We are very blessed to have a Sunday Club in each church. St Philip and St James’ Sunday Club meets during the 11.30 service every Sunday (apart from the fourth Sunday of the month when we have a united family service) from September to the end of May. St Thomas’ Sunday Club meets on the second and third Sundays of the month from September to the end of May. The Sunday Clubs meet in the respective halls or parish centres attached to each church. At Sunday Club, the children learn about God and Jesus Christ, the Bible and the Church in an age-appropriate and fun way as the leaders seek to pass on their faith.
St Philip and St James’ Sunday Club
welcomes children from the age of 3 years upwards. Contact Barbara Plant at 01-2880202 or firstname.lastname@example.org or June Burgess at 01-2888887 or email@example.com
St Thomas’ Sunday Club
welcomes children over the age of 4 years. Contact Adam McConnell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Emma Telford at email@example.com
There are two Christian Meditation Groups meeting each week in the Canon Osborne Barr Room of St Philip and St James’ Parish Centre.
On a Tuesday afternoon, a group meets at 3.30pm for approximately 40 minutes and on a Wednesday evening, a group meets at 8pm until 8.40pm approximately, so that the remainder of the evening is free.
These Christian meditations are based on the teachings of John Main OSB and both groups always welcome beginners.
Contact Irene Reid at 087-2755423.
Healer Prayer Group
Each month there is a time of prayer for those who have asked for prayer, or for whom prayer has been requested. Details are announced in the weekly newssheet. It lasts 40–45 minutes: the people on the Healer Prayer Group List are prayed for, and the list is updated and fresh lists are placed in each church the following Sunday, for people to take away and to use. Those who take the list, are asked to pray for everyone on the list each day. In addition, in each church, there are sheets, where the names of anyone whom you would like to be prayed for, may be added.
We would particularly ask those who put names on the Prayer Request Lists to come along to the Healer Prayer Group.
Each person’s name will remain on the list for 3 months and will then be taken off unless there is a new request for prayers to continue.
Parish Women’s Fellowship
This is a social group who meet once a month on the 2nd Tuesday of the month October – May. Their activities vary from having speakers in, to a theatre evening, to a small charity auction, to outings. Contact June Burgess at 01-2888887 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday nights, 5.45pm – 6.45pm in the Monk Gibbon Hall. Contact Maggie Burns at 087-2070225
Friday nights, 7pm – 8.30pm in the Monk Gibbon Hall. Contact Lesley Rankin at 085-7411200
Monday nights, 7pm – 8.30pm in the Monk Gibbon Hall. Contact Oliver Wynne at 087-2471991
Venture Scouts, 8.30pm – 10.00pm in the Monk Gibbon Hall. Contact Oliver Wynne at 087-2471991
St Thomas’ Indoor Bowling Club
Thursday and Saturday nights in the Monk Gibbon Hall. Contact Barbara Plant at 01-2880202.
A social friendly game of cards on a Monday night in the Canon Osborne Barr Room of St Philip and St James’ Parish Centre. Contact Yvonne Laycock on 01-2885660 or Deirdre Kennedy on 01-2882845.
There are two badminton ‘sessions’ each week. On each Thursday morning during the school term, at 8.30 in the Carysfort Hall of St Philip and St James’ Parish Centre. Lots of the parents of Booterstown National School play on a Thursday morning but others play too, and are most welcome.
The second session is on a Thursday night at 8pm. Contact Maureen Millington at 01-2809826. All welcome.
In addition, a number of groups use our parish centres:
Alcoholics Anonymous – 8pm-9pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday nights in the Parish Room of St Philip and St James’ Parish Centre.
Parent and Toddler Group – Rhymetime, 10.00am-11.15am, Thursday and Friday mornings in the Monk Gibbon Hall. Parent and child music, movement and play mornings. Contact Shona Ashmore on 086-3324091 www.rhymetime.ie
Bridge – Tuesday night in the Canon Osborne Barr Room of St Philip and St James’ Parish Centre.
League of Health – Tuesday nights in the Carysfort Hall of St Philip and St James’ Parish Centre, and Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in the Monk Gibbon Hall at St Thomas’ Church.
Living Well with Dementia – Tuesday afternoons in the Monk Gibbon Hall at St Thomas’ Church. Living Well with Dementia is a community-based project supporting people with dementia in the Stillorgan/Mount Merrion/Blackrock area to participate in their community and pursue life-long interests.
Our aim is to raise awareness about dementia, reduce stigma, promote early diagnosis and provide support for people living with dementia. The project plans to implement a range of person- centred supports for people living with dementia and those who care for them. These include : Social and Recreational Support; Family/Carer Training; Peer to Peer Support Groups; Respite; Assistive Technology; transport and more. Contact Vivienne McCann at 087-9185842 (www.livingwellwithdementia.ie)
Pilates – Monday nights in the Carysfort Hall of St Philip and St James’ Parish Centre.
Flora Millar Dance Classes – Wednesdays in the Monk Gibbon Hall at St Thomas’ Church. Contact Flora at 01-2888455 or 087-2370046
Stagecoach – Singing, speech and drama classes in St Philip and St James’ Parish Centre on Thursday and Friday afternoons/evenings, and on Saturday mornings/afternoons. Contact email@example.com or 01-2043814
Ballet – Brona MacNally School of Dance – Junior Class 12.30pm, Senior Class 1.15pm. Monk Gibbon Hall at St Thomas’ Church. Contact Brona at 086-6025744. www.bronamacnally.com
Yoga – Tuesday 7.00pm in the Monk Gibbon Hall at St Thomas’ Church. Contact Emma Stafford at 087-9606908
Kumon Blackrock – Maths and English programmes for children of all ages and all abilities. Mondays and Wednesdays 3.30 – 5.30 in the St Philip and St James’ Parish Centre. Contact: Cliodhna Colgan on 01 2946956 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org