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!

Corpus Christi: Thursday, 20 June

The feast of Corpus Christi this year falls on Thursday, 20 June.  The service will begin at the slightly earlier time of 7.00pm and will be followed by the annual parish BBQ.  This is a great event for family and friends, but we can’t do it without your help and support.  If you can bring food or drink to the event, please write your name and what you intend to bring on the sheet at the back of the church.  Thank you!

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.