Christmas 2018

Christmas 2018
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

Clonmel Union of Parishes Website

Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory Website


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

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Harvest Thanksgivings 2016
As I write this three of our four Harvest Thanksgivings have taken place. Number have been up on other years and the collections; which will be shared between Christian Aid and Bishops Appeal are also up.  Ms Alix Tiernan from Christian Aid preached in Tullameelan & Fethard. We learned a lot about sand dams in Kenya and how indigenous people in Colombia, South America regained their land from multinational mining companies. Refreshments were served by parishioners in the Community Hall, Grange after the 1st celebration and in the church in Fethard.
Mr Billy Kingston preached in St Paul's, Cahir and spoke about social justice. Two members of the clergy of the Coptic Orthodox, Cahir were present and participated in our worship. The Cahir Choral Society also participated. Dr David Butler accompanied the singing at all three Services. We all enjoyed the hospitality provided by the  parishioners.  A big “Thank-you” to everybody who participated in our celebrations.
Friday, 30 September – Old St Mary's, Clonmel @7.30pm

Tus/Fas – While these unemployment schemes help us in the care of our churches,            
                 their task is not to do everything for us! We need to do our share of cleaning, renovating and general maintenance. It is yet another way of building up community spirit! We do not pay those who take part in these schemes and, I think, sometimes we expect too much!

Old St Marys – The coving over the east window in Old St Marys has been 
                           shedding what appeared to be loose paint for some time. In fact, the moulding is disintegrating and in a state of collapse. It will be replaced in the coming  weeks and that part of the church will be redecorated; hopefully in time for Christmas!

Christmas Fair – Our annual Fair will take place in Old St Marys on Saturday, 3rd 
                              December 2016. Santa & the magician are booked. The format has been changed and the main attraction will be a wheel of  fortune.Donations of prizes (must be new) are needed. There will be a cake stall, craft stall, refreshments, Debbie's stall and the usual Christmas/Winter fare in the porch with the usual crib. We need help before & during, cakes/buns/tarts etc and more craft/personal interest stalls. Will not be having bric-a-brac or bottle stalls . It's time we all worked together, mucked in and moved forward. Our next planning meeting will take place in the Rectory on Tuesday, 25th October at 8.00pm – come along and get involved!

Weekday Service – Service at  10.30am in Old St Marys  – All  welcome
                                 No Service on  5th & 12th October

Repairs & Renovations at Holy Trinity – The work at the alley end of the Town 
                                                                      Hall will continue for some little time. The plan continues to be reviewed, as the work progresses,  in order to achieve the best possible outcome. Times have changed and initial plans can change quite dramatically as the effects of renovation/restoration become apparent.

St Paul's Church – The mystery of the flooding has been solved!– there is a drip – tray overhead; which is supposed to take away water that comes in from the roof somewhere – nobody appears to know where; but if the pipe was wider and any blockage cleared in the drip – tray all should be dry – it's just a question of getting up there and doing the needful; safely!

Greeting Cards – Greeting cards with pictures of all our 5 churches are available in  
                              each church at €2 each. The inside is blank to facilitate personal greeting

Sunday Life -This is an hour-long programme on TippFm which is broadcast from 
                       7- 8am on Sunday mornings. It usually comprises music, reading and interviews. We keep it light as most of our listeners have just woken up!

Your Prayers – Please remember those who are unwell, at home & in hospital. At 
                           this time we need to pray, especially, for peace.

Whist Drives  - New season began on Friday, 9th September 2016 with a small 
                           attendance – contributions to the supper, prizes and raffle, please!
                           Friday - 14th October     2016 @ 8.00pm sharp
                           Friday - 11th November 2016  @ 8.00pm sharp
                           Friday -   9th December 2016  @ 8.00pm sharp

Singing group – Will meet in Old St Marys on Friday, 21st October & 4th 
                            November 2016. All welcome – this is an opportunity to learn new hymns and sing old ones. Some wonder why a choir sits in front of the organ in church and not behind the congregation – the organist actually sits in a situation where the noise of the organ makes it difficult to hear those some distance away and it is important that he/she can hear those leading the singing and stay with them.

Holy Matrimony – Sheila Hunter & Josh Lamb were joined in Holy wedlock in St 
                                 Mary's Church, Clonmel on 24th September 2016 in the presence of family & friends. The Hunter family love their music and enjoy playing a variety of instruments and sing. So, we sang a lot during the Service and, later, the father of the bride sang  his speech! We wish Josh & Sheila a life of love, happiness and peace and look forward to them moving into their new home in Knockgraffon and continuing in their commitment to our parish.

Bereavements  - Gylian Foyle died peacefully in Melview Nursing home on 14th 
                            September. She was a loyal and faithful member of the congregation at Old St Mary's.  She was for, many years, an active and pioneering person in setting up Sue Ryder shops and was also involved in Citizens Advice, and Farmers' Markets. We offer our sincere sympathy to her husband, Eddie, sons Andrew & Stephen and daughter, Julie, and their families. He funeral Service took place in Old St Mary's on Friday, 16th September. Cremation took place at The Island, Cork.

Blessing -  In early September, I was invited to bless a headstone to the memory of 
                  members Cash family who died in Carrick-on-Suir, in a house fire, at Christmas 1916. Robert (Sonny) Cash was a photographer who took photographs of all the churches, important buildings, properties, villages & countryside in the town and hinterland of the town. Three members of the family (Soony, his mother Harriet & brother Thomas) died in the house fire and nobody put up a headstone at their grave in the grounds of St Nicholas Church (Church of Ireland). There are almost a hundred scans of  Sonny's photograph on display in the church which is now a heritage centre. Also of interest is the Church Plate that was once used in the church. It is a beautiful haven hidden from the Main Street at the end of a short alleyway near the western exit towards Clonmel. It is very well worth a visit!


Autumn Concert – St Paul's, Cahir in Aid of the Day Care Centre by The new 
                                 Cahir Choir on 20th October @ 8.00pm

Ireland’s Ancient East Orientation SignageMrs H Carter volunteered to  
                                                                             have her mobile number put on display on our noticeboard at St Paul's so that visitors can have access to St Paul's.
Having been at St Paul's more often than usual this Summer, I can tell you that St Paul's is a place much visited.

Place 4U -  Charity Coffee Mornings on Fridays

HaHa at Cahir – The County Council has received permission to spend the funding, 
                             so the works on the haha will commence shortly.

Mothers Union -  In recent years, I have renewed my membership of  Mothers Union in the diocese.  I became a member in the months after I arrived in Cashel as the new teacher quite a long time ago. It, among other things, helped me get to know people in the parish and led to my being enrolling member for a time.
I am aware of the view of many to this Church organisation, but, recently I agreed to take on the role of the Co-ordinator of the Faith & Social Policy activity in our Diocese. I have attended an All–Ireland meeting recently and, I have to say, it was very different to that type of meeting twenty years ago!
Mother Union membership has, for some time, been open to men as well as women. You do not have to be married or a mother to be a member. Members commit themselves to supporting Christian marriage, to praying for families, at home and abroad, and to being a support to all who are in relationships.
I am a Diocesan member rather than a member of a Branch. I have felt for some time that, in our parish, have no facility for getting together to share our faith and to be an active support  to families in a practical way.
It is not necessary to formally form a Branch initially, at least or, perhaps, ever. But I think we do need some way in which we can work together to meet need when it becomes apparent; in a sensitive and  appropriate way.
If you are interested – talk to me!

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