Recent News

IDEAS FORUM——-AN UPDATE

At the 2014 Easter Vestry meeting, parishioners requested an opportunity to air views. As a result the Select Vestry set up an Ideas Forum Committee to seek views and suggestions from Parishioners. Thirty people attended a forum on 23th October. In addition 21 written submissions were received, hence circa 10% of total households in the parish gave an input.  Views…

The burning candles, balls and gold ribbons it are Christmas

Christmas Market-Sat. 29th November

The Christmas Market held in the Parish Centre on Sat.29th November, proved yet again to be an outstanding success on every front. The final figure raised was just over €12,500, which was considerably up on last year’s figure. This sum of money represents a major contribution to parish funds, thereby helping to reduce our bank borrowing and help us…

Rev Ken Sherwood re-assigned to Holmpatrick Parish

Ken has served our parish faithfully twice; from 1992 to 1996 as a student reader, then non-stipendiary deacon and priest, and from 2006 to the end of December 2014. He has been an invaluable support to the Rector, and especially in the pastoral care of our parishioners and his work with those families who had…

St. Doulagh’s 150th Anniversary Celebration

On 16th November we celebrated the 150th anniversary of the consecration of St Doulagh’s in its present form, and the church was filled to overflowing for a service of rededication by the Archbishop. The preacher was Rev. Andrew Studdert Kennedy, whose great grandfather William was Perpetual Curate way back in the 1860s and one of…

Robert Turner

Robert Turner was verger and sexton in St Andrew’s for 58 years, a remarkable record. He kept the Churchyard in impeccable order, carried out his duties with great dignity and faithfulness, rarely missing a service. Until very recently, he was still playing table tennis, a sport he loved and excelled at and for many years…