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,
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/


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).


What follows is Parish News..............

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Singing Group –

Fridays, 5th, 19th November @ 8.00pm in Old St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Clonmel. 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.

Bereavements –

Our sympathy goes to the Dowling family, Cahir on the death of a beloved daughter & sister during the summer.
Old St. Mary’s was filled by family and friends for the funeral service for Diana Christian Isabella Watson who died peacefully after a life lived to the full and in quiet & Christian service to her fellow human beings on 14th October. The service & burial were conducted by the Rector & the Dean of Cashel, her Rector. She was laid to rest with her husband, Sidney, at Inishlounaght. The her children, John and Sandra, and their families we offer our sincere sympathy.

May the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.

Training in Reading & Helping in Worship –

There was a small attendance at the session on 22nd October – we did some practise with the microphones and had a discussion about Holy Communion – The next session is on Friday, 26th November @ 7.30pm – This is for everybody and will include learning to use the microphone to best advantage. At Old St. Mary's, Church of Ireland, Clonmel

Select Vestry Meeting –

Our next meeting is on Thursday, 18th November 2010 in Old St. Mary’s Church, Clonmel @ 8.00pm. Please ring in your apology in advance if you can’t attend, not to is really not good manners and where a quorum does not attend results in those who do attend to have made a journey in vain. .A full attendance is expected.

Sunday, 5th December –

The bishop will celebrate Holy Communion in two churches in the parish on this day; not necessarily churches which would normally have Holy Communion on the 1st Sunday of the month – when the Bishop visits, he always celebrates ; it is his duty. There is no need for special arrangements as he shares with the rector in the stewardship of each parish.
I will know where he intends visiting in the coming weeks.

He and the Rector will go to St. Hugh’s, Kilvemnon after lunch on that day to remove the consecration from that church.

Clonmel Town Walls –

The work on Clonmel Town Walls at Old St. Mary’s has been completed and there is much improvement in their appearance.

Flowers & Cleaning Rotas–

The response to our appeal for the setting up of a cleaning rota and filling the flower rota at Old St. Mary’s, Clonmel has been really good. We have a few vacancies – and really the more the merrier because the amount needing to be done by each person will be less – if you have not volunteered, please do so! Participation does give a better sense of belonging and encourages everybody to work better for their Church.

Congratulations –

To Adam Clooney on gaining his BSc.

Confirmation 2011 –

The bishop has set the dates for next year’s Confirmation Services. We will be part of the service planned for Sunday, 21st May 2011 in Lismore Cathedral. One person has indicated their desire to be confirmed so far. Please give the Rector a ring or speak to her after Church soon – we will need to begin classes immediately after Christmas. If you are in 6th class or older (it’s never too late) and have not been confirmed ask now! – if you have not been baptised & would like to be and then conformed , just have a word with me!!

St. Mary’s Parochial School (Model School) s News–

The senior classroom did some safe cycling. It was very exciting and fun. We got a little bit wet, but we still had fun. We went over a ramp\see-saw, we did an obstacle course which in involved going in and out of some cones, the limbo and turning.

The cross country running in Marlfield is took place on Wednesday 11th of October.

Dave from the FAI has started soccer training with the senior room and will be coming for the next few weeks.

The junior classroom having been learning handling skills in P.E. and their throwing and catching is improving.

Canon Fryday came in and painted a lovely picture of the burning bush and the leaves were still green and the bark was still brown.

The senior classroom made Halloween costumes, it was really fun. We did some science projects, it was exciting.

The senior classroom went to the library because there was a story teller called Séan Ó Laoire there. We also went to the musical “Guys and Dolls” which two past students (Lauren Quigley and Ruari Doyle) were in, it was brilliant.

We are wondering if anyone would like some girl gerbils which Ellen owns. Contact c/o the school.

Newsletter material prepared by: Meghan, Ellen & David

Whist Drives –

These take place on the 2nd Friday of each month September –
April in the Sisters of Charity School hall @ 7.45pm
Friday, 12th November 2010
Friday 10th December 2010
Friday, 14th January 2011
Friday, 11th February 2011
Friday, 11th March 2011
Help with the suppers and more players- including beginners, welcome!!

Lent & Easter 2011 –

I received a leaflet with little projects to do on each day of Lent from one of our fellow parishioners – these will be distributed before Lent and I hope as many of you, particularly families, will try to follow the little challenges each day.

I will be putting the programme for Holy Week & Easter together during the coming weeks.

Drop in Coffee Time –

After the summer break they are back! Our next one will be on Saturday 27th November 2010 from 10am – 12.30pm. Just come along, have a cup of tea or coffee & a scone, meet each other, have a chat and, if you wish leave a small donation to the Hall Fund.

7th November 2010 –

This Sunday will mark the 30th anniversary of the Rev Iain Knox becoming Rector of Clonmel Group of Parishes. The Rev Iain will celebrate Holy Communion on that morning in Old St. Mary’s and will be joined by some colleagues who have either served with him or have been friends for some time.


(in aid of Hall Restoration)
Dunnes Stores, Oakville, Clonmel
A United Parish Fundraiser

Thursday, 2nd December – 10am – 6pm
Friday, 3rd December – 10am - 8pm
Saturday, 4th December - 10am – 6pm

Book your family slot with George – 086 8799150

4th Sunday –

This has concentrated very much on the children in the Parochial School for practical reasons. We do need to include the other children in the parish, so, in conjunction with planning the Kid’s Club, the inclusion of all children in the parish will be a particular focus.
I need some help with this – perhaps parents might furnish me with their mobile/email details and we can start from there – email would work better as it would be more interactive. Come on, get involved for your childrens’ sake – if we do nothing else we will ensure that everybody knows everybody else! Looking forward to getting a flood of emails!!

Christmas Flower Demonstration

Slievenamon Golf Club, Lisronagh

Tuesday, 30th November 2010

Proceeds to Parish Funds & Fethard Daycare Centre

Tickets €10 in advance
Contact Heather @ 0526131781

Carol Services 2010:

Sunday, 12th December – St Paul’s, Cahir @ 7.30pm
Friday, 17th December - Old St. Mary’s, Clonmel @7.30pm
Sunday, 19th December – Holy Trinity, Fethard @ 7.30pm

St. Canice’s Cathedral –

The Rector has been appointed Treasurer of the Chapters of St.Canice’s Cathedral & of St Laserian’s Cathedral, Leighlin. It is usual for members of the Chapter to preach in the cathedrals from time to time. This has not happened in St Canice’s for quite some time. The new Dean Katherine Poulton has put this back in place and my preaching Sunday is to be the 4th Sunday in February.

Diocesan Magazines –

Eleven publications appear every year and cost €30 for that period.
Each parish has a section and it is a great way to keep up with happening in the wider Church & the diocese. If you would like to receive it, contact the Rector with your €30 before 20th November 2010. Two “spares” are always available as “tasters” for those considering subscribing.

Dendrochronolgy –

Queen’s University, Belfast, have received permission to remove a small portion of the old roof timbers, which remain under the present roof of Holy Trinity, Fethard, in order to verify a previous inspection which dated the timbers at 1500AD. Permission was granted by the RCB; the legal owners of the building. This work will take place provided a Heritage Grant is obtained.

Concert Cancellations -

The concerts planned for Old St. Mary’s & Holy Trinity on 20th & 21st November have been postponed because of the cost for the performers to travel, with their instruments, from Germany. Thank-you to Jens & Nadja Buchwald for their hard work in trying to find a way for these events to take place. We hope it may happen in the future.

“Stella Days” –

During the next few weeks a low budget film will be shot in Fethard about a dispute between the parish priest of Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary, and his bishop in the 1950s over the priest’s introduction of a cinema in that small town. Holy trinity Church will be transformed, temporarily, into Borrisokane RC Church for the purposes of the film. Martin Sheen, who has roots in Borrisokane will star. During the filming, worship will continue on Sundays in the church as usual.

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