Dates for your Diary


September 2017

Wednesday 27th September – BBC One Songs of Praise recording in St. Macartin's Cathedral, Enniskillen between 6.30pm-9.30pm Doors open at 5.45pm and everyone must be seated by 6.15pm. Apply through your church or by sending name, name of church or choir and number of people attending to putting the name of the church venue in the subject header of the email. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 20th September. Additional recording taking place in St.Patrick's Church, Dungannon on Thursday 28th September, 6.30pm-9.30pm.

Wednesday 27th September – West Churches Forum in partnership with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council invite you to a talk given by Mr Alan McBride, WAVE Trauma Centre on 'Working together to promote greater understanding' in Tir Navar Restaurant, Derrygonnelly at 7.30pm.

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 and 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 – 200 Year Anniversary Service in Mullaghdun Parish Church 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.

Monday 2nd October – Charity Registration and Reporting Seminar for parishes in the Republic of Ireland in The Charleville Park Hotel, Limerick Road, Rathgoggan North, Charleville, Co. Cork between 6.30pm - 9pm. Hosted by The Representative Church Body, in conjunction with Ecclesiastical Insurance Ireland. A warm invitation is extended to members of the clergy and select vestries across the country.    

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 commencing 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 89521160 or David on 028 89522134

Saturday 7th October – Parish Breakfast at Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Dromore at 10am supported by the Mothers' Union. Speaker: Jennifer Bullock, Teemore on 'Special Needs and Social Farming.' Cost £5. To book, contact Eveline at 07982263428 or 02882898911. Retiring collection for the work of social farming.

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

Tuesday 10th October – Mothers' Union Musical Evening in the form of their Visitors' Night featuring Old Time Country Gospel songs with Lynda Lindsey in Aghavea Church Hall at 8pm. Invitations to all ladies and friends to enjoy a sing along to favourite hymns and songs. Light refreshments. Donations to the Church Building Fund.

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

Friday 13th October – Stew and Dance Night in Fawney Hall at 8pm organised by Aghadrumsee Ladies Guild. Music by Nigel Livingstone. All welcome. Tickets £10.

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)

Sunday 15th October – Annual Service of Remembrance in Mullaghfad Church at 3pm with members of Fivemiletown Royal British Legion. Preacher - Mr. Abraham Storey.

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.

Thursday 19th October – 33rd Annual Variety Concert organised by Templecarne Parish Church, Pettigo in the Youth Hall, Tullyhommon at 8pm. Compere: Gary Wilson; Guest Artist: Stephen Smyth and local musicians.

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

Saturday 21st October – Magheraculmoney Parish Auction at Kesh Community Centre. Viewing from 12 noon with auction to commence 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)

Monday 23rd October – Charity Registration and Reporting Seminar for parishes in the Republic of Ireland in The Clarion Hotel, Fonthill Road, Liffey Valley, Dublin 22 from 6.30pm-9pm. Hosted by the Representative Church Body, in conjunction with Ecclesiastical Insurance Ireland. A warm invitation is extended to members of the clergy and select vestries across the country.

Monday 23rd - Monday 30th October 2017 – Devenish Bowling Club Tournament will be held in the Reade Hall, Monea on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 23rd, 25th, 26th and 27th October with the Finals Night on 30th October.

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 by Bishop John McDowell.

Friday 27th - Sunday 29th October 2017 – Clogher Diocesan Youth Weekend, 'Autumn Soul BREATHE Weekend' deadline for registration of Friday, 13th October 2017.Cost £20/25 Euros. Further details from Jonny Phenix, Tel. 07850881712.

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.

Sunday 29th October – Dedication of Captain L.E.G.Oates Plaque in St. Macartin's Cathedral, Enniskillen at 11am. where they will be joined by a representative of Her Majesty, The Queen and Officers from the Inniskilling Dragoon Guards and their wives. Dedication in memory of Captain L.E.G. Oates, of the 6th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards.

Sunday 29th October – 'Music Which Moves You' in Sallaghy Parish Church at 7pm. Parishioners from each of the Group's three churches have submitted their choice of favourite hymns. The evening will be followed by supper.

Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November 2017 – Aghavea Annual Fun Pairs Bowling Tournament in Aghavea Church Hall at 7.45pm. Entries to Frances Cartwright Tel. 028 895 31495.

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.

Friday 3rd November – Garrison Parish Three-Course Supper Dance in the Gillaroo Centre, Garrison at 7.30pm. Tickets available from Select Vestry members.

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

Saturday 4th November – Table Quiz for Fields of Life in the Carmichael Hall, Augher at 8pm. Funds donated to Fields of Life projects in Uganda.

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

Sunday 5th November - Sunday 3rd December 2017 – 'Open Up' Youth Programmes 'Game on' for 12-14 years and 'Picture This' for 15-16 years. Phase 2 in St. John's Church Hall, Fivemiletown and Rossorry Church Hall on 5th November, 19th November and 3rd December at 7pm-9pm.

Tuesday 7th November – Clogher Diocesan Council meeting at 2.00pm in the Hilliard Room, St Macartin's Cathedral Hall, Enniskillen.

Tuesday 7th November – Clogher Diocesan Board of Education meeting at 10.00am in the Board Room, Clogher Diocesan Office, Enniskillen.

Tuesday 7th November – Clogher Diocesan Glebes Committee meeting at 11.00am in the Board Room, Clogher Diocesan Office.

Friday 10th November – Parish Dance in Sallaghy Church Hall. Music by Robert Brown with dancing from 10pm-1am Cost £5 including supper with proceeds to church funds.

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

Tuesday 14th November – Fashion Show: 'Fashion meets Music' in the Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh at 7.30pm by Tom Morrow Fashions and music by Derek Mehaffey, Organised by Donacavey and Barr Group of Parishes.

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)

Sunday 19th November – Service of Healing in Clogher Cathedral at 7pm. Revd. Dr. Pat Mollan from Churches Ministry of Healing is the preacher.

Thursday 23rd November – Table Quiz in Aghavea Church Hall

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

Saturday 25th November – Parish Sale and Craft Fayre in Donacavey Church Hall from 10am - 2pm.

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

Sunday 26th November – Group Service and Soup and Cheese Lunch in The Priory Church, Killadeas in aid of the Priory Restoration Fund.

Sunday 26th November – Clogher Diocesan Ministry of Healing will be holding a Service of Divine Healing with The Laying of Hands in St. Ronan's Church, Colebrooke at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.

Wednesday 29th November – Deadline for Shoe Box Appeal items is Wednesday, 29th November 2017. Boxes should be left in Drumkeeran Hall by this date at the latest. For enquiries, contact Irene Boyd Tel. 028 68631009.

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.

Saturday 9th December – Craft Fair in Aghavea Church Hall.

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. For further details contact Canon David Skuce on: 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.

Friday 9th March – Country and Gospel Evening in Clontibret Hall. Music by Kenny Archer. Tickets £10. Further details later.

June 2018

Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th June 2018 – Colebrooke Home and Garden Open Days. Colebrooke Church will be open for visitors and tea and refreshments will be provided in the Parish Hall. The proceeds will be given to charitable and philanthropic purposes.


last updated 22nd September 2017