NewsLetter

THE CHURCH OF IRELAND – DIOCESE OF CORK

THE KINSALE UNION OF PARISHES

NEWSLETTER July/August 2021

THE SERVICES ARE AS FOLLOWS

Sun. 4th July
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Sun. 11th July
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Sun. 18th July
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Sun.25th July
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Sun. 1st Aug.
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Sun. 8th Aug.
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Sun. 15th Aug.
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Sun. 22nd Aug.
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Sun. 29th Aug.
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Sun. 5th Sept.
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5th after Trinity
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6th after Trinity
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7th after Trinity
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8th after Trinity
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9th after Trinity
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10th after Trinity
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11th after Trinity
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12th after Trinity
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13th after Trinity
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14th after Trinity
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8:30am Holy Communion.
11:30am Holy Communion.

10:00am Morning Prayer.
11:30am Morning Prayer.
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8:30am Holy Communion.
11:30am Holy Communion.
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10:00am Holy Communion.
11:30am Holy Communion.
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8:30am Holy Communion.
11:30am Holy Communion.
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10:00am Holy Communion.
11:30am Holy Communion.
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08:30am Holy Communion.
11:30am Holy Communion .
(followed by presentation to Rev
10:00am Morning Prayer.
11:30am Holy Communion.
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08:30am Holy Communion.
11:30am Holy Communion.
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11:30am Morning Prayer (united service)
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Kinsale
Kinsale

Ballymartle
Kinsale
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Kinsale
Kinsale
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Templetrine
Kinsale
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Kinsale
Kinsale
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Ballymartle
Kinsale
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Kinsale
Kinsale
Hanna)
Templetrine
Kinsale
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Kinsale
Kinsale
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Kinsale
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The Bread at all Eucharistic Services is Gluten-Free.

 

  • 1. The Rector of the Parish is the Reverend Peter Rutherford tel. 021-4772220 and e-address peterrutherford@me.com. The parish website is www.kinsale.cork.anglican.org. Please try to leave Fridays free for the Rector and his family, except for pastoral emergencies.

    2. Churches are open for public worship at this time, but our Parish Covid-19 Advisory Group guides us to ensure that we continue to comply with government guidelines and church protocols. So please bear in mind the following:

    (a) For those feeling vulnerable it is important not to feel ‘pushed’ into returning to church. As more vaccines will be available in the next weeks it is hoped that we can carefully return to a more normal pattern of worship.

    (b) If you have had any recent Covid-19 symptoms you should NOT come to church. 

    (c) Masks must be worn at all public services. Those officiating need not wear masks while officiating (but will do so when offering Communion – see below).

    (d) We are still limited to 50 persons at one gathering.

    (e) Only every other pew can be used and signs will indicate the pews not to be used. 

    (f)  Churches will be carefully cleaned before and, where appropriate, after services.

    (g) People will have to use sanitisers & bring and take away their own tissues.

    (h) Sadly, congregational singing is still not permitted but there will be music.

    (i) Orders of service will be available on a printed sheet, to be collected at the door, and everyone must bring a pen to complete their or their family details in case contact tracing is necessary. Prayer and Hymn books will not be issued. The service sheet must be dropped into a basket by the door as you leave. They will be collected and dated later in the week.

    (j)The surfaces on which the Rector will celebrate Communion will be of hygienic paper that will be disposed of after the services. The Rector will sanitise his hands before, during and after Communion. Only the Rector will receive the wine. He will use vessels brought from home and returned to home for later washing. The Bread will be covered by a purificator during consecration. The Rector will wear an approved mask after he has received Communion, and he will then come down to people and distribute Communion to them in their pews (so avoiding people touching surfaces or other people).

    (k) Those not wishing to receive Communion will be offered a Blessing but not touched.

    (l)   People will have to arrive early so as to avoid ‘bunching up’: please allow extra time. At                                       the end of services people will be invited to leave, pew by pew, starting from the back.   

    (m) There will be no collection during the services but a basket by the door. 

    1. Should anyone become ill during a service they should indicate to a church warden and they will be brought to an isolation area where appropriate procedures will be followed.
    2. The Rector will continue to send out the weekly Parish Reflections for those at home.

    3.   On Sunday 15th August, following the 11:30am Eucharist in the Church of St Multose, Kinsale, there will be a presentation to the Rev. Peter Hanna. Peter celebrated his 75th birthday in July of last year, and thereby reached the age of retirement from ministry. Much of that ministry has been within the context of the Kinsale Union of Parishes. We had hoped to mark this at the time, but due to Covid-19, we could not. Therefore, we shall thank both Peter and Joan on the 15th August and, as a decision of the Select Vestry, we will make a presentation. 

    4.  Our thanks go to all who, one way or another, have been able to keep up donations to  

      parish finances. If you are not part of the envelope scheme you may like to consider this as

      a way to sustain regular giving (Pat O’Farrell looks after this in confidence: 021-4770969 or            patandbettyofarrell@hotmail.com ).   If you might consider donating by Direct Debit then please contact the Hon. Treasurer (Jonathan Grimes 086-8875670 or multosekinsale@gmail.com ). If you do this, you can be issued envelopes so that you may put an empty envelope on the plate during the collection. Remember if you have signed up to give €250 or more per annum to the parish, then the parish can re-claim tax back on this at no cost to you (e.g. if you donate €300 per year the parish gets €400: a sort of miracle!).

             Take care!

    Rev Peter Rutherford, Rector.