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 30, 2018

Newsletter June - August 2018


I would like to thank parishioners for their helpful co-operation with regard to Data Protection; which came into force on 25th May 2018.

Many of us, at present, are rather tired of the numerous requests for our acceptance of communication with those we deal with day by day. Best, I think, just to get on with it and be compliant! There is a requirement that you sign a form allowing the parish to keep information about you and keeping in contact with you.  It is with regard to contacting you with newsletters and other information. Your name, address and contact details are kept on a “Parish List”; which is used for correspondence purposes and on diocesan “parishioner numbers lists (no names or other details supplied) which are used for census purposes. (only numbers given and kept by the diocese). If you have not signed one, please let me know and I will get a form to you.
You may ask at any time to see the information kept by us about you.

Just a note to say that information with regard to Safeguarding Trust and Data Protection is kept in a locked filing cabinet; access to which is only by the Rector or a member of the relevant Statutory Authority.

It should also be noted that we are compliant with the Charities Regulatory Authority's requirements with regard to submitting our financial accounts to them annually. We have now, in compliance with the CRA & Revenue, one set of accounts for all aspects of parish finance for the purposes of our regulatory submissions. This does not in any way breach the internal arrangements we have with regard to the management of our day to day business.
                                                                                                     Barbara




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 Concert– On Friday, 1st June, “Cahir to Sing” will perform in St Paul's Church, Cahir @ 8pm.
Tickets may be obtained from Mrs Carter, Cahir, (This is part of an effort to raise funds to do essential work on the two small pinnacles at the front of the church.


St Paul's, Cahir - The planned exhibition of the Tyndale Bible and other interesting books has been postponed to Harvestime.

This exhibition will then move from St Paul's to Old St Mary's, Clonmel, for the harvest Festival. The proceeds, after expenses, of the Clonmel exhibition will go to our hall  fund. We are grateful to Mr Felix O'Neill who owns the Bible and other very precious books.


Old St Mary’s Clonmel, Concerts - 
The Koln Philharmonia will perform in Old St Marys on Wednesday, 8th August @ 8pm.



Clonmel Union of Parishes
Harvest Thanksgivings 2018
Sunday, 9th September 2018 – Tullameelan @ 3.30pm

Sunday, 16th September 2018 – St Paul's, Cahir @7.30pm

Friday, 21st September2018 – Old St Mary's, Clonmel @ 7.30pm

Sunday. 23rd September 2018 -  Holy Trinity, Fethard @ 7.30pm

It is traditional for parishioners to contribute flowers, fruit, foliage for the decorations and, if possible to help with the decoration and provide a contribution to the after-Service refreshments


Safeguarding Trust – We are now heading towards Safeguarding for Adults. Clergy will be trained during June 2018.


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


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!


Parochial School – The children are, at present, preparing for the Annual Schools' Service which will take place in Stradbally, Co Waterford on , Friday8th June @ 11.00am.


Bio-Diversity Project – This project hosted at both Old St Marys Clonmel & St Pauls Cahir,  has developed  very well in the last year; both due to dedication of parishioners and the CoCo.  At Old St Marys; we always welcome additional 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.
The Rose Garden has been planted behind the church in Cahir. We are having some problems with vandalism at the moment, CCTV is in place.


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 NFQ 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.

   
Diocesan Personnel News We will welcome the Rev Conor O'Reilly to Wexford Parish on the 3rd July 2018 when he will be licensed to serve in that large and busy parish.


Junction Festival -  This Festival takes place in July every year. There will be concerts in Old St Marys on 4th  & 6th July. Details will follow later.

CHURCH SERVICES

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

11.00am

June 3rd
Trinity 1
        M.P.


       M.P.
 M.P. @ 11.00am
Worship in other church
June 10th
         M.P.
M.P
M.P.
M.P.
June 17th
M.P.
H.C.
H.C
H.C.
Worship in other church
June 24th
H.C.
M.P.
H.C.
Service of the Word
Worship in other church
July1st
M.P
H.C.
H.C.
H.C.
Worship in other church
July 8th
H.C.
M.P.
H.C.
M.P.
      
      H.C.
July 15th
M.P.
H.C.
H.C.
H.C.
Worship in other church
July 22nd
H.C.
M.P.
H.C.
M.P.
Worship in other church
July 29th
H.C. - Old St Marys @ 8.30am
Cetnral Service in St Patrick's, Inishlounaght @ 11.00am

Wednesday  Weekday Service – Service at  10.30am in Old St Marys  – Refreshments  after. Note: no Wednesday service Wednesday 6th June


Singing Group –
Thursday,  15th June @ 8.00pm                 
Friday, 29th June 2018 @8.00pm
Friday 13th July @ 8pm



General Synod – Its membership is the House of Bishops, and clergy and laity in proportion of two lay people to every member of the clergy. It meets annually in May for three busy days. This year there was an attempt to change the numbers of members which would have impacted adversely on the Southern Province; us.  After a lot of discussion it was decided that the Standing Committee (they formulate legislation and tease out important ideas and proposals and meet regularly during the year, would come to Synod next year with proposals for a reduction in the numbers in Synod that would be fair to the whole Church.

Our prayerbook is out of print at the moment. A reprint will be available at the end of the year and will contain a new form of Morning Prayer especially for Sunday. The Morning and Evening Prayer we know was not designed to be used on Sunday; it was and is The Daily Office.  There will be some other small  amendments. There will be no need to buy new books! A booklet with the “new” liturgies will be supplied and the new printing will include all. .
General Synod is a busy time of business with much sitting, listening, voting and can be tedious. But it is also a time to meet old and new friends, to worship together and have the pricilege of being part of the legislature of our Church.


Parish BBQ -  June 24th @ 1.30pm at the Rectory - €15 per adult; children free.
Some help with setting up would be appreciated. This is a parish fundraising event which benefits our whole parish. Looking forward to a good attendance.

New Worship in a Time of  Change in our Country –
Sometimes we think the Church does not/should not change.                                                                                We take it for granted the it is a place where we can be “comfortable” in its unchanging beliefs and doctrines. But the Church founded by our Saviour was for community worship, caring and living the Christian life fully in our world. It is supposed to be challenging and changing to meet the  needs of its people. It seems a little strange to be writing this as the results of the Referendum are coming in!

Our reprinting of our Prayerbook will meet a need that is reflected in the Referendum result.
For too long the Church has failed in many areas to bringing comfort, support and pastoral care in certain areas. There is that area of miscarraige, stillbirth and difficult pregnancy issues where we have failed to provide adequate guidance, liturgies or any support to clergy and people in these circumstances. With my fellow clergy I have tried to provide the care, concern, support and spiritual presence absent in our liturgies and training when confronted by these events .  My own personal experience of what I often describe as “heartless”; of  poor medical care, being incapable, by law, of signing a consent form for my own treatment because I was a married woman in Ireland and not being told what they were going to do to me, lack of compassion and support of expectant mothers having difficulties, of the absence of acknowledgement of the humanity of  those stillborn or suffering neonatal death and the absence of any sense that those tiny beings were worthy of a prayer at burial or even the presence of their mothers and the assumption that having another child would “cure” it all.

In our new prayer book, we will have liturgies for naming a child stillborn and for the child's funeral and burial and other prayers that might be used at the discretion of the clergy.
Like so many in Ireland, I rejoice in an end to women procuring drugs that could contain harmful ingredients by post from aboard, of an end to an amendment that made it difficult to actually decide to save a pregnant woman's life although her expectant child had died or had no prospect of living after birth.
No set of laws can cover all aspects of life. But in a country where most of us care, where family life still means a lot, the time has come for us to find the better way to look after everybody. What may still be lacking, we may be able to  right in this new confidence. The maxim should be that we “do no harm” and only seek the best for all, from all, with all and so find the true meaning of being a Christian.

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