All Age Sports Service in St Mary’s Church, Carrigaline, Co. Cork

Carrigaline Union of Parishes in the Diocese of Cork held an All Age Sports Service in St Mary’s Church on 23rd October. This Service was the initiative of parishioners Simon and Michelle Woodworth and was led by Richard Dring, Diocesan Lay Reader accompanied by his wife, Organist Hilary Dring –  so in all, quite a husband & wife affair!

The Reverend Elaine Mjurray, Rector of Carrigaline, enters into the spirit of the recent All Age Sports Service from  her seat in the pew.

The Reverend Elaine Murray, Rector of Carrigaline, enters into the spirit of the recent All Age Sports Service from her seat in the pew.

Many diverse items of sporting equipment (Archery Bows, Chess sets, Hurleys, Tennis Racquets, Balls etc), along with Team Jerseys were brought along for Blessing by the Rector (who was in attendance in her Kilkenny Jersey, Leinster Scarf, Munster Hat and of course Dublin heart!). The children of the parish led the prayers which were written by Simon who is a member of the Parish Healer/Prayer Group.

Two of those who brought their sports equipment of the All Age Sports Service.

Two of those who brought their sports equipment of the All Age Sports Service.

Diocesan Lay Reader, Richard Dring, from Carrigaline Union of Parishes, who presided at the recent All Age SPorts Service, surrounded by adults and young people who took part.

Diocesan Lay Reader, Richard Dring, from Carrigaline Union of Parishes, who presided at the recent All Age SPorts Service, surrounded by adults and young people who took part.

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