7th November 2021 – Third Sunday before Advent

Church of Ireland

Calry Parish Church

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

7th November 2021 – Third Sunday before Advent

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 is our monthly All Age Service and it's wonderful to have Alan Williamson here for this morning's service with Claudio Barguena leading the sung worship. Alan works for Church Army and is heading up a brand new church plant called ReCentre that is based on the Mail Coach Rd.

Today we take our theme from the International Day of Prayer for the Presecuted Church.

Please follow the directions of the Welcome Team and Church Wardens as to the one-way system, mask wearing and social distancing.


Canon Patrick is due to come out of isolation tomorrow. Thank you very much for messages of support and kindness. They are much appreciated! Other locals are still in isolation – there is a lot of infection around and therefore we need to take special care to avoid unnecessary risks.

Youth Football

The group meets most Sundays at Forthill, weather permitting. Ask for details.

Mid-Week Bible Study and Daily Office

The mid-week Bible study will not return yet.

But the daily office will resume, God willing on Thursday at 10.30 am.

Des Ward

Sadly Des Ward died unexpectedly in SUH on Friday night. He was committed to the Church of Ireland having been a Drumcliffe Parishioner for many years and more recently a Calry parishioner. He was a great support to the St John's Hospital Church of Ireland community after the death of his beloved wife Ruth who was a patient there up until the Pandemic. In addition to a vareity of parish and diocesan roles he served on the Board of Carbury NS. Please pray for Jennifer & Nigel, Leslie & Shirley and Gordon & Marie, his grandchildren Megan, Kyle, Colin, Andrew, Isaac and Samuel and the wider family.The funeral takes place in Calry on Tuesday at 1 pm followed by burial in Drumcliffe.

Next Sunday

Sunday 14th November is Remembrance. As usual we will have an act of remembrance at the start of the service which will involve a 2 minutes' silence.

Bell Tower Group is Back!

Claudio plans to restart Bell Tower Group for older children next Sunday.

Carbury New School Website

On the subject of Carbury, there is a new easy to navigate and very informative website with a history section of the school. You can find it at: www.carburyschool.com

Saturdays Inter-Church Prayer

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


The time of CU has been moved to Tuesday at 6 pm. For more information please email Ray Cotter: Cotter.Ray@itsligo.ie


Two women are in need of accommodation in Sligo. They are a mother and daughter and at this stage would be glad to even have a room to rent in someone’s house. Can you suggest something? Contact Patrick.

Climate Change

As Christians we believe that because the earth is created we are accountable to the Creator for how we care for it and our fellow inhabitants. It is an essential part of our Christian calling. The uncomfortable truth is that the ones who create the most polution are not the ones most affected by it but rather the poorest people and communities in the world.

Mothers' Union

On Wednesday at 8.00 pm Stuart Barker will be addressing the MU St John's-Calry Branch on his work with TeamHope and the Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

This year Mother’s Union in the Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh are holding a Prayer Vigil in St. John’s Cathedral in Sligo on Saturday 27th November at 12:45pm. This is part of our Global Day of Action, which is focusing on #nomore1in3. 1 in 3 women will be impacted by some form of violence in their life and we believe this is unacceptable. During the Vigil there will be a three-minute silence and our guest speaker will be Carmel McNamee from Sligo Domestic Violence Advocacy Service.

The Scribe

Thanks to Yvonne Stuart the November edition of The Scribe is ready for collection. If you don't normally receive the magazine why not think of taking out an annual subscription to it next year?

Prayer Points:

  • the bereaved especially the family of Des Ward at this time
  • a joyful, generous response to our programme of giving time and money
  • confirmation candidates and youth ministry
  • COP26 in Glasgow – pray that world leaders take the necessary brave and bold steps to avert catastrophic climate change and biodiversity destruction

    Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners,


    and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. Hebrews 13.3