Pew Sheet – 27th November 2022

The Rector writes ‘ As teacher’s diaries begin in September instead of January, Clergy diaries begin today, Advent Sunday! I suppose you could say that today is the Church’s New Year’s Day!  It’s when we begin again to tell THE story of our faith.

During this season of Advent, we wait in longing expectation of the coming of the Light of the World and all of our readings and music is geared towards this. Today I will do something a little different in my sermon.  During the sermon, we will sing verses from that evocative Advent Hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” interspersed with the readings from scripture that inspired each of those verses.  These O Antiphons or ’Refrains’ (also known as the Great Advent Antiphons or Great Os) are traditionally sung around the Magnificat at Vespers (Evening Prayer) on the last  seven days of Advent. They likely date back to the sixth-century in Italy and became one of the key musical features of the days leading up to Christmas.  The texts are best known to us now in their paraphrased form in the hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” Based in scripture, they are really seven heart cries for Jesus to come anew in our life. Each one of them is preparing us to invite the Christ child more completely in this blessed season of Advent.  You’ll find the old version of the verses in the middle of this pewsheet for ease of use and I want to thank our organists Kay and Kevin for obliging me today! – May you have a blessed Advent’ 

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Bearing in mind that next year marks the bi-centenary of the building of the present Church of St, Mary, Carrigaline, it may perhaps be of some interest to readers of these notes to see the cover of the order of service that was prepared for the 150th anniversary service in 1974.  

As previously mentioned, a service to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first service, is planned for the evening of Wednesday, 7th February, 2024, some fifty years later, to the day on which the service, for which this order of service was printed, was held. The preacher at the 2024 bi-centenary service will be the Most Revd John Mc Dowell, Archbishop of Armagh.

The cover of the 1974 order of service here illustrated, bears a set of the two stamps issued in 1968 to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the Cathedral of St. Mary, Limerick, date-stamped at the Post Office in Carrigaline on the day that the service was held, and bears the signatures of the participating clergy, and the organist, as follows:

Right Revd Richard Gordon Perdue,  Bishop of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross, 1957-1978,

Revd Basil Wolfe Mc Crea, Rector of Carrigaline, 1972-1990.

Very Revd. Charles William Wolfe, Dean of Cashel, 1961-1973.

Ven, Arthur Charles Gill, Rector of Templebreedy, 1949-1986, Archdeacon of Cloyne, 1968-1986.

Revd Canon Oliver Patrick Peare, Rector of Kinsale, 1966-1987.

Revd Canon Henry Joseph Packham, Rector of Douglas, 1960-1975

Revd William Beare, Rector of Monkstown, and Marmullane, 1968-1976.

Charles Herbert, then the organist of Holy Trinity, Christ Church, Cork.   


Sundays in November

12 noon Parish Hall : Bicentennial Celebration Quilt preparation with Millie Kingston

Friday 25th November to Thursday 1st December.

12noon – 2pm St Mary’s Church Souls of our Shoes exhibition

28th November Monday 8pm St Mary’s NS,

Owenabue Garden and Flower Club Carrigaline Welcomes Jane Morgan of Fab Flowers to

demonstrate flower arrangements on the theme of “Christmas” at the ‘Christmas Club Night’,

includes ‘Plants and Home Produce Sales Table’.

Visitors Welcome €7

4th December Sunday 2pm GAA Hall

Tractor & Car Run

11th December Sunday 11am St Mary’s Church

Presentation of the Churches of Sanctuary Accreditation to the Parish.

16th December Friday 7:30pm Our Lady & St John’s  Church, Carrigaline

Community Carol Service

18th December Sunday 4pm St John’s Church

Nine Lessons & Carols Service

 Advance Notice

Parish Fundraising Auction, Saturday, 18th February, 2023

If you have have any furniture, pictures, silver, jewellery, brass ware  kitchen ware or appliances (in good and working order!), garden furniture and implements, clocks, toys (in good order), etc., etc., and would be prepared to donate same for the forthcoming, and much needed, auction, please contact any of the following:

Madeleine Geary, Rowland Newenham, Cecil Poole, Olna Trotter, or Lesley Roberts. 

Collection of larger items etc. can be arranged. 

Constance, Dorothee Roberts &  Caterina Giuliana , Sicilian Jewellery designer based in Cork

have the pleasure to invite you to a Preview of their exhibition of recent paintings and jewellery.Saturday 26th November 10am – 5pm  Sunday 27th November 10am – 5pm.

The exhibition will be opened to the public on Monday 29th until 22d /December2022, 

10am – 5pm or by appointment.

Your friends and family are welcome!  Looking forward to seeing you

Mount Rivers’ Studio, Carrigaline, Co. Cork, P43P497

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