Greetings. I hope you are coping in whatever circumstances you find yourselves in during these trying times. As the weeks go by I’m sure that those of you who are on your own or cocooning must be finding the time lying very heavily on your hands. Yet all of us who remain healthy have so much to be thankful for.
Despite the numbers of new cases and tragic deaths being announced daily there are encouraging signs in the figures being given to us, so let’s take heart and look forward to a gradual easing of the restrictions in due course and to better days ahead. In the meantime, please look after yourselves and reach out if you are feeling down, anxious or lonely.
And now, for some exciting news!
Our webcam in the church is up and running and so all services are being streamed live across the world via our parish website www.clontarf.dublin.anglican.org and the Church Services TV website https://www.churchservices.tv/
Please let friends or family know of the availability of this facility. This will be an invaluable asset not just while we cannot meet together for worship, but also when things get back to normal.
Imagine friends and relatives on the other side of the world being able to watch Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals in our beloved parish church. We were very fortunate to be able to afford the installation of this technology thanks to a legacy left to the parish by the Late Harry Poole.
Harry was in his 104th year when he passed away last year, was a Naval veteran of WW2 and a beloved and valued member of this parish. His memory will be honoured in this wonderful new opportunity for outreach that his generosity has provided for us. Thank you Harry.
I will continue to also broadcast the daily services on Facebook until such time as we can welcome parishioners through the doors again.
Tomorrow’s Service of Holy Communion can be viewed/downloaded here https://mcusercontent.com/40b848beaf6e089437429b684/files/df9b1c8b-3044-4da2-9ea1-ad7a5620e618/Sunday_Service_19_April_2020.pdf
Be sure to get in touch if you need anything – we are stronger together!
Stay safe and God bless,