During the season of Advent, please consider making a pledge to our specially chosen charity. The pledge forms and envelopes are available at the back of the church and the envelopes will be placed on the Christmas tree to be collected shortly after Christmas. Please do not place money in the envelope—this will be collected later. This year the chosen charity is a diocesan refugee and homelessness scheme overseen by the Irish Refugee Council that aims to provide shelter, care, and housing for those in need. This is a joint ecumenical scheme involving a number of churches. You can find out more about this scheme and the work it has already completed here:
On the first Sunday of each month, there will be a sale of homemade baked goods with the coffee in the parish room after the 11am service. We would like to encourage the congregation to help by providing homemade cakes, tarts, and tray bakes. These may be handed in before the service. On the same Sunday, there will also be a book sale where you may buy books for €2.00.
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!
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.
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.
Our annual parish lunch for Christian Aid will be held this year on Sunday, 14th May after the 11am service. The usual tea and coffee will be served together with a light lunch to raise funds for Christian Aid. This event has been very well supported in the past and we hope that many parishioners will be able to join us this year again. It is our main fund raising event during Christian Aid Week. Contributions towards the lunch will be most gratefully received. Please let Traudi know if you can help in any way. Finger food like pies, sandwiches, sausages, savoury tartlets, buns, and cakes would be most welcome.
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
RSCM Ireland are inviting singers to join forces with the Choirs of Saint Bartholomew’s in a “Come and Sing” performance of Stainer’s Crucifixion on Monday 10th April. Rehearsal starts at 5:30pm with performance at 8:00pm. More details are available from RSCM Ireland.