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

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Select Vestry Meeting –

Next meeting – Tuesday, 18th January 2011 @ 7.00pm in the Rectory – main items on Agenda finance & repairs to Rectory following water damage.

Singing Group –

Friday 21st January & 4 February in Old St. Mary’s, Church of Ireland, Clonmel @ 8.00pm. 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.

Sunday Life –

The programme planned for Christmas Day did not happen because some of us were unwell, I had lost my voice, and there were too few to achieve the
whole purpose of the planned programme.
The Rector did regain her voice in time to record the programme for 2nd January 2011

Flowers & Cleaning –

The response to our appeal for the setting up of a cleaning rota and filling the flower rota at Old St. Mary’s 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.

Easter 2011 –

The bishop has asked us to celebrate Easter in a special was this year. The Rev Dr Richard Buxton, Wales will be coming to us in Holy Week to pray and meditate with us. On Palm Sunday we will have a central service & we will, weather permitting, hold a “Way of the Cross” around the walls of Old St Mary’s – banners etc will be made by children & adult of the parish.

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. 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!

Church of Ireland Gazzete –

This publication is published weekly and is but one of three such weekly magazines within the Anglican Communion. It keeps members up to date with what is going on on our island. It arrives, usually every Thursday, except for two editions in July/August. Subscription is €40 per annum (includes postage of bundle)– orders are teken by the Rector & subscriptions for those who already receive it are now due.

Christmas Day –

The weather wasn’t quite as awful as last year, but it was really cold.

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!!

Vacancies –

As we begin 2011, there are some changes in our diocesan clergy.

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.

Kids Club

Our next Youth event will be announced shortly.
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.

Drop in Coffee morning –

Our next one will be when the redecoration & repairs made necessary by the flooding of the rectory (after the thaw)have been completed.

Re-ordering of Old St Mary's –

I hope that in 2011 we will learn to sit closer together and
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......................”

New publication –

We look forward to the publication of the Rev Iain Knox’s latest updating of the succession of clergy.
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.

Flower Arrangement Demonstration –

In spite of bad weather and its consequences, the proceeds of the night came to €500.

A huge thank-you is due to Heather Bailey and her helpers for all her efforts and for the lovely supper.

Bag Pack –

Like the flower demo, this was a success and thanks is due to George Hogg
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.

Holy Baptism –

Recbecca Imogen Hislop, daughter of Owen & Wendy and sister of George, Alice, William & Peter and grand-daughter of David & Mary, was baptised by the Rector in Tullaghmeelan Church on Sunday, 19th December. May she grow in the faith of our lord Jesus Christ.

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