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New Select Vestry for 2017/2018 elected

There is just one new face on the incoming Select Vestry (or parish council) for the coming year, which was elected at last Sunday’s Easter General Vestry. That is James Danaswamy, who has been singing in the choir since last autumn. Existing Select Vestry member Paul Hatton has the added responsibility of being Rector’s Glebewarden, after Erica Pickering stepped down.
 The rest of the Select Vestry, chaired by the Revd Gary Dowd, is as follows: Geoff Barry (Rector’s Churchwarden), Rita Dalton (heading People’s Churchwarden rota of eight people), Frank Gunning (People’s Glebewarden), Margaret Woods (Hon Secretary), Alan Lowther (Hon Treasurer), Joe HarveyStuart Robertson, Roxanna Allen, Mary Heseltine, Fiona Arnold, Sheila Wayman and Lynn Wiley.
 There were also elections for parochial nominators and diocesan synod persons, which come around every three years. And these are as follows:
Parochial Nominators
Margaret Woods; Roger West; Michael Webb; Robbie Grier
Supplemental Parochial Nominators
Deridre Moppett; John Lambert; Mary Heseltine; Lynn Wiley
Diocesan Synod Members
Michael Webb; Mary Heseltine; Sheila Wayman
Supplemental Synod Members
Robbie Grier; Michael Knatchbull; Jill Steer

Parish AGM this Sunday

Please come to listen, talk and vote at the Easter General Vestry meeting (Parish AGM), which will take place this Sunday, April  23rd in the main hall of the Parish Centre immediately after a shortened 10.30am service of morning prayer.

Holy Week and Easter services

Services are in St Paul’s unless otherwise stated:

Monday,  April 10th
            7.15 am:  Holy Communion
            8 pm:  Christ Church, Dun Laoghaire – Compline
Tuesday,  April 11th                    
            7.15 am:  Holy Communion
            8 pm:  St Patrick’s, Dalkey – A Late Evening Office
Wednesday, April 12th
            7.15 am:  Holy Communion
            11 am: Holy Communion     
            8 pm:  St Paul’s Church  – Tenebrae
Thursday, April 13th, Maundy Thursday
            7.15 am:  Holy Communion
            8 pm:  St Matthias’, Killiney – The Lord’s Supper
Friday, April 14th, Good Friday
            2 pm:  One hour at the Cross
            8 pm:  A Liturgy of the Cross – Holy Trinity Killiney
Sunday,  April 16th, Easter Day
            6.15 am:  Sonrise Service, The Obelisk, Killiney Hill
            8.15 am:  Holy Communion
            10.30 am:  Parish Communion (service followed by Easter Egg Hunt)
            7 pm No service

Bishop of Clogher to preach at our Holy Week services

Holy Week is fast approaching and this year the guest preacher at the evening services that rotate through our local cluster of parishes will be the Bishop of Clogher, the Rt Rev’d John McDowell (pictured above). He will be with us for three nights from Monday. April 10th, finishing up in St Paul’s on Wednesday, April 12th.

 
 Here is the full calendar for Holy Week and the services are in St Paul’s unless otherwise stated:

Sunday, April 9th, Palm Sunday
            8.15 am:  Holy Communion
            10.30 am:  The Liturgy of Palm Sunday
            7 pm: A Service of the Word      
Monday,  April 10th
            7.15 am:  Holy Communion
            8 pm:  Christ Church, Dun Laoghaire – Compline
Tuesday,  April 11th                    
            7.15 am:  Holy Communion
            8 pm:  St Patrick’s, Dalkey – A Late Evening Office
Wednesday, April 12th
            7.15 am:  Holy Communion
            11 am: Holy Communion     
            8 pm:  St Paul’s Church  – Tenebrae
Thursday, April 13th, Maundy Thursday
            7.15 am:  Holy Communion
            8 pm:  St Matthias’, Killiney – The Lord’s Supper
Friday, April 14th, Good Friday
            2 pm     One hour at the Cross
            8.00 pm:  A Liturgy of the Cross – Holy Trinity Killiney
Sunday,  April 16th, Easter Day
            6.15 am:  Sonrise Service, The Obelisk, Killiney Hill
            8.15 am:  Holy Communion
            10.30 am:  Parish Communion (service followed by Egg Hunt)
            7 pm No service

Lenten discussion group

Every Monday in Lent, St Paul’s and Holy Trinity Parish Killiney are joining forces for a  Lenten Discussion Group in St Paul’s Parish Centre (Minor Hall upstairs) at 8 pm.  The discussion will be based on the book Something More by John Pritchard (books will be available on the first evening).  All are welcome.
 Meanwhile, this Wednesday, March 8th,  and each Wednesday throughout Lent there will be a short service of Holy Communion at 7.15am in addition to the regular 11am Communion service.

13 parishoners to be confirmed

The Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Rev Michael Jackson, will conduct a Service of Confirmation in St Paul’s this Saturday, March 4th, at 7pm. The following are being confirmed: David Baker; Robbie Bowers; Naoise Cautley; Michael Finney; Anne McEvoy; Christopher McEvoy; Sam Mitchell; Dylan Murray; Clodagh Nash; Matthew O’Brien Holohan; Clara Ponsonby and Jennifer Quirke.  Eric Kendrick will be confirmed in St Brigid’s Stillorgan on Sunday, March 12th.

Classic musical for Film Night

Singin

Of course you know its iconic, titular song-and-dance routine, but there’s a lot more to the musical and romantic comedy Singing in the Rain. It will be shown at our next Parish Film Night, introduced by Philip Molloy of Newstalk, onThursday, February 23rd, at 8pm in the Parish Centre. Please sign up on the list at the back of the church or email stpaulsdub@gmail.com
Save the date.  There will also be a parish film night on Thursday, March 23rd –more information to follow.

Sunday Club this Sunday

The theme for our activities at Sunday Club this Sunday, during the 10.30am service is Living in peace and harmony. The New Testament lesson for the day is Matthew 5.21-37, in which Matthew shows how Jesus helps us to make peace with anyone we have hurt and to live the way that Jesus shows us. All children welcome.