Dear Beloved Community,

On Sunday we celebrated Pentecost, the day when the church celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit. It’s a day of celebration and a day of challenge. It’s a day of praise and a day of prayer. The disciples were confused by Pentecost; encountering many people they had not met before, and there was some misunderstanding – ‘they are drunk’. A reframing of their thinking, and the disciples realised that their faith journey was taking them in a new direction. Peter began the journey by referring to the Scripture he knew, that of Spirit-given dreams and visions. By widening and growing God’s kingdom, the prophecy was becoming a reality.

How about us? Are we always willing to step out in faith and welcome others, even if there is misunderstanding, embarrassment or the challenge of change?  As we look forward to Rob’s return next week, may we continue to dream dreams and recognise visions for our worshipping community here in Kilternan and the wider community.

The wind of God is blowing!

The fire of God is blazing!

The joy of God is flowing in this place!


Kilternan Ministry Team

PS: It’s fete week; we are looking forward to seeing you at the fete this Saturday!!!!!

Service for Sunday 26th May 2024.

  • 8:30am:  Holy Communion (Church)
  • 11:00am: All Together Worship (Church)

Sunday Sermons Available online

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

  • The best way to keep in touch with what is happening is on the website. Details here:

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

Midweek Service

There is a service of Morning Prayer this Tuesday at 11:45am  in the Meeting Room. All welcome.

Gathering Grounds Cafe

All-Inclusive Social Group for the Neurodiverse Community

–  Tuesday mornings from 9:30-10:30am. Come along and meet new people for coffee and chats!  Please share this invitation to anyone who might like to come along.

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Kilternan All Minds Matter (KAMM) – Thursday, 23rd May @11am

As part of the KAMM Mind, Body and Soul Series we are delighted to welcome Paul McElwaine who will speak to us about “Ageing Well”

Talk will take place in the main hall on Thursday at 11am and all are welcome to attend. Duration of talk is approximately 45 minutes.  Paul is a doctor with a special interest in ageing well. His talk will bring you through the A-Z of successful ageing and learn how our choices throughout life can help us live healthily for longer. For further information, please contact Julie on 087 203 9516 or email

Annual Country Fete – 25th May 2024

Our annual country place takes place this Saturday, 25th May 2024 from 11am until 3pm.

A separate email will follow with all the fete information.

Play Café Gets OWT! (Outside With Toddler)

We are buzzing for this week as we continue to celebrate the start of summer and BEE Day with our messy and sensory play activities, story and singing. We hope to be able to move to our outdoor programme in the coming weeks – if it continues to be dry hopefully this week but we’ll let everyone know beforehand. We are fully booked on the booking system via the website. However, please do get in touch with Lynn if you wish to join the cancellation list – last minute spaces always become available. Lynn 087-695 7061

Bumps & Babes

New parents, and parents to be, are invited to come join us and enjoy a cuppa in company at the Gathering Grounds on Wednesday morning from 10am-11:30am. An informal friendly meet-up where you can relax, chat, and meet others in the community. So, if you are expecting or have a baby from new-born to pre-walking, come alone or bring a friend.  A warm welcome awaits you for more information contact either Julie or Lynn 087 695 7061.