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..............

Monday, August 5, 2019

Newsletter August 2019


I hope you are enjoying the sunshine when the clouds and rain allow it to shine. We don’t realise how lucky we are not to have the extremes of heat experienced in many parts of Europe. As a result of our Special Diocesan Synod a group has been commissioned to bring recommendations to our Diocesan Synod in October. There will be change with regard to most things we do. We need to consider our parish arrangements, numbers of clergy in various forms of ministry throughout our diocese. Building are another matter; but one that will be a difficulty going into the future. As they are heritage buildings there is probably little or nothing we can do with them. We are obliged to maintain them and funding that would be nigh impossible. 
 
At the moment we are preparing to train new Lay Readers. The course will begin this Autumn. The present prospective people seeking to do the course are scattered around the diocese; so there may be some travelling to venues. It can be challenging but support is offered. It is not necessarily a course for prospective Lay Readers alone. Anybody can do it.

The Dean of Cashel continues his recovery from major surgery. The Rev Bronwyn and the Lay Readers in the parish are doing well.

Our sympathy goes to the Knowles family on the death of Dean Philip; a friend to so many.  

Our sympathy also goes to Jimmy & Anne Kingston who both were bereaved in recent time by the death of a brother; Richard Tanner and Raymond Kingston. 

Our sympathy also goes to the Rankin family. Norman was a faithful worshipper at Old St Marys. His funeral Eucharist was celebrated in Old St Mary’s on Thursday, 1st August and burial took place in St Patrick’s Cemetery. 

May they and all the faithful departed in Christ rest in peace.

 Barbara




Koln Philharmonia – Will perform in Old St Marys on Wednesday, 7th August @8.00pm. Tickets at door.


Harvest Thanksgivings -
Sunday, 1st September 2019 in Cahir @ 7.30pm
Sunday, 8th September 2019 – Tullaghmeelan @3.30pm
Sunday, 15th September 2019 – Fethard @ 7.30pm
Friday, 20th September 2019 – Clonmel @ 7.30pm


Singing Group:
Will meet in Old St Mary’s on  Wednesday, 28th August 2019 @ 8.00pm. All are welcome to join us in choosing hymns for Sunday worship and other occasions


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 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 occasion 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 case of Baptism it is traditional to give a “gift-offering”. These fees go towards the upkeep of our historic buildings and other parish expenses. Fees are set by the Select Vestry.


Fundraising – There will be a meeting at the Rectory to plan for fundraising at 8.00pm on Thursday, 29th August. We cannot continue to rely on the off - chance that subscriptions to Assessment and collections can keep us afloat. It’s not working!! We have already proved that we can be more active; so, let’s get on with it! What we need is to keep up the momentum of the coffee morning earlier in the year.


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


                                      CHURCH SERVICES

Date

August
     Cahir
    
    9.30am
 Fethard

9.30am
Clonmel
  8.30am
11.00am
Tullameelan
    2nd Sunday
11.00am
11th August
          
       H.C.

  No Service
      H.C.
      M.P.

      H.C.
18th August
      
No Service
     
    H.C.
      H.C.
      H.C.
Worship in other church
25th August
      
       M.P.

No Service
      H.C.
Service of
   the Word
Worship in other church
1st September
    Harvest Thanksgiving
       @
7.30pm
     
       H.C.
     
      H.C.
      H.C.
Worship in other church











WednesdaysHoly Communion @10.30am in Old St Marys. Refreshments afterwards.


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 patron is our Diocesan Bishop. The school welcomes all children. It is under Church of Ireland management and the ethos of the school is Anglican/Church of Ireland.


EIO Surveys – Tullameelan and Inislounaght have now been surveyed. At some point we will receive a report.


Safeguarding Trust – The Diocesan Team/Panel have almost completed their training; which has been quite detailed! The 1st training days for members of parish panels and all who take part in child orientated activities have taken place in three venues; Leighlin, Enniscorthy and Waterford. Parish policies are being written and it can be taken for granted that Safeguarding Trust is now an integral part of parish life. This is not to be taken as yet another onerous duty but needs to be accepted, seen and implemented as our collective effort to ensure that all minors and vulnerable adults are “safeguarded” from abuse of any kind. To begin with, everybody needs to know who the panel members are! To do that you need to view the parish panel notice on your church notice board. In near future, a designated noticeboard will appear in each church in the diocese and it will display the necessary notices required for compliance.


Select Vestry – Will meet in Old St Mary’s on Friday, 6th September 2019 in Old St Marys, Clonmel @ 8.00pm


Ordination – On Friday, 13th September Ms Janet Findlay will be ordained Deacon for the Ordained Local Ministry by Bishop Michael in Leighlin Cathedral. Please pray for her and all ordained clergy.  


Holy Baptism – Falcon Karl David son of Talon & Pauline Walsh, Ontario, Canada was baptised in St Paul’s, Cahir on Saturday, 3rd September 2018 in the presence of his family. May he grow in faith and in the knowledge of his Lord.



The Ploughing Match – It’s our turn again to be part of this annual event. The venue is in the parish of Fenagh and our diocese will provide a prayer space, hospitality and an opportunity to tell people about our Church. People come in and ask questions, share in prayer and receive hospitality. If you’re  there, do come in for a chat or just time out from the crowd outside! It’s an opportunity for those of us present to proclaim Christ crucified.
The Mothers Union will have their own tent. They offer a space where mothers of babies and small children can have a place for nappy changing, feeding and a short time of respite. If you would like to give an hour or so of your time with us in the tent; just let me know!


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



Vocations Sunday – I cannot recall any effort before in the Church of Ireland where our Church actually took seriously the encouragement and promotion of  a life in the ordained ministry or those other ministries we take for granted. I wonder how many have any realisation of how our parish life is sustained day by day, Sunday by Sunday. We expect/assume that when we decide to go to Church the gates and doors will be open, that there will be somebody there to conduct the Service; preferably the Rector, that it will be warm and that we will receive what we expect.

It doesn’t work quite like that! To worship in Church, we need to have people with us, we need to know who does what, why do they do it, how did they get to do it in the first place, who pays for it all so that when we attend the doors are open, the lighting and heating work! Why do some not realise that others keep our life of worship alive. Yes, occasionally, Rectors got up and, more or less talked about the “availability” of an ordained life for those with a calling to it.
Other Churches have consistently and energetically promoted “Service to the Lord” for those who felt “called” .
So, on the 15th September, in each of our parishes throughout the Diocese we will come together to have a day of reflection, information and celebration of vocation to ministry. There will be one united Service in the morning in Old St Mary’s at 11.00am. It is for everybody!! It is an opportunity for all of us to find our place in the life and worship of our Church.

Saturday, June 29, 2019


Last month I indicated that we were approaching a situation where Lay Reader support would become rather difficult due to the lack of new candidates.
Unfortunately, we now find ourselves in that position; but not because of retirements. In part due to there being no Rector/Priest in Charge in Piltown, the availability of readers has diminished. That situation should reduce after the new Priest-in-Charge arrives at the end of August.

The Dean of Cashel is unwell and will be off duty for some time. This means that the Readers in Cashel Union will be fully occupied during that time. It is also Summertime and many will be away and unavailable.

The time has come for us to become “self – sufficient” It is not fair to expect anybody to get up out of their pew and read a Service “off the cuff” . So, I am offering Churchwardens and those who are willing to be of assistance a short “course” in why we use the format we have for worship and some guidance in how to read it with the congregation! We need to train more Diocesan Readers as well. Here in our parish  we had two Readers in the past. We have had nobody offering for some years. Those who would like to learn a little bit more about what we do and why we do it are also welcome; even if you do not want to lead worship!
So the first two dates –
 Friday, 12th July @ 8.00pm in the Rectory and
Friday, 26th July @ 8.00pm.
There will be more in the Autumn/Winter.

The annual Summer visitations to our Churches have begun. Volunteers to help with this would be a great help. An hour or two on one morning/afternoon of the week would help wonderfully.

                                      Barbara

 


CHURCH SERVICES



Date

  July
     Cahir
    
    9.30am
     Fethard
    
      9.30am
Clonmel
  8.30am
11.00am
Tullameelan
    2nd Sunday
11.00am
7th July
Trinity3
       
       M.P.
           
         H.C.
      H.C
      H.C.
Worship in other church
14th July
Trinity 4
          
       H.C.
     
         M.P.
      H.C.
      M.P.

      H.C.
21st July
Trinity 5
      
       M.P.
        
         H.C.
      H.C.
      H.C.
Worship in other church
28th July
Trinity 6
      
       H.C.

        M.P.
      H.C.
Service of
   the Word
Worship in other church
4th August
Trinity 7
      
       M.P.

         H.C.
      H.C.
      H.C.
Worship in other church


Pentecost Eve – I was delighted that 14 parishioners attended this event. Thank-you to Justin & Bigi for enabling it to happen. They volunteered to do it when they realised that I could not be there. I hope those who were present “enjoyed” the experience. We should give an enormous “Thank -you” to our Diocesan Communications’ Officer who is full of ideas; some of her best achievements so far have been her encouragement in getting us to do new things. The Pentecost videoing thanks to her, went so well when a group of clergy and lay members of the diocese spent a Sunday afternoon in Wexford dressing up and doing our version of the Coming of the Holy Spirit. We had fun doing it. And then the effort and skill with which she got it edited and helped us produce the Service in each parish in our Diocese.
I have the “stick” and, if you were unable to be there, we could replicate that Saturday evening in the near future.

WednesdaysHoly Communion @10.30am in Old St Marys. Refreshments afterwards.

Rev Canon George Knowd – Canon George was my immediate predecessor who arrived in Clonmel to a dilapidated Old St Mary’s, and Holy Trinity, Fethard which was not much better state. Both of these churches were in dire need of a serious “makeover”. The parishioners of Holy Trinity received a legacy which enabled the necessary repairs. In Old St Marys, Canon George led a team who transformed the church interior. It was a project that he led with energy and is a memorial to his enthusiasm and forthrightness. Sympathy goes to Gwen and his family. His funeral took place in Cashel Cathedral followed by  burial in Aghaboe Churchyard. May he rest in peace.


Schools Festival Service – This took place in the Cathedral in Waterford on Friday, 14th June 2019 @ 11.00am. The cathedral was filled with children, teachers and parents. The children from the six schools in our area sang, read, recited and in reality conducted the Service with the Rev Smyth keeping the momentum flowing. Our teachers and pupils played their part in a most professional way.


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 telephone number is available on the Parish Website


EIO Surveys – Holy Trinity, Fethard and Old St Mary's have now been surveyed by our insurance company. The other churches in the parish will be surveyed in the coming months.


Koln Philharmonia – Will perform in Old St Marys on Wednesday, 7th August  @8.00pm.


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


Special Diocesan Synod – As these notes are being written, preparations are being made for our special Synod tomorrow. We have not sat down and reviewed how we manage, maintain and review the life of our diocese for a very long time. So, tomorrow, 29th June 2019, the diocesan synod will meet in Kilkenny College to review all aspects of diocesan and parish life. It will be followed by some of us with the annual meeting of the “Friends” of St Canice’s Cathedral and the Cathedral Chapter will lead evensong later in the evening.


Parish BBQ –! This will take place this Sunday at the Rectory from about 1pm onwards. This is a fundraiser and the menu will include steaks. Charge €15, children free (up to 16yrs). All welcome

Safeguarding Trust – The Diocesan Team/Panel have almost completed their training; which has been detailed and quite detailed! The 1st training days for members of parish panels and all who take part in child orientated activities will be required to attend training in the coming months. Parish policies are being written and it can be taken for granted that Safeguarding Trust is now an integral part of parish life. This is not to be taken as yet another onerous duty but needs to be accepted, seen and implemented as our collective effort to ensure that all minors and vulnerable adults and particularly “safeguarded” from abuse of any kind. To begin with, everybody needs to know who the panel members are! To do that you need to view the parish panel notice on your church notice board.


Singing Group – Will meet to choose hymns for the coming weeks and to sing them and learn new hymns on Friday, 5th July 2019. One very good reason for joining us is; if you want your favourite hymn/s sung occasionally; being a member of this team helps!!


Harvest Thanksgivings 2019 -
Sunday, 1st September 2019 in Cahir @ 7.30pm
Sunday, 8th September 2019 – Tullaghmeelan @3.30pm
Sunday, 15th September 2019 – Fethard @ 7.30pm
Friday, 20th September 2019 – Clonmel @ 7.30pm

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