Parish News October 2014

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The first of our Harvest Services this year was in in Castletownroche on Sunday 28th September when our speaker was Rev Walter Hill. The Collection was for Cork Simon and the vegetables were given to the Cork Simon Community after the service. A great crowd attended and thanks to all involved in organising everything for this service.

Then Mallow Harvest service will be in St. James Church on Sunday 5th October (today) at 3pm. The speaker will be Rev. Peter Rhys Thomas. Collection will be for Motor Neuron Disease.

Doneraile Harvest will be on Sunday 19th October at 3pm and the speaker will be Bishop Richard Henderson. Collection will be for Christian Aid.
To coincide with the Harvest Services we are holding a Harvest Dance On Friday the 10th October for parish funds in the Hibernian Hotel Mallow. Dancing will be from 9pm to 12 midnight to the very popular musician Dave Rea who will play your favourites and beautiful dance music. This will take you back in time so get the dancing shoes out. Raffle on the night for Harvest hamper. Spots galore. Come along. Everybody welcome.
Kingston College Mitchelstown are having their Harvest Service on Friday the 17th October at 7.30pm. All welcome to attend.

Elizabeth Bowen Commemoration

This year’s Commemoration was on Sunday 14th September in St Colman’s church, Farahy at 3.30. The address was given by our former Archdeacon, Ven Robin Bantry-White. Thanks to all for supporting.

Thanks to Desmond and Melanie Sharp-Bolster for the donation of €275 to parish funds which they raised at their Vintage Day held recently. Their generosity is greatly appreciated.
On 16th September we held our opening service for this season. Thanks to Canon Eithne, our organist Susan Buckley, Reader Diana Buckley, and everyone who took part in the service. In our prayers lead by Ruth Sherlock we remembered Maryann Adebisi whose father had died in Nigeria. Also Frances Bolster a former MU member who had been involved in our branch for a number of years. She was a kind caring gentle lady. After our service we had our AGM where we planned for the year ahead. As always everyone is welcome to our meetings. Thanks to our Secretary and Treasurer and all other members who helped in the past year. We look forward to working together for the coming year.

Our MU Theme for 2015 is UNITED IN PRAYER.

Our next meeting will be on the 21st October. The speaker for the night will be Ina Lillis. She will speak about her trip to Uganda. She went as a volunteer with a small group led by Frankie Stanley from West Cork. The Healthy Vine Trust is an Anglican Charity which does a lot of good work helping people. Ina will give a talk and explain the work she did out there. Please come and support her on the night. This meeting will be open to everyone men and women and if you have any friends that might be interested they are welcome to come along too.

Wave of prayer

The wave of prayer is a daily act of prayer undertaken by MU members throughout the world at midday. Every diocese at home and overseas is remembered in turn throughout the year. Our link for Mallow is Thursday 30th October 12noon to 12.30.
In January the Diocesan Trustees set up a small “think tank” group to look at the issues around Mothers Union membership – it’s ups and downs in the diocese. To discuss that there will be a meeting in Glanmire Church on Monday 6th October at 8pm. All members are welcome to attend.
Womens weekend This year its taking place in Garryvoe Hotel,. Castlemartyr. 21st -23rd November. Booking forms available from Ruth Sherlock.


We wish to express our sympathy to Mary-Anne Adebisi and family on the death of her father Solomon Adeyanju in Nigeria. We had a memorial service in Mallow on Monday the 22nd September. Thanks to all who attended.

Holy Baptism

Ella Charlotte, daughter of John and Charlotte Nagle came from France, with her parents, to be baptised in Doneraile on 7th September. It was a lovely occasion with the Nagle and Wharton families gathering there to celebrate with her. We wish her every blessing in the future.

Thomas Davis

The Irish Patriot was born in Mallow on 24th October 1814. There will be many celebrations in the town to commemorate his bi-centenary this year. A stamp will be issued on the 9th October. A service will be held in St. James’ church for the schools of Mallow on 16th October. We understand that the President will visit Mallow in November to unveil the new statue of Davis which has been erected in the plaza and he plans to come to St. James’ for a short ecumenical service and to see the font in which Davis was baptised and the register in which that baptism is recorded.

Chess Club
There will be a family chess night from 7pm to 8pm every Thursday night in the hall. Parents will be encouraged to stay and learn chess or play with another adult. For adult chess details contact Michael O”Riordan at 086/1703434.

“Does your spouse have dementia?
We are carrying out research looking to gain an insight into the health and wellbeing of those who live with someone who has dementia. For more information about taking part please contact Alan Galvin or Dr Maria Pertl at Trinity College on 01 896 8414”


There will be Services in St. James on Wednesdays at 11am

Sunday 5th October: Mallow Harvest Service 3pm Preacher – Canon Peter Rhys Thomas
Monday 6th October: MU meeting in Glanmire Church 8pm
Thursday 9th October: Chess Club St. James Hall 7pm
Friday 10th October: Harvest Dance Hiberian Hotel Mallow
Tuesday 14th October: Vestry Meeting in St. James Hall 8pm
Thursday 16th October: Chess Club St. James Hall 7pm
Friday 17th October: Harvest Service Kingston College Mitchelstown 7.30pm
Sunday 19th October: Doneraile Harvest Service 3pm Preacher – Bishop Henderson
Sunday 19th October: Ecumenical Service Mercy Centre, Charleville 7.30pm
Tuesday 21st October: MU in St. James Hall 8pm speaker Mrs. Ina Lillis
Thursday 23rd October: Chess Club St. James Hall 7pm
Thursday 30th October: Chess Club St. James Hall 7pm


Friday 12th December: Christmas Concert in St. James Church

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