‘Lighting Up Advent’ on Saturday 30th November

**All are welcome** to come along to ‘Lighting Up Advent’ at 3.30pm on Saturday 30th November – enjoy your first glass of mulled wine(!)  while the children make festive lanterns.

The lights on our very own Christmas tree in the Church grounds will be switched on by Reverend Robinson at **5pm**.

All proceeds go as usual to Aoibhneas Women’s Refuge in Coolock.


Advent Discussion Group – three Wednesdays in December

All are welcome to come along to discussion groups during Advent as part of our preparations for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

They will include a time of Biblical exploration, discussion, prayer and fellowship over a light supper, starting at 7.30pm and finishing at 9.

The dates are **Wednesday 4th, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 19th December**, in the Seafield Room of the Parish Centre.

**All welcome.**

Handel’s ‘Messiah’ – in the Parish Church on 5th December

Handel’s timeless masterpiece, Messiah, will be performed in the Church of St. John the Baptist, Seafield Road West, Clontarf, by the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Rathmines, on **Thursday 5th December 2013 at 7.30pm**.

Tickets are €15 and are available from Trevor at the Parish centre, Seafield Road between **8am-12pm, Monday to Friday** or by calling 087 9091561 or emailing clontarf@dublin.anglican.org.

Proceeds in aid of parish funds.


Institution of Revd Lesley Robinson, 8pm on 20th September

All Parishioners are invited to attend the Institution of Revd Lesley Robinson as Rector of Clontarf by the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin on **Friday 20th September 2013, at 8pm, in Mount Temple Comprehensive School**, Malahide Road, Dublin 3. (See map below.)

(Visiting clergy are invited to robe and to wear a white stole.)

A reception will follow.

Further information is available from Ms Jeanne Colvin, Rector’s Churchwarden at sjbinstitution@gmail.com.

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Lighting Up Advent on 8th December

Our first ‘Lighting Up Advent’ event will take place on Saturday 8th December, when we’ll switch on the lights on our very own Christmas tree in the Church grounds.

Parishioners are invited to sponsor a light, with all proceeds going to Aoibhneas Women’s and Children’s Refuge and the homeless charity Focus Ireland.

There’ll be seasonal refreshments in the Parish Centre from 3pm to 5pm, Christmas crafts for the children, and one of our famous cake sales.

The Church will be open to visitors and our organist, John Rowden, will be playing a seasonal musical selection.

Revd Marchant will switch on the lights at 5pm and, weather permitting, we’ll sing some carols, good practice for the annual Nine Lessons and Carols on 23rd December!

All are welcome!