Dates for your Diary


May 2017

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 – Clogh Friendship Service will take place at 3pm when the guest speaker will be the Revd Stephen McNie with music by the Ballybay Singers.

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.

Thursday 8th June – Bishop's Tea Party for indoor members of the Mothers' Union in the diocese in Garvary Parish Church at 3pm commencing with service of Holy Communion.

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)

Sunday 11th June – Dedication of Gifts and Gift Day in Inishmacsaint Parish Church at 11.30am. Dedication of gifts by the Bishop of Clogher, Right Revd John McDowell.

Sunday 11th June – Friends of St Maeldoid's, Muckno, Castleblayney Annual Reunion Service at 3.30pm. Preacher: The Dean of Armagh, The Very Revd Gregory Dunstan. Everyone welcome. Refreshments following the service.

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

Thursday 15th June – Barnabas Cup 7-a-side church football competition at Fisher Park, Ballinamallard, involving a round robin and knock-out tournament. Team members, men and and women aged 16+. Further details from Archdeacon Brian Harper;

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 – Safeguarding Trust Training for Clergy in Seagoe Parish Church from 10am-3.30pm for clergy in their first curacy, first incumbency instituted since April 2016 or is new or returning to ministry in Northern Ireland or has not had any previous training. Reply to before Wednesday, 31st May 2017.

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)

Monday 31st July - Friday 4th August 2017 – Holiday Bible Club in Colaghty Parish Church between 7pm-8.30pm under the theme, 'Get in the Current With Jesus' including games, crafts, worship and teaching.

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)

Monday 7th - Saturday 26th August 2017 – Organ Tuition in St Salvator's Church, Glaslough led by Mrs Kathy Bae and organised by P.S.A.L.M. The tuition is open to all ages and individually tailored to the student's ability. Expressions of interest are invited to Mrs Ethne McCord by email: before 31st May 2017

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)

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

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)

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; 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 May 2017