The Rector writes ‘Today is the fifth Sunday of the month when we have a united service to mark the ‘extra’ Sunday and today is no different except there is not one but TWO United services. This morning we will have the Blessing of Animals in St Mary’s Carrigaline and this evening at 7pm we will have the Eucharist Service of Wholeness and Healing. While these services are very different in both format and context they share a most important similarity in that in each of them we gather as a worshipping community, meeting with God through Christ.
I would also like to send our congratulations to the new Bishop Elect of Meath & Kildare, the Revd Patricia Storey. It is a truly historic occasion for the Church of Ireland to have a woman bishop and we will hold her in our prayers as she begins what will be a groundbreaking journey. May the Holy Spirit be her constant guide.’
TEA and COFFEE will be available after the St Mary’s Service in the Parish Hall. There has been several requests to have tea and coffee available after every 11am service in Carrigaline. In order to do this we really need to have more volunteers on the rota. If you can help with this important ministry of hospitality, please let Christine in the office know. If you are new to helping with tea and coffee, you will be paired up with someone who knows where everything is in the kitchen so please do think about volunteering.
MAKING THE MOST OF THE YEARS. A 6-Week Parenting Course coming up in the autumn on the following dates – all Mondays – at 8pm at St. Mary’s Parish Hall (next to the church)30th Sept, 7th & 14th October, 4th, 11th & 18th November. Booking forms available at the back of the churches or via email. Contact Hilary Dring at 086-3680513 or firstname.lastname@example.org or St. Mary’s Parish Office 4374045.
Harvest Supper 7.30pm on Saturday 12th October in the Canon McCrea Hall, St Mary’s School, Carrigaline. All Welcome. Ticket 15 euro includes supper and dancing. Contact Henry Forbes or Adrian Bateman for tickets. If you can bring either a dessert or salad please let Henry or Adrian know by Monday 7th October.
MOTHERS’ UNION our Annual Women’s Conference takes place this year from 22nd-24th November in Garryvoe Hotel Further information and booking forms are available from Hilary. If you need any further information please contact either the parish office or talk to Hilary Dring at 4378439 or 086-3680513
ANNUAL ECUMENICAL SERVICE of REMEMBRANCE for CUMH will take place on Friday Evening 11 October at 7pm in the Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, Cork City. This is always a meaningful and poignant service for those who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or the death of a baby. Please pass the word on to anyone you know who might be interested in attending the service.
THE CHURCH of IRELAND CENSUS will take place on three Sundays in November (3rd, 17th & 24th) in order to get a handle on the age and gender profile of those attending church each week. Each person at church will receive a card on which they will record only their age and gender and it will be completely anonymous. This information will allow the Church to make decisions for the future based on up-to-date analysis of the Church of Ireland’s population.
Sept 29th United Eucharist Service of Healing St John’s 7pm
Sept 30th Toddlers plus one Group 10am St Mary’s Parish Hall
Monday Club 3pm St Mary’s Parish Hall
Parenting Course 8pm St Mary’s Parish Hall
Oct 2nd Theological Book Circle. 8pm. The Rectory
Oct 12th Parish Supper in Canon McCrea Hall. 7.30pm
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
Oct 30th Children’s Movie Night, 6pm St Mary’s Parish Hall
Nov 16th Parish Quiet Day in St Mary’s Parish Hall
Fr. James McSweeney will lead, meeting at 9.30 for coffee
then 10am until 2pm.
Nov 24th Annual Gift Day in the Rectory.
Dec 7th Intercessions Workshop, St Mary’s Church 10-12
Dec 20th Carrigaline Community Carols 7.30pm St Mary’s Church
Dec 22nd Nine Lessons & Carols 4pm St John’s Church
Dec 24th Carols around the Crib 4pm St Mary’s Church
Random Notes LXV
In the recent tidy-up of the Vestry room in St John’s, a hand-drawn and written seating plan from over a half a century ago was discovered. It was commonplace to have allocated seats at the time. The cardboard notice reads:-
“Revised assignment of sittings by Churchwardens 1960”
Choir:- Mrs Bourchier West Aisle:- 1. Mrs Harte
Miss Brown 2. Free
Mrs Bryan 3. The Misses Seymour
Miss Ellis 4. Mr & Mrs Sweetnam
Miss Exham 5. Mrs Pearson
Mrs Garde 6. Mrs Patrick
Mrs Harley (organist) 7. D Woodley
Mrs Irwin West Inner Aisle:- 13. Hall
Mrs McCall 14. Garde
Main Body:- 8. Free Main Body:- 33. Mrs Wolfe
9. Miss Foott, Mr & Mrs Frackleton 34. Mr & Mrs Cross
10. Mr & Mrs Williams 35. Capt & Mrs Foott
11. Nicholson 36. Canon Bourchier
12. Mr & Mrs Vicars 37. free
16. Mr & Mrs Gibson
17. Mrs Ross, Mrs Hingston East Aisle:- 39. free
18. Mrs Exham
19. Mr & Mrs H Johnson, Mrs Scott 40. Mr & Mrs Fleury
20. Miss Exham, Heaslip 41. free
21. Mr & Mrs Chambers 42. free
22. Mrs Fox, Mrs Allen. Mr & Mrs Mahony 43. free
23. Mr & Mrs Willis
24. Mr & Mrs Denis Dixon
25. Mrs O’Connell, Mr & Mrs Gollock
26. Mrs Payne, Capt & Mrs Hartnoll
27. Canon Bryan
28. Mr & Mrs Drury
29. Mrs, Miss Llewellyn
East Inner Aisle:- 31. Mrs Bird
32. Rob (??Cuppage)
I am reliably informed that the Ellis family sat in the Gallery!