NewsLetter

THE CHURCH OF IRELAND – DIOCESE OF CORK

THE KINSALE UNION OF PARISHES

NEWSLETTER May 2021

THE SERVICES ARE AS FOLLOWS

Sun.16th May
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Sun 23rd
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Sun 30th
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Sun 6th June
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Ascension Sunday
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Feast of Pentecost
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Trinity Sunday
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1st after Trinity
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10:00am Holy Communion
11:30am Holy Communion
8:30am Holy Communion
11:30am Holy Communion
10:00am Holy Communion
11:30am Holy Communion
8:30am Holy Communion
11:30am Holy Communion
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Ballymartle
Kinsale
Kinsale
Kinsale
Templetrine
Kinsale
Kinsale
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.  We prepare for the gradual reopening of churches for public worship at this time. Our Parish Covid-19 Advisory Group will try to ensure that, as before, we comply with government guidelines and church protocols. 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.

    1. 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).
    2. Those not wishing to receive Communion will be offered a Blessing but they will  

    not be 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 to include those at home.

    3.    On Tuesday 18th May, the Reverend Tony Murphy will visit Kinsale to do a 5km walk in aid of Christian Aid and the diocesan commitment to the Burundi Maize Project in Africa, which has been on-going for some years. Tony is completing 5km in each parish in Cork, Cloyne and Ross and receiving sponsorship, during the month of May. Those wishing to join Tony and the Rector for the walk should contact the Rector (4772220) by Monday 17th to indicate if they intend to be present. The Rector has discussed the route with Tony (Church to Rincurran via Breakheart Hill, returning via the Scilly Walk) and will commence at 1100hrs. 

    4.   The Hon. Treasurer (Jonathan Grimes) has kindly agreed to act as host to the Select Vestry for a ‘Zoom’ meeting at a date and time to be announced shortly. Details will follow to Select Vestry members.

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    All best wishes.

    Rev Peter Rutherford.