Dear Beloved Community,

Ash Wednesday marks the first day of the 40 days of Lent. The late Henri Nouwen described Lent as a time to re-focus and to re-enter a place of truth. It is here where we find our true identity.

It can seem like a rather dour season, but that sells it short. It is a call to pause. We are challenged to look at our lives– remember what we are made of, remember where we are going- and it encourages us immerse ourselves fully in the goodness of God.

You might think about how to might make this Lenten time special. Some choose to give something up or take on something new. Both actions are about choosing to live intentionally. Whatever you chose to do, do so to the glory of God and the deepening of faith.


Rev Rob

Services this Sunday

8:30am:  Holy Communion.

9:45am: Sunday Morning @ the Gathering Grounds

11:00am: Holy Communion

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Notes for this Week

Ash Wednesday

Our Lenten season starts with a short service in the church on Wednesday at 7:30pm. You are welcome to join us for a short time of personal inner reflection.

The (unanswered) Prayer Course

The second session is this Sunday 18th March at 7.30pm. There will be music from the band and discussion. All are welcome so do come along and you can find all the dates for Sunday Nights here: There are five sessions designed to help small groups explore the hardest and most personal questions we all ask about prayer.  If you missed the first that is no problem. Each session has its own theme. Join us for some tea, coffee and talk as we explore this great topic.

Gathering Grounds Cafe

The Cafe will be closed on Friday, 16th and Saturday, 17th February.  We will re-open on Monday, 19th February.

Play Café Gets OWT!

No play cafe this week as the tem take a half term breather. Booking for the spring block will be on the website on Wednesday morning.

Bumps & Babes

Every Wednesday morning the couches in the Gathering Grounds are reserved for our ‘Bumps & Babes’ group from 10am -11.30am.  A warm welcome awaits new parents, and parents to be. This is an informal, friendly meet-up to enjoy a cuppa in company, relax, chat and meet others in the community.  So, if you’re expecting or have a baby from newborn to pre-walking, we invite you to come alone or bring a friend. There’s no need to book. For more information contact Julie or Lynn 087 695 7061

Midweek Communion

We are back on this Tuesday at 11:45am for Holy Communion in the Meeting Room.

Other Happenings

General Vestry List

The general vestry list will be closed at the Select Vestry tomorrow. If you would like to sign up for the general vestry, contact the rector.

Dublin and Glendalough launch Diocese of Jerusalem Appeal

The United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough have launched an appeal to support the Diocese of Jerusalem in its efforts to deal with the impact of the current war. The Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem is home to about 7,000 Anglicans. It is also responsible for more than 30 institutions, including hospitals, schools, clinics and rehabilitation centres which welcome all people regardless of their faith or background. These include Al–Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza.

Archbishop Michael Jackson has urged the people of the dioceses and beyond to support this appeal for the Diocese of Jerusalem. He said: “The deepening situation of distress and disintegration of human life and of human dignity in Israel and Gaza deserves our response and our support. I encourage you to contribute to this appeal as generously as possible to address human need and alleviate human suffering”.

You can support the appeal by donating by electronic transfer to: Diocesan Funds of Dublin and Glendalough No 1 A/C Current Account, Bank of Ireland, 2 COLLEGE GREEN DUBLIN 2 IBAN: IE50 BOFI 9000 1769 3548 78, BIC: BOFIIE2D. Cheques may be sent to Diocesan Offices of Dublin and Glendalough, Church of Ireland House, Church Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6, D06 CF67.

And you can read the full appeal details here: