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    Parish BBQ

    2019-09-06

    Kilternan Parish BBQ will take place on Saturday, 7th September 2019 from 5pm at the Kilternan Parish Centre.

    The is a fundraiser in aid of parish funds.

    This promises to be lots of fun for all, with live entertainment during the evening by Paul Heffernan (whom some of you may remember from the American Supper)

    We will also have a bouncy castle and face painting for the younger members.



    Gathering Grounds Cafe

    2019-07-31

    The Gathering Grounds Cafe is now closed for the summer.
    Re-opening 29th of August at 8am



    Play Cafe

    2019-07-10

    Every Wednesday 10am-12pm @ the Gathering Grounds in Kilternan Parish Centre. All welcome



    Family and Children’s Ministry Co-ordinator

    2019-07-04

    Kilternan Parish, Church of Ireland, is seeking a Family and Children’s Ministry Co-ordinator to join the staff team on a flexible part time basis. The purpose of the role is to develop and support the parish’s work with families and children.
    We would hope that the successful candidate will begin in September 2019
    The role is initially scoped for 12 hours a week (initially a 12-month contract). Flexibility of hours will be required for the post-holder, often including evening meetings and regular Sunday involvement.
    C.V and cover letter to office@kilternanparish.ie (closing date for applicants 17th July 2019)


    Background Kilternan Parish, Church of Ireland, is seeking a Family and Children’s Ministry Co-ordinator to join the staff team on a flexible part time basis. The purpose of the role is to develop and support the parish’s work with families and children. The Family and Children’s Ministry Co-ordinator will work under the supervision of the Rector. Kilternan Parish is a faith-based organisation within the Church of Ireland tradition. Applicants do not need to be from that tradition, but they would need to be sympathetic to it, and to the parish’s mission to build community, strengthen worship, and grow in service. Kilternan Parish is a growing parish. The parish has over 300 families on the parish data base, with a high percentage of young families. We run a Sunday Club, a popular Messy Church and we are committed to regular all age worship. In 2018, we opened a new Parish Centre and a community café which facilitates opportunities for outreach into the wider community as well as opportunities to develop children’s ministry within the parish. We also maintain a school with over 230 students. The parish is well respected in the community with positive ecumenical and community relations. The parish also employs a part time youth worker, a part time outreach worker for the Gathering Ground, and a part time administrator. The Family and Children’s ministry coordinator would be expected to work closely with all staff. Key Responsibilities • To develop excellence is all age worship, currently on the second and third Sunday of the month. • To support the work of the Play Café on Wednesday mornings, with the intention of integrating families into our church community. • To work alongside the youth worker in the development of a faith formation programme for children on Sunday mornings. • To develop the ministry of a monthly Messy Church. • To develop fresh expressions of church that meet the emerging needs of children and families, for example pre-school praise services, ministry to dads etc. • To offer pastoral support and advice to young families. • To support the Rector in the ministry to the local Primary School, by taking an active role in school assemblies, special events, etc. • To identify potential volunteers, encourage and mentor them and help establish them in the ministry to families, children and young people • To offer parenting support or access to parenting support programmes, and to offer parents resource to talk to their children about faith. • To improve means of communication with parents using social and current forms of media. This will include contributing to church and community publications. • To support the overall ministry and mission of the parish in building community, strengthening worship and growing in service. We are looking for someone who: ● Is a spiritually mature Christian with a heart to reach and serve children and families. ● Is a team player with a natural ability to relate to children and families. ● Is creative, enthusiastic, self-motivated and able to organise themselves and others effectively. ● Has experience of working with children and families preferably in a church context. ● Has excellent interpersonal communication skills – written and oral ● Has the ability to work flexibly ● Demonstrates ability to respect matters of confidentiality, sensitivity and compassion ● A current driver’s license is also desirable Location and Hours We would hope that the successful candidate will begin in September 2019 The role is initially scoped for 12 hours a week (initially a 12-month contract). Flexibility of hours will be required for the post-holder, often including evening meetings and regular Sunday involvement. Salary negotiable. C.V and cover letter to office@kilternanparish.ie (closing date for applicants 17th July 2019)


    Gathering Grounds Cafe

    2019-07-03

    Summer opening hours
    July 1st-25th the cafe will open from 10am-2pm. Midweek service, Senior soup lunch, Play cafe and Tapas Thursdays will all go ahead as normal during July.
    The Cafe will Close from the 29th of July - 28th of August.



    Messy Church

    2019-06-11

    Messy Church is in the Rectory this Fathers Day 16/06/2019 @ 4pm.
    .Messy Church is an expression. A church based on three pillars, creativity, celebration and hospitality. It is particularly suited to young families.
    Come along and join us!



    Easter Vestry

    2019-04-29

    The Parish Easter Vestry - its AGM - will take place in the Kilternan Centre on the 7th of May at 8:00pm.
    The Easter Vestry is an opportunity for the parish at large to hear something of the life of the parish- its mission and vision, as well as a review of the past year (and what a busy year it has been).
    Refreshments will be served after the AGM.



    Kilternan Country Fete | 11th May 2019

    2019-04-10

    This year’s fete in on the 11th 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!



    THE HAPPY EASTER EGG – the egg that puts Jesus back at the heart of Easter

    2019-04-10

    We will be selling the Happy Easter Egg in the Gathering Grounds this week and next week
    It’s a great gift to reinforce the Resurrection message
    It costs €8.00 and can be picked up at the Gathering Grounds. For each egg purchased, 10c is donated to the Hope Foundation.
    In the box is the Happy Easter Story booklet which tells the Easter story in easy-to-read rhyme with great illustrations.
    Not forgetting about eating the delicious milk chocolate egg and honeycomb crisp milk chocolates, made of high quality Irish chocolate



    Sunday Night @ the Gathering Grounds

    2019-03-25

    On the 31st of March at 8:00pm the guest at Sunday Night @ the Gathering Grounds is Dr. Ally McGeever. Ally works as the Young Women’s Engagement and Development officer to the YMCA. She has recently completed a major study into gender and faith. She has asked the challenging question ‘Is Christianity expressing itself as good news for women in Ireland’? We hope to see you there!



    Lent 2019

    2019-03-12

    Every Tuesday during lent at 7:30pm in the church, there will be a short Service of Compline. All are welcome.



    Messy Church

    2019-03-12

    The third Sunday in March is St. Patricks Day so we have moved Messy Church to the 24th of March from 4:00pm - 6:00pm



    Kilternan Country Fete | 11th May 2019

    2019-02-21

    This year’s fete in on the 11th 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!