We welcomed Fr. John Marchant, Chaplain to DCU and Curate of Powerscourt Group of Parishes as our Celebrant and Preacher on Sunday 21st October. We thank John for standing in at very short notice as Fr. Alan Matchett was unable to be with us due to illness.
The Glebe has now been inspected, and the next stage of the appointment process for a new Vicar will begin shortly. For those not familiar with the process, the information is to be found on the main Church of Ireland web site.
The new Boy Choristers are settling in well, and there are encouraging signs for the future. The acting Director of Music, Peter Parshall would like to stress on all parents the importance of Choir Practices at this time. We urge that the boys attend both Wednesday and Friday rehearsals, and that the girls attend each Wednesday as both choirs will be very busy in the coming weeks as the seasons of Advent and Christmas are now only a matter of weeks away, and programmes for Concerts and Carol Services need to be planned and rehearsed fully.
Please note, the services on Sunday 28th October will be sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir only, and as schools are closing for Half-Term. There will also be no rehearsals for the Boys on Friday 26th October and for the Boys and Girls on Wednesday 31st October. Rehearsals resume forBoys and Gentlemen on Friday 2nd November.