In a tradition that was revived last year, we will ring in the new year at St Paul’s at midnight on December 31st . There will be a short act of worship at 11.45pm, followed by the ringing of the bells at midnight and refreshments. All are very welcome.
The First Eucharist of Christmas service starts at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve. That is followed on Christmas Day by an 8.15am service of Holy Communion and a 10.30am Family Service, when you will have to come early to be sure of a seat! There is a short said service of Holy Communion immediately after the family service, at approx 11.45am.
NB: on Wednesday, December 23rd, there is an 11am service of Holy Communion as usual.
After Christmas Day …
Sunday, December 27th
The First Sunday of Christmas
PLEASE NOTE: NO SERVICES at 8.15 am or 7 pm
11am Service of carols, canticles and readings (no sermon!): The Christmas Story according to St Luke. PLEASE NOTE LATER TIME
Wednesday, December 30th
11 am Holy Communion (One)
Thursday, December 31st, New Year’s Eve
11.45pm Ringing in the New Year with the Chimes of St Paul’s
Sunday January 3rd 2016
The Second Sunday of Christmas
8.15 am Holy Communion (One)
10.30 am A Service of the Word
7 pm Holy Communion (One)
St Paul’s Theatre Group is presenting Sinbad the Sailor and the Jewel of Miracles on: Sat, 9th January 3pm; Sun, 10th January 3pm; Thurs, 14th January 8pm; Fri,15th January 8pm; Sat ,16th January 3pm & 8pm. Adults €15
Child/OAP €10 Group 8+ €10 each All tickets on Sat 16th-8pm show €15. Tickets now on sale and on line at eventbrite.ie
The traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols by candlelight at 7pm this Sunday is always a very special part of the lead-up to Christmas at St Paul’s. It will be followed by mince pies and mulled wine in the Parish Centre.
Please note there will be NO 10.30am service this Sunday but there will be the 8.15am Holy Communion as usual.
Other services over Christmas:
Thursday 24th December First Eucharist of Christmas 11.30 pm
Friday 25th December 8.15 am Holy Communion (One) 10.30 am Family Service 11.45 am. Holy Communion (Two) said
Sunday 27th Dece No service at 8.15 am or 7 pm. Service of Carols, Canticles and Readings at 11am.Please note later time!!
Wednesday 30th December Holy Communion 11am
Thursday 31st December 11.45 pm Ringing in the New Year A short service to welcome the New Year followed by ringing of the bells at midnight and drinks.
St Paul’s will be decorated with poinsettias in memory of loved ones again this Christmas. If you wish to be involved, please put a donation of €5 per person in an envelope, clearly marked with the loved one’s name, to the Churchwardens, the Rector or Harriet Greenlee (087 224 7195) before December 17th. A list of names will be included in the service sheet on Christmas Day.
Services during the Advent and Christmas season include:
Sunday, December 20th Service of Nine Lessons with Carols by Candlelight 7 pm
Thursday, December 24th First Eucharist of Christmas 11.30 pm
Friday December 25th 8.15 am Holy Communion (One) 10.30 am Family Service 11.45 am. Holy Communion (Two) said
Sunday December 27th 11 am (note time) Service of Carols, Canticles and Readings and NO services at 8.15 am or 7 pm
Thursday December 31st 11.45 pm Ringing in the New Year A short service to welcome the New Year, followed by ringing of the bells at midnight and drinks