Telephone Issues

Please be advised that our phone system is having technical difficulties and we are unable to receive voicemails at this time.

The best time to contact the office by phone is during normal opening hours (Monday-Friday from 10:30-3:30) when someone will be here to answer.  Otherwise, we encourage you to send queries by using either the contact form on the website or by email at admin@stbartholomews.ie.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

No Evensong this Sunday, 31 March

Our own Fr. Andrew has been promoted as a canon of Christ Church Cathedral!  As such, there will not be a Choral Evensong at Saint Bartholomew’s this Sunday, 31 March.  You are instead invited to join Fr. Andrew at his installation as canon at Christ Church Cathedral’s 3.30pm Choral Evensong (by the way, don’t worry—he’s not leaving Saint Bart’s!).

Compline this Wednesday

This Wednesday at 8.00pm, Saint Bartholomew’s will host Compline with a short reflection as part of the Rural Deanery of St. Ann’s Lenten services.

This is an opportunity to pray together as a rural deanery.  All are invited to join this short and reflective service, which lasts approximately half an hour and will be followed by refreshments.

Women’s World Day of Prayer Service: Friday, 1 March

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Saint Bartholomew’s is proud to host this year’s Women’s World Day of Prayer service on Friday, 1 March at 3.00pm. This service is part of a global event held annually on the first Friday in March.  The Women’s World Day of Prayer is the largest ecumenical movement in the world organised by women, and the churches in Ballsbridge/Donnybrook take turns hosting the event in our area each year.  The service for 2019 has been written by the Christian women of Slovenia and its theme is “Come—Everything is Ready!”  All parishioners—not just women!—are warmly invited to attend.  The service will be followed by refreshments in the parish room, to which everyone is welcome.  It has been five years since Saint Bartholomew’s had the honour of hosting this special event, so do please come along and show your support! 

For more information, please visit https://worlddayofprayer.net/slovenia-2019.html.

Bake Sale this Sunday

Join us after the morning Eucharist this Sunday in the parish room for a homemade baked goods sale and a book/DVD/CD sale to aid our fundraising efforts.  With Valentine’s Day upon us, there will be chocolate covered strawberries on offer, so be sure to drop in!  We greatly encourage the congregation to help with these monthly fundraisers, whether by showcasing your culinary expertise or by donating your used books, CDs, or DVDs.  These sales run on the second Sunday of the month and all proceeds go directly to the restoration fund.  Our next sale will be after the 11.00am service on Sunday, 10 March.

Encore Voices Concert: This Saturday

Saint Bartholomew’s is pleased to welcome back Encore Voices, who will perform Puccini’s Messa di Gloria this Saturday, 9 February at 7.30pm.

Led by conductor John Doyle, the singers will be accompanied by a quartet and Maria Geheran on piano.

Tickets cost €15 (student/OAP/unwaged €10; child €5) and may be purchased at the door.

Update on Kenneth Milne’s The History of Saint Bartholomew’s Book

We want to update and thank the congregation and supporters of Saint Bartholomew’s for your continued patience as we work to realise the publication of Dr. Kenneth Milne’sThe History of Saint Bartholomew’s–1867-2017.

The research and writing stages are now complete and we have moved on to the editing, design, and proofreading of the final layout.

Some exciting information uncovered during research in the National Archives includes the location of the parish school (which had 76 pupils at one stage).  From the Lambeth Palace Library in London comes the text of the sermon Archbishop Ramsey preached at Saint Bartholomew’s in 1967. Newspaper cuttings show the courtesies extended by John Charles McQuaid,the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, to Dr. Ramsey.  The appendices listing office holders have been updated through the work of the RCB Library committee.

When the first edition of Dr. Milne’s book was published, the National Archives did not exist. The flowering of historical scholarship over the last 50 years, not least by Dr. Milne himself, has provided a wealth of source material not previously available. The first edition text has been modified in some places to take account of these new insights. All of this material, together with Alistair Rowan’s treatment of the building from an architectural and art historian’s viewpoint, has now been integrated into a single text.

It is hoped that the book will be ready in the first half of 2019, perhaps by Easter.

If you would like to purchase a copy, please contact the parish administrator at admin@stbartholomews.ie or call 01-668-8522.  For €25, you will receive a copy of the book.  For €50, you will receive a copy of the book signed by the author and your name will be included in a list of supporters.