Folk group to reunite this Sunday

The St Paul‘s Folk Group is reuniting to lead the music at our worship this Sunday, December 9th, at 10.30am, as part of our 150th anniversary celebrations. The service will be Parish Communion.

The rest of the St Paul‘s programme for Advent and Christmas includes:
December
23rd Christingle Service 10.30am in the main hall of the Parish Centre
23rd Nine Lesson and Carols by Candlelight 7pm
24th The First Eucharist of Christmas 11.30pm
25th Christmas Day 8.15am Holy Communion and 10.30am Family Service

Advent Lessons and Carols on December 2nd

The now traditional joint service of Advent Lessons and Carols with our neighbours in St Patrick’s, Dalkey, takes place on Sunday, December 2nd, at 7pm, in St Patrick’s. The joint choirs will lead the music. There will be no evening service in St Paul’s that night.

 The rest of the St Paul’s programme for Advent and Christmas is as follows:
December
9th St Paul’s Folk Group re-union, to mark 150th anniversary; the group will provide the music at 10.30am service
23rd Christingle Service 10.30am in the main hall of the Parish Centre
23rd Nine Lesson and Carols by Candlelight 7pm
24th The First Eucharist of Christmas 11.30pm
25th Christmas Day 8.15am Holy Communion and 10.30am Family Service

Reserve your tickets for the ‘Messiah’

Tickets for the performance of Handel’s Messiah in St Paul’s this Saturday, November 17th at 7.30pm can be reserved through stpaulsdub@gmail.com or bought at the door on the night from 7pm. It is part of our 150th anniversary celebrations and to raise funds for Focus Ireland. The Occasional Singers, under conductor Robin Moore, will be joined by soloists Judith Lyons (soprano), Sarah Luttrell (contralto), Luke Horner (tenor), David Corr (bass), with Will Palmer on trumpet and Charles Pearson on organ. Tickets €15 (concessions €10). Please spread the word about this concert to neigbours and friends.

Remembrance service to mark Armistice

Our Remembrance service at 10.30am this Sunday, November 11th, will also mark exactly 100 years since the First World War ended at the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918. There will  be an Act of Remembrance for all those who died, calling to mind particularly the 17 young  men from St Paul‘s who left Glenageary for the battle fields during 1914-18 and never came home. They were: A. Acton, R.H.M.  Bury, F. Carter, H. Dudley, J. Douglas, E.G. Coldwell, E. Harpur, J.D. Niven, W. O’Conor,  L. Orr, W. Phelan, T.E. Talbot, F.W. Rickets, E. Robinson, C.G. Sherlock, A.E.  Stokes and A.E.  Strong.

Remembering loved ones who have died

You are invited to participate in a time of quiet reflection as we remember those of our families and friends who have died at our Annual Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance of loved ones this Sunday, November 4th, at 7 pm.  If you want the name of a loved one to be read out at this service but have not yet added their name to the list at the back of the church, you can also email stpaulsdub@gmail.com.
 Please noteThe names of those who have died in the Parish since the service last year will automatically be read.

‘Messiah’ in St Paul’s on November 17th

Handel’s Messiah will be performed in St Paul’s on Saturday, November 17th at 7.30pm as part of our 150th anniversary celebrations and to raise funds for Focus Ireland. The Occasional Singers, under conductor Robin Moore, will be joined by soloists Judith Lyons (soprano), Sarah Luttrell (contralto), Luke Horner (tenor), David Corr (bass), with Will Palmer on trumpet and Charles Pearson on organ. Tickets €15 (concessions €10) available at St Paul’s on Sundays or at the door from 7pm on the night. For information, contact stpaulsdub@gmail.com

Service to remember loved ones

The annual Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance of loved ones will be  held in St Paul’s on Sunday, November 4th at 7 pm. You are invited to participate in a time of quiet reflection as we remember those of our families and friends who have died.
 If you would like the name of a loved one to be read out at this service, please add their name to the list, which you will find on the table at the back of the church or email stpaulsdub@gmail.com.
   Please noteThe names of those who have died in the parish since the service last year will automatically be read.

Annual pets’ service on October 7th

All creatures great and small are invited to our annual service for the thanksgiving of the companionship of animals, this Sunday, October 7th, at 10.30am. The speaker will be Tina Lowe, who will be accompanied by her beautiful guide dog Forest.  Humans are welcome too!  There will be a retiring collection for the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Former parishoner to preach at Harvest

We look forward to welcoming the Very Rev. Arthur Barrett (pictured below), Dean of Raphoe and a former parishioner, back to St Paul‘s as a visiting preacher at our Harvest Thanksgiving this Sunday, September 30th, at 10.30am. His family connection with the parish continues through his son Nathan, who is our organist and choir director.
 The church will be decorated for Harvest the day before, Saturday September 29th, at 9.30 am.  All help and materials would be very much appreciated.

Parish to launch community project this Sunday

As part of marking our 150th anniversary, St Paul’s is launching a community project to support the creation of a sensory garden behind a residential complex on Adelaide Road  run by Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, just a few hundred metres from our church. The garden at “Anvers” will be  used not only by residents but also by those who attend the ABII day centre in Dun Laoghaire, as gardening is a valuable therapeutic exercise for those recovering from brain injury.
 This garden will be the final phase of a development project  launched at Anvers this week. And this Sunday, September 23rd, Barbara O’Connell, CEO of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland will be the speaker at our 10.30am service to talk about what her organisation does to help people adapt to life after a traumatic brain injury.
 There will be a retiring collection after this Sunday’s service to kick-start our fund-raising campaign. A brain injury can happen in seconds and change a life for ever.  See the ABI website for more information abiireland.ie