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.

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Report for Clontarf Parish Easter Vestry 2011

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