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    Messy Church - Sunday, 11th February from 4pm to 6pm


    Messy Church is a fresh way of doing church, particularly focused on families. It’s very informal and open to all. We hope you come!

    The theme will be a Pancake / Mardi Gras celebration in preparation for Lent.
    All children must be accompanied by an adult.

    When: 11 Feb 2017, 4:00 – 6:00,
    Where: Kilternan National School

    Messy Advent 3rd Dec 2017 1:30-3:00pm


    Messy Church is an event for kids, parents, guardians, grandparents and carers held in Kilternan Church of Ireland National School. It is packed full of crafts and activities, with a time of celebration and lots of Christmas nibbles. Messy church is normally from 4 till 6, but to due to the Christmas Fair in Stepaside, we will be starting at the earlier time of 1:30 till 3pm

    When: 3rd December 2017 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
    Where: Kilternan Church of Ireland National School


    4th Handmade Christmas 2017 | Sunday 12th November


    Supporting the Alzheimer Cafes. Christmas fair with handmade gifts made by local artists and crafters.

    Sunday 12th November 11:30am - 5:30pm
    Ballinteer St. Johns, GAA Club, Dublin

    Great Raffle Prizes! Adm. Adults €2

    An All Age Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday 8th Oct 2017 at 10:30am


    An All Age Harvest Thanksgiving is on Sunday 8th Oct 2017 at 10:30am.
    The speaker is the Rev Paddy McGlinchey. There will be music by the junior and senior choir
    This year our harvest celebrations support the work of the Bishops Appeal as it seeks to raising awareness of justice, inequality and sustainable development. After the harvest celebrations, non-perishable food item will be donated to the Bray Woman’s Refuge, and perishable items to Falling Fruit Ireland and
    Please join us for tea and coffee after the service

    The Community Harvest Friday 6th Oct 2017 at 8:00pm


    The Community Harvest is in this Friday 6th Oct 2017 at 8:00pm.
    The speaker Mgr. Dermot Lane. Music by a joint Kilternan / Glencullen choir

    Pet Service Sunday 24th September


    Join us on Sunday the 24th September at our 10:30am for our Annual Pet Service. This is a wonderful service to which people are invited to bring pets: cats, dogs, rabbits, whatever. Larger animals are welcome, though if they can’t fit through the door they may have to stay outside.

    Annual Open Air Outdoor Service Sunday 10th September


    On Sunday the 10th September at 12 Noon we will join with our friends in Tullow Parish for our Annual Open Air Service and Picnic. This year the service will be hosted by ourselves in the Kilternan Rectory grounds. Please come along and bring a picnic. Note: There will be no 10:30am service on Sunday 10th.

    Kenyan Communion Service | 24th July


    This Sunday at 10:30 (24th July) we will be using the Kenyan rite communion service. This is a helpful reminder that our church is part of a global Anglican movement. There is much that is familiar, but also much that will be new to us. We hope you find it useful

    Messy Church - Great Outdoors | 25th June 4-6pm


    Start the Summer with an outdoor Messy Church with outdoor crafts, games, celebration and a BBQ!

    When: 25 June 2017, 4:00 – 6:00,
    Where: Kilternan Rectory

    Messy Church is a fresh way of doing church, particularly focused on families. It’s very informal and open to all. We hope you come! All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more info, contact Rev Rob at

    New Parish Centre


    After a long wait, we are about to start on our new building. This is something worth celebrating! It will however have implications for parking. The regular parking areas will be out of bounds. Provision has been made for Sunday morning services in the Kilternan National School car park. This can be accessed via Glebe Road. If there are mobility issues, you can still park in the front of the church.

    This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday!


    It is traditional to wear red today – the redder the better! Red football shirts, hats, whatever. It’s also the last Sunday Club of the year so come along for the end of year celebration.

    Ecumenical Bible Week 2017 4th-11th June


    This is a major ecumenical initiative led by the Archdiocese of Dublin and United Dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough and other Churches in Dublin. This year the programme honours the 5th centenary of the Reformation.

    Sunday 4th June @ 7:30 pm in Lutherhaus, Adelaide Road, Dublin 2 with Sung Lutheran Vespers. The week will close on Sunday 11th June @7:30pm-9:00 pm also in this venue with a film entitled, Martin Luther: Heretic.

    This year there will be 23 separate events, 25 presenters in various venues. There will be debate, discussion, talks, and music. The 2017 Symposium takes place on Friday 9th June (2-5pm) in the Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road. Papers by Prof Tony Lane, Prof Salvador Ryan and discussion chaired by Archbishop Michael Jackson.

    Thinking Allowed – Friday 9th June @7:30 pm, in Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Conliffe Road, - Topic: Is the Reformation Over?
    The Pentecost Schools Project 2017 takes place in Ballyfermot & Chapelizod. Pupils are learning the stories of Acts using creative media and will create a booklet. A Launch night will take place on 6th June at 7pm in Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Ballyfermot. For more information –

    Ice Cream Sunday | 28th May


    Down Syndrome Ireland are promoting ice-cream Funday fundraisers this month. We plan to have an ice-cream Sunday. Stick around after church on the 28th May for an ice-cream. There will be a basket at the back for those who want to give a donation. €2 per person will cover the cost of the ice-cream. Anything else will go towards Down Syndrome Ireland.

    Parish Fete


    A big thanks to everyone who made the fete such a success again this year. Despite the weather warnings, the sun came out and a great time was had by everyone. Special thanks go to Olive Walker, Grainne Darlington and their team of will and enthusiastic helpers.

    Calling All Superheroes!


    This Sunday the 14th at 10:30 we will be thinking about some of the heroes of faith. We are inviting our children (and adults if they would like) to dress up as their favourite superhero. Come along for some superhero fun.

    Easter Thanks


    Hallelujah Christ is Risen! There are so many people to thank for making Holy Week and Easter a special time. Thanks to the choir for their wonderful music. Thanks to those who made the church look so spectacular on Easter morning. Thanks to the brave souls who attended the sunrise service at the led mines!

    Easter Vestry


    The Easter Vestry is the Annual General Meeting of the Church. It ensures good governance. At the Easter Vestry the Select Vestry is elected and the end of year accounts presented. This year it is at 8 pm in the Kilternan National School on the 2nd May.

    Pilgrims at the Pub


    Pilgrim is on again on the 10th May and the 24th May in the Golden Ball at 8 pm. For more info on Pilgrims in the Pub, check out the ‘What we Do’, Faith Formation page.

    Kilternan Country Fete


    This year’s fete in on the 13th May. The fete is an important part of the church’s life. It isn’t only an opportunity to raise some much needed funds, but it’s a lovely day for the whole community to gather and share some delicious snacks, some treasures from the brick-a-brac, and lots of games for all the family. Please come along and bring friends and family!

    All Age Holy Communion


    On the 28th May we have a service of Holy Communion designed to be accessible for people of all ages. To ensure that our young people understand what is going on, some of the service is set to the tune of well know nursery rhymes. Children are also invited to come forward and receive a grape during communion. We hope that lots of families will come along!