“That was the best Service I have ever attended…I feel so uplifted and renewed.”
“It was absolutely beautiful and fun – I cannot find the right words to describe it…would it be possible to do it again? Please!!”
The above are just two of what proved to be unanimously positive comments from those who attended “The Big Sing” on Sunday 19th January, one from a member of the congregation and the other from a member of the choir on the day. And it was indeed a moving and beautiful occasion as we welcomed choir members, clergy and visitors from neighbouring Churches and parishes to join with us in giving praise and thanksgiving to God as we begin our year of celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Tullow Church building. As the date coincided with the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2014, there was a strong ecumenical dimension and participation with part of the Service being taken from a recommended Service draft devised by the World Council of Churches. As is customary and with typical Tullow hospitality, the Service was followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. Many thanks to all those who made this such a special occasion; to our organist and director of music, Paul McNulty and members of the choir, to visiting choir members from Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock.; St. Brigid’s Cabinteely; Kill o’ the Grange and Kilternan, to Hilary Cran and her team for organising the reception, to visiting clergy; Fr. Frank Herron and Canon David Moynan, to the team of volunteers who helped remove and replace the choir pews and to Alan and Hugo Burns for acting as sound engineers.