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, August 4, 2017

Newsletter August - September 2017




I hope you have either taken a break or intend doing so while the long days last.
Sometimes people wonder how clergy come to be ordained. It can be a long journey of feeling that God is calling one to serve in this particular or it may be a spark set alight by a friend, member of clergy or somebody else who percieves something in a person that indicates a possible calling.
There is always celebration when somebody offers themselves for training for ordination. The first positive move is often a chat with the Rector.
On Saturday, 26th August, in Shilleaglah Church, Co Wicklow, Trevor Sargent will be ordained a Deacon by Bishop Michael. He will serve his curacy in Tullow Parish. Please pray for him and his fellow students as they begin their life of ministry in our church.
On that same afternoon, The Friends of St Canice's will visit St Paul's, Cahir as part of their outing. There will be a short Service in St Paul’s Cahir at 3.00pm.
Do enjoy some time of leisure and relaxation in the coming weeks.
                                                                                                          Barbara



Cleaning & Flowers in our Churches – Please remember to do what you have volunteered for. And please take your rubbish away with you . The boiler room has been thoroughly cleaned by some of your fellow parishioners; keep it that way!


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 – The parishioners of Cahir met to discuss how they will move forward into the future for their historic building and its grounds and their burial ground at Kilcommon.

Select Vestry Meeting – Will take place in Old St Mary's Church, Clonmel on Friday 15th September 2017 @ 8.00pm – You will receive a reminder by text some days before, please reply to it!


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


Whist Drive – The season will open with a drive on Friday, 8th September @8.00pm in the Sisters of Charity School Hall.



CHURCH SERVICES

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

11.00am

Aug 6th #
Trinity 8

M.P.

H.C.
H.C.
H.C.
Worship in other church
Aug 13th
Trinity 9

M.P.

M.P.

M.P.

H.C.
Aug 20th
Trinity 10

M.P.

H.C.
H.C.
H.C.
Worship in other church
Aug 27th
Trinity 11

H.C.

M.P.
H.C.
M.P.
Worship in other church
 Sept 3rd
M.P.
H.C.
M.P.
Worship in other church
Sept 10th
H.C.
M.P.
M.P.
H.C.
Sept 17th

M.P.
H.T@
7.30PM
H.C.
H.C.
Worship in other church
Sept 24th

H.C.

M.P.
H.C.
Service of the Word
Worship in other church
Oct 1st 
H.T. @
7.30PM

H.C.
H.C.
H.C.
Worship in other church


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


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


Holy Baptism – Eileen Collins, an adult, was Baptized by the Rector in Old St Mary's on Saturday, 8th July 2017.
On Saturday, 15th July the Rector Baptized Layla Jade Freeman, daughter of Seamus & Rachel in the presence of family and friends. Layla's big brother really enjoyed the ceremony and party afterwards!


Burials – We have a number of churchyards attached, in some cases, to redundant churches. Burials have been taking place in these sites without being recorded by us or any burial fees being paid. During the last month, somebody did go to the County Council to get permission to extend a family burial plot in Ardfinnan. The Co Council informed the lady of our ownership of the churchyard and arrangements have been made in the proper way for the extension of the family plot.


RTE Broadcast -Early this year, I was asked if I would arrange for a Service celebrating lay ministry in our diocese, to be broadcast on RTE Television on Sunday 20th August 2017 @approximately 11.00am. With the help of our new Communications officer, Margaret Hawkins, about 35 lay people, including lay readers, who participate actively in the parish, diocesean and national life of our church came together and on Sunday, 30th July and recorded a Service of Morning Prayer in the studios at Montrose in Dublin. For Margaret and myself this involved a lot of hard work over he past months. Included in this act of worship is a display of symbols of various aspects of Church life in our diocese. The Service is conducted by our youngest lay reader and a variety of people, representing most of the parishes of our diocese, read, sing and are interviewed. For, once, I am encouraging you to turn on your television on that Sunday morning or turn on “record” and watch later, sing-a-long and pray with your fellow members of the Church of Ireland in the Southeast! If you wish to worship in the parish, there is always the early Eucharist @8.30am, and Fethard & Cahir @ 9.30am – the Service in Old St Mary's will go ahead as usual @ 11.00am – I'll record the broadcast!


Bio-Diversity Project – Thank-you to those who have supported our biodiversity project at Old St Mary's. The churchyard has been transformed. We need more plants and more people to maintain the beds and pots. However during the night of Saturday, 29th July somebody stole the logs from the bug hotel!


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!


HARVEST THANKSGIVINGS 2017 –
  • Cahir – Sunday, 1st October @ 7.30pm
  • Clonmel – Friday, 6th October @ 7.30pm
  • Fethard – Sunday, 17th September @7,30pm – Preacher Mr Mike O'Meara
  • Tullameelan – Sunday, 8th October @ 3.00pm

Please take note that churches are decorated by parishioners for these Services and the more that take part in the actual decorating or by providing flowers, foliage and vegetables the better. Contact the Rector with your offers, please.


Harvest Supper – It is proposed that we will have a Harvest Supper in Old St Mary's on Saturday evening the 16th  September @ 7.30pm for 8.00pm. The date has not been oked as yet, but it will be a two course (Main & Dessert) dinner and the charge will be €20. The maximum number will be 40 persons. This is a parish fundraiser and it is hoped that we can fill all seats.


Visitors – This is the time of years when people appear at our church doors to visit or to find information about their families who once lived in South Tipperary. Some just turn up but most make appoinments to view registers and see where there forebears worshipped. It is important that we try to keep our churches open so that these visitors do not return home disappointed by closed gates and locked doors! This year is proving to be no exception! Visitors have come from many parts of our world to see the sights in Cahir, Fethard & Clonmel. One family came to see Tullameelan.
On 8th June a bus full of parishioners from the eastern part of our diocese came to Cahir. As part of their visit I played host in Cahir and at the end of my little talk, somebody suggested we sang a hymn; one of the ladies passed around the plate and collected a very nice donation to St Paul's upkeep!!!


Feile Cluain Meala – this has begun with the cycling festival; which will then be followed by the buskers who raise much need funds for Crumlin Hospital and then it closes with medieval part over the weekend of 10th -13th August.


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.

Saturday, July 1, 2017



We wish all who have completed Junior Certificate, Leaving Certificate  or Highter Education exams well  and hope that all has gone well!

We ended our school year with nobody in 6th class; and hope for four new pupils in 2017/18.

If your newsletter does not arrive, there are usually spare copies on the table behind the pews in Old St Mary's, Clonmel; which is usually open up to 11.30am on weekdays and at worship times on Sundays.

Do take time out during the coming weeks; hopefully in warm, sunny  days.

                                                                                                   Barbara




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


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.


Summer Singalong -  Coro Travergolette from Northern Italy, one of Clonmel's twinned town bands performed in Old St Mary's on 3rd June. Proceeds went to S/E Radiotherapy Trust. It was well attended and was most enjoyable.


Schools' Festival Service -Took place in Lismore Cathedral. The weather was good, the Children of our schools in Waterford, Stradbally, Lismore and  Clonmel enjoyed the singing, reading and drama. Thank-you to our teachers for the effort put into preparing for this annual event.


The Tholsel, Fethard – The opening of the Tholsel (town hall) and its “Horse Experience” took place on 30th May. It is hoped that this will attract more people to visit Fethard; once one of the most important towns in Ireland. Holy trinity Church is part of this “experience”.


End of year Ceremony – This annual showcase of extra-curricular activities took place on 16th June. The room was packed with the families of the children and was most enjoyable as we were entertained by the students in Franch, German, on recorder and othe instruments. Each child received a certificate as they do every year for achievement. School has now closed for the Summer holidays.


New Teacher – We have now become a three teacher school. The new post is a Learning Support Teacher position. This post replaces the now defunct  part-time post that gave a number of hours help with learning where students had some difficulty. This new post is permanent and we share it with the Gaelscoil. We are the lead school with the majority of hours. Ms McGrath  will be most welcome and we look forward to welcoming her in September.


Parish BBQ – This annual event was very poorly supported on what was a beautiful summers day. The total sum raised was €900. The proceeds were split between St Vincent de Paul & Parish funds.


Arts Centre  - We welcome Cliona, the new director, to the Clonmel Arts Centre. New programs are being offered and we wish her well in her new      position.


Safeguarding Trust – This processed is very slow with just 3 returns at the moment. It appears that those working with children in the pub lic 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, @ 8.00pm -all welcome! – this is an opportunity to learn new hymns/canticles and sing old ones in a relaxed atmosphere. 
Dates:
  • July 2017 : 21st @8pm
  • August 2017: 4th &18th @8pm
  • September 2017: 1st @8pm


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


Harvest Thanksgivings 2017 -
  • Cahir – Sunday, 1st October @ 7.30pm
  • Clonmel – Friday, 6th October @ 7.30pm
  • Fethard – Sunday, 17th September @7,30pm – Preacher Mr Mike O'Meara
  • Tullameelan – Sunday, 8th October @ 3.00pm
Please take note that churches are decorated by parishioners for these Services and the more that take part in the actual decorating or by providing flowers, foliage and vegetables the better. Contact the Rector with your offers, please.


Harvest Supper – It is proposed that we will have a Harvest Supper in Old St Mary's on a Saturday evening in September. The date has not been oked as yet, but it will be a two course (Main & Dessert) dinner and the charge will be €20. The maximum number will be 40 persons. This is a parish fundraiser and it is hoped that we can fill all seats. The date will be announced as soon as possible.




CHURCH SERVICES – July & August 2017


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

11.00am

July 9th
Trinity 4

H.C.

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

H.C.
July 16th
Trinity 5

M.P.

H.C.
H.C.
M.P.
Worship in other church
July 23rd
Trinity 6

H.C.

M.P.
H.C.
Service of the Word
Worship in other church
July 30th
H.C. St Paul's, Cahir @9.30am
M.P. - Central Morning Prayer in Old St Mary's, Clonmel @ 11.00am
Aug 6th #
Trinity 8

M.P.

H.C.
H.C.
H.C.
Worship in other church
Aug 13th
Trinity 9

M.P.

M.P.

M.P.

M.P.
Aug 20th
Trinity 10

M.P.

H.C.
H.C.
H.C.
Worship in other church
Aug 27th
Trinity 11

H.C.

M.P.
H.C.
M.P.
Worship in other church
Sept 3rd
Trinity 12

H.C.

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


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


Holy Matrimony – Congratulations to Laura McCormack  and Andrew Mathews who were married in Holy Trinity Church, Fethard on 23rd June 2017. We wish them a Happy and long life together.


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


Bio-Diversity Project – Much progress has been made in this project. Thank-you to those who have given plants and shown an interest. The corporation of Clonmel has given bedding plants and more will follow in the Autumn. If you have not seen what has been done; take time on your next visit to Clonmel to have a look!! Please avoid driving onto flowerbeds.


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!


Tus – We have  new participants in Cahir, Marlfield/Clonmel/Tullameelan. It is hoped that some remedial work will be done on the avenue at Marlfield in the near future. These schemes do not absolve us from our role in maintaining our buildings and their environs. There is always some project that parishioners can participate in. It is part of being a Church member!


End of year Ceremony – This annual showcase of extra-curricular activities took place on 16th June. The room was packed with the families of the children and was most enjoyable as we were entertained by the students in French, German, on recorder and othe instruments. Each child received a certificate as they do every year for achievement. School has now closed for the Summer holidays.


Route 66 –  From Wednesday 13th September to Friday, 29th September Bishop Michael will travel arround the Diocese on yet another one of his efforts to raise funds for Diocesan Projects. We have had the gatherings at railway stations and his playing an instrument in every church in our diocese and having parishioners singing the same Harvest hymn over a hundred times! He was not inclined to hear that particular hymn for some time afterwards!
There are 66 books in the Bible and this year, he will visit 66 venues, churches & schools, in our diocese and give a meditation on a book of the Bible at each venue.
He will be be in Clonmel on Tuesday, 26th September:
1.    St Mary's Parochial School at 13.00 – So parents, grandparents and friends be there to share a short meditation on St Paul's 2nd letter to Timothy – a young man preparing for ministry.
2.    Old St Mary's Church @ 13.30 – and the meditation will be on St Paul's letter to Titus.
3.    The project that will benefit from our giving on the day will be “Supporting the Empowerment of Women through Literacy” through the Mothers Union and “Feed the Minds” women's literacy projects in Ethiopia and the Congo via the Bishops' Appeal Fund.



Kilvemnon – I visit Mullinahone recently and met the new owner of the old church & it's environs. The graves there are being beautifully maintained.



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