Parish Notices Sunday 6th October 2013

The Revd Tony writes; Since we held our first showing on Thursday 26th September there have been some inquiries in relation to the film programme which is planned for the Autumn. The thinking behind the programme was to offer some films/documentaries which, while providing some entertainment, would focus on some moral issues which would be relevant to a Christian Community.

The first documentary focused on the initiative of a Christian women, Leymah Gbowee, in developing a peace movement during a  civil war in Liberia,  for which she received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011.

The second film which will take place on Thursday 24 October deals with the moral issues faced by a group of Trappist monks , living with a Muslim community ,in Algeria during the civil war in the 1990’s. The Government advised the monks to leave for their safety, the local community wished them to stay. (This is subtitled)

The Third film on  Thursday 21 November  goes back to the seventeenth century in South America  but deals with a conflict between colonial powers and missionaries in their dealings with the indigenous population. There is an alternate option on a more modern day moral issue, which we will discuss on 24th.

Many people have busy schedules and  we are happy to run these nights for whatever number wishes to attend. However a number of people have approached me expressing regret that they missed the Liberian Documentary. I am happy to discuss that when we next meet  and if there is sufficient interest we can arrange a second viewing.


New Reading & Tea/Coffee rotas available at the back of the church and in your email inbox.

HARVEST DECORATING IN ST MARY’S-If anyone can help with this please  contact Joy Murphy on 087 2559844. The plan is to meet in the church on Saturday 12th. If people could donate Flowers/Greenery, fruit or vegetables it would be much appreciated.

Harvest Supper 7.30pm on Saturday 12th October in the Canon McCrea Hall, St Mary’s School, Carrigaline. All Welcome. Ticket 15 euro includes supper and dancing. Contact Henry Forbes or Adrian Bateman for tickets. If you can bring either a dessert or salad please let Henry or Adrian know by Monday 7th October.

MOTHERS’ UNION our Annual Women’s Conference takes place this year from 22nd-24th November in Garryvoe Hotel Further information and booking forms are available from Hilary. If you need any further information please contact either the parish office or talk to Hilary Dring at 4378439 or 086-3680513

ANNUAL ECUMENICAL SERVICE of REMEMBRANCE for CUMH will take place on Friday Evening 11 October at 7pm in the Sacred Heart Church,  Western Road,  Cork City. This is always a meaningful and poignant service for those who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or the death of a baby.  Please pass the word on to anyone you know who might be interested in attending the service.

YOUTH NEWS-We had our first 2013/2014 event last weekend – a Barbecue held in the Rectory garden – we had lots of craic and a great turnout (including 5 young people from our neighbouring Templebreedy group of parishes). We had some interesting chat about some of the recent challenging events in our lives such as starting secondary school or preparing for big exams and how God can support us in those challenges. We managed to do serious damage to burgers, sausages and pizzas as well as delicious cakes dropped in by some of the parents! Thank you to them and also to our leaders Conor, Brenda and Ivan for their enthusiastic help and sense of fun.

THE CHURCH of IRELAND CENSUS will take place on three Sundays in November (3rd, 17th & 24th) in order to get a handle on the age and gender profile of those attending church each week.  Each person at church will receive a card on which they will record only their age and gender and it will be completely anonymous. This information will allow the Church to make decisions for the future based on up-to-date analysis of the Church of Ireland’s population.

Marriage Course in Templebreedy Parish -A strong, loving and lifelong relationship doesn’t happen by chance—and we can all learn how to make even the happiest relationship better. The Marriage Course. suits couples who have been married a little while or many years—or who are living together, or preparing to get married.  The seven session course is set in a lovely atmosphere, with dinner at candlelit tables for two while you listen to practical talks that are informative and fun played on DVD.  It’s more like a date than a ‘course’!!!   There is never any group work and you will never be asked to share anything about your relationship with anyone other than your partner. For further information please contact Rev. Isobel Jackson (Rector of Templebreedy) at 4831236/087-7435424

Are You Thinking about Starting Your Own Business or Going Back into Business? SECAD is providing a course called the AIR² Programme in Carrigaline starting 17th/18th October. AIR² stands for Am I Ready; Am I Right and helps you to decide if you are suited to self-employment and if you are, how do you go about setting up your own business. The course involves one half day session per week over 11 weeks and leads to a FETAC Level 5 Award on the National Framework of Qualifications.

The course is funded by the Department of Social Protection so participants must be in receipt of a social welfare payment or be a partner or spouse of someone receiving a DSP payment. For more information and to sign up for the course, contact SECAD at 021 4613432 or

If anyone has any plates, bowls, dishes etc that they brought to a parish event and didn’t bring home again, these are sitting patiently in the Parish Kitchen awaiting return to their rightful owners!



Oct 7th Toddlers plus one Group 10am St Mary’s Parish Hall

Monday Club 3pm St Mary’s Parish Hall

Oct 12th Parish Supper in Canon McCrea Hall. 7.30pm

Oct 13th  St Mary’s Harvest Thanksgiving Eucharist 11am

The Revd Trevor Lester preaching.

St John’s Harvest Thanksgiving Evensong 7pm

The Revd John Ardis preaching

Oct 24th Film Night in the Parish Hall 8pm

Oct 30th Children’s Movie Night, 6pm St Mary’s Parish Hall

Nov 16th Parish Quiet Day in St Mary’s Parish Hall

Fr. James McSweeney will lead, meeting at 9.30 for coffee

then 10am until 2pm.

Nov 24th Annual Gift Day in the Rectory.

Dec 7th         Intercessions Workshop, St Mary’s Church 10-12

Dec 20th Carrigaline Community Carols 7.30pm St Mary’s Church

Dec 22nd Nine Lessons & Carols 4pm St John’s Church

Dec 24th Carols around the Crib 4pm St Mary’s Church


Random Notes LXVI

Ballinaboy Church,

Presently preserved at Mount Rivers, and illustrated above is a most interesting memento of Ballinaboy Church, part of the Carrigaline Union of Parishes, and of which readers of these notes may remember was the subject of Random Notes on a number of occasions previously.

A ‘Certified Copy Act of Institution’ for the ‘Benefice of Ballinaboy in the Union of Carrigaline’, dated 15th March, 1959, appointing the Revd. Arthur Gordon, Rector of the Church, and bearing the signature of the newly appointed Rector, and the two then Church Wardens, ‘J. W. Beamish’, and ‘J. Evanson’.

The Revd. Arthur Gordon, Rector of Carrigaline from 1947 to 1962, was the last Rector of Ballinaboy, and that but for just over three years, the Church having its final service on Sunday, 16th September, 1962, shortly after, or perhaps just prior his departure from the parish to be the incumbent of Clonmel, (Cobh).



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