Parish Notices Sunday 23 August 2015

Rector’s Holiday Arrangements

The Revd Isobel Jackson will look after all pastoral emergencies while the Rector is away.

She may be contacted at 021-4831236

Sunday Services:

9th  Holy Communion, St John’s and St Mary’s :

      The Rt Revd  Michael Mayes

16th Morning Prayer St John’s,

      Holy Communion St Mary’s :

      The Revd Peter Rhys Thomas

23rd Morning Prayer, St John’s and St Mary’s  :

      Keith Roberts

Wednesday Services:

12th Morning Prayer  : Keith Roberts

19th Holy Communion : The Revd Tony Murphy

26th Holy Communion : The Revd Edwin Hunter


Mother’s Union Diocesan Quiet Day led by Pamela Wood. Saturday 29th August 11am-3pm in Nohoval Church. Coffee will be available from 1030am and a light lunch will be provided. Come and join us for a day of refreshment! More details from Esther Ross (021-4887273) or Patsy Devoy (087-6413559). All Welcome!

 ‘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)

Monkstown Chamber Choir will return to practice on Thursday 3rd September in St John’s Church at 8pm. New members welcome, and no need for an audition! Contact Roger Ellis on 087 053 9416.



 August 24th Toddler Plus One 10am Parish Hall



August 30th  United Service 11am St John’s

August 30th  Service of Wholeness & Healing 7pm St Mary’s

Sept 4th Parish Barbecue 7.30pm Rectory Garden

Sept 27th Blessing of the Animals Service, 11am St Mary’s

Oct 10th   Harvest Supper 7.30pm Canon McCrea Hall

Oct 11th Harvest Eucharist 11am St Mary’s

Harvest Evensong 7pm St John’s


Random Notes CXLX

23 August

For the motorists of Carrigaline, this is a look back in time to when cars were a luxury. However, even then, there were speed limits. This is an account of a speed trap in 1907.

“ One Sunday morning, three policemen stood, a furlong (200metres) apart, on the main road. The first used a handkerchief to alert the second, who estimated the car’s speed with a stopwatch. If the car was travelling at more than 20mph, he  signalled to the third one, who stopped the car and booked the driver.

When a fair number had been caught, the three constables retired to the local pub, “The Traveller’s friend”.

This story shows the advantage of having seatbelts.

“We had an Indian motorcycle, fitted with a sidecar. In those days, the sidecar was fitted to the back instead of the side. It was a basket seat. If we hit a bump, I often ended up sitting on the road. I’d just gather up the cushions and get back in the sidecar”.

Some people, however, refused to let small things like speed limits (and other road users) get in their way.

“In March 1910, Castlefreke, the home of the Earl of Carbery, caught fire. Lord Carbery was away from home. When he heard about the fire he wanted to go home right away. He rang the police stations in Bandon and Clonakilty, to order that the roads be cleared. This was done, and his Lordship, who was a     pioneering motorist, could drive back to Castlefreke at 30mph without having to worry about any holdups on the way.”




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