After over two years, we said goodbye to our administrator, Mark Bowyer, on Friday. Mark has been appointed to a full time role working in HR for a Dublin based law firm. We wish Mark well as he begins this new chapter in his life and thank him for all he has done here at Saint Bartholomew’s over the last two years. He will continue to be involved in the parish and singing in the choir.
At this time of year the preparations for confirmations are underway. There will be a leaflet available at the back of the church explaining some of the details of confirmation which may help you in making a decision. If you would like to present yourself for confirmation in 2017, please let the Vicar know as soon as possible.
Thank you to all who supported the Anúna concert on Saturday 18 June. All the proceeds from the concert were given to the Restoration Fund. A total of €3,201 was added to the fund as a result! Thank you to all at Anúna for their help and support.
The Fundraising Committee are organising a Gala Parish Dinner on Friday 28 October, 2016 in the Ballsbridge Hotel. The after dinner speaker will be Senator David Norris. Further information will be available here shortly.
There will be a short concert following Choral Evensong (sung by our visiting choir) at 7pm on Sunday 5 June. Details here:
Full details of the forthcoming public lecture, Beyond Blood Sacrifice and 1916, are available here.
Everyone involved in the production process has given of their time free of charge, and the manufacturing has been funded by a donation. As such,100% of the sale price will be going to the Saint Bartholomew’s Restoration Fund. Further details of how to obtain a copy are available here.
Details of the services during Holy Week and Easter are available to download here.
Saint Bartholomew’s Church took part earlier this month in recording a service for broadcast on RTÉ for Good Friday. You can tune in to the service on Good Friday (25 March) on RTÉ One at 3.10pm or watch it online. If you miss it there will still be a chance to watch it on the RTÉ Player.
Pilgrimage has always been an important part of the Christian tradition and of that sense of journeying together in faith. As part of the fundraising efforts for the Saint Bartholomew’s Church Restoration Appeal we will be running a sponsored walk of part of the ancient Irish pilgrim route of Saint Kevin’s Way and anyone is welcome to join us. To take part you will need a sponsorship sheet with all of the necessary information (including maps and safety information) which you can get by contacting the parish office (01 668 8522) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). The event takes place on Saturday 21 May and we will gather at the upper car park at the summit of the Wicklow Gap at 10.30am. The whole walk at an easy pace should take around three hours to complete, including a break for lunch. For those with fitness concerns, the walk is all down hill! Do come and join us if you can for this event.