Family Services are Go!

Tomorrow (25th July) is our first Family Service since we returned to in-church worship and we are excited to integrate both live and recorded content.

View/download the Order of Service for tomorrow’s 10.30 service

The service will be broadcast live via the webcam and can also be viewed later on the recordings tab, or on Facebook.

If you wish to come along in person to either the 8.30 or 10.30 services tomorrow please make sure you have acquainted yourself with the Covid-19 Response Protocols.

As lots of families are away at this time of year, we still have capacity for up to 28 people at the 10.30 Family Service, over and above those who have booked a place. There is currently plenty of capacity at the 8.30 service of Holy Communion also.

We continue to broadcast Morning Prayer each Wednesday morning at 10.30 on Facebook Live and the parish website.

A message from the Rector

My Dear Friends,

I hope this finds you well and safe. The longer the current restrictions go on, I know the harder it will be to adhere fully to them – please continue to be strong and resolute in this regard and to trust the advice and directives given by the experts. Take heart – this too shall pass!

How strange it is to not have any gatherings during what is usually the busiest week of the year for clergy! More than that, it is THE most important week of the year for all of us who call ourselves Christians. Often, the busyness of life, the demands of work and the opportunities of leisure prevent us from engaging much if at all with the various liturgies of Holy Week. This year, most of us will have ample opportunity to commit some time to doing this, and I encourage you all to try and access the various services online or on television.

On Good Friday I will broadcast A Service of Meditation on the Cross at 3pm – a quiet, reflective service as we remember our Lord’s agony and death – all of which he endured for us.

I will be broadcasting morning service at 10.30am on Saturday.

The services can be watched live or later on the parish Facebook page or online at
 https://www.facebook.com/clontarfparish/.

The order of service for Good Friday can be found here.

Please do keep in touch and if you would like prayer suppport for yourself or a loved one, let me know.

Very importantly, if you have been adversely affected financially by this crisis and are struggling to pay bills or meet household expenses, please contact me directly in complete confidence at either 087 9091561 or at revlesleyrobinson@gmail.com.

I will be in touch again on Saturday dv and will provide Easter Sunday’s order of service then.

Stay Safe & God Bless

Lesley

Annual Revision of the General Vestry Register of Clontarf Parish

Each January we are required to revise our register of general vestry people. All parishioners over the age on 18 are entitled to register. Only registered members can serve on the Select Vestry or vote at the annual Easter General Vestry Meeting.

If you have joined the parish in the last year or have not previously registered, this is a good opportunity to do so. Parishioners living within the parish boundary – see the map here – should complete Form 1, those living outside the parish boundary should complete Form 2, before 31 January.

Please contact the Rector if you want to check if you are already on the register.

Online Parish Quiz

Join us this evening 29th January at 7.30 for some light-hearted fun at the first quiz of the New Year. As always, a couple of households can team up if desired and the winning team will receive a €30 Just Eat Voucher. Parishioners and Friends welcome – get the link from the Rector.

Christmas Services online only – a message from the Rector

My Dear Friends,

It is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that after much thought, prayer and consultation, and following this evening’s press briefing by the Chief Medical Officer, I have taken the very difficult decision to cancel the four services planned for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

I feel the risk to health and safety is just too great, not least to our churchwardens, or to myself who would be in contact with over two hundred people within the space of 20 hours. With the exponential growth rate of the virus now, and the strong recommendation to cancel all discretionary mixing, I honestly feel this is the most responsible and caring action to take.

I know many people will be disappointed,as I am myself, but I hope you understand and will engage with the online services which will be broadcast on Facebook and the website at 11pm on Christmas Eve and 10.30am on Christmas Day.

Stay safe, and may I wish you a happy, healthy Christmas and New Year.

Every blessing,

Lesley

UPDATE – Clontarf Parish Christmas Services bookings

At the moment, all our Christmas Services are fully booked except for Christmas Morning at 8.30 where there are currently 20 spaces left.

You can book a place here – please use a separate line for each person booking.

NB: If you have booked places at a service and your plans change, please email or text – 087 9091561 – the Rector to remove your names and free up the spaces. If you wish your names to go on a waiting list for a particular service, please contact the Rector.

All Christmas services will be live-streamed on our website and the 11pm and 10.30am services will be recorded and available to view later.

In addition, all Sunday services in the run up to Christmas will be Holy Communion so everyone should have an opportunity to receive the Sacrament if they wish.

Cocooners can arrange to receive Holy Communion at home before Christmas- contact the Rector.

Clontarf Parish Christmas Zoom Quiz

Our last Zoom Quiz of 2020 will be held on Saturday, 12th December, at 8pm.

It will be a Christmas Jumper Night with donations being sought for Focus Ireland – put the date in your diary and join the fun for a good cause.

If you don’t have a Christmas jumper, a hat or even some tinsel will do – anything that looks festive!

A great night’s family fun is guaranteed so let’s make this the biggest, best quiz yet.

(You don’t have to join the quiz to donate, and you don’t have to donate to join the quiz!)

Clontarf Parish Christmas Services bookings

NB Limited places left in all services except for Christmas Day @ 8.30 which has lots of availability.

As strange as it sounds, places will need to be booked for our four Christmas services this year: 3pm & 11pm on Christmas Eve and 8.30am & 10.30am on Christmas Day.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and we will put a waiting list in place if necessary. In order to do this, click the link to your preferred service time (below) and add in the names of your family members individually on separate lines.

If you have any trouble with this please contact the Rector directly. Please only book for one service, and if your plans change and you cannot avail of your place, please let me know in advance.

All services will be available to view on our website and later on Facebook, so no-one has to miss out.

Thank you for your cooperation in these extraordinary challenging times.

Christmas Eve 3pm

Christmas Eve 11pm

Christmas Day 8.30am

Christmas Day 10.30am

Clontarf Church open to worshippers but with COVID measures in place

We are delighted to be able to welcome worshipers back into the church on 6th December.

Our Covid Response Plan remains in place which means:

  • A maximum of 50 people at any service – first come, first served.
  • Masks, not visors, must be worn
  • Do not sit in a pew marked with a yellow social distancing sign
  • Sanitise your hands on entry and exit
  • Keep a 2 metre distance from others as you enter, exit or queue for Communion
  • Contact tracing forms to be completed for every attendee

Please do not come to church if you are unwell or have any symptoms of Covid 19.

Both the 8.30 and the 10.30 services will be available to watch live on our website through the webcam, or later on the recordings tab and on Facebook.

#Clontarf Halloween Quiz Night on 31st October

At 7PM on Saturday 31st October – Note Change of time to accommodate watching the rugby!

Get ready for a great night’s fun with some spooky additions!
Fancy dress encouraged but optional – prize for best costumes!
Why not support hard-pressed local businesses by treating yourself to a take- away and your favourite tipple?

Let’s make this the biggest quiz yet!

Join us here on the night.
Meeting ID: 852 7263 3060