The Rector writes: ‘ Tomorrow is a Bank Holiday and on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm we have our Annual Vestry meeting (which we always call the ‘Easter Vestry’ as it must occur within 20 days on either side of Easter Sunday.) This is the meeting to which EVERYBODY is invited although you only have a vote at it if you are registered (and most of you are!) Anyway, it is the time of year when the Parish accounts are published and distributed, we speak about what charities we have given money to in the previous year, we vote in a new Select Vestry, that is , the group of people who run the parish on your behalf. If you have never been to one of these Easter Vestries, please do think about it this year as this meeting is a particularly important one. It is what’s called a ‘Triennial’ year and the 5 people who will represent the parish at diocesan synod for the next 3 years are voted in as well as the 4 people who will help choose the next rector (hopefully their talents won’t be called upon in the coming 3 years!) So come along at 7.30pm to the Parish Hall and see what we have been up to in the last year, enjoy the company of your fellow parishioners and perhaps have a say in who will be representing you. Its like the local and European elections coming up soon, if you don’t take part in it, there is no point in moaning about it later. Don’t worry about being voted onto any committee, I personally guarantee that this won’t happen as I feel strongly that this is not the way we should do things. So come along and be part of it. I look forward to seeing you there.’
TEA & COFFEE after the Service in St Mary’s Church.
New reading ROTA and TEA & COFFEE ROTA for St Mary’s available at the back of the church.
SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB ‘STARSHIP DISCOVERY’ This year our Parish will join again with Templebreedy Parish to run a children’s Bible-based Holiday Club from 21st—25th July in the Canon McCrea Hall, St Mary’s School. 10am till 1pm. €30 per child or €70 per family, which includes snack. Registration forms are available from the Parish Office or the Rector immediately after Easter.
MONKSTOWN CHAMBER CHOIR is a robed choir. Currently the members bring their robes with them to events, and ordinarily keep them at home. We would love to have a facility whereby we could keep the cassocks, surplices and jabot’s in the Church when not in use. If anyone knows where we could get for free (or very cheaply!) a large, moveable coat hanger (like those used at fashion shows etc…) we would really appreciate it. Contact Roger Ellis on 087 9607750.
Mothers’ Union will visit Alison Flack’s garden in Currabinny on Wednesday 21st May at 3.30. There will be tea and biscuits. All welcome to join us but please let Hilary know at 086-3680513 so that we can give Alison numbers for the tea. If anyone needs a lift get in touch please.
Cooking Demonstration Thursday 19th June 7.30pm in St Mary’s Parish Hall. Further information to follow in the coming weeks.
THE Coeliac Society of Ireland, Cork support Group, are holding a meeting on Tuesday 6th May at 8pm in the SMA Centre Wilton, Cork.
Topic: Summer party, taste & and share together ( we ask all attending to bring along a gluten free nibbles ,savoury or sweet delights for all to taste and share), a quick baking demonstration. Our resident dietician will be their for attendees to ask questions. All Welcome, €4 entrance fee, refreshment will be provided
Buttons and bottle corks- Tracey Pierce is looking for these for crafts. If you have any please pass them on to her or leave them in the parish office.
Christian Aid Supporter Conference. Friday 2nd May at 7.30pm, St Peter’s Church, Holy Trinity Room, Bandon. Guest Speakers: Andrew Coleman and Susan Helen speaking on their recent trip to Zimbabwe. (refreshments to follow after the event)
Attention Golfers , Nohoval Church invites you to sign up your team (of 4) for our Heritage Golf Classic, Friday June 6th, to be held at the Cork Golf Club, Little Island. Play and support our church restoration project. Phone Dermot Duggan 086 820 4315 or Joyce Gleasure 086 848 0950.
SHEP in collaboration with We Made This is running a programme of short (20 hour) course between April and June. Topics amongst others include, Introduction to Personal Development, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Seasons for Growth – Living with Grief, Loss and Change & Managing Stress in Our Daily Lives. All of the courses are at a subsidised rate, some having no charge. For information or to apply contact Liam or Geraldine at 021 4666180.
ASHTON SCHOOL are organising a Senior Hockey Tour to Holland this August. Three of our young people are going; Rachel Warren-Perry, Simon Dring and Christina Dring. They would love if you could support them by coming to a fun evening at 7pm on Saturday 24th May in Ashton. It will be a ’night with a difference – a competitive, fun filled, team oriented evening’, an ‘alternative entertainment extravaganza’!! Teams of four, €40 per team, €10 per person. Contact either Hilary on 086-3680513 or 086-2637137 for more info. Drinks and refreshments available on the night. Thank you.
May 5th No Toddlers plus One or Monday Club
May 6th Easter Vestry, Annual General Meeting of Parish, 7.30pm in Parish Hall.
May 12th Toddlers plus One Group 10am Parish Hall
Monday Club 3pm Parish Hall.
May 14th Christian Aid Coffee Morning in Rectory 11am
May 31st Parish Fête
June 8th Pentecost Confirmation Service 11am St Mary’s
June 15th Parish Picnic
June 19th Cooking Demonstration 7.30pm Parish Hall
June 21st St Nicholas’ Brass Band celebrating 100 years, will be performing at the Mid Summer Garden Party in St Mary’s Churchyard…. plus the Rector’s sponsored diet ends today
July 21st – July 25th Summer Holiday Club ‘Starship Discovery’
Random Notes XCIV
It being the time of the year for the annual Easter General Vestry meeting and at it the presentation of the annual accounts for the parish, it may be of some interest to present day parishioners to see what expenses our forebears and predecessors supported nearly two hundred years ago by her giving give a list of expenses for the parish of Carrigaline for the year 1830.
‘Installment to Board of First Fruits £62-0-7 1/2
Clerk’s salary 10-0-0
Sexton’s do* 7-0-0
For Providing a Napkin and Surplice 1-0-0
Do* Bread and Wine 1-2-4
Do* Grate and Damper for the Church 14-10
Do* Opening Four Ventilators in the Church 6-8-7
Two pair Brass Sconces 3-0-0
Vestry Clerk 8-9-3
Maintenance of a Foundling 5-0-0
For Parish Coffins 7 2-9-0
A Mat for the Church 13-91/2
For Coals for the Church 2-5-0
Do* A Sweeping Brush 4-0
A pair of Dusters 1-4
For Providing a Vestry Book 10-0
Making with the above £116-8-9’