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Rector: The Rev Canon Barbara Y. Fryday



Clonmel Union of Parishes, Parish Office :
The Rectory,
7, Linden Lea,
Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary

Tel: 052 619 0597
Mobile: 086 275 07 35
email: clonmelunionofparishes2@gmail.com

Clonmel Union of Parishes Website www.clonmel.lismore.anglican.org

Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory Website http://cashel.anglican.org/


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What follows is Parish News..............

Church Services June 2021

Church Services June 2021

Return to Church Safety Video

Friday, June 4, 2021

Parish Newsletter June 2021 Clonmel Union of Parishes

 

Parish Newsletter June 2021

Clonmel Union of Parishes



Welcome back to in church worship, we have made a good start and hopefully as the summer progresses, we will get back to a more familiar routine.

Please share the service schedule freely with anyone you know who may not be online able to access in person.

Barbara

 

Keeping in mind the Covid 19 safety protocols, there is a maximum of 50 persons allowed in the building during Service times.

Please bring a piece of paper with your name and contact details to drop into box when attending (these papers will be destroyed 3 weeks after service)

Masks are mandatory for attendance (face shields are not sufficient for safety of all).

 

In Church Services for Clonmel Union of Parishes for June 2021 are as follows:

Sunday 30th of May 2021 – 11am Holy Communion, Old St Marys, Clonmel

Sunday 6th of June 2021 – 11am Holy Communion, Holy Trinity, Fethard

Sunday 13th of June 2021 – 11am Holy Communion, St Paul’s Cahir

Sunday 20th June 2021 - 11am Holy Communion, Old St Marys, Clonmel

Sunday 27th June 2021 - 11am Holy Communion, Holy Trinity, Fethard

 

Whilst the Rector not in a position to be able to visit you in your home, she is as always available on the phone. If ever you feel the need to talk to someone and you think she may be of help, please don’t hesitate to call her mobile number. If on the off chance you don’t get her immediately, please leave a message and she will call you back as soon as possible. Don't forget to leave both full name and number.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Parish Newsletter May 2021 Clonmel Union of Parishes

 

Parish Newsletter May 2021

Clonmel Union of Parishes


As most of you know I have not been well over the last two months, for this reason the resuming of In Church Services will be on a scaled back rota to start with.

I plan to resume the Podcast service this weekend, and to continue producing it as reopen.

Barbara

 

Keeping in mind the Covid19 safety protocols we will initial use only the two larger Church Buildings in our Union. There is a maximum of 50 persons allowed in the building during Service times.

Please bring a piece of paper with your name and contact details to drop into box when attending (these papers will destroyed, 3 weeks after service)

Masks are mandatory for attendance (face shields without a mask are not sufficient for safety of all).


In Church Services for Clonmel Union of Parishes for May 2021 are as follow:

Sunday 16th of May 2021 – 11am Holy Communion, Old St Mary’s, Clonmel

Sunday 23rd of May 2021 – 11am Holy Communion, Holy Trinity, Fethard

Sunday 30th of May 2021 – 11am Holy Communion, Old St Marys, Clonmel

 

Whilst the Rector not in a position to be able to visit you in your home, she is as always available on the phone. If ever you feel the need to talk to someone and you think she may be of help, please don’t hesitate to call her mobile number. If on the off chance you don’t get her immediately, please leave a message and she will call you back as soon as possible. Don't forget to leave both full name and number.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Weekly Podcast services

 Each Sunday during lockdown ( Level 3 and higher) Podcast Service will be published here to this web page and to our Facebook pages from our Soundcloud Account.


see service link picture on right hand side column 


Whilst the Rector not in a position to be able to visit you in your home, she is as always available on the phone. If ever you feel the need to talk to someone and you think she may be of help, please don’t hesitate to call her mobile number. If on the off chance you don’t get her immediately, please leave a message and she will call you back as soon as possible. Don't forget to leave both full name and number.


Thursday, April 1, 2021

Maundy Thursday 1st April 2021 - Clonmel Union Of Parishes

 Maundy Thursday 1st April 2021 - Clonmel Union Of Parishes

Lead by Revd. Canon Barbara Fryday, Rector of Clonmel Union of Parishes

Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory Church of Ireland Tipp FM Tipp Mid-West Radio

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Music: credits:

At start: Abide with me ( 2004 CoI  hymnal 62)

At End: Love divine all loves excelling( 2004 CoI  hymnal 634)

from publicdomainaudiobibles[dot]com

https://soundcloud.com/user-449474925-163547879/good-friday-ante-communion-2nd-april-2021-clonmel-union-of-parishes



Saturday, January 23, 2021

A Reflection for Sunday 24th January 2021

 JOE BIDEN AND AUGUSTINE

A Reflection for Sunday 24th January 2021

By The Right Reverend Michael Burrows

Bishop of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory




Clonmel Union of Parishes Noticeboard of Regular & Upcoming events for Diary during Lockdown

Each Sunday during lockdown ( Level 3 and higher) Podcast Service will be published here to this web page and to our Facebook pages from our Soundcloud Account.



Saturday 6th February 

10.00am - Mothers Union Ireland Virtual Zoom Breakfast. This is our alternative annual breakfast. Please register before 29th January by emailing: allirelandym@gmail.com



Wednesday 17th February - Ash Wednesday - Podcast Service will be posted online


Saturday, January 9, 2021

A reflection for the first Sunday of the Epiphany season

A reflection for the first Sunday of the Epiphany season

by The Right Reverend Michael Burrows
Bishop of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory



Thursday, December 24, 2020

Christmas Eve Vigil Eucharist - St Paul's Cahir, Clonmel Union of Parishes 24th December 2020

 Christmas Eve Vigil Eucharist - St Paul's Cahir, Clonmel Union of Parishes

24th December 2020

Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory Church of Ireland

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Christmas in Clonmel Union of Parishes ** Updated 23rd December 2020**

 Christmas in Clonmel Union of Parishes

*** Please note changes in line with rising numbers of infections****

Thursday 24th December Christmas Eve

8.15pm – Christmas Vigil Holy Communion in St Paul’s, Cahir - Will be broadcast on Facebook Live on all Clonmel Union Pages and here on this website after.

 

Friday 25th December Christmas Day

11.00am – Holy Communion in St Mary’s, Clonmel



  

Due to new restrictions coming in on the 26th December we will be back online only after Christmas Day.

Maximum 50 persons inside any church for services.


All arrangements are subject to change if guidance is updated by HSE and/or House of Bishops

Covid_19 precautions and guidelines must be followed, on Church Grounds and premises.

 Sanitise Hands on arrival and departure

·         Maintain Social Distancing at all times on church grounds and premises

·         Face coverings (masks) must be worn inside

·         Hand sanitiser must be used on entry and exit

·         One family unit per pew only

·         Only use pews marked for use to aid social distancing

·         Remove service sheets, and any other waste and dispose of carefully at home

·         No congregational Singing till advised otherwise

 

Weekly Sunday Service Podcasts will continue to be posted via Soundcloud to both the Parish website and Facebook Pages



Service details in Clonmel Union of Parishes for Sunday the 20th December 2020

Service details in Clonmel Union of Parishes for Sunday the 20th December 2020

ADVENT 4

8.30am Old St Mary's Clonmel 

9.30am Holy Communion Holy Trinity, Fethard

11.00am Old St Mary's Clonmel 

All are welcome...


Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory Church of Ireland

#AnglicanCommunion #PorvooAgreement #Episcopal #ChurchofIreland #Porvoocommunion #catholic #christian

All arrangements are subject to change if guidance is updated by HSE and/or House of Bishops

Covid_19 precautions and guidelines must be followed, on Church Grounds and premises. 

 Sanitise Hands on arrival and departure

• Maintain Social Distancing at all times on church grounds and premises

• Face coverings (masks) must be worn as will be inside over 15minutes

• One family unit per pew only

• Only use pews marked for use to aid social distancing

• Remove service sheets, and any other waste and dispose of carefully at home

• No congregational Singing till advised otherwise

Weekly Sunday Service Podcasts will continue to be posted via Soundcloud to both the Parish website and Facebook Pages 

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Service schedule 7th -16th December 2020 - Note Changes

 Service schedule 7th -16th December 2020


Wednesday 9th December

10.30am - Mid Week Service in St Patrick's, Inishlonaght, Marlfield Church




Sunday 13th December

9.30am - St Paul's, Cahir

11.00am - Tullaghmeelan Church



Wednesday 16th December

10.30am - Mid Week Service in St Patrick's, Inishlonaght, Marlfield Church


Due to a heating issue in Old St Mary's Clonmel (Awaiting new part) there will be no service in Old St Mary's Clonmel between these dates listed above

Friday, December 4, 2020

Christmas in Clonmel Union of Parishes

Christmas in Clonmel Union of Parishes

Sunday, 20th December

8.30am – Holy Communion in Old St Mary’s, Clonmel

9.30am - Holy Communion Holy Trinity, Fethard

11.00am – Holy Communion in Old St Mary’s, Clonmel

 

Wednesday 23rd December

No midweek service this week in advance of Christmas Day

 

Thursday 24th December Christmas Eve

8.15pm – Christmas Vigil Holy Communion in St Paul’s, Cahir

 

Friday 25th December Christmas Day

8.30am – Holy Communion in Old St Mary’s, Clonmel

9.30am -   Holy Communion Holy Trinity, Fethard

11.00am – Holy Communion in St Mary’s, Clonmel



  

Sunday 27th December

Online Service only this Sunday as need three days clearance for church reuse

 

Wednesday 30th December

No midweek service this week

 

Sunday, 3rd January

8.30am - Holy Communion in Old St Mary’s, Clonmel

9.30am – Holy Communion in Holy Trinity, Fethard

11.00am – Holy Communion in Old St Mary’s, Clonmel

 

All arrangements are subject to change if guidance is updated by HSE and/or House of Bishops

Covid_19 precautions and guidelines must be followed, on Church Grounds and premises.

 Sanitise Hands on arrival and departure

·         Maintain Social Distancing at all times on church grounds and premises

·         Face coverings (masks) must be worn inside

·         Hand sanitiser must be used on entry and exit

·         One family unit per pew only

·         Only use pews marked for use to aid social distancing

·         Remove service sheets, and any other waste and dispose of carefully at home

·         No congregational Singing till advised otherwise

 

Weekly Sunday Service Podcasts will continue to be posted via Soundcloud to both the Parish website and Facebook Pages

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Audio Only version (Soundcloud) Virtual Advent Service of 9 Lessons and Carols Clonmel Union of Parishes

 Soundcloud Audio only version of Virtual Advent Service of 9 Lessons and Carols   Clonmel Union of Parishes


Clonmel Union Virtual Advent Service of 9 lessons and carols 2020

Virtual Advent Service of 9 Lessons and Carols Clonmel Union of Parishes

 Virtual Advent Service of 9 Lessons and Carols   Clonmel Union of Parishes


Released Sunday 29th November 2020

Clonmel Union of Parishes Virtual Carol Service due to Covid19 restrictions




Running order Church of Ireland 2004 hymnal Hymn book number


Opening Hymn- Once in Royal David City 177

Welcome 

Reading 1 Genesis 3: 6 – 15  

Silent Night 182

Reading 2 Genesis 22: 15 – 18  

It Came upon the midnight clear 164

Reading 3 Isaiah 9: 2, 6 & 7 

In the Bleak midwinter 162

Reading 4 Micah 5: 2 – 5a  

O Little town of Bethlehem 174

Reading 5 Luke 1: 26 – 38 

While shepherds watched their flocks 188

Reading 6 L uke 2: 1 – 7  

Away in a Manger 149

Reading 7 Luke 2: 8 – 16  

The first Noel 198

Reading 8 Matthew 2: 1 – 11 

We Three kings 201

Reading 9 Gospel John 1: 1 – 14 

O Come All Ye Faithful  172

Prayers & Closing 

Hark the herald Angels sing  160



NRSV Bible used for readings


https://youtu.be/wYmUrQGj6GM

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

October 2020 Newsletter - Clonmel Union of Parishes

 Retirement       We wish Mrs Barbara Brennan a happy, fruitful and well earned retirement from her long service as a teacher in our Parochial School. Barbara is a native of Clonmel and has lived here for most of her life. Her contribution to life in the Parochial School has always been in the interest of every pupil who attended there. Her talents and skills were always used for the benefit of others. She, also, has a deep and active faith.

We welcome Miss Hogan who will be the new teacher in our junior room! She has been present in our school during the early weeks of the new school year. This has worked very well as she became acquainted with our school.

The early weeks of this new school year has required much work and diligence in preparing and continuing to keep all staff and pupils safe.

A big “Thank-you” to Bernard Prendergast in his role in helping to prepare for opening the school and helping us all, who are involved, to ensure safety for all and encouragement to do what needed and still needs to be done  Barbara!

 


 Sunday Worship – We have no extra help with worship at the moment due to unavailability of Diocesan readers. Just to mention that it is the Rector/Incumbent who decides whether worship is Holy Communion or a Service of the Word at any time! Morning/Evening Prayer is the “Office” read/said by priests daily. Most of us older people were told to attend for Holy Communion monthly after our Confirmation! That was minimum and gave some the idea that more often was not recommended!

We all always need nourishment both spiritual and bodily to keep us going!


Since this Newsletter was first published the country has gone to level 3 restrictions, there can be no in church worship till we return to a least level 2 restrictions. Podcast Services are available online weekly.

 

Baptisms –

John Brereton was Baptised in Old St Mary’s on 5th September.

 

Odhran Sean Mathews and his twin brother, Donnacha George Mathews   

were Baptised in St Paul’s Church, Cahir on the 12th September.

 

 

Social Afternoon – A small group of parishioners met in the open air on

sunny afternoon for coffee and a chat at the Garden Centre. There was distancing and it really lifted spirits.

 

 

Treasurer – Thank-you to our parish Treasurer who has completed our Parish Accounts. It is very late in the year but Covid prevented so much from being done on time.  If you have not made your contribution to the Assessment; please do so asap. The Assessment is our giving to the upkeep and care of our Church, both parochial and diocesan. It is the generous giving of the people that pays our bills and provides for our parish needs, parish and diocesan clergy and diocesan office.

 

 

Social Gatherings – Unfortunately as things stand there appears to be little hope  of being able to be together to relax and communicate while playing whist or taking part in other activities that involve groups of people being together for some time yet! But do keep in contact with friends and family remotely! We all need to others in our lives to remain healthy!

 

 

Confirmation – This was postponed because of Covid- 19. It was held on Sunday, 4th October 2020 and the Service w in Holy Trinity Fethard, at 7.30pm. Congratulations to all.

 

 

Harvest Thanksgivings – These took place as our Sunday morning Services during the month! Not really what we are used to but an effort to mark the season!

 

 

Podcast Services – These will continue on Soundcloud, with links available on Parish website and social media pages weekly. It seemed not the right thing to stop them as many housebound people were accessing them and still are! Please remember the link can be shared by text, email, whatsapp to those who may not be on Facebook, or are less confident on the web.

 

 

Church Cleaning – We have made progress with setting up our rotas for reading on Sundays, sitting on the Select Vestry and involvement in parish life .

If everybody did a small bit, the burden would be eased and we would all have a better appreciation of our buildings and places of worship. 

Everybody is welcome to participate in reading at worship, providing flowers, decorating for special occasions and partaking in activities from time to time.

 

Social Afternoon – A small group of parishioners met in the open air on a lovely  sunny afternoon for coffee and a chat at the Garden Centre. There was distancing and it really lifted spirits.

 

 

Please note all services have moved back online while we are under Level 3 restrictions, from Midnight the 6th October 2020

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Select Vestry Meeting 26th August 2020 Postponed

 Due to latest Government Covid19 Guidelines we are unable to hold the Select Vestry meeting scheduled for Wednesday 26th August 2020.

Until we get further instruction we can not reschedule.

We have had this restriction confirmed by the Diocesan Office.



Saturday, August 1, 2020

Newsletter August 2020

Hoping everybody is ok! As you know we are moving forward towards a more “normal” way of life.  With regard to our schedule for Services, the table in this newsletter, I hope, will be our way forward until such time as we either have lay readers going forward who are prepared to travel or we find a parish way in which parishioners will conduct Services when no other help is available. As we approached lockdown, we were already finding it difficult to fulfil our need for help and some parishioners stepped up to fill the gaps.

The present rota depends on me being available. When there is no Service in your “own” church; it does not mean that you have no Service! Other churches will be open and as a union of parishes we should be worshipping with each other! If you have to travel a little further on a Sunday please remember that others do the same thing on the occasions when their church is “closed”!We are one parish that has a large number of churches and our will should be that all remain open!

Although our buildings were closed there were still costs that are there no matter whether our buildings are open or not! May I ask that you fill your envelopes/make contributions for those Sundays when there was no public worship during the last four months or so. Bills need to be paid!!

Those bills include our contribution to the continued maintenance of our buildings (even during lockdown when there was little or no activity, but utility bills and general overheads and maintenance still needed to be paid).

Ministry in this parish continued within the guidelines of the Representative Body and the H.S.E. even when the two bodies took different views, although working together, because their mandate differed slightly. There were times when we were all

confused and uncertain.  Keep praying that there will be no severe second wave and, at all times keep safe!

Barbara

 

 

Whist Drives – We cannot make a decision at the moment and will monitor the situation over the coming weeks and inform you nearer our usual start date.

 

Confirmation – This was postponed because of Covid- 19. The new date is Sunday, 4th October 2020.  If anybody wishes to be confirmed on that date, other than our two present candidates, please telephone me asap.

We still have time to “complete” the training already begun. Please telephone me with your available afternoons/evenings so that I can arrange dates and times!

Social distancing will be observed.

 

Parochial School – Preparations have been made for opening but I do not have a date yet, but 1st September is the Department of Education’s date. The school telephone number is on the list on page one.

 

General Easter Vestry – Yes, it seems a bit late! This is the parish A.G.M. with a Churchy name. And, yes, there are elections as it a Triennial Year! The Easter Vestry is for all who subscribe to the Assessment. Most people in this parish have envelopes and those contributions are regarded as part of the Assessment. However, you may join us to learn more about the Church of Ireland and it is the way in which you learn how your diocese and parish operate. All are welcome!  It is also a way for us to be together. It will take place in Old St Mary’s, Clonmel on Wednesday, 12th August 2020 at 8.00pm.

 

 

Harvest Thanksgivings – These annual events will take place as the Sunday Service during the month of September!

  • Sunday    6th September at 11.00am – St Mary’s, Clonmel
  • Sunday, 13th September at 9.30am – St Paul’s, Cahir
  • Sunday, 13th September at 11.00am – Tullameelan
  • Sunday, 20th September at 9.30am – Holy Trinity, Fethard

 

If you could send some pictures on the theme of harvest of your crops, Fruit Vegetables or Flowers to Clonmelunionofparishes2@gmail.com we are attempting to make a virtual Harvest Piece.

 

 

Podcast Services – These will continue to be shared on Soundcloud, with links available on Parish website and social media pages weekly.

  Sunday Worship

 September 2020 onwards

 

Each Month

St Paul's, Cahir

9.30am

Holy Trinity, Fethard

9.30am

St Mary's, Clonmel

8.30am

11.00am

Tullameelan

11.00am

St. Patricks

(Marlfield)

11.00am

1st Sunday

no service

H.C.

H.C.

 

H.C.

no service

no service

2nd Sunday

 

H.C.

no service

8.30am H.C.

 

 

H.C.

no service

3rd Sunday

 

no service

 

H.C.

H.C.

 

H.C.

 

no service

no service

4th Sunday

 

H.C.

 

no service

H.C.

 

Service of The Word

no service

no service

5th Sunday

 

no service

 

no service

8.30am H.C.

 

no service

 

United Service

 

 

Wednesdays

(unless indicated otherwise in newsletter)

 

10.30am H.C

 

 


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