July ’09 News

“Heavenly Father, we thank you for the times of rest and relaxation which are given to us in the course of our lives. Teach us to use our leisure and our holidays to rebuild our bodies and renew our minds, and may we be strengthened and refreshed in spirit for our daily work and the … [Read more…]

June ’09 News

Vacancy At the start of May the three-month period allocated to the Board of Nomination to find a new Rector came to an end, unfortunately without success. The responsibility of finding a Rector now becomes the responsibility of our Bishop and in this task we commend him to your prayers. In his letter to the … [Read more…]

April ’09 News

Vacancy The vacancy continues. We wait, we pray and we give the Nominators space to do their work. In the meantime the prime function of the Church, which is the worship of God, continues. A little extra is called from each of us, and forbearance if some things have to be put on hold. Rural … [Read more…]

March ’09 News

Rev. Judith Hubbard-Jones The Rev. Judith finished her ministry among the good people of Kinneigh Union with a flourish. Friday 12th January saw the dedication of the extension of Desertserges National School whilst on her final service the following Sunday in St. Mary’s, Desertserges the restored tower of the church was rededicated. On both occasions … [Read more…]

February ’09 News

The Parish said farewell to the Rev. Judith Hubbard-Jones on 18th January after 6 years of faithful ministry in Kinneigh. She will be instituted on Tuesday 2nd February in her new Parish at Frampton-on-Severn in her native Gloucestershire. The Rev. Judith ended her time with us with a flourish for, on Friday 16th January the … [Read more…]

January ’09 News

Slán This is my last (or possibly penultimate) writing of Kinneigh Notes as I will be departing these shores on the 22nd January. It does feel very strange on several accounts – we’ll all be reading the Diocesan Magazine in January and I am writing this early December before I’ve even got round to thinking … [Read more…]

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…]