Dates for your Diary


August 2017

Thursday 24th August – Saint Bartholomew (red)

Sunday 27th August – The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity (green)

Sunday 27th August – Country and Western Gospel Praise Service in Trory Parish Church at 11.30am to coincide with Harvest Country and Western Music Festival at St. Angelo Airport on the last weekend in August. Robert Pearson will lead the worship

September 2017

Friday 1st - Saturday 9th September 2017 – 9-9-9 Prayer event, providing for prayer in Ardess Parish Church between 9am-9pm each day, leading up to 'It's Time' a day of prayer for Ireland being held at Nutt's Corner on 9th September at 1pm.

Sunday 3rd September – The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity (green)

Sunday 3rd September – Ordination of Deacons in St Macartan's Cathedral Clogher by the Bishop of Clogher at 7.00pm. Ordinands: Lindsey Farrell and David Moses. Preacher: The Archdeacon of Derry, the Ven Robert Miller.

Tuesday 5th September – Clogher Diocesan Council meeting at 2.00pm.

Tuesday 5th September – Clogher Diocesan Board of Education meeting at 10.00am.

Tuesday 5th September – Clogher Diocesan Glebes Committee meeting at 11.00am.

Friday 8th September – The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary (white)

Friday 8th September – Midnight Walk at Clabby Church Hall, starting at 11.30pm.

Saturday 9th September – Aghavea Parish Football Competition on the Hunter Playing Field in Maguiresbridge to raise funds for Aghavea church building repair fund. An entry fee of £50 per team with each team consisting of at least six players plus as many substitute as needs be rolling on and off. We would hope as many churches as possible would enter at least one team as this will be a great opportunity to come along and join together in supporting your church team while supporting a worthy cause. A BBQ and refreshments will be available on the night. Kick off will be at 5pm. Contact Alan Johnston on 07977108850 or to get your team entered before the end of August.

Saturday 9th September – Galloon Parish Auction will be held at 12 noon in the Church Hall, Newtownbutler.

Sunday 10th September – The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity (green)

Sunday 10th September – Ice Cream Sunday in Magheracross Parish Church, Ballinamallard, when nine of the Youth Fellowship Group who attended the Castlewellan Holiday Week, speak about their experiences.

Monday 11th September – Stroke Services at South West Acute Hospital public meeting on the future of stroke services between 6.30pm-8.30pm in the Lisgoole Suite, Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen.

Tuesday 12th September – Children's Ministry Training for Sunday School teachers and leaders involved in children's ministry in St Patrick's Hall, Monaghan, at 8pm. Led by Julie Currie, Down and Dromore Diocesan Children's Officer. This has been organised by Clogher Diocesan Board of Religious Education.

Wednesday 13th September – Children's Ministry Training for Sunday School teachers and leaders involved in children's ministry in St Macartin's Cathedral,Enniskillen at 7.30pm. Led by Julie Currie, Down and Dromore Diocesan Children's Officer. This has been organised by Clogher Diocesan Board of Religious Education.

Thursday 14th September – OPEN UP Youth Initiative launch by Clogher Diocesan Youth Council in partnership with 'Love for Life' at 7.30pm in St. Macartin's Cathedral Hall, Enniskillen. Introduction by Bishop John McDowell and presentation by Judith Cairns from 'Love for Life.'

Thursday 14th September – Information Evening on Copyright will be held in Aghavea Parish Hall, Aghavea, on Thursday, 14th September 2017 at 8pm. Parishes are invited to send representatives to discuss regulations over the use of hymns and worship songs in services from a CCLI official travelling from England for the event.

Friday 15th September – Dedication of Memorial Stone at Slavin Harvest Thanksgiving Service at 7.30pm in memory of the late Katherine Cecilia Elliott(1850-1910), first organist and choirmistress of Slavin.

Friday 15th September – Institution of Revd Paul Thompson will take place in Derryvullen North Parish Church for the Derryvullen North and Castle Archdale group of parishes. The preacher will be The Revd Canon Walter Laverty.

Friday 15th September – Floral Arrangements Demonstration in Scotstown Community Centre by Timothy Elliott at 8pm for Currin Parish.

Saturday 16th September – Table Quiz in the Reade Hall, Monea, at 8pm with proceeds to Reade Hall Project.

Saturday 16th September – Soup morning and cake sale in Aghabog Parish Hall fro 11am to 2pm

Sunday 17th September – The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity (green)

Sunday 17th September – Ordination Service of Alison Irvine, a member of Garvary Parish, as Intern Deacon by the Bishop of Meath and Kildare, Most Revd Pat Storey in St. Catherine's Parish Church, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, at 6.30pm.

Sunday 17th September – Carleton Summer School Evening Concert in St. Patrick's Church, Augher Road, Clogher at 7.30pm. Featuring Eilis Lavelle(harpist), Revd. David Bell, Desertcreat Parish(guitar) and Clogher W.I. Choir.

Thursday 21st September – Saint Matthew (red)

Thursday 21st September – Clogher Clerical Association meeting in Dromore Church with Holy Communion at 10.30am. Afterwards Revd Andrew Quill will speak on Film Ministry.

Thursday 21st September – Charity Registration and Reporting Seminar for parishes in the Republic of Ireland will be held by The Representative Church Body, in conjunction with Ecclesiastical Insurance Ireland in The Bush Hotel, Main Street, Townparks, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim between 6.30pm - 9pm. A warm invitation is extended to members of the clergy and select vestries across the country. See News Section for further details.

Saturday 23rd September – Crafty Church in Aghadrumsee Church between 3pm-4.30pm and open to all children aged 2-7 years. Craft activities, games and songs based on the Bible story of the day.

Sunday 24th September – The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity (green)

Sunday 24th September – Commissioning Service of Alan Hill as Diocesan Reader by Bishop John McDowell in St Finbarr's Parish Church, Carrickmacross, at 7pm. Refreshments to follow in Jackson Hall.

Sunday 24th September – Back to Church Sunday in St. Macartin's Cathedral, Enniskillen, in the form of a family service at 11am followed by tea, coffee and juice.

Thursday 28th September – Clogher Diocesan Synod at 4.30pm in St Macartin's Cathedral and Hall, Enniskillen.

Friday 29th September – Saint Michael and all Angels (white)

Friday 29th September - Sunday 1st October 2017 – Crafty Harvest in Holy Trinity Church, Lisnaskea to reflect talents in painting, pottery, needlework.

Friday 29th September – Derrybrusk Harvest Moon Walk leaving Belle Isle Hall at 10pm. Proceeds to Rectory Refurbishment Fund.

October 2017

Sunday 1st October – The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity (green)

Sunday 1st October – Mullaghdun 200 years anniversary service in Mullaghdun Parish Church, Letterbreen at 11am when Bishop John McDowell will unveil a plaque to mark 200 years of ministry at Mullaghdun followed by a celebratory meal in the Parish Hall, Letterbreen.

Thursday 5th October – Men's Harvest Supper in Saddlers Restaurant, Enniskillen, to launch St.Macartin's Cathedral Parish new Men's Life Group. Speaker; Revd Rob Clements.

Friday 6th - Sunday 8th October 2017 – Harvest Services with Reformation Theme in Colaghty Parish Church beginning on Friday, 6th October at 8pm and finishing on Sunday, 8th October at 7pm. Church open on Saturday, 7th October between 2pm-6pm. All proceeds to mission projects.

Saturday 7th October – Vintage Tractor Run leaving Clabby Church Hall at 10.30am. For further details contact Vera 028 895 21160 or David on 02889522134

Sunday 8th October – The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity (green)

Wednesday 11th October – Saint Philip the Deacon (red)

Saturday 14th October – Parish Harvest Barn Dance and Supper in Lisbellaw Parish Centre at 7.30pm. Music and calling by Jason Kilfedder.

Sunday 15th October – The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity (green)

Wednesday 18th October – Saint Luke (red)

Thursday 19th October – Clogher Clerical Association meeting in St Macartin's Cathedral, Enniskillen with Holy Communion at 11.00am. Afterwards Laurie Randall, who worlds for Mediation Northern Ireland and Connor Diocese, will speak on 'Handling Conflict in the Parish' in the Cathedral Hall.

Friday 20th - Saturday 21st October 2017 – Marriage Preparation Weekend Course: in Fivemiletown Parish Hall. Friday: 7.30-9.30pm; Saturday 9.30am-1.30pm. Hosted by Fivemiletown and Dromore Parishes. For further details and to book a place contact Canon Kyle Hanlon.

Saturday 21st October – Magheraculmoney Parish Auction At Ardess Hall with viewing from 12 noon and auction to begin at 1pm.

Sunday 22nd October – The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity (green)

Sunday 22nd October – Voices and Brass in Tempo Parish Church at 7pm with Church Hill Silver Band, guest organist Glenn Moore and St. Macartin's Cathedral Choir, along with guests introducing their favourite hymns. Donations towards Church funds.

Monday 23rd October – Saint James, the Brother of our Lord (red)

Tuesday 24th October – Launch of Slavin Poetry Book of the late Katherine C. Elliott by Vivienne Ferguson in the Warke Hall, Belleek at 7.30pm. Bishop John McDowell will launch the book.

Saturday 28th October – Saint Simon and Saint Jude (red)

Sunday 29th October – The Fifth Sunday before Advent (green)

Sunday 29th October – 'Songs of Praise' at the October group service in Sallaghy Parish Church at 7pm with the theme; 'Music which moves you.' Everyone invited to celebrate an evening of music followed by supper.

Monday 30th October – A Walk in The Dark pre-Hallowe'en event organised by St. Macartin's Cathedral Parish, Enniskillen between 7.30pm-9pm visiting some of Enniskillen's spookiest sites where there will be stories of some grisly and ghoulish tales from local history with the surprise twist of the Christian message about life after death.

Tuesday 31st October – Priorities Fund deadline for applications.

November 2017

Wednesday 1st November – All Saint's Day (white)

Friday 3rd November – Police Male Voice Choir in concert in Donacavey Parish Hall. Supper served afterwards.

Saturday 4th November – Table Sale and Auction at 10am in Lisbellaw Parish Centre.

Saturday 4th November – Table Sale and Auction at 10am in Lisbellaw Parish Centre.

Sunday 5th November – The Fourth Sunday before Advent (green)

Tuesday 7th November – Clogher Diocesan Council meeting at 2.00pm.

Tuesday 7th November – Clogher Diocesan Board of Education meeting at 10.00am.

Tuesday 7th November – Clogher Diocesan Glebes Committee meeting at 11.00am.

Sunday 12th November – The Third Sunday before Advent (green)

Tuesday 14th November – Donacavey and Barr Fashion Show in the Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh.

Thursday 16th November – Clogher Clerical Association meeting in St James' Church, Rockcorry with Holy Communion at 10.30am. Afterwards Bishop John McDowell will speak on a topic of his choice.

Sunday 19th November – The Second Sunday before Advent (green)

Friday 24th November – Kenny Archer and Friends Gospel Concert in Clogher Cathedral on Friday, 24th November 2017 at 8pm.

Sunday 26th November – The Kingship of Christ (white)

Thursday 30th November – Saint Andrew (red)

December 2017

Sunday 3rd December – The First Sunday of Advent (violet)

Wednesday 6th December – Clogher Clerical Association Christmas Lunch in St Patrick's Church, Monaghan with Holy Communion, Tea/Coffee and AGM at 10.30am. Afterwards lunch in the Westenra Hotel, Monaghan.

Sunday 10th December – The Second Sunday of Advent (violet)

Sunday 17th December – The Third Sunday of Advent (violet)

Sunday 24th December – The Fourth Sunday of Advent: Christmas Eve (violet-day, white-night)

Monday 25th December – Christmas Day (white or gold)

Tuesday 26th December – Saint Stephen (red or white)

Wednesday 27th December – Saint John the Evangelist (white)

Thursday 28th December – The Holy Innocents (white)

Sunday 31st December – The First Sunday of Christmas (white or gold)

January 2018

Monday 1st January – The Naming and Circumcision of Jesus (white)

February 2018

Friday 2nd - Monday 12th February 2018 – Pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by the Bishop of Clogher, Rt.Revd John McDowell. Visits to Tel Aviv, Sea of Galilee, Dead Sea and Jerusalem. Further details from Canon David Skuce; Tel 028 68641235 or email;   

March 2018

Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th March 2018 – The Bible Comes to Life exhibition will be hosted by The Clogher Diocesan Board of Mission in St Macartin's Cathedral Hal. This unique exhibition returns again after 25 years to Enniskillen.


last updated 21st August 2017