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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Select Vestry for 2017-2018
Mary Heffernan, Molly Sullivan, Barbara Bergin, Don Cazzini, Andrew Reid, Brian Molloy, Alistair Rowan, Amos McGrath, Barry Farrell, Charlie Smith, David Jones, Iris Scott, John Slattery, Paul MacDonnell, Richard Bannister, Simone Orr, Traudi Ferguson, and Valerie Houlden.
Synod Representatives: Traudi Ferguson, Barry Farrell, and John Slattery.
Supplemental Synod Members: Don Cazzini, Kaye Marshall, and Brian Molloy.
Parochial Nominators: Traudi Ferguson, David Jones, Don Cazzini, and Barbara Bergin.
Supplemental Nominators: Brian Molloy, Sara McMurry, John Slattery, and Amos McGrath.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.