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,
Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary

Tel: 052 6187464
Mobile: 086 2750735
email: frydayb@gmail.com

Clonmel Union of Parishes Website www.clonmel.lismore.anglican.org

Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory Website http://cashel.anglican.org/


CHURCH SERVICES

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).

NEWS:

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

Saturday, October 29, 2016

November – December 2016



November – December 2016

It's that time of year again!   The clocks go back, the mornings and evenings are dark and it gets cold. Not quite what we look forward to, but Christmas is coming!  Our Christmas Fair is on Saturday, 3rd December and we need your contributions to the cake/puddings/preserve stall, raffles, refreshments and stalls are critical to the success of this annual fundraiser. Your presence and participation is absolutely necessary because this not just about fundraising, but community building!

The central feature of our fair this year is the wheel of fortune for which we need prizes and participation.  

If you would like to provide something musical, comical or whatever might add to the atmosphere, volunteer!    

We also hope that we will fill our churches for the Carol Services and on Christmas Day! Let's get into the spirit of the season, enjoy ourselves and have fun while doing what needs to be done for our parish!     
                                                                Barbara



Mothers Union -  Some time ago somebody came up with the idea of publishing a   simple and affordable cookbook for students. Copies are available in our churches. They are free!

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.

Weekday Service – Service at  10.30am in Old St Marys  – All  welcome

Harvest Tea – This took place in Old St Mary's the day after the Harvest Thanksgiving. It was not very well supported; a pity as some of the ladies of the parish put quite an effort into organising it!

Old St Marys – We have been aware for some time that the trees in the churchyard have affected the light for some of our neighbours and that others had grown too tall and that in very windy weather some posed a danger to the church building and to those who use the right-of-way path between Anne Street and Mary Street. Thank-you to the generous benefactor who has enabled us to radically prune those trees that can benefit from the process and regrow into what they should be and to remove those evergreens that pose a serious threat to Old St Mary's. The contractor who is carrying out the work is fully insured for this work. Thank-you to those parishioners who have assisted us in removing the timber and will do what is necessary for the disposal of it. We are not a business and, so, do not sell products. A reasonable donation is acceptable for timber and mulch. A portion of the timber will be donated to charity as is our custom as the people of God.
We have been donated materials for planters. These are being made at the moment and our plan is to follow Monty Don's method of planting bulbs & plants in such a way as to produce a full season's colour in the churchyard.
We plan to enter the project into the Diocesan ECO competition. Wexford parish has done something similar to us and they are now the proud owners of a native holly tree; their prize in the diocesan competition!!!

School News – We are now preparing to gain our sixth Green Flag and the project is about biodiversity. The children love the learning, research and all that goes towards achieving the flag. I would like to acknowledge the interest and support parents give to teachers and children in our school's life. We do not have a Parents Association, but we do have the goodwill, support and encouragement required for a happy, integrated and lively school life.
On behalf of Bishop Michael and myself, I would like to acknowledge the participation, interest, co-operation, support and encouragement given to teachers and myself by our Board of Management.
I particularly enjoy Wednesday morning assembly when we learn and pray together.


Descendants of a Former Vicar of Old St Mary's – On Saturday, 1st October 2016, the More family from Australia, descendants of the Rev William Stephenson (born in Donegal c1760 – died at Newchapel 2nd  February 1841) visited Old St Marys where he was Curate and later Vicar and, also, Newchapel where he is buried. He married Rebecca Vize in Old St Mary's on Tuesday 21 February 1786. It's amazing who turns up to seek out their ancestors!

Holy Matrimony – Dermot O'Meara and Maja Julnes were joined in Holy Matrimony in St Paul's Church, Cahir on 14th October 2016. Dermot is from Cahir and Maja from Norway. In the absence of the Rector, the Dean of Cashel officiated. We wish Maja & Dermot every happiness in their new life together!

Congratulations! - To David & Anne Marie Kingston on the birth of Orla, a little sister for Aoife.

Bereavements  - Constance Mary Eccles  came to live in Tipperary town from the UK, with her husband, David, while they were in their early twenties. Later in life, they moved to Cherrymount, Clonmel. She was a valued and fully participant member of both parishes. She was a teacher and taught in a number of schools in South Tipperary & Lismore. Many parishioners remember her time in the local playschool. She died peacefully, after an illness borne with patience and fortitude, on
15th October 2016. Her funeral Service took place in old St Mary's on 22nd October and was buried with her beloved David in Marlfield afterwards. We offer our sympathy to Trish & Tony and their families.
Charles Edward (Charlie) Thorogood died after a short illness in South Tipperary General Hospital on 23rd October 2016. We offer our sympathy to his son, Gary. His funeral will take place on Friday, 4th November in Old St. Mary's @ 11.00am. Cremation will tke place at the Island, Cork afterwards.


Burial of Ashes  - The ashes of Gylian Foyle were buried in Tullaghmeelan churchyard on 29th September 2016.

Autumn Concert – The “Cahir to Sing” female choir presented an evening of wonderful music and melody in St Paul's, Cahir on the evening of 20th October 206. Thank-you Grant & Hayley for all the effort put into this verty successful event. Proceeds went to the Cahir Daycare Centre.                                                              

Repairs & Renovations at Holy Trinity – The work at the alley end of the Town Hall has yet to be completed. It appears that the third chimney has been replaced by one that is a duplicate of the other two. I know it is inconvenient, but, hopefully, if this project proceeds towards the goal intended our parish will benefit greatly.

St Paul's Church – We no longer have a Tus participant. It has proven very difficult to find somebody who finds it ok to work alone. Work has begun on the Haha and we look forward to its completion. Some trees will be planted in the churchyard and a wildflower garden is planned for the upper reaches of the mound behind the church.

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 in September with a small attendance – We have some new players who are very welcome. A whist drive is quite relaxing, sociable evening with a nice supper and all for €5. Contributions to the supper, prizes and raffle, please; even if you do not play!
        Friday - 11th November 2016  @ 8.00pm sharp
        Friday -   9th December 2016  @ 8.00pm sharp

Envelopes & Assessment – Just a reminder that in taking part in the envelope scheme, you need to fill all envelopes and to indicate whether you wish the contents of your envelopes to be divided between Sunday collections only or shared between Sunday collections & Assessment. Where shared, unless you indicate otherwise, the contents are allocated 2/3 assessment + 1/3 collection). You may use your envelope only for Assessment or Collections & make a separate donation for the other entity. Receipts will be issued as soon as possible early in 2017.
If your collective giving (and that can include donations to Assessment+ Church collections + charities) is over €250 and you pay income tax , you are entitled to fill out the form to enable your parish to benefit from Inland Revenue's scheme whereby for every €100 donated your parish receives €40. In 2015 those of you who filled out one of these forms reduced our liability for Assessment by €3,500 – if more of you did that, we would get much nearer to achieving our full Assessment. It costs nobody anything and if not used will be withdrawn!

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!

Sageguarding Trust – Garda Vetting is now done electronically. We are about to form a new panel and we are also encouraged to Garda Vet a portion of our Select Vestry. For those who do not have a computer, there is a way of submitting the form through the parish liaison officer. In order to progress this new way of applying for vetting, we now have a service contract with Church House. There has been some confusion about transference of roles between parishes and other organisations. This is not yet available to us. So, unfortunately, if you are vetted for a particular role in one place, you need to be vetted again for working with other organisations!

Singing group – Will meet in Old St Marys on Fridays 4th & 18th November
and
Friday, 2nd December 2016 @ 8.00pm
All welcome – this is an opportunity to learn new hymns and sing old ones in a relaxed atmosphere.

Place 4U -  Charity Coffee Mornings on  Friday mornings 
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

Confirmation – The bishop has set a date for Clonmel on 25th June 2017. Classes will begin after Christmas. Please, let me know if you have a young person who wishes to be confirmed or if you, yourself wish to be onfirmed.

Safeguarding Trust – Garda Vetting is now done electronically. We are about to form a new panel and we are also encouraged to Garda Vet a portion of our Select Vestry. For those who do not have a computer, there is a way of submitting the form through the parish liaison officer. In order to progress this new way of applying for vetting, we now have a service contract with Church House. There has been some confusion about transference of roles between parishes and other organisations. This is not yet available to us. So, unfortunately, if you are vetted for a particular role in one place, you need to be vetted again for working with other organisations!







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