The Ven Gordon Linney to kick off visiting preacher series

At the 10.30am service this Sunday, April 15th,  the Ven Gordon Linney (photographed below), who was Rector here from 1980-2004, will be the first in a series of  preachers with a link to the parish invited back for St Paul‘s 150th anniversary year.
Our Easter General Vestry (parish AGM) will be held in the Parish Centre after the service. It’s a chance for all parishoners to reflect on the past year, hear about some future plans, vote for a new Select Vestry (parish council) and express views on any aspect of parish life.

Parish AGM on April 15th

The Annual Easter General Vestry (Parish AGM) will take place in the Main Hall of the Parish Centre after the 10.30 am service on Sunday, April 15th. The past year will be reviewed, some future plans outlined and a new Select Vestry (parish council) elected for 2018-2019. All are invited to come and listen, vote and speak.

Journey of worship to Easter Sunday

As is now the tradition in this area, the five local Church of Ireland parishes are combining  for the evening services of Holy Week, rotating through the different churches. Here is the full schedule – all services in St Paul’s unless otherwise stated.

Monday, March 26th
Holy Communion
 7.15 am
Combined Evening Service, Holy Trinity Killiney, 8pm. Preacher: The Rev Gary Dowd
Tuesday, March 27th
Holy Communion
 7.15 am
Combined Evening Service, Christ Church Dun Laoghaire, 8pm. Preacher: The Rev Bruce Hayes
Wednesday, March 28th 
Holy Communion
 7.15 am and 11 am
Combined Evening Service, St Patrick’s Dalkey, 8 pm. Preacher: The Rev William Olhausen
Maundy Thursday, March 29th
Holy Communion
 7.15 am
Combined Evening Service 8 pm St Paul’s Glenageary. Preacher: The Rev Ása Björk Ólafsdóttir O’Hanlon
Good Friday, March 30th   
“One Hour at the Cross”  A service of hymns, readings, meditation, prayer and silence, 2 pm
Combined Evening Service, St Matthias Killiney/Ballybrack, 8 pm
Saturday, March 31st
The church will be decorated for Easter from 9.30 am.  All offers of help or donations of flowers and foliage would be most welcome. (Harriet Greenlee 087 224 7195)

Easter Sunday, April 1st
8.15 am Holy Communion (One)
10.30 am Parish Communion followed by egg hunt in church ground
No service at 7 pm

Stainer’s ‘Crucifixion’ on March 25th for start of Holy Week

There will be a perfomance of John Stainer’s The Crucifixion – a meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer – in St Paul’s Church on Palm Sunday, March 25th at 7pm. A combined cluster choir, with soloists Oisin O’Dalaigh (Tenor) Eoghan Desmond (Bass), will be conducted by Nathan Barrett  with our organ scholar Thomas Maxwell on the organ.
 Earlier that day, at the 10,30am service, there will be The Liturgy of Palm Sunday, with the reading of the Passion and distribution of Palm Crosses, kicking off our Holy Week series of services.

Joint “Cluster” Holy Week Evening Services at 8 pm
Mon 26th Holy Trinity Killiney The Rev Gary Dowd
Tuesday 27th Christ Church Dun Laoghaire The Rev Bruce Hayes
Wed 28th St Patrick’s Dalkey The Rev William Olhausen
Thursday 29th Maundy Thursday St Paul’s Glenageary The Rev Ása Björk Ólafsdóttir O’Hanlon
Good Friday 30th St Matthias Killiney/Ballybrack

Sunday services as normal

Despite the recent extreme weather, the three services will go ahead in St Paul’s as normal tomorrow, Sunday March 4th.  See right-hand corner of this website for details. But unfortunately we have had to defer the visit of our planned guest speaker at the 10.30am service, Barbara O’Connell, CEO of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, so we will launch our 150th anniversary community project on another Sunday.

Community project for 150th anniversary

Just down the road from St Paul’s, beside the site of our old parish hall, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland have an assisted-living centre in two houses (pictured above) on Adelaide Road. One of their goals is to develop a sensory garden for their residents and other clients behind these houses and the Select Vestry have approved this as a community project for us as a parish in this our 150th anniversary year. 
 CEO Barbara O’Connell will speak at our main morning service this Sunday, March 4th, about the work of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland and we will use the opportunity to launch this parish project.  There will be a retiring collection for the Sensory Garden Fund.
 A brain injury can happen in seconds and change a life for ever.  See the ABI website for more information

Songs of Praise this Sunday

Nominations are closed and the count begins …Come along to find out – and sing –  the favourite hymns of St Paul’s parishoners at our Songs of Praise this Sunday, February 25th at 7pm. It will be a celebration, in this our 150th anniversary year, of the great musical tradition of St Paul’s, as well as a thanksgiving for the tremendous restoration work, which is nearly complete, on our pipe organ. Refreshments will be available in the Parish Centre afterwards

Holy Communion services at 7.15am and 11am for Ash Wednesday

This Ash WednesdayFebruary 14th, and each Wednesday throughout Lent, there will be a short service of Holy Communion at 7.15 am in addition to the regular 11 am Communion service.
 The following Monday, February 19th, a Lent discussion group will start to meet weekly at 8 pm in the Committee Room (upstairs) of the Parish Centre.  This year we will use the 2018 Lent Course prepared by the  Biblical Association of the Church of Ireland: As the Father sent me, so I send you – The Five Marks of Mission.
 The themes are: Feb 19th Tell; Feb 26th Teach; Mar 5th Tend; Mar 12thTransform; Mar 19th Treasure. The booklets that accompany this course will be provided.  All are welcome.