4th October 2020 – Trinity XVII

Church of Ireland
Calry Parish Church
Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
Notice Sheet
4th October 2020 – Trinity XVII


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


This morning is a communion service in St John’s Hospital at 10 am.

Tonight is the Calry Harvest Thanksgiving at 6.00 pm.

The October issue of The Scribe is ready for collection – thanks to Yvonne Stuart.


Forthcoming Sunday Services (subject to change):

Date Service
11th October 10.00 am St John’s Hospital – Morning Prayer

11.00 am Calry Service of the Word

7.30 pm Calry Youth Service

NB: There is no 8.30 am HC service currently.

If any parishioners are keen to see it return please speak to the Rector.


Bishops’ Appeal

The ‘plate’ collection today will go to the work of Bishops’ Appeal – the Church of Ireland Relief and Development department. Funds for BA get channelled through reputable organisations like Christian Aid and Tearfund. Please give generously! (Naturally anyone Calry envelopes will go instead to the Parish.)



Thank you very much to everyone who helped decorate and clean the church for the Harvest Thanksgiving. It looks beautiful!



In addition to the lovely floral displays today did you notice anything else new? Thanks to Tessa Marsden for the really attractive and distinctive Welcome banner in the foyer. It expresses in colourful form what we want our church to be like at all times!


Youth Service

Next Sunday evening there’s going to be an opportunity for young people to gather in Calry for a contemporary style youth service at 7.30 pm.


Congregations in Calry

In these strange times most of us should be aware that we have to be mindful of others as well as our own health. So please note the following points:

  1. If you are over 12 and unless you are speaking at the front or singing in the choir please wear a mask.
  2. Two people from different households can sit in most of the downstairs pews but must be at either end of the pew. If you are from the same household more than two can sit together.
  3. When the downstairs has a maximum of 50 people more people can sit upstairs, BUT they must enter and exit through the side doors following a one-way system. Those upstairs must not mix with those downstairs. Places to sit are clearly marked upstairs. Please respect the arrangements that have been made.


The Catalysts

NB: This Wednesday there is no meeting of the Catalysts in Calry and sadly the trip to Kylemore Abbey on Friday 9th has been cancelled. See the green programme form for details or go to www.sligocatalysts.com


Saturday Morning Prayer

If you would like to join others in a dedicated time of prayer join us on Zoom from 8.00 – 9.00 am with Christians from a variety of other Sligo churches. If you want to get the link email Pastor Mike Wilson from Sligo Baptist Church on: mrwilson@worldventure.net


Grammar CU

This takes place on Friday after class at 2.45 pm in the library. Students from all years are welcome.


Youth Challenge

Brian and Helen Donaghy are leading YC differently now. They are organising small groups on Zoom to meet at a time that is most convenient for the young people. However, to avail of it you must book on the website: www.cefsligo.com

IT Sligo

The chaplaincy is running a new online Alpha Course starting on Tuesday evening 13th October at 6 pm. For details go to the Chaplaincy FB page: https://www.facebook.com/itsligo.chaplaincy.1



We really need some good pictures to go on the website.  Please send them to Eric D’Errico at ericderrico@gmail.com

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


Easter General Vestry

The Bishop has requested that all parishes hold their much delayed Easter General Vestry in this season. Calry’s is due to take place on Thursday 8th October at 8.00 pm in Calry Church. It will begin with a service called the Late Evening Office. This is a public event and an opportunity to elect and appoint all those who will serve as church officers both at parish and diocesan level. This year is a triennial election, so parochial nominators and appointments to diocesan synod will also be decided. Only members of the Calry General Vestry can vote. If you are not currently a member and wish to become one please speak to the Rector or one of the church wardens.


Please note our services are being live-streamed on Facebook and the website www.calry.ie Only those in the area between the lectern and the Lord’s Table from 11 am will be visible on screen.


Prayer Points:

  • the sick and bereaved
  • young people especially those affected by the LC disruption
  • our Easter General Vestry (the AGM) on Thursday
  • Cosy Cats
  • new ordinands – Malcolm, Ed, Steve and Albert
  • national leaders facing difficult choices during this pandemic


‘Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken,

let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe…’

Hebrews 12.28