Dear Beloved Community,

Someone reminded me recently that lent is an invitation, not an obligation. We don’t do lent because we must, rather we allow Lenten patterns and disciplines to shape and deepen our relationship with Jesus.

Lent reminds us that salvation is a gift, for which we can demonstrate our gratitude but never earn, deserve, or merit. Lent isn’t a performance where we do well (on not so well!).  It an opportunity to pause, reprioritize, and examine our own hearts.

Here is a lovely prayer close to the gospel reading from yesterday (Mark 1: 9-15)

Good and gracious God, help us to allow this Lenten observance to work in us as a season of rebirth. Like Jesus, may we come to the knowledge of who and whose we are; and, like him, may we be conformed to your desires for us so that your realm may grow in us and among us to your glory and honor.


Rev Rob

Service for Sunday 25th February.

8:30am:  Holy Communion.

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

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Notes for this Week

Midweek Communion Cancelled

Please note there is a funeral in the church this Tuesday. Therefore there will be no service of communion at 11:45.

Taizé Prayer Service on Tuesdays

During the season of lent there will be a short service of prayer with Taizé song from the choir using that ancient order of Compline.  It is in the church every Tuesday at 7:30pm.

Play Café Gets OWT!

We are back this week. and though we have enjoyed a mild spell, we will remain in hibernation for now! There are some spaces available for this week and these can be booked through the parish website. ‘Oh help! Oh No!’……. our session this week will be filled with Gruffalo inspired invitations to play. Lots of sensory and messy play activities available from Gruffalo Crumble, Owl ice Cream, Scrambled Snake and lots more. The Gruffalo Café will be open for role play and for those little ones who enjoy movement in their play they can tip toe through the deep dark wood on our sensory walk, roll pinecones and build somewhere to hide from the Gruffalo.  Soft play and loose parts area on the mat is suitable for babies and older siblings. Make your Gruffalo with our homemade playdough before enjoying story and singing time. For more information contact Lynn 087 6957061

Hand Painted Ceramic Plates ‘Play Café’ Supports Shine a Light Campaign

This Lent the United Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough have launched ‘Shine A Light Campaign’, as we pray for and help victims of the conflict in the Holy Land. 

For those who would like to have a ceramic paint made of their child’s hand or footprint, we ask that you make a suggested donation of €10.  These will be available to have made, both this week and next week during Play Café.

Donations made will go towards the work of the diocese of Jerusalem as it services the people of the Gaza, especially the Al-Ahli Arb Hospital. 

Irish and Leinster rugby player Josh van de Flier has taken some time out of his busy Six nations schedule to support the campaign.

Monies raised will specifically go towards repairing and replacing solar panels, contributing to the repair of the cancer centre, and the treatment and rehabilitation of children both physically and psychologically.

What better way to make reassured memories while raising money to help victims in Gaza.

For more information contact Lynn 087 695 7061

Bumps & Babes

Every Wednesday morning the couches in the Gathering Grounds are reserved for our ‘Bumps & Babes’ group from 10am -11.30am. A group for parents, and parents to be. 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. It’s an opportunity to get out of the house with your little ones and enjoy some adult conversation. There’s no need to book! For more information contact Julie or Lynn