The Rector writes ‘I don’t often speak about money in these pages but there are two recent financial items that I do want to mention. The first is the amazing €935 raised by Brenda Poole and Maggie Newenham (and a couple of helpers!) who put together, over one single weekend, a fantastic 45 bouquets for people in the parish in their ‘Flower Fundraiser’ initiative. What an achievement and the Parish is truly grateful….. for the wonderful bouquets as well as the much needed fundraising! The other sum of money is the €677 raised from our Harvest Retiring Collection. This money will now be sent to UNICEF for their ‘Get a Vaccine/Give a Vaccine’ Appeal which is trying to inoculate the poorest people in the world against COVID-19. Produce from the churches went to Meals-on-Wheels and Penny Dinners. Thank you all so much for your generosity
Douglas Henderson writes “Jane Henderson, formerly of this parish, passed away peacefully at her care home in Welwyn, UK on July 30th last, aged 95. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends, neighbours and former colleagues.”
Random Notes CCCXCVII
In 1909 was published a most comprehensive and scholarly survey bearing the title, ‘The Church Plate of the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross’, compiled and written by the Revd. Charles Alexander Webster (1866-1946), M.R.S.A.I., then Rector of Marmullane, and later Dean of Ross, from 1926-1936.
This invaluable record of all the plate etc, of every Church in the united dioceses, many of which are now of course alas no more, was printed by messrs. Guy & Co. Ltd., 70, St, Patrick’s Street, Cork, and published it would appear jointly by both Guy’s, and The Religious Tract and Book Depository, 35 Grand Parade, Cork, at the not inconsiderable cost of twelve shillings and sixpence.
On the morning of Tuesday last the compiler of this note visited the Deanery at Rosscarbery, and there had the opportunity of examining those of the small number of the original half-tone blocks used in the printing of the book that have survived. Most, if not all of the blocks have suffered some form of damage over the years, some severe, some not so much so, rendering them today to be unfortunately for practical purposes almost totally unusable to take prints of any quality from.
Interestingly, amongst the blocks that have survived one is that of a photograph of the Carrigaline 1670 cup, which was printed on page 42 of the book, and is here, (after receiving a good cleaning!) illustrated together with the book page on which it originally appeared.