December ’08 News

Remembrances All Saints/All Souls (2nd November) saw a great many people in St Bartholomew’s Church, Kinneigh, giving thanks for loved ones who have died and remembering those who we would wish to call saints in our own lives. The Communion Table was laden with night lights and Holy Communion celebrated with extra care! This was … [Read more…]

November ’08 News

Tower Flower Power What a lovely memory that weekend of 3/4/5th October invokes – The Desert Shall Flower! Glorious autumn weather on the Sunday; lots of happy people; wonderful displays of flowers in St Mary’s Church Desertserges; scrumptious teas and the finest of lace. St Mary’s looked truly wonderful – all thanks to the many … [Read more…]

October ’08 News

The Desert Shall Flower At the time of writing we are putting finishes touches to the planning for the Flower Festival at Desertserges – The Desert Shall Flower. When most of you read this, we will be in full swing over the first weekend in October and I hope you will have been able to … [Read more…]

September ’08 News

Friends of St Mary’s Desertserges THE DESERT SHALL FLOWER An Autumn Flower Festival St Mary’s Church, Desertserges, Enniskeane, Co Cork Friday 3rd October 2008 8pm Opening Ceremony Saturday 4th October 11am – 5pm Open Sunday 5th October 10.30am Festival Eucharist 12 – 5pm Open 7.30pm Songs of Praise Lace Making Exhibition; teas, preserves, music and … [Read more…]

July ’08 News

Wishing you all a good summer! Edith Draper We look forward to hearing from Edith Draper how her trip to Luweero in Uganda with the Diocesan group went; I’m sure it will have been a life changing experience in so many ways. Mother’s Union At the recent AGM, new officers were elected. Frankie Stanley is … [Read more…]

June ’08 News

Confirmation A good supportive turn out for our eight candidates Thomas, Aisling, Frances, Laura, Andrew, Sarah, Meave, Gemma at Kinneigh on Sunday 6th of May at St Bartholomew’s Kinneigh. Annual General Easter Vestry Meeting This was on Sunday, 15th April, in St Bartholomew’s Church, Kinneigh, after the Eucharist. The Rector reported on the Bishop’s Visitation … [Read more…]

May ’08 News

Easter Vestry Nominations 2008 1) Diocesan Synod Representatives – Frances Stanley, Jean Buttimer, Sara Shorten, William Duke.Outgoing – David Bourne, Kenneth Strickland, Frances Stanley. Supplemental Diocesan Synod Members – Betty Kingston, Lilian Shorten, Valerie Jennings, Marjorie Garland. Outgoing – Hilary Buttimer, William Duke, Ivan Shorten, Rosie Appelbe 2) Parochial Nominators – Stephen Buttimer, Marjorie Garland, … [Read more…]

April ’08 News

I know everything was a rush this year up to Easter, and I muttered something about having lists of our Easter Vestry results out with Triennial Elections et al – but that was far too forward looking and they will appear next month! Thank you in advance for all who make Holy Week and Easter … [Read more…]

March ’08 News

You will all have recognised that there are a lot more people involved these days in helping in the running of the services in this Union. 1) We have three new Ministers of the Eucharist (chalice bearers) approved by the Bishop – Marjorie Garland, Harold Shorten and Frankie Stanley. These three have joined the existing … [Read more…]

February ’08 News

We were all very shocked to hear of the sudden death of Fr. Michael Nolan, parish priest of the Enniskeane and Desertserges RC parish, on 7th January. He was a good friend to us and good colleague to work alongside ecumenically. We had recently shared and enjoyed a happy Christmas Carol service at St Mary’s … [Read more…]