Lesley Roberts writes ’Parishioners will no doubt be aware that a book on the history, etc, of St, Mary’s Church is by now in an advanced state of preparation, with publication planned for January next. Subscriptions towards the not inconsiderable cost of publication have, and continue to be sought, with, and it is good here to mention, that a goodly number of persons have already subscribed, and this note is but gentle reminder to those who intend to do so, to be perhaps good enough to put pen to paper, and complete their forms within the next couple of weeks if at all possible. As is mentioned in the ‘flyer’ for the book, reproduced on the reverse of this pew sheet, the name of every subscriber will appear at the beginning of the book.
The compiler of this publication would here like record the quite extraordinary degree of assistance and help that he has received from two of his friends, namely William Warren-Perry, who has put together a collection of the most carefully taken and lovely photographs of the Church, both the interior and exterior, the silver, furniture, etc. etc., and John O’ Regan of ‘Gandon Editions’, publishers of the most gorgeous and sumptuous books on primarily Irish art and architecture, who has given a inordinate number of hours in the preparing and arranging of all for publication, and without whom the book quite simply would almost certainly have never come to fruition. ’
Dates for your Diary
7th Harvest Supper & Ceilidh in Canon McCrea Hall at 7:30pm
8th Harvest Thanksgiving Services 9:30/11am
Fr James McSweeney is our Harvest Preacher this year
15th Healer/Prayer Services 9:30/11am
Lydia Monds of CMH:I (Churches Ministry of Healing)
will be our Preacher.
18th The Rector will speak at the Mothers’ Union meeting about her recent trip to the Holy Land in the Parish Hall at 3pm
18th Ecumenical Eco Congregation groups present a Film Night in the Parish Hall at 7:30pm ‘The Letter’ is a powerful film about the environmental situation.
29th United Service in St John’s Church at 11am
12th Remembrance Services 9:30/11am
19th ‘A Celebration of Lay Ministry’ 7pm
St Fin Barre’s Cathedral
24th Pageant/Drama 7:30pm in St Mary’s Church
26th Parish Gift Day 9:30/11am
Also two Speakers on Gender Based Violence (from Cuanlee Refuge & OSS Cork Support Services) will be at the 11am Service to launch the exhibition ‘Souls of our Shoes’ which will run until Wednesday 29th.
There will be a Bring & Share Lunch in the Parish Hall. More details nearer the time.
29th First of the Advent Zoom Bible Studies (also on 6th, 13th and 20th December)
3rd Tractor Run
5th Movie Night ‘The Scarlet and the Black’ 7:30pm Parish Hall
15th Community Carols in St Marys Church 7:30pm
15th to 17th Nativity Display in Parish Hall
17th Nine Lessons & Carols 4pm St John’s Monkstown
24th Carols around the Crib 4pm St Mary’s Carrigaline
Our Bicentenary Quilt is coming together very nicely – thank you again to everyone who has made a square/squares and to Millie and her team who will put them all together.
Now it is time to gather up the stories to go with the squares. Thank you to everyone who has already sent theirs in; there are lots still to come though. Please get in touch with Hilary Dring 086-3680513 or email@example.com with your story.
It would be just lovely to have a story/description for each square to help people appreciate all the thought and work that have gone into it. It can be one sentence or a paragraph or whatever you wish. If you would like some help with putting it into words, please let Hilary know. All stories should be in by mid-October if possible, so that we have plenty of time to put them together into a booklet.
If you would like to contribute either a Salad or a Dessert for the parish Harvest Supper on 1st October, please contact Millie Kingston on 086-8091443
Millie is also kindly putting together a Rota of people to help set up the tables, to help serve on the night and to help tidy up afterwards.
Please don’t leave this to the usual suspects! If you can help on the night, please do contact Millie on 086-8091443.
Everyone who comes to this popular event has a great time but it doesn’t all come together as if by magic…. Please think about helping out this year…. As they say ‘Many hands make light work’!