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, June 2, 2017

Newsletter June- July 2017




Thank-you to those who have helped create the new flower beds at Old St Mary's. Old decking was donated to provide flower boxes also! And Clonmel Corporation have provided us with plants with more to come!
Thank-you also to Bernard for his work at Tullameelan – restored pews and other improvements!
We really should work together to do the best we can for our parish. If we expect our churches and hall to look well each and every one of us should do our bit!
On Sunday, 30th July we will have a picnic at Marlfield after worship. Bring along sandwiches, buns etc.  Soft drinks will be served. Some rugs or fold-up chairs would be welcome!

Barbara


St Mary's Parochial School – Our school is coming to the end of another academic years in which all sorts of wonderful things have happened.
Biodiversity has been an enormous project. The school entered the St Patrick's Day parade for the 1st time ever and excelled themselves.
There has been the “Artist in the classroom”, football and other games, inspiring learning and encouragement for everybody.
Over the years, we have entered the Bishop's poster competition; which has changed from drawing, painting and sketching into models and other “concrete” models. But this year, a group entered the new “electronic” category. This took the form of a video. Congratulations to the trio who created this amazing visual and funny “film”. They won the award in this category and deserve our congratulations and encouragement to develop this talent in the coming years!!
Our gratitude and thanks goes to our staff, Ms Wallace and Mrs Brennan, to Joan our hardworking secretary/multi-talented, Joan, the students & substitute teachers, parents and a host of others from the community who did so much to enrich the life

                                                                                                            
Safeguarding Trust – Unfortunately ther has been no movement with regard to this. It is very  disappointing!
We need to form a new panel. Some progress has been made but without movement on the vetting we are unable to move forward.


Singing group – Will meet in Old St Marys on Friday, 16th June  & Friday, 30th 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


Cleaning & Flowers in our Churches – Please, if you take part in this part of parish life; take dead flowers and foliage away with you and wash used containers; especially in St Mary's. The area behind the organ has been cleaned; please keep it that way!


General Synod – The Synod took place in the South Court Hotel, Limerick. It was a very good venue and the Service in St Mary's Cathedral was very special. The room in which the meetings took place was, perhaps, one of the best since I became a member – we were all reasonably close to the speakers and the sound was good. Some of us were able to commute; which was another bonus!
This is the place where decisions are made for all aspects of Church life. Legislation is passed, changes can be made to our Constitution, matters pertaining to our Prayer Book are decided. There is discussion; sometime robust and clergy and people contribute. It is all done in a “parliamentary” manner and all members have a right to speak.


General Easter Vestry – As it is a triennial year, representatives were elected to Diocesan Synod in addition to  the Select Vestry and  Parish Nominators.


Coptic Pope – His Holiness Pope Tawadros visited the Coptic Community in Cahir on 20th May 2017. I met with him and, my understanding is that Bishop Michael and the Rev A Carter did so also. The Coptic Church of Egypt is in full communion with the Anglican Church; us. (photos of this historic visit can be found on the Cahir News FaceBook page.)


Quinquennial Inspection – This will involve an inspection of all our buildings by the Diocesan Architect. The diocese pays for the inspection of the Rectory, but the parish pays for the inspection of the churches and hall. This will cost the parish approximately €3,000; which we need to raise. So, please, do your bit and support the fundraising efforts that will take place during the coming months. We need to look after our buildings and the congregation fo each church needs to raise the funds required for their building/s. The hall in Clonmel actually belongs to the parish; so we all have a responsibility to it and it's restoration so that we have a place to generate funds.


Reception for Ambassador of the USA – I attended a Civic Reception for Ms Anne Anderson, Ambassador to the USA, United Nations on 26th May 2017 in the Town hall, Clonmel. Ms Anderson is a native of Clonmel. Many members of her family also attended.


Opening of the Tholsel, Fethard – As I type this, the people of Fethard are preparing for the opening of the Tholsel, Fethard this evening. The work on this historic building has gone on for some years. It has led to the reopening of the Tudor doorway into the churchyard of Holy Trinity, the replacement of a “modern” chimney with a new chimney that matches the existing original. This, hopefully, will lead to Fethard gaining its rightful place on the tourist trail. In medieval times this town was one of the foremost on this island. Andrew Lloyd Webber will be present among many other worthies. We wish the people of Fethard well as they move forward into, what we hope will be, a more prosperous future.


Schools Festival Service – Our six Primary Schools will meet in St Carthage's Cathedral, Lismore on Friday, 9th June 2017 at 11.00am for thier annual festival Service. All are welcoem to attend!

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
June 4th
Pentecost

M.P

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

M.P.

M.P.

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.
Service of the Word
Worship in other church
July 2nd
Trinity 3

M.P.

H.C.
H.C.
H.C.
Worship in other church
July 9th
Trinity 4

H.C.

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

H.C.
July16th
Trinity 5

M.P..

H.C..
H.C.
H.C.
Worship in other church
Jul 23rd 
Trinity 6

H.C.

M.P.
H.C.
Service of the Word
Worship in other church
July30th
Trinity 7
H.C. - Old St Marys @ 8.30am
H.C. - Central Service of H.C. In St Patricks Church, Marlfield @ 11.am
Aug 6th
Trinity 8


M.P.

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


Bereavements – Brian Sayer , Clogheen, died suddenly on 8th May. His funeral service took place in St Paul's Church, Cahir and cremation took place at the Island, Cork on 16th May 2017. Our sincere sympathy goes to his wife Maria, his children and the wider family.
Michael Garrett, Clonmel died after a long illness borne with courage and fortitude. His funeral and cremation took place at the Island, Cork on 17th May. We offer our heartfelt sympathy to Therese, his children and his wider family in the UK.


Kilbehenny – I visited this part of our parish on 10th May. Owing to the distance from any of our parish churches, the congregation of this part of our parish worships in Mitchelstown; which is a few short miles from them. The locals are in the process of gathering information about the history of the area which will include copies of what can provide from records held in Clonmel & the RCB. This will also enable us to provide information to those who return seeking to learn abaout their families in the times they spent here.


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.


St Paul's – The parishioners met to review and discuss the repairs  required in the small towers. The trays in both towers have been cleaned and the interior of the walls brushed down and cleaned.
The necessary repairs; which are urgent will require an enormous fundraising effort!
“The Follies”, a group of people from North and South with an interest in historic places and buildings visited on 14th May. In the coming months we will have a visit be the Friends of St Canice's Cathedral also.


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!

Parish BBQ– This annual event will take place at the Rectory from  1.00pm on Sunday, 18th June 2017 – Adults €15 and children free.  This is one of our few fundraisers, so please make every effort to be there.


Diocesan Property & Glebe Committees – There are three of these committees in our diocese and they consist of a Chairperson and members of Diocesan Council & Churchwardens of the each parish.
In the case of the Churchwardens their presence is only necessary if their parish project is on the agenda.  Meetings take place to consider requests from Select Vestries with regard to permissions to spend over €20,000 on projects on buildings and to review specifications and plans for works proposed. This committee requests permissions from the Diocesan Council and the Diocesan Council, if it agrees, then advances requests to the Representative Church Body. This is the way in which we seek to manage our buildings properly and to ensure that monies spent are spent to the best advantage to ur buildings.


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!


Sunday Life – An hour of music, scripture and meditation on TippFm fro 7.00am –  8.00am every Sunday.



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 later.

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

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