Parish Walking Group

As the winter bites that little bit harder, our parish walking group will take a break until February. Thank you to all those who have supported our first two successful outings and please keep an eye on the news in late January for details of our February walk. All will be welcome to join us.

Vacancy for Parish Administrator

The United Parishes of Saint Bartholomew’s and Christ Church Leeson Park have a vacancy for an Administrator on a part-time basis for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Minimum requirements are competence with Microsoft Office including desktop publishing.

If you are interested, please make contact through the website email for further information. The closing date for applications is Monday, 24th October and interviews will be held on Saturday, 29th October. We will require a C.V. and two references.

Parish Administrator

After over two years, we said goodbye to our administrator, Mark Bowyer, on Friday. Mark has been appointed to a full time role working in HR for a Dublin based law firm. We wish Mark well as he begins this new chapter in his life and thank him for all he has done here at Saint Bartholomew’s over the last two years. He will continue to be involved in the parish and singing in the choir.

Good Friday RTÉ Service

Saint Bartholomew’s Church took part earlier this month in recording a service for broadcast on RTÉ for Good Friday. You can tune in to the service on Good Friday (25 March) on RTÉ One at 3.10pm or watch it online. If you miss it there will still be a chance to watch it on the RTÉ Player.

Auditor required

We need a qualified auditor to audit the accounts of Saint Bartholomew’s Church and Christ Church Leeson Park for the year 2015.  If you have the appropriate qualifications please could you call Charlie Smith (Hon. Treasurer) on 01 2888877 or email

Church Heating

We apologise for the ongoing problems with the heating in the church when services are on.  We are having major difficulties in getting Bord Gáis to agree to measure the gas pressure over a twenty-four hour period to ascertain why our perfectly good boiler is not receiving enough gas to continue running. We hope to have this problem sorted soon.  Please be patient.  If you have any complaints please direct them to or phone 086 8176356.

Parish Office – Christmas arrangements

The parish office will be closed after Friday 18 December and will re-open on Tuesday 5 January. However, you should continue to send items for inclusion in the weekly news sheet as these will be produced as usual. The weekly deadline is Thursday at 12 noon. Any messages left at the parish office will be picked up during the holiday season as usual and emails will be checked regularly. Services continue as normal and details can be found in the events section of the website.

Christmas Hamper Raffle

We will be having a raffle for a Gourmet Christmas Hamper – valued at over €500. Items will include:

A Large Turkey and Ham with trimmings, stuffing and cranberry sauce, Terrine de Compagne, Very large homemade traditional family Christmas cake, Homemade Christmas pudding, Frangipan Baked Torte, Baby Stilton and Bottle of Port, 2 Bottles of Bordeaux and 2 Bottles of Chablis, Luxury Christmas crackers, Fortnum and Mason goodies, Speciality tea and marmalade, Miscellaneous treats, Top of the range Perfume. 
The number of tickets is limited to 100 and the cost per ticket is €20.  Tickets can be purchased by contacting the parish office – email 

RTÉ Sunday morning broadcast

The RTÉ Sunday morning worship programme on RTÉ One television on Sunday 22 November at 11am, will be hosted by RSCM Ireland. Mark Bowyer will lead the service and it will feature choristers from both St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral and Saint Bartholomew’s Church. The theme will be St Cecilia (it is the feast of St Cecilia that day) and suitable music will be sung along with a specially commissioned piece for RSCM Ireland by Irish composer Eoghan Desmond. Please do watch if you can. The programme will also be available to view on the RTÉ player.