Parish News – July & August 2014


This week was a time of mixed emotions when Mallow No 1 National School shut its doors for the last time as a national school. The occasion was marked on Wednesday 25th June with a closing service in St. James Church at 11am conducted by The Bishop and Canon Eithne. Thanks to all involved with the arranging of this service and especially the present children for taking part and singing so well. Thanks to all for providing the refreshments in the hall after. It was great to see present and past pupils, present and past teachers and principals and the wider community and parishioners coming to join in this celebration.

“A successful Coffee/Tea Afternoon was held in St. James’ Church Hall on Saturday 31st May in aid of The Healthy Vine Trust and Cork Friends of Luwero , Uganda. Over 2000 euro was raised to support the ongoing work of the Trust and the 2014 team , Frankie Stanley, Gordon Coombes, Assumpta Foynes and Ina Lillis who were there on the day and were deeply grateful for this outpouring of generosity. The volunteers will depart from Cork Airport on 14th July to travel via Amsterdam to Enteebbe Airport and would be very grateful for your prayerful remembrance during their travels. It was also very good to have former volunteers, Richard Lynch and Ruth Buttimer with us on the day, both full of enthusiasm and encouragement. The Healthy Vine Trust works towards the prevention of malaria, the provision of clean water and the improvement of health, education and agriculture in the Luwero Dioceses of Uganda.” Thanks very much, Ina Lillis

Mothers’ Union and Friends

Mothers Union Outing to Kilkenny area on Saturday 5th July. Visiting garden centre, pottery, Rothe House, Kilkenny and shopping. Cost €45 approx. includes bus, morning coffee, entry to Rothe House and evening meal. Bus leaving Mitchelstown at 10am. Everyone welcome to join us on the day male or female. Contact Ruth Sherlock 086/1588719 or Hazel Sherlock 087/6227803 immediately as there still may be places.


STARCAMP, Ireland’s leading and most renowned performing and fun Summer Camp, is coming to the Aemilian Theatre, St Mary’s Secondary School in Mallow from the 21st to the 25th of July. Open to boys and girls aged 4-13. Starcamp’s core ethos is to instil confidence and self-esteem through praise and recognition. Sing, Dance and Act all while making new friends and having fun. Run by professional, experienced, fully trained and Garda vetted leaders, choreographers and drama coaches. To book your child’s place or see a full list of locations, visit or call 021 4377900. Vivienne

Concert in Castletownroche

On Saturday July 26 the Dublin-based guitarist Pat Coldrick will give a concert in St Mary’s church Castletownroche. Pat has a large and varied repertoire of classical, Hispanic,folk and jazz music and usually tailors his programme to suit his audience – and invites requests, so there should be something to suit everyone. Time 8.15pm Tickets €15 (to benefit building fund) from 022 26257, 025 32227 or at the door.

Parish Fete

Please come and support the Parish Fete on Saturday 9th August from 11am to 3pm. There is a charge of €2 at the gate for Adults and children are free. There will be a raffle on the gate ticket. There will be all the usual stalls and a raffle. We are asking parishioners for contributions to the hamper and it will be put together at the discretion of the Fete committee. If you have any queries about the fete please contact the committee. The committee is Canon Eithne, Linda Deane, James Ladd, Richard Lynch, Jackie Nagle and Diana Buckley. If you are available and haven’t been asked to help on a stall please contact Jackie Nagle. Please ensure any items you send in for the fete are in good working condition and that there are no items out of date.

United Service

There will be a United Service in St. James’ Mallow on the 31st August at 11am. It is proposed that this will be a GIFT DAY in aid of our United Parish funds. It also coincides with the 50th Wedding Anniversary of the Rector and her husband Richard who were married in St. James’ Church on 26th August 1964. We invite you to come along the following Sunday (31st) to help us celebrate the occasion and to add your support to our parish.

Elizabeth Bowen Commemoration

This year’s Commemoration will be on Sunday 14 September in St Colman’s church, Farahy at 3.30. The address will be given by our former Archdeacon, Ven Robin Bantry-White.


We wish to express our sympathy to the family of Francis Bolster. To her daughters Margo, Jean and Aileen and all the family. Also to William Bartels and family on the death of his mother in Holland.


To Valerie and Andrew Gardiner on the birth of their son Kevin, a brother to Amanda and Sophie.


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

Saturday 5th July MU Outing to Kilkenny area
Saturday 26th July Concert in St. Mary’s Castletownroche 8.15pm
Saturday 9th August Parish Fete in the grounds of St. James’ Church
Sunday 31st August 50th Wedding Anniversary & Parish Gift Day in St. James’ Mallow 11am

Tuesday 2nd September Select Vestry Meeting in St. James Hall 8pm
Sunday 14th September Elizabeth Bowen Commemoration in Farahy 3.30pm
Sunday 28th September Castletownroche Harvest Service 3pm Rev. Walter Hill
Friday 10th October Harvest Dance Hiberian Hotel Mallow
Sunday 5th October Mallow Harvest Service 3pm Canon Peter Rhys Thomas
Sunday 19th October Doneraile Harvest Service 3pm Bishop Henderson
Friday 12th December Christmas Concert in St. James Church

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