St Brigid’s Day this Saturday, February 1st, heralds the start of spring. Here are a few key dates for the rest of the month
9 Sunday Club, during the 10.30am service of Parish Communion
11 Meeting of the Select Vestry
20 Film Night 8 pm Meeting Room
26 Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. Early morning Holy Communion service at 7.15 am in addition to usual service at 11 am. HC at 7.15 am and 11 am on each Wednesday throughout Lent.
The Train, a film set in 1944 France about one man’s mission to save art treasures from going to the Nazis, will be introduced by Philip Molloy at the Parish Film Night this Thursday, January 23rd, at 8pm in the Parish Centre. Directed by John Frankenheimer, it stars Burt Lancaster and Paul Scofield. All welcome but book a seat by emailing here. Free admission but small donations on the night to defray costs are welcome. There will also be Film Nights on February 20th and March 19th.
Sunday Club, for children aged four and upwards, usually meets on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Children are encouraged to come into the church for the start of the service at 10.30 am before leaving for Sunday Club during the singing of the second hymn (after approx.15 minutes). The Sunday Club dates for between now and the summer are as follows: January 26th; February 9th; March 8th and 22nd; April 26th; May 10th and 24th and, finally, June 14th.
January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany, marks the end of the Christmas season and is traditionally the day to take down all the decorations and to remember the visit of the Three Kings to Bethlehem. In Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries Dia de los Reyes is a big day for giving presents to children. Here in Ireland, of course, it is also Nollaig na mBan -a day for women to party after their festive labours. Whether you are celebrating one or all three – enjoy!
Meanwhile, if you’ve made New Year resolutions to try something new – there’s weekly indoor bowls (email@example.com), badminton (firstname.lastname@example.org) and choir (email@example.com) right here for a start, as well as monthly whist and film nights. You’d be very welcome at one and all.