New Issue of Music @ Saint Bartholomew’s Magazine

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the latest Music @ Saint Bartholomew’s magazine!  This issue is packed with articles and photos of the choirs’ various activities and events over the past (almost!) two years, including full reports on the boys’ trip to Belfast in May 2017 and the girls’ trip to Vienna in December 2017.  Our assistant director of music, Dr. Andrew Johnstone, has also contributed an extremely well researched piece on how church music survived the Tudor reform.  The magazines are available at the back of the church.

Parish Lunch for Christian Aid: Sunday, 13 May

Our annual parish lunch for Christian Aid will be held on Sunday, 13 May after the 11.00am service.  The usual tea and coffee will be served together with a light lunch to raise funds for Christian Aid.  This event is our main fundraiser during Christian Aid Week and has been very well supported in the past.  We hope that many parishioners will be able to join us again this year.  Contributions toward the lunch will be most gratefully received.  Please let Traudi Ferguson know if you can help in any way—finger foods like sandwiches, sausages, pies, buns, and cakes would be most welcome.


We will hold a raffle drawing on Sunday, 17 June after our 11.00am Eucharist service.  Up for grabs are six prizes of two tickets each to Riverdance at the Gaiety Theatre on any date between 1 July—9 September, including a complimentary programme, DVD, and a glass of wine at the intermission.  Raffle tickets cost €25 and sales will be limited to 100 tickets.  They are available in the parish office during the week or you may purchase tickets from Barbara Bergin at the Sunday services.

Easter Vestry Announcements 2018

The elected Church Wardens: Mary Heffernan and Barbara Bergin

The elected Glebe Wardens: Molly Sullivan and Don Cazzini

The Select Vestry members for 2018-2019 (including the Church and Glebe Wardens listed above):

Alan Fletcher, Amos McGrath, Barry Farrell, Charlie Smith, David Jones, Iris Scott, John Slattery, Padraig O’Rourke, Richard Bannister, Simone Orr, Traudi Ferguson, Valerie Houlden, Brian Molloy, and Andrew Reid

The Hon. Secretary: Barbara Bergin

The Hon. Treasurer: Charlie Smith

Update: Saint Bartholomew’s History Book

We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work to complete the publication of Saint Bartholomew’s—A History of the Dublin Parish.  Dr. Milne has uncovered a number of historical developments in his research and is therefore still writing.  The book will be published as soon as possible, and we will continue to update the congregation on its progress.  This book is an expansion of the original 1963 edition, which is now out of print.

If you would like to order a copy, please pick up a pre-order form at the back of the church or contact the parish administrator by emailing or calling 01-668-8522. 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.

Parish Tour of the Hugh Lane Gallery: 24 March

Mainie Jellett, The Ninth Hour
1941, Oil on canvas
Hugh Lane Gallery

The parish will have a guided tour of the Hugh Lane Gallery (Charlemont House, Parnell Square North) on Saturday, 24 March at 11.00am.  This guided tour will last approximately one hour and will cover the highlights of the collection.  Places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so please let us know as soon as possible of your intention to go by writing your name and contact number on the sheet available at the back of the church.  The cost per person is €2.