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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

Lenten 2021 Challenge – We Have Done It!!!!!

 We have done it… for 46 days! Wednesday 17th February – Saturday 3rd April 2021  Gillian and a number of others have done a variety of challenges, walking, cycling, running, scooting, dancing the Jerusalema, etc. for Lent to benefit our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health; for a little self-care and to help and care … read more

2021 Lenten Challenge

Gillian intends to walk 5km every day of Lent 2021 Wednesday 17th February – Saturday 3rd April 2021 in aid of: The Irish Cancer Society Protestant Aid Parish Funds  We are in difficult times, and for many, this third lockdown has been, and is, the hardest.  In Lent 2021, I am suggesting that rather than … read more