Parish News – August 2012

As most of you know by now we are having our Fete on the Saturday 11th August on the grounds of St. James Church, Mallow starting at 11am. We are looking for donations as follows: 2 Bottles for Bottle Stall from each family (e.g. washing up liquid, shampoo, perfume, cooking oil, minerals, wine etc), bric-a-Brac, cakes, plants, country produce, books, toys, cakes for teas, old or chipped crockery, old shopping bags or boxes.

If you have not already contribution to the hamper for the raffle or want to sell more lines or have not returned your lines please contact Ruth Sherlock, Linda Deane or Diana Buckley immediately as we need contributions for hamper and lines returned before the 8th August.

If you want to hand in any of your contributions before the day of the fete you can drop them to the hall/church on Friday 10th before 4pm and 9pm or early on Saturday morning. All people in charge of stalls and any other helpers that are free to be there are asked to be at Mallow Church between 9.00am and 9.30am to set up the stalls and get ready for Fete. There will be no parking on the church grounds on the day of fete so please come early on Saturday morning to unload your contributions from the cars for the fete. Cars may be parked at the Rectory for the day. Floats will be provided on the day so any stall holders need not worry about change.

The list of stalls is enclosed in the newsletter and if you have not been asked to help and you are free to help please contact Diana Buckley.


It was bought to our attention recently that there was a bogus person collecting in the Mallow area for the Church of Ireland. We have been given to understand that he is asking people to sign up for Direct Debits for varying amounts per week or month.

As you know we do not have this scheme. So please let your friends know that we do not have a direct debit scheme in operation for the Church of Ireland.

Concert in Farahy 1st July
Thanks to all who support the concert in St Colman’s Church, Farahy on Sunday 1st July. Ian Sexton (piano) was joined by Nicholas McMurry (counter tenor) and Ryan Morgan (tenor) with a programme of songs from the Baroque era (e.g. from Handel’s Messiah) to songs of the C20th which celebrate the countryside.

Concert in St. James Mallow

A great night was had by all who attended the concert in St James’ by Mark Slade on the organ with soloist Angela Davis (nee Hartnet) on Friday 6th July at 8pm, in aid of Church Funds. Thanks to all who helped at this.

Royal National Lifeboat Institute

Thanks to all who gave so generously to the RNLI collection on Sunday the 10th July. €88.00 was collected in Castletownroche, €98.90 in Doneraile and €97.00 in Mallow.

Thanks to all who came and supported the Coffee Day and Bring and Buy Cake Sale at the home of Linda and David Deane, Doneraile in aid of Fund for the future on Saturday 14th July. Thanks also to David and Linda for opening their home for this event. €860.00 was raised for Fund for the future.

Sunday 29th July there was a United Service in St James’, Mallow followed by an “Austerity Lunch” of (homemade) soup and bread. Thanks to all involved in preparing and serving this lunch. The €158.00 which this made goes to Parish Funds.

Sheep Head Hike

This year’s Sheep’s Head Hike for Christian Aid will happen on Saturday 1st September, beginning at 11:00 am at the Kilcrohane Community Centre, however this year they are offering two beautiful walk routes and a new time for registration (suitable for all age groups). Sponsorship and registration forms available from the Rector or for further information contact Andrew Coleman.

Diana and Aisling Buckley hope to do one of these walks and if anyone would like to sponsor them they would be delighted with the contribution.


It has been decided to change the Confirmation Service to Mallow Church as there are now seven candidates for confirmation. Please continue to pray for our candidates. Nicola Barrett, Arthan Jansen, George St. Leger Mewis, Leah O’Flynn, Ciara O’Keeffe, Richard O’Sullivan and Matthew Wharton.

Doneraile Church

Thanks to all who took part in the clean-up of the grounds of Doneraile Church on Saturday the 28th July.


Congratulations to Mark Chamberlain (Anne Lysaght’s grandson) and Claire Burke who were married in Carrigaline on Saturday the 28th July by Fr. Michael Keohane and Canon Eithne.


We send our sympathy to the family (in Australia and South Africa) and friends of Dr. Edward Steffansen who died recently. He was an anaesthetist in Mallow Hospital.

Well Done

Well done to Jessica Barrett who recently was awarded a distinction in her dog grooming examation. She now operates as Paws ‘n’ Pamper from her home in the Shanballymore/Doneraile area and we wish her every success in her new venture. Her contact number to make an appointment for your dog is 086/4047992.


There will be no weekday Services in St. James on Wednesdays at 11am

Sunday 5th August Thanksgiving Service in St. Mary’s Doneraile 4pm
Saturday 11th August Parish Fete on St. James Church Grounds 11am-4pm


Saturday 1st September Sheep’s Head Hike 11am
Sunday 9th September Confirmation in Mallow Church 11am
United Service
Sunday 16th September Doneraile Harvest 4pm
Preacher Revd. Steve McCann
Tuesday 18th September Select Vestry Meeting in St. James Hall 8pm
Sunday 7th October Castletownroche Harvest 3pm
Preacher Revd. William Montgomery
Sunday 14th October Mallow Harvest 3pm
Preacher Canon George Salter
Friday 14th December Christmas Concert in St. James Church Mallow


5th August (9th Sunday of Trinity) Green
2 Samuel 11: 26-12:13a Psalm 51: 1-13 Ephesians 4: 1-16 John 6: 24-35
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

12th August (10th Sunday of Trinity) Green
2 Samuel 18: 5-9, 15, 31-33 Psalm 130 Ephesians 4: 15 – 5:2
John 6: 35, 41 -51
Castletownroche 10am Family Service
Doneraile 10am Family Service
Mallow 11.45am Family Service

19th August (11th Sunday of Trinity) Green
1 Kings 2: 10-12, 3: 3-14 Psalm 111 Ephesians 5: 15-20 John 6: 51-58
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

26th August (12th Sunday of Trinity) Green
1 Kings 8: 1,6, 10-11, 22-30 41-43 Psalm 84 Ephesians 6: 10-20
John 6: 56-69
Castletownroche 10am H.C.
Doneraile 10am M.P.
Mallow 11.45am M.P.

2nd September (13th Sunday of Trinity) Green
Song of Solomon 2: 8-13 Psalm 45: 1-2, 6-9 James 1: 17-17
Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

If you have anything to put in the September magazine please give to Diana before the 14th August and for the Newsletter please give to Diana before Wednesday 29th August. Email: or mobile 086/1547810 or address Bridgetown, Castletownroche.

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