Parish Notices Sunday 21st August 2016


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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.

PARISH BARBECUE  is on Friday 2nd September at 7.30pm in the Rectory Grounds. More details nearer the time but please keep the evening free.

Monkstown Chamber choir return to practice on Thursday 1st September at 8pm in St John’s Church. Our first performance will be on Sunday 11th September at Choral Evensong, and we have a busy schedule for Autumn/Winter 2016 including a concert on 1st October in Marmullane, Passage West called “Harbour Sounds” with John Spillane, Fiona O’Reilly and Dan Twomey. A new anthem book, issued by the RSCM, will keep us on our toes for the season.”

COME AND SING St Fin Barre’s Cathedral will be hosting a Come and Sing Choral Evensong on Saturday 17th 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 be provided and will includes John Rutter’s beautiful anthem ‘The Lord bless you and keep you’. Contact Peter Stobart at the cathedral on for more information.

MEALS ON WHEELS is a service available to anyone in need, housebound, anyone after a hospital stay, etc. If you feel you would like this service, please contact Carrigaline Daycare Centre on 021-4373730. It is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3 course meal, €4 per day. You can have it delivered to your house or come to the centre to enjoy your meal. There is no age restriction.


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 CCIV

In the interwoven causes of both preserving a worthwhile record of the contents of St. John’s, Monkstown, and of St. Mary’s, Carrigaline, and disseminating the useful and interesting information that they contain, the next few number of weeks’ contributions from the present contributor to ‘Random Notes’ will consist of transcriptions of the various monumental, and other, inscriptions to be found within the two Churches, commencing this week with Carrigaline.

I     Atkins, Benjamin (1807-1875),

painted on the face of the clock attached to the face of the transept:

‘1875, The Gift of Thomas Atkins/ Cork/ in memory of his father Benjm.’


II    Dorman, Richard Henry (1858-1940), of Ballea Castle, and Beatrice Nora    Jane,  his wife (married 1889), nee Crooke (d. 1942), engraved on a revolving brass book-rest, presently on the Holy Table:

‘In loving memory of Richard Dorman Ballea Castle died Sept 1940 and of Nora his wife died July1942’ (sic).


III   Geary, Eleanor Frances Bennett (d. 1954), of Seamount,

engraved on a brass plate (by ‘Egan, Cork’), attached to the oak Holy Table:

‘To the Glory of God and in memory of/ Eleanor Frances Bennett Geary/ died 6th May 1954’.


IV   Geary, Samuel John (d. 1960), of Seamount,

engraved on two brass plates (by ‘Egan, Cork’), one attached to the oak reading  desk, the other to an oak chair:

‘To the Glory of God/ and in memory of/ Samuel John Geary/ died 15th Oct. 1960’.


V     Hayes, Robert Harnett (c.1847-1907), of Bayview, nr. Carrigaline,

on a handsome brass plate (by ‘O’Connell, Cork’), mounted on a grey marble slab, attached to the north wall:

‘To the Glory of God/ and in loving memory/ of/ Robert H. Hayes/Who died on June 10th 1907, aged 60 years./ “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ”/ Gal. VI.2/ Erected by the Parishioners.’




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