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, October 7, 2012

Singing Group –

Friday, 19th, Thurs, 1st & 16th & 30th November in Old St Mary’s @ 8pm
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 addition of bass/alto etc would enhance our efforts!

Select Vestry –

Next meeting is on Tuesday, 23rd October 2012 @ 8.00pm in Old St Mary’s, Clonmel – the Secretary will text members in advance – please respond to the text by text or call.

Holy Baptism -

Isabel infant daughter of Robert & Aga Hughes in St Patrick’s Church,
Inishlounaght on Sunday, 30th September 2012. May she grow in the
knowledge & love of her Lord.

Bereavements –

Marion High was very unwell for the last number of years and died peacefully in St Anthony’s Unit, STGH on 17th September 2012. She had donated her body to medical research. A memorial Service will take place in Old St Mary’s on Saturday, 3rd November @ 2.00pm. Our sympathy goes to her daughter Emma, son-in-law, Tommy & grandchildren Callum, Victoria & Connor.

Peppa Petchy died peacefully at home following a long illness on 17th September 2012. Cremation took place at the Island, Cork. Our sympathy goes to her husband, Derek, and her daughter. My thanks goes to the Dean of Cashel & the Rev Arthur who took care of these families in my absence.

Susanne Oprey died on 4th October 2012 and her Funeral Service will take place in Holy Trinity, Fethard on Wednesday, 10th October 2012 @ 11.30am, followed by cremation at the Island, Cork.

May they rest in peace.

4th Sunday Service, Clonmel –

This Service of the Word is mostly conducted by the
children in the Parochial School. Parents should make every effort to bring their children to this Service, at least, each month. Sunday, 28th October, Old St Mary’s, Clonmel @ 11.00am is our next date.
Children attending other schools are welcome and can be given a part in the Service by making contact with the Rector, at least on week before – once we get to the Wednesday before the Service, the parts are allocated within the school – the initiative needs to be yours!

Keeping our Churches open to Visitors –

The churches in our 3 towns are open to visitors while Fás/Tús participants are present; usually on a few mornings per week. We really should try to ensure that they are open during business hours. I sat in Old St Mary’s on a small number of days during July/August for a few hours and was astounded at how many people came in. There are a number of reasons why this should be: so that people can just visit, spend some quiet time there, pray and make it part of their vacation. Donations from these visits would also help. Volunteers, plese, to put rotas in place from next Easter onwards, at least!

Harvest Thanksgivings –

The Rev Dr Stanley Monkhouse, Rector of Portlaoise preached an inspiring and challenging sermon in St Paul’s, Cahir on 23rd September. Thank-you, to those who provided the sumptious refreshment afterwards, to Dr David and Maureen Ahearne and her choir for leading the music and to those who decorated the church.
The schoolchildren presented their gifts and recited a poem at the beginning of the Harvest Thanksgiving in Old St Mary’s. The mayor read the 1st reading. Our preached the Very Rev Maria Jansson began ill the previous night and ,so, the Rector stepped into the breach. Geralrd Flynn played the organ and we thank him, the choir, decorators and parents and parishioner who provided a feast afterwards.
Mrs Margaret Kingston preached in Holy Trinity, Fethard on 30th September. Thank-you , to John Tuohy who played the organ, those who provided another sumptious repast after the Service and those who decorated the church. There was some very effective re-cycling done with regard to the floral arrangements between the churches this year.
On Sunday, 30th September, the 5th Sunday Service took the form of a Harvest Eucharist. Decoration were brought by parishioners, we sang joyfully, but went home or to other places for lunch!
Harvest Thanksgiving takes place in Tullaghmeelan on Sunday, 14th October 2012 @ 3.00pm.

Thanks –

We are grateful the Mrs Rosie Wynne-Finch has paid the balance on the
restoration of the Glengall memorial, which means the parish were relieved of any cost. Graves, memorials etc remain the property and care of the family in perpetuity

Confirmation 2013 –

It is now time to put your name forward if you wish to be confirmed in 2013. There are two possible candidates so far. The Bishop decides on the dates for Confirmation in the Diocese during the coming weeks. Please let me know as soon as possible as once dates & venues are assigned they normally cannot be changed.

Green Parish Matters –

In Old St. Mary's Clonmel we have a recycling system – read the signs beside the sink and follow the instructions – PLEASE LEAVE NO FOOD IN ANY BIN OR BAG!

School Applications –

The next date for application for entry in to the Parochial School is
March 2013 – however new families to the parish should contact
the school at 0526127876 when they arrive in the area.

Bishop Michael’s Bishops Appeal Collection –

During the last five years Bishop Michael has embarked on novel ways of raising funds for those in need in other parts of the world. Well, he is off on his travels around the diocese again! This timethe project is “Educate for Life” and it seeks to build schools etc in Swaziland & Rwanda (Africa) He will visit the parish on Saturday, 13th October @ 4.30pm – The venue will be St Paul’s Church, Cahir.

The Shrapnel Fund –

Jam jars, boxes & plastic bags filled with coins continue to
be accepted towards the Assessment by Shirley & myself.

Safeguarding Trust & Youth Work –

Good news is that there are two volunteers to enable us to begin Sunday School!!! – we need at least one more. There will be some training, Garda Vetting and the Declaration of Safeguarding Trust to be completed, but we appear to be moving forward on this matter, at last!

Bag-Packs –

We are now on the “cancellation” lists at Dunnes Stores, which means if
another charity cancels their bag-pack we could be called to fill the gap.

Re-Opening of the Old Bridge –

The Oldbridge, Clonmel was officially re-opened by the Mayor, Mr Billy Shoer, on Sunday, 23rd September. Unfortunately an individual severely damaged one of the wonderful glass panels hours after in was re-opened to traffic some weeks ago. It is well worthwhile to walk across it and view the river ,the weir and Lay Blessington’s bath.

Whist Drives –

Whist Drives – Thank-you to those who areteaching others to play whist – contact Heather
Bailey if you would like to learn

Friday, 12th October – Sister of Charity Schhol Hall @ 7.45pm
Friday, 9th November 2012- Monster Whist Drive at usual venue – prizes, donations
etc welcome

Friday, 14th December – Christmas Drive

All proceeds of whist drives go to Assessment.

School Board of Management

Training of the Primary School Boards of Management:
This has now been completed with the final two modules presented to good attendance this week. Members who did not attend can access the presentation printouts through the Rector.

Entente Florale –

Clonmel was awarded a silver medal and was just a few marks short of a gold. This is an amazing achievement for our town and Old St Mary’s played a major role in achieving this result – well done to all who work throughout the year to keep our church & its grounds so well during the year! Take a bow!!

Antique Roadshow –

This fundraiser raised €800 and Sheppards were pleased with the day.

Thank-you to Derek & Heather Bailey who arranged for us to have it at Annsgift (with the kind permission of Mr J Magnier) and for all the effort that was put into organising the day.

Thank-you to everybody who took part.

Banna Cluain Meala in concert in Old St Mary’s –

this has been postponed to the New Year as we were about to clash with a major event for the new parochial arrangements being put in place for our brothers & sisters in Christ of the Roman Catholic faith in Clonmel who are in the midst of parochial re-arrangements similar to what we have tried to deal with during the last 50 years or so.

Concert @ Old St. Mary's Clonmel

Wednesday, 17th October – Catherine Leonard & Hugh Tinney in concert in Old St Mary’s, Church of Ireland, Parish Church, Mary St., Clonmel @ 8.00pm

Monster Whist Drive

Friday, 9th November – Monster Whist Drive in Sisters of Charity Hall, Mary Street, Clonmel @ 8.pm

Charity Auction

Sunday, 11th November 2012
Charity Auction
in aid of parish funds

Larry O’Keeffe’s Showrooms, Waterford Road, Clonmel
Donations Welcome ( no large furniture items)
(small furniture, glass, jewellery, vouchers etc)

Records Online –

The records of Burials at Kilbehenny have gone online on the
Kilbehenny website.

Diocesan Synod –

This will take place on Wednesday, 17th October 2012 at Kildalton College, Piltown. All members should make the effort to attend. The business of the Synod is to review the business of the Diocese during the past year and to make decisions, which are then, usually, delegated to the Diocesan Council to implement.
As we will be voting on whether our Diocese bcomes one administrative unit in March 2013, the elections to Diocesan Council are taking place annually to enable a smooth and immediate move to unity should March 2013’ not be favourable. This process has been complicated and in depth for those who represent our diocesan committees, it has gone well and we should pray that we decide to work togther for the benefit of all as one body united in heart, mind & spirit.

Bishop’s School Visit –

Bishop Michael will pay a pastoral visit to the Parochial School on Friday, 19th October 2012

Message in a Bottle Project –

This is a Lion’s Club initiative and bottles and information
can be obtained from Mrs Patricia Matthews
Phone/Fax: 052-6133626 Mobile:086-8329157 www.fpconsultingltd.com

Diocesan Magazine –

Every parish in the Diocese contributes to this publication and it is a
great way of seeing what happens in the South East. It is now time to order next year’s publication.
The cost is €30 and must be paid when ordering. Talk to the Rector.

Church of Ireland Gazette –

This is a weekly publication of the Church of ireland and keeps its readers up-to-date with national and international Church news. It and the church of Ireland gazette are the only two Anglican weekly publications. The annual subscription is €40 and is now due for the coming year – talk to the Rector.

Commissioning of new Diocesan Readers –

Nine new Diocesan Readers will be commissioned by the bishop in St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny on Advent Sunday, 2nd December 2012 @ 7.00pm – present Diocesan Readers will be relicenced. Note that Diocesan Readers are subject to the 75 Birthday retirement requirements and like clergy, of all types, may continue to serve in an informal arrangement.

The Assessment –

The Church of Ireland is a self-governing Church within the Anglican
Communion and its clergy are supported financially & with housing by the parish in which they serve. Pastoral care, access to the Church’s sacraments, worship and Occasional Offices (Weddings, Funerals) is available to everybody who is Anglican, (Church of Ireland, Church of England etc) residing within the parish boundaries.
Funding for this comes from parishioners (you do not have to sign up, your eligibility comes soley from your residency in the parish)
Contribution to the Assessment is voluntary, but providing the Assessment to the diocese for the monthly stipend payments is obligatory.
You are invited to contribute, which may be in cash/cheque, direct debit or using our envelope scheme where you put a donation into your numbered envelope each week.

While a Thanks offering is usual for Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals and burial fees in our churchyards, the Assessment collection depends on goodwill & a desire to ensured continuance of the live ministry (clergy) in the parish.

Note: the parish newsletter is not paid for from parish funds, it is my way of keeping some sort of communication going in an impossibly large geographical area.

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