Rector: The Rev Canon Barbara Y. Fryday
Clonmel Union of Parishes, Parish Office :
7, Linden Lea,
Tel: 052 619 05 97
Mobile: 086 275 07 35
Clonmel Union of Parishes Website www.clonmel.lismore.anglican.org
Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory Website http://cashel.anglican.org/
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).
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Sunday, 12th September – Tullaghmeelan
Sunday, 19th September – Holy Trinity, Fethard
Friday, 24th September – Old St. Mary’s
New voices are always welcome –whether you want to sit near the organ or not! We practise well known hymns etc and learn new ones.
The decision to make this request to the bishop came after some years of debate, reluctance and indecision – it is a very serious decision to make. The church, as it stands, is in remarkably good condition for such an unloved and neglected place of worship – most parishioners did not know where it is and many still do not. There is also a ruinous schoolhouse and residence on the site and a small, beautifully tended cemetery. The font is no longer in the building and the Holy Table is in a dreadful state.
The Bishop will decide when he will come to remove the consecration and, then, it is for the Select vestry to decide what it will do with the building.
the Church of Ireland rectors.
As with all such agencies, the recession is making enormous demands on funds and the trustees want to be in a position to help as many as possible. .
The House of Bishops has decided that Protestant Aid should seek more subscribers and that request is within the envelope in your newsletter – The smallest donation will help some family in a moment of dire need.
These envelopes have been sent to the rectors of our Church, North & South, for distribution. I do hope that as many of you as possible will respond and help to bring relief to those who really do find themselves in such difficulties as we would not wish on anybody.
Harvest Thanksgiving collections will go to this project which seeks to
provide clean water ; especially to those on the African continent who need it so badly.
2. Harvest Festival of Flowers, St Paul’s Church 3rd – 5th September
To that end, there will be a series of fundraisers in the coming Autumn/Winter season. Apart from making the building fit for parish use, we also hope that we will be able to rent it out for the use of other organisations.
FUNDRAISING IN AID OF ST MARY’S HALL RESTORATION
Barbeque – Saturday, 17th July In conjunction with Lodge 44, Clonmel, a barbeque at the Rectory – €15, children free – tickets from Bob Savage or the Rector!
Concerts – Tipperary Gospel Choir
Banna Cluain Meala - dates later
It is important that all parishioners contribute to our efforts – it is your hall and without it, it is difficult to really bring our parish to life
Congratulations are also due to Penny Nash whose really great interpretation won the 1st prize in the 6th class category.
The standard of artwork in our school entries was exceptionally high this year. Thank you, teachers, for the time, encouragement and effort put into so much of the extra-curricular work done in school.
We are having a very slow response to our “Jack & Jill” project – collecting old mobile phones for charity and towards buying an inactive whiteboard for our school – the box is in Old St. Mary’s or you can give your donations to parents, teachers or pupils of our school.
The winner of the photographic competition was Bill Lalor – the place
was the grounds of Holy Trinity, Fethard.
This is new Certificate in Christian Studies for all diocesan lay readers- in-training and for those who wish to do the course for their own purposes
You will be informed when we have application dates for the course – any adult may apply to do the course – it will carry transferable credits within the European 3rd Level system.
people of God at work in our parish.
In July, we will begin to put together the teams required to make the Harvest Festival of Flowers a success – it will require help from parishioners from every part of our parish – volunteers would make the task easier!!
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Mrs Hilary Carter
Miss Yvonne McClintock
Mrs Shirley Clooney
Mr George Hogg
Mrs Heather Bailey
Mrs Thelma Griffith
Mr Mark Tarleton
Mr Jens Buchwald
Rector’s Ken Harris
Peoples’ Duncan Levie
Chairman - The Rev Canon Barbara Y. Fryday
Licenced Priest – The Rev James Mulhall
Mrs C Quaid Mrs Joan Bridge
Mr Bob Savage Mrs Mary Cunningham
Mr Rob Clifford Mr J Chamney
Mrs Audrey Duncan Mr Alan Harte
Mrs Pearl O’Keeffe Mrs Jenny Nash
Mrs D Stokes Mrs Andrea Harte
Secretary: Mr John Chamney
Treasurer: Mrs Caroline Quaid
Clonmel Audrey Duncan
Cahir Pearl O’Keeffe
Fethard Rosemary Ponsonby
Tullaghmeelan Mark Tarleton
Members of Diocesan Synod
John Chamney; Malcolm Duncan; James Mulhall; Roy Johnston; Caroline Quaid
Supplemental Members of Diocesan Synod
St. Michael & All Angels, Abbeyleix on 20TH June @ 3.00pm and for The Revs Ruth West, Ivan Dungan & Christine Smyth who will be ordained priest in Waterford Cathedral on 30th May @ 4.00pm
for the purpose for which they are given, from now, all donations/subscriptions to this fund will be put into a separate account.
The due date for our having the monies in the diocesan account by 31st December means that many find it very difficult to write cheques or make donations to the live ministry coming up to Christmas. You may make a donation t any time that suits you, it will be recorded and you will receive an account of your giving for the year early in 2011 and you will be credited with making your donation in parish records. If your donations for any year are over €250, you may take part in the tax relief scheme, which further benefits the parish – ask the Rector or treasurer for details.
ordained priest 30th May in Waterford Cathedral – The Bishop will ordain Alex Purser, Carlow Group of Parishes deacon on 20th June in Abbeyleix to serve in that parish. Please pray for all of them and for Jim &Brendan, from our diocese,who are at present studying in our Theological Institut
The Marshall Beresford Fund has awarded us €1,600 towards the cost – we were unable to apply for a Heritage Grant due to the urgency of the works.
We have now applied to the Heritage Council for a grant to clear the bell tower of pigeon debris, repair and fix the louvres and make the tower bird-proof. There are some small repairs required on the roof as well.
Our school continues to be a hive activity. We are now into the last term of the academic year and those in 6th class are certainly eagerly awaiting their transition to 2nd Level education. We look forward to hearing the results of the Bishop’s Poster Competition – results are usually given to teachers at their conference with the bishop on Holy Thursday.
The Rector brushed up on her teaching skills with a day subbing in the junior room – all survived the experience!
The pupils took part in a Skipathon on 23rd April.
We have decided to take part in the project of the Jack & Jill Foundation – they collect old and recycle mobile phones and hope to collect enough to enable us to buy an interactive whiteboard – it is a spaceage blackboard that really enables teachers to present lessons in an interactive way aided by a computer. There is a box in Old St. Mary’s – for other congregations, might I suggest you give your contributions to the Rector or a parishioner, bring them to church or drop them into old St. Mary’s when in Clonmel. – we need 500 – we have 70.
Last month’s winners were:
1st Prize – Mr James Carrick
2nd Prize – Mr George Hogg
3rd Prize – Robert Bailey
Special Draw – Mrs Frances Stafford
While some take on “formal” offices, everybody shares in the work of our parish.
In Tullaghmeelan there is no change and, in Cahir, we welcome Yvonne as Peoples’ Churchwarden and Hilary has increased her number of terms as Rector’s warden by one more.
Welcome to the newcomers to the Select Vestry and thank-you to those who are taking a well-deserved rest.
We have much to do in our parish – so, please pray for our Select vestry and do all you can to promote the unity of our parish and its welfare as best you can.
St Paul’s , Cahir Fundraisers 2010
1. “Summer Colours” – a demonstration of making hanging baskets, window baskets at Kilcoran Lodge Hotel on Wednesday, 19th May 2010 @ 8.00pm – Admission €10
2. Cake Sale with Bring & Buy & Bric-a-BracSunday, 6th June 2010
3. Harvest Festival of Flowers, St Paul’s Church 3rd – 5th September
Good news is that the painting project has benefited from a grant of €1,200 from the Marshall Beresford Fund.
A little noise (the reason most parents say they don’t bring their children to church) is of no consequence. All are welcome.
the attendances in Clonmel were up on other years. We moved chairs up near the sanctuary so that we could be closer together and the response to this was very good.
The paschal candles were lit in the grounds of Old St. Mary’s, as is usual, on Easter Eve. Tristan Buchwald was chosen to ask the traditional question at the beginning of the ceremony and the scouts provided the fire. Once again, the congregation was larger than previous years.
Our churches were beautifully decorated for Easter Day. Thank-you to the arrangers.
Tristan, Gideon & Caleb made her baptismal vows and was baptised by
the Rector on Easter Monday. Like her elder brother, two years ago, she asked to be baptised, was diligent in her classes and received her first Holy Communion in Tullaghmeelan Church on Low Sunday. May she continue to grow in faith.