Dear Beloved Community,

In our Gospel reading on Sunday, John 15: 1-8, Jesus describes himself as the true vine, his Father (God) gardener, and his disciples as the branches; they are to remain part of the vine and expected to grow and bear good fruit.

Likewise, Jesus urges us to stay connected to him, part of the vine. How do we ‘remain’ in Jesus? How do we stay always connected to Jesus? One way we can do so, is through prayer. But not just prayer for ourselves and our own concerns, as that would be selfish and inward-looking. Remain connected, he says, so that you ‘bear much fruit’ and become his disciples. Following both his command and his example, we are to be interested in the cares and concerns of others. We can pray for those we meet and those we simply pass by, for those who welcome us and those who reject us. Can you take some time this week to stay connected through prayer? Prayer not just for ourselves, but for all sorts of other people, known and unknown by us, in our community and beyond.


Kilternan Ministry Team

Services this Sunday

Service for Sunday 5TH May 2024

  • 8:30am:  Morning Prayer. (Church)
  • 11:00am: Morning Prayer (Parish Centre)
  • Sunday Sermons Available online
  • During the rector’s sabbatical, we will not be recording services. You can access older sermons on –
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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.

May Craft Night – 3rd May @8pm

Craft Night in the Gathering Grounds on Friday the 3rd of May, 8pm-9:30pm.  This month we will learn how to decoupage!  No prior experience is needed.  Come along to be creative, self-care, and meet others.  Suggested donation €10.

Annual Country Fete – 25th May 2024

The countdown to the Kilternan Fete is on and preparations are underway!

This is an exciting family fun day which brings all our community together.  There are so many ways that you can help, and we would really appreciate it if you took the time to complete the attached form at your earliest convenience to let us know how you can help. Scan the QR code to access and complete the form or contact the parish office.  Many thanks from the Fete Committee

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Play Café Gets OWT! (Outside with Toddlers)

Our last Spring themed week at Play Café this week. We will remain inside this week with a view to moving back outside in two weeks’ time.  Once again, we have reached capacity with bookings for this week.  However, if you wish to join the cancellation list please get in touch with Lynn. We always have last minute spaces become available each week.  087 -695 7061

Bumps & Babes

It’s a joy to see our ‘Bumps and Babes’ group growing, with lots of new faces. 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.

 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.