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, January 9, 2011
whole purpose of the planned programme.
The Rector did regain her voice in time to record the programme for 2nd January 2011
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. As the spares have rarely been used, they have not been ordered this year.
The December issue was very late as the courier who delivers them was unable to get out of the seaside resort of Courtown Harbour because of the snow and ice!
If you have not given the rector your subscription for the magazine, please do so soon!
It was so cold, it was impossible to heat old buildings.
The attendance in St Paul’s was small on Christmas eve. This wasn’t surprising as driving conditions were not good and temperaures were as low as -11C.
I Really admired those who got up and braved the cold for the early Service in old St Mary’s!
The journey to Fethard wasn’t as bad as I anticipated, but the gas boiler had frozen at the church. The congregation was the largest for some years and we really did “draw close” – as close as could, in the sanctuary, choir and at the front of the church. We didn’t delay. I hope it won’t put people off coming more often in future.
Old St Mary’s had an average Christmas days attendance, and the spirit was good.
Afterwards the Rector visited 3 people in the hospital.
During the previous week she brought holy Communion to those who are visited and receive Holy Communion at home during the year.
On St Stephen’s morning I drove to Tullaghmeelan feeling Spring had come.
The -11C of the day before had changed to + 8, and at one point for about a kilometre it was +9! The numbers in Tullaghmeen were small – it is always a challenge to get people to go to church two days running!!
Canon Nancy Gillespie, former Rector of Stradbally, Co Laois, has taken up duty as Priest-in-Charge of Killeshin.
The Rev Hilary Dungan will leave Portlaoise Parish for pastures new at the end of February and The Rev JP Kavangh, former Rector of Kells, has taken up duty a chaplain in DIT.
Please pray for these parishes as they experience change and pray also for the Boards of Nomination who will meet in the coming months to appoint new Incumbents.
Once again each child will get notice. (if you are not on the rectors list please make contact)
Thank-you, parents for your support and it is so lovely that so many of you are interested in your children taking part.
Of course our dates won’t suit everybody and that can’t be helped.
Some more offers of doing the safeguarding trust course necessary and the garda vetting etc towards being a youth worker would be so welcome!
The more qualified youth workers we have the more flexible our event dates can become.
nearer the celebrant or the person conducting worship. It takes a bit of getting used to when we have traditionally sat in the same pew for years. In the past people did sit in “family pews which they “bought” and maintained.
We are supposed to be worshipping together and it was never intended, especially by Cranmer, that the celebrant at Holy Communion should be separate, “high and lifted up behind rails” or remote from the congregation. He brought the Holy Table to the centre of the aisle around which all were to gather. The rails & the Holy Table against the East wall became the norm in the 17th century in order to keep the pet dogs of the faithful away from the bread & wine!
Please do what Cranmer’s BCP liturgy says “Draw near to receive the body of our Lord Jesus Christ......................”
When his update of that of Cashel & Emly appears in print, the succession of clergy up to very recent years will be complete.
Much credit is due to him & his friend the Rev David Crooks for their contribution to this massive task. These lists can never be truly complete and will always be a work in progress.
A huge thank-you is due to Heather Bailey and her helpers for all her efforts and for the lovely supper.
who organised it, right down to our hi-vis jackets which will be handy in the
€2,200 was raised for our hall restoration fund and another bag-pack is
planned for the same time this year.
More participants will bring in a large amount. It is a great way to profile our Church & to meet lots of lovely people.