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

Saturday, July 1, 2017

We wish all who have completed Junior Certificate, Leaving Certificate  or Highter Education exams well  and hope that all has gone well!

We ended our school year with nobody in 6th class; and hope for four new pupils in 2017/18.

If your newsletter does not arrive, there are usually spare copies on the table behind the pews in Old St Mary's, Clonmel; which is usually open up to 11.30am on weekdays and at worship times on Sundays.

Do take time out during the coming weeks; hopefully in warm, sunny  days.


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

Cleaning & Flowers in our Churches – The new rota is in the porch of Old St Mary's. Where no provider of flowers/greenery appears, it is the task of those who clean in that month.

Summer Singalong -  Coro Travergolette from Northern Italy, one of Clonmel's twinned town bands performed in Old St Mary's on 3rd June. Proceeds went to S/E Radiotherapy Trust. It was well attended and was most enjoyable.

Schools' Festival Service -Took place in Lismore Cathedral. The weather was good, the Children of our schools in Waterford, Stradbally, Lismore and  Clonmel enjoyed the singing, reading and drama. Thank-you to our teachers for the effort put into preparing for this annual event.

The Tholsel, Fethard – The opening of the Tholsel (town hall) and its “Horse Experience” took place on 30th May. It is hoped that this will attract more people to visit Fethard; once one of the most important towns in Ireland. Holy trinity Church is part of this “experience”.

End of year Ceremony – This annual showcase of extra-curricular activities took place on 16th June. The room was packed with the families of the children and was most enjoyable as we were entertained by the students in Franch, German, on recorder and othe instruments. Each child received a certificate as they do every year for achievement. School has now closed for the Summer holidays.

New Teacher – We have now become a three teacher school. The new post is a Learning Support Teacher position. This post replaces the now defunct  part-time post that gave a number of hours help with learning where students had some difficulty. This new post is permanent and we share it with the Gaelscoil. We are the lead school with the majority of hours. Ms McGrath  will be most welcome and we look forward to welcoming her in September.

Parish BBQ – This annual event was very poorly supported on what was a beautiful summers day. The total sum raised was €900. The proceeds were split between St Vincent de Paul & Parish funds.

Arts Centre  - We welcome Cliona, the new director, to the Clonmel Arts Centre. New programs are being offered and we wish her well in her new      position.

Safeguarding Trust – This processed is very slow with just 3 returns at the moment. It appears that those working with children in the pub lic services, including teachers, are being given priority. To avoid any misunderstanding; the final document comes to me as the local administrator and is kept in the parish filing cabinet. One word, if you are filling out a form make sure you fill it in completely; there is a little box down near the bottom of the vetting application form that requires a tick! It is good to have a team willing to help with our young people. If you would like to be part of this parish team, please ask for a form.

Singing group – Will meet in Old St Marys on Thursday, @ 8.00pm -all welcome! – this is an opportunity to learn new hymns/canticles and sing old ones in a relaxed atmosphere. 
  • July 2017 : 21st @8pm
  • August 2017: 4th &18th @8pm
  • September 2017: 1st @8pm

Place 4U -  Charity Coffee Mornings on  Friday mornings from 10am – 12 noon.

Harvest Thanksgivings 2017 -
  • Cahir – Sunday, 1st October @ 7.30pm
  • Clonmel – Friday, 6th October @ 7.30pm
  • Fethard – Sunday, 17th September @7,30pm – Preacher Mr Mike O'Meara
  • Tullameelan – Sunday, 8th October @ 3.00pm
Please take note that churches are decorated by parishioners for these Services and the more that take part in the actual decorating or by providing flowers, foliage and vegetables the better. Contact the Rector with your offers, please.

Harvest Supper – It is proposed that we will have a Harvest Supper in Old St Mary's on a Saturday evening in September. The date has not been oked as yet, but it will be a two course (Main & Dessert) dinner and the charge will be €20. The maximum number will be 40 persons. This is a parish fundraiser and it is hoped that we can fill all seats. The date will be announced as soon as possible.

CHURCH SERVICES – July & August 2017

St Pauls, Cahir
Holy Trinity Fethard
Old St Marys


July 9th
Trinity 4



July 16th
Trinity 5


Worship in other church
July 23rd
Trinity 6


Service of the Word
Worship in other church
July 30th
H.C. St Paul's, Cahir @9.30am
M.P. - Central Morning Prayer in Old St Mary's, Clonmel @ 11.00am
Aug 6th #
Trinity 8


Worship in other church
Aug 13th
Trinity 9




Aug 20th
Trinity 10


Worship in other church
Aug 27th
Trinity 11


Worship in other church
Sept 3rd
Trinity 12


Worship in other church

Wednesday Weekday Service – Service at  10.30am in Old St Marys  – Refreshments 

Holy Matrimony – Congratulations to Laura McCormack  and Andrew Mathews who were married in Holy Trinity Church, Fethard on 23rd June 2017. We wish them a Happy and long life together.

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

Bio-Diversity Project – Much progress has been made in this project. Thank-you to those who have given plants and shown an interest. The corporation of Clonmel has given bedding plants and more will follow in the Autumn. If you have not seen what has been done; take time on your next visit to Clonmel to have a look!! Please avoid driving onto flowerbeds.

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!

Tus – We have  new participants in Cahir, Marlfield/Clonmel/Tullameelan. It is hoped that some remedial work will be done on the avenue at Marlfield in the near future. These schemes do not absolve us from our role in maintaining our buildings and their environs. There is always some project that parishioners can participate in. It is part of being a Church member!

End of year Ceremony – This annual showcase of extra-curricular activities took place on 16th June. The room was packed with the families of the children and was most enjoyable as we were entertained by the students in French, German, on recorder and othe instruments. Each child received a certificate as they do every year for achievement. School has now closed for the Summer holidays.

Route 66 –  From Wednesday 13th September to Friday, 29th September Bishop Michael will travel arround the Diocese on yet another one of his efforts to raise funds for Diocesan Projects. We have had the gatherings at railway stations and his playing an instrument in every church in our diocese and having parishioners singing the same Harvest hymn over a hundred times! He was not inclined to hear that particular hymn for some time afterwards!
There are 66 books in the Bible and this year, he will visit 66 venues, churches & schools, in our diocese and give a meditation on a book of the Bible at each venue.
He will be be in Clonmel on Tuesday, 26th September:
1.    St Mary's Parochial School at 13.00 – So parents, grandparents and friends be there to share a short meditation on St Paul's 2nd letter to Timothy – a young man preparing for ministry.
2.    Old St Mary's Church @ 13.30 – and the meditation will be on St Paul's letter to Titus.
3.    The project that will benefit from our giving on the day will be “Supporting the Empowerment of Women through Literacy” through the Mothers Union and “Feed the Minds” women's literacy projects in Ethiopia and the Congo via the Bishops' Appeal Fund.

Kilvemnon – I visit Mullinahone recently and met the new owner of the old church & it's environs. The graves there are being beautifully maintained.

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