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

Friday, March 2, 2018

March 2018

  As I type it's snowing really hard outside and I do hope and pray that you are all staying safe.

Lay Reader Training – A new course will probably begin in Autumn  2018. Anybody can do this course for their own interest . It is presented at Level 7 and can be quite challenging. We rely on our Lay Readers to keep our chur ches open and it is always necessary that new people offer themselves for this Church ministry. Cork Diocese has now begun its own course due to demand.

New Faces – We will welcome the Rev Robert  Jones to our diocese as Rector of Kiltegan, Co Wicklow on Friday next.


Cleaning & Flowers in our Churches – Please remember to do what you have volunteered for. And please take your rubbish away with you. New volunteers are always welcome.

St Paul's, Cahir – The Haha development is almost completed. The retaining wall looks so much better with the new stone work. It was planned that there would be a fence on the church side for health & safety reasons. As far as I know, nobody has ever fallen into the gully but I think we have become almost too “careful” in some matters!

General Easter Meeting – Will take place in Old St Mary's Church, Clonmel on @ 8.00pm on Thursday, 5th April @ 8.00pm – all registered Vestrymen (sorry, the title has not been changed since Disestablishment in 1870) are welcome to attend. Everybody is welcome to come along and, at least experience how we “govern” our parish in the matters of Finance, Fabric (buildings) and Furnishings (the contents in our buildings) This important meeting elects the Select Vestry for the coming year who have charge of the 3Fs above.

Concerts - 
From Thursday to Saturday in the coming week (8th - 10th) there will be a series of concerts at lunchtime and in the evening in  various venues in Clonmel  - there are posters up in various places in town for The Finding a Voice Concert Series. This is an experiment on the part of Cliona in the Arts Centre to bring a little more cultural events to our town. Old St Mary’s is one of the venues in use.

The Koln Philharmonia will perform in Old St Marys on Wednesday, 8th August @ 8pm.

Whist Drives –  Numbers have been small so far this season. Our next one takes place in the Sisters of Charity Hall (opposite Old St Mary's) on Friday, 9th March  @ 8.00pm

Confirmation – There are four candidates this year and our classes/discussions continue on Wednesday afternoons at 4.00pm at the Rectory. Confirmation takes place in Old St Marys on 22nd April 2018 in Old St Marys @ 11.00am . The candidates have asked Bishop Michael to speak about a very interesting “person”. You need to be there to find out who it is!!

Bereavement – We sympathise with Yvonne McClintock on the death of Michael. His funeral Service took place in Holy Trinity, Fethard in a church full to overflowing. 

Chaplaincy – During January, my visiting in STGH was minimal due to efforts to reduce level of infection often brought in by visitors. This was my choice and all calls from the wards were responded to. Sometimes people complain that the chaplain does not visit; the hospital only calls us in the case of emergencies or a patient being very seriously ill. One of the roles of family is to inform me if a loved one is in hospital. Sometimes people get missed on list or have only just been admitted and have not been put on the chaplains lists yet. Some people never appear on lists and that is their choice.

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

Bereavement – Our sympathy goes to the relatives and friends of Roberta Malcolmson  who died at an advanced age in the care of the staff of Rathkeevan NH. Due to poor climatic conditions her funeral had to be postponed.

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!

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.

Bio-Diversity Project – This project at Old St Marys Clonmel & St Pauls Cahir have developed very well in the last year; both due to dedication of parishioners and  the CoCo. At Old St Marys; we welcome contributions of plants for the new areas. Please consult with Bernard regarding which plants are best for such projects.


St Pauls, Cahir
Holy Trinity Fethard
Old St Marys


March 11th



Sat Mar 17th
St Patrick
H.C. @
H.C. @ 7.30pm
HC @
Worship in other church
Mar 18th

9.30 AM
Worship in other church
Mar 25th
Worship in other church
Mar 27th

Evening Prayer in St Paul's, Cahir @ 7.30pm
Mar 28th   
Compline in Holy Trinity, Fethard @ 7.30pm
Mar 29th
Holy Thursday Liturgy in Old St Mary's, Clonmel @ 7.30pmConfirmation Candidates will meet with Bp Michael @ 5.00pm
Mar 30th
9.30am  - Cahir
Vigil at the Cross, Old St Marys 12noon –
7.30pm – Evening Office in Holy Trinity, Fethard
Mar 31st
7.30pm Lighting of Psachal Candles @ Old St Marys
9.00pm Ist Eucharist of Easter in St Paul's, Cahir
April 1st
Old St Marys
@ 8.30am

Holy Trinity
@ 9.30am
Old St Marys @ 11.00am

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

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