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

Friday, April 28, 2017

Newsletter - May - June 2017



The year is passing so quickly and so much is going on; not all of it good!
I know everybody has been shocked by the appalling rise in the cost of posting a letter and, unfortunately, we cannot sustain the cost of posting newsletters. This may mean that some will left out of the loop.
However, I am very reluctant to lose contact. So, in an effort to keep everybody informed I am going to do as usual this month.
Those of you who attend church regularly, if you are missing, you will either receive your newsletter when you next attend or, may I ask that those who attend on the Sunday when the newsletter arrives in church that you deliver to those who live near you? The newsletter usually arrives on either the last or first Sunday of  the  month.

For those of you who receive your newsletter by email – that will continue.
The newsletter is published on the parish Facebook page also!! And it is updated regularly.
If you have an email address but have not given it to me, may I ask you to send an email/text to me from your computer/phone and you will then receive your newsletter by email/phone. And, please, open the email and read.

If everybody helps as above, then, if the numbers are quite small the present system will continue for those who have no email or who live too far from other parishioners.
The present price of a stamp now may very well affect those who rely on the post to keep in touch with friends & relatives.  There are those whose only contact with others is through receiving and sending letters/cards/greetings. Computers and texting is handy but does not fill the void created when one cannot hear the letter fall through the letterbox, the expectation in opening the envelope and reading familiar script. It's sad and brings yet one more deficit in the lives of many.
                                                                                                          Barbara


Safeguarding Trust – This processed is very slow with just 3 returns at the moment. It appears that those working with children in the public 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, 18th May & Friday, 16th June@ 8.00pm -all welcome! – this is an opportunity to learn new hymns/canticles and sing old ones in a relaxed atmosphere.


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


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


Diocesan Magazine – Thank-you to those who have paid for their diocesan magazines – there 3 still outstanding. I have one spare if anybody would like to get all the diocesan news monthly. (€32 for eight)


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.


Parish Funds –  If you are eligible to apply for the Inland Revenue's tax relief for charities, please fill in a form and benefit your parish to the tune of €40 for every €100 donated. It costs nobody anything and helps us pay our bills!!! It is important that if you place a donation, other than your envelope,  on the plate on Sunday or a Holy Day that you do it in a way that identifies you and the amount!!


Old St Mary's – The East end of the church has been redecorated by George Hogg and Bernard Prendergast. New lights have also been installed behind the Communion Table; which enhance the beautiful window, especially at night. The congregation in Old St Mary's exceed numbers during the last 10 years. Maybe we are seeing a better commitment to the worship of almighty God!


Housekeeping -  We have changed our electricity supplier. Our new supplier does not treat churches and parish halls as commercial businesses as others do! Part of changing supplier involves reading meters and that can produce a rather large bill as in some of our buildings meter reading has not been done for some time – one church had not had the meter read for seven years! Some meters are in inaccessible places high up on walls and require a ladder to read. Nobody should climb a ladder alone for health and safety reasons.



CHURCH SERVICES

 2017
March
St Pauls, Cahir
    9.30am
Holy Trinity Fethard
9.30am
Old St Marys
Clonmel
8.30am
11.00am
Tullaghmeelan

11.00am
May 7th
Easter 4

M.P

H.C.
H.C.
H.C.
Worship in other church
May 14th
Easter 5

H.C.

M.P.
H.C.
M.P.

H.C.
May 21st
Rogation

M.P.

H.C.
H.C.
M.P.
Worship in other church
May 25th Ascension

E.P.
@ 7.30PM

Worship in other church
May 28th Easter 7
H.C.
M.P.
H.C.
Service of the Word
Worship in other church
June 4th
Pentecost

M.P.

H.C.
H.C.
H.C.
Worship in other church
June 11th
Trinity

H.C.

M.P.
No 8.30am
M.P.
H.C.
June 18th Trinity 1

M.P.

H.C.
H.C.
H.C.
Worship in other church
June 25th Trinity 2

H.C.

M.P.
H.C.
M.P.
Worship in other church



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


Holy Baptism – Oscar Warren Beatty, son of Warren & Teresa and little brother of Harry was Baptised in Old St Mary's Church, Clonmel on Holy Saturday, 15th April by the Rector; in the presence of family and friends. We pray that he may grow in the love and fellowship of the Lord.


Congratulations – To Rachel & Oliver Freeman on the birth of their little daughter, a sister for Jake.


Holy Week & Easter – Numbers were small but those who attended appeared to have benefitted by some time-out from the busyness of the outside world. As usual, there were a few who travelled to attend different venues each night. The paschal candles for all the churches in Clonmel were lit in the churchyard of Old St Mary's on Holy Saturday evening; followed by the walk to each church and the Easter Vigil. Thank-you to the other parishes of Clonmel who presented us with a beautiful Paschal candle for us in Old St Mary's as a “Thank-you” for hosting the lighting of the candles on Holy Saturday.


Holy Thurday – As usual the bishop and clergy of the diocese gathered to celebrate Holy Thursday in St Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny. This is always well attended by the clergy, lay readers  and some lay people. We renew the vows we made at our ordination, share in the Eucharist and enjoy the hospitality of the Bishop and hs family. Bishop Michael's sermon/talk was based on Caravaggio's painting of the “Supper at Emmaus”. In the evening in old St Mary's, we shared in the Lord's Supper and I washed the feet of two members of the congragation. On Good Friday
there were services in Cahir  (morning)& Holy Trinity (evening) and from12 noon -  3.00pm a small group meditated on the crucifixion in words & music. 


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


St Mary's Parochial School – Well done to teachers, children and parent on the amazing  bio-diversity” entry in the St Patrick's Day parade in Clonmel. It really was wonderful to see them appraoch the viewing stand. It was different and stood out in what was the best parade in many years!


Bio-Diversity Project – Our Bio-Diversity project is in it's fianal stages and we look forward to raising yet another Green Flag!. The schoolchildren have chosen a name for the bug hotel and that will be revealed when the nameplate is secured on the “hotel”. It is important that as many as possible are part of this project. It's not just for our churchyards, but we should make every effort to encourage wild life in our gardens as well. One sign of hope is that the bees appear to be making a recovery – lots of bumble bees around this spring!


Envelopes & Assessment – If you made a donation to Assessment/collection and did not receive a receipt, please contact me. You really do need to identify your giving – were are no clairvoyant!


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!


Diocesan Magazine – Thank-you to those who have paid for their diocesan magazines – I have 1 spare if anybody would like to get all the diocesan news monthly. €25 for 8 copies.


Parish Funds – The Church's concept of maintaining the life of a parish is that the parishioners give towards all that running a parish requires freely. - This includes, for maintaining the clergy's shelter & sustenance – the “shelter” is the Rectory  and the “sustenance” is the stipend, the maintenance of our buildings and the running costs. The onus is on the Select Vestry to ensure that sufficient funds are found; but the actual provision of these funds is found through the generosity & participation in parish life of /by the parishioners, fundraising and the use of investment income in the manner prescribed by each individual investment. The case of the latter, the new Regulatory Authority is charged with ensuring that all charitable income is allocated to the cause for which it was invested.


Envelopes & Assessment – This scheme only works if every envelope is filled whether you are in Church or not! If you need to indicate where the contents of an envelope needs to go; please write “collect” or “Asses” on the back of the envelope. Please, do not attach other pieces of paper which can come loose!


St Paul's – I have received a report on the works needed at the west end of St Paul's. Both towers have serious issues regards the ingress of water and wet rot as a result. There will be a meeting in St Paul's for parishioners on Tuesday, 9th May 2017 @ 8.00pm to discuss this matter.


General Synod – this is the governing body of the church of Ireland and will take place from Thursday 4th May 2017 -  Saturday. 6th May in the South Court Hotel, Limerick. The proceedings begin with a Eucharist in St Mary's Cathedral at 10.00am and then we go to the hotel.
On the other days, we begin at the same time (10am) and proceedings on the first two days will probably go on until about 6.30pm and not later than 4pm on Saturday. Visitors are always welcome – you sign in to listen – only members may speak or vote.  It's a good way of learning about your Church and how decisions are made.  Members are elected every three years from the members of Diocesan Synod. Yes, it can be tedious at times, but it is a wonderful way to meet up with friends who live all over our island!



Concerts - 

Saturday, 3rd June 2017 – The Coro Travingolette Band (Italian) with Banna Cluain Meala will play in Old St Mary's @ 8.00pm

Saturday, 8th July – As part of the junction Festival, there will be a concert @8.00pm – more details to follow.

Tuesday, 8th August – The Koln Philharmonia will play in Old St Mary's, Clonmel from 8.00pm



Cleaning/Flowers/Refreshments – Thank-you to those who give of their time & energy to hoover and dust and arrange flowers in our churches. Do bear in mind that while it is important to have our church interiors looking well, most people see the interior when they come to Sunday worship. Where there are refreshments after worship, do bear in mind that somebody has to provide the tea/coffee and goodies – donations always welcome – ask Bernard, George or myself in Clonmel as to what is needed.
In Cahir, would it not be better to carry the water in a small bucket rather than trying to carry a half-ful burco – with our numbers, a kettle might be a better option!

General Easter Vestry – The attendance was poor. Triennial Elections 
took place. There are some vacancies; talk to Bernard or myself if you wish to offer yourself for service during the coming three years1
 





Friday, March 31, 2017

Newsletter - April - May 2017



It seems unbelieveable that Easter is approaching already. It is, of course, welcomed that our mornings and evening are lengthening.
In the last week, four families have had to face the trauma, sorrow and tragdy of the loss of loved ones in the Rescue116 disaster. Please pray for their families and the families of those who died and were injured in the terrible attack in  London.
Whatever our view of Martin McGuinness, his past of violence & his later commitment to peace, his passing has and will have a certain impact on the position of Northern Ireland and the Republic. Power-sharing brought a whole new hope for a lasting peace on our island and, now, with the political parties unable/unwilling to resolve their difficulties with the re-establishment to shared government the future is very uncertain.
None of us wants the re-establishment of the Border. I travelled to and from Northern Ireland regularly, at least once a month, during the Troubles and I certainly have no desire to relive those days.
Brexit will affect us. We have had a variety of relationships with the UK over the centuries. Our privilege of being able to cross each others' borders with such ease may very well become a thing of the past – it would be a type of bereavement. Together with the efforts of the present government of the USA , Brexit and a possible return to direct – rule for Northern Ireland, we may have tough times ahead. We have always been resiliant, innovative and strong in facing challenge and danger. Let us hope and pray that  we can flourish in the future ahead.

                                                                            Barbara


Safeguarding Trust – Thank-you to those who have signed up to be vetted. Two applications have now been completed. 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 og 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, 20th April  & Friday, 28th April @ 8.00pm -all welcome! All welcome – this is an opportunity to learn new hymns and sing old ones in a relaxed atmosphere.


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


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


Diocesan Magazine – Thank-you to those who have paid for their diocesan magazines – there are 3 outstanding. I have one spare if anybody would like to get all the diocesan news monthly. (€32 for eight)


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.


Parish Funds –  If you are eligible to apply for the Inland Revenue's taxe relief for charities, please fill in a form and benefit your parish to the tune of €40 for every €100 donated. It costs nobody anything and helps us pay our bills!!!


Envelopes & Assessment – If you have outstanding envelopes from 2016, please submit them asap. If you need to indicate where the contents of an envelope needs to go; please write “collect” or “Asses” on the back of the envelope; please, do not attach other pieces of paper which can come loose! Remember that the whole point of this scheme is that all envelopes are filled and submitted – it is not about church attendance!


St Paul's – Water has been coming into the low tower to the right of the main door for some time and that area at the back of the church is damp and with obvious wet rot. The tray on that side has been cleaned out, the interior of the tower brushed down and pointing done to reduce the ingress of water. There is the same arrangement in the other tower with similar effect and that tray has also been cleaned out. The contractor has informed us that the water is actually coming in through the stone! It is possible to seal the tower and a spot test will be done as we do not want dicoloration of the stone. I am also informed that the dicoloration around the base of the north tower can be cleaned off. Considerable attention is required to these areas of the church, but cannot be done until we have the funds to do it.


Old St Mary's – Last Sunday, the sheets which have concealed the east window had been removed. Not only had the coving around the top of the window been removed but the wall had been painted a rather flattering colour. The sun was shining outside and the beautiful east window had come alive. Our thanks goes to Bernard who has overseen the work and created the drapery and to George who did the painting. For some reason, unknown and inexplicable to me, that part of the church had not received any renovation when the remainder of the church was done over ten years ago! The only thing done is this area was to cover the beautiful tiling in memory of the Rev George Murray with carpeting which appears to have been glued to the tiles!! It has been a detraction from the magnificence of the interior of this important building. Some cleaning needs to be done. Perhaps you might like to be part of this project!


Holy Trinity – The organ is in very poor condition and the parishioners have met to discuss this. There is a great spirit of hope for the future and a willingness to pass on the best to future generations. We look forward to the result of the present conversations


World Day of Prayer – The numbers we a little down on last year; possible as a result of matters not within our control. Brid Greene led us in worship and members of Kilsheelan/Kilcash, Powerstown/Lisronagh, St Peter'& St Paul's, St Mary's, Irishtown and ourselves took an active part in the Service.


Mothers Union – The Rector attended the Annual All Ireland Conference on the 1st weekend in March. In an Grianan, Co Louth in her capacity as Faith & Policy Co-ordinator in our diocese.


CHURCH SERVICES

 2017
March
St Pauls, Cahir
    9.30am
Holy Trinity Fethard
9.30am
Old St Marys
Clonmel
8.30am
11.00am
Tullaghmeelan

11.00am
April 9th
PalmSun

H.C.

M.P.
H.C.
M.P.

H.C.
April 11th
Tuesday

E.P. @ 7.30pm




April 12th
Wed

Compline @ 7.30pm


April 13th
Thursday


H.C. @ 7.30pm

April 14th
Gd Friday
Service @ 9.30am
E.P. @ 7.30pm
“At the Cross”
noon – 3.00pm

April 15th
Saturday


Holy Baptism @ 2.00pm

April 16th
 EasterDay
H.C.
H.C.
H.C.

April 23rd
2nd of Easter
H.C.
M.P.
H.C.
H.CA

April 30th
3rdof Easter
H.C –  In old St Mary's @ 8.30am
Central Service of Holy Communion in St Patrick's, Marlfield


Weekday Service Wednesdays – Service at  10.30am in Old St Marys  – Refreshments  afterwards


Holy Baptism – Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday, was the day on which new Christians were Baptised in the early Church .This year there will be a Baptism in our parish on that day!


St Mary's Parochial School – Well done to teachers, children and parent on the amazing  bio-diversity” entry in the St Patrick's Day parade in Clonmel. It really was wonderful to see them appraoch the viewing stand. It was different and stood out in what was the best parade in many years!



 

Bio-Diversity Project – We now have flower-beds, the beginnngs of a bug-hotel and plans to promote a better involvement in addressing environmental issues at Old St Mary's. At St Paul's the wildflower garden project has begun. You toocan be part of this by growing plants that attract bees and other bugs, by using “natural” remedies to dispel the ravishing efforts of the likes of greenfly on your roses – instead of emptying the washing-up” water down the drain, pour/spray it on your roses! And there are other ways of doing all sorts of things – pesticides, spray and other ways of getting rid of the nuisance of plant-damaging bug , harm us as well as the bugs!
You are welcome to participate in whatever way you wish always!


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!


Diocesan Magazine – Thank-you to those who have paid for their diocesan magazines – I have two spares if anybody would like to get all the diocesan news monthly. (€40 for ten copies).

                      
Envelopes & Assessment – If you have outstanding envelopes ffrom 2016, please submit them asap. If you need to indicate where the contents of an envelope needs to go; please write “collect” or “Asses” on the back of the envelope. Receipts will be issued as soon as possible early in 2017.  In 2015 those of you who filled out the tax relief forms reduced our liability for Assessment by €3,500 – if more of you did that, we would get much nearer to achieving our full Assessment in the correct financial year.


Board of Management Training – I attended the training evening for the “Anti-bullying” module for National School Boards of Management. It was an intensive evening with all aspects of this problem being delivered in a very competent and professional way by Ms Flynn.


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


Whist Drives  - Our season has ended – it has been shorter than usual. For those who do not understand why we do not have whist drives on Good Friday – the soldiers who crucified Jesus, threw for His clothes. They would have passed the time waiting for the crucified to die and, so, the Church has frowned on card playing and other games of chance! Thank-you to everybody who kept the show on the road this past winter.

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