The Rector writes ‘We will have our Parish Barbecue in the Rectory next Friday night. As in previous years, this will be an ‘Adults only’ event, the only one we have during the year and I hope all those with children understand the reasoning behind having just one event each year for the Grown ups? (…allowing us to stay out late, have some wine and we don’t have to worry about children falling into the open fire!)
Hopefully those of you with children can manage to get babysitters for this one night. Even though the event is held in the Rectory garden, the Select Vestry are the official ‘Hosts’ and would be delighted to see many of you there.
The children are now back in school and this will be the last hurrah of our Summer before we settle into Harvest time, Advent and (dare I say it!) Christmas! So I’m really looking forward to seeing you many of you there.’
The Select Vestry invite you all to join them in the Rectory Garden for a Barbecue at 7:30pm on Friday 8th September. As we have to have numbers ahead of time, please let Christine in the Parish Office know if you are coming and if you are able to bring a Salad or a Dessert……
Monkstown Chamber Choir return to practice next Thursday 7th September in St Johns Church at 8pm. New members welcome. Contact choirmaster Roger Ellis on 087 053 9416.
Saplings Home group Wednesday 13th September at 8pm. Theme for the year is “ My favourite book in the Bible and why”. Speaker on our opening night is Revd Elaine Murray. Meeting at the Poole’s house. All welcome. Contact Clare for further information on 087 2649523.
MOTHERS’ UNION-We will celebrate together with a Holy Communion Service at 8 pm on 20th September in St. Mary’s Church, Carrigaline. There will be cards, calendars, etc for sale and we will have a short AGM followed by supper. All welcome, especially new members!
This year, instead of our annual conference, we are organising a ‘A Day Away From It All’ at Inchydoney Lodge Hotel on Saturday, 23rd September from 12 noon – 3.30pm. It will be an opportunity to relax and spend time with friends. The lunch, organised by Kate Ryan of Flavour.ie, will be based around local food producers and their story, will include a drink and will be followed by a walk on the beach and a visit to Clonakilty Community Garden. Tickets €37.50 per person. Advance booking is essential. All welcome (not just for Mothers’ Union members) so bring your friend, partner, husband, whoever!! For more info talk to Hilary on 086-3680513.
CDYC Youth Activity weekend will take place on Cape Clear on the weekend of 15th – 17th Sept 2017 A full day of Beach Activities on Saturday :
- Kayaking • Bouldering • Snorkelling PLUS Games, Walks, Beach, Goat Farm. Cost 60 euro each. Meet at 5.30PM on Baltimore Pier Friday 15th Sept. (Ferry leaving at 6pm sharp). Return to Baltimore Pier @ 6pm Sunday 17th Sept. It promises to be a great event – Contact Peter or Tracey for more details.
4th Sept Toddlers Plus One 10am until 12 noon Parish Hall
7th Sept Select Vestry Meeting 8pm Rectory
Monkstown Chamber Choir 8pm St John’s Church.
8th Sept Parish Barbecue 7:30pm in Rectory Garden
10th Sept Choral Evensong 7pm St John’s
11th Sept Monday Club 3pm until 5pm Parish Hall
13th Sept Home Group 8pm Poole’s home
14th Sept Friendship Club 11am Rectory
18th Sept Theological Book Circle 8pm Rectory
20th Sept Mother’s Union HC Service. 8pm St Mary’s Church.
23rd Sept Mothers’ Union Day Away. Inchydoney.
24th Sept Blessing of Animals Service 11am St Mary’s
1st Oct United Harvest Celebration 11am St Mary’s Preacher : Keith Dyde
7th Oct Harvest Supper 7:30pm Canon McCrea Hall
8th Oct United Harvest Celebration 11:15am St John’s Preacher : The Revd Tony Murphy
Random Notes No. CCXLIV
As a continuance from Random Notes of August 6th last, herewith follows some further interesting extracts relating to the parish of Carrigaline, as taken from the pages of the ‘United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross Diocesan Magazine’.
‘Congratulations to Mr. H. Geary on winning for the fifth time, the Cup for the Supreme Champion at the Carrigaline Fat Stock Show..’
‘We congratulate Mr. George Stoney on his marriage to Miss Bridget Pritchard. We wish them every happiness, and warmly welcome Mrs Stoney to Carrigaline.’
‘To Mr. Whitley and his family we also extend sympathy on the death of his mother. Mrs Whitley had reached the fine age of 87 years. She had a large and united family, and her four sons and four daughters were amongst the very large attendance who saw her laid to rest.’
‘Mr. Walton Hosford has presented a marble tablet in Carrigaline Church in memory of his parents, Richard and June Hosford.’
‘Mrs. W.P.W. Newenham has presented Carrigaline Church with a very nice Oak Cross, in memory of her parents, Major and Mrs Pescott. We are most grateful.’
‘Barney Deane, Gillian Hackett, and Pamela Stoney were confirmed in St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral on 8th June; may God’s blessing be always with them.’
‘To Mrs. Gay, to his family and many friends, we extend sincere sympathy on the death of Mr. Richard Gay. A kindly and friendly man, he will be missed by many.’
‘Once again we congratulate Mr Harry Geary on winning the Supreme Championship at Carrigaline annul fatstock show- we think for the seventh time.’
‘We congratulate Claire Chambers on completing her training as a nurse, and wish her every joy and happiness as she announces her engagement to Cecil Poole. Congratulations! Cecil.’
‘We extend our sympathy to Mr. W.C.R. Coe, and the many others involved, on the disastrous fire which occurred at Carrigaline Pottery on the Saturday before Easter. This was a cruel blow for a firm which has achieved great success of recent years, and provided much employment in the area. However, we are confident that all obstacles will be surmounted, and that the pottery will be back again in full production.’