Greetings all,

Time to get back into the swing of things again and I hope all will find our schedule action packed and fun filled. I thought as well as sending the odd text that I would put up a note with all the dates and events in one place. This note will be at the back of churches as well as on Facebook and the web page.

Wednesday evening services are back running at 8pm.

First Wednesdays are Healer Prayer services and if you can not attend but wish to have someone prayed for, please put their name in the prayer diary at the back of Baltinglass Church.

Second and fourth Wednesdays will be reflective prayer with short scripture passage and lots of space for silence

Other Wednesdays will be Complin

Choir returns on Thursday the 8th at a new time of 8pm which I hope will be easier for some to get to, all welcome especially men!

 BB and GFS will start back on the 16th and will be running on the same night once a fortnight for the most part, the dates are 16-9, registration and prep for Ballynure harvest, 23-9, help with Ballynure harvest, 30-9, 14-10, 28-10, 11-11, 25-11, 9-12.

Other dates for these groups for events will follow.

Sunday school is on the first Sundays of the month in Baltinglass but on third Sundays we are starting an all age service in Rathvilly at the 10.15 service with coffee after. I would strongly encourage those with children, especially young children to bring them along and not be worried about how much noise they might make!


Ballynure Friday 23rd September at 7.30pm, Preacher Rev. N Halford of Eniscorthy

Followed by Harvest Supper and 70s/80s disco in Baltinglass Golf Club, tickets €20 from the rector, also available from the school secretary.

Stratford Saturday 1st October 7.30pm, Preacher Rev. N O’Raw

Baltinglass Sunday 9th October at 11.20 am, Preacher Rev. H. Oxley, no other service that morning

Rathvilly Sunday 30th October at 11 am Preacher Mr D O’Bryne who runs a retreat centre in Kerry

Rathvilly Coffee evening and sale is on 14th of October in Bough

Parish Bazaar is on the 19th of November at Stratford Lodge

Sunday 20th of November we host the regional service for the BB at 3pm

On Sunday the 27th November there is the Advent carol service at 11am in Rathvilly as we treat this as a 5th Sunday

Christmas Carol service is on Sunday the 18th December in Baltinglass at 11am (this is also running as a 5th Sunday)

Christmas services as last year, Sunday after Christmas Jan 1st. Only service 11am Rathvilly

This year the school services will be at 1.15 pm. They are on Tuesday 13th September, Tuesday 11th October, Monday 14th November and Tuesday the 6th of December

I am also hoping to have a couple of Table quizzes to fundraise for the parish and for the Diocesan literacy projects in DR Congo and Ethiopia. The first of these will be in Lizzy Kehoes pub on the 28th of October, the next is to be finalised…

 As a final note I am on the lookout for people who might like to read in church, you can let me know if you see me about.


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