21st June 2020 – Trinity II

Church of Ireland

Calry Parish Church

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

21st June 2020 – Trinity II

Rector: Canon Patrick Bamber Tel: 071 91 46513

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


Forthcoming Sunday Services (subject to change):

Date      Service Time & Type

28th June   11.00 am Holy Communion: Facebook or calry.ie



Next Sunday will probably be our last service in the pre-recorded format. Because as of 5th July we hope to be back in Calry church. Hurray! Details will be sent out beforehand, but we hope that as many people as possible will be able to resume meeting together while respecting the standard health advice during the pandemic. For those who don’t yet wish to meet physically services will continue to appear on the website and the Facebook page.


Don’t Zoom Off!

After this morning’s service there will be a Zoom meeting for anyone who wants to have a chat and virtually share a coffee. Check your email for the link and stay for 5 minutes or much longer. NB: This will only be available from 12 noon on Sunday.

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

Monday – Friday 9.00 am and Saturday at 9.30 pm at: Facebook or calry.ie


Next Sunday will be your last chance to try out the virtual choir before, God willing, we return to meeting together physically. So, what’s stopping you? If you can sing in tune, have internet access, a pair of headphones and some way of recording yourself singing get in touch with Matthew Topley on +44 7732 312108.


Wednesday Evenings Won’t be the Same!

This Wednesday will be the final session of The Prayer Course. The theme is ‘spiritual warfare’. When it’s over Wednesday evenings won’t be quite the same! If you are interested to see what all the fuss was about go to: https://prayercourse.org/ The book that accompanies the course is called ‘How to Pray – a simple guide for normal people.’


Saturday Morning Prayer

If you think you would like to join others from up to nine different Sligo churches to pray early on a Saturday morning just get in touch and we will give you a link.


Children and Family Devotions

There are some really useful ideas for children to explore this morning’s themes. Go to the Facebook page for more information or visit www.rootsontheweb.com to see also what there is for adults.


Saturday Youth

The Group is having a break now for the summer.


The Bible and The Bishop

This week’s Psalm is 51. You can listen to the podcast by going to: https://feed.podbean.com/keadiocesecoi/feed.xml  or via Spotify, iTunes or any Podcast App.


Diocesan Services

This morning’s Diocesan service is based on the work of CMS Ireland. It includes an interview with Archbishop Masimango and an address by Jenny Smyth the Director of CMSI. To watch it go to:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tDjLOfkOcY

You can also listen to the service each week by dialling 048 912 43 912. It is a standard national rate call.



Thank you so much to those who have kindly given to Calry during this time. It is much appreciated! If you would like to set up a standing order or give electronically contact Margaret Henry on 086 330 0474. Alternatively, you can post your offerings to her at: Carrowlustia, Calry, Sligo.


Protestant Aid

If you are in a situation where you need financial help please get in contact with Canon Patrick. Protestant Aid offers grants to families or individuals who need practical help. This is all handled with the utmost confidentiality.


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.


Diocese of Kindu, DR Congo

Have you seen the interview on the parish Facebook page with Archbishop Masimango? He asks us to pray for several things:

homes that need to be re-built after the recent flooding

pastors who are totally dependent on their poor parishioners for their meagre income have even less to live on

that there will not be an out-break of coronavirus covid-19 in Kindu

If you want to give something to support the church in Kindu please speak to either Margaret or Patrick.


Church of Ireland Gazette

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


New Website

If you have seen the new website you will notice that we need some beautiful pictures of people and places that are significant in our church. If you have any good ones send them to ericderrico@gmail.com


Accommodation Request

A young ‘mature’ Christian student from Kilkenny is planning to come to IT Sligo from September 2020 until June 2021 and is looking for accommodation. She is willing to contribute toward rent/utilities. For more information contact Rev David Clarke of SPC on 089 475 2358.


Want 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.


Up-to-Date Details and GDPR

If you haven’t filled in a GDPR form for Calry Church please would you do so. If you are not currently receiving this by email please get in touch.  Alternatively, if you are currently receiving this or other communications from Calry and you do not wish to please let us know. Use rector@calry.ie or call 071 91 46513.


Niall, Deborah and Ivy have arrived safely on Herm and are just unpacking and getting used to their new environment. They are happy!


Prayer Points:

matters associated with Father’s Day

the Davitts in their new home on the Island of Herm (one of the Channel Islands)

Yvonne Stuart, Denise Hughes and the staff of Cosy Cats as they prepare to re-open at the end of the month

help as churches re-open on 5th July

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

wisdom for leaders negotiating government coalition

that the protests for racial equality in America and Europe would lead to lasting change


‘...there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed,

or hidden that will not be made known.’

Matthew 10.26