Pew Sheet – 29th January 2023

The Rector writes ’Tonight at 7pm in St John’s Church, there will be a Service of Wholeness and Healing. You are welcome to come along and pray for yourselves or pray for another person who might particularly need prayer at this time.  As you know, there is a team of people in the parish who have been trained by the Churches Ministry of Healing (CMH:I) in how to listen to and pray with anyone who needs it, all in the strictest confidence.   

I am so very grateful to  this dedicated group of individuals who take time daily to pray for us all. If you would like prayers for a particular person or situation, please let me or any of the team know. (Hilary Dring, Peter Coughlan, Joy Keefe, Kay Treacy, Simon Woodworth and Revd Richard Dring)’

James 5:14-16

Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one  another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.

The Church of Ireland safeguarding policies and procedure applies to all clergy, staff and volunteers but especially those who have regular contact with children or adults who may be more at risk of harm or abuse because of their personal or life circumstances. The guidance applies to all aspects of ministry in the Church of Ireland whether within a church building or within parishioners’ homes. It is the responsibility of everyone in the Church of Ireland to ensure that children and adults at risk of harm due to their personal characteristics and/or life circumstances are not left at risk of abuse. Church organisations have a duty to promote the safety and welfare and thereby safeguard children and adults at risk


The parish panel functions as a sub-committee of the select vestry with the membership nominated by the incumbent and appointed by the select vestry.

Members other than the incumbent are not required to be members of the select vestry. Lay panel members should be vetted prior to appointment by the select vestry.


Maintains oversight of all matters regarding safeguarding in the parish on behalf of the select vestry and report on matters to each select vestry meeting. The parish panel should meet on a regular basis (at least twice) throughout the year.

The checklists in the Parish Panel Information section will provide guidance as to matters to be covered at these meetings. Implement and maintain good practice in the recruitment, assessment, training, management and support of staff and volunteers The panel may include others in the interview process where a post requires specialist skills to be assessed. Keep records of all appointments, reports and other relevant documents regarding Safeguarding Trust and audit records such as the accidents and incidents book in case suspicious patterns emerge. Store all records securely in line with General Data Protection Regulations. Follow the guidelines set out in Safeguarding Trust, and in the appropriate statutory guidelines, on how to respond to any safeguarding concern. The panel fulfils the role of Designated Liaison Person/s and acts collectively. The panel will also be involved in managing situations where a member of staff or volunteer has been suspended pending a statutory investigation. Information may come to the panel from outside the parish, as from statutory authorities. Ensure that panel notices and children’s information posters are displayed on parish premises giving relevant information regarding the statutory authorities to whom a concern can be reported. The notices and posters identify the panel members. Advise the select vestry in respect of its responsibilities. Safety and employment issues are normally advised directly to the select vestry but information concerning child protection issues must only be shared on a ‘need to know’ basis. Meet members of the diocesan support team to undertake the evidence based triennial parish audit and implement actions required as a result of the audit Ensure that a risk assessment is undertaken every two years and a Child Safeguarding Statement is adopted by the select vestry and displayed on parish premises and the incumbent is appointed as relevant person in line with Children First Act 2015. Ensure all clergy, staff and volunteers undertake regular training. They will be supported in this by their diocese.

The Safeguarding Trust Parish Panel for Carrigaline Union :

· The Revd Canon Elaine Murray 087-2363100

· Mrs Rosemary Powell 087-2849865

· Mr Steve Foott 087-9173234 

Music Notes 29-01-2023


358    King of glory, King of peace

630    Blessed are the pure in heart

627   What a friend we have in Jesus

203    When candles are lighted

In our forthcoming Evensong Service on 7th February to celebrate two hundred years since the building of St Mary’s Church we will be using music from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries.  The chant for Psalm 122 was written by an Irish composer titled the Earl of Mornington (1735-1781), otherwise known as George Colley Wellesley. He was the father of the Duke of Wellington and the family seat was at Dangan Castle, County Meath.

He showed musical talent as a child and went on to become the first professor of music at Trinity College Dublin in 1764, where he remained for ten years.

The private chapel at Dangan Castle was laid out and furnished in college style complete with an organ, and full choral services were regularly celebrated there. Two of his chants appear in The Irish Chant Book.*

A number of our great houses were furnished with organs, among them Adare Manor, Lissadell House, and Castle Freke at Rathbarry in County Cork.

*Information from Irish Cathedral Music by W. H. Grindle.

Bébhinn 087 228 5965

St Mary’s Church, Carrigaline,

  Bicentenary Photo Exhibition 

Wanted : Photographs to display at a Photo Exhibition of St Mary’s Church.

The theme includes the immediate vicinity, exterior, interior, or any detail.

Photo prints of ANY SIZE up to the maximum of 12” by 18”

Photos to be exhibited can be Current or Older, Colour or Black and White, and be Print or Digitally projected.

Closing date for entries is 1st March

Photos can be sent to;  

Lesley Roberts, Mount Rivers, Carrigaline,

Co Cork. P43 P497.  Tel no, 085 243 3920


William Warren-Perry, Beau Vallon, Strawhall, Monkstown, Co Cork. T12 TP9X.  

Tel no, 086 332 7915

Carrigaline Union parishioner Allyson O’Regan and friends across different churches will be hosting a worship night for women in Cork Saturday, 4th of February from 7:30-9:00pm at the Carrig Centre in Ballincollig.

All women are welcome!

This will be a time of music, reflective spaces and time to rest and meet with Jesus. People are encouraged to bring whatever makes them comfortable for the evening – if it’s a flask of tea, knitting, your journal and pen or a cozy blanket… whatever it is that would help you rest and be still before the Lord.  Address: The Carraig Centre, Old Quarter, Ballincollig, Cork P31.

Any questions you can contact Allyson 083 045 3132.

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. 

Random Notes CDXVII

“Below is pictured Lissadell Church in County Sligo on a bright but wet and cold January morning. Having recently returned from a short trip to the area, someone printed me a copy of the poem below. I’m not normally into poetry, but I thought that this poem, written by Eva Gore-Booth from Lissadell House, is very atmospheric.


The grand road from the mountain goes shining to the sea,

And there is traffic in it and many a horse and cart,

But the little roads of Cloonagh are dearer far to me,

And the little roads of Cloonagh go rambling through my heart.

A great storm from the ocean goes shouting o’er the hill,

And there is glory in it and terror on the wind,

But the haunted air of twilight is very strange and still,

And the little winds of twilight are dearer to my mind.

The great waves of the Atlantic sweep storming on the way,

Shining green and silver with the hidden herring shoal,

But the Little Waves of Breffny have drenched my heart in spray,

And the Little Waves of Breffny go stumbling through my soul.

  Eva Gore-Booth”


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