5th July 2020 – Trinity IV

Church of Ireland

Calry Parish Church

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

5th July 2020 – Trinity IV

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

12th July    11.00 am Service of the Word led by Matthew Topley

NB: Please note that as of this morning our services will be live-streamed on Facebook and the website www.calry.ie Only those in the area between the lecturn and the Lord’s Table will be visible on screen.



Please see the letter below for details for Sunday 5th July service.


The Scribe

A special July-August edition of The Scribe has been published and thanks to Yvonne Stuart is now available for collection.


Wednesday 9 am

If you wish to attend the Daily Office in Calry on Wednesday at 9 am you would be most welcome. The short service lasts 30 minutes. It will be live-streamed as usual on facebook.com/calryparishchurch/ or  calry.ie.


Saturday Morning Prayer

It’s still on Zoom from 8.00 – 9.00 am with Christians from a variety of other Sligo churches.


CEF Camp Wednesdays

In view of the fact that there are no camps in Rossnowlagh this year CEF have come up with a special programme for Juniors (8-11s) and Inters (12-14s). Simply register on the CEF website www.cefsligo.com and resource material will be sent to you. It’s free and will provide your children with really good teaching, craft and games.

Girls’ Brigade

Congratulations to Yvonne Stuart on her 15 years’ service as a leader in the GB 10th Company Sligo. She has retired along with Hazel Ring and the Captain Joan Moffitt. This leaves Caroline Duneen, one of the members of staff in Cosy Cats, in charge of the company with plans to re-start in September.

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.

Diocese of Kindu, DR Congo

Thank you very much to those who have given to support the work of our link diocese of Kindu in DR Congo amongst especially needy families in their area.

Do you need Prayer?

…then email: prayer@calry.ie and a team will pray for your request in confidence.

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.

Washing Machine

FREE: A good quality second hand washing machine is available to a good home. Contact Canon Patrick or Yvonne Stuart for details.

Prayer Points:

Church life will be strengthened

our nation will recover from the lockdown and will act responsibly

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 the new coalition government and Taoiseach Micheál Martin


 ‘I praise you Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.’

Matthew 11.25


Letter from Canon Patrick

Dear Calry Parishioners

I hope like me you are looking forward to getting to see each other again in person on a Sunday as we gather for worship. This letter is a brief summary of the important points to bear in mind as we get ready to re-open.

>> Please come early. At the moment we are going to be restricted to 50 people. Also, it will take a little longer to enter church and take your seat as people will need to sanitise their hands etc. I won't be coming from St John's Hospital (as that service is not yet re-starting) so am aiming to start on time at 11 am and to finish in good time.

>> The service will be live-streamed on Facebook and on the new website www.calry.ie Those at the front of the church leading, reading or singing in the choir will be visible on camera. If you do not wish to be seen don't come to the front.

>> If you feel unwell please do not come. You can always watch from home (see above).

>> The wardens and eventually members of the Welcome Team will have a more active role in terms of welcoming you and assisting you when it's time to leave. Their role will include taking the names of EVERYONE who comes to church. This is a requirement placed on us in the event that contact tracing needs to be carried out. The names will be retained securely in the church safe for 5 weeks and then destroyed. It is for no other purpose than to assist in public health. The wardens will also indicate that there is a one-way system in operation.

>> Please make sure you sanitize your hands as you come in. Masks, gloves and tissues will all be available for you to use if you wish to. They can be safely disposed of after use in the covered pedal bin in the entrance foyer.

>> Alternate pews have been taped off so as to allow social distancing to occur. Please don't be offended if the traditional place where your family has sat is taped off. There is no intention to cause offence. The choir stalls will be in use, but only members of the same household should sit side-by-side or one in front of the other.

>> There will be no collection during the service but please place your offering in one of the boxes in church.

>> We won't be using hymn books or prayer books but the words will appear on the screens and some paper copies of the order of service will also be available.

>> We would love children to come! Please bring some pencils etc for them. There will be activity sheets ready for them to collect in church. Sunday School will not be meeting for a while yet. There will be the usual 'children's slot' but they won't sit together at the front.

>> In the unlikely event that someone is taken ill during the service the wardens will ensure they are safely guided either outside to their car or to the isolation room in church, which is the foyer between the church and the Catacombs.

>> At the end of the service please wait in your pew for the wardens to indicate when you should leave safely to avoid any bottleneck at the door.

>> Sadly, there will be no tea and coffee served for the time being.

>> I will be very pleased to see you, but I won't be standing at the door to shake hands. As you leave don't loiter in the foyer but just walk straight out.

>> The toilets are not in use for the congregation during this time.

>> Tomorrow will be a bit new for us all. If it turns out that there is a big demand we will simply put on another service the following week, possibly on a Sunday evening or whenever people want it.

God bless!   Patrick