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.

Parish outing to Kilkenny

Bookings are now open for our parish outing to Kilkenny on Saturday, September 9th. Highlights of the day will include guided tours of St Canice’s Cathedral (pictured below) 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 at the Arboretum Garden Centre in Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow, on the way and, of course, door-to-door transport from St Paul‘s to Kilkenny and back. Places are limited so please arrange to buy tickets early with John White: jnewportwhite@gmail.com or on 087 2594729.

Fantastic Summer Fair result despite rain

The rain came in Biblical proportions for our Summer Fair but, against all the odds, the gross takings for the day were €24,719 – just €2,000 down on last year. Congratulations to the exceptionally hard-working committee, led by Dominic Galvin, who worked for months on this. Particular credit is also due to everybody  who cheerfully worked on outdoor stalls, despite the rain seeping in, under and over the canvas.
 Thanks to all parishoners who supported this annual, communal fund-raising effort in any way, big or small. The huge team effort generates more riches than can be counted in euros and cents.

Countdown to May 27th Summer Fair

This week’s times for delivery of donated goods for the Summer Fair to the Parish Centre are as follows:  Wednesday, May 24th, Thursday, May 25th and Friday, May 26th, 7pm-9pm each evening. Here’s a reminder of what some of the stalls are looking for:

  • New Stall: Handbags/ Scarves/ Gloves.Nola 087 688 9845 or Di 087 127 0342.
  • Plant Stall: All kinds of plants – if you have the time to label them too it would be great. Sarah and Paddy, Lesley and Deborah.
  • Collectors Corner: Glassware, china, paintings or any curios you might have hiding in your attic or under the stairs! Roxanna 087 668 8289 or Pauline 087 237 3587
  • Worn Only Once Clothes Stall: women’s, men’s and children’s clothes in good condition.
  • Rector’s Bottle Stall: Anything in a bottle. Spirits, wine, beer, soft drinks, bubble bath, etc Gary or Pamela 2801616
  • White Elephant Stall & Furniture Stall: Unwanted gifts / prizes (e.g. engraved glass / ornaments), tooling, musical equipment, sports equipment, household paraphernalia, accoutrements, etc. .
  • All unwanted furniture (but strictly no sofas or bed mattresses). Collections can be arranged: John Lambert 087 255 7452 or Stuart Robertson 087 666 2724.
  • Food Street: Cake Stall, Deli Stall and Teas/Coffees would be very grateful for home-baked goods.
  • Book Stall: All kinds of reads needed – to be laid out in church as usual.

Soup and Roll Lunch for Focus Ireland

The Sunday Club is hosting a soup and roll lunch in the Parish Centre after the 10.30am service this Sunday, May 14th, and parishoners are encouraged to attend if they can. All proceeds will go towards Focus Ireland, a charity which children in the Sunday Club and their parents have been supporting all year.