Please note there will not be an Evensong service this Sunday, 27 May. Instead, please join us for the choir summer concert, Vivaldi Gloria, at 6.00pm. The event is free and will be followed by a sparkling wine reception.
Evensong services resume next week.
Join us for the feast of Corpus Christi on Thursday, 31 May at Saint Bartholomew’s. The Solemn Eucharist begins at 7.00pm (please note earlier time) and will be followed by the annual parish BBQ. We need your help in ensuring that there is enough food and drink for everyone! If you would like to bring sandwiches, a bowl of salad, some finger foods, or soft drinks, please write your name on the sheet at the back of the church with the item of food or drink that you intend to bring on the night. We also need volunteers to help with setting up and cleaning up, so please write your name and contact details on the same sheet if you are available for this. Thank you!
Parishioners will be pleased to know that a sum of €1720 was raised at the parish lunch for Christian Aid on Sunday, 13 May. This total included some very generous donations. Anyone who would like to make a contribution can still do so this Sunday. Traudi is very grateful to those who brought food, set up the room, and washed the dishes. Thank you to everyone for your support!
This Sunday, Dee Huddleston from Christian Aid Ireland will be our guest preacher at the Solemn Eucharist service. Dee has travelled to India with the organisation to lend assistance to some of the country’s neediest communities. She enjoys sharing her experiences and we look forward to welcoming her!
For more information about Dee and Christian Aid, please click here.
Please be sure to stick around after the service for our parish lunch. The usual tea and coffee will be served along 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!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Anúna and members of the Anúna International Summer School are once again generously giving a charity concert in which all proceeds will go towards our restoration fund. The concert begins at 6.00pm on Saturday, 9 June at Saint Bartholomew’s. Please click here to purchase tickets!
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.
Please note that there will not be a said Eucharist service in Saint Bartholomew’s Church at 12.45pm this Wednesday, 25 April. The service will resume as normal next week.