The new membership year for the Friends of the Saint Bartholomew’s Choir begins soon! Please consider joining this worthy scheme. All donations made will be used solely for the maintenance of our choir and musical tradition. The membership year runs from 1 September 2017—31 August 2018, and we offer two schemes:
Standard (€75 per annum)
- Acknowledgement by name in all choir concert programmes and on our website
- A complimentary copy of any new recording produced by the choir
- All issues of Music @ Saint Bartholomew’s magazine published while your membership is valid
Gold (€150 per annum)
- All standard benefits
- Two complimentary tickets for all choir concerts held at Saint Bartholomew’s
If you are interested in helping to keep our musical tradition flourishing, please pick up a Friends of the Choir membership form at the back of the church. We also accept online subscriptions through our website here.
Thank you to everyone who supports our choir!
The trip to Birr Castle and Gardens has been rescheduled for Saturday, 30 September. The cost of the visit is €35, which includes admission, lunch (soup, sandwiches, and tea/coffee), and transport. The castle tour also includes full access to the Science Centre, Great Telescope, and gardens. We will meet at the church at 9.15am to depart by 9.30am and plan to arrive in Birr by ~11.45am; we expect to leave Birr by 4.00pm for a ~6.45pm arrival back in Dublin. Due to the small size of the group (max. 20), we will travel by car and are seeking three additional drivers, who will receive as compensation €10 per passenger in their car. As there is substantial demand for castle tours, the booking deadline is 12 noon on Sunday, 24 September. For more information about the site, please visit http://birrcastle.com/. If you would like to book a spot, please contact the parish office at 01-668-8522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judith Barden will make tea and coffee after the Sunday Eucharist services in July and August. The cost for a beverage and biscuit will be €2. All funds will go to Christian Aid for their work in Rumbek, South Sudan, a country suffering from great food shortages. Thank you for supporting this initiative!
On Thursday, 15 June at 7.00pm (please note the earlier time), we will be marking the feast of Corpus Christi with guest preacher Dean William Morton from Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. The service will be immediately followed by the annual parish barbeque. We need your help in ensuring that there is enough food and drink for everyone! If you would like to bring a bowl of salad, some finger foods, or soft drinks, please list your name and the item you intend to bring on the sheet at the back of the church.
Parishioners will be pleased to know that the money raised at the parish lunch held on Sunday, 14 May during Christian Aid Week amounted to €1500. Many thanks to all who helped to make this year’s event such a success again!
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of our church, Dr. Kenneth Milne has kindly agreed to expand upon his book St. Bartholomew’s—A History of the Dublin Parish, which was originally published in 1963 and is now out of print. We hope to publish the updated edition by December 2017. Your donation will contribute to the publishing costs of this very worthy book. For €25, your contribution will entitle you to a copy of the book. For €50, your contribution will entitle you to a copy of the book signed by the author and, by helping to make this book possible, your name will be included in a list of supporters. Preorder forms are available in the back of the church.
The Dublin Symphony Orchestra concert Scandinavian Sagas will take place on Saturday, 27 May at 8.00pm at Saint Bartholomew’s. Hear such wonderful favourites as Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 and Symphonic Dances, as well as Sibelius’s Karelia Suite and Finlandia. Tickets can be bought at the door for €15. Concession and children’s prices are also available.
There will be a raffle in aid of the restoration project limited to 300 tickets at €20 per ticket. The prizes are:
- Four tickets to Riverdance
- Ladies’ bicycle
- Children’s tricycle
- Box of Prosecco
Tickets are available for purchase after all church services and from the church office on weekdays between 10.30am—3.30pm. The drawing will take place after the cinema night on 21 June.
We are holding a cinema night at the Denzille Private Cinema on Wednesday, 21 June at 8.00pm. The film, Nightwatching: Rembrandt’s J’accuse!, is a documentary by the celebrated director and art critic Peter Greenaway. The film will take us through 34 mysteries contained within Rembrandt’s famous painting “The Night Watch” to help us solve the mystery of an insidious murder. Peter Greenaway is often lauded as one of the most inventive, ambitious, and controversial filmmakers of our time. Tickets cost €20, including refreshments. Tickets may be booked in advance by contacting Megan at email@example.com or by giving your name to one of the church wardens.
We are having a fundraising dinner on Friday, 20th October 2017 to celebrate the church’s 150th anniversary. The event is taking place in the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge and the seating is limited to 120 people.
The choir will provide the entertainment. David Norris will attend the dinner and give the after dinner speech.
Tickets cost €100 per person. If you are interested in sponsoring a table or wish to attend the event as an individual please let Barbara Bergin know at firstname.lastname@example.org