29th November 2020 – Advent Sunday

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

29th November 2020 – Advent Sunday

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’s service can be viewed on the website www.calry.ie/online-worship/   or at www.facebook.com/calryparishchurch/

It is the final in our series on well-being: Focus on Jesus. And this is also Advent Sunday the start of the new church year.

Afterwards at 12 noon we will have our last Zoom meeting for anyone who would like a bit of a catch up or an opportunity to discuss the service. The link has been sent by email.


Forthcoming Online Sunday Worship (subject to change):

Date Service
6th December 11.00 am Service of the Word in Calry


Re-opening of Churches

From next Sunday, 6th December we anticipate being open for public worship. Hurray! The services will continue to be live-streamed but hopefully plenty of you will want to come in person. The way this will be handled is just the same as it was between July and October:


  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 guidance.
  4. Everyone over 12 in the congregation should wear a mask.
  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…

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.



There is a special Advent Calendar for every Sunday School family in Calry. Parents please use the little booklet that comes with it. As usual there is an activity sheet today sent out by email to parents. If you haven’t received anything and would like to please just ask!


Free Advent Resources from SU

Scripture Union have been producing creative resources for teaching children and young people the Christian Faith. For some useful free resources for Advent that you can use at home go to: https://content.scriptureunion.org.uk/resource/advent-video-and-pdf


Alpha Tomorrow

The mid-morning group led by Tessa Marsden continues at 10.30 am tomorrow.


Tuesday Daily Office

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



Alpha continues on Tuesdays at 6.00 pm. CU is on Thursdays at 1 pm. Both meetings are on Zoom. For details go to the Chaplaincy FB page: www.facebook.com/itsligo.chaplaincy.1


Wednesday Evening Fellowship at 7.30 pm

The Wednesday group continues this week at 7.30 pm for an hour of chat, prayer, worship and Bible discussion. Get in touch if you would like to join us. We are following a course called ‘The Journey’ which in six sessions provides a Bible over-view.


Inter-church Saturday Morning Prayer

8.00 - 9.00 am every Saturday on Zoom.


Mothers’ Union

This year the MU is taking part in something called The Big Give Christmas Challenge. From 1st – 8th December any donation made online can be doubled by The Big Give. Money is going to projects for women in DR Congo. For more details please go to: https://donate.thebiggive.org.uk/campaign/a051r00001ef7Q4AAI


MU is also involved in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (from 25th November – 10th December). An extraordinary 1 in 3 women worldwide are reckoned to be victims of domestic violence. This campaign aims to do something to bring about lasting change. For more go to: https://www.mothersunion.org/16-days-activism-and-global-day-resources-2020


Methodist Auction on Friday

The Methodist Church is having an auction on Friday to raise funds for their building work and also for local charities- it's on Zoom on Friday at 7:30pm. All the items are on a YouTube video. The link is https://youtu.be/vDWMGekoXTI For all details contact: jeremy.nicoll@irishmethodist.org


Cosy Cats AGM

This meeting will be held on Tuesday 8th December at 6.30 pm on Zoom. Get in touch with the office if you would like the link.


General Synod

For the first time ever General Synod will be taking place entirely online on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Prayer Points:

  • help as we adjust to the move to Level 3
  • all small groups including Alphas, CUs etc
  • the Generous Giving Team and our parish finances
  • progress in combating domestic violence
  • Brexit negotiations
  • end to hostilities in Ethiopia



fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.

Hebrews 12.2