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Services for June 2017

Sundays:  8.30am Holy Communion, 10.45 am Morning Service

Midweek Services:  Thursdays at 10.30 am.

From the Rector

The Fete is over … what can I say?  THANK YOU!  What a fantastic day in the life of the parish and wider community.  Thank you to those who helped in preparations, set-up, gathering, baking, making, growing, chopping, buying, selling, cleaning, tidying – the list goes on and on!  A huge thanks to the organising committee and especially to Paul O’Brien who co-ordinated the day with efficiency and good humour.


Rector’s Surgery

Holy Trinity Rectory every Tuesday from 7-8 pm.


Church of Ireland Communications Competition 2017

Holy Trinity ( was delighted to win 1st place in the Parish Website category of the Central Communications Board’s 2017 Communications Competition.  The prize was awarded to the parish at this year’s General Synod in Limerick.

Winner: Holy Trinity Killiney.

The Judges noted that ‘The quality of presentation is excellent: warm and inviting with a good welcome to introduce the church and a good balance of people and buildings/geography. The content is helpful and informative and it is easy to navigate. In terms of outreach potential it provides a strong invitation (despite a slightly complex domain name)’.


Summer in Holy Trinity

It is planned to have the Church open daily (Thursday to Saturday 2-4pm) for July & August, if you are interested in volunteering with this, please speak with the Rector or put your name on the sign-up sheet in Church.


Pentecost Service – Sunday 4th June

On the feast of Pentecost, we are planning to join the clergy & parishioners of St Matthias’, Ballybrack for a festive Holy Communion in the Old Church of Killiney on Marino Ave.  The service begins at 10.30am.  All welcome.


Patronal Festival – Sunday 11th June

The Annual Patronal Festival a special Parish Communion will take place in Holy Trinity on Trinity Sunday at 10.45am.  Preacher:  The Archbishop of Armagh.

A special lunch is available afterwards in the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire (subject to numbers).  Cost €30 pp.  (Please book places with a Churchwarden or the Rector)


The Carry Centre

The finishing touches to the car park were completed in early April – many thanks to all those involved in the works.  A full programme of activities and events is now available – please visit for more information.


Sunday Club

Thank you to the leaders for all their work during the year!


Select Vestry

The Vestry will meet at 8.00pm in the Carry Centre on Monday 26th June.


Sheep Thrills – Made in Ireland

The group meets every Thursday at 11am in the Carry Centre.

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Our community based textile group continues with great enthusiasm and with lots of new ideas already put into operation.  Sheep Thrills products will be sold locally and given to selected charities for the homeless both at home and abroad.  So anyone interested please contact Joan @ 0872460078.  Admission €3-€5.


Service & Social

The next gathering will be on Sunday 25th June at 3pm.  Please contact Joan Whyte or the Rector for more information.

Diners Club – The KWDs

The next gathering will be on Thursday 29th June.  Venue and time to be confirmed.  Please contact Zandra Laing or the Rector for more information.


Table Tennis

The finals took place on 10th May.  Well done to all who competed and congratulations to the winners:

The A.G.M. will be on Friday 9th June.  For more information contact Linda Franck (086 8296029).


Bible Study and Prayer Group

The Bible Study has concluded its activities for this season (it will resume in September).  Many thanks to Ruth Heard who led us, wisely and graciously, through our conversations and studies and to Zandra Laing who kept us fed and watered.   The Group is one which truly keeps body and soul well nourished!


Ladies Guild

The A.G.M. of the Guild took place on Tuesday 9th May in the Carry Centre.  Reports were received from the Secretary and Treasurer as well as details of forthcoming events.  The following were elected to serve on the committee for the coming year:  Libby McElroy, Marianne Irvine, Gill Trapnell, June Hurley and Gillian Mollard.  Many thanks to all those who help with the last season’s activities and events.


Glenageary-Killiney National School

As everyone begins to prepare for the Summer holidays:  every blessing to students who are moving on to other schools; thank you to the wonderful staff team in the school, especially to the Principal; and to all the boys and girls who make G.K.N.S. a very special and happy place.  Enjoy the Summer!


Parish Archives

We are looking for any photos, information or historical artefacts relating to Holy Trinity, Killiney.  If you have any such records please contact the Rector.


Readers and Intercessors

If you would be interested in reading at services and/or leading the Prayers of the People at Parish Communion once a month please sign up at the Church door or speak to the Rector.


Children and Church

We are grateful to the leaders of our Sunday Club who have organised a wide range of events and activities for the coming months (details on the Church Notice board).  Children who wish to remain in church can avail of the Children’s packs at the back of the church and/or follow along in our Parish Communion services with the ‘I can join in the Holy Communion Service’ booklets.



Communicants who wish to receive gluten-free bread please inform the Rector or a Churchwarden


Eco Congregation Ireland

Keep an eye on the notice board in the Church on news and updates.


The Obelisk

The May/June edition is now available.  The deadline for submissions to the next edition is the 15th August.


Hospital Visiting

The Rector would appreciate being told if parishioners are in hospital, going into hospital, are being transferred or if they have been discharged, and will be pleased to offer pastoral support.  A selection of prayers is available from him or in the Church porches.


Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who are sitting exams.

From the Registers



20th April (in Mt Jerome Crematorium) – Ivor R. Morgan (aged 103)



Our sympathy and prayers are with all those who have been bereaved amongst them

Elizabeth Morgan and her family on the death of Ivor.



President Opens Newly Refurbished Carry Centre:  Generosity of Spirit and Resource of Killiney Parishioners Praised

Carry Centre OpeningThe newly refurbished Carry Centre, the parish centre of Holy Trinity, Killiney, will provide a wonderful service to the whole community, President Michael D Higgins said at its official opening on Sunday January 25. The President praised the parish for its invitation to a wide range of groups to use the centre and paid tribute to the generosity of spirit and resource shown by parishioners in taking on the project.

The centre on Killiney Hill Road was full to capacity with parishioners, ecumenical guests, public representatives, the Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral and many other well wishers.

The refurbished Carry Centre was blessed by the Archbishop of Dublin, The Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson. He gave thanks for all who had worked on the project and asked blessings on all the people who would use the centre for many years to come.

In his speech, the President said he was struck by the explicit invitation to all who may come to use the Carry Centre. He said that as President had had the pleasure of visiting places all over the country to see the efforts being made by people of different backgrounds to take hold of public space. He added that this taking hold of public space as a result of groups working together could be incredibly empowering.

Carry Centre OpeningHe noted that Killiney usually featured in the property pages of the newspapers rather than elsewhere but he said communities like Killiney were trying to renew themselves. Speaking of the importance of community he said, in the current circumstances, it was necessary to value everything done in the public space particularly as “we are coming out of a period of extreme individualism”.

He spoke of intergenerational interaction and said that Ireland was lucky in that young people want a country in which older people could live with dignity and older people want young people to have opportunity. He said intergenerational solidarity was very important and that was recognised by the range of activities for young and old which could happen in the Carry Centre.

“All this is part of living and it is profoundly human… This centre will perform a wonderful service and I want to pay tribute to the generosity of the community in terms of the resource they have provided and I am delighted that so many of you are here, including so many people who hare involved in public life,” President Higgins stated.

In welcoming the guests, Rector of Holy Trinity, Killiney, the Revd Niall Sloane, said the Carry Centre had been a focal point for the parish and community since 1958 when it was opened by the then Rector, Canon Austen Carry. Wearing the frock coat worn by Canon Carry back in 1958, Mr Sloane said he was pleased that Canon Carry’s daughters, Valerie and Laura had joined them in celebrating the refurbishment of the centre.

“This project was not without its difficulties and literally blood, sweat and tears went into its development,” he stated adding that, contrary to popular opinion, Killiney was not a rich parish but they were rich in good will. He thanked all who were involved in the refurbishment project hoped that the fruits of their labour would be a catalyst for community activity for many years to come.

Over the past six months, the parish has undertaken works to upgrade the Carry Centre to enable the wider community to benefit from the hall. The upgrading works have brought the hall in line with current regulations. The project received some small grants from private charities but the majority of funding has come from within the parish through gifts and loans.

Carry Centre ChildrenIn addition to the Centre’s current usage, the new hall could be a venue for many activities including a mother and toddler group, clinics/workshops, educational activities, senior citizens clubs and socials, integration of non–Irish citizens to the community, ministry to children and young people, youth organisations and groups, local clubs and environmental and heritage awareness events and workshops.


Photo captions:

Top – Alleyn Manley, chairman of the building committee; Sandra Moore, centre manager and glebe warden; the Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, Nigel Pierpoint, diocesan reader; Mrs Sabina Higgins, President Michael D Higgins; the Rector, the Revd Niall Sloane; Lucian Anton, builder; and architect Peter Roberts at the official opening of the refurbished Carry Centre at Holy Trinity, Killiney.

Middle – The President and his wife Sabina were presented with products made by the Sheep Thrills knitting group which meets weekly in the centre. They are pictured with the Rector of Holy Trinity, the Revd Niall Sloane and Sheep Thrills coordinator, Joan Millar.

Bottom – The President and Mrs Higgins were presented with gifts by two younger members of the parish of Holy Trinity, Killiney, at the official opening of the refurbished parish centre, the Carry Centre.


Candlemas 2014 in Holy Trinity

On Sunday 2nd February the Archbishop of Dublin preached and celebrated in Holy Trinity.  During the service the Archbishop dedicated a number of gifts presented by parishioners.  Pictures from the day may be found below.


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