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.
Please note that there will not be a said Eucharist service in Saint Bartholomew’s Church at 12.45pm this Wednesday, 25 April. The service will resume as normal next week.
The parish internet and phone line have now been fixed. Thank you for your patience!
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The annual General Vestry meeting will be held at 12.20pm immediately following the Eucharist on Sunday, 15 April. Please note there will be no coffee that day.
On Wednesday, 21 March, Saint Bartholomew’s will host the final in a series of quiet and reflective Lenten services that have been held throughout the parishes of the Rural Deanery of Saint Ann’s. The service begins at 8.00pm and lasts approximately half an hour. Light refreshments will follow. Everyone is welcome!
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.