Christmas Services – Message from Canon Stan and Rosemary

Message from Canon Stan and Rosemary
We wish all of our parishioners and those who visit our churches throughout the year a very happy, peaceful and joyous Christmas. As we prepare to welcome the Christ child help us to celebrate the gift of new life as we look forward to appreciate and receive the greatest gift of all. Happy Christmas and may 2019 be a very special year for us all.
God bless you all.

Please come and join in the celebration:

Sunday 16th December – Ecumenical Carol Service in Christ Church
Sunday 23rd December – Candlelit Service of Nine lessons and Carols in St Thomas’s Moyard

Christmas Day
10.00am – Family Eucharist in St Mary’s Roundstone
11.30am – Family Eucharist in Christ Church  Clifden

Errislannan Sadness
A cloud fell over the Errislannan peninsula on 14th November as we heard of the tragic and sudden death of Pat King. Pat had worked tirelessly in clearing and preparing the grounds of Holy Trinity earlier in the year following the vandalism last October.
Pat’s funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr James Ronayne and Canon Stan, and the huge turnout demonstrated the true community appreciation of his life and incredible support for his wife Antonio and sons Andrew and Oliver. Pat was laid to rest in St Flannan’s graveyard Errislannan.

St Thomas’s Moyard
Work continues in restoring this gem of a church – roof has been replaced and during these winter months re-wiring is planned and also re-decoration.  Sincere thanks to our contractors and also the wonderfully committed folk who have worked tirelessly  over these past years.

Christ Church Clifden
As we go to press the chancel and vestry are being plastered and re-wired and we hope to able to ‘reclaim’ our church before our Christmas services. Thank you to those dedicated team of folk who have managed to keep the church clean to allow services to be held during the renovations. We hope to have the external lighting in place before Christmas so that the church will be a beacon on the townscape during the Christmas festivities.

Raise the Roof concert
Christ Church was packed on Saturday 24th November for a very special fundraising concert organised by our organist (and secretary) Alannah Robins. Young musicians and choirs came together in support of Moyard and Christ Church in an amazing evening.