Report for Clontarf Parish Easter Vestry 2011

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A report on the Parish for the year 2010/2011 presented at the Easter Vestry on 8th May 2011.

A report on the Parish for the year 2010/2011 presented at the Easter Vestry on 8th May 2011.

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  • 1. Report for the Easter Vestry 2011
  • 2. Vestry Register
    • The Register was updated in February:
      • 4 names were added, and
      • 4 names were removed.
    • The total number on the register is now 187, the same as last year.
  • 3. Baptisms
    • We had 8 baptisms during the year:
      • Emma Patricia Fennelly
      • Abigail Kate Mahon
      • Anna McHugh
      • Harry Gordon
      • Tadhg Burns-Sharkey
      • Isaac McCullagh
      • Katie O’Toole
      • Senan O’Reilly
  • 4. Marriages
    • We had four weddings:
      • Rachel Waller and Graham Mc Elhinney
      • Amy Dawson and Thomas Campbell
      • Kate Mahon and Jonathan Hogan
      • Catherine Territt and Gary Haworth
    • And one blessing:
      • Ian Medcalf and Ruth Spencer
  • 5. RIP
    • We remember Parishioners who died during the year:
      • Eveline Cairns
      • Derek Freehill
      • Doris Garbutt
      • Cecil Gillard
      • Agatha Harper
      • Derek McCullagh
  • 6. Congregations at Sunday 10.30am service Congregations are down 16% on average each month. The number attending the 8.30am service has remained consistent, as have the numbers attending the Wednesday morning service.
  • 7.
    • Sunday Club
      • Meets most Sundays in the Parish Centre or in Church
    • Study Group
      • Meets monthly in Dave and Olwen’s house: fifteen people or so attend regularly
  • 8. Youth Clubs
    • The Hub, a new approach to the Youth Clubs, launched in October:
      • Friday nights
        • 6.30pm to 8.00pm for 7 – 11 years old
        • 7.30pm on for 12+
    • Junior Youth Club
      • One Wednesday afternoon a month for junior/senior infants
  • 9.
    • The Summer Fête took place on 13 th June: thanks to the very many people who helped. This year’s Fête is on 12 th June.
  • 10.
    • Back to Church Sunday, 25 th September
      • Letter delivered to every family in the Parish
      • 174 in congregation
  • 11.
    • Harvest Lunch and Farewell to Rev’d Baker
  • 12.
    • Visit of Most Rev’d Archbishop John Neill on 28 th November
  • 13. Our second Christmas Fair was planned for 5 th December but had to be postponed to 12 th due to snow: many thanks again to Santa and all those who helped in any way.
  • 14. We said goodbye to Jamie Heffelfinger who served as Youth and Lay Pastoral Assistant until December 2010
  • 15.
    • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 18 th January
  • 16. Table Quiz, 26 th February
  • 17.
    • Five editions of Parish Matters published
    • New ‘Welcome’ leaflet produced
    • Website, Facebook and Twitter updated regularly
  • 18.
    • Sincere thanks to all who helped in any way whatsoever in the running of the parish during the year, including (in no particular order)
      • All leaders and members of Parish organisations,
      • All involved in raising funds for the Parish,
      • Those who keep the Church clean and decorate it so beautifully,
      • The Churchwardens (and Churchwarden Emeritus Ted Jones) and Glebewardens,
      • Jack Storey and 8.30am crew and those who assist at funerals and weddings,
      • John Rowden, and the Choir members, and Sandra Maxwell for filling in for John,
      • The Chalice Bearers,
      • Jean Acheson and all who help out at Sunday Club,
      • Lynn Boyle for doing the service sheets,
      • The Needs Group ,
      • All those who run the Youth Clubs on Fridays and Wednesdays,
      • Those who visit the sick and elderly,
      • The members of the Select Vestry, in particular Rev’d Deane, the Secretary, Bruce Maxwell, and the Treasurer, Nadine Watters,
      • The hardworking members of the PCMC.
  • 19.
    • And we thank Mark Acheson for leading services so well and so often, and all the clergy who have taken services during the year , in particular Rev’d Elaine Dunne who has given us so much time and dedication.
    www.clontarf.dublin.anglican.org
  • 20. Outgoing Select Vestry
    • CHURCHWARDENS
      • Brendan Teeling – Rector’s Church Warden.
      • Olwen Lynch – People’s Church Warden.
    • GLEBEWARDENS
      • Jonathan Boyle – Rector’s Glebewarden.
      • Brendan Bournes-Harpur – People’s Glebewarden.
    • SELECT VESTRY
      • Mark Acheson
      • Alan Harper
      • Heather Hunter
      • Clive Jackson
      • Stuart McConnell
      • Bruce Maxwell (Hon. Secretary)
      • Ian Medcalf
      • Lindsey O’Toole
      • John Patten
      • John Rowden
      • Nadine Watters (Hon. Treasurer)
  • 21. Select Vestry 2011-2012
    • CHURCHWARDENS
      • Dave Lynch – Rector’s Church Warden.
      • Ruth Medcalf – People’s Church Warden.
    • GLEBEWARDENS
      • Jonathan Boyle – Rector’s Glebewarden.
      • Stuart McConnell – People’s Glebewarden.
    • SELECT VESTRY
      • Mark Acheson
      • Alan Harper
      • Heather Hunter
      • Clive Jackson
      • Olwen Lynch
      • Bruce Maxwell
      • Ian Medcalf
      • Lindsey O’Toole
      • John Patten
      • John Rowden
      • Brendan Teeling
      • Nadine Watters