Sunday, October 20, 2013

CHURCH OF IRELAND NEWS


A number of events of importance took place recently in the local Fiddown Union of Parishes (Church of Ireland/Anglican).  The Union consists of the parishes of Piltown, Portlaw, Fiddown and Kilmeaden. Centering around the Revd. Canon George Cliffe, the Union Rector, who is retiring within days, after serving in the area for the past sixteen years, photographs from the following events will appear BY DEGREES in chronological order:  (1) Some pictures from a meal in the Cotton Mill Lounge, following Canon Cliffe's last Harvest Thanksgiving service.  (2) Pictures from Canon Cliffe's last Eucharist service, and (3) Scenes from a great ecumenical occasion in Piltown Community Centre, where various dignitaries spoke of George's work with people of all religions during his tenure in office, followed by a number of presentations.

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The Revd. Hywel Davies from Wales, a college friend of Canon Cliffe's, who preached at the Harvest Eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, sampling a well-known Irish drink, at the Harvest Thanksgiving lunch at the Cotton-Mill, Portlaw.




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Revd. Canon Cliffe about to end his last Eucharist Service in Holy Trinity Church, Portlaw.


Some of the congregation who had the patience to wait for a group photo on the day!

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                                                                                                         Further pictures from the Piltown presentation night to follow!


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Canon George Cliffe will retire on October 31st (2013) and, with his wife - Carol,  spend his retirement in Kilmeaden village.

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