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80s Dance Night in aid of The Caroline Foundation

We are having an 80s Dance Night in aid of the Caroline Foundation.  The mission and purpose of The Caroline Foundation is to raise money to fully fund additional post-doctoral scientific researcher(s) on the Cancer Clinical Research Trust (CCRT) team.   Costumes encouraged but not a necessity.  Doors open at 8pm at St Philip and St James’ … read more

Confirmation – Sunday 2nd February 2020

Confirmations in our Rural Deanery (a group of five parochial units) are held in the Spring (usually February).   We have been given the date of Sunday 2nd February 2020 for a confirmation service to be held by the Archbishop in St Philip and St James’ Church at 10.30. There was a meeting for all those … read more

Confirmations in our Rural Deanery (a group of five parochial units) are held in the Spring (usually February).  We have yet to receive the dates and venues from the Archbishop’s Office, but I very much hope that we will be hosting a confirmation service. There will be a meeting for all those enquiring about confirmation (and … read more

Adult Confirmation

For the past few years, we have had a number of adults being confirmed or whom have re-affirmed their Confirmation promises.   Some had opted out of confirmation at the time when they might have been expected to be confirmed and when their friends were being confirmed; some just never got around to it.  Those who re-affirmed … read more

Sponsored Walk

Well done and thank you to those who did the sponsored walk yesterday. Some did part of the walk, whilst others completed the walk and attended Evensong in St Patrick’s Cathedral yesterday afternoon. Thank you very much to those to came to Evensong and gave us a lift home! The walk was in aid of … read more

St Philip and St James’ Autumn Fair

This is the major fundraiser for St Philip and St James’ Church (Booterstown and Carysfort Parish). It is held in St Philip and St James’ Parish Centre and the grounds of the church, as well as the church itself! Midday – 3pm! Put it in your diary now!!! We are still fundraising towards a new … read more

Things To Do in Lent

Lent begins tomorrow, Ash Wednesday. There will be a service of Holy Communion in St Thomas’ Church at 10.30 and there will be Christian Meditation in the Canon Osborne Barr Room at 20.00. Lent is a time of self-assessment, in relation to our understanding of ourselves as spiritual people, and specifically as Christians. Lent is … read more

Ash Wednesday

Lent begins tomorrow, Ash Wednesday. There will be a service of Holy Communion in St Thomas’ Church at 10.30 and there will be Christian Meditation in the Canon Osborne Barr Room at 20.00.

Closure of the Parish Office

The Parish Office is no longer located in Hipwell House in the grounds of St Thomas’ Church, due to planning permission and fire regulation compliance requirements.    A full review, by an external party, is being undertaken of our parishes’ needs for a parish office and of the role of parish secretary/hall manager.  The Parish … read more

Pink Ladies’ Night

In October 2017, some of the mums of Booterstown National School organised a fundraiser for #cupsagainstcancer# in support of the mums from the school who were undergoing cancer treatment.   They raised over €9,000 but what was phenomenal, was the support for each of them. Nicola Walker and I talked about it and how important that support, solidarity and … read more