Saturday, 16 September 2017

Harvest Thanksgiving Services


Newcastle - Lyons Harvest Thanksgiving on Sunday 24th September at 4pm 
(Preacher Dean Robert McCarthy)

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

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

Friday, 14 July 2017

Straffan Roof Table Quiz

Quiz in aid of Straffan Church roof fund - open to all - you can print off this image or if want one emailed to you leave a request in the comments with your email address or email stephen.neill@gmail.com - Thanks to Quiz author Lilian Webb


Thursday, 6 July 2017

Parish Outing to Powerscourt - July 2017

A great day was enjoyed by parishioners and friends in the beautiful grounds and gardens of the Powerscourt Estate in Wicklow on Thursday 6th July - Many thanks to Esther Lougheed and Rebecca Taylor who organised a very enjoyable outing.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Straffan Church - Closed until Sunday 11th June

Note: Straffan Church will remain closed this Sunday (4th June) but will reopen for worship on Sunday 11th June. Thank you to everyone for your patience during the works on the church roof