Dates for your Diary


October 2017

Monday 23rd October – Saint James, the Brother of our Lord (red)

Monday 23rd October – Charity Registration and Reporting Seminar for parishes in the Republic of Ireland in The Clarion Hotel, Fonthill Road, Liffey Valley, Dublin 22 from 6.30pm-9pm. Hosted by the Representative Church Body, in conjunction with Ecclesiastical Insurance Ireland. A warm invitation is extended to members of the clergy and select vestries across the country.

Monday 23rd - Monday 30th October 2017 – Devenish Bowling Club Tournament will be held in the Reade Hall, Monea on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 23rd, 25th, 26th and 27th October with the Finals Night on 30th October.

Tuesday 24th October – Launch of Slavin Poetry Book of the late Katherine C. Elliott by Vivienne Ferguson in the Warke Hall, Belleek at 7.30pm by Bishop John McDowell.

Friday 27th - Sunday 29th October 2017 – Clogher Diocesan Youth Weekend, 'Autumn Soul BREATHE Weekend' deadline for registration of Friday, 13th October 2017.Cost £20/25 Euros. Further details from Jonny Phenix, Tel. 07850881712.

Saturday 28th October – Saint Simon and Saint Jude (red)

Sunday 29th October – The Fifth Sunday before Advent (green)

Sunday 29th October – Songs of Praise at the October group service in Sallaghy Parish Church at 7pm with the theme; 'Music which moves you.' Everyone invited to celebrate an evening of music followed by supper.

Sunday 29th October – Dedication of Captain L.E.G.Oates Plaque in St. Macartin's Cathedral, Enniskillen at 11am. where they will be joined by a representative of Her Majesty, The Queen and Officers from the Inniskilling Dragoon Guards and their wives. Dedication in memory of Captain L.E.G. Oates, of the 6th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards.

Sunday 29th October – 'Music Which Moves You' in Sallaghy Parish Church at 7pm. Parishioners from each of the Group's three churches have submitted their choice of favourite hymns. The evening will be followed by supper.

Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November 2017 – Aghavea Annual Fun Pairs Bowling Tournament in Aghavea Church Hall at 7.45pm. Entries to Frances Cartwright Tel. 028 895 31495.

Monday 30th October – A Walk in The Dark pre-Hallowe'en event organised by St. Macartin's Cathedral Parish, Enniskillen between 7.30pm-9pm visiting some of Enniskillen's spookiest sites where there will be stories of some grisly and ghoulish tales from local history with the surprise twist of the Christian message about life after death.

Tuesday 31st October – Priorities Fund deadline for applications.

November 2017

Wednesday 1st November – All Saint's Day (white)

Friday 3rd November – Police Male Voice Choir in concert in Donacavey Parish Hall. Supper served afterwards.

Friday 3rd November – Garrison Parish Three-Course Supper Dance in the Gillaroo Centre, Garrison at 7.30pm. Tickets available from Select Vestry members.

Saturday 4th November – Table Sale and Auction at 10am in Lisbellaw Parish Centre.

Saturday 4th November – Table Quiz for Fields of Life in the Carmichael Hall, Augher at 8pm. Funds donated to Fields of Life projects in Uganda.

Sunday 5th November – The Fourth Sunday before Advent (green)

Sunday 5th November - Sunday 3rd December 2017 – 'Open Up' Youth Programmes 'Game on' for 12-14 years and 'Picture This' for 15-16 years. Phase 2 in St. John's Church Hall, Fivemiletown and Rossorry Church Hall on 5th November, 19th November and 3rd December at 7pm-9pm.

Tuesday 7th November – Clogher Diocesan Council meeting at 2.00pm in the Hilliard Room, St Macartin's Cathedral Hall, Enniskillen.

Tuesday 7th November – Clogher Diocesan Board of Education meeting at 10.00am in the Board Room, Clogher Diocesan Office, Enniskillen.

Tuesday 7th November – Clogher Diocesan Glebes Committee meeting at 11.00am in the Board Room, Clogher Diocesan Office.

Wednesday 8th November – Information Evening on Reclaiming Tax on Annual Giving takes place in St. Patrick's Church Hall, Monaghan at 8pm. This is particularly relevant for Secretaries and Treasurers in County Monaghan Parishes. Titled, 'How to boost your income by Reclaiming Tax on Annual Giving,' the speakers are: Mr Chris Treacy and Mr Lorcan McGrane. Expressions of interest in attending to Mrs Ethne McCord at

Friday 10th November – Parish Dance in Sallaghy Church Hall. Music by Robert Brown with dancing from 10pm-1am Cost £5 including supper with proceeds to church funds.

Saturday 11th November – Devenish Parish Auction and Sale at 2pm in the Reade Hall, Monea. Range of agricultural products, vegetables, firewood, electrical goods.

Sunday 12th November – The Third Sunday before Advent (green)

Tuesday 14th November – Fashion Show: 'Fashion meets Music' in the Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh at 7.30pm by Tom Morrow Fashions and music by Derek Mehaffey, Organised by Donacavey and Barr Group of Parishes.

Wednesday 15th November – Safeguarding - Young People and the Internet training evening in St. Macartin's Cathedral Hall Enniskillen delivered by Church of Ireland Board of Education(NI) from 7.30pm - 9.30pm for those who work with children and young people. Each session will provide a presentation that can be used by leaders to deliver to their children and young people to promote good practice when using technology. There will be a trainer from the Safeguarding Board for NI and Child Protection Officer, Margaret Yarr, will be sharing the details of the Church of Ireland Safeguarding Trust Guide to Social Media and other e-communication. There is no charge.

Thursday 16th November – Clogher Clerical Association meeting in St James' Church, Rockcorry with Holy Communion at 10.30am. Afterwards Bishop John McDowell will speak on a topic of his choice.

Thursday 16th November – Seasonal Supper Suggestions, a cookery demonstration takes place at Christ Church, Ballybay at 8pm by Astrid Moffett, in aid of church repair funds.

Saturday 18th November – Parish Auction in Cleenish Parish Hall, Bellanaleck at 2pm.

Sunday 19th November – The Second Sunday before Advent (green)

Sunday 19th November – Service of Healing in Clogher Cathedral at 7pm. Revd. Dr. Pat Mollan from Churches Ministry of Healing is the preacher.

Thursday 23rd November – Table Quiz in Aghavea Church Hall

Friday 24th November – Kenny Archer and Friends Gospel Concert in Clogher Cathedral at 8pm.

Saturday 25th November – Parish Sale and Craft Fayre from 10am - 2pm in Donacavey Church Hall.

Saturday 25th November – Parish Sale and Craft Fayre in Donacavey Church Hall from 10am - 2pm.

Saturday 25th November – Annual Sale in Rockcorry School from 10.30pm - 2pm.

Sunday 26th November – The Kingship of Christ (white)

Sunday 26th November – Group Service and Soup and Cheese Lunch in The Priory Church, Killadeas in aid of the Priory Restoration Fund.

Sunday 26th November – Clogher Diocesan Ministry of Healing will be holding a Service of Divine Healing with The Laying of Hands in St. Ronan's Church, Colebrooke at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.

Sunday 26th November – Girls' Brigade Enrolment Service in Donagh Parish Church.

Monday 27th November – Annual Tree of Light Service organised by the Forget Me Not Support Group for people bereaved through suicide takes place at 3pm at Breandrum Cemetery, Enniskillen. The service remembers loved ones lost to suicide. Everyone welcome.

Wednesday 29th November – Deadline for Shoe Box Appeal items is Wednesday, 29th November 2017. Boxes should be left in Drumkeeran Hall by this date at the latest. For enquiries, contact Irene Boyd Tel. 028 68631009.

Thursday 30th November – Saint Andrew (red)

Thursday 30th November – Jewels Women's Group in Carrickmacross meet for a card-making demonstration in time for Christmas.

December 2017

Sunday 3rd December – The First Sunday of Advent (violet)

Sunday 3rd December – Annual Crossduff Carol Service at 3pm with preacher, Revd. Colin McConaghie. Music by Ballybay Community Gospel Group.

Wednesday 6th December – Clogher Clerical Association Christmas Lunch in St Patrick's Church, Monaghan with Holy Communion, tea/coffee and AGM at 10.30am. Afterwards lunch in the Westenra Hotel, Monaghan.

Saturday 9th December – Craft Fair in Aghavea Church Hall.

Saturday 9th December – Sale of Work will be hosted by Clones Parish in the Creighton Hotel ,Clones from 10.00am until 12.30pm. On Sale will be handmade Wreaths, cakes and many other items. All are welcome.

Sunday 10th December – The Second Sunday of Advent (violet)

Sunday 10th December – Carol Service and Gift Day at 3.30pm in Killeevan Parish Church, Clones with Maguiresbridge Silver Band, Lynda Lindsay and Stuart Gibson. Led by Mr. Walter Pringle.

Sunday 17th December – The Third Sunday of Advent (violet)

Monday 18th - Tuesday 19th December 2017 – Winter's Tale will take place in Glaslough Parish Church followed by mulled wine and tea and coffee in Castle Leslie. Funds raised go to the Sunday Project which is very much needed for the children.

Sunday 24th December – The Fourth Sunday of Advent: Christmas Eve (violet-day, white-night)

Monday 25th December – Christmas Day (white or gold)

Tuesday 26th December – Saint Stephen (red or white)

Wednesday 27th December – Saint John the Evangelist (white)

Thursday 28th December – The Holy Innocents (white)

Sunday 31st December – The First Sunday of Christmas (white or gold)

January 2018

Monday 1st January – The Naming and Circumcision of Jesus (white)

February 2018

Friday 2nd - Monday 12th February 2018 – Pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by the Bishop of Clogher, Rt.Revd John McDowell. Visits to Tel Aviv, Sea of Galilee, Dead Sea and Jerusalem. For further details contact Canon David Skuce on: 028 68641235 or email:   

March 2018

Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th March 2018 – The Bible Comes to Life exhibition will be hosted by The Clogher Diocesan Board of Mission in St Macartin's Cathedral Hal. This unique exhibition returns again after 25 years to Enniskillen.

Friday 9th March – Country and Gospel Evening in Clontibret Hall. Music by Kenny Archer. Tickets £10. Further details later.

June 2018

Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th June 2018 – Colebrooke Home and Garden Open Days. Colebrooke Church will be open for visitors and tea and refreshments will be provided in the Parish Hall. The proceeds will be given to charitable and philanthropic purposes.

July 2018

Sunday 8th - Friday 13th July 2018 – NewWine Sligo Summer Conference with a wee of worship, teaching and ministry for individuals groups and families.

October 2018

Tuesday 23rd - Thursday 25th October 2018 – Clergy Conference in Dunfanaghy.


last updated 23rd October 2017