Combined Choirs Concert: Friday, 8 November

Friday, 8 November

7.30pm

Venue: Sandford Church

Our choir will join that of Sandford, St. Philip’s for a performance of Fauré’s Requiem in D minor, Op. 48. Fauré’s work sets a selection of the traditional texts from the Mass for the Dead, but unlike many settings (notably those of Mozart and Verdi), Fauré dwells not on images of hell and judgement, but rather on heaven and consolation.

This work, which will be performed between All Saints (1 November) and Remembrance Sunday (10 November), is especially appropriate for the season of remembrance.

A retiring collection will be made in aid of the Alice Leahy Trust to support those affected by homelessness.

More information about the concert venue may be found here.

M’ANAM in Concert: Thursday, 7 November

Thursday, 7 November

8.00pm

Saint Bartholomew’s is excited to host M’ANAM’s first ever performance in Dublin!  M’ANAM (“My Soul”) grew naturally from the legendary ANÚNA and is one of the most exciting new vocal ensembles to emerge in recent years.  Comprising singers from the islands of Ireland and Iceland, M’ANAM’s repertoire spans centuries. They are just as comfortable singing an elegy for a dead Viking in Icelandic (“Deyr Fé”) as they are reinterpreting the classic English folk song, “The Sheep Stealer.”

Tickets are €15 and may be purchased here or at the door.

Included in the price is a copy of their brand new album.

Parish Office Closure

Please note that the parish office will be closed from Thursday, 31 October through Tuesday, 5 November.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

For all administrative and pastoral queries during this time, please contact the vicar at 01-269-4813 or vicar@stbartholomews.ie.

Harvest Thanksgiving

Our Harvest Thanksgiving will take place this Sunday, 6 October. In the past we have sent all the produce to the Dining Room and other food banks in Dun Laoghaire.  Unfortunately, these outlets are not accepting mixed food parcels this year, so we are asking you instead to decorate the church with fresh fruit and vegetables. These will be collected after the service by John Slattery, who will transform them into jams and chutneys to be sold at our monthly bake sale the following week.  The church will be open from 10.30am—11.30am on Saturday, 5 October to receive the food and decorate the church.  You may also bring fresh fruit and vegetables to the Sunday morning service.

Bake Sale this Sunday

Our monthly bake and book fundraising sales resume this Sunday after the 11.00am service and will thereafter be held on the second Sunday of each month.  We love to indulge in the culinary creativity of our parishioners at these sales, and so we invite you to donate homemade cakes, tarts, tray bakes—or whatever else you enjoy baking!  (pssst…Great British Bake Off just started its new season if you’re looking for inspiration!) (psssst again…this week the theme is biscuits!)  All goods may be dropped off before the service to the parish room.

Saint Bartholomew’s Day

We celebrated our patronal festival yesterday with a custom cake made by chef (and our parishioner!) Amos McGrath, which featured an edible image of El Greco’s 17th century portrait of Saint Bartholomew. Not a crumb was left!

We were delighted with the large turnout for the service, which even included a four-legged parishioner!

Our thanks go to Amos and everyone who contributed to the beautiful service and the reception afterward.

Patronal Festival: Sunday, 25 August

We will celebrate our patronal festival of Saint Bartholomew on Sunday, 25 August with a said Eucharist at 9.00am and the solemn Eucharist at 11.00am.  Refreshments will be available after the latter in the parish room.  This is an important event in our calendar as a parish, and as such it is an ideal opportunity to invite your family and friends to join and celebrate with us!

Everyone, Look at the Tower!

Finally, finally, FINALLY!  As more and more of the scaffolding comes down, we are able to get a sense of just how enormous an undertaking the tower’s renovation has been.  The work crews’ skill and dedication (not to mention their fortitude on especially windy days) have rewarded us with a beautifully restored tower.  The stonework and clock faces are positively gleaming.  We are beyond grateful for all of the support we have received in funding this massive project.  The bells will be ringing again before you know it!