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

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

May – June 2018


Clonmel Union of Parishes Newsletter
May – June 2018

St Paul's – During the 1st weekend of June 2018 St Paul's, Cahir will play host to a special exhibition. With the kind permission of Mr Felix O'Neill a Tyndale Bible will be on display together with other interesting. Books. There will be a concert by “Cahir to Sing” in St Paul's on the Friday evening and an introduction to the Bible.

 Miles Tyndale (1494 – 1536) took advantage of the advances in printing to produced the 1st mass - produced copies of the Bible; for the 1st time ever; in English. These were the early days of the Reformation and the Church in England saw the translation of Holy Scripture into the language of the common people as being totally opposed to Church teaching. (this departure from Church teaching was in accordance with the belief of the Reformers on the Continent who believed that everybody should be able to read the Word of God in their own
language or dialect.

The Church in England believed that there were two distinct orders of members of the Church; the clergy and the people. Those in charge believed the Church to be an institution with different degrees among it's members. It was a place where everybody knew his/her place in the order of things; as they were expected to do in the their civilian lives.

For the Reformers there was only one authority and that was Holy Scripture; “The Word of God”. They referred to the membership of the Church as “the congregation.” All members, both clerical and lay together having a role in all aspects of Church life. The Bible is not a complete translation of  Holy Scripture.  He paid the ultimate price for daring to seek equal access to the Bible for all who could read; both lay and clergy without any differentiation.
He was unfrocked by the Church and handed over to the Civil Authority who strangled him and then burned him at the stake. His final words were; “Lord! Open the King of England's eyes”. That King was HenryVIII who before he died was to bring the Reformed Faith to England and to instigate, with Abp Cranmer, the 1st Prayer Book in English - The Book of Common Prayer.



Whist Drives –  Thank-you to those who helped in many ways to ensure that these social evenings happen – Jimmy Kingston who sells tickets and helps in whatever way he can. Thank-you also to Bernard, Bob, Heather, Shirley, the ladies who do supper and those who come to enjoy a relaxed evening of card playing.


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 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. Offers of helping with maintenance is also most welcome.


Lay Reader Training – A new course will probably begin in Autumn  2018. Anybody can do this course for their own interest if they wish. It is presented at Level 7 and can be quite challenging. We rely on our Lay Readers to keep our churches 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.


Data Protection:
a. This protects information about you. The forms each of you needs to fill in are in our churches. They ask for your permission to contact you. If you wish to see what information I keep for each of you; ask me.
At this point most of us are getting tired of the notices falling through our letterboxes from banks and other institutions informing us of their participation in Data Protection.
This is all necessary.
The next item is “Safequarding for Adults”! The clergy have been summoned to a training day!




CHURCH SERVICES

2018April/May
2018
St Pauls, Cahir
    9.30am
Holy Trinity Fethard
9.30am
Old St Marys
Clonmel
8.30am
11.00am
Tullaghmeelan

11.00am

May 6th
Rogation
         M.P
       H.C.
       H.C
       H.C.
Worship in other church
May 13th
Easter 7
       
         H.C
M.P.
H.C.
M.P

H.C.
May 20th
Pentecost
M.P.
H.C.
H.C.
H.C.
Worship in other church
May 27th
Trinity
H.C.
M.P.
 H.C.
Service of the Word
Worship in other church
June 3rd
Trinity 1

M.P.

M.P

M.P
Worship in other church
June 10th
Trinity 2

M.P

M.P

M.P.

M.P.

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

Ordained Local Ministry (OLM) ; this is the new ministry in the Church of Ireland where people will be ordained to serve in their own parishes. If you would like to explore whether this is something you may be called to; your 1st port of call is your Rector. The course for those selected will be challenging and it will be a few years before the 1st candidates are ordained.

We are relying more and more on our Diocesan Readers. It is likely that some of them will offer themselves for ordination for their own parishes. The 1st Selection Conference has taken place and we will have the results from that soon.


Confirmation – Our four candidates were confirmed by Bishop Michael on  Sunday, 22nd April. The group, as part of their preparation, spent Holy Thursday evening with the Bishop at Cashel Cathedral. They really enjoyed the chat, Holy Thursday Service and were treated to “tea”/”supper” by the Bishop. Thank you to parishioners and the candidate’s families, who turned out in style to support the quartet. Bishop Michael rose to the challenge of preaching about the topic chosen by the candidates - “Satan” - “WELL DONE BISHOP!


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 beginningto 2018 weatherise.


General Synod will be in Armagh from 10th - 13th May. Union of Parishes representatives will be in attendance.


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!


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


General Easter Meeting – The attendance was not very large, but we had the usual elections and much reference to new compliance requirements. Please remember ALL registered vestry members are eligible to participate in the General Easter Meeting.


Concerts - 
Friday, 1st June – Concert by “Cahir to Sing”  in St Paul’s Cahir, which will begin a weekend of the exhibition of Tyndale's Bible. The proceeds of the weekend will go towards the essential repairs required on St Paul's, Cahir Church.

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

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