Monthly Archives: January 2014

Ecumenical choral service

The choir of Our Lady of Victories in Sallynoggin will join St Paul’s choir in leading an ecumenical service in St Paul’s for Candlemas next Sunday, February 2nd, at 7pm. Coming in the wake of the Week for Christian Unity, it is a musical celebration to which all are invited. The music will be directed by Derek Verso, assisted by Ciaran Smith, organ scholar Matthew Breen and other musicians.

Confirmation 2014

There will be a service of confirmation in St Paul’s on Sunday, March 9th at 3 pm (time to be confirmed). Candidates must attend an introductory evening in the parish centre on Wednesday, January 22nd, at 7.30 pm.  At least one parent of each candidate should also attend this introductory evening.
Classes will take place on the following Wednesdays: Jan. 29th, Feb  5th, 12th 19th, 26th, and Mar 5th.  Each class will begin at 7.30 pm and will last for one hour.  There will be a rehearsal in the church on the evening of Saturday 8th March (time to be confirmed). This will be followed by a short vigil service to which parents, godparents and family members are also invited.  All classes are compulsory.
If you have not already indicated that you wish to be a candidate for confirmation this year, please contact the Rector immediately.  e- mail

Looking back to Christmas

Thank you to all those attended our church services over the Christmas season. Special thanks to our choir director Derek Verso and to Matthew Breen organ scholar and Ciaran Smith musician.  Thanks to the choir for their outstanding contribution to our worship and for their time, preparation and hard work.
Thanks to the readers at the carol service. To those who contributed towards providing the poinsettias in memory of loved ones and to the dedicated and talented group of people who decorated the church so beautifully for the festive season under the direction of Harriet Greenlee.  Thanks to Geoff Barry and to all our church wardens and to Cynthia Gray and Joe Harvey for making sure the church was so warm and comfortable.
The collection at our carol service for the Capuchin Day Care Centre in Bow Street amounted to €1,675.50.  Thank you for your very generous response in support of such a worthy cause.
Rev Gary Dowd

Carol singing
Shortly before Christmas, the Badminton Club went carol singing in aid of Dublin Simon Community. We raised €525 and would like to thank those who contributed to this worthy cause, especially the residents of Silchester Park and St Paul’s Indoor Bowling Club. Your support was very much appreciated. Thank you.
Diana Pain