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

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

December 2017- January 2018

A Happy New Year to everybody!! During the coming year, it is to be hoped that we might see more of you at worship and participating in parish life!
A parish needs everybody to work together and to share in the life of the parish community. All are welcome. Don't be shy. Come along, best to introduce yourself to one person who will, I hope, introduce you to others.
We all have talents which we should share.
In the coming year, I hope we will leave behind us the past and move forward into the future.
Part of that needs to be a willingness to participate as a parishioner of the Union of Parishes in which we participate as one community of faith.
Each part of our parish has it's own culture and views. Its a pity we have been reluctant  to travel not so great distances to be together.
So, let's drive those few short kilometres to share and support each other’s events and acts of worship. You might be very surprised at the benefits we might reap in doing so!
Which church is below? If you have never seen this interior before; why not go to worship there at least once? Over the coming year the photo on the cover of your newsletter will be of a church building in our parish; closed or open!
                                Yours in Christ
                                                   Barbara



Cleaning & Flowers in our Churches – Please remember to do what you have  volunteered for. It is also important to please take your rubbish away with you . The boiler room has been thoroughly cleaned by some of your fellow parishioners; lets help keep it that way!


Envelopes & Assessment – The 2018 envelopes are now availableThis scheme only works if every envelope is filled whether you are in Church or not! They are not just for “church collection” when you attend, they are a way to make a committment to supporting the everyday expenses of heat & light and general maintenance, renovation and repairs, and, for some includes Sunday collection as well. Some fill their envelopes for ungoing expenses and make a further donation by way of direct debit or single payment towards the Assessment. How you do it is your choice, but at the end of the day, all the bills must be paid. We have cut costs as far as is possible in order to try to keep going, but we live 6 months in arrears! As a result of the “crash” of the late 1980s/1990s our investments were reduced to about 1/3 of what they were! And costs have gone up again! If you need to indicate where the contents of an envelope needs to go; please write “collect” or “Assess” on the back of the envelope. Please, do not attach other pieces of paper which can come loose!


Select Vestry Meeting – Will take place in Old St Mary's Church, Clonmel on Friday 19th January 2018 @ 8.00pm – You will receive a reminder by text some days before, please reply to it!


Rev Arthur Carter – A presentation was made to the Rev Arthur Carter at the Carol Service in St Paul's on Friday the 15th December 2017


Whist Drives – Friday, 12th January    @ 8.00pm sharp
                          Friday,   9th February  @ 8.00pm sharp
                          Friday,   9th March       @ 8.00pm sharp
We relie on donations of prizes in order to keep going – this is one of a few fundraisers we have during the year and is also an opportunity to socialise.
                  

Singing Group – Friday, 5th January 2018 @ 8.00pm in Old St Mary’s
Wed,   17th January 2018 @ 8.00pm in Old St Marys
Friday,  2nd February 2018 @ 8.00pm in Old St Marys
All are welcome to join in!


Christmas Fair – This was well attended in spite of the weather. We do not have a final result as of yet! Thank-you to those who supported their fellow parishioners who worked to make this event happen!


Greeting Cards – Greeting cards with pictures of all our 5 churches are available in each church at €2 each. The inside is blank to facilitate personal greeting.


Parish Records – At the moment we have a participant in the Tus scheme who is checking out database to ensure all entries in our registers have been recorded.


Recommissioning of Lay Readers – This took place in St Canice's Cathedral on Advent Sunday. Our Lay Readers play a very large part in the conducting of worship in our parishes. Without them, many of our churches would be closed on Sundays. The undergo a Level 7 course with six modules which is accredited to St Patrick's Pontifical College, Maynooth) It is quite challenging. If you would like to do the course for your own interest or with a view to becoming a Lay reader; speak to the Rector. As part of the recommissioning; Readers who were not previously Garda Vetted began the process. The recommisioning was preceded by a Quiet Day with the Bishop of Limerick; the Rt Revd Kenneth Kearon.
The ceremony included the Installation of Canon Brian O'Rouke as Prebenary of Killamery and the presentation of the Bishop's Adult Medal' which wa awarded to Ms Clare Jackson, Kilkenny.


Book Launch – Ms Aileen Acheson launched her 3rd book “Tales of the Copper Coast in Old St Mary's on 16th December 2017. Her old friend, Sean Healy, did the honours!


Welcome – We welcome a former Rector of Kilcooley back to our Diocese. The Rev Ian Cruickshank was Instituted to the Parish of Kilanne on 15th of December 2017.


CHURCH SERVICES



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

11.00am

Dec 31st
Central Service in Old St Mary's @ 11.00am
Jan 7th
Epiphany 1

M.P.

H.C.
H.C.
H.C.
Worship in
other church
Jan 14th
Epiphany 2

H.C.

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

H.C.
Jan 21st
Epiphany 3

M.P.

H.C.
H.C.
H.C.
Worship in other church
Jan 28th
Epiphany 4

H.C.

M.P.
H.C.
Service of the Word
Worship in other church
Feb 4th
2nd bef Lent

M.P.

H.C.
H.C.
H.C.
Worship in other church
Feb 11th
Sun Bef Lent

H.C.

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

H.C.
Feb 14th
Ash Wednesday
M.P.
@ 9.00am
       E.P.
@ 7.30pm
        H.C
@ 10.30am

Worship in other church


Wednesday Weekday Service – Service at 10.30am on Wednesdays in Old St Marys. Refreshments afterwards


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


Sunday Life -This is an hour-long programme on TippFm which is broadcast from 7- 8am on Sunday mornings. It usually comprises music, reading and interviews. We keep it light as most of our listeners have just woken up!


 Confirmation – The bishop will visit our parish to administor Confirmation on 22nd April 2018. If there is anybody who wishes to be confirmed (12 upwards), please speak to the Rector. Classes will begin in the Rectory at 4.00pm from 24th January 2018.


Diocesan Magazine – This is a monthly production of news and information on 10 months of the year. The cost is €40. Payment for some 2017 editions is still outstanding; talk to me.


Clergy Moving – The Dean of Ossory, the Very Rev Katherine Poulton has been appointed Rector of Julianstown, Co Meath. She has done tremendous work in St Canice's and Kilkenny Parish. We will be the poorer for her departure.
The Rev Robert Jones has been appointed Rector of Kiltegan Union of Parishes and will arrive during the Spring.


Rugby Club Concert – The church was full and the music was out of this world! Kelly Lonergan was in top form and the choir has gone from strength to strength.


The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Interest in this event has waned in recent years. We should take every opportunity to pray with other Christians in our troubled world. We have so much to share with those who interpret the Bible in a variety of ways, have a developed doctrine somewhat unlike us and who worship Almighty God in ways not familiar to us. On Sunday 28th January we are invited to share in an act of worship in which we will celebrate our common Christian faith in St Mary's Church, Cahir by kind invitation of the new Parish Priest, Fr Tom Rogers. Come along and share in this celebration. Our Lord prayed that we might all be one!


Local Ordained Ministry – The Church of Ireland has been considering this ministry for some time. It is about those who feel called to ordained Ministry; but not in the wider Church. This will involve an academic course that will be accredited to a theological institution combined with the support of the candidate's Rector who will tutor in practical theology and practice. It will certainly require time away from home and, from my own experience, a change in lifestyle at home and outside the home! This month's diocesan magazine has an article about it. The idea is that this ministry will be served in one's own parish; which in itself may prove, for some, to be challenging. It will not be a direct pathway towards fulltime ordained ministry.
I served my 1st two years of ministry in my own parish. If you wish to talk about it or a group wishes to discuss it; I am there to listen, guide and help in any way I can.


Carol Services – As this newsletter is being put together Carol Services have taken place in Cahir and Fethard.

In Cahir we had a truly ecumenical evening with the Parish Priest, Fr Tom Rogers, the Presbyterian Minister, Rev William Montgomery, a representative of  the Rockwell Community, Fr Matt and the Coptic Community being represented by Fr Dimitri. Maureen Purcell's choir were in full voice with the Suirvale Choir absent due to many of its members not yet being home for the festive season.

In Fethard, we had a full church with everybody in full voice. The Choral Society sang a number of festive carols and  also present were; Fr Liam Everard PP, Fr Izzy Donovan from the Abbey and Dean RB McCarthy; all of whom read. Thank-you to parishioners for the beautifully decorated churches and the sumptuous feasts before we went home!.


Inishlounaght , St Patrick’s ( Marlfield)– As you know, the avenue at Marlfield Church has been in need of refurbishment for some time. We were so grateful for the help we received from local people in clearing up the mess caused by Hurrican Ophelia.
Now our neighbour, Mr Clancy, who accesses his farmyard along the driveway has resurfaced the avenue. It looks great. We should never underestimate the kindness and generosity of others; especially our neighbours!

Saturday, December 2, 2017



 

Happy Christmas
                     &
A  Prosperous New Year


 From



The Rectory Family



Cleaning & Flowers in our Churches – Please remember to do what you have  volunteered for. And please take your rubbish away with you . The boiler room has been thoroughly cleaned by some of your fellow parishioners; keep it that way!

Envelopes & Assessment – The 2018 envelopes are now availableThis scheme only works if every envelope is filled whether you are in Church or not! They are not just for  “church collection” when you attend, they are a way to make a committment to supporting the everyday expenses of heat & light and general maintenance, renovation and repairs, and, for some includes Sunday collection as well. Some fill their envelopes for ungoing expenses and make a further donation by way of direct debit or single payment towards the Assessment. How you do it is your choice, but at the end of the day, all the bills must be paid. We have cut costs as far as is possible in order to try to keep going, but we live 6 months in arrears! As a result of the “crash” of the late 1980s/1990s our investments were reduced to about 1/3 of what they were! And costs have gone up again! If you need to indicate where the contents of an envelope needs to go; please write “collect” or “Assess” on the back of the envelope. Please, do not attach other pieces of paper which can come loose!


Select Vestry Meeting – Will take place in Old St Mary's Church, Clonmel on Friday 19th January 2018 @ 8.00pm – You will receive a reminder by text some days before, please reply to it!


Concerts -  In Old St Mary's Clonmel

Thursday 14th December - Christmas Concert organised by the Rugby Club @ 8.00pm


Whist Drives – Friday,   8th December @ 8.00pm sharp
                          Friday, 12th January    @ 8.00pm sharp
                          Friday,   9th February  @ 8.00pm sharp
                          Friday,   9th March       @ 8.00pm sharp
We rely on donations of prizes in order to keep going – this is one of a few fundraisers we have during the year and is also an opportunity to socialise.
   
              
Carol Services -
Friday, 15th December in St Paul's, Cahir @ 7.30pm
Sunday, 17th December in Holy Trinity, Fethard @ 7.30pm
Friday, 22nd December in Old St Mary's, Clonmel @ 7.30pm





Singing Group –    Wednesday, 13th December 2018 @ 8.00pm in Old St Mary's. All welcome!



Christmas Fair – BE THERE!! This annual event will take place on Sunday,  10th December 2017 from 1.00pm to approx 5.00pm in Old St Mary's, Clonmel. We expect that all parishioners will participate; either by their presence in assisting, supporting, contributing and facilitating various aspects of the event – you may introduce and present  your own particular contribution to making this a “Christmas” celebration of talent, enterprise and community interaction . We need contributions to stalls, help in organising & energising the event through your presence, preparation, providing and furthering opportunities that will have a good effect on local and wider enterprise in our wonderful County of  Tipperary.
The way forward for all of us is to grasp every opportunity to further the life and welfare of ourselves, our neighbours, family and those around us so that we can give hope, assistance & encouragement to a wider community. If you have a dream, begin with your local community!



Greeting Cards – Greeting cards with pictures of all our 5 churches are available in each church at €2 each. The inside is blank to facilitate personal greeting.


Parish Records – At the moment we have a participant in the rus scheme who is checking our database to ensure all entries in our registers have been recorded.


Rev Arthur Carter – The Rev Arthur has been a loyal and generous presence in our parish for many years, First of all, for some of you, he was a teacher and then Principal of Cahir Vocational School. Following his ordination to the Non -Stipendiary Ministry, he has served this parish and the wider diocese as a roving priest when needed;conducting worship with reverence and diligence. St Paul's, Cahir and St Mary's, Ballintemple (Dundrum) have been places he has served particularly with love and caring. He has be an enormous support and valued friend to me.
The Rev Arthur has decided to retire from Ministry at the end of this year. We hope and pray that he will be with us in the years to come and that he and Hillery will enjoy the freedom of retirement.  “Well done thou good and faithful servant”.



CHURCH SERVICES


 2017
Dec
-
Jan 2018
St Pauls, Cahir
    9.30am
Holy Trinity Fethard
9.30am
Old St Marys
Clonmel
8.30am
11.00am
Tullaghmeelan

11.00am

Dec 10th
Advent 2
H.C.
M.P.
H.C.
M.P.

H.C.
Dec 17th
Advent 3
M.P.
H.C.
H.C.
H.C.
Worship in other church
Dec 24th 
Advent 4
8.30am – H.C. in Old St Mary's, Clonmel
11.00am – Service of the Word in Holy Trinity, Fethard
11.30pm – H.C.  in St Paul's Church, Cahir
Dec 25th
Christmas
No Service
H.C.
H.C.
H.C.
Worship in other church
Dec 31st
Central Service in Old St Mary's @ 11.00am

Wednesday Weekday Service – Service at 10.30am on Wednesdays in Old St Marys. Refreshments afterwards


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


Route 66 – Our contribution came from our Harvest Collections and amounted to  €900.


Sunday Life -This is an hour-long programme on TippFm which is broadcast from 7- 8am on Sunday mornings. It usually comprises music, reading and interviews. We keep it light as most of our listeners have just woken up!


Confirmation – Eileen Collins was confirmed by Bishop mich on Sunday, 26th November 2017 in Lismore Cathedral in the company of nine younger people. It was a lovely occasion and a really good experience for everybody. Of course, it is never too late to make one's commitment to God in Baptism & Confimation.  We prayer that Eileen may grow in faith and in the love of her Lord.


Diocesan Magazine – This is a monthly production of news and information on 10 months of the year. The cost is €40. The December copies are now in our churches and I have assumed that those who normally order; are going to do so again. According to my notes, there are a few payments for 2017 still outstanding; please talk to me.


Mothers Union – Global Moment & Activism against Gender Violence –  First of all “Thank-you” to those who donated sponge bags filled with items for basic hygiene. They were donated to Cuan Saor here in Clonmel and to Social Services in Cashel.
Two people joined me for the lighting of the candle to begin the 16 days of activism against gender violence.
The vigil was conducted by Mrs Margaret Kingston, Diocesan Reader on 29th November in Old St Mary's.  We  prayed for an end to such violence and mis-treatment and for those who have and do still suffer in this way.


Welcome – We welcome the Rev Brian O'Rouke to Stradbally and wish him and his wife, Agnes, well in this new sphere of ministry; which includes partime in Stradbally & Waterford.
We also prepare to welcome to Rev Ian Cruickshank back to our diocese to serve in Killanne, Ferns and we will also be welcoming the Rev Robert Jones to Kiltegan in the New Year.


Lay Reading – Those who conduct worship in our parishes week by week and wear those blue scarves that distinguish them as Lay Readers, travel around Sunday by Sunday leading congregation large and small in worship. They undergo a Level 7 academic course, accredited by St Patrick's, Maynooth. This can be challenging; especially in the beginning. If you feel that God has called you to this ministry; your 1st call is the Rector.


Local Ordained Ministry – The Church of Ireland has been considering this ministry for some time. It is about those who feel called to ordained Ministry; but not in the wider Church. This will involve an academic course that will be accredited to a theological institution combined with the support of the candidate's Rector who will tutor in practical theology and practice. It will certainly require time away from home and, from my own experience, a change in lifestyle at home and outside the home! This month's diocesan magazine has an article about it. The idea is that this ministry will be served in one's own parish; which in itself may prove, for some, to be challenging. It will not be a direct pathway towards fulltime ordained ministry.
I served my 1st two years of ministry in my own parish. If you wish to talk about it or a group wishes to discuss it; I am there to listen, guide and help in any way I can.


Carol Services – With Christmas at a weekend and the Lay Readers' being licenced on the evening of Advent Sunday, for a further period, and our Christmas Fair on the 2nd Sunday of Advent we are a bit short on dates for Carol Services. So, there are some changes from previous years:


St Paul's, Cahir –               Friday, 15th December @ 7.30pm
Holy Trinity, Fethard -      Sunday 17th December @ 7.30pm
Old St Mary's, Clonmel -  Friday, 22nd December @ 7.30pm
Please support your fellow parishioners and attend their Carol Services!

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