Saturday 26 December 2020


 To all Parishioners: No in person worship from now on in accordance with Government directive. In addition no online worship from this parish tomorrow but I am publishing below a list of links to other online services including Christ Church Cathedral and other parishes in the dioceses. The Service on 3rd January will revert to YouTube pre-recorded and I will invite participation in that early next week. Livestreaming will commence on 10th January from Straffan at 10.15 each Sunday following the installation of wired broadband in the church next week. Apologies for issues with the Zoom broadcast yesterday (The curse of 2020 struck again). Here are the links mentioned above:

Wednesday 23 December 2020


 To all Parishioners - In advance of the Christmas services I want to stress that if anyone feels nervous about the safety of church attendance this Christmas PLEASE do not feel you have to attend - Your health and well-being is absolutely of the highest priority to me and your loved ones of course - I say this in the context of a number of cancellations I have received for service bookings in the last 24 hours - If you decide not to attend there will God willing be a livestream from the Straffan services as previously published and of course various other broadcast and online options - This season of Christmas celebrates God's love sent to us in Christ - and part of receiving that Divine love is cherishing the gift of our own lives and those around us. The God who sent Jesus to us desires the best for us and we are not letting God down by staying at home. On the other hand - for those who still intend to attend, the services are going ahead and we will do all in our power to make it as safe as possible for you to participate - Whatever your decision I wish you all a very happy and healthy Christmas - Stephen

Monday 21 December 2020

Friday 18 December 2020

Services for rest of December (apart from Christmas Eve/Day)

Services this Sunday 20th Dec: 9am Newcastle MP, 10.15 Straffan MP, 11.30 Celbridge HC.

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day as published.
Sunday 27th - Combined service 10.15 Straffan (which will be webcast) .
Normal pattern resumes in January (Covid19 Permitting)

Thursday 10 December 2020

Christmas Service Bookings for 2020


Celbridge & Straffan with Newcastle - Lyons

Christmas Services 2020


Due to Covid19 restrictions Booking Essential! (Details below)

The following is the Service Schedule for Christmas 2020 – All services will be Holy Communion – Sadly no singing will be possible but there will be recorded music and live organ at some services – Face coverings must be worn (except for younger children) – Social distancing must be observed and hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance point of the church buildings – please use it. Despite all these precautions and regulations we look forward to welcoming you to share in this Holy time. For those who cannot attend or feel nervous attending in the current situation the two services from Straffan Church will be livestreamed via Zoom (details below)


Christmas Eve:

Newcastle 4pm - FULL

Straffan 7pm - Service will be live streamed via Zoom see below

Celbridge 10pm


Christmas Day:

Newcastle 9am - FULL

Straffan 10.15 - Service will be live streamed via Zoom - see below

Celbridge 11.30 - FULL



Christmas Eve Straffan 7pm

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 897 5809 4903

Passcode: 123456

Christmas Day Straffan 10.15am

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 892 2001 9296

Passcode: 123456

Booking Instructions:

To book please indicate your 1st and 2nd preference of Service and give names of those who wish to attend (including children)

Text or WhatsApp your booking to me (Rev Stephen) at 0872328172

Or Email

I will acknowledge all bookings so if you don’t get a response send again

If you cannot use either of these methods then feel free to phone me on 0872328172

I do hope we can accommodate all who wish to attend and we will do our utmost to avoid disappointment but please book as soon as possible.