Friday, September 20, 2002
Pictures go up in the downstairs rooms and hall. The Rectory now looks lived
in. Boxes are becoming more rare.
We take a break from putting up pictures and explore the nearby town of
Dunmanway for lunch. The restaurant on the north side of the market square is to
be recommended. Proper Irish food is served. This is not a plastic tacky modern
Judith's Institution and bash.
Judith's institution as Rector of the
Kinneigh Union of Parishes by
Paul, Bishop of Cork, Cloyne
Judith's friends join us for this evening's tricks. A group from Gloucester
and other friends join us for the occasion. 14 bodies in all plus Maud. Seems to be an
excuse for them to have a holiday in Ireland as well.
The friends arrive at 16:00 at the Rectory for a pre-service buffet and a
good look around the house. All are amazed to see how much we have both
Judith's Institution was held at Kinneigh church. This small isolated church
was full. I'd estimate over 200 congregation, 20 clergy (multi-denominational),
one bishop, one bat.
The Institution was within the context of the Eucharist for
the eve of St Matthew, presided by Bishop Paul Colton. Nick Bury, Dean of Gloucester gave an
excellent and witty sermon.
Bishop did a lot of beaming, whilst a bat, trapped in the church, flew around throughout the
service. This provided a welcome distraction during the more boring bits.
Institution bash was held at the Ballineen and Enniskean Development
Association community centre (the B.E.D.A. Hall, also known as the 'bidet hall'
which reminded Judith of the bidet or B'day group of friends at Gloucester
Cathedral.) The centre is very convenient for the Rectory -
only 100 metres or so away.
A lot of effort was put in by the good people in preparing food. Lots of sandwiches. Lots of
cake. An excess of scones.
David the Reader