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This Sunday: 16th December, 2018 – The Third Sunday of Advent

8.30 a.m. Holy Trinity – Service of Holy Communion

10.00 a.m. Nohoval – Service of Holy Communion

11.30 a.m. Holy Trinity – Service of Holy Communion



Crosshaven National Schools’ Carol Service – St. Brigid’s Church, Crosshaven on Thursday 13th December at 12noon.  The three National Schools will be in attendance.  All welcome!

Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols and other seasonal music performed by St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral Choir – Peter Stobart (Director), Phoebe Chow (Organ), Anne-Marie Papin Labazordiere (Harp). Saturday 15th December at 7.00pm in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral.  Admission €10.  Tickets available in the Cathedral Shop or on the door.

Nohoval Church Advent Carol Service – Sunday 16th December at 7.00pm.  No 10.00am Service.

Templebreedy School and Parish Advent Carol Service – Tuesday 18th December at 7.00pm in Holy Trinity Church.

Mums/Carers & Tots – Friday mornings, 10am – 12noon in The Rectory during school term.



Templebreedy Church Choir Carol Singing for Charity – Saturday 22nd December, outside Centra at 5.00pm. You’re welcome to join in if interested.

Holy Trinity Advent Carols with Baptism – Sunday 23rd December at 11.30am in Holy Trinity Church.

Christmas Eve – 24th December – Holy Communion with Carols at 11.30pm in Holy Trinity Church.

Christmas Day – 25th December – Service of Holy Communion at 10.00am in Nohoval Church / Service of Holy Communion at 11.30am in Holy Trinity Church.  No Service at 8.30am.

Church Choir – Monday evenings at 7.30pm.  This happy group of singers simply enjoy singing hymns and music. New members are always welcome and no audition required!!! Contact Roger Ellis, Organist & Choirmaster 087 053 9416.  We will take a break for Christmas so we won’t have practice on the 17th December and will return on the 7th January.

Children’s Choir – every Tuesday during school term in Holy Trinity Church.  Juniors 2 – 2.30pm and Seniors 3 – 3.45pm. We will take a break for Christmas so we won’t have practice on the 18th December and will return on the 8th January.

Table Tennis – Bi-weekly on Tuesday evenings in the Parish Room.  Next on Tuesday 8th January.  Juniors: 5th & 6th classes – 7.30pm-8.30pm, Teens – 8.30pm onwards.  Contact:    Norman on 087-9908447 for more information.

Thursday’s Thought for the Day with Sing Along – come and enjoy a social gathering over a cup of coffee every Thursday at 7.30pm in The Rectory, everyone welcome! We will take a break for Christmas, a date and time in January to be arranged. 

Friendship Club – The first Tuesday of every month, 10.30am-12noon in the Crosshaven Active Retirement Centre, however we won’t meet in January.  A lunch will be arranged in February, date/time and venue to be confirmed.

Confirmation 2019We will have confirmation in the Parish next year. If your child would like to be confirmed please contact Rev. Isobel for an application form at this time. Sixth Class upwards can apply.

The Church of Ireland Gazette – Launching monthly from January 2019.  In print and online at

Cork, Cloyne & Ross Children’s Ministry Group Workshop – Mental Health Training for Working with Children. Northridge House, St Luke’s Home, Mahon on 9th February 2019 from 10.00am – 2.00pm. Contact the Revd Elaine Murray for more information and to book a place (over 18s only).

Come Dine for Holy Trinity -Templebreedy presents “Come Dine for Holy Trinity”, fundraising for Holy Trinity Church, Crosshaven. Hold a lunch/dinner party for a few friends, your family or your neighbours, with each guest donating €20, it is a fun way of supporting a worthy cause.  Further information: see posters and from the parish office.

Ongoing Metal Collection – A reminder that we are still collecting scrap metal for fundraising. Contact:  Alec Bryan, Gordon Bryan or Graham Roberts for Crosshaven or Jim Ferguson for Nohoval.