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Memories of Crumlin

St Mary’s parish, Crumlin, has announced the launch of a new art project to capture the memories and stories of St Mary’s parishioners.  The project is being  supported by a grant from Dublin City Council’s Neighbourhood/Voluntary Arts Scheme and by Ulster University. Dublin City Council Historian in Residence, Cathy Scuffil, will launch the new art project on Thursday at 8pm in the parish church. As part of the launch, Cathy will give a talk on one of her great passions: Dolphin’s Barn bricks – St Mary’s church is the last building to have been constructed with these local bricks.

The aim of St Mary’s new art project is to create panels reflecting life in the parish over the years. Starting this month, ceramicist and Ulster University lecturer, Michael Moore, will work with parishioners old and young, of long–standing and new to the parish, to gather information and memories and support the creation of works in clay that tell those stories. This approach mirrors one taken at the time of the building of St Mary’s. The pulpit is decorated with small carvings which reflect life in the parish at that time. There will be an exhibition of the finished ceramic panels created by the parishioners and Michael at the end of the year.  

If you would like more information about the art project or, as a past or potential future parishioner of St Mary’s, like to get involved in the project, please contact the Revd Ruth Noble bye email at crumlinandchapelizod@gmail.com or phone 087 052 3450.

Today (Saturday) at 12.30pm Theresa Burton (recorder) and David O’Shea (organ) will give a Lenten recital in Sandford church, Ranelagh, where on Friday there will be Choral Compline at 6pm.

Tomorrow (Sunday) in Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, the series of Lenten sermons at the 11am Sung Eucharist on the theme of repentance and reconciliation continues. The series began last Sunday with a sermon from the Archbishop of Dublin and the preacher tomorrow (Sunday) will be Dr Bridget Nichols, Lecturer in Anglicanism and Liturgy in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute.

Tomorrow afternoon at 2.15pm the RTE News Channel will broadcast a Service from St James’ church, Durrus, Co. Cork, conducted by Canon Paul Willoughby.

In St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, during Lent there will be  ‘Choral Evensong with Sermon in  Music’ each Sunday at 3.15pm.

On Tuesday a new series of lunchtime lectures will begin in Christ Church cathedral. Dublin, at 1.10pm. Arranged by the cathedral’s Research Advisor, Dr Stuart Kinsella, the theme of the series will be music and the first lecture on ‘Music & Liturgy in the Medieval Cathedral’ will be given by Dr Frank Lawrence from UCD.

In Limerick at lunchtime on Tuesday there will be a recital in St Mary’s cathedral by the Genie Ensemble which will begin at 1.15pm.

The St Flannan’s cathedral, Killaloe, Lenten series, ‘Mundatum Talks’ based on St John’s Gospel 13 v.14 will continue on Tuesday evening at 7,30pm with a Zoom talk by Holocaust survivor, Tomas Reichental.

On Friday evening at 8pm in St Patrick’s church, Dalkey, the Archbishop of Dublin will institute the Revd Ruth as incumbent of Dalkey parish. Ms Elmes has been Rector of Tinahely & Carnew in the Diocese of Ferns since 2012 and Archdeacon of Ossory & Leighlin since 2018.


The Bishop of Clogher,  Dr Ian Ellis, has announced the appointment of Canon Paul Thompson, Rector of Derryvullen North & Castle Archdale, as Prebendary of Donaghmore in the National Cathedral of St Patrick, Dublin.

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