Parish Notices Sunday 5th August 2018

Rector’s Holiday Arrangements   

The Douglas Clergy will cover pastoral emergencies from 1st August until 25th August. Telephone 021-4891539

Sunday Services:

5th  August     Morning Prayer, St John’s and St Mary’s : Mr Gordon Coombes

12th August    Holy Communion St John’s and St Mary’s :The Rt Revd Michael Mayes

19th August    (Service to be decided) St John’s and St Mary’s

Wednesday Services in St Mary’s :

1st   August   Holy Communion : The Revd Edwin Hunter

8th  August   Holy Communion : The Revd Edwin Hunter

15th August  Holy Communion : The Revd Edwin Hunter

22nd August  Holy Communion : The Revd Tony Murphy

NOTE:  No 7pm Compline in St John’s on Sunday 12th August



Open Wednesday & Friday mornings 9:15-12:15



Where: Sheep’s Head Way, West Cork

When: 11.00am, Saturday 1 September 2018

It’s that time of year again – everyone’s

favourite annual hiking event is back and it’s all systems go in preparation for the big event in West Cork.

The Sheep’s Head Way is one of the most remote parts of Ireland, well-known for its laid-back way of life, friendly people and breath-taking scenery.  So whether you’re already an intrepid trekker or want to try it for the very first time, taking part in the Sheep’s Head Hike is a great way to raise money for our global neighbours and challenge yourself at the same time. The annual Sheep’s Head Hike has raised tens of thousands of pounds for our work to continue in communities throughout the world that are living in poverty.

Let’s set a challenge as we celebrate the hike’s 10th anniversary – let’s surpass all previous fundraising efforts!

Registration : To save time on the day, we encourage participants to pre-register however, on-the-day registration is available from 11am at Kilcrohane community Hall.


St Fin Barre’s Cathedral will be hosting a Come and Sing Choral Evensong on                            Saturday 15th 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 follow shortly to those who reply.

Please let Peter Stobart know if you are planning on attending:



8th August   Holy Communion 10:30am   St Mary’s Church

4th Sept      Mothers’ Union Day out to Dunmanway  11am

13th Sept        Friendship Club 11am Rectory

19th Sept     Mothers’ Union Service 8pm St Mary’s Church

21st Sept      Culture Night : Art Exhibition in Parish Hall

23rd Sept     Blessing of Animals Service 11am St Mary’s Church

30th Sept      United Harvest Service 11:15am St Mary’s Church

Preacher : Mr Keith Roberts

1st Oct           Theological Book Circle 8pm Rectory

6th Oct          Harvest Supper 7:30pm Canon McCrea Hall

7th Oct          United Harvest Service 11:15am St John’s Church

Preacher : The Revd Edwin Hunter


Random Notes  No. CCLXXIX


In the Victorian era the symbolic meanings of flowers, such as red roses for love, were used as an unspoken language. For instance, if a lady  received a bouquet of snowdrops, meaning hope, and jonquils, meaning a return of affection, it showed that the sender hoped she returned his affections.

Here is a list of other flowers and plants and their meanings:

Acacia (pink)-elegance.                    Balsam-Impatience

Camellia (red) loveliness.                 Daffodil (yellow)-Chivalry

Eglantine-poetry.                                Fern-Fascination

Geranium-gentility.                            Holly-foresight.

Ivy-friendship, fidelity.                      Juniper-protection.

Lavender-distrust.                              Marigold-grief, despair.

Nasturtium-patriotism.                    Orchid-thoughts.

Peach blossom-I am your captive.  Quince-temptation.

Rose (la France)-meet me by moonlight.

Shamrock-light heartedness.

Tansy-I am against you.               Vervain-enchantment.

Wisteria-I cling to you.                 Xanthium-rudeness, impertinence.

Yarrow-war.                                    Zinnia-thoughts of you.


If however, the flowers the lady received were Rue, meaning disdain, or St John’s Wort, meaning animosity, her chances of marrying him seemed rather slim!




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