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It was with deep sadness that we heard of the death of our friend and colleague Joyce Hamilton. Joyce was a loyal and willing long-time member of the Chancel Guild and for many years we were invited to pick ‘Lily of the Valley’ from her garden, which we sold after Church services once a year. Joyce will be sadly missed by all in the Chancel Guild.

Both Churches were beautifully decorated for the Harvest Festival, which took place in Christ Church on Sundays 1st and 8th October and in St Nahi’s on the 8th. The vibrant autumnal colours of the flowers and foliage was outstanding as was the abundance of fruit and vegetables. Many thanks to all who brought their artistic talents on the respective days and to everyone who contributed flowers, foliage, fruit, and vegetables; and to those who gave donations in memory of loved ones. After Harvest all the vegetables were donated to ‘Homeless Mobile Run’ to make soup for distribution to the homeless.

Christmas is fast approaching and we have decided to follow the same pattern as previous years and decorate both Churches with red poinsettias. Parishioners and friends of both Churches thought it was a lovely idea to donate a poinsettia in memory of loved ones at Christmas.  If you would like to have a poinsettia provided in memory of a loved one, please make a donation of €10 along with the name of the person in whose memory the donation is to be made.  Please leave your envelope into the Parish Office before Monday 18th December (it will not be not be possible to include names after this date). Christ Church & St Nahi’s Church will be decorated for Christmas on Saturday, 16th December at 10a.m.  Additionally in Christ Church the swags will be put in place next Wednesday 6th December at 3.00pm – when help would also be appreciated.

The Chancel Guild always welcomes new members to assist in the decoration of our churches. If you are interested please contact the parish office on 01 2985491.