Parish Notices Sunday 5th November 2017

The Rector writes ‘Although I am in Finland as you read this, I would like from this distance (!) to remind you that next Sunday 12th is Remembrance Sunday and along with an Act of Remembrance at the morning Services, we will have our traditional Remembrance Choral Evensong at 7pm in St John’s Church.  This year we welcome a young local Bugler, Robert White, who will play along with our own Monkstown Chamber Choir. Coming up at the end of this month is the ‘Gift Day’ in the Rectory (Sunday 26th 12 noon until 3pm) and again I would encourage you to drop into the Rectory during this time for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat. A letter along with the special annual Gift Envelope should be posted out to you in the coming week or so but please do drop in one way or another.

People give to their parish in many ways and all ways are appreciated and go into making the wonderful tapestry of relationships that we enjoy in the Carrigaline Union. And so ‘kunnes tapaamme jälleen’ which is (I think!) the Finnish for ‘till we meet again!’

Live Crib and nativity pageant : We are hiring a much larger marquee and we are also upgrading the sound system for this year’s live crib. The estimated combined cost is  €2000. We are looking for sponsorship, corporate or private. If you can help us please contact Rowland Newenham (0872522541).

The Nativity Pageant which is to be the focus of the day complete with live animals is also short five participants. It promises to be very enjoyable so please come forward to help in this venture.  For further details just contact  Olna Trotter on 4373069 or Mary Murphy on 4374605.


We need volunteers to clean St Mary’s Church and Hall. If you are willing to add your name to a weekly cleaning  rota please contact the parish office. The more volunteers we have, the better!




TABLE TENNIS If anyone-young (or not so young!) would be interested in playing table  tennis socially in the Parish then please contact Jan Walsh 086-0840216.

MONKSTOWN HOME GROUP-The next session will take place at Edward Ellis’s home on Tuesday 7th November at 8pm and will be led by Lesley Roberts.

The following meeting will take place on Tuesday 21 November at Jonathan & Hazel Fleury’s home. Rev Elaine will be leading this meeting on“ My favourite book in the Bible and why”.


Saplings Home Group, Wednesday 8th November at 8pm. “ My favourite book in the Bible and why”. Speaker is Wendel Webb. Meeting at Trevor & Millie Kingston’s home. All welcome. Contact Clare on 087 2649523.


Saturday 11th is sold out  but there are still a few tickets available for Thursday 9th and Friday 10th. Please get in touch with the Parish Office if you want to see our Drama Group along with Douglas Drama Group at this wonderful Fundraiser.

COELIAC SUPPORT GROUP-Wednesday 8th November at 8PM.
Venue SMA Wilton. Topic ; dietician and information evening on updates of coeliac society. Please come along to meet other coeliacs and support the group
€5 entry fee.

Job Vacancy Carrigaline Community Employment Scheme has a Vacancy for a Cleaner for St Mary’s Church and Parish hall.  Applicants must be in receipt of a Department of Social Protection payment. CV to Room 2, Community Complex Carrigaline, Phone 4375191 .



6th Nov      Toddlers Plus One 10am until 12 noon Parish Hall

Monday Club 3pm until 5pm Parish Hall

7th Nov       Monkstown Home Group. 8pm. Edward Ellis’s home.

8th Nov       Saplings Home Group. 8pm. Kingston’s home.

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

9th, 10th & 11th November   Theatre Supper Nights in Douglas

26th Nov    Gift Day : 12 noon till 3pm in the Rectory

2nd & 3rd December   Carrigaline Craft Fayre GAA Hall.

9th & 10th December      Live Crib Carrigaline



Random Notes No. CCLII       


Illustrated above are two recently acquired fragments of a letter, the salutation and signature, addressed from the ‘Deanery, Canterbury’ to ‘My dear Dr. Hook’.

The letter, dated 12th January, 1859, was written by the Very Revd. Henry Alford (1810-1871), a noted Churchman, theologian, textual critic, scholar,     poet, hymnodist, and writer, Dean of Canterbury, from 1857 until his death. He was the author of a number of hymns, including ‘Ten thousand times ten thousand’, and the much loved, and recently sung by us, harvest hymn ‘Come ye thankful people come’.

The recipient of the letter was almost certainly the Revd. Walter Farquhar Hook (1798-1875), known to his contemporaries as ‘Dr. Hook’, an eminent Victorian Churchman, Vicar of Leeds, 1837-1859, and Dean of Chichester, 1859 (installed 19th March) to 1875.

The engraved portrait of ‘The Late Very Rev. Dr. Alford, Dean of Canterbury’ is taken from The Illustrated London News, of Saturday, 28th January, 1871.





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