The next monthly bake and book fundraiser will follow the 11.00am service this Sunday, 9 December. The Christmas baking season is upon us, and we would love to see as many parishioners as possible donate their homemade baked goods, from cakes to tray bakes to festive cookies! Now is also a good time to clear your shelves—your old books and DVDs may make the perfect Christmas gift for someone else. All proceeds go directly to the restoration fund. These sales run on the second Sunday of the month and are certainly the most delicious way to help out the church, so please get those ovens going!
All items to be sold can be dropped into the parish room before the service.
The Dublin Symphony Orchestra returns to Saint Bartholomew’s this Saturday for their winter concert! This year’s all-Tchaikovsky programme begins at 8.00pm. Tickets are €15; €12 concession, and may be purchased at the door.
Tickets for our annual Concert of Carols and Festive Readings are now for sale here. The tickets cost €25, which drops to €20 if you purchase three or more in the same transaction. Due to popular demand, we’re going to run the same programme on Sunday, 9 December and Sunday, 16 December, both at 7.00pm. The show will feature the combined choirs performing a variety of traditional carols, which will be interspersed with seasonal readings presented once again by the delightfully charismatic Tim Thurston. Afterwards, all attendees are invited to a reception with wine and mince pies.
We are delighted to welcome the German choir “amante della musica menden,” which will be performing a joint concert with the Irish choir Cantairí Avondale at Saint Bartholomew’s on Tuesday, 16 October at 8.00pm.
The programme includes a mix of international folk songs and classical literature pieces. This concert is part of a seven-day tour of Dublin led by choir director and organist Stefan Risse, which will also see the German choir sing at a lunchtime recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The concert at Saint Bartholomew’s is a free event and all are welcome!
The services for Harvest will take place this Sunday, 7 October and donated food will be given to the Dining Room in Dun Laoghaire, which works to feed those in need throughout the year. If you would like to donate tinned and non-perishable food, you may leave it in to the church at any time between now and Harvest. If you wish to donate fresh fruit and vegetables, the church will be open to receive goods on Saturday, 6 October from 10.30-11.00am. Alternatively, you may drop them in immediately before the 11.00am Sunday service on 7 October.
Mark your calendars for Culture Night, which this year will feature a programme at Saint Bartholomew’s entitled Johann Sebastian Bach: A Life in Chorale Preludes. Presenter Tim Thurston and organist Andrew Johnstone will survey the life of the great German composer through a 40-minute chronological selection of his 200+ organ preludes on Lutheran chorales. The show will begin at 6:30pm. This event is free and part of a nationwide celebration of the arts, culture, and heritage.
Buy your tickets now before they sell out!
This Friday, 24 August at 7.30pm we will be marking the patronal festival of Saint Bartholomew. There will be a solemn Eucharist sung by the combined choirs, which will be followed by light refreshments. All are welcome!
Raffle prizes have been announced for the Bart’s “Last of the Summer Wine” event–which is less than two weeks away! Have you bought your tickets yet?