The Rector writes ‘Tonight at our Evensong in Monkstown, the incoming Select Vestry will be included in our prayers and commissioned for their work on the parish’s behalf over the next year. I am very grateful to each person in this community who gives voluntarily of their time, whether it is in the area of music, welcoming, children’s work, flowers, distribution of Linksheets, bellringing, cleaning the churches, fundraising …. the list goes on and on. Your involvement is what makes the difference and newcomers pick up on this immediately. Our Gospel today speaks of how Jesus told Peter to ’feed his sheep’ – Jesus asks this of all of us. We whom the spirit lights are called to bring light to the world and where does the world begin except here in Monkstown and Carrigaline! The full list of the Select Vestry is on one of the inside pages. We have printed additional copies of last year’s accounts, so please just ask me or the church wardens for one.
Evensong tonight at 7pm in St John’s Monkstown
TODDLERS PLUS ONE GROUP and MONDAY CLUB resume tomorrow Monday 15th April. Toddlers group from 10am-midday and Monday club from 3-5pm.
JUNIOR CHOIR resumes this Thursday 18th April All school going children welcome. Contact the rector or Hilary Dring for more details.
Movie Night for younger ladies in our church family, Wednesday, 17th April at 8pm in St. Mary’s Church Hall. Take time out, bring a friend and enjoy a fun evening. Light supper (finger food). Contact Hilary at 086-3680513 if you want to know more.
Our Parish Sponsored Walk takes place on Sunday April 28th after the service in St Mary’s. We need volunteers to help run this popular annual event so please contact the rector if you feel you can help out.
The Owenabue Garden and Flower Club, Carrigaline, are holding a “Work Day” with Una Fleming on Saturday 27 April at 11am for members only. Their annual outing will be on Monday 27 May to North Tipperary,. Further details at a later date or from 086 8091627. The next meeting of the Owenabue Garden and Flower Club, Carrigaline, will be held on Monday 22 April at 8pm. Talk by Jerry Harford, The Potting Shed, Camolin, Co Wexford on “New love, Old flames ….Our Plants” Venue., Canon McCrae Hall. Plants will be available for sale. Visitors welcome. Enquiries to 0868091627
East Cork Choral Society are performing Haydn’s “The Creation” on Saturday 27th April at 8pm in St Peter&Paul’s church Cork. Tickets €15 available from ProMusica, Oliver Plunkett St, St Peter&Paul’s church or Choir Members.
MEN’s Shed All men are welcome to go along and find out more about the companionship and skills training available in the Men’s Shed Kilnagleary on the Minane Bridge Road. See leaflets at the back of the churches for more details or contact Roger @ 4372438.
ST FINBARR’S CATHEDRAL CHOIR prepares For a Special Night With Eleanor McEvoy, is in concert in the Opera House next Friday night (19th April) in aid of Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral restoration programme. Tickets (€20/€25) can be booked online – www.corkoperahouse.com – or bought from the Opera House box office or in the Cathedral Shop.
Carrigaline Union Select Vestry 2013/2014
St John’s : Barney Dean
St Mary’s : Clem Carroll
Glebe : Cecil Poole
St John’s : Henry Forbes
St Mary’s : Eddie Pierce
Glebe : Adrian Bateman
Hon. Secretary : Rowland Newenham
Hon. Treasurer : Helen Arnopp
Health & Safety Officer : Jonathan Fluery
The death has taken place of the Revd Canon Basil McCrea , a former Rector of our parish. Our sympathies are with Deirdre and the family. The Funeral Reception will be in St Mary’s Church, Carrigaine today Sunday 14th at 4pm and the Funeral Service will follow at 11am tomorrow Monday 15th. May he rest in peace.
Apr 14th Evensong. 7pm St John’s Church.
Apr 15th Toddlers plus One 10am-midday. Monday Club 3-5pm. St Mary’s Church Hall
Apr 17th Movie night for younger ladies. 8pm St Mary’s Church Hall.
Apr 18th Junior Choir 6.30pm
Apr 25th Theological Book Circle 8pm The Rectory.
Apr 27th MU Brunch in Rectory.
Apr 28th Parish/School Sponsored Walk
May 11th MU/Youth Led Saturday Night Service 7pm St Mary’s Church
May 15th MU Afternoon Tea in the Rectory 3pm
May 17th Flower Festival Opening Service, 8.30pm St Mary’s Church.
May 19th Closing Service, 7pm Bishop Michael Burrows preaching.
May 31st Kilkenny Mothers’ Union group visiting Rectory
June 1st Parish Fête in St Mary’s School, Carrigaline.
June 9th Sunday School Prize giving and Parish Picnic in Rectory
July 22nd –26th Children’s Summer Holiday Club Week.
Sept 29th United Service : Blessing of Animals St Mary’s 11am
Healing Service St John’s 7pm
Oct 13th St Mary’s Harvest Thanksgiving Eucharist 11am
The Revd Trevor Lester preaching.
St John’s Harvest Thanksgiving Evensong 7pm
The Revd John Ardis preaching
Random Notes LIV
A short time before the separation of the parishes of Carrigaline and Douglas in 1875, ‘The Severance was effected by the Diocesan Council on Tuesday, the 9th day of February 1875 & the Representative Body ratified their decision’, a most useful ‘List of Townlands in the Parishes of Carrigaline and Douglas, as approved by the Boundaries Committee, 8th Decr. 1874’, was drawn up. This list which was evidently compiled by one O.C.Edwards, being signed by him, and dated 17th September, 1874, is presently preserved loosely within the minute book of the Select Vestry of Carrigaline, and of its content a transcription is herewith given beneath:
Douglas Parish, Townlands:
Ballincurrig; Inchisarsfield; Grange; Douglas; Monfieldstown; Mounthovel; Hop island; Rochestown; Ballybrack; Ardarrig; Maryborough; Castletreasure; Ballinimlagh; Moneygurney; Old Court; Knocknamullagh; Ballyorban.
Carrigaline Parish, Townlands:
Ballinrea; Ballinrea South; Ardnacloghy; Knockmore; Carrigaline West; Ratheenering; Ballynameetagh; Hilltown; Raffeen; Ballyhemiken; Shannon Park; Carrigaline Middle; Carrigaline; Carrigaline East; Shanbally; Ballintaggart; Raheens; Raheens East; Coolmore; Barnahely; Lough Beg; Ringaskiddy; Ballybricken; Kilmoney; Kilnagleary; Commeen; French Furze; Boycestown; Fahalea; Brownstown; Ballynameening