The Rector writes ‘In our Anglican tradition, the Feast of Christ the King falls on “the Sunday next before Advent,” when “the year that begins with the hope of the coming Messiah ends with the proclamation of his universal sovereignty.”
and of course we will begin our new liturgical year next Sunday 3rd December , Advent Sunday, when the figures of Mary, Joseph and the Donkey begin their journey around our parish homes. If you would like to be involved, please let me know before next Wednesday.’
Random Notes CDXL
“The Sark Lark” was a situation which allowed a resident of Sark in the Channel Islands, to be an offshore
director of a UK registered company while disguising the real beneficial owners. This way, UK taxes could be avoided. An elaborate and complex company and trust administration scheme developed to support the structure.
Sark is a beautiful island, three miles by one and a half. The only mode is transport is by horse, bicycle or on foot. The lush, green countryside is like a posh Sherkin Island and the way-of-life is completely relaxed and friendly.
In the 1990’s I visited the island with some work colleagues and we were looking for somewhere to have lunch. We were directed to “La Sablonnerie” at the end of the island. Upon arrival, a very distinguished lady in her 50’s, dressed in a tweed suit, and wearing lashings of make-up told us that they were fully booked, but they would be happy to serve us sandwiches, which we agreed to. We were expecting the equivalent of a packed lunch in tinfoil. However, a few minutes later we were directed
on to a neatly clipped lawn and a plaid blanket was laid before us with linen napkins and silver cutlery.
Then to our astonishment the waiter arrived with a silver salver for each of us with the most dainty but delicious crust-less sandwiches!! The only way to get to Sark is by boat from Guernsey or Jersey and it is a most scenic journey.
The “Sark Lark” has now been banned…!!
Dates for your Diary
26th Souls of our Shoes Exhibition 2pm – 5pm,
27th Souls of our Shoes Exhibition 10am-12pm 2pm – 5pm
28th Souls of our Shoes Exhibition 10am-12pm 2pm – 5pm
29th Souls of our Shoes Exhibition 10am-12pm 2pm – 5pm
Advent Zoom Bible Study 8pm ‘Song of Zechariah’
2nd – The Carrigrohane Union of Parishes’ Pop-up Christmas Craft Market is on The Carraig Centre West Wing in Ballincollig from 10am to 4.30pm
– Nohoval Church Christmas Concert 8pm
3rd 9:30/11am Bible Buddies/Posada begins the journey
1pm Tractor Run
5th Movie Night ‘The Scarlet and the Black’
7:30pm Parish Hall
6th Advent Zoom Bible Study 8pm ‘Song of Mary’
11th Mens’ Coffee 10am Carrigaline Court Hotel
13th Advent Zoom Bible Study 8pm ‘Song of the Angels’
15th Community Carols in St Marys Church 7:30pm followed
by Mince Pies and Mulled Wine in the Parish Hall
15th to 17th Nativity Display in Parish Hall
(please contact the Rector if you would like your nativity set/Crib to be part of the Display)
17th Nine Lessons & Carols 4pm St John’s Monkstown
20th Advent Zoom Bible Study 8pm ‘’Song of Simeon’
24th Carols around the Crib 11am St Mary’s Carrigaline
31st United Christingle Service in St Mary’s Church at 11am