There are four new people on the parish council, known as the Select Vestry, for the year ahead, following the AGM, or Easter General Vestry, on Sunday, April 27th. They are Walter Heseltine, Sarah Goodall, Stuart Robertson and Lynn Wiley.
The chairman, the Rev Gary Dowd, thanked outgoing members who had indicated they did not wish to stand for re-election – Deborah Burke, Mary Heseltine, Marianne Fegan and Diane Middleton.
The other members of the Select Vestry for 2014-15 are: Geoff Barry (rector’s churchwarden); Rita Dalton(representing the six who are job-sharing people’s churchwarden); Erica Pickering (rector’s glebewarden);Frank Gunning (people’s churchwarden); Dominic Galvin, Joe Harvey, Karene Hilton, Gary Holohan,Alan Lowther (treasurer), Sheila Wayman, Roger West and Margaret Woods (secretary).
There were also triennial elections for parochial nominators and Diocesan Synod members and those elected were:
Parochial nominators: Margaret Woods, Roger West;, Michael Webb and Robbie Grier.
Supplemental parochial nominators: Deridre Moppett, John Lambert, Michael Knatchbull and Mary Heseltine.
Diocesan Synod members: Michael Webb, Mary Heseltine and Sheila Wayman.
Supplemental Synod members: Robbie Grier, Michael Knatchbull and Jill Steer.
The Easter General Vestry Meeting (parish AGM) will be held after the 10.30 am service this Sunday, April 27th, at approximately 11.45 am in the Parish Centre. Not only will this meeting elect the members of the parishoners’ representative body, the Select Vestry, for the year ahead, but it will also elect, for the next three years, parochial nominators (responsible for appointing a new rector if a vacancy were to occur) and parish representatives for the diocesan synod.
Sunday Club will be showing a DVD at the same time as the meeting, to enable parents to attend.
St Paul’s is hosting the opening service in the Holy Week nightly series for which we are joining three other neighbouring Church of Ireland parishes – Holy Trinity Killiney, St Matthias Ballybrack and Christ Church Dun Laoghaire. The theme for the week is the Characters of Holy Week.
Monday night’s service at 8 pm, which focuses on Lazarus, Mary and Martha, is sung Compline with the choir. Meanwhile there is 7.15 am Holy Communion in St Paul’s daily, Monday to Thursday, with two services on Good Friday, at 10.30 am and 2 pm.
Here is the full line up for the entire week :
Monday 14th–Thursday 17th Holy Communion, St Paul’s, 7.15 am
Wednesday 16th Holy Communion, St Paul’s, 11 am
Monday 14th Compline, St Paul’s, 8 pm: Lazarus, Mary and Martha
Tuesday 15th A late Evening Office, St Matthias, Ballybrack, 8 pm: The Crowd
Wednesday 16th Tenebrae, Holy Trinity, Killiney, 8 pm: Judas
Maundy Thursday 17th The Lord’s Supper,Christ Church, Dun Laoghaire, 8 pm: Peter
St Paul’s: 10.30 am All Age Worship and 2 pm At the foot of the cross: A liturgy of readings, meditation, prayer and hymns
6.15 am SonRise Service Obelisk Killiney Hill
8.15 am Holy Communion (One)
10.30 am Family Communion followed by an egg huntin the church grounds
No service at 7 pm `
St Paul’s is joining with three neighbouring parishes – Holy Trinity Killiney, St Matthias Ballybrack and Christ Church Dun Laoghaire – to mark Holy Week with nightly services. There will also be an early Holy Communion service daily in St Paul’s. Here is the line up of services for the entire week, which will take place in St Paul’s unless otherwise stated:
Palm Sunday (April 13th) 8:15 am, 10:30 am and 7pm
Monday 14th–Thursday 17th Holy Communion 7.15am
Wednesday 16th Holy Communion 11 am
Monday 14th–Thursday 17th Combined evening services with the theme: The Characters of Holy Week:
Monday 14th St Paul’s, 8 pm
Tuesday 15th St Matthias, Ballybrack, 8 pm
Wednesday 16th Holy Trinity, Killiney, 8 pm
Maundy Thursday 17th Christ Church, Dun Laoghaire, 8 pm
Good Friday (18th) 10.30 am and 2 pm
Easter Day (20th) 8.15 am and 10.30 am. No service at 7 pm