Parish Walking Group: Saturday, 12 May

The parish walking group will next meet at 10.30am on Saturday, 12 May for a walk from the Sandymount Strand to the Irishtown Nature Reserve.  Meet at the junction of Marine Drive and Beach Road on the Strand side.  Everyone is welcome—sunny or cloudy, the Strand always makes for a beautiful walk!

Fundraising Film Night: Wednesday, 9 May

Join us Wednesday, 9 May at 8.00pm at the Denzille Private Cinema for an exclusive film showing, wine, nibbles, and chat!  Tickets are €20, with all proceeds going to the Saint Bartholomew’s restoration fund.  The theatre’s capacity is limited to just 30 people, so act now to ensure you get a seat!  Please RSVP by calling or texting John Slattery at 087-247-5758 or emailing him at slatsj@hotmail.com.

The Denzille Private Cinema is located at 13 Denzille Lane, behind Merrion Square North, Dublin 2.  More information about the cinema can be found by clicking here.

We hope to see you there!

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.

Raffle

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.

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 admin@stbartholomews.ie 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.