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ELAINE GRAHAMElaine Graham
The parish lost a faithful friend on the 4th November with the death of Elaine Graham.
Since her retirement from the mission field in 1994, she has been a stalwart member of the parish staff, as a Lay Reader and an indefatigable leader of Bible studies. She was one of the first female Lay Readers in the Diocese one of the "Bishop's girls", and the parish was very proud of her. When women at the altar were rare, to see her in her robes of office, was a pleasure and encouragement to many.
Elaine worked for over forty years with Interserve, an interdenominational missionary society in Asia and the Middle East. Her service included 22 years working with the society in India and Pakistan. After studying at Redcliff Bible College in London, in 1955 she went to Lahore as librarian to Kinnaird College for Women, and later, for 10 years as Secretary to the Principal of Kinnaird High School.
In 1969 she was appointed a church worker by the Church of Pakistan, serving in St Andrew's, an Anglo-Pakistani parish in Lahore, and in1978, she returned to Ireland to become the Director of Interserve in the Republic. She continued in that post until her retirement. Apart from her parish work, she was President of the YWCA here until a few years ago and wrote a history of YWCA in Ireland.
Elaine, a daughter of Chancellor Malcolm Graham, grew up in the Rectory at Castlecomer, Co.Kilkenny and was educated at the Hall School in Monkstown. She has been in poor health for the last year. Her friends, neighbours in Glencormac, and family, will miss her.



Kevin Dalton's 80th birthday party

CONGRATULATIONS
Engagement: Brian Dolan & Kate Prenderville
Births: Belated congrats to Brady family on the birth of Louis
And to Rachel & Stephen Fraser on the arrival of their first child Ella
Golden Wedding Anniversary: Congratulations to Philip & Marjorie Mold on the occasion of their Golden wedding anniversary.

Parish Registers

Baptisms
Sunday 26th January, Alice Johanna, Charlotte, daughter of David and Amanda Koning.
Sunday 5th February, James Sean, son ofTim Briggs and Róisín Kiernan.
As we welcome Alice and James into the fellowship of Christ's kingdom we pray for God's blessing on them, their godparents and family.

Marriages
23rd August 2013: Julie Beattie & David Russell
3rd August 2013: Julie Tracey & Alan Mooney
20th July 2013: Anna Turpin & Eoin Lennon
17th May 2013: Sonniva Henry & Andrew Whelan
Congratulations to all




CHRISTIAN BURIALS
On Tuesday 11th February 2014, John W.H. Honner.
We extend our sympathies to the Honner family and hold in our prayers all who have been recently been bereaved.

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