IN TOUCH – July 2018


The Occasional Newsletter


Drogheda, Ardee and Kilsaran Unions of Parishes

Dear Friends,

Congratulations to Niall Richard Moore, son of Alan and Deborah Moore, who was baptized in Dunleer Church on Sunday 24th July.

We are delighted to welcome Patrick Reidy to the ministry team. Patrick will administer the cup in St Peter’s.

Congratulations to Kenneth and Sarah Whyte, who were married in Australia in March. They had a simple marriage blessing in Castlebellingham on 10th June, during the normal Holy Communion Service. All the important things, none of the fuss!

All parishioners in the Union are encouraged to attend the Holy Communion Service and Pot Luck Lunch in St Peter’s, on 29th July at 11:30 am. For those who cannot travel to Drogheda, there will be services in Drumcar and Ardee.

From the Diary
The Kilsaran fete was well-attended on a glorious warm day and raised over €6k

A Maritime service at St Peter’s  on Sunday 17th June welcomed members of the French Navy, the Irish Coastguard and Royal National Lifeboat Association as well as the Mayor and members of the Corporation.

Our thanks go to Sean Dunne who stayed out very late at a welcome reception for the French Navy and used his French language skills to the maximum.

Revd. Iain visited the London School of Theology for research meetings and attended a conference on the Old Testament at Wolfson College, Cambridge during the latter half of June.

Revd. Iain met with a family to discuss a baptism which will be held in St. Peter’s on 1st July.

Revd. Iain attended the following during the month
* A prayer meeting associated with the Cornerstone Church, Drogheda.
* A full Board and sub-committee meetings of Drogheda Homeless Aid
* Vestry Meeting in St. Peter’s
* Committee meeting of Drogheda Clergy Widows’ Trust,
* A meeting with the Editor of the Drogheda Leader
* Committee Meeting of St. John’s Home

News from our Parish School – St. Peter’s, Bolton Street
June is always a very busy month in St. Peter’s.  Luckily the sun was shining for our Sports Day which was well attended and enjoyed by pupils and their families. We also participated in a charitable fundraiser for Down Syndrome Ireland by holding a skipathon with an ice-cream for every child. Rev. Katharine Poulton, from St. Mary’s Julianstown, was delighted to visit the school and led an assembly on the theme of animals in the bible. Two school tours went on adventure days to Navan and Clogherhead Beach. Pupils from 5th and 6th were victorious in a basketball match against Aston Village ETNS but lost out in a tennis tournament to Termonfeckin. Mr Jenkinson’s 3rd and 4th class had eagerly learned 6 Irish songs and joined approx. 1500 other pupils to perform them for the Fleadh Cheoil, the recording will air on on Fleadh t.v. during the week in August. Louth County Council awarded us a Grow Award and plaque for the school garden and credit must go to our caretaker Mr. Pat Murtagh for his gorgeous hanging baskets. Finally 12 children will move on to secondary school this year and a special service was held in the church on the 27th of June to mark the occasion.

Dates for your Diary:

Sunday School Outing – Sunday 1st July
Sunday School children will visit Red Mountain Farm.
Further details from Lizanne Allen on 0862774271.

Saturday 14th July – St. Peter’s Summer Fair at St. Peter’s Close, Drogheda. Could last year’s stall holders please contact Lizanne Allen on 0862774271 or Pam Bagnall on 0876860443 to confirm willingness to participate again. Lizanne and Pam would really appreciate offers of help and /or any new ideas you might have for the Fair.

Sunday 29th July
We have decided to re-introduce our combined Parishes Pot Luck Lunch in St. Peter’s Parish Hall after morning service on 29th July Why not try your culinary delights on others. Bring along your favourite dishes and we can all enjoy. Lunch will be after morning service. The Hall will be open before Church and the ovens available for heating up food.

Following the link here for this Month’s Services


Best wishes



The Revd Iain Jamieson    Tel: 041-9870073/083-8640133

Rectory, Drogheda

The Revd Canon Joyce Moore    Tel: 041-6851327/087-7468866
Dunleer, Co. Louth