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The Obelisk

A Killiney Newsletter

November/December 2016

www.htkilliney.dublin.anglican.org

Vol. 5 Issue 5

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Whos Who in Holy Trinity Parish


CHURCHWARDENS
Rectors - Trevor Jones
Peoples - Caroline Elliott-Kingston

RECTOR
The Revd Canon Niall J. Sloane
Holy Trinity Rectory,
Killiney Road,
Co. Dublin.
Telephone: 01 285 2695
Email: rector.htkilliney@dublin.anglican.org
Day Off: Friday

JUNIOR CHURCHWARDENS
To be appointed
Rectors - Alleyn Manley

GLEBEWARDENS
Peoples - Paul OBrien

SELECT VESTRY
Rector; Churchwardens; Glebewardens; Bryan
Burdett; Chris Hurley; Clive Christie; Eric Brown;
Helen Irwin; Helen Middleton; Lewis Purser; Peter
Hayes; Sandra Moore; Simon Brown; Stefanie
OBrien; Stephen Rhys-Thomas

LAY READER
Vacant
LAY READER EMERITUS
Ruth Heard
CARRY CENTRE BOOKINGS
Sandra Moore, 087 6291568

HON. SECRETARY
Clive Christie

PARISH PANEL
Rector, Hazel Kinmonth, Sandra Moore, Nigel Teggin

HON. TREASURER
Chris Hurley

ORGANIST
Frank Hughes, 2042737

ASSISTANT HON. TREASURER


Helen Middleton

CARETAKER
Vacant

HON. F.W.O RECORDER


Helen Middleton

READERS GUILD
Zandra Laing

PAROCHIAL NOMINATORS
Clive Christie
Zandra Laing
Paul OBrien
Helen Irwin

INTERCESSORS GUILD
The Rector
CHURCH REVIEW
Marianne Irvine

DIOCESAN SYNODSPEOPLE
David Millar Lewis Purser June Hurley

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The Jan/Feb edition of The Obelisk will appear at the beginning of January.
Deadline for submissions is 10th December. There is no newsletter for July/August.
Cover Image: Detail of the Crib in Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity Parish Office, Killiney Road, Killiney, Co. Dublin A96 HD62
Tel: 01 2852695 Email: rector.htkilliney@dublin.anglican.org
Website: www.htkilliney.dublin.anglican.org
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From the Rector

Dear Parishioners,
Remembrance
Once again, I am conscious that November heralds a more reflective time in the
Churchs year. As part of our liturgies I draw your attention to the All Saints
service on the 6th November in which we have an opportunity to remember
those parishioners and loved ones who have passed away. As we remember
them may we give thanks for their faith, love and example.
Student Reader
We welcome Sean Hanily to Holy Trinity who joins us from the Theological
Institute.
Christmas Sale
The annual sale will be held on Saturday 26th November. I look forward to
seeing you in the Carry Centre as we welcome a very special guest.
Special Needs:
As with previous years I am asking for your support of our Special Needs Fund.
This fund will be used to give a helping hand to those in financial difficulties
within our parish and community. If you are fortunate enough to be in a position
to help supplement this fund please send your donation to me marked Special
Needs (or if you wish for the parish to receive a tax refund on the donation,
please make your donation through the Hon. Treasurer, Mr Chris Hurley).
Finally, (and I know it is very early...) Happy Christmas!
With every good wish,

RECTORS SURGERY - Every Tuesday


7-8 pm, Holy Trinity Rectory
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The Select Vestry

Missions and Charities


In November we make our annual donationsas we pray for their on-going
work, we pray and give thanks for all those who support these agencies.
Revision of Vestrypersons
The Register of Vestrypersons is open for revision until the 16th January 2017. If
you are over 18 and subscribe to parish funds and are not yet registered, please
see one of the Churchwardens and fill in the registration form. This will enable
you to vote at the meeting of the General Vestry.
Parking opposite Church
Car users are kindly reminded to note that the parking spaces directly opposite
the church should be offered to those with limited mobility (alternative parking is
available in the Carry Centre and on Killiney Hill Rd).
HSE Grant
The Select Vestry are delighted to inform you that the HSE have awarded the
Carry Centre a grant of 5,000 towards the installation of IT equipment. More
details to follow.
Diocesan Synod
A report may be found on page 10
20/20 Vision
A working group has been established to look at three possible areas of growth
and development over the next 3 years. More to follow
Select Vestry
The Vestry will meet at 8pm in the Carry Centre on Monday 7th November.
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Diocesan Synod 2014

Youth & Children

Primary Schools Service


About 600 primary and junior school pupils from all over Dublin and
Glendalough filled Christ Church Cathedral on October 14th for the annual
diocesan schools service. The service, which was full of joy, great singing and
some drumming, had has its theme Living History, Living God. Archbishop
Michael Jackson presided in the presence of Dean Dermot Dunne. The service
was led by the Revd Eugene Griffin, who with a subcommittee of the Diocesan
Board of Education, organised the morning. Pupils from G.K.N.S. attended and
took part in the service.
Enrolment
Applications for Junior Infants 2017 will be available for collection in person from
the school office from Monday 7th November - Friday 18th November 2016
between 8.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. The closing date for receipt of completed
Application forms is Monday 21st November 2016 by 2.15p.m.
The current
Admissions Policy is available on www.gkns.ie.
Christmas Services in Holy Trinity, Killiney
December 19 at 12 pm - G.K.N.S., Junior Carol Service
December 20 at 7.00 pm - G.K.N.S., Senior Carol Service
The Club meets on the 3rd Sunday of every month
during term time (the next gathering is on Sunday 20th
November). December 11th will be the annual gift
service in Holy Trinity. New members in Sunday Club

Read about Christmas: see St Luke 2: 1-20


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Clubs and Societies

The Y Club (Killiney Mens Society)


In September the men had a tour of the Aviva stadium (pictured). The next
meeting will be on Thursday 24th November in the Carry Centre, this will be
followed on December 15th with dinner in the Queens, Dalkey.
More
information from Paul OBrien, Nigel Teggin or the Rector.
Bible Study and Prayer Group
This year we will be looking at figures in the Bible. The next meetings will be
held on Tuesday 22nd November and Tuesday 6th December at 10.30am in the
Carry Centre. All are very welcome to attend. Further expressions of interest
may be addressed to the Rector.
Table Tennis
The table tennis meets every Monday at 8pm in the Carry Centre. If you are
interested in trying out table tennis, you would be very welcome (and we will
even lend you a bat!). For more information contact Linda Franck (086
8296029).
The Killiney Winey Dineys
The next gathering will be on November 3rd, to Phelim Byrne, Dun Laoghaire.
Further expressions of interest or queries may be addressed to Zandra Laing or
the Rector.
Ladies Guild
The next meeting on Tuesday 8th November will be held in the Carry Centre
at 2.30pm. The date for the annual Christmas lunch is to be confirmed. All
welcome.
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Diocesan Synod - David Millar writes...

The October meeting of the Dublin & Glendalough joint Synods was held in the
spacious hall of the recently-opened Temple Carrig Secondary School,
Greystones a building offering strength and protection, the Archbishop
emphasised, which was designed to enable the pupils to BE to be themselves to
the full in order to serve their community and the wider world. Buildings need
to be made to increasingly better use as the world changes, to demonstrate that
Christianity is not something separate from the rest of everyday life.
He spoke of the Council for Missions work combating the downward spiral of
the conditions of human living. Lone children sent by their parents away from
them in boats as refugees in the hope of a better life. People on the move utterly
and in their last expression of hope for their sheer survival. Pictures of which we
can view in comfort in front of our televisions any day.
Various speakers highlighted local issues the implementations of the demands
of the Charities Act, the unsatisfactory status of unfilled parishes, and
particularly, from the Ministry for Healing, the need for people to lower their
defences, and to help people encounter life and living in the multi-faceted action
of healing. The Archdeacon of Dublin, asking us to remember that it was one
year to the day since the murder of Garda Golden, stressed the debt which we
owe to the Garda Siochana.
We also heard from two visitors, the Bishop of Spain and the Bishop of Lusitania
(Portugal), who spoke of the lively history of the episcopal reformed church with
which the Church of Ireland has long had a unique connection.
Several speakers spoke of the plight of the refugee and the disasters of
earthquake, famine and hurricane throughout the world, in the light of which
should the Church of Ireland wish to celebrate its 150 years of Disestablishment
by the establishment of a centre albeit for important Christian purposes in
buildings other than those which already exist seems to deserve much thought,
particularly in the light of the Archbishops address
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The Victoria TeaPhoto


Rooms
Gallery

- The Victoria Tea Rooms, Victoria Gate, Killiney Hill Road (Formerly Tower Tea Rooms)
NOW UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT!
Open 9.00am to 5.30pm Daily.
Introducing our New Lunch Menu
Sandwiches made with Cavistons breads; Freshly Made Ciabatta, Wraps & Bagels.
All freshly made to order in the Tea Rooms.
(All of our food is also available to go)

Supporting Quality Local Food Producers


The Dalkey Food Company (Soups)
Cillian's Cookies, Killiney (Cookies and Coconut Balls)
Cavistons, Glasthule, (Breads and Cakes)
Bakelicious, Shankill, (Crumbles,
11 Tarts, Scones and Pastries)

Clubs and Societies

Service & Social


The next gathering will be on Sunday 11th December at 3pm in the Carry
Centre. Please contact Joan Whyte or the Rector for more information.
SILK - Socials Involving Ladies of Killiney
The next gatherings will be on Wednesday 16th November (a trip to the
Pavillion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire) and Wednesday 7th December (Christmas
dinner). For more information please contact Judy Jones 2855159
Flower Guild
The Church will be decorated for Christmas at 10am on Saturday 17th
December. Those who wish to donate flowers, etc. for decorating can do so
on Friday 16th or on Saturday morning.
If you wish to help out with the decorating you would be very welcome to join
us on the Saturday morning. As Holy Trinity Killiney is an Equal Opportunities
Employer Gentlemen are very welcome to try out their artistic skills!

Sheep Thrills

Made in Ireland

Every Thursday at 11am in the Carry Centre.


Like us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/Sheep-Thrills
Our community based textile group continues with great enthusiasm and with
lots of new ideas already put into operation. Sheep Thrills products will be sold
locally and given to selected charities for the homeless both at home and
abroad. So anyone interested please contact Joan @ 0872460078. Admission
3-5.
Sheep Thrills are now on Facebook - see www.facebook.com/Sheep-Thrills

WoolIf anyone has any spare wool, Sheep Thrills would be delighted to pick
it up for use for our Thursday sessions. Contact Joan @ 087 2460078
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From the Archives - recognise anyone?

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The Obelisk
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Diary Dates

November 2016
1
All Saints
5
Parish Retreat
7
GKNS reopens
7
Select Vestry
8
Ladies Guild
10
GKNS Board of Management
13
Remembrance Sunday
16
SILK
20
Sunday Club
22
Bible Study Group
24
Y Club
26
Fundraiser: Xmas Bazaar
27
Advent Sunday

December 2016
6
Bible Study Group
7
SILK
11
Christmas Family Gift Service
11
Service & Social Group
13
Ladies Guild Lunch
15
Y Club
17
Xmas Flower Decorating
18
9 Lessons & Carols
19
GKNS Junior Service, HTK
20
GKNS Senior Service, HTK
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GKNS closes for Christmas
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Christmas Eve
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Christmas Day

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS!


Diocesan Employment Bureau: Situated in Taney Parish Centre, it is our
hope that it will be of help to many who find themselves without work for a
variety of reasons. Full details from the Rector.
Hospital Visiting
The Rector would appreciate being told if parishioners are in hospital or
going into hospital, and will be pleased to offer pastoral support.
A selection of prayers is available from him or in Church.
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Calendar for November


3
6

Thursday
Sunday
Service for All Saints (27)
Haggai 1: 15b - 2: 9
2 Thessalonians 2: 1-5,13-17

10
13

Thursday
Sunday
2nd Sunday before Advent (28)
Remembrance Sunday
Isaiah 65: 17-25
Luke 21: 5-19

10.30
8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
Intercessor
10.30
8.30
10.45

Holy Communion
Holy Communion
Parish Communion
Jonathan Mitchell
Zandra Laing
The Rector
Holy Communion
Holy Communion
A Service of the Word

Reader
Reader

Churchwardens/Baptismal Party
Churchwardens/Baptismal Party

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Thursday

10.30

Holy Communion

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Sunday
1st Sunday before Advent (29)
The Kingship of Christ
Jeremiah 23: 1-6
Colossians 1: 11-20

8.30
10.45

Holy Communion
Parish Communion*

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Thursday

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Sunday
1st Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Reader
Reader
Intercessor
10.30
8.30
10.45
Readers
19.00

Jonathan Bewley
Joan Bewley
Joan Whyte
Holy Communion
Holy Communion
Advent Carol Service
Members of Select Vestry
Advent service in St
Patricks Dalkey

Why the different colours?


Liturgical colours are those specific colours which are used for vestments and
hangings within the context of Christian liturgy.
Gold: Easter Day, Christmas Day & Trinity Sunday
White: Feast Days / Saints Days / Maundy Thursday / Eastertide
Purple: Lent & Advent
Red: Pentecost / Saints Days (Martyred) / Holy Week
Green: Ordinary Time
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Calendar for December


1
4

Thursday
Sunday
2nd Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 11: 1-10
Romans 15: 4-13

10.30
8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
Intercessor

Holy Communion
Holy Communion
Parish Communion
Michael Murdoch
Linda Peters
The Rector

Thursday

10.30

Holy Communion

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Sunday
3rd Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 35: 1-10
Matthew 11: 2-11

8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
15.00

Holy Communion
Christmas Family Gift Service
TBA
TBA
Service and Social

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Thursday

10.30

Holy Communion

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Sunday
4th Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 7: 10-16
Romans 1: 1-7

8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
Intercessor
19.00

Holy Communion
Parish Communion
Stephen Franck
Heather Brown
Nigel Teggin
Service of Nine Lessons & Carols

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Christmas Day

8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
Intercessor
10.30

Holy Communion
Festival Eucharist
Ishbel Lee
Sylvia Hurley
The Rector
Holy Communion

Isaiah 9: 2-7
Titus 2: 11-14
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Thursday

Holy Innocents obs

READERS: If you cannot read on the appointed day please arrange a swap
with someone else and let the Churchwardens know.
Coeliac? Communicants who are Coeliac, please inform the Rector or a
Churchwarden and gluten-free bread can be arranged.
READINGS ARE FROM YEAR C/A OF THE REVISED COMMON LECTIONARY (NRSV)
CHILDRENS PACKS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF THE CHURCH.
* SUNDAY CLUB MEET IN THE CARRY CENTRE.
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Picture Gallery

ADVENT & CHRISTMAS IN HOLY TRINITY, KILLINEY

November 26
11am1pm - Christmas Sale, The Carry Centre
November 27 - Advent Sunday
8.30 am - Holy Communion, Holy Trinity Church
10.45 am - Advent Service, Holy Trinity Church
7.00pm - Cluster Advent Service, St Patricks, Dalkey
December 4 - Advent II
8.30 am - Holy Communion, Holy Trinity Church
10.45 am - Parish Communion, Holy Trinity Church
December 6
10.30 am - Bible Study & Prayer Group, The Carry Centre
December 7
8.00 pm - S.I.L.K. Christmas Dinner
December 11 - Advent III
8.30 am - Holy Communion, Holy Trinity Church
10.45 am - Childrens Gift Service, Holy Trinity Church
3.00pm - Service & Social, The Carry Centre
December 15
8.00 pm - Y Club Christmas Dinner
December 17
10.00 am - Flower Guild Christmas decorating, Holy Trinity Church
December 18 - Advent IV
8.30 am - Holy Communion, Holy Trinity Church
10.45 am - Parish Communion, Holy Trinity Church
7.00 pm - Community Carol Service, Holy Trinity Church
Followed by Festive reception in The Carry Centre
December 19
12 pm - Glenageary Killiney National School, Junior Carol Service
December 20
7.00 pm - Glenageary Killiney National School, Senior Carol Service
December 25 - Christmas Day
8.30 am - Holy Communion, Holy Trinity Church
10.45 am - Parish Communion, Holy Trinity Church
January 1 - 2nd Sunday of Christmas
10.30am - A Christmas Service (Please note that this is a joint service)
January 8
8.30 am - Holy Communion
10.45 am - A Service for Epiphany
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Forthcoming Events

Annual Christmas Sale


Please see advert on back cover!
Christmas in Holy Trinity
Last year, as part of its Christian witness Holy Trinity parish and its parishioners
donated over 22,000 to local, national and international charitable purposes.
Like last Christmas, this year Holy Trinity will support the work of Bishops
Appeal, TRUST and children in need. This is done through gifts of money,
clothing and gifts. Thank you to all those who generously give!
Parish Retreat: It is hoped to have a Parish Retreat in Holy Trinity, Killiney
on Saturday 5th November. Running this event will require a minimum of 10
people. A sign-up sheet will be available at the church door.
The Church Review
Subscriptions for 2017 are now due, if you are interested in
continuing or beginning a subscription in 2017 (40 for 11 copies)
please contact Marianne Irvine (2858136) before 20th January 2017.

Charity Christmas Cards


Following the service on the 13th November, there will be Tea
and Coffee in The Carry Centre. During this time, Charity
Christmas Cards, Calendars, Diaries and Gifts will be available
for sale. Charities due to be represented are the R.N.L.I.,
Guide Dogs for the Blind, the Blackrock Hospice, The Laura
Lynn Foundation, Holy Trinity and hopefully others!
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Scripture (Bible) Cake

Scripture Cake was traditionally made and eaten at Christmas, Easter and Weddings. It was
popular in Britain in the nineteenth century, and was often used as a way to teach girls in Sunday
School both baking and Bible verses.
INGREDIENTS:
1) 200g Judges v:25 last clause

7) 100g Numbers xvii:8

2) 250g Jeremiah vi:20

8) 500g I Kings iv:22

3) 3 tbsp I Samuel xiv:25

9) 1 tsp II Chronicles ix:9

4) 4 of Jeremiah xvii:11

10) 1 tsp Leviticus ii:13

5) 170g I Samuel xxx:12 second food

11) 2 tsp Amos iv:5

6) 170g Nahum iii:12

12) 5 tbsp Judges iv:19 last clause

RECIPE METHOD: Grease a cake tin lightly with butter and line it with some baking
parchment. The baking parchment will help stop the top of the cake burning or drying out
too much, allowing the cake to be baked for a longer time at a lower temperature. Chop
up Nahum iii (ingredient 6) fine. Blanch and chop up ingredient 7 fine if they have not been
already bought like this. In one large mixing bowl cream together ingredients 1, 2 & 3 add
ingredient 4 one at a time still beating. Add into this bowl, ingredients 5, 6 and only half of
ingredient 7 next and beat again until everything is fully mixed. In another, larger mixing
bowl, sift together ingredients 8, 9, 10 & 11. Make a well in the centre of the ingredients.
Add the first mixing bowl ingredients into the well in the centre of the second mixing bowl,
(wet ingredients into the dry ingredients). Stir until a cake batter starts to form. Lastly add
enough of ingredient 12 in to the cake batter so that it becomes easy to mix and is of a
dropping consistency, i.e. the mixture will easily drop off the mixing spoon. You might need
some extra Judges iv if the mixture is a little dry. Stir to thoroughly combine the cake
mixture and then pour it into the prepared cake tin. After pouring the cake batter into the
cake tin sprinkle over the top the remaining half of ingredient 7 and gently press them part
way into the batter. Bake the Scripture Cake at 160C for 90 minutes or until done, test by
pushing a skewer into the centre of the cake and see if it comes out clean. A Scripture Cake
can last for several days in an air tight tin and
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flavour if baked on one day and eaten on the next.

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The Carry Centre - Calendar of Activities

For booking enquiries please contact the Centre Manager,


Sandra Moore (contact details on page 2).
www.carrycentre.ie
External Groups
Blossom Nursery School: Mon Fri 8.30am 1.00pm
www.blossomnurseryschool.ie
Zumba Fitness Class: Thursdays 7.30pm - 8.30pm
www.obsessionsalsa.com
Irish Dancing: Thursdays 4.30pm 7.00pm
Saturdays 2.00pm - 3.30pm
www.cabeacademy.ie
Slimming World: Tuesdays 4.30pm 9.00pm
www.slimmingworld.ie
Parish Clubs and Societies meet in the Carry Centre
(with the exception of the Choir & Flower Guild which meet in the Church)
Sunday Club
3rd Sunday monthly 10.45 am
Lisa Doyle
ENGAGE (Youth Club)
Saturday afternoons by arrangement
The Rector
Bible Study Group
4th Tuesday monthly 10.30 am
The Rector
Choir
Sundays 9.30 am
Frank Hughes
Flower Guild
By arrangement
Daphne Hall
KWD (Diners Club)
Thursday evenings by arrangement
Zandra Laing
Ladies Guild
2nd Tuesday monthly 2.30 pm
Rosemary Teggin
SILK - Socials Involving Ladies of Killiney 3rd Wednesday monthly 8.00 pm
Judy Jones
The Y Club (Mens Society) 4th Thursday monthly 8.00 pm
Paul OBrien
Service & Social Group
By arrangement
Joan Whyte
Sheep Thrills (Textile Group) Thursday Mornings 11.00am
Joan Millar
Table Tennis
Monday 8.00 pm 23
Linda Franck
Notice boards for some of the organisations are located in the Carry Centre

Rathdown full
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Parish News

Share the Load, Lighten the Darkness, Feel the Heat Parishioners Campaign
to Support Christian Aid
Utilising freely available twigs and wine boxes with a Christian Aid label attached, David
Millar, is hoping to spread the word about the important work of Christian Aid and also
raise money. The initiative was launched on Sunday 25th September but David hopes his
idea can spread far and wide as a way of sharing the load with those who struggle.
Inspired by Lokos story, which was highlighted in a Christian Aid campaign two years ago,
David has come up with a way to connect our lives with the lives of people who struggle to
make a living. Loko walked for miles every day, facing much danger collecting firewood to
sell so she could feed her family.
In the winter many people here buy kindling which is freely available in peoples gardens or in
the hedgerows nearby. David suggests gathering the kindling and putting it in wine cartons
(six to 12 bottle boxes are best, he says, and wine merchants are delighted to get rid of
them) with a specially designed label affixed. The boxes of kindling are not for sale but a
donation to Christian Aid is encouraged and the label raises awareness of the charity. This
project is something that every parish could do for Christian Aid without incurring cost and
it could also be adopted by youth groups and eco groups, he says.
Peter Byrne of Christian Aid said that since the Christian Aid campaign, Loko has become
part of a project and has received one cow and two goats which have transformed her life.
She no longer has to walk for eight hours a day to collect fire wood. The project has given
her life and hope, he says.
Harvest: Many thanks to our Choir, Music Director Frank Hughes, the Parish choir, the
G.K.N.S. choir, and the Flower Guild who decorated our Church with artistic flair and all
who enhanced our worship during this autumn season. Our preachers were warmly
received and we thank them for their inspiring reflections!
Congratulations to Pat & John Dixon who recently celebrated their wedding anniversary.
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Blood samples taken for Warfarin Clinic Patients and delivered to hospital
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Around the Community

Christmas Recital
When: 8th Dec 2016 at 7.00PM
Where: Dalkey Library
Come along for festive music with the Kingston Academy and poetry recitals
with local young people.
All welcome. Admission Free

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Gods Cabbage by Nell Taylor

Youth and age, they walked the path beside the garden wall
To choose a very special gift for Harvest Festival.
Till Peter stopped, in sheer delight and pointed to a place,
Oh, can I take that cabbage, its got such a happy face.
Grandad took a knife and cut the cabbage from its line,
He shook the soil from underneath, and tied its leaves with twin,
And handed it to Peter saying, There, now. That should do
Your Gran and I will take those pears; this gift is just from you.
In church Miss Bains was working near the window by herself
Please, may I put Gods cabbage with your flower on the shelf?
For thirty years Ive dressed this ledge and never had to share
And it will spoil my dahlias child, you take it over there.
Mrs Black was piling rosy apples on the sill,
Around a jar of honey with a pretty paper frill,
But when he stretched his arms up high to put his gift in place
She said Dont put the cabbage there, it takes up all the space.
The small boy turned away from her, and wandered down the aisle,
And a tear fell on the cabbage, and splashed its happy smile.
Outside he met the vicar who said Hey now. Why the gloom?
Please, I brought God a present, and there isnt any room.
The vicar took him by the hand and wiped his tears away
Theres lots of room inside the church for such a gift to stay,
They went right to the chancel; in the corner of the stair
Peter set his present, everyone would see it there.
When Sunday came the sun shone through the stained glass window scene,
And patterned all the chancel floor in scarlet, blue and green,
But the clearest light, through halo bright, within that window frame
Fell straight upon Gods cabbage like a shaft of golden flame.
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Harvest preachers (The Bishop of Clogher, above


and the Revd Alan Breen, right) in Holy Trinity
Right: Member of the Y Club inspect facilities in
the Aviva Stadium

Above:
The Ladies
Guild at their
October
meeting
Right: The
Rector, David
Millar and
Peter Byrne
(Christian Aid)
at the launch
of the Kindling
Project (see
page 25)

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Parish Information
Flower Rota
Nov

6
13
20
27

Pam Clarke
Daphne Hall
Sylvia Hurley
Linda Franck

Dec

4
11
18
25

Ruth Stewart
Ruth Stewart
CHRISTMAS
CHRISTMAS

The Parish Panels (Safeguarding Trust)


Responsibilities include:
- interviewing persons willing to serve as workers in the parish
- advising workers on their responsibilities in respect of the Code
- advising the Select Vestry in respect of its responsibilities
The Parish Panel Members are:
The Revd Canon N.J. Sloane (Rector)
Nigel Teggin
Sandra Moore
Hazel Kinmonth

Organising your wedding: Weddings are very special occasions in


the life of any family and in the life of the church. When considering getting
married please check possible dates with the Rector before confirming
arrangements. It is expected that couples will make a regular commitment to
the life of the church in preparation for marriage.
Eco Congregation Ireland
Information leaflets are available in the Church and Carry Centre.

The Parish Registers


Holy Baptism

Born again of water and the Holy Spirit

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28 August (in Holy Trinity) Peter Ivan Daniel Stanford,


son of Daniel & Rebecca
11th September (in Holy Trinity) Evelyn Grace Ida Wilson Sloane,
daughter of Niall & Karen
Our sympathy and prayers are with all those who have been bereaved
remembering especially:
Bryan & Jean Burdett on the death of her sister.
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