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.

Parish Lunch – May 14th

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. 

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.

Vacancy for Parish Administrator

Saint Bartholomew’s Church, Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 has a vacancy for an Administrator on a part-time basis for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Minimum requirements are competence with Microsoft Office, including desktop publishing.

If you are interested in applying for this position and would like to find out more detail about the job specifications please contact:

Fr Andrew McCroskery
Tel: 01-2694813

Job applications must be accompanied by a C.V. and two references. The closing date for applications will be Friday, 21st April 2017 and the interviews will take place on Saturday, 6th May 2017.

Lenten Course 2017

Rathgar Methodist Church have invited us in the Rural Deanery of Saint Ann’s to join with them for a 6-week series of ecumenical Lenten presentations entitled “Christianity from where I’m Sitting”, from Wednesday 1st March to Wednesday 5th April inclusive at 8.00pm in Rathgar Methodist Church, Brighton Road. This series is being run under the auspices of the local Rathgar/Terenure Fellowship involving all the local churches.

David Norris, Gordon Linney, Patsy McGarry, Kieran O’Mahony, Gillian Kingston and Fiona Murdoch will share something of their religious experiences and their impressions of the church today. Admission is free, but there will be a retiring collection every evening in aid of each speaker’s nominated charity.  Everyone is very welcome and please spread the word.

Parish Walk (25th February)

The Parish walk will take place on 25th February meeting at 10.30am at the entrance to Pearse Museum, St. Enda’s Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin. There is a cafe run by Brambles in the courtyard for refreshments after the walk. St. Enda’s is set in nearly 50 acres of beautiful parkland. The Museum tells the story of Patrick and William Pearse who lived and ran a school there from 1910 to 1916. You can see a map of the park here. There are two car parks: one Sarah Curran Avenue and the other of Taylor’s Lane. Public transport is also detailed on the web site.

Heating failure

We would like to advise all parishioners and visitors that the heating in the church is currently out of order. Unfortunately we expect the repair to take a number of weeks, as a new boiler is required. Please wrap up warmly!