25th July 2021 – Trinity VIII

Church of Ireland

Calry Parish Church

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

25th July 2021 – Trinity VIII

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


Today we are looking at the account of King David’s affair with Bathsheba following the lectionary readings in the 1st and 2nd Books of Samuel. The New Testament passage is from Ephesians 3.14-21 – Paul’s amazing prayer for the Ephesian Christians and for all of us.


Open Air Sunday School

This morning is the third open air Sunday School. Children stay with their parents until after the children’s slot. The leaders will lead them outside and bring them back at the end of the service. Only children we have a permission slip for and have a completed Covid questionnaire can attend. Leaders/Helpers are Clara Hewston, Hiroko Moore and Áine Burke.


Youth Group

We’re planning to meet in Fort Hill at 7.30 pm this evening for football and should be joined by Claudio Barguena. Please bring your parental permission forms.


Carbury National School

Congratulations to Ms Linda McMahon who is to be the new Principal of Carbury National School. She comes from the post of Principal of Taunagh NS, Riverstown where she has done an excellent job. We wish her very well in her new role and pray for her and the whole school community as they look towards a new beginning in September.


Welcome to Baby Hughes

Congratulations to Denise and Craig Hughes on the birth of a little girl weighing 8lbs 11ozs just before midnight on Thursday 22nd. Mum and baby are both doing well.


Daily Office

Tuesday and Thursday daily office at 9.30 am online or in person.


Calry Prayer Meeting

Parish prayers on Zoom - Wednesdays 12.00 – 12.30 pm. Contact Patrick for the link.


Saturdays Inter-Church Prayer

An hour of prayer, reflection and fellowship 8.00 – 9.00 am. All welcome. Contact Patrick for the link.


CEF Summer Camps

There is still some room for the teens daily August Beach Fun Day Camp at Rosses Point Monday 9th – Friday 13th. Any questions please get in touch: 087 950 1443 or helen.donaghy@gmail.com  www.cefsligo.com


Sponsored Walk for our Link Diocese

To sponsor Carla and Patrick go to: https://www.idonate.ie/sligowayforkindu The plan is to walk ‘The Miners’ Way’ long distance footpath in Counties Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon from Monday 2nd – Friday 6th August. We will aim to walk a section of about 24 km per day and then return to Sligo in the evening. Anyone who wishes may join us. And please think of sponsoring us as we raise money for schools in our link diocese of Kindu in DR Congo.

Kindu News

Archbishop Masimango is going to retire as Primate in January but aims to continue working as Bishop of Kindu until 2028, if the Lord spares him.

Hazar Hashemi

Please pray for everyone impacted by the tragic death of Hazar a TY student from the Grammar.


Select Vestry

The next SV meeting is on Tuesday 24th August at 7.45 pm in the Church.


Mission and Vision Statements

At the SV meeting on Thursday the following statements were officially adopted for our Parish:



Mission Statement

Calry’s mission is to be a diverse yet unified community, discovering and promoting the beauty of Christ, being empowered by the Holy Spirit to grow into mature faith in God the Father, expressed in everyday service.


Vision Statement

  • To uphold biblical truth and the rich theological heritage of the Church of Ireland, while being relevant to the needs of an ever-changing world.
  • To develop pastoral care and ministry which will involve the use of small groups.
  • To invest in and develop the faith of the younger members as we look to the future.
  • To cooperate even more with other Christian fellowships locally, nationally and globally.
  • To increase regular worshippers through various means of outreach by 10% per annum.
  • To cultivate the giving of time, talents and finances to support the implementation of this vision.


Advance Notice

Sunday 12th September will be a special Presentation Sunday for the Generous Giving Programme. Please make every effort to be there!


Prayer Points:

  • all those recently bereaved
  • the mission and vision of our Parish
  • children’s and youth ministry
  • Ms Linda McMahon - new principal of Carbury NS
  • wisdom for our Government in handling the easing of restrictions and avoidance of unnecessary risks
  • our link diocese of DR Congo



Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we a Ephesians 3.20 sk or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…

Ephesians 3.20