Saint Bartholomew’s History Book

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.

Dublin Symphony Orchestra Concert — 27 May

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.

Raffle

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.

 

Cinema Night — June 21

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 admin@stbartholomews.ie or by giving your name to one of the church wardens.

Fundraising Dinner

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 berginba@gmail.com

Vivaldi Gloria Concert

Tristan Russcher, our music director, announces that the choir summer concert Vivaldi Gloria will take place on Sunday, 4th June at 6 p.m.  The concert will be followed by a sparkling wine reception.  Tickets will cost €10 and are available here.

Feast of the Ascension

A Solemn Eucharist of the Feast of the Ascension will be celebrated on Thursday, 25th May 2017 at 7.30 p.m.

The preacher will be the Archbishop of Armagh, the Most Reverend Dr. Richard Clarke.

The celebrant will be the Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Reverend Dr. Michael Jackson.

Renovation Update

Great news for the parish.  We have completed all the planned phases of work on the outside of the church.  The building is now weather and watertight – secure against the elements!  The scaffolding is now in place in the sanctuary and the conservation of the painted interior will commence on Tuesday, 18th April.  Nat Clements and his team will undertake this work.

Below are images of paint damage due to the ingress of water that will soon be restored.

Stipendiary Singers

The Select Vestry of Saint Bartholomew’s Church, Clyde Road, seeks to appoint stipendiary singers to sing at the Sunday morning and feast day Eucharists during term time. Remuneration is offered at €1500 per annum. Auditions are to be held at the end of May 2017 for posts commencing on 24th August. Please email music@stbartholomews.ie for more information.

Crucifixus: Music for Lent

A sumptuous soundscape marks the season of Lent at our concert on Saturday 25th March.

Crucifixus: Music for Lent by Gerald Finzi, Francis Grier, Kenneth Leighton and William Walton
The Gaudete Singers

Conductor: David Leigh
Organ: Tristan Russcher
Tenor: Warwick Harte

Saturday, 25th March 8.00pm
St Bartholomew’s Church, Clyde Road, Dublin 4

Tickets: €15 available on the door, concession €10, students €5 with ID, all including a glass of wine/soft drink afterwards.

Programme:
Crucifixus Pro Nobis – Kenneth Leighton (1929 – 1988)
Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice – Gerald Finzi (1901 – 1956)
Thou, O God, art praised in Zion – Francis Grier (1955 –)
A Litany (Drop, Drop Slow Tears) – William Walton (1902 – 1983)

We hope to see you on 25th March and please join us for a glass of wine after the concert (included in the ticket price).