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

Sunday Service Podcast - Tap/click on photo

Sunday Service Podcast - Tap/click on photo
Latest Sunday Service podcast from Clonmel Union of Parishes

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Sunday 22nd March Mothering Sunday - Lent 4

nearly there with making own podcast, for now we might this Sunday join  our neighbouring
 union in prayer using Dean Field's short order of morning prayer for this Sunday.

Please follow link to listen
https://soundcloud.com/user-175290171/an-order-for-morning-prayer-for-mothering-sunday-lent-4

Friday, March 13, 2020

All Church Services Cancelled 15th & 22nd March 2020

With further reflection in this changing times.. and observing all guidelines... and the directive issued from the Church of Ireland House of Bishops...

All Church Services in Clonmel Union of Parishes are cancelled for Sunday's 15th, and 22nd March 2020

It is my duty to celebrate Holy Communion on every Sunday; so I will
celebrate the Lord's Supper for the parish in private in Old St Mary's.


Please remember there are broadcast and online options, and I have posted a list of Broadcast and Online options for this Sunday below.

I would be grateful if you could share this update to those members of our community who are not online.

Hoping everybody is free of symptoms; but, please, if in doubt, ring your medical practitioner immediately.

Please pray for those who are suffering in any way at this time and, please, inform those who do not use computers or mobile phones - just make sure as many as possible get this message.

I am as per the Church of Ireland guidelines available for pastoral calls on both phone and online.

May the Lord bless you.
Barbara
updated 7.30pm Friday 13th March 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020

Newsletter February 2020


One month of 2020 has passed very quickly! As the evenings become brighter and we have more light hours the garden beckons and the grass-cutting season is imminent.
I would like to see more of you participating in parish life. It’s not all about attending Church on Sunday morning; it is about building a community where we have fellowship and friendship.
We appear to have made some progress in this already this year.
We have a rather dilapidated hall; which needs renovation. We put a new roof on it some years ago and seem not to have had the energy to bring it back to being an asset to parish and community life. All it takes is a coming together with a goal in sight; a goal which would not only benefit our parish life but also the wider population.
Let us build on the coffee morning last year when we came together and raised a considerable amount for our hall. Another coffee morning is being planned; but we need to do more.
We cannot leave this to one or two; but let us come together as a united parish, sit down and plan and from that enrich our parish life and community so the we can truly say; “We are a united parish”.
                                                         Barbara


Select Vestry – This is a group of people who are elected at the General Easter Vestry to make decisions for the life of our parish. The General Easter Vestry is open to everybody; it can be a good way of learning about the parish you have become a member of. Everybody over the age of 18yrs has a right to be elected to the Select Vestry! Why not come along on 17th April 2020; if for no other reason than to learn about how our parish is governed. They “manage” our finances, oversee and make decisions for the upkeep of our buildings and their contents; known as “Three Fs; which are Fabric (buildings), Furnishings and Finance and  this is what the Select Vestry’s brief is! So, in order to do all of this it collaborates with the Diocesan Rural Deans, the Diocesan Architect and our Councils and Synods. We have some vacancies; so if you would like to be better involved in the life of our parish or to learn more about the parish to which you belong; why not come along on 17th April 2020 to Old St Marys @ 8.00pm; if for no other reason than to learn about how our parish is governed.

Reading in Church – 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 prayer book/script. Those participating will be encouraged to write their own prayers which will be included during their leadership.
Thank-you also to those who read in our churches and to those who, when nobody turns up to lead worship, step up to ensure all present can fulfil their Sunday obligation!
If you would like to be part of any of these teams; just ask. Training will be provided.


Mary Cunningham – Our sincere sympathy goes to Mary’s family. Mary arrived in this parish some years ago with her family.
She immediately embraced our culture and life. She transformed Tullameelan with her energy, faith and desire to make it the best place of worship in the parish. Her last “gift” was the 1st Carol Service in that church before Christmas 2019. The whole community was involved! It was an amazing evening. She unfortunately, spent her last Christmas in hospital and the care she received in South Tipperary General Hospital was excellent. Her funeral Service took place in a full church and cremation took place in Cork. To David and her family we offer our sincere and heartfelt sympathy. She will be remembered in Tullameelan every time we look at the wooden cross she gifted for the altar. May she rest in peace and rise in glory

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. We still await our date!
This will also require a coming together to review that recommended.


Rural Deanery Inspections – These should occur annually; but have not for some time. They involve the Rural Dean arriving at the Rectory to be greeted by the Rector and Glebewardens. The Dean brings a collection of forms and information; such as a complete list of all the “silver” in the parish safe, forms to record the condition of each building in the parish; churches, halls, rectory and any other property. In the case of the “church plate”(the “silver”) the RCB keeps a record of everything that should be in the safe!! These will take place between now and Easter! It usually takes all day for each parish and the Rector and Glebewardens need to be available if possible!! I am a Rural Dean and, so will be “missing” for some days in the coming month.

  
CHURCH SERVICES February 2020

Date

Holy Trinity
Fethard
9.30am
Old St Marys
Clonmel
8.30am
11.00am
St Paul's
Cahir
9.30am
Tullameelan
Knocklofty
11.00am
2nd February
     
       H.C.
      H.C.
      H.C.
    
     M.P.
No Service
9th February
     
      M.P

      HC
      M.P.
    
     H.C.
  
     H.C.
16th February
  
      H.C.

      H.C.
      H.C.
    
     M.P.

No Service
23rd February
     
     M.P.
      H.C.
Service of the Word
     
     M.P.

No Service
1st March
      H.C.

      H.C.
     M.P.
No Service

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.



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!


Confirmation – Confirmation will take place for our Union of Parishes  in Tullameelan Church on Sunday, 19th April 2020 @11.00am. 
The only other Service in the parish on that morning will be Holy Communion @8.30am in Old St Marys. Confirmation is an important event in life of Church members and, as, fellow parishioners, we have a duty to be there and to support our young candidates.
There is still time to have preparation and to be confirmed if you have not been already. It’s never too late! All you need to do is ask or telephone the Rector.


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” immediately after the Baptism . These fees go towards the upkeep of our historic buildings and other parish expenses. Fees are set by the Select Vestry. Payment in the case of funerals should be given to the undertaker and for weddings in advance.

Weddings – There are fees for this special occasion in peoples’ lives, and they should be paid before the wedding takes place. You need to give, at least, three months notice to the civil registrar at the County Clinic in order that the civil papers can be issued.


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 is under Church of Ireland management and the ethos of the school is Anglican/Church of Ireland.    For enrolments please contact the Parochial School: Ms Rosemary Wallace (Principal) Tel 052 6127876
                                                                                                                                 


Whist Drives –These evenings take place on the 2nd Friday of the month from October to March in the Sisters of Charity School -opposite Old St Mary's @ 7.45pm sharp. All welcome

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Newsletter January 2020




I do hope you had a lovely and peaceful Christmas and New Year. Thank-you to those who decorated the churches and supported the Carol Services.


Barbara
                               CHURCH SERVICES


2019
Jan -Feb
St Pauls
Cahir
9.30am
Holy Trinity
Fethard
9.30am
Old St Marys
Clonmel
8.30am
11.00am
Tullaghmeelan

11.00am
5th January

M.P.

H.C.
H.C
 H.C.

12th January

H.C.

M.P
H.C.
         M.P.

 H.C.
19th January

M.P.

H.C.
H.C
 H.C.

26th January

H.C.

M.P
 H.C.
         M.P

2nd February

M.P.

H.C.
H.C.
         H.C.

9th Feburary

M.P.
 M.P.
         M.P
H.C.
Every Wednesday


10.30am HC







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

Singing Group - will practice in Old St Mary’s on Friday 17th January at 8pm. New members welcome... Drop in on night or contact Rector.

Safeguarding Trust – There are policies required for all aspects of this.
 Every aspect of Church life is covered! The one regarding  photography is that none of us may take a photograph of a minor (under 18yrs) without the permission of a parent/guardian. The publication of photographs is covered under Data Protection. Yes, the world has changed and we must also change!! It’s not something dreamed up by “the Church” or any other organisation; it is for the protection of minors and vulnerable adults and seeks to ensure the safety of all!! In the coming weeks and months there will be further information and training for everybody. The diocesan committee that will oversee all aspects of Safeguarding will meet in the coming weeks to plan what we all need to do!


Hospital Visiting – There has been no change with regard to the HSE’s decision  to take the view that in informing hospital chaplains of details of those in hospital they are creating a breach of Data Protection! So, we continue to depend on patients or their families to inform us of loved one who are patients. The alternative is for the patient to ask for the chaplain to visit. The only time hospital staff would ring the chaplain, in the past, was when they considered a patient to be very seriously unwell.
It might be helpful to those of us who are chaplains to know whether there is still a space on the “admittance” form for the patient or for their to family to identify the patient’s religion. Might I ask if you or your loved one is being admitted into hospital and is asked for identify their religion that somebody asks for the purpose of the question before completing the form.
Those of us who are trying to sort this out need as much information as possible in order to make progress. Please, do be aware that if you do not want the chaplain to visit, you are entitled to make it clear to staff. We do not wish to intrude on anybody who would prefer not to see the chaplain. In the case of nursing homes, we would ask to visit a patient by name; so, in order for me to know who is in a nursing home somebody has to inform me.

Whist Drive – Friday 10th January 7.45pm, main Hall Sister of Charities School, Mary St. All level of player welcome...

Select Vestry – 8pm , Old St Mary’s, Friday 24th January.

Commissioning of Diocesan Readers
Emma Purser 7.30pm January 12th in Stradbally Co Laois
Daniel Fleming  7.00pm 19th January in Lismore Cathedral

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