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Newsletter – October 2018

Mallow Union Newsletter
St. James’ Mallow, St. Mary’s Doneraile, St. Mary’s Castletownroche
October 2018

Rector: Canon Eithne Lynch
022/21473 or 086/2535002
Email: mallowunion@eircom.net
Website: www.mallow.cork.anglican.org
Facebook: Mallow Union of Parishes
Twitter: @MallowUnion
Lay Readers: Avril Gubbins 022/24267
Emmanuel Adebisi 022/20477

The first of our Harvest Thanksgiving service was held in Mallow on the 23rd September at 3pm. Thanks to all involved in this and especial word of thanks to Rev.Paul Arbuthnot for coming to preach at this service. The collection was for Mallow Search and Rescue. The next of our harvest services is in Doneraile on Sunday 14th October at 3pm. Preacher Canon Alan Marley and the collection is for ISPCC and Christian Aid. The Castletownroche harvest service is on Sunday 21st October at 3pm. Preacher is Rev. David Bowles and the collection is going to Protestant Aid.

Mothers Union

Our Opening service was held on Wednesday 26th September at 8pm in St. James’ Church. Thanks to Canon Eithne for taking the service, also to all the ladies who didreading, played the organ, did collection, and read suitable prayers for the night. Also to everyone who attended. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 17th October at 8pm in St. James Hall.  Speaker to be confirmed literature box and Christmas cards will be on sale on the night.
We have been invited to Lismore on Tuesday 16th October Speaker on the night will be Margaret Kingston on ‘Faith and Fashion’. If you are interested contact Ruth Sherlock.

St. Mary’s Church, Doneraile
As part of Culture night, St Mary’s hosted a pop-up gallery. It ran from Friday evening 21st of September when there was an official opening at 7.30pm to 9.30pm and Saturday from 12noon to 4pm and again on Sunday 11am-4pm. A large crowd attended and it was much enjoyed.  Thanks to Mary St Leger for all her work in this and to all who were involved.

St. James’ Church, Mallow
Please keep November 2nd free for the first of a winter series of concerts for St. James Church Mallow. There will be an international tenor from Miami, Gerardo Jose Ortega performing as well as Caoimhe Cronin, Sibeal, Cor Mhaigh Ealla, Louise Luddy, Ceoltiori Mhaigh Ealla. Admission is €15.00, tickets available at “Katie’s” Proceeds to Mallow Union of Parishes & a donation to Mallow Tidy Towns. Please support thisand tell your friends about it.

Congratulations to Geoffrey Cameron and Ann-Marie Davis who came to be marriedin St. Mary’s Church Castletownroche on Friday 28th September and also to Fay Woolf and Guy Heatherington who were married in St. Mary’s Church Castletownroche on Tuesday 2nd October.


We extend our sympathy to Juliet and Francis Atkinson and family on the death of her mother, Irene Nagle, recently in Cork. Also to Marilyn Casey on the death of her sister Lorian Blackmore.

Notes from the vestry meeting 6/9/2018
A lot of GDPR forms have been returned (blue forms) and there are still some coming.  We have 173 families and 93 have returned.
Finances were discussed and the treasurer told us it looked as if there was going to be a shortfall of around €10,000 by the end of the year, so it was decided to have a gift day on the 7th October to try and fill this shortfall. Letters were to go out to all parishioners about this and if there are any queries please contact the Treasurer Jackie Nagle or the Rector.
St. James’ Church, Mallow – chipped paint off tower and there is one square left to do. Weeds must be removed from Steeple and tower but 100ft hoist not available at themoment. Plasterers and painters coming. Window panes have to be replaced. The tower area must be primed first before painting. Total cost is estimated at €8,125.
St. Mary’s Church, Castletownroche – New bulbs have been put up and old shades cleaned
St. Mary’s Church, Doneraile – Windows have been painted and trees sorted. Pigeons are a problem outside the door. Thanks to Ellen and Edward for bringing the timber to the fete to sell and to Ellen for getting the windows painted. Trees by Golf Club wall are getting big. We are to talk to Golf club about this. Pop-up Art Exhibition in on in Doneraile 21st and 22nd September as part of Culture night.
Thanks to all who supported the Parish Picnic in any way.
Harvest Service Collections
Mallow – Mallow Search and Rescue
Doneraile – ISPCC and Christian Aid
Castletownroche – Protestant Aid
Safeguarding Trust – forms filled
Health and Safety nothing to report
Charting a future – Chris Bond was to arrange a meeting about this.
Rectors Business – Lackeel graveyard has been tydied up and the official opening in on Saturday 29th September at 6.30pm.
Date of next meeting 8th November 2018 at 8pm.

There will be H.C. in St. James’, Mallow on Wednesday mornings 11am

Sunday 7th October St James Concert ‘The Doolan Quartet’ 4pm.
Wednesday 10th October Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm
Sunday 14th October Doneraile Harvest Service 3pm
Tuesday 16th October MU Meeting in Lismore
Wednesday 17th October MU meeting in St. James Hall Mallow 8pm
Sunday 21st October Castletownroche Harvest Service 3pm
Sunday 21st October Charleville Ecumenical Service 7.30pm in the Mercy Centre.
Wednesday 24th October Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm
Wednesday 31st October Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm

Friday 2nd November Concert in St. James’ Church Mallow
Thursday 8th November Vestry meeting in St. James’ Hall 8pm
Friday 9th November WW I Concert of Remembrance by the Western Front Association in
St Fin Barres Cathedral
Friday 14th December Christmas Concert in St. James’ Church Mallow 8pm


7th October (19th Sunday after Trinity) Green
Job 1: 1; 2:1-10 Psalm 26 Hebrews 1: 1-4: 2:5-12 Mark 10: 2-16
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

14th October (20th Sunday after Trinity) Green
Job 23: 1-9, 16-17 Psalm 22: 1-15 Hebrews 4: 12-16 Mark 10: 17-31
Castletownroche 10am Family Service & H.C.
Mallow 11.45am Family Service
Doneraile 3pm Harvest Service

21st October (21st Sunday after Trinity) Green
Job 38: 1-7, (34-41) Psalm 104: 1-10, 26, 37c Hebrews 5: 1-10 Mark 10: 35-45
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C
Castletownroche 3pm Harvest Service

28th October (22nd Sunday after Trinity) Green
Job 42: 1-6, 10-17 Psalm 34: 1-8, (19-22) Hebrews 7: 23-28 Mark 10: 46-52
Castletownroche 10am H.C.
Doneraile 10am M.P.
Mallow 11.45am M.P.

4th November (23rd Sunday after Trinity) Green
Ruth 1: 1-18 Psalm 146 Hebrews 9: 11-14 Mark 12: 28-34
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C. 

If you have anything to put in the November magazine please give to Diana before Friday 14th October and for the November Newsletter please give to Diana before Wednesday 31st October. Email: dianabuckley@eircom.net or mobile 086/1547810 or address Bridgetown, Castletownroche.