Dear Beloved Community,

On Sunday, we had the pleasure of hearing Ruth Gyves speak at some of our services, on the Gospel reading. In this passage found in Luke 24.36b-48., it’s the night of Jesus’ resurrection and he stands among his disciples saying, “Peace be with you”. The disciples are in emotional turmoil – upset, fearful, anxious, and confused and Jesus meets them exactly where they are.  We will all experience times when we are fearful, which threatens to overwhelm and immobilise us, impacting our decisions and actionsWherever, you find yourself on your journey this week, if fear is part of your story, may you hear those same words that Jesus spoke to the disciples, right now where you are, just as his disciples heard him speak them, “Peace be with you”.

We leave you with some words from scripture, from Jesus, as he reminds us to invite him in. and allow ourselves to be led and guided by him.

“Come to me all who are burdened and heavy laden, and I will refresh you”.


Kilternan Ministry Team

Services this Sunday21st April

  • 8:30am:  Holy Communion.
  • 9:45am: Sunday Morning in the Gathering Grounds.
  • 11:00am: Morning Prayer.

During the rector’s sabbatical, we will not be recording services. You can access older sermons on –

Notes for this Week

Sabbatical Cover: The Rector is currently on sabbatical until 27th May 2024. For general queries please contact Annemarie McCleane in the parish office. Email:  Phone: 01 295 26 43. For pastoral emergencies, you can contact Rev Fred Appelbe at

Gathering Grounds Café

The Gathering Grounds Café is closed today, Tuesday, 16th April 2024 due to water upgrade works on the Glebe Road. Café will reopen again on Wednesday at 8:30am.

Play Café Gets OWT! (Outside with Toddlers)

We’ll be springing into action again this week with our spring themed activities and invitations to play – fruit squeezing, spring farming, farm shopping, flower planting, spring blossom painting and more. It’s yet unclear as to whether we are able to embrace the OWT! (Outside With Toddlers!) part of our programme and make the move back outside this week. We’ll keep an eye on the weather forecast.

We have reached capacity with bookings for this week, however if you wish to join the cancellation list please get in touch with Lynn. 087 -695 7061

Bumps & Babes

 If you are a new parent, or parent to be, you are invited to come join us and enjoy a cuppa in company on the couches in the Gathering Grounds from 10am on Wednesday. The informal friendly meet-up is a space where you can relax, chat and meet others in the community.  So, if you’re expecting or have a baby from new-born to pre-walking, come alone or bring a friend. A warm welcome awaits you and there’s no need to book.

For more information contact either Julie or Lynn 087 695 7061.

Inclusive Family Play & Meet-Up

Our next Inclusive Family Play & Meet Up is this coming Saturday 20th April 11.30am-1pm. This group is for children with additional needs, their siblings and parents, guardians, caregivers and grandparents too. A small group session, with sensory activities and experiences and invitations to play. This is an opportunity for caregivers to enjoy a cuppa and meet other parents. Parents/caregivers will stay and be available to their children during the session, however, there will be support on hand throughout from the team. Family spaces can be booked through the parish website. For more information and details contact Lynn 087-695 7061 0r email .

  Kitchen Table Project

The Kitchen Table Project continues to support family centred faith formation. Each week we send an email to those families signed up, with a simple idea to use during the week. We hope to encourage and inspire families to nurture faith at home in the everyday.  If you think this is something you are interested in, or the time now feels right for your family to join in, you can get in touch with Lynn, and she’ll get you signed up. The structure of the initiative allows families can sign up at any time without feeling they have missed out. Let’s pass on a vibrant faith to the next generation.