13th December 2020 – Advent III

Church of Ireland

Calry Parish Church

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

13th December 2020 – Advent III

Rector: Canon Patrick Bamber Tel: 071 91 46513

email: rector@calry.ie  web: www.calry.ie  fb:/calryparishchurch/  Day off - Monday

Linked with the Diocese of Kindu, Province of the Anglican Church of Congo


This morning’s service will be both in church and live online on the website www.calry.ie/online-worship/   or at www.facebook.com/calryparishchurch/

Happily St John’s Hospital are now open for worship – but no non-residents can join the congregation. The service is at 2.30 pm in the afternoon.

Don’t forget next week there is no morning service as we are holding our carols (virtual) by candlelight with the Sunday School nativity video at 6 pm.


Forthcoming Services (subject to change):

Date Service
Sunday 20th


6.00 pm Carols by Candlelight and Nativity Play

NB: No morning service.

Thursday 24th December 11.00 pm Holy Communion
Christmas Day 11.00 am All Age Service
Sunday 27th December 11.00 am Morning Prayer


Sunday School Nativity Update

Parents please only come to the church this afternoon if you have been specifically asked to come. The video of the play will God willing be shown on Sunday 20th at 6.00 pm. Obviously if you do not wish your children to appear in a Sunday School video don’t send them to be filmed.


Re-opening of Churches

We will be following the routine we used between July and October with the one difference that sadly no live-singing or playing of wind instruments is permitted.


  1. Respect social distancing and unless you belong to the same household sit 2 metres apart from others.
  2. Use hand-sanitizer as you enter.
  3. Follow the welcome team’s instructions which will involve their noting your name for contact tracing.
  4. Everyone over 12 in the congregation should wear a mask (unless speaking or reading).
  5. If it is necessary to use the gallery those sitting upstairs must use a separate entrance and exit.
  6. Please avoid congregating by the doors.


If you don’t have internet access and can’t come to church…

Please don’t feel left out! If you don’t have internet access there is a phone number you can call to pick up the diocesan service for the week. It costs only the same as a local rate call. Dial 048 912 43 912 anytime.



The Scribe is our diocesan magazine. A year’s supply only costs €20. Yvonne Stuart is taking orders now for next year. Why not have a word with her?


Tuesday Daily Office

Half an hour of prayer and Scripture on Tuesday at 9.30 am on www.facebook.com/calryparishchurch/



This is the last week before Christmas of Alpha on Tuesday evening and CU on Thursday lunchtime.


Wednesday Evening Fellowship at 7.30 pm

The Wednesday group finishes until next year this week at 7.30 pm for an hour of chat, prayer, worship and Bible discussion for the last session of The Journey – Creation to Re-Creation.


Inter-church Saturday Morning Prayer

8.00 - 9.00 am every Saturday on Zoom.


Mothers’ Union

Following a very successful and enjoyable Branch Meeting via Zoom on 9th December the next Zoom Branch Meeting will be held on Wednesday 15th January at 8.00 pm when the special speaker will be the Bishop’s wife, Mrs Jean Glenfield.


Updates on DR Congo

There is a very informative update from CMSI about what is currently going on in the Anglican churches in eastern Congo, which includes Kindu. To read it go to the Calry FB page.


Flower Rota

If you would like to join the flower rota for 2021 please speak to Yvonne Stuart or call her on 071 91 46506.


Prayer Points:

  • the message of Advent and Christmas to be demonstrated by God’s people
  • all small groups including Alphas, CUs etc
  • the Generous Giving Team and our parish finances
  • Brexit negotiations


He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted,

to proclaim freedom for the captives

and release from darkness for the prisoners,

to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour…

Isaiah 61.1