1st November 2020 – All Saints’ Day

Church of Ireland
Calry Parish Church
Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

1st November 2020 – All Saints’ Day

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


Morning! Today’s online service is our monthly all-age. It falls on the Feast of All Saints’ a wonderfully positive occasion for focussing on the great company of Christian men and women who have gone before us in the faith and a reminder that we are all called to be God’s holy people or ‘saints’. The service can be viewed on the website www.calry.ie/online-worship/   or at www.facebook.com/calryparishchurch/

Afterwards at 12 noon we will have a Zoom meeting for anyone who would like a bit of a catch up or an opportunity to discuss the service. Calry parishioners have had the Zoom link sent to their email address. If you haven’t it may mean that you haven’t given us your address.


Forthcoming Online Sunday Worship (subject to change):

Date Service
8th November


11.00 am Service of the Word


Children Today

If you have young children at home you should know that there is an activity sheet each Sunday which is sent out by email to the parents of our Sunday School children.


Tuesday Daily Office

Why not join us for 30 minutes of prayer and Scripture reflection on Tuesday at 9.30 am? You can follow on FB.



CU meets on Thursdays at 1 pm. Alpha starts, all being well, on Tuesday 3rd November at 6.00 pm. Both meetings are on Zoom. For details go to the Chaplaincy FB page: www.facebook.com/itsligo.chaplaincy.1


Wednesday Evening Fellowship on Zoom

The Wednesday group is re-starting this week on Wednesday 4th at 8.00 pm for an hour of chat, prayer, worship and Bible discussion. Get in touch if you would like to join us.


Saturday Morning Prayer

This really is a wonderful opportunity for anyone serious about growing in their prayer life. 8.00 - 9.00 am every Saturday on Zoom.


New Sermon Series Focussing on Well-being

On Sunday mornings between now and Advent we are going to follow a new series just for Calry instead of using the lectionary readings. The themes are as follows:


Sunday Theme Text
Today Be what you are 1 John 3.1-3
8th November Learn from the past Romans 15.1-6
15th November Leave your burdens behind 1 Peter 5.6-11
22nd November Be grounded in hope Romans 8.18-25
29th November Focus on Jesus Hebrews 12.1-3



Memorial Service

On Saturday 14th November at 7 pm there will be an opportunity to remember those we love but see no longer. Whoever they are and whenever they died this will be an opportunity for quiet reflection and peace. The service will be live-streamed on FB and the parish website. If you wish to have the name of a loved-one read out during the service please send names to the Rector by the morning of 14th.


Children’s Ministry Training Opportunities

There are some excellent training resources available for anyone working with children. Here is what TWO different organisations are offering:


Care for the Family

Zoom sessions to look at how we can effectively connect with families and children and explore ideas that could help as this season continues in uncertainty.


Hear from Rob Parsons (Founder and Chairman of Care for the Family, author and speaker) and Andy Frost (Director of Share Jesus International, Chair of London Mission Collective, author and speaker).

Fascinating new research findings showing what makes online children’s work effective.

Case studies and ideas from churches who are trying new approaches and seeing opportunities among the challenges. How we can involve parents in nurturing their children’s faith. Resource ideas and practical solutions. Book here:


Tues 3 Nov 19:30 – 21:00- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/helping-our-childrens-work-flourish-during-a-pandemic-for-church-leaders-tickets-125347861829


Building Blocks Conference

…on 7th November with speakers: Lucie Hutson, the founder of Muddy Church and Mel Lacey, the director of Children's ministry training at Oak Hill College in London.


Here's the link to the eventbrite page. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/building-blocks-childrens-and-family-ministry-conference-thrive-tickets-123753320513?aff=ebdssbeac


Online Devotional for Anyone Working with Children or Youth

The Church of Ireland Youth Department (CIYD) and the Irish Methodist Youth and Children’s Department (IMYC) are delighted to invite you to a week of morning devotions with guest speakers each day and some time for prayer together as well. See below & sign up! Pause with us each morning as we start our day in God’s word and praying together. Coming up from Monday, 2nd November, to Friday, 6th November. Go to: https://buff.ly/2GvS9ck


Prayer Support

If you would like prayer for yourself or a situation you are concerned about please contact the prayer team by emailing prayer@calry.ie


Birthdays and Anniversaries

If you have a birthday coming up or an anniversary of some kind that you don’t mind sharing with the church family just send an email to rector@calry.ie

Prayer Points:

  • for all who are sick or bereaved
  • Cosy Cats
  • children and youth ministry
  • mental health
  • our political leaders
  • fighting between Armenia and Azerbijan
  • the United States of America



All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

1 John 3.3