Issue 169 “Union News” April 2024

Issue 169 “Union News” April 2024

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General Easter Vestry

The General Easter Vestry was held on Thursday 7th  March at 8.00 p.m. in All

Saints’ Church. This annual meeting of the Parish and was very well attended. We welcomed some new members on to the Select Vestry and their role is going to be exceptionally important in preparing for the arrival of the new Rector and the continued benefit of the Parish. Rev Canon Graham thanked all the members of the committee for their support and their dedication to the parish during his time in Mullingar.

The next meeting of the Select Vestry will be held in All Saints’ Church on Thursday 25 April at 7.30pm.


All Saints Sunday School
An inspiring Sunday School was held on Easter Sunday. The children got to talk about Easter and how Jesus loves them. They also had a lovely Easter Egg hunt with huge thanks to Arthur O’Toole and the helpers from Lighten our Darkness.

The next Sunday School will be April 28th at 10am.

Board Game Saturday
The first Board Game Saturday was held on Saturday 13th March. A great afternoon was spent playing favourite board and card games and learning new ones with friends. Lots of laughs and giggles were heard too.

The next one is Saturday 13th April from 3pm- 5pm. If you are free do come and join us if aged 7 and upwards. If there is a game you have at home that you would like to play please bring it along.


Parish Sale – Saturday 11th  May

We look forward to seeing you on the 11th from 10am- 2pm.

Parish Sale children’s competitions for this year are:
Baking Under 8’s: Homemade biscuits of your choice. Please present 6 on a plate.

Baking Over 8’s: Chocolate Victoria cake decorated & presented on a plate.

Craft All ages: Garden on a plate. Please use a dinner plate to create a garden.

All entries to be submitted by 11am. There will be signage on the day to let you know where to bring your entries.

If you are a gardener please keep any extra plants or parts of your divided plants that you may have for the sale.

Helpers Required: 10am- 2pm.

If you are available to help on a stall please let me know as we would welcome a few more helpers. Contact  Emma 0876374131


All Saints’ School

On Sunday 3rd March Bishop Storey Gave a wonderful inspirational sermon at the 60th  Anniversary Service celebrating the location of the school as it stands in the grounds at All Saints’.  She even brough along her Dock Martins that she got for her 60th on the day to help make her point. It was wonderful to see so many past pupils and teachers in attendance and seeing that the school today is still thriving  .

The staff and the Children of the school used this momentous occasion to pay tribute to cannon Graham and his lovely wife Mrs Graham and special presentations were made on the day from each classroom including a rewritten rendition of “My Favourite Things which was an ode to Canon Graham and his impact on the life and the children in the school over the last 15 years.

More can be seen on the school website


Holy Baptism

In the month of March 4 children were baptised in the parish. We pray for the children as they begin their journey of faith in the church and for their parents and Godparents.



Alfie Bailey

We offer our deepest sympathy to Sheila Bailey and her son Jason and the three grandchildren following the sudden and untimely death of Sheila’s husband Alfie. We also offer our sympathy to Alfie’s sisters and all the members of the wider family, the parishioners of Killucan Parish and Alfie’s neighbours and friends. Alfie was born in Killucan and spent nearly his whole life living in his beloved Killucan.

Alfie was loved by everyone and will be very sadly missed. His funeral took place in Saint Etchen’s Church Killucan.

Alfie had a firm faith and knew the promises of God were true. We pray that he will rest in peace and rise in glory and that Sheila and Jason and the family will be comforted by their loving and wonderful memories of Alfie and by the grace and constant love of God.

Lynne Algar

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of the lovely Lynne, who passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family, following an illness bravely borne with great courage and dignity. Cherished mother of Aille and Nuada, Lynne will be forever loved and always remembered by her adored children, their father Aaron, her heartbroken parents Dave and Angela, her dear brothers and sisters Kenneth, John, Jen and Niamh. sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, relatives, friends and neighbours.

Her funeral in All saints’ was a testamant to her very short but full life and we hope that the large gathering gave some support and comfort to her family t this incredibly sad time.

May her gentle soul rest in peace



A retirement night will be organised by church wardens on 12th April at a reception in the Greville Arms Hotel

We look forward to saying our goodbyes to Canon Alastair and Olive Graham in a very relaxed manner in a night of celebration and fond farewells.

If you have not yet replied to attend please text or whats app 0866052292 by April 4th


Church Services

Following the Retirement of Rev Canon Alastair Graham 10th  March the Archdeacon  Leslie Stephensont will be responsible for arranging the church services in the Parish. Sunday service arrangements will be made available to parishioners during the vacancy on our website our union notes and our facebook page. Please note you can sign up on our website for an email copy of our union notes we would like to ask as many parishioners as possible to do this.


Church Services This Month


Sunday 7 April The Second Sunday of Easter

All Saints 10am Canon Pat Lawrence

Killucan 11.30 am Canon Pat Lawrence


Sunday 14 April The Third Sunday of Easter

All Saints 10 am Arthur O’Toole

Killucan 11.30 am Richard Tansley

Almoritia 7pm Evening Prayer


Sunday 21 April The Fourth Sunday of Easter

10 am All Saints Mrs Pearl Cowan

Killucan 11.30 am Pearl Cowan


Sunday 28 April The Fifth Sunday of Easter

10 am All Saints Luke Hawkins

Kilbixy 11.30 am Luke Hawkins

1 Comment on “Issue 169 “Union News” April 2024

  1. All Saints Union of Parishes was blessed to have Canon Rev Alastair Graham and his wife leading your parishes ,it was an honour to have known him and a blessing.
    I wish your select vestry Gods blessing in bringing a new Rector to Mullingar.
    I enjoyed going to your church for the WWI Remembrance Service each year and to the coffee mornings for cancer charities.
    God be with you all

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