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WHERE WE ARE

Church of Ireland Dioceses

Dioceses in Ireland
1    Derry & Raphoe
2    Connor
3    Down & Dromore
4    Armagh
5    Clogher
6    Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh
7    Tuam, Killala & Achonry
8    Limerick & Killaloe
9    Cork, Cloyne & Ross
10  Cashel, Ferns & Ossory
11   Meath & Kildare
12  Dublin & Glendalough

 

 

GFS BRANCHES
Diocese of Cashel & Ossory

Tullow
Abbeyleix
Baltinglass
Castlecomer
Dunleckney
Mountrath
New Ross
Tinahely
Hacketstown

Diocese of Tuam, Killala and Achonry
Achonry
Kilmoremoy

Diocese of Meath & Kildare
Geashill/Killeigh
Julianstown
Newbridge
Edenderry

Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough
Donoughmore
Dunganstown
Athy

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
Arva
Billis
Cootehill
Drung
Kildallon
Killeshandra
Kilmore/Cavan
Kinawley
Longford

Diocese of Limerick and Killaloe
Birr
Cloughjordan
Roscrea
Nenagh

Diocese of Armagh
Annaghmore
Ballymore
Clonfeacle
Derrygortreavy
Donaghmore
Lissan
Loughgall
Milltown
Mullabrack
Newmills
Richhill
St Marks Portadown
St Columba
Tartaraghan
Armagh Townsend

Connor, Down and Dromore
Aghalee
Ballymena
Christ Church Lisburn
Harmony
Magheralin

Diocese of Derry and Raphoe
Ardara
Drumholm/Kilbarron/St Johns
Inver Union
Kilcronaghan/Ballynascreen
Derry/Raphoe Diocesan Leader

Diocese of Clogher
Aghavea
Dromore
Fivemiletown
Inishmacsaint
Coolebrooke/Cooneen
Fintona
Magheracross

Mission Partner Badge

Additional information please follow link: St Columbas update Canon Stuart Lloyd 2016

Mission Partners Badge

Aim: The aim of this badge is to increase awareness of our Mission Partners and the countries overseas where they serve God, through word and deed.

 

Objectives: To provide up to date information on our Mission Partners

To provide support through prayer and resources.

Memory Verse:

Jesus loves the little children

All the children of the world

Red and yellow, Black and white

They are precious in His sight.

Jesus loves the little children

Of the world.

Jesus died for all the children

All the children of the world

Red and yellow, Black and white

They are precious in His sight.

Jesus died for all the children

Of the world.

Jesus rose for all the children

All the children of the world

Red and yellow, Black and white

They are precious in His sight.

Jesus rose for all the children

Of the world.

Missionary Hymn:

In Christ there is no East or West,
In Him no South or North;
But one great fellowship of love
Throughout the whole wide earth.

In Him shall true hearts everywhere
Their high communion find;
His service is the golden cord,
Close binding humankind.

Join hands, then, people of the faith,
Whate’er your race may be!
Who serves my Father as His child
Is surely kin to me.

In Christ now meet both East and West,
In Him meet North and South;
All Christlike souls are one in Him
Throughout the whole wide earth.

Junior Candidates

1          Name our Mission Partners.

2         What type of work are they involved in?

3         Learn/sing one verse of the memory verse.

Candidates

Complete 4 of the following:

1          Name our Mission Partners.

2          What type of work are they involved in?

3          How do we help /support our mission partners?

4        Draw a picture showing some aspects of the work carried out in St Columba’s

Hospital, India

5             Learn/sing two verses of the memory verse.

Junior Members

Complete 5 of the following:

1          Know the names of the mission partners supported by GFS and in what countries they are working. Be able to point out the countries on a map.

2          Write a simple prayer for our own mission partners which could be used at a branch meeting.

3          Know how we support our mission partners.

4          Complete the attached worksheet based on our mission partners.

5          As a group design a poster for your church porch advertising your branch missionary fundraising event.

6              Learn/sing the memory verse.

Members

Answer all questions:

1          Know the names of the mission partners supported by GFS and in what countries they are working. Be able to point out the countries on a map.

2          Write a prayer for our own mission partners which could be used at a

branch meeting.

3          With your group help organize a GFS missionary fundraising event.

4          Be able to discuss comparisons in medical care in our country and in that where our mission partners are working.

5          Design a frieze, chart, scrap book or other visual way what you have learnt about our Mission Partners work.

6          Be able to sing the Missionary Hymn No 522 “In Christ there is no East or West”

Senior Members

Answer all questions:

1         Know the names of the mission partners supported by GFS and in what countries they are working. Be able to point out the countries on a map.

2         Write a prayer for our own mission partners which could be used at a branch meeting.

3         As a group design a poster for your church porch advertising your branch missionary fundraising event.

4         Be able to discuss comparisons in medical care in our country and in that where our mission partners are working.

5        Design a frieze, chart, scrap book or other visual way what you have

learnt about our Mission Partners work.

7             Know some of the ways in which we can be called to serve God.

8             Be able to sing the Missionary Hymn No 522 “In Christ there is no East or West”

 

 

Cookery Badge (revised 2016)

Cookery Badge

Cookery Badge – Information Sheet Special Dietary Requirements

Cookery Badge Resource – Parental Consent Form for Dish cooked at home

HOW TO JOIN

The best time to join is at the start of the season in September.  Most branches meet once a week from September to April/May each year. Joining GFS is a great way to meet new friends and take part in exciting activities. You will make a special promise at an Enrolment Service; you will then become a member of a parochial and global family, receiving your GFS membership badge to wear on your tie.

The branch is divided into sections:
(Sections determined by age on 1st July each year)

Junior Candidates (3-5 years)

Candidates (5-7 years)

Junior Members  ( 7-11 years)

Members  ( 11-15 years)

Senior Members (15-21 years)

Townsend Members  (over 21 years)

Please contact the Administrator at Central Office, 36 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4, email office@girlsfriendlysociety.ie and we will give you contact details for your local branch or contact your local branch directly.

All Ireland Office Holders 2015 – 2018

Central President:

Mrs Sylvia Quinn – Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Central Vice Presidents:

Mrs Florence Higgins – Meath and Kildare
Mrs Grace Healy – Limerick and Killaloe
Mrs Rita Sewart – Clogher
Mrs Elizabeth Andrews – Armagh
Mrs Jean Lindsay – Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
Mrs Sylvia Treacy – Cashel, Ferns and Ossory

Diocesan Office Holders 2015 – 2018

Below is a list of those who took up Diocesan Office in May 2015. Congratulations to all.

Cashel, Ferns & Ossory:

Diocesan President
Mrs Deidre Alexander

Diocesan Secretary
Mrs Pauline Lawrence

Diocesan Treasurer
Mrs Mavis Thompson

Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh:

Diocesan President
Mrs Violet Morton

Diocesan Secretary
Mrs Jackie Pierce

Diocesan Treasurer
Mrs Rosemary Keith

Limerick & Killaloe:

Diocesan President
Mrs Norma Jean Carney

Diocesan Secretary
Ms Michelle Armitage

Diocesan Treasurer
Mrs Linda Gill

Tuam, Killala & Achonry:

Diocesan President
Mrs Betty Price

Diocesan Secretary
Mrs Laura McGreal

Diocesan Treasurer
Mrs Miriam Carnegie

Clogher:

Diocesan President
Mrs Pearl Smyton

Diocesan Secretary
Mrs Barbara Clarke

Diocesan Treasurer
Mrs Kathryn Carrothers

Derry & Raphoe:

Diocesan President
Mrs Georgina Armstrong

Diocesan Secretary
Mrs Phyllis Young

Diocesan Treasurer
Miss Jane Cunningham

Armagh:

Diocesan President
Mrs Jennifer Norris

Diocesan Secretary
Miss Leanne Wright

Diocesan Treasurer
Mrs Caroline Smyth

Dublin & Glendalough:

Diocesan President
Mrs Myra Moody(Acting)

Diocesan Secretary
To be advised

Diocesan Treasurer
Mrs Deidre O’Callaghan

Meath & Kildare:

Diocesan President
Mrs Violet Beattie

Diocesan Secretary
Mrs Allison Finegan

Diocesan Treasurer
Mrs Florence Higgins

Connor, Down & Dromore:

Diocesan President
Miss Beryl Thompson

Diocesan Secretary
To be advised

Diocesan Treasurer
To be advised

GFS World Day of Prayer

2015 GFS World Day of Prayer Service

Bible Syllabus 2012/13 Part 1 Age 15 – 21+

Bible Syllabus Part 1 Age 15-21+ – Bible Base 2012-13

Kiwoko Hospital

Kiwoko Newsletter May 2012

Floral Art

The aim of this badge is to teach simple basis steps in Flower Arranging and to encourage an appreciation in Floral Art.

Junior Candidates

1.         Make a posy.

2.         Create a small garden on a plate/flat container.

Candidates

Complete question 1 plus 3 others

1.         What does the term “Floral Art mean?

2.         Make a posy.

3.         Create a small landscape/garden on a plate/flat container.

4.         Make a simple arrangement suitable for your Birthday Party.

5.         Arrange a small basket of flowers suitable for an occasion i.e. Mothering Sunday, Easter, Harvest, Christmas etc.

Junior Members

7-9 years – Complete questions 1 & 2 plus 4 others

9-11 years – Complete questions 1 & 2 plus 5 others

1.         What does the term “Floral Art” mean?

2.         Know a little about the need to condition cut flowers.

3.         Make a simple arrangement suitable for your Birthday Party.

4.         Using flowers, make a napkin tie.

5.         Arrange a small basket of flowers suitable for an occasion i.e. Mothering Sunday, Easter, Harvest, Christmas etc.

6.         Make a table decoration suitable for Summer Party.

7.         Make a small arrangement: use a novel container i.e. old cup and saucer, old boot, gift bags etc.

8.         Learn how to press flowers.

Members

11-13 years – Complete questions 1, 2, & 3 plus 3 others

13-15 years – Complete questions 1, 2, & 3 plus 4 others

1.         What does the term “Floral Art” mean?

2.         Know how to condition cut flowers.

3.         What is plant design?

4.         Make a table decoration suitable for Summer Party.

5.         Arrange basket of flowers suitable for a festival in the Church, i.e.  Easter, Harvest, Christmas etc.

6.         Make a small arrangement suitable for St. Valentine’s Day.

7.         Decorate a single flower for presentation as a gift.

8.         With your branch, make small posies suitable to distribute on Mothering Sunday during the Church Service.

9.         Make a card/book-mark using flowers you have pressed.

Senior Members (15-18 years)

Complete questions 1, 2, & 3 plus 5 others

1.         What does the term “Floral Art” mean?

2.         Know why it’s important and how to condition cut flowers.

3.         Name three styles/shapes of design.

4.         Make a small arrangement suitable for St. Valentine’s Day.

5.         Make a table arrangement suitable for a party, include a candle.

6.         Arrange a basket of cut flowers.

7.         With your branch, make small posies suitable to distribute on Mothering Sunday during the Church Service.

8.         Make a Christmas Decoration, suitable to hang on a door i.e. Wreath/Swag

9.         Make an item using flowers you have pressed.

Senior Members (18 years and upwards)

Complete all.

1.         What does the term “Floral Art” mean?

2.         Know why it’s important and how to condition cut flowers.

3.         Name five styles/shapes of design.

4.         Arrange a basket of cut flowers.

5.         Make a table arrangement suitable for a party/special occasion, include candles.

6.         Make a Christmas Decoration, suitable to hang on a door i.e. Wreath/Swag.

7.         Within your branch organise the making of small posies suitable to distribute on

Mothering Sunday during the Church Service.

8.         Create an arrangement suitable for a festival in the Church, Easter/Harvest/Christmas

9.         Demonstrate how to press flowers to a group of children.

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