Dear Beloved Community

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100: 4. Next Saturday the 23rd of September is the 5-year anniversary of the Gathering Grounds. What an eventful 5 years it has been! Without doubt it has surpassed all our expectations and we give thanks to God for all he has done. During the week, you are invited to pop in and write down a memory or two from those 5 years to hand on our memory clothesline.  Maybe a highlight or a friendship made. Or if you have a photograph to share, bring it along or send it to 

Blessings Rob

Services for Sunday 24th September:

8:30am:  Holy Communion.

11:00am: All Together Worship in the Gathering Grounds. 

On the 4th Sunday, our 9:45 and 11:00 services merge for an all-together time of worship.

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Notes for this Week:

Alpha at the Gathering Grounds – Alpha started yesterday with a great gathering of people of all ages. If you missed yesterday, but you still want to be involved, that’s no problem, come along next Sunday and see what it is all about! We meet in the Gathering Grounds Café from 7.30 – 9.15 pm. You can watch a video of what to expect here: You can register here: you have any questions, you can email the rector, or Susan at 

Tuesday Midweek Service at 11:30

Our midweek service meets on Tuesdays in the church. Looking forward to seeing you. 

Come and Play the Church Organ Saturday 10am-1pm.– Have you ever wondered about playing the organ? Do you have a bit of experience playing piano/keyboard? Sign-up here for this free opportunity to try out the organ. This workshop is being run by the Parish’s experienced organist and music Educator, Kevin O’Sullivan. You can play any piece of music you like and learn a little about the organ. The workshop is open to all ages & to those with all levels of experience. Get 5-15 minutes Play Time!
All are welcome to come and listen & learn. Playing is optional. For any queries, please contact Kevin at music@kilternanparish.ieComplementary Hot Drink in the Gathering Grounds Café for anyone who plays. 

DGYC Big Day Out this Saturday from 2:30-4:30

We are hosting this event organised by the Dublin and Glendalough Youth Department. Aimed at secondary school age, these events are a perfect way for our young people to meet other teenagers from the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough. YFC’s Nomad Cage Soccer team are joining us, and we will have inflatables, VR Headsets as well as some other activities lined up! The day is free! If you would like to be involved, please contact the rector at . Please note that teenagers cannot attend without letting us know in advance and completing a consent form. 

Kilternan Parish Table Tennis Club

The Kilternan Parish Table Tennis Club will resume Club Nights from Wednesday 20th September 2023 at the Kilternan Parish Centre, starting at 8.00pmWe look forward to meeting back up again after the summer break. We also welcome new members who would like to join the Table Tennis Club, we would love to hear from you. The emphasis is very much on having fun and a social night out through the game of table tennis for adults aged 18+.If you have any questions or would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Irwin Johnston at e mail or mobile 086 607 5357. We have also been asked to note that for those who might not be able to make Wednesdays in Kilternan, our neighbouring parish of St Bridget’s in Stillorgan run a social badminton club on Monday evenings from 8pm to 10pm in the parish hall. 

Kilternan Glenamuck Local Action Plan: Have Your Say!

Kilternan & Glenamuck residents (old, new & future residents), the local area plan is being reviewed by DLR. If you are interested in what our area is going to look like in the future, please get informed. Two “Drop-in days” with planners in attendance will be held in the Kilternan Centre (The Gathering Grounds).• Thursday 21st September 4pm – 8pm• Wednesday 11th October 4pm 8pmAccess pre-draft web page on 

Art @ The Gathering Grounds 

Water colour painting in Kilternan Parish – Join the small friendly group with a variety of experience on Fridays from 10am until 12 noon. New term starting this Friday, 22 September, cost for 10 weeks is €50.00.For booking and enquiries, please contact Mary White on 087  9877 377.  

Play Café Gets OWT! Outside With Toddlers) 

Due to popular demand our more Jurassic-Fantastic fun activities again this week. We are fully booked up this week but please contact Lynn as spaces often become available last minute due and also run a waitlist as invariably, we have last minute availability due to cancellations. Spaces for other dates can be booked via Eventbrite using the following link. Lynn 087 6957061 

Bumps & Babes

Bumps and Babes is a wonderful group to welcome parents from the parish and community, along with their new-borns and infants, to the Gathering Grounds. It’s lovely to see parents, particularly mums, meeting with other mums. In the informal and relaxed set-up on the couches.  If you are, or know of, a new parent or parent to be who would just like to relax and enjoy a cuppa in company, this is for you! Come to the Gathering Grounds on Wednesday mornings from 10am-11:30am for an informal, friendly meet-up where you can 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.  No need to book. For more information contact Julie or Lynn 

Gathering Grounds Cafe

We are open Monday till Saturday! See you over a coffee of for lunch Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 


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