The big celebration will be held on Sunday, July 8th, when there will be a service at 11.30am to mark 150 years, to the day and to the hour, since the consecration of St Paul’s. This will be followed by a garden party in the church grounds.
The Rector is in the process of inviting back some former curates, as well as the only surviving rector, the Ven Gordon Linney, along with former parishoners who went on to be ordained, to preach at services throughout the year.
Here are some other dates for your diary:
11th Confirmation Service, 3pm
14th Ash Wednesday Services at 7.15 am and 11 am
19th Lent Discussion Group meets Mondays of Lent, 8 pm, Parish Centre
25th Songs of Praise, 7 pm
23rd Daffodil Day Coffee Morning 10.30 am Parish Centre.
25th Holy Week begins. Evening Services 8 pm rotating around parishes of Christ Church Dun Laoghaire, Holy Trinity Killiney, St Matthias Killiney/Ballybrack, St Patrick’s Dalkey and St Paul’s
1st Easter Day
29th Visiting preacher: the Very Rev. Paul Bogle, Dean of Trim, a former parishioner.
13th Visiting preacher the Rev Canon Susan Green; Chaplain Kilkenny College a former parishioner.
26th Summer Fair
8th 150th Anniversary Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving 11.30 am followed by Garden Party
2nd Open Air Service and Family Barbecue
30th Service of Harvest Thanksgiving Preacher: the Very Rev. Arthur Barrett, Dean of Raphoe, a former parishoner