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!

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.

Advent Giving Tree

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:

https://dublin.anglican.org/news/2017/09/22/the-impact-of-your-support

New Fundraising Venture

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.

Summer Fundraiser

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!

Saint Bartholomew’s History Book

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.

Raffle

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.