The Rector writes ‘The Songs of Praise Service last week in St John’s was really lovely and we were all in good voice. For those of you who couldn’t make it here are the winning hymns and thank you all for voting.
Advent : Our God reigns 129
Christmas : Once in Royal 177
Harvest: We plough the fields 47
Weddings: Be thou my vision 643
Funerals : Abide with me 62
Childrens: Jesus bids us shine 482
Easter: Jesus is Lord 96
Miscellaneous: Great is thy faithfulness 80
Lent begins on Wednesday and there will be a Eucharist Service at 10:30am and 7:30pm in St Mary’s. During the following five weeks of Lent we will have a Wednesday 7.30 Evening Prayer Service in St Mary’s . Following this short service, we will gather in the Parish Hall for our Lenten Study ‘Same Sex Issues and the Bible’ .
Parish Table Quiz. 8.30pm Canon McCrea School Hall, Friday 27th February at 8.30pm. €10per person. €40 per table. Refreshments. Raffle. Great fun to be had. All proceeds in aid of Parish funds. All sponsorship, prizes or donations to the raffle greatly appreciated! Contact Adrian Bateman for further information 086 8300379.
MONKSTOWN CHAMBER CHOIR have returned to practice at 8pm in St John’s Church on Thursdays. We love to welcome new members to this parish /community choir and there are currently spaces for Altos, Tenors and Basses. For further information please contact Roger Ellis on 087 9607750.
We are holding a Scrap Metal Collection to raise funds for the Parish. So have a clear out of your shed, garage and attic! If you require your scrap metal to be collected then we can arrange to collect it from your home or business. For information on where to drop off or if you need it collected Call Adrian Bateman on 0868300379 or Henry Forbes on 0872035000.A full listing of acceptable items and materials is on the website www.carrigalineunion.org
Grow It Yourself Club (Passage, Glenbrook and Monkstown) are holding their next meeting on Thursday 19 February at 7.30 pm in the C. of I. Hall, Passage West. Madeline McKeever from Brown Envelope Seeds (West Cork) will be giving a talk on “SEEDS”- (Buying, Swaping, Saving).Gardeners of all abilities will be welcome. Enquiries to 086-2405573.
Owenabue Garden and Flower club Carrigaline, will next meet on Monday 23 February at 8 pm in St Marys School Hall.. A talk will be given by Sheila Crean of Atkins Garden Centre on “Grow your own Fruit and Veg”. Visitors welcome. any inquiries to 086-3222615.
Feb 16th Toddler Plus One 10am Parish Hall
Monday Club 3 – 5pm Parish Hall
Annual Update of Parish Register 7 to 8pm Parish Hall.
Feb 18th Ash Wednesday Eucharist Service 10.30am & 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church
Mother’s Union time of reflection is in the Parish Hall after the Service.
Feb 20th Youth Club 7 to 9pm Parish Hall
Feb 25th Lenten Study 8pm Parish Hall
Feb 27th Parish Table Quiz 8:30pm. St Mary’s School
March 6th World Day of Prayer Service
9.15am St Mary’s School
8pm St Mary’s Church
March 11th Friendship Club 11am Rectory
March 16th St Patrick’s Eve Service as Gaeilge 7.30pm St Mary’s Church
March 17th St Patrick’s Day Eucharist Service 10.30 St Mary’s Church
April 12th Kilternan Church Choir singing at United Service 11am St Mary’s Church
April 16th Annual Easter Vestry 7pm Parish Hall
April 19th Confirmation Service 11am St John’s Church
Random Notes CXXX
Parishioners and visitors to Carrigaline Church will no doubt be well aware of a small elegant obelisk that stands by the ancient boundary wall at the western side of the Churchyard, and which in more recent times, in the pursuit of pleasing a lawn mower, rather regrettably lost the iron railings which formerly and elegantly had surrounded it.
In front of the obelisk lie four similar stone slabs bearing inscriptions as hereunder transcribed. The inscriptions tell all about the ghastly occurrence, and little more need not here be added.
‘In Memory of Adelaide Atkins, accidentally drowned by the upsetting of a boat on the River Lee, Aug. 27, 1881, Aged 14’
‘In Memory of Benjamin Robert Atkins of Evergreen House, Cork, accidentally drowned by the upsetting of a boat on the River Lee, Aug. 27, 1881, Aged 17’
‘In Memory of Kathleen Atkins, accidentally drowned by the upsetting of a boat on the River Lee, Aug. 27, 1881, Aged 16’
‘In Memory of Thomas Atkins, 1, South Terrace, Cork, accidentally drowned by the upsetting of a boat on the River Lee, Aug. 27, 1881, Aged 49’
In the Vestry minute book, the following is written.
1881, ‘Aug. 30. A special meeting of the Select Vestry was held this day after the Burial of the bodies of the lamented Thos., Benjamin, Kathleen & Adelaide Atkins, and the following resolutions were carried unanimously
1 That this meeting desires to express its sympathy with Mrs. Thos. Atkins and her bereaved family in this, their sad affliction
2 That no fees shall be charged for the ground now added to the Atkins family burial place
3 That as six pounds, or one half years salary (in his capacity as organist of Carrigaline Church), was due to the late lamented Thos. Atkins on the day of his death, the Treasurer be instructed to forward a cheque for £12 to Mrs. Atkins.