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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.