Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal - Can you help?


Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal 

We will be putting together the shoeboxes in Celbridge church on the 12th of November 2017 at 11:30 a.m. We would be really grateful to see as many children and adults as possible to help us with this. 
We have left Team Hope boxes in the back of each of the churches and would hugely appreciate donations of shoeboxes, toys, teddies, sweets, soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, small clothing items, hats, scarfs, copy books, pens, pencils etc, or if you would like to sponsor the delivery cost of a parish shoebox the cost of this is €4-00.
If anybody has any free time during the month of November to help us in the sort centre please contact Claire on 086 0640547. A huge thanks again to the parishioners who helped us last year.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Diocesan Synod Report

Click here for report on recent Diocesan Synod - Parish reps were Robert Moody (Straffan), John Lougheed (Celbridge) and Geoffrey McMaster (Newcastle-Lyons) along with the rector.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Songs of Praise - 12th November - Straffan Church

Sunday 12th November - 3.30pm - Songs of Praise in Straffan Church of Ireland - If you have a favourite hymn please put it in the comments or email stephen.neill@gmail.com and we will include as many favourites as possible
This service marks the culmination of our recent roof repairs and is a celebration and thanksgiving for all the support we have received from parishioners and friends and neighbours in the wider community.  

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Harvest Thanksgiving Services


Straffan Harvest: Sunday 15th October at 3.30pm (Preacher Rev'd Canon Aisling Shine)

Celbridge Harvest: Sunday 29th October at 11.30 - Also joint 5th Sunday Service.
Preacher: Mr Geoff Scargill, Head of Charitable Services at Protestant Aid

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Farewell Ms. Downey

Some pics from the recent Retirement assembly for Brid Downey who was a much valued member of staff at Primrose Hill (our parish school) for 10 years - She will be greatly missed! We wish Brid a long and healthy retirement. Staff and Students alike paid tribute to Brid's generous good humour and her care for the whole school community. 


Farewell to Fr Aidan

At a packed farewell reception last night in Newcastle-Lyons the Rector, on behalf of the parishioners of St. Finian's Church of Ireland parish made a presentation to Fr. Aidan Kieran CC St. Finian's Catholic parish who has been appointed Administrator of Castledermot. Fr Aidan will be greatly missed and has been a very good ecumenical neighbour and a good friend to the parish. We wish him every blessing in his new appointment. The presentation from the parish included a framed photo (see below) which marks the shared Good Friday Way of the Cross in which Fr Aidan alongside Mr Geoffrey McMaster was a driving force. Thanks to Mr Tony Waldron who took the photo of the Church and combined it with the Good Friday inset photo taken by Mr Geoffrey McMaster who also took the photo of the presentation ceremony. The parish also gave Fr Aidan a cheque to buy something of his choosing for his new home.




Monday, 4 September 2017

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Vintage Afternoon Tea & Garden Party



The Vintage afternoon tea and garden party in Straffan Steam Museum and gardens today was a great success - Thanks to Dee Huddleston, Shirley Dunlop  and Matt Black  especially who worked so hard to produce a really enjoyable afternoon for an attendance of well over 150 people - We are indebted to the Guinness family for allowing us the use of their facilities. Thanks also to all the helpers and bakers who contributed to the day and to those who donated raffle prizes. Thanks too to Fiona from Bella Mia Boutique in Celbridge who judged the Best dressed lady and gent and the best hat. Winners were Jackie Taylor for best dressed lady and Lucy Jones for best hat - - Pics Lilian Webb & Rev Stephen

See link below for photos of the event