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

Friday, March 23, 2018

Newsletter April 2018

For those of you who do not know.  We are an independent charity and must now comply fully with all that goes with that! In the coming months our accounts for 2017 will be uploaded unto the Charites Regulatory Authority's site where they become open to public accessibility. We have been uploading our accounts for the last two years. We will also become  subject to Data Protection on 25th May 2018 and it will take considerable time and energy to become compliant asap. Each of you will receive a consent form in relation to this soon. On this form you will be invited to give/not give permission for data relating to you being kept by the parish; this includes all those regarded as parishioners.

A new Parish Panel is now in place. The panel is responsible for Child Protection in the parish under “Children First” and is answerable to both our Diocesan Childrens' Officer and Tusla. The new Panel will undergo training in the near future.
Our Safety Statement is in place and we now need to put in place all that goes with this aspect of parish life.
The amount of paperwork and compliance required, now, is colossal.

The above requires the interest and assistance of all parishioners! We require people to help manage all the above; particularly those with expertise in the various categories.

The Select Vestry will; as in all our activities have overall responsibility. Being a member requires attendance at about 4 meetings per year. It is not an exclusive body. Members are the parish trustees (and always have been!). Membership involves posts such as 2 Churchwardens for each church, Panel membership(3) & 2 Glebewardens (care of the Rectory). The Rector is the Chairperson. And there are 12 members. I hope, we can move forward with more parishioners doing their bit to contribute to parish life as members, worshippers and sharing their particular gifts and skills for the good of all. We all have a role; what we need is to hone those skills through participation.
All are always welcome; just turn up at the Easter Vestry and, at least, learn a little more about your parish! No obligation to be on any committee! 
Happy Easter!                                  

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 @ 8.00pm on Thursday, 5th April 2018 – all registered Vestrymen (sorry, the title has not been changed since Disestablishment in 1870) and new comers are welcome to attend. Come along and learn more about the Church you are a member of! 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 have charge of the 3Fs above.

Concerts - 

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, 13th April 2018  @ 8.00pm. Newccomers always 

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” on the day. You need to be there to find out who it is!!
The candidates will meet with Bishop Michael at Cashel Catheral on Thursday, 29th March (Holy Thursday) at 5.30pm sharp.

Your Prayers – Please remember those who are unwell, at home & in hospital. At this time we need to pray, especially, for peace. Some of our older members have been quite unwell and in hospital of late; as have quite a number of others. It has been a very hard beginning to 2018 weatherise.

Bereavement – We offer our sincere sympathy to Jimmy Kingston and his family on the death of his brother, Reginald,  in West Cork.

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 & St Pauls has developed very well in the last year; both due to dedication of parishioners, the CoCo & the small team of those who have  donated plants, dug, planted and kept the project going. 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.

Concerts –  The three days of music (The Voice) organised by Cliona Maher at the Arts Centre went very well and attracted numbers; not particularly expected. The music was varied and covered many hundreds of years of traditional , comtemporary and experimental pieces.

School – At the moment the children are preparing their projects for the annual Bishops Art competition. The theme is “Route 66”; connected to “Jars 4 Journeys” and other exploration of  the lives of those in challenging parts of our world. The range of art forms used is wide and each child/group of children decides their own theme. We wish everybody well in this annual fun,yet quite serious adventure!

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!


St Pauls, Cahir
Holy Trinity Fethard
Old St Marys


Mar 27th

Evening Prayer in St Paul's, Cahir @ 7.30pm
Mar 28th   
H.C. - Old St Marys @ 10.30am
Compline in Holy Trinity, Fethard @ 7.30pm
Mar 29th
Holy Thurs
Confirmation Candidates will meet with Bp Michael @ 5.00pm in Cashel Cathedral
Holy Thursday Liturgy in O
ld St Mary's, Clonmel @7.30pm
Mar 30th
9.30am  - Liturgy of Good FridayCahir
Vigil at the Cross, Old St Marys 12noon – 3.pm
7.30pm – Evening Office in Holy Trinity, Fethard
Mar 31st
Holy Sat
7.00pm Lighting of Paschal Candles @ Old St Marys followed by the Easter Vigil in Old St Marys
April 1st Easter Day
St Paul's,Cahir
@ 8.30am

Holy Trinity
@ 9.30am
Old St Marys @ 11.00am
Worship in other church
April 8th
Easter 2


April 15th
Easter 3


Worship in other church
April 22nd
Easter 4


Confirmation @ 11.00am
Worship in other church
April 29th
Easter 5
H.C – Old St Marys @ 8.30am
H.C. -St Patrick's, Inishlounaght (Marlfield @ 11.00am

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

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.

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