Welcome to Clonmel Union of Parishes ( Church of Ireland, a province of the Anglican Communion ), parish, page..


Rector: The Rev Canon Barbara Y. Fryday



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

Tel: 052 619 05 97
Mobile: 086 275 07 35
email: clonmelunion2@gmail.com

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

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


CHURCH SERVICES

1st & 3rd Sundays

8.30am Holy Communion Old St. Mary's, Clonmel
9.30am Holy Communion Holy Trinity, Fethard
9.30am Morning Prayer St. Paul's, Cahir
11.00am Holy Communion Old St. Mary's, Clonmel


2nd & 4th Sundays

8.30am Holy Communion Old St. Mary's, Clonmel

9.30am Holy Communion St. Paul's, Cahir
9.30am Morning Prayer Holy Trinity, Fethard
11.00am Holy Communion Tullaghmeelan
11.00am Service of the Word Old St. Mary's, Clonmel

5th Sunday, Central Services in St. Patrick’s Church, Inishlonaught (Marlfield)




Wednesday Services at Old St. Mary's, Clonmel
Holy Communion 10.30am

Service times for Holy Days and Festivals as announced on Parish Newsletter


Clonmel Union of Parishes is a Church of Ireland parish group in South Tipperary, Ireland, and as such, is part of the Anglican Communion (Episcopalian).

NEWS:

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

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Newsletter - November 2019


I would like to thank the outgoing members of our school Board of Management who have completed their term of office. During their time on the board; they have been diligent in all matters proscribed for the proper management of our schools so that all students receive the best possible education. There have been challenges but during this term of office we received the use of the small “shed” as an office for the Principal; Ms Wallace.
Being a member of the Board brings many challenges and in the past years all have worked together to ensure a pleasant working/teaching/learning environment for all; both teachers and ancillary staff.
Our Parochial School offers the best education possible for each pupil. It has a Church of Ireland ethos; but is open and inclusive to all.
Ms Wallace and Mrs Brennan are excellent teachers. They are supported by Joan, our secretary and a number of people who come in regularly to enrich the curriculum with all manner of extra-curricular activities.
The school is a hive of activity and I wonder how so much get done within the days.
There is encouragement and support in learning.
Our patron is the Diocesan bishop; The Right Rev Michael Burrows who is such a support and  guide.
Wednesday morning begin with assembly when we  learn, discuss and worship.
A Board of Management will be elected in the coming weeks. It will consist of the Patron's nominee who is usually the Chairperson, parent representation and parish representation. Meetings usually take place immediately after school, at least, four times per years. If you are ask to consider going forward for election to the Board; please consider it seriously. We have been supported by parish, community and parents at a very high level always and the experience can be said to be good!

                          Barbara



Cleaning & Decorating our churches - Part of being a parishioner is looking after our churches, churchyards and other properties.

It is customary to decorate our churches for special occasions such as Harvest Thanksgivings, Christmas and Easter. It is also parishioners’ responsibility to clean our churches or to ensure it is done. These times of coming together enable us to get to know each other and to be integrated into parish life.

The days when those long established in the parish, who “knew” how to do things, has passed. Now we welcome everybody to be part of the family of faith, to make their contribution in their own way. It can be a pot/bunch of flowers, a short time preparing for a special occasion or bringing a contribution towards the refreshments we provide at the end of special and regular worship Services. We have a cleaning rota which needs updating! So volunteers, please!!

                                         CHURCH SERVICES
Date
Holy Trinity

9.30am
St Marys
8.30am
11.00am
St Paul's

9.30am
Tullameelan

11.00am
3rd November
     
       H.C.
      H.C.
      H.C.
    
     M.P.
No Service
10th Nov
     
      M.P
      HC
      M.P.
    
     H.C.
  
     H.C.
17th Nov
  
      H.C.
      H.C.
      H.C.
    
     M.P.

No Service
24th Nov
     
     M.P.
      H.C.
Service of the Word
     
     M.P.

No Service
1st December

Central Service in Old St Marys @ 11.00am

Wednesday Worship – Takes place at 10.30am and is a celebration of the Holy Communion with tea/coffee afterwards.



Sunday Life – This hour long programme is broadcast on TippFm on Sunday mornings from 7 – 8am. It is presented by local clergy and, usually, consists of music, readings and chat.


Confirmation 2020 – This is the time of year when the Bishop begins to set the dates for Confirmations in our Diocese. The usual age for candidates is over 12yrs. If you have not been Baptised you may ask for Baptism and Confirmation at the same time if you are over the above age. You can be baptised at any age!

Classes/Conversations begin in Autumn in this Parish with the Baptisms/Confirmations taking place when the Bishop chooses; always on a Sunday. So, if you can speak to me before the beginning of October a date can be set at the Clergy Conference. I prefer that the candidates ask me rather than parents!



Fees – Fees for special occasions have always been in place for the use of churches, organists, graves and certificates. We do not charge for Baptisms in this parish. There are fees for new graves, re-opening of graves and weddings. In the case of Baptism it is traditional to give a “gift-offering”.
These fees go towards the upkeep of our historic buildings. Fees are set by the Select Vestry.


The Parochial School – This is our parish school and is situated in the  old Model School on Western Road. We have two fulltime classroom teachers, a fulltime teacher whose duties are to help pupils in those subjects they find a little difficult and a secretary. The Board of Management is made up of the Chairperson who is the Rector, parishioners and parents. The school welcomes all children. It under Church of Ireland management and the ethos of the school is Anglican/Church of Ireland.                                                                                                                                     


Whist Drives – begin on Friday, 8th November 2019 in the Sisters of  Charity School -opposite Old St Mary's @ 7.45pm sharp.
                                              All welcome



Christmas Trees – Trees will be sold in the churchyard of Old St Marys on 14th December 2019 in the afternoon.



Concert – The Garda Band will perform in the Minella Hotel on Thursday, 5th December – Tickets to be bought in advance.


Disestablishment 150 - It is 150 years since the Church of Ireland became disestablished from the Church of England. A Service to commemorate this import event will take place in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin on Saturday, 23rd November 2019 @ 3pm – admission tickets available from caoimhe.leppard@rcbdub.org.


Carol Services 2019

8th December  -St Paul's, Cahir @ 7.30pm
12th December – Tullaghmeelan @ 8.00pm
15th December – The Abbey Church, Fethard @ 7.30pm
 20 th December – Old St Marys Clonmel@ 7.30pm
22nd December – Holy Trinity, Fethard @7.30pm


Diocesan Commission – Following the deliberation of the special commission in our diocese a little while ago; the diocesan synod has now implemented the process to be followed. It will involve a visit from the members of the commission to every parish to review it's needs and going forward into the future.
This is not about closing churches; but rather a review of where we are and how we can go forward into the future better equipped and with confidence in our service to the Lord..
All aspects of parish life will be assessed. It will be comprehensive in its probing. The actual process will become apparent quite soon.


Cleaning & Flower Rota – This appear to have “fallen apart”. Every church needs cleaning weekly and flowers for the altar with it. It is yet another way of participating in parish life. So, I intend designating somebody to put in place a new rota in the coming weeks.


Readings – Thank-you to those take part in the reading rota in Clonmel; especially Shirley who allocates readings to very willing people! It can be scary to actually volunteer or be “volunteered”! It certainly helps people to attend worship!
 In the coming months I intend creating a prayer rota where people will either lead from a prayerbook/script. Those participating will be encouraged to write their own prayer which will be included during their leadership.
Thank-you also to those who read in our other churches and to those who, when nobody turns up to lead worship, step up to ensure all present can fulfil their Sunday obligation!



Friday, October 11, 2019

Newsletter - October 2019


The year is really moving on! Our Harvest Thanksgivings has taken place. Congregation at these Services have been much larger than heretofore. Thank-you to those who decorated our church so beautifully and to those who provided sandwiches, cakes, buns and served tea and coffee.
The Ploughing event is over. The Church of Ireland stand this year was facilitated by our diocese; with clergy and laity provided coffee/tea and biscuits to visitors. And, this year, the numbers visiting was way up on previous years. There is a “curiosity among people to learn more, to clarify their view on us and to do some family tree research.
 The Mothers Union had their usual stand where they faciltate parents with a “nappy changing” service. I attended on Tuesday and did my stint in the Church stand. We had many visitors to Old St Marys this Summer. Some were seeking “family tree” information and quite a number had come just to visit the place where their ancestors had lived and worshipped. Since the new school term began we have had three school classes visit as part of their learning about the place where they live and exploring with width and depth of the Christian faith. The questions asked reveal a genuine interest and curiousty. . This is a growing trend as we become more confident as children of God in sharing with each other, learning about the place where we live and broadening our understanding of each other. It can, only, be good for all of us.
                Barbara



Select Vestry Meeting – Will meet in Old St Mary’s on Friday, 1st November 2019 @ 8.00pm.


Whist Drives – Please note the slightly earlier start time is to enable us to finish a little earlier to enable people to ge home a little earlier. 
Friday, 11th October 2019 in the Sisters of Charity School -opposite Old St Mary's @ 7.45pm sharp.

Friday, 8th November 2019 in the Sister of Charities School opposite Old St Mary’s, Clonmel @ 7.45pm

Friday, 13th December 2019 in the Sister of Charities School opposite Old St Mary’s, Clonmel @ 7.45pm

New players always welcome...


Confirmation – This is the time of year when the Bishop begins to set the dates for Confirmations in our Diocese. The usual age for candidates is over 12yrs. If you have not been Baptised you may ask for Baptism and Confirmation at the same time if you are over the above age. You can be baptised at any age! Classes/Conversations begin on 6th November 2019 @5pm in the Rectory. If it turns out that this does not work for you; please ring me.  Confrrmation will take place in this parish on Sunday, 11th April 2019 at 11.00am . Dates & times are set by the Bishop who performs dozens of them in our large diocese.


Cleaning & Decorating our churches - Part of being a parishioner is lookiafter  our churches, churchyards and other properties. It is customary to decorate our churches for special occasions such as Harvest Thanksgivings, Christmas and Easter. It is also parishioners responsibility to clean our churches. These times of coming together enable us to get to know each other and to be integrated into parish life. The days when those long established in the parish, who “knew” how to do things, has passed. Now we welcome everybody to be part of the family of faith, to make their contribution in their own way. It can be a pot/bunch of flowers, a short time preparing for a special occasion or bringing a contribution towards the refreshments we provide at the end of special Services. We have a cleaning rota which needs updating! So volunteers, please contact rector.


Harvest Thanksgivings – Attendances were up this year in all our churches. Thank-you so much, those of you who ensures our churches were looking the best. The flowers, bunches and baskets of grain, vegetables and  of harvest symbolsdisplays reall help to get into the spirit of the occasion. It is right to give thanks to the Lord for the bounty provided at harvet time.

The children from the Parochial School presented their baskets/boxes of fruit and vegetables at Old St Marys which were  brought to Mariancourt on Monday morning.

 Thank-you to all who attended and to those who decorated our churches and supplied the refreshments. Thank-you to David Butler, Derek Verso and Pierce for their efforts to help us sing better with their excellent accompaniament. There is always ample oportunity for everybody to take part in this annual celebration as we have four Services each Autumn and all are welcome to participate.



                                             CHURCH SERVICES

Date
Holy Trinity

9.30am
St Marys
8.30am
11.00am
St Paul's

9.30am
Tullameelan

11.00am
13th October
  
      M.P.
      H.C.
      M.P.
    
     H.C.

      H.C.
20th October
     
      H.C.
      H.C.
      H.C.
     
     M.P.

No Service
27th October
     
      M.P.
      H.C.
Service of the Word  

     H.C

No Service
3rd November
      H.C.
      H.C.
      H.C.
    
     M.P.

No Service
10th Nov
      M.P.
      H.C.
      M.P.
    
     H.C.

      H.C.

Sunday Life – This hour long programme is broadcast on TippFm on Sunday mornings from 7 – 8am. It is presented by local clergy and, usually, consists of music, readings and chat.


Wednesday Worship Takes place in Old St Mary’s on Wednesday mornings at 10.30am. It is usually a celebration of Holy Communion and is followed by a cup of tea or coffee.

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The Parochial School – This is our parish school and is situated in the  old Model School on Western Road. We have two fulltime classroom teachers, a fulltime teacher whose duties are to help pupils in those subjects they find a little difficult and a secretary. The Board of Management is made up of the Chairperson who is the Rector, parishioners and parents. The school welcomes all children. It under Church of Ireland management and the ethos of the school is Anglican/Church of Ireland.


Sunday, 29th September – Banna Cluain Meala played to a packed church on Sunday, 29th September 2019. This was the 2nd such “free” concert and it is hoped to continue.


Bereavement – Stuart Smith died peacefully in South Tipperary General Hospital on  3rd September 2019 in the presence of his family. He loved the outdoor life; especially while he lived in the south west of our country. Born in England, he came to Ireland and grew to love life here. We offer our sincere sympathy to Maura and his family in their sorrow. His funeral Service took place in Old St Mary's and cremation took place at the Island, Cork. May he
rest in peace.


Singing Group – will meet in Old St Mary’s on Wednesday, 16th October 2019 @ 8.00pm. The group usually choose the hymns; but I’m sure there are some of you, or maybe all of you, who would like to have some imput into what we sing on Sunday morning in Old St Mary’s @ 11.00am. So, if you would like to contribute to the singing during our worship; write the 1st line of your choices on a piece of paper and we will consider your choices.  Please bear in mind that some hymns may not be in the present books and that it is not feasible, to list hymns in advance. Anothr way of contributing is to join us when we practice!! All welcome!


Diocesan Synod – This gathering will take place in the Dolmen Hotel, Carlow on the afternoon/evening of 23rd October 2019. This is the annual meeing where decisions for the future are made for our diocese. The meeting considers parish reports, explores new ideas/plans. It is the Diocesan AGM and those elected to it in accepting their election to it have made a conscious decision to attend!


Concert in Old St Marys:

“An October Evening with the Choir” will take place in old St Mary’s on Friday, 25th October @ 8.00pm – proceeds will go to Bridgewater House.




FOR YOUR DIARY

Carols for Advent in St Paul’s, Cahir – Sunday, 8th December @ 7.30pm

Carol Service in Tullaghmeelan –Thursday, 12th December @7.30pm

Sunday, 15th December - Carol Service in the Augustinian Abbey Church Fethard @7.30pm

Friday, 20th December – Old St Mary’s, Clonmel @ 7.30pm decoration of church on Thursday, 19th December –time to be arranged

Sunday, 22nd December – Holy Trinity, Fethard @ 7.30pm

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