The Rector writes ‘I am delighted to inform you that we have been successful in our bid to become an ‘Eco Congregation’ . The independent Assessors who visited us the week before last recommended that we be given the award. This will be officially presented to us on the evening of November 7th when there will be a ‘Climate Justice Event’ in our Parish Hall. More details on that event may be found in the posters at the back of the church. Thank you to all who have contributed to our ongoing efforts to be a greener parish community. Can I remind all of the Sunday School children to give me measurements and photographs the Sunflower they grew from seed. The tallest Sunflower award will be made at the Harvest Thanksgiving Eucharist next Sunday at 11am in St Mary’s Church. There will also be a Harvest Thanksgiving Evensong in St John’s Church at 7pm.I hope to see many of you at the Harvest Supper on Saturday night in the Canon McCrea Hall in the School. It was great fun last year so I am very much looking forward to it. ‘
Carrigaline union Harvest Supper Saturday 11th October at 7.30pm in the Canon McCrea Hall, St Mary’s School, Carrigaline. All Welcome. Ticket 15 euro includes supper and dancing. Contact Henry Forbes 0872035000 or Adrian Bateman 0868300379 for tickets or the Parish Office.
Flower Arranging Demonstration– Hazel Fleury will be hosting a flower arranging demonstration on Thursday 9th October at 8pm in the Parish Hall. All Welcome. Feel free to bring a vase and/or flowers with you.
HARVEST-helpers are required for the Harvest Thanksgiving decorating of St Mary’s Church to help Sheila Green and Joy Keefe. Any donations of greenery, vegetables or flowers gratefully appreciated. Meeting in St Mary’s Church on the morning of Saturday 11th October. Please get in contact with Joy Keefe on 087-2559844 to confirm the time if you are able to help.
MOTHER’S UNION-Wednesday, 15th October at 8pm Holy Trinity Church, Crosshaven. ‘What does Mothers’ Union do in Cork?’ (Find out about the Prison Work, Away from it All and other ways in which families are supported) with Hazel Sherlock, Avril Jennings and Joy Smyth. Cards, calendars, diaries etc. for sale. ALL WELCOME. Sowing Friendship (A Day for Young Women) A time to relax, have fun and make new friends. Speakers, crafts and pampering!! 10.30 – 3pm on Saturday, 18 October. Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, County Laois. Cost €25 includes lunch. Contact: Mary Bourke (Tel No: 071 9167365) – Hilary Dring(086-3680513) has booking forms if you need one. Book as soon as possible! Organised by Mothers’ Union.
Photographs and/or service details of relatives of parishioners who served in World War I are being sought. These will be used for a silent visual presentation as part of Remembrance Sunday Choral Evensong in Monkstown on November 9th. Copies will also be passed to St Fin Barre’s to form part of the Cathedral’s World War I Remembrance. If you have any photographs (in uniform or otherwise), memories or details of those who served in the Great War, please contact Simon Woodworth at (086) 083 0639 or email@example.com. All material will handled with the utmost care. Once it is scanned and copied the originals will be returned promptly. Thank you!
EXHIBITION of work by the late Anna O’Hara: paintings and prints for sale in aid of Nathan Kirwan Trust and Irish Cancer Society. November 1st from 12 noon – 4pm, then daily 10 – 4 until Sun 9th Nov., in Currabinny.
Bereavement Support. Our Lady and St John’s Parish is hosting a 7-week programme starting Monday 20th October. Information from Our Lady and St John’s Parish Office on 4371109 between 930am and 1pm.
MIDLETON COLLEGE ROTARY CLUB TEA PARTY Adam Nuzum writes; ‘We would be truly honored to have your presence at our “Guess Who’s Coming To Tea” tea party. This is a charity fundraiser which is organised by the Irish Guide dogs and Age Action Ireland. The Midleton College Rotary Club will be hosting their own tea party on Tuesday 7th October from 16:00-17:30. It will take place in the College Assembly Hall and there will be live music provided by Cork Sound. Many students will also be serenading us with their instruments. There will be tea/coffee served as well as a cake sale and a raffle. All money collected will go to the above charities. It is a fundraising tea party mainly for people aged 30+ and it will be an enjoyable afternoon and we would like as many people to attend as possible. There is more information on www.guesswhoscomingtotea.ie’
EARTH IN DISTRESS Talks on Cosmology, Ecology & Christianity.A series of talks will be held in the Welcome English Centre in October/November. See poster in Church for more details or phone 086-3323658, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct 6th Toddlers plus One Group 10am Parish Hall
Monday Club 3pm Parish Hall.
Oct 9th Friendship Club, Coffee in Rectory 11am
Oct 9th Junior Choir 6.30pm St Mary’s Church
Oct 9th Flower Arranging Demo 8pm Parish Hall
Oct 11th Harvest Parish Supper 7.30pm in Canon McCrea Hall
Oct 12th Harvest Thanksgiving Services 11am St Mary’s and 7pm St John’s.
Oct 18th Visit of a group from Feed the Minds charity to parish. Evening Gathering in the Rectory 7pm.
All welcome. www.feedtheminds.org
Oct 19th Feed the Minds speaker in both churches.
Oct 30th Children’s Movie Night 6 to 8pm Parish Hall
Nov 1st Reflective Service of Remembering 7pm St Mary’s
Nov 7th Eco Congregation Seminar 7.30pm in Parish Hall. We will be presented with our Eco Congregation Award
Nov 15th Quiet Day in Parish Hall, 11am till 3pm, Bring & Share Lunch. Leader/Speaker is Gerard Flynn on Celtic
Nov 23rd Gift Day in the Rectory
Random Notes CXV
Transcribed beneath is a mid eighteenth century list of the silver then in use in Carrigaline Church, taken from the ‘Carrigaline Combined Register; Baptisms, 1724-56 & Marriages 1726-92, with minutes of Select Vestry, 1722-1792’, the earliest known Carrigaline register, which is now, alas, unfortunately no longer in the care of the parish, having been sent to the Representative Church Library in Braemor Park, Churchtown, Dublin, c.1985. It is a sobering and quite fascinating thought to realise, and to contemplate that of the five pieces mentioned in this list, all, save the ‘Plate for Consecrated Bread’ are still in the Church, and in constant use, fulfilling the function that they were originally got for; Such continuity of use is remarkable, and truly quite wonderful.
‘A List of the Plate belonging to the Parish Church of Carrigaline
A Large Dish for Collecting the Offertory
A Plate for the Consecrated Bread
A Chalice for the Wine
A Small Patten for distributing ye bread
Ano 1735. A Silver flagon was given to the Church, value £6-00s-00d, to which an unknown name [at a later time, ‘an unknown name’ was scored through, and ‘Mrs Dorothy Newenham’ added} gave £12-00s-00d & ye Revd. Mr. Boyle Davies, Rectr. Added the remainder’