Coffee Morning in aid of victims of earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Earthquake Coffee Morning 25.02.2023 We are having a Coffee Morning in St Philip and St James’ Church on Saturday 25th February 2023, 10.30-12.00  in aid of the victims and the money raised will be channelled through the Bishops’ Appeal to Christian Aid who are working on the ground with local agencies.   Do please drop in for … read more

Lenten Challenge 2023

Gillian is off again!  She will be walking at least 6km every day of Lent 2023. Wednesday 22nd February – Saturday 8th April 2023 in aid of: The victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria (channelled through the Bishops’ Appeal to Christian Aid who are working on the ground with local agencies), and parish … read more

Sunday Clubs Re-opening!

We are delighted that both of our Sunday Clubs are re-opening in February.  They will meet once a month, and as it happens,both Sunday Clubs will meet on the same morning.  The dates are:  Sunday 12th February 2023 Sunday 5th March 2023 Sunday 2nd April 2023 Sunday 7th May 2023 Prize-giving– Sunday 28th May 2023 … read more

Sponsor a Chair in St Philip and St James’ Church

Sponsor a Chair for St Philip and St James’ Church In removing the pews from the east end of the nave and from some of both transepts, our desire was not to remove seating but to have seating that was more flexible, which could be arranged in a variety of ways and which would also … read more

Update of Registers of Vestrypersons

Please note that the Register of Vestrypersons for Mount Merrion Parish (St Thomas’ Church) will be updated at a meeting of the Select Vestry of Mount Merrion Parish (St Thomas’ Church) on Monday 23rd January 2023, and the Register of Vestrypersons for Booterstown and Carysfort Parish (St Philip and St James’ Church) will be updated … read more

PJ’s Christmas Craic-er!!!

We are so thrilled to be able to gather and socialise that St Philip and St James’ Select Vestry decided that it would be good to get together… and Santa is going to come too!!! PJ’s Christmas Craic-er! Saturday 10th December 2022 10.30-12.30 St Philip and St James’ Church A Christmas Get-Together for chat and … read more

Carol Singing for Dublin SIMON

For many years, we have gone carol singing in aid of the Dublin SIMON Community until COVID put a stop to all of that. But this year, we are back! We will be carol singing in the Blackrock Village Shopping Centre (the one with SuperValu) on Friday 16th December 2022, 16.00-18.00. The plan is to … read more

Carols for Protestant Aid

Over the past years and with the increased cost of living this winter, we have been very conscious of the demands on Protestant Aid, which is a Protestant version of St Vincent de Paul.  It does not differentiate between creed or ethnicity regarding those who it helps… although the name can be misleading. They are … read more

Help for Santa

Last year, we helped Santa, and he really appreciated it! It has continued to be a tough time and even more so this year. This year, we are again hoping to help Santa and try to make a difference to some children this Christmas through the Capuchin Day Centre.  Due to COVID-19, the Capuchin Day Centre … read more

Remembering Our Loved Ones on Sunday 6th November 2022

At our services on Sunday, 6th November 2022, we will be remembering those who have died and whose loved ones have asked us to remember. If you would like someone to be remembered at the services today, please email or text the Rector with their name. Sunday 6th November 2022 – Remembering our Loved Ones … read more

Thank You! Fantastic Autumn Fair!

Dear all, Thank you for all your hard work and your support of the Autumn Fair on Saturday. The figure is currently heading towards €14,000 which is amazing! That figure only tells us how much was raised – it doesn’t reflect the feel-good factors that were THE amazing part of the Autumn Fair. It doesn’t … read more

Autumn Fair – Saturday 8 October 2022

Autumn Fair Poster 2022 PDF

When to Drop-off Items for Autumn Fair

Non-perishable Items Non-perishable items can be dropped into the church (using the ramp door on the south-side of the church… around the back!) at the following times: 8.00-8.45 hours on Monday 3rd, Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th October 2022 – this is principally to facilitate the families in Booterstown National School who may wish to … read more

Autumn Fair

After an absence of two years, we are all-systems-go, organising the Autumn Fair for SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2022 in the grounds and parish centre of St Philip and St James’ Church. 12.00 – 3pm! The Autumn Fair will be a major fundraiser for our heating and accessibility project, the first phase of which is almost … read more

Logs for Sale!

A Cedar Lebannon Tree in front of the Rectory fell down in June 2021. It was chopped up and the logs have been residing on our patio for the last year! They are now beautifully seasoned and ready to be sold as firewood. We have empty 40kg coal bags and you can come and fill … read more

Services for July and August 2022

Live-streaming a service each Sunday has become an important part of the worshipping life of our parishes, especially for those who are no longer able to get out and about and for those who are in residential care. Conscious that we need to facilitate as many people as possible to join in worship, whether online … read more

Services for April – June 2022

The two select vestries met jointly and gave careful consideration to all the points made by parishioners, and to various concerns such as those who are no longer able to go to church and who worship via the live-stream at the time that the service is on.  It was felt that we should try to … read more

Lenten Challenge 2022

Gillian has increased her daily challenge from last year by 1km and intends to walk 6km every day of Lent 2022. Wednesday 2nd March – Saturday 16th April 2021 in aid of: The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA), Blackrock Hospice and Parish Funds   Building on last year’s Lenten Challenge, where I suggested that … read more

Services in March 2022

The two select vestries met jointly via Zoom this evening to discuss service times, etc for our parishes in light of the further lifting of restrictions.  As you will be aware from email correspondence, the select vestries, at a joint meeting on 24th January 2022, decided to continue with the restrictions and pattern of services … read more

Worship in our Churches in light of the lifting of restrictions January 2022

Dear all, Both select vestries met together via Zoom on Monday night (24th January 2022) to discuss how we might progress as a group of parishes in light of An Taoiseach’s announcement about the lifting of restrictions on Friday 21st January 2022. The select vestries felt that as the numbers of cases of COVID were still so high, with … read more

Could You Please Help Santa?

Dear parishioners, As you will be aware, we have given the food items kindly donated by yourselves and the families in the school, at Harvest Thanksgiving, to the Capuchin Day Centre and the Alice Leahy Trust for the past number of years. This year, you were amazing!   We took so much non-perishable food items into those … read more

78th Midweek Musical Treat – Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Awake, calls the voice to us)

78th Midweek Musical Treat – Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Awake, calls the voice to us) by Johann Sebastian Bach.  

200th Anniversary of the Foundation of Booterstown Parish

200th Anniversary of the foundation of Booterstown Parish The formal deeds constituting a separate parish of Booterstown out of Donnybrook Parish were registered on 29th June 1821, thereby creating Booterstown Parish. Whilst we had been thinking of how we would mark this occasion over the past few years, the coronavirus pandemic put all such plans on … read more

Return to In-Church Worship from 10th May 2021

Dear all, As per the lifting of government restrictions with regard to COVID-19, we may return to in-church worship from today. Both select vestries have met and have discussed how best, we, as a group of parishes, can provide worship in our two churches, and also for those who will be joining online, conscious that some … read more