17th May 2020 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

Church of Ireland

Calry Parish Church

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

17th May 2020 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

Rector: Canon Patrick Bamber Tel: 071 91 46513

email: calry@elphin.anglican.org   web: www.calry.elphin.anglican.org  fb:/calryparishchurch/

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



Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!

Forthcoming Sunday Services (subject to change):

Date Service Time & Type
24th May   11.00 am Service of the Word: facebook.com/calryparishchurch/

 Ascension Day

This Thursday is Ascension Day – 40 days after Easter Sunday and 10 days before Pentecost. We are going to mark it with a service of Holy Communion at 9 am, which will be live-streamed on the Facebook page like all the other daily offices.

 Calry Daily Office (prayer, Bible reading and reflection):

Monday – Friday 9.00 am and Saturday at 9.00 pm at: facebook.com/calryparishchurch/


We wish all sixth year students from Calry every blessing as their school careers come to an end in very unusual circumstances. Please pray for them as they prepare for the next stage in their journey and for teachers who now have an unlooked for responsibility in grading their students. For Grammar School leavers there is a virtual Valedictory Service on the school that was filmed party in Calry. You can find it by going to the school website or directly to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hekkbku9pDQ&feature=youtu.be


Do you enjoy listening to choir members singing each Sunday? Can you sing? If you would like to be  part of singing for the glory of God in our virtual choir please get in touch with Canon Patrick or Matthew Topley

(+44 7732 312108). To contribute you need internet access, a pair of headphones and some way of recording yourself singing.

Added to which, this week we are hoping to submit a contribution to the ‘Irish Blessing’, an all-Ireland collaboration to sing in a virtual choir ‘Be thou my vision’. Interested? Contact Matthew.

Confirmation Group

The Preparation Group continues on Tuesday at 4.00 pm over Teams. This week’s theme is: Communion Pt II.

How is your prayer life?

On Wednesday evenings at 8pm a group of us meet for an hour to explore the huge topic of prayer, following material called The Prayer Course. The session involves watching a video for 20 minutes. All are welcome. We meet on Zoom but you don’t need anything special to join in, just internet access and an electronic device. For more information on the course go to: https://prayercourse.org/

 Are you busy on Saturday at 8 am?

…if you’re not then why not join us for the Zoom Sligo churches weekly prayer meeting? On Saturday 23rd Calry is responsible for leading it. It would be great to have some more parishioners participating too! You don’t need any special software, just an internet connection and a smartphone, tablet or laptop.


There are some really useful ideas for children to explore this morning’s themes. Go to the Facebook page for more information on www.rootsontheweb.com

CEF is putting on Good News Club videos for NS aged children in two age categories. These are highly recommended. To view them with your children go to:



Youth – If you could ask God one question

The Saturday night Zoom youth group is starting a new course based on a book called ‘If you could ask God one question’. Yesterday they looked at the question ‘All good people go to heaven, right?’

Whatever your age you can download the book for free by going to: https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/if-you-could-ask-god-one-question-2

 Diocesan Dial-up Service

If you do not have internet access there is a number you can call on your phone which allows you to listen to a whole service. Each Sunday’s service (led by different clergy and lay readers from around the Diocese) is available from 10 am on Sunday morning, but you can call it at any time. When you dial wait 15 seconds and then the service will begin. The number to call is: 048 912 43 912. It is a standard national rate call.

Want a Phone Call?

If you are a Calry parishioner and would like to have a phone conversation with someone from church then please give your number to the People’s Church Warden Temitope (089 989 0284) or Canon Patrick. We will put you in touch with one of the Welcome Team to give you a ring.

Where is God in a Coronavirus World?

This excellent short book by Prof John Lennox comes highly recommended. If you want to borrow a copy ask Canon Patrick or you may order your own copy by going to: https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/where-is-god-in-a-coronavirus-world


If you are able to make your giving electronic please contact either Mrs Margaret Henry, the Hon Treasurer, on 086 330 0474 or Canon Patrick to get bank details. Of course, if you prefer to give by cheque that can be sent to Margaret at her home address: Carrowlustia, Calry, Sligo.

However, if you are in a situation where you actually need financial help yourself please get in contact. Protestant Aid offers grants to families or individuals who need practical help. This is all handled with the utmost confidentiality.

Strengths  Weaknesses  Opportunities  Threats

David Bourke would love to hear from you by email if you have something to express about what you think are the good and not so good points about our church. His address is: davidcbourke@gmail.com

Church of Ireland Gazette

You can access the May edition of this national Church of Ireland magazine The Gazette for free at the moment by going to: https://gazette.ireland.anglican.org/may-gazette-download-for-free/

 Stella Mew

Some of you might have heard that dear Stella Mew was in hospital for over 2 weeks. Thankfully she didn’t have Covid-19 and is now staying with a friend in Crumlin having started a new chemotherapy regime.


We send our condolences to Yvonne Stuart on the death of her aunt Mrs Emily Bright.

Do you need prayer?

The new designated prayer email address is: prayer@calry.ie

If you need prayer for yourself, someone else you know or a situation that is a cause for concern then just send a brief message to this address and a team of Calry parishioners will pray for you.

Pray for:

  • school leavers
  • wisdom for leaders in national and local government
  • HSE employees, care home staff, other health care professionals and ‘front-line’ workers putting themselves at risk for the benefit of others
  • households where there is sadness and distress, loneliness or isolation
  • those who are under severe pressure because of financial worries
  • our link diocese of Kindu in DR Congo as the people cope with not only the C-19 epidemic on top of Ebola but also recent flooding


‘I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.’

John 14.20