Harvest Thanksgiving this Sunday, October 22nd

The speaker at our Service of Harvest Thanksgiving at 10.30am this Sunday, October 22nd, will be Moses Mugume, Senior Administrator at Kisiizi Hospital, in Uganda, which St Paul‘s has supported for many years.
The church will be decorated for Harvest this Saturday from 9.30 am. All are welcome to come and help – no experience necessary! Donations of vegetables, fruit or flowers will be gratefully received, and these will be given to the homeless afterwards. For more information, contact Harriet Greenlee 0872247195.
 The coffee/tea in the Parish Centre after the Harvest will be hosted by the Badminton Club, in aid of Blackrock Hospice.

Applications for parish school in November

Applications for admission to Junior Infants 2018 in Glenageary Killiney National School will be available for collection in person from the school office from Monday, November 6th to Friday, November 17th, 2017, between 8.30am and 2.15 pm.  The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Monday, November 20th, 2017, by 2.15pm.

Join in the pantomime….

The St Paul’s Theatre Group is looking for volunteers to join in preparing for the 2018 pantomime, Jack & the Beanstalk. There are so many areas that people can get involved in: not just on stage, but with back stage, lighting, sound, costumes, set design etc Meetings are being held in the Parish Centre every Monday night at 8pm. Come along to find out more if you are interested. All welcome.

Old standard to be retired in church

On Sunday, September 24th the Dun Laoghaire branch of the Royal British Legion will be retiring their old standard (ceremonial flag) and dedicating a new standard during the 10.30 am service at St Paul’s.  The war memorials in the Side Chapel have been moved together and cleaned, as the standard will be placed between them. It is hoped that some family members related to those whose names are commemorated on the memorials will attend the service. Such an event, as far as we know, has never happened in this country, and it’s thanks to the Rector and the Select Vestry for their support for this event.

Outdoor service and barbecue this Sunday

All are invited to our annual Outdoor Service followed by Parish Family Barbecue in the church grounds this Sunday, September 3rd. Please note the later time of 12 noon for the start of this service. There is no admission fee for the barbecue but donations on the day to defray costs would be welcome. 
 This event will go ahead, regardless of the weather, but do dress warmly as we will only retreat into the Parish Centre if it rains.

Parish outing to Kilkenny on September 9th

There are still some places available for our Parish Outing to Kilkenny on Saturday, September 9th but remaining seats are also being offered to people in the “cluster” parishes, to ensure we have a full bus. Highlights of the day will include guided tours of St Canice’s Cathedral and Kilkenny Castle as well as a “road train” tour of the medieval city itself.
 The all-in price of €50 a head for the whole day also includes a two-course lunch at the renowned Langton House Hotel, morning coffee and scones during a stop at the Arboretum Garden Centre in Leighlinbridge on the way and, of course, door-to-door transport from St Paul’s to Kilkenny and back. The bus will leave St Paul’s at 8am sharp and is expected to return at approximately 7pm. Places are limited so please arrange to buy tickets straight away with John White:  jnewportwhite@gmail.com or on 087 259 4729

 

St Paul’s choir to sing in catherdral

The choir is honoured to be invited once again to sing services in St Patrick’s Cathedral on a summer Sunday when the resident choir is on holidays.  Under the direction of St Paul’s director of music Nathan Barrett, and accompanied on the organ by Matthew Breen, organist of St Patrick’s Dalkey, the choir will sing at 11.15am Choral Eucharist and 3.15pm Choral Evensong on Sunday, July 30th. The music will include anthems God so loved the world by Stainer andGloria in excelsis deo by Vivaldi.

Book now for parish outing to Kilkenny

Book now for our Parish Outing to Kilkenny on Saturday, September 9th as remaining seats are being offered to people in the “cluster” parishes, to ensure we have a full bus. Highlights of the day will include guided tours of St Canice’s Cathedral and Kilkenny Castle as well as a “road train” tour of the medieval city itself.
 The all-in price of €50 a head for the whole day also includes a two-course lunch at the renowned Langton House Hotel, morning coffee and scones during a stop at the Arboretum Garden Centre in Leighlinbridge on the way and, of course, door-to-door transport from St Paul‘s to Kilkenny and back. The bus will leave St Paul‘s at 8am sharp and is expected to return at approximately 7pm. Places are limited so please arrange to buy tickets straight away with John White:  jnewportwhite@gmail.com or on 087 259 4729.

St Paul’s seeks organ and choral scholars for 2017/18

In a new scheme both to encourage young church musicians and support the choral tradition at St Paul’s, we are advertising for five choral scholars, as well as an organ scholar, for the academic year 2017/18.
 The student singers will join the existing members of the choir at the weekly Wednesday rehearsals and Sunday morning services, as well as other special services. Under the guidance of music director Nathan Barrett, they will assist in the production of high quality music at all morning services and special events.
 The new organ scholar – in succession to Matthew Breen who was the first person to take up this role a number of years ago and is now organist at St Patrick’s Dalkey – will play for services and accompany the choir when required.
 More details on the scholarships here.