The Rector writes ‘Today in our morning services we will have a two minute silence while we remember all those who died in war and conflict. In this year marking a hundred years since the beginning of the First World War, we particularly remember those who lost their lives during 1914 to 1918 and this evening’s Choral Evensong will incorporate a special remembering of those who died at that time. I reproduce here the lovely words of an unknown poet., words which were also printed on our 1st November Service Booklet when we remembered all those whom we have loved and who are no longer with us. ’
The tide recedes but leaves behind
bright seashells on the sand.
The sun goes down, but gentle
warmth still lingers on the land.
The music stops, and yet
it echoes on in sweet refrains…..
For every joy that passes
something beautiful remains
Tonight-Remembrance Day Choral Evensong 7pm St John’s Church
PARISH QUIET DAY- Gerard Flynn will lead us in a Quiet Day with a theme of Celtic Spirituality (Some of you may remember Gerard speaking to us as gaelige at our St Patrick’s Day Service). We begin at 11am on Saturday November 15th. Coffee & Tea provided with Lunch as a bring & share event, finishing up at around 3pm. There is no charge for the day but please let the Rector know if you are coming so that we have some idea of numbers for Gerard. Thank you.
Home group meeting is on Wednesday 12th November at Joy Keefe’s house Greenfields , Ballinrea at 8pm. Call 087 2559844 for directions.
Come and Sing Choral Evensong! St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, Saturday 15th November at 2pm. This is an RSCM event and as affiliates to the group, it is open to anyone in Carrigaline Union. The afternoon will be directed by Malcolm Wisener and will end with a sung Choral Evensong in the Cathedral at 4pm. The RSCM Ireland co-ordinator, Mark Bowyer, will look at some of the resources that are available for those involved in Church music. There is no charge for attending, however a contribution may be made towards the cost of refreshments. Contact Roger Ellis on 087 9607750 if you would like to attend.
Women’s Weekend, 21st- 23rd November, Garryvoe Hotel-a weekend to take some time out and enjoy. Booking forms at the back of the church. For more info talk to Hilary 086-3680513. For women of all ages.
BOOK OF REMEMBERING –If you would like to write in the name of anyone who has been a major part of your life and who has died, there is now a parish book, where you can write in the name along with their birth date and the date of their death. Please understand that while it is not usual in Anglican theology to pray for our departed family and friends, it is very much a part of our tradition to truly remember and value the role they played in our lives.
CHARITY RETURNS –If you make regular identifiable donations to the Parish and have not already returned your Charity Return form for 2013 (which you should have received in early September) please return it now to our Parish Treasurer Helen Arnopp. If you require another form please contact Christine in the office.
Dog Show. Saturday 22nd November at 1pm, St Mary’s School, Carrigaline. €5 per dog for entry into one class, €3 for a second class, €2 for a third class. All welcome. Proceeds in aid of Parish Funds. Please contact Adrian Bateman for further details on 086-8300379.
EXHIBITION of work by the late Anna O’Hara: paintings and prints for sale in aid of Nathan Kirwan Trust and Irish Cancer Society. continues daily 10 – 4 until this afternoon in Currabinny.
MIDLETON COLLEGE ROTARY CLUB TEA PARTY Adam Nuzum writes ‘We would be truly honoured to have your presence at our “Guess 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 18th November 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’
Nov 10th Toddlers plus One Group 10am Parish Hall
Monday Club 3pm Parish Hall.
Nov 12th Midweek Eucharist 10.30am St Mary’s
Carrigaline Home Group. 8pm. Joy Keefe’s home.
Nov 13th Friendship Club meet in Drings at 11am
Nov 15th Quiet Day in Parish Hall, 11am till 3pm, Come & Sing in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral 2pm
Nov 22nd Dog Show 1pm St Mary’s School
Nov 23rd Gift Day in the Rectory 12 till 4pm
Nov 30th United Advent Service 11am St Mary’s
Service of Wholeness and Healing 7pm St John’s
Random Notes No. CXX
The Revd Louis Richard Fleury was Rector of Monkstown from 1876 to 1881. Born in 1851, he was educated at Midleton College and Trinity College, Dublin, graduating with a BA in 1874. He married Alice Dora, eldest daughter of the late Revd Robert Eccles in 1877. They had 15 children and by 1896 he was Chaplain to the Forces at Kilworth Camp and also to the troops at Moore Park from 1905.
Three of their youngest sons were killed in action during the First World War. The first in 1915; the second in 1916 and the third in 1917.
Leopold McKintock Fleury (born 1892) went to Scotland to learn the shipbuilding business and joined a Hood battalion, of the Royal Navy Division. He was killed on 6th May 1915 at Gallipoli, aged 23 years.
John Charles Fleury (born 1895) went to New Zealand to work on his older brother’s farm. When the First World War broke out he joined the New Zealand Rifle Brigade and was killed in action at the Western Front in Flers, France on 3rd October 1916, aged 21 years. He was posthumously awarded the “Dead Man’s Penny”
Hugo Valentine Fleury (born 1898) went to Dublin to do a commercial course. He then went to Toronto and became a teller in the Royal Bank. He joined the Canadian Infantry. Hugo was killed in action at the Western Front near Loos in France on the 8th September 1917, aged 19 years.
“We Shall Remember Them”.