Monthly Archives: January 2015

Six parishoners to be confirmed

Six young people from St Paul’s – Jordan Murray, Sarah Poole, Hannah Byrne, Michael Hall, Claudia Jones and Lucy Coulter-Smith – will be confirmed by Archbishop Michael Jackson in St Brigid’s Church, Stillorgan, this coming Sunday, February 1st, at 11.30am. They will join other candidates from Holy Trinity, Killiney and Stillorgan/Blackrock at this Confirmation service for our area.

Music Group seeks new members

“We want all singers and all instrumentalists to come and join,” says Music Group co-ordinator, Nathan Barrett. The group, specialising in contemporary music for worship, leads the music at two services a month – one at 10.30am and the other at 6pm –  with a short practice before each service.
“There are no midweek rehearsal commitments, and there is always refreshments for the music heads afterwards!” he adds. Think you could give it a try? Contact Nathan on 086 846 0658 or email ”

And the next gig for the Music Group…

Is Worship & Wedges on Sunday, February 1st, at 6pm in the Parish Centre. Everyone of any age is welcome as we explore doing church in a different way!  Our session will include a craft activity, songs led by the Music Group, a short bible talk, followed by a light supper of wedges and sausages.

Vestry register to be revised

The Select Vestry will next month revise the Register of Vestry members as it is required to do annually under the Constitution of the Church of Ireland.  If you are not already registered, are over 18 years of age and would like to become a registered vestryperson, please obtain, complete and return the necessary form from either the churchwardens or the Rector.  If you are registered, this entitles you to vote at the Easter General Vestry (AGM) and to become eligible for election to the Select Vestry.

Looking back to Christmas 2014

Thank you to all those attended our church services over the Christmas season.  Special thanks to our organists: Nathan Barrett (who also acted as choir director for the carol service) Matthew Breen, Sheila Wayman and Mervyn Cooper.  Thanks to the choir for their outstanding contribution to our worship and for their time, preparation and hard work and also to the Music Group for their contribution.
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 those who generously donated non-perishable food items for the Dining Room on Christmas morning.
Thanks to Geoff Barry and to all our church wardens for all their work and to Cynthia Gray and Joe Harvey for making sure the church was so warm and comfortable.
The retiring collection at our carol service for the Capuchin Day Care Centre in Bow Street amounted to €1,246.40.  Thank you for your very generous response in support of such a worthy cause.