothers’ Union ‘Mums in May’ countrywide fundraising. Thanks for your support. (HD)
NOHOVAL PARISH FUNDRAISING AFTERNOON – Cheese & Wine & Elderflower Cordial. Sunday 9th August, 3-6 p.m., at George & Joyce Gleasure’s home. Honesty Marquee. All proceeds to benefit Nohoval Church organ refurbishment. Everyone welcome.
SCRAP METAL COLLECTION For information call Adrian Bateman on 0868300379 or Henry Forbes on 0872035000 A full listing of acceptable items and materials is on the website www.carrigalineunion.
July 13th Toddler Plus One 10am Parish Hall
July 15th Midweek Eucharist 10.30am St Mary’s
July 16th Theological Book Circle, 8pm Rectory Garden
July 20th—24th Holiday Club 10-1 Canon McCrea Hall
July 30th Mothers’ Union Outing
Sept 4th Parish Barbecue 7.30pm Rectory Garden
Random Notes CXLV
Illustrated here is an attractively printed receipted invoice from messrs. Desmond & Bateman, Posting, Livery & Undertaking Establishment, Conway’s Yard, 65, George’s Street (since 1920, Oliver Plunkett Street), Cork, dated 12th August, 1899, issued to the ‘Revd. Mr. Scott, Carrigaline’ for four waggonettes and pairs, for a fete at Coolmore held three days earlier on Wednesday, 9th August, 1899. The addressee of this invoice was the Revd. Charles Edward Scott (1862-19 ), Rector of Carrigaline for some four years, from 1895 to December, 1899, when he was appointed to be Rector of the parish of Rushbrooke
In ‘Church and Parish Records of the United Diocese of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross’, by the Revd. John Harding Cole, Cork, 1903, the following is recorded under the entry for the parish of Carrigaline during the incumbency of the Revd. C.E. Scott:
‘The church population is about 175. Carrigaline Church, which was built near the old church, in 1823, has been reseated in pitch pine; new window opened in south side; chancel paneled in oak; new Holy Table; and church decorated at a total cost of about £250. Divine Service on Sundays and festivals at 12 noon, and Evening Service at 4.30, in licensed schoolhouse in the village. Holy Communion, first, third, and fifth Sundays. The parish is under diocesan scheme. The assessment is £100; the stipend of the Rector is £200. There is a parochial school under National Board, with average attendance of 20. A Glebe House, with offices, was built in 1876-7, at a cost of £1,670. There is a charge to Board of Works of about £14 per annum. There are two acres of glebe land, at a rent of £4 a year. On a stone outside the door of the vestry room of Carrigaline Church is inscribed the following: – “This Church was rebuilt in the year of our Saviour Christ, 1723. The Revd. Mr. Boyle Davis, Recr; Mr. Phillip Gillman, Mr. Richard Dorman, Churchwardens.” This Richard Dorman married, in 1699, Catherine Porter, and had issue, inter alios, ((I) John, of Raffeen, who assumed the name of Porter, under the will of his cousin, Edward Porter, of Ballynaboy; (2) Edward, of Chetwynd; and William, of Ballinrea, and Harbour Hill, Kinsale. Charles Edward Scott, b. at Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone, 20th November, 1862. Educated at Bath College. T.C.D., B.A., 1888; Div. Test. Ordained, Lent, 1890, for curacy of St. Luke’s, Cork; Priest, Trin., 1891. Married, 17th September, 1895, Kate Alice Smith, and has issue, Isabel Sydney.’ KLR