Dates for your Diary


April 2017

Tuesday 25th April – Saint Mark the Evangelist (red)

Wednesday 26th April – Deadline for entries to Archdeacon Ruddell Prize and Bishop's Medal: 'The 10 Commandments'. All entries to be left in the Diocesan Office, St Macartin's Cathedral Hall, Enniskillen.

Friday 28th April – Institution of Revd Colin McConaghie at 7.30pm in Carrickmacross Parish Church.

Saturday 29th April – Seven Towers Male Voice Choir will be appearing at a concert in St. Macartin's Cathedral, Enniskillen at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 each available from Cathedral Office or Select Vestry members.

Sunday 30th April – The Third Sunday of Easter (white)

Sunday 30th April – Deadline for receipt of applications for the next round of the Music Bursary forms.

Sunday 30th April – Service of Dedication in Slavin Parish Church at 11.30am when the church bell will be dedicated in memory of the late Ernie Stinson.

May 2017

Monday 1st May – Saint Philip and Saint James, Apostles (white)

Tuesday 2nd May – Clogher Diocesan Council meeting at 2.00pm.

Tuesday 2nd May – Clogher Diocesan Board of Education meeting at 10.00am.

Tuesday 2nd May – Clogher Diocesan Glebes Committee meeting at 11.00am.

Tuesday 2nd May – Music Bursary Committee meeting.

Tuesday 2nd - Tuesday 16th May 2017 – CAP Money Course on Tuesdays, 2nd, 9th and 16th May(three nights) at the Fountain Centre, Kesh from 7.30-9pm. A free course to help you manager your money better and learn to budget, save and spend well.

Thursday 4th - Saturday 6th May 2017 – General Synod in the South Court Hotel, Limerick. For more details visit

Thursday 4th May – Abaana Concert of stories through song and dance in Holy Trinity Church, Lisnaskea at 7pm.

Saturday 6th May – Vintage Bike Run leaving Clabby Church Hall at 11am. All vintage bikes welcome and entry includes all refreshments. Proceeds for the Restoration Fund.

Sunday 7th May – The Fourth Sunday of Easter (white)

Sunday 7th May – Healing Service in Rockcorry Parish Church. Organised by Clogher Diocese Ministry of Healing Committee.

Sunday 7th May – Gift Sunday in The Priory, Killadeas at 10am with The Rite of Holy Communion. Parishioners are celebrating gifts for The Priory Restoration Fund and the Donation of Alms Dishes in memory of the Late Canon Aubrey Northridge.

Sunday 7th May – New Life Abaana Choir in Magheracross Parish Church, Ballinamallard at 7pm.

Friday 12th May – Clogher Diocesan Mothers' Union Festival Service in St.Macartin's Cathedral, Enniskillen at 8pm celebrating 130 years of Mothers' Union in Ireland. Speaker; Mrs. Lynne Tembey, Mothers' Union Worldwide President.

Saturday 13th May – Afternoon Tea in the Reade Hall, Monea, from 2pm - 4pm for the Reade Hall Building Fund

Saturday 13th May – Diocesan Quiet Morning in St.John's Parish Church, Fivemiletown at 10am with Witness, Canon Raymond Fox.

Sunday 14th May – The Fifth Sunday of Easter (white)

Monday 15th May – Saint Matthias (transferred) (red)

Thursday 18th May – Clogher Clerical Association meeting in Magheracross Church, Ballinamallard with Holy Communion at 10.30am. Afterwards Archdeacon Brian Harper will reflect on some of the issues at General Synod in the Parish Rooms.

Thursday 18th May – Fashion Show in Clabby Church Hall at 7.30pm, run by Spoilt Rotten for the Restoration Fund.

Friday 19th May – Gardening Event at Christ Church, Ballybay, with Jenny Blackburn of Green Fingers, Monaghan for the church restoration fund. Plants for sale and supper served.

Saturday 20th May – Annual Coffee Morning in the Schoolhouse, Aughnamullen, Co. Monaghan, with a variety of stalls on display,

Sunday 21st May – The Sixth Sunday of Easter: Rogation Sunday (white)

Sunday 21st May – Service of Celebration for 140 Years of GFS in Ireland in Christ Church, Bray, Co. Wicklow at 3pm.Theme: Yesterday, Today and Forever.

Thursday 25th May – The Ascension Day (white or gold)

Thursday 25th May - Sunday 4th June 2017 – Global Prayer Event: Thy Kingdom Come.. in the new Iona Prayer Room, St Macartin's Cathedral Hall, Enniskillen between 9am and 9pm each day from Ascension to Pentecost.

Friday 26th - Monday 29th May 2017 – Boho Flower Festival: the 'Church in the Vale' to celebrate their 240th anniversary from 1777 to 2017

Friday 26th May – Coffee/Tea Morning and Light Lunch for County Monaghan Church of Ireland Children`s Society(Formerly Monaghan County Protestant Orphan Society) at the home of Mrs. Miriam Moore, Bishopscourt, Clones from 10.30am – 2.00pm. Historical Talk by Mr. George Knight at 12noon: 'The Story of Clones Castle.' Please come and bring a friend. Plant stall and cake stall.

Saturday 27th May – Parish Auction at Colaghty Parish Hall including cake sale Viewing from 11am with auction at 12 noon.

Sunday 28th May – The Seventh Sunday of Easter: Sunday after Ascension Day (white)

Sunday 28th May – Praise and Ministry Service in Dromore Parish Church at 7.30pm, an all-age service with refreshments afterwards.

Sunday 28th May – County Monaghan Black Institution service in Aghabog Parish Church at 3.30pm Speaker; Dr. William Johnston.

Wednesday 31st May – The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (white)

June 2017

Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th June 2017 – Flower Festival: 'Jesus Christ, the Same Yesterday, Today and Forever' in St Michael's Parish Church, Trory.

Friday 2nd June – Clogher Dander of three or six mile walk around Clogher at 8pm. Walk leaves and returns to Cathedral Halls. Proceeds towards rectory Repair Fund.

Sunday 4th June – The Day of Pentecost: WhitSunday (red)

Sunday 4th June – Diocesan Pentecost Ecumenical Service on Pentecost Sunday at Tyholland.

Friday 9th June – Saint Columba. Abbot of Iona. 597 (white)

Saturday 10th June – Car Boot Sale with Strawberry Teas and Cake Sale at Drummully Parish Hall. Gates open at 8.00am with teas served from 9.30am.

Sunday 11th June – Trinity Sunday (white)

Monday 12th June – Saint Barnabas [transferred] (white)

Friday 16th June – Clogher Clerical Association BBQ at 6.00pm in The See House, Fivemiletown.

Saturday 17th June – Clogher Diocesan Mothers' Union Family Fun Day at the Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown from 12 noon until 4pm. Activities for children include Balloon Art, Story Telling, Fun Hockey, Jumping Clay, Bouncy Castle, Disco, Fun Sports, Face Painting, Football and Lucky Dip provided free. Fancy Dress competition for Juniors(under 8) and Seniors (over 8) on themes of Most Original, Best Home-made outfit, Best book/film character, Best Group.

Sunday 18th June – The First Sunday after Trinity (green)

Sunday 18th June – Tractor Sunday at Donagh Parish Church at 10.30am.

Tuesday 20th June – Car boot sale with Strawberry Teas at Drummully Hall from 9.30am. Includes cake sale.

Thursday 22nd June – Women of Faith evening in Ardess Parish Church at 8pm. Speaker: Maureen Ross-Jones from Emmanuel Church, Lurgan.

Saturday 24th June – The Birth of Saint John the Baptist (white)

Sunday 25th June – The Second Sunday after Trinity (green)

Thursday 29th June – Saint Peter (red)

Friday 30th June – Mullaghdun Parish Barbecue in the Parish Hall with music provided by Panache.

July 2017

Sunday 2nd July – The Third Sunday after Trinity (green)

Monday 3rd July – Saint Thomas (red)

Sunday 9th July – The Fourth Sunday after Trinity (green)

Wednesday 12th July – Twelfth of July Catering available in Lisbellaw Parish Hall. For reservations please contact Harriett Kirkpatrick Tel. 02866385362, Jean McElroy Tel.02866387448 or Hilda Dane Tel. 02866387213.

Sunday 16th July – The Fifth Sunday after Trinity (green)

Saturday 22nd July – Saint Mary Magdalene (white)

Sunday 23rd July – The Sixth Sunday after Trinity (green)

Tuesday 25th July – Saint James the Apostle (red)

Sunday 30th July – The Seventh Sunday after Trinity (green)

August 2017

Saturday 5th August – Open Garden at 'The Bells,' Garvaghey Hill Road, Newtownsaville from 10am to 4pm. Proceeds to Clogher Rectory Fund.

Sunday 6th August – The Eighth Sunday after Trinity (green) or The Transfiguration of our Lord (white)

Sunday 13th August – The Ninth Sunday after Trinity (green)

Sunday 20th August – The Tenth Sunday after Trinity (green)

Thursday 24th August – Saint Bartholomew (red)

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

September 2017

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)

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

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 8pm in memory of the late Katherine Cecilia Elliott(1850-1910), first organist and choirmistress of Slavin.

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

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.

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

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.

October 2017

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

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

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

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; Saturdaday 9.30am–1.30pm. Hosted by Fivemiletown and Dromore Parishes. For further details and to book a place contact Canon Kyle Hanlon.

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

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

Thursday 26th 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)

Tuesday 31st October – Priorities Fund deadline for applications.

November 2017

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

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)

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)


last updated 23rd April 2017