NewsLetter

THE CHURCH OF IRELAND – DIOCESE OF CORK

THE KINSALE UNION OF PARISHES

NEWSLETTER September 2021

THE SERVICES ARE AS FOLLOWS

Sun. 3rd Oct.
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Mon. 4th
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Sun. 10th
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Sun. 17th
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Sun. 24th
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Sun. 31st
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Sun. 7th Nov.
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18th after Trinity
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St Francis Assisi
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19th after Trinity
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20th after Trinity
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5th before Advent/
Harvest
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4th before Advent
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3rd before Advent/
Remembrance Sun.
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8:30am Holy Communion
10:00am Holy Communion
11:30am Holy Communion
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6:00pm Ecumenical Blessing of Pets
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8:30am Holy Communion
10:00am Morning Prayer
11:30am Holy Communion
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8:30am Holy Communion
10:00am Morning Prayer
11:30am Holy Communion
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8:30am Holy Communion
10:00am Harvest Eucharist
11:30am Harvest Eucharist
6:00pm Evening Prayer
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11:30am United Morning Prayer
(n.b. Clocks Change!)
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8:30am Holy Communion
10:00am Holy Communion
11:30am Holy Communion and
Act of Remembrance
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Kinsale
Ballymartle
Kinsale
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Kinsale
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Kinsale
Templetrine
Kinsale
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Kinsale
Ballymartle
Kinsale
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Kinsale
Templetrine
Kinsale
Ballymartle
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Kinsale
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Kinsale
Ballymartle
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. Our Parish Covid-19 Parish Advisory Group advises that we continue to comply with government guidelines and church protocols as they are at present. We are resuming three services each Sunday, as before the Covid crisis. Please bear in mind the following:

(a) For those feeling vulnerable it is important not to feel ‘pushed’ into returning to church.

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

(c) Masks must still 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 in numbers to ensure proper social distancing at any 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 and sanitised before 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 in time to avoid ‘bunching up’. 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.  The Ecumenical Blessing of Pets will be at 6:00pm on the day set aside to remember Francis of Assisi (1182-1226), 4th Oct.  It will last no longer than half an hour. There will be a retiring collection for the Dog Action Welfare Group, Cork (DAWG). We are glad to be able to make this part of the Kinsale Ecumenical venture for this Autumn/Winter on the theme The Season of Creation (commended by world church leaders, including Pope Francis, whose name is also after the same Francis).

4.  The Select Vestry will meet in the week commencing 11th Oct. – details of date, time and venue to follow.

5.  The Harvest Thanksgiving services for the union of parishes will be on Sunday 24th Oct. – details above. Due to the need to ensure social distancing people should choose ONE service to attend, and only one, please. The details of how we can continue to support Cork Penny Dinners will follow in due course.

         Take care!

Rev Peter Rutherford, Rector.