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 6187464
Mobile: 086 2750735
email: frydayb@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 3, 2018


Congratulations to the Rev James Mulhall who has been made a Canon of St Canice’s Cathedral. Congratulations are also appropriate for the Rector of Tinahely, Co Wicklow who has become our new Archdeacon. Both James & Ruth will be install in St Canice’s & Ferns in the near future. 

This is the time of year when, traditionally, parishioners would give the Treasurer their Assessment/Sustentation. This “giving” goes towards maintaining ministry in your parish and to enable the diocese to provide clergy to conduct worship, visit those who are unwell, baptize, marry and do a host of other things on your behalf day by day and, sometimes, at night. 

Many of those who once gave generously are not with us anymore. The Treasurer will be happy to accept your offering and you will receive a receipt. So, we all need to take up their mantles and enable us to continue worship etc in the this part of God’s kingdom.
Some prefer to join the envelope scheme. You put a contribution an the envelope each week; whether you go to Church or not! It’s important to fill each envelope for this to work!!

                             Barbara


Bereavements –
Brian Palmer, Fethard died after a short illness on 4th October 2018. Due to his nephews coming from Australia for the funeral; his funeral Service took place on 11th October in  Holy Trinity, Fethard. He loved Fethard. He was a devout member of the Church of Ireland who particularly loved the Evening Offices.  Our sincere sympathy goes to Caroline, his nephews Tom & Bob and a very large circle of friends. Cremation took place at the Island, Cork.

Pearl Martha O’Keeffe, nee Deacon, died peacefully, surrounded by family, in Rathkeevan Nursing home after a protracted illness, she bore with patience and courage, on 26th October 2018. She was a talented organist, loved to dance and is remembered by colleagues and students as an inspiring teacher. Pearl was a native of County Wexford. Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy goes to her husband, Donal and son Gavin, to her Mum, siblings and many relatives and friends. Her funeral Service took place in St Paul’s which was full to overflowing. Burial took place in Kilcommon.

Ann Savage, died peacefully on 2nd November in Clogheen Care Centre in the presence of her family. She was a nurse in St Joseph’s Hospital, Clonmel for many years after coming here, with her family from England.  She was an active member of the parish; especially as the provider of sausage rolls. Our sincere sympathy goes to her husband Bob, her sons Christopher and Andrew, daughter-in-law Tanya and grand-daughter.

May they rest in peace and rise in glory!


Sunday Life – This Christian programme on Tipp Fm is broadcast from  7 – 8am on Sunday mornings and is presented by clergy of South Tipperary. 


Concerts – 
Ceoltas Ceoltoiri Eireann will perform in Old St Marys on the afternoon of 4th November 2018
Clonmel Rugby Club will hold a concert in Old St Mary’s on Wednesday , 19th December 2018 @ 8.00pm. It is important to book your tickets for this event well in advance!


Grant Application Seminar – I attended an evening seminar on how to successfully fill out application forms. It was very well explained and a very well attended session. Hopefully the next time we attempt to seek a grant we will do better!


Hospital/Nursing Home Plea – I am not informed of the admittance of parishioners into nursing homes/ hospitals or care centres. It is your responsibility to tell the Rector when a family member has been admitted to any such facility. I receive a printout of “Protestant” patients when I visit the hospital. Those on the list have indicated their religion/faith when admitted. I usually visit the local hospital twice a week. I only visit nursing homes etc when I know a parishioner or somebody from another parish has been admitted. Please, keep the Rector informed!


Preaching Rota – As the Treasurer of St Canice’s Cathedral, I am required to preach at the main Sunday Service once a year. Last Sunday it was my turn! The choir were in full voice! It’s good to see young children and teenagers singing their hearts out!


Remembrance Sunday – The 1th November 2018 is the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day 1918. In Ireland it can be quite difficult for some people still to cope with poppies and remembrance events. Old politics still operate in quite a number of homes. County Tipperary Protestant families suffered the loss of an enormous percentage of their young men. It left this county practically devoid of any succession on the remaining estates and big houses. In St Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin there is an amazing exhibit of 36,000 “paper” leaves hanging from the ceiling. You may have seen it on television – it’s even better close up!! Please, be sensitive to those who take a different view of  Irish men and women fighting for a cause they believe not to have been appropriate to at that time and who take a similar view of the remembrance of it.


Whist Drives –   
Friday,   9th November 2018
Friday, 14th December 2018
8pm in the Sister of Charity Hall, Mary Street, Clonmel.

Old St Mary’s – The Junior members of Stag, which is the art “club” in Clonmel, have been using the church for some of their art classes. Fifty-four teenagers and younger spend their Saturday mornings under the direction of Maureen Purcell; a talented artist in her own right. They obviously love it!



Harvest Thanksgivings – All have now taken place! Thank-you to all our contributors, decorators, those who provided the lovely afters, our organists and choirs.


CRA  Seminar – I attended in Waterford. It was very helpful.



Diocesan Synod – This annual meeting took place in Enniscorthy, Co  Wexford on 17th October. 
This annual gathering of representatives from every parish in our diocese passes bills relating to the business of Church life. We review the work of our Diocesan Council and other committees. We begin and end with worship and about halfway through have dinner. It’s good to meet old friends, listen to others’ point of view.  The venue is in different parts of the diocese year by year. And once again our Diocesan Information Officer, Margaerat Hawkins, sang her resume of events and gatherings of the last year.



CHURCH SERVICES


2018
Nov - Dec
St Pauls
Cahir
9.30am
Holy Trinity
Fethard
9.30am
Old St Marys
Clonmel
8.30am
11.00am
Tullaghmeelan

11.00am
11th Nov
       
           H.C.
    
        M.P.                           
       H.C.
       M.P.
      
          H.C.
18th Nov
       
           M.P.

        H.C.
       H.C.
       H.C.
Worship in other church
25th Nov

           H.C.
     
        M.P.
       H.C.
       M.P.
Worship in other church
2nd Dec

M.P

        H.C.
      H.C.
      H.C.
Worship in other church
9th Dec
    Carols @      
     7.00pm

M.P.
H.C.
M.P.

       H.C
16th Dec

M.P.
  Carols @ 
   7.00pm
H.C.
H.C.
Worship in other church
Wed
19th Dec

N/A

N/A

N/A
Carols @ 7.30pm
Friday
21st Dec  

N/A

N/A
Carols@ 7.30pm

    N/A
23rd  Dec


H.C.

M.P.
H.C.
M.P.
Worship in other church

Monday, October 1, 2018


I don’t know about you, but I the coolness of this Saturday morning came a quite a shock after the months of warmth and, at time too much heat!

This is the time of year when our Bishop decides where and when Confirmation Services take place. It is usual, in the Church of Ireland that young people are confirmed when 12 plus and, of course, if you missed out and would like to be confirmed; just let me know

In this time in which we live much relies on communication via email, mobile phone and other social media.
Might I ask that if you wish to make contact with me; you use my mobile phone number.  You will have a better chance of contacting me; especially in an emergency. I am out of the Rectory a lot and, at the moment my landline is not working satisfactorily.

Might I also ask that if a member of your family is admitted to hospital/Nursing home that you tell me. I do visit and receive a list of  Anglican (C of I, C of E etc) patients when I visit the hospital, but, if somebody is admitted to a Nursing Home, I need to be told as when I visit I must know who I am looking for! They only inform me when somebody needs urgent pastoral care!

                                                                                  Barbara




Singing Group –
Friday, 5th October @ 8.00pm in Old St Marys Thursday, 18th October @8.00pm  in Old St Marys
Everybody is welcome! We practise for worship, learn new hymns in a relaxed atmosphere!
                            

Lay Reader Training – We all rely on our Lay Readers to keep our Sunday worship active in our parishes. At the moment, we are experiencing the retirement of a number of them who have served our Diocese for many years. As time moves on, it is natural and usual, that people retire. We rely on the generosity of members of our congregations to offer themselves for training for this important ministry. In our own area, there are a number of Lay Readers who have reached the age at which they become “Emeritus”; which means that they no longer have any obligation to serve anywhere, but may do so if they choose to. Most opt to serve only in their own parishes. So, we need some new people who, after training, would enable us to keep our churches open Sunday by Sunday.  If you wish to consider offering yourself to this ministry; your first port –of-call is your Rector.


 Concert – Clonmel Rugby Club will hold a concert in Old St Mary’s on Thursday, 20th December 2018 @ 8.00pm. It is important to book your tickets for this event well in advance!


Select Vestry – The Select Vestry will meet on Friday, 1st November in Old St Marys @ 8.00pm – apologies to Bernard, please.


Bio-Diversity Project – Autumn is the time that is best for planting perennials and shrubs. All contributions to our project in Old St Mary’s are most welcome. Our latest project has been to create a rose bed. Any help you might be able to offer is always most welcome


Cleaning & Flowers in our Churches Please remember to do what you have volunteered for. And please take your rubbish away with you. New volunteers are always welcome.


Ordination – The Rev Trevor Sargent was ordained priest in Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford in the presence of a large congregation. The now former Archdeacon, Andrew Orr preached an absolutely amazing sermon on the mother of Jesus. The organist, Mr Sweeney, retired on that occasion and received a presentation at the end of the Service. 


GDPR – The implementation of this new compliance policy that requires of all organisations who hold personal data is taking up considerable time and energy. Those who have the duty to instruct us in the processes and requirement are, in the main, doing a good job. The clergy have undertaken a preliminary seminar.


Safeguarding Trust – The Diocesan Council has appointed a team of three people to implement this requirement of every parish. To date, the Rev James Mulhall worked alone. In this important part of our parish life, it has been decided that it is inappropriate to expect one person alone to carry the burden. Training will be carried out by the team and they will work to ensuring all parishes are compliant.


CRA – The Charities Regulatory Authority has been in place since 2014. We have our own “registered charity number” and during this week our accounts have been uploaded unto their site and been accepted. This means that it is possible to view our financial returns online!!


Whist Drives – We will have our 1st Drive of the season on Friday, 12th  October 2018 @ 8.00pm sharp.
Contributions to prizes and supper welcome.
The whist drives before Christmas will take place on:
Friday,   9th November 2018
Friday, 14th December 2018


Assessment – Parishes are obliged to provide funds in order that our diocesan staff, clergy, Bishop and our diocesan office and it’s staff can be provided for. It also ensures that our churches are warm for worship and that provision for the articles required for worship can be provided. Each parish is assessed according to it’s population. Membership of a parish presumes that each parishioner contributes towards the costs of all aspects of parish and diocesan life; according to their personal ability to do so. There is no set amount person. At the moment we have not completed our dues for the year that is almost over and we face into 2019 with a deficit. All contributions are gratefully received. A simple way of doing it is to contribute to the envelope scheme – a donation per Sunday in an envelope amounts to quite a sum over the year and takes away the strain of finding a substantial sum at the end of the year as it did in the past. Christmas has always been the time of giving and, in the past, particularly, the envelopes with parishioners contribution to Assessment/ Sustentation (as it was once called) would be placed on the collection plate. There is still no reason why you should not give in that way today.

Cleaning & Flowers in our Churches Please remember to do what you have volunteered for. And please take your rubbish away with you. New volunteers are always welcome.


Your Prayers – Please remember those who are unwell, at home & in hospital. At this time we need to pray, especially, for peace.


CHURCH SERVICES


October 2018
St Pauls, Cahir
    9.30am
Holy Trinity Fethard
9.30am
Old St Marys
Clonmel
8.30am
11.00am
Tullaghmeelan

11.00am
 Oct 7th
Trinity 19

M.P

H.C.
H.C.
H.C.
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Oct 14th Trinity 20

H.C.

M.P
H.C.
M.P.

     H.C
Oct 21st
Trinity 21

M.P.

H.C.
H.C.
H.C.
Worship in other church
Oct 28th
H.C.
M.P.
H.C.
M.P.
Worship in other church
Nov 4th
M.P
H.C.
H.C.
M.P
Worship in other church


The 11th November 2018 is the actual centenary of the ending of the 1st World War. It is appropriate that we make every effort to be in attendance to remember those who died so that we might have a better life. Where there is a war memorial, it would be appropriate to attend the commemoration there if possible.


Weekday Wednesday Service – Service at  10.30am in Old St Marys, Clonmel  – Refreshments  after.


Singing Group –
Friday, 5th October @ 8.00pm in Old St Marys
Thursday, 18th October @8.00pm  in Old St Marys
Everybody is welcome! We practise for worship, learn new hymns in a relaxed atmosphere!
  
                         
Lay Reader Training – We all rely on our Lay Readers to keep our Sunday worship active in our parishes. At the moment, we are experiencing the retirement of a number of them who have served our Diocese for many years. As time moves on, it is natural and usual, that people retire. We rely on the generosity of members of our congregations to offer themselves for training for this important ministry. In our own area, there are a number of Lay Readers who have reached the age at which they become “Emeritus”; which means that they no longer have any obligation to serve anywhere, but may do so if they choose to. Most opt to serve only in their own parishes. So, we need some new people who, after training, would enable us to keep our churches open Sunday by Sunday.  If you wish to consider offering yourself to this ministry; your first port –of-call is your Rector.

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