The Big Toddle - in aid of Barnardos on 22nd June 2012.
A Men's Breakfast in Nosh and Coffee, Ballincollig on Saturday 22nd June.
CONNECT 2012 - Festival programme in Ballincollig for mid-term week February 2012!
Refresh Weekend -
22-23 October 2011 with Bishop Ken & Helen Clarke. Launching Connect 2012!
The Big Toddle -
in aid of Barnadoes on 17 June 2011
United Service, Picnic & Gift Day at Inniscarra
- on Sunday 29 May - with music!
'Make Space For God' - 2011
- a week away from the regular events of the parish, from 3 April with a gathering for prayer in the Parish Centre from 8-11pm on Friday 8 April.
- with Rev Paul Hoey from 5-6 February 2011 - preparation for the mission 2012
New Year's Eve Cafe Church Party 2011
A great all-age group enjoyed a special Cafe Church New Year's Eve party together in the Parish Centre - with music, dancing, poems, dramas, quizzes and lots of lovely things to eat & drink.
Beetle Drive & Cake Stall
- organised by the young people of Sunday PM - a fund-raiser for youthwork in the parish and the Healthy Vine Trust, Uganda.
New Wine Weekend
Between 12-14 February we welcomed Rev David McClay and George Newell and their team from Willowfield, Belfast to the parish. The weekend began with an evening service of celebration in Blarney on the Friday evening. Saturday was a full day of talks and workshops in the Parish Centre and then David and George preached at all the morning services on Sunday. See March's edition of SPAN for some feedback on the weekend.
'Celebrating the Story - Enriching the Church'
- a Cafe church event with Rev Paul Hoey - the CPAS Irish Regional Leadership Development Adviser - on Saturday 16th January at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre, Carrigrohane - with Who Wants To Be A Millionaire quz, great refreshments, worship and hearing a few 'how I come to be here' stories!
A lovely lunch was enjoyed by the ladies of the parish and their friends and guests in the Parish Centre on Saturday 30th January. A fantastic six hundred euro profit was raised which will go to supporting mature theology students.
Thanks to everyone who set up for our Holiday Movie Night
- in the Parish Centre on Wednesday 30th December - with 2 screens and 2 movies: 'Amazing Grace' and 'The Muppets' Christmas Carol' - we had something for everyone!
Institution of Rev. Ian Jonas
Many guests joined with people of the parish to welcome the Jonas family and to support Ian at his Institution as Rector of Carrigrohane Union of Parishes on 18th in St Peter's, Carrigrohane.
Mothers' Union Diocesan Festival Service
We enjoyed welcoming members of the Mothers' Union and their friends from across the diocese to the parish for the Autumn Diocesan Festival Service in St Peter's, Carrigrohane on Thursday 2nd October, followed by refreshments in the Parish Centre.
Youth Ministry Breakfast & social/support/training morning
About half of the 40 or so people involved in leading and helping with children's and youth work across the parish enjoyed what was probably the best breakfast in town! This was the first of what we hope will many similar opportunities to meet together for encouragement, training and fellowship.
Parish Day of Celebration & Prayer
On Sunday 5th October - following the United Celebration of Worship in the Parish Centre - the sun shone beautifully for our bring and share picnic lunch. The 'new build' side of the Centre was set up with displays and resouces to faciliate prayer, and remained open throughout the day for everyone to explore and use. This was a special opportunity for us all to thank God for all his faithfulness and provision for us as a parish in the past - to pray for the future, for our community and for the needs of the world.
Our annual Parish Picnic after church in Inniscarra was the opportunity to gather for more formal speeches of thanks and farewell and the presentation of cards and gifts to the Olhausen family.
Many Parishioners from all three congregations enjoyed a wonderful evening together - to have fun and to celebrate 4 great years with William, Tanya, Rachel, Charlotte & Fiona Olhausen.
Parish Centre Opening
The Parish Centre was formally opened in May 2008 by Bishop Paul Colton. The facilities include a new children's playground, meeting rooms and offices. The parish family, friends and neighbours enjoyed a hot-dog supper and had the chance to thank the builder, engineer and all those who had worked on the project.