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The Obelisk

A Killiney Newsletter

March/April 2015

Vol. 4 Issue 2

www.htkilliney.dublin.anglican.org
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Whos Who in Holy Trinity Parish


CHURCHWARDENS
Rectors - Anne Pierpoint
Peoples - Lewis Purser

RECTOR
Revd Niall J. Sloane
Holy Trinity Rectory,
Killiney Road,
Co. Dublin.
Telephone: 01 285 2695
Email: rector.htkilliney@dublin.anglican.org
Day Off: Friday

JUNIOR CHURCHWARDENS
To be appointed
Rectors - Alleyn Manley

GLEBEWARDENS
Peoples - Sandra Moore

SELECT VESTRY
Rector; Churchwardens; Glebewardens; Bryan
Burdett; Chris Hurley; Clive Christie; David Millar;
Helen Irwin; Helen Middleton; Nigel Teggin; Paul
OBrien; Simon Brown; Stefanie OBrien; Stephen
Rhys-Thomas; Zandra Laing

LAY READER
Nigel Pierpoint
LAY READER EMERITUS
Ruth Heard
CARRY CENTRE BOOKINGS
Sandra Moore, 087 6291568

HON. SECRETARY
Clive Christie

PARISH PANEL
Rector, Hazel Kinmonth, Sandra Moore, Nigel Teggin

HON. TREASURER
Chris Hurley

ORGANIST
Frank Hughes, 4945506

ASSISTANT HON. TREASURER


Helen Middleton

CARETAKER
Nicholas Wall

HON. F.W.O RECORDER


Helen Middleton

READERS GUILD
Zandra Laing

PAROCHIAL NOMINATORS
Clive Christie
Zandra Laing
Paul OBrien
Helen Irwin

INTERCESSORS GUILD
The Rector
CHURCH REVIEW
Marianne Irvine

DIOCESAN SYNODSPEOPLE
David Millar Lewis Purser June Hurley

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Rector (Editorial), Zandra Laing (Co-ordinator), Dorothy Barrett (Distribution), David & Jaqui
Dingemans & Rosemary Teggin (Photos), Joan Millar (Advertising), Reads, Sandyford (Production)

The May / June edition of The Obelisk will appear at the beginning of May.
Deadline for submissions is 15th April. There is no newsletter for July/August.
Cover Image: The Rector welcomes the President & Mrs Higgins to the Carry Centre
RECTORS SURGERY - Every Tuesday 7-8 pm, Holy Trinity Rectory
Holy Trinity Parish Office, Killiney Road, Killiney, Co. Dublin
Tel: 01 2852695 Email: rector.htkilliney@dublin.anglican.org
Website: www.htkilliney.dublin.anglican.org
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From the Rector

Dear Parishioners,
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Sometimes it is the small things that really matter - and so it was during the
week of prayer for Christian Unity when parishioners from Holy Trinity and
Loughlinstown parish attended each others churches and exchanged greetings.
Lent, Holy Week and Easter
I am delighted to say that the neighbouring parishes will once again link up for
services in Holy Week. We are delighted that the Bishop of Meath will address
us at some of these services. Full details may be found on page 18.
The Carry Centre
It was a proud day for our parish as the President of Ireland presided over the
opening of the Carry Centre. A full report may be found on page 6. I wish to
place on record my sincere thanks for all those involved in the days festivities.
Congratulations
To Sean Purser and Alexander Fives who were confirmed by the Archbishop on
February 1st in St Brigid's Church, Stillorgan. On February 8th we in Holy Trinity
had an opportunity to celebrate with them as they received Holy Communion in
their Parish Church for the first time.
With every good wish,

Hospital Visiting
The Rector would appreciate being told if parishioners are in hospital or
going into hospital, and will be pleased to offer pastoral support.
A selection of prayers is available from him or in Church.
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Green Fingers

My favourite plant is the Fuchsia. It is has such wonderful pretty flowers in an


amazing rage of colours, from white and pastel, to pink, orange, red and deep
purple. Blossom sizes can vary from very tiny to really large double blooms, and
each flower looks like a little ballet dancer.
Trailing Fuchsias are ideal for hanging baskets. Upright Fuchsias are perfect for
patio containers. Put 3 Fuchsia plants in a large container to give the appearance
of one large plant. Feed weekly during flowering. Hardier Fuchsias can be grown
as hedges.
Most Fuchsias are native to South America and will grow outdoors in mild
weather. Others survive by dying back and reshooting from below ground in the
spring. Cuttings may be taken in spring, summer or autumn. While fuchsias are
fairly easy to grow, vine weevil grubs can eat away the roots, but this is usually
only a problem with container grown plants.

June Hurley
News from the Select Vestry
Young Families
The Vestry will hold a lunch for young families on March 8th in the Carry
Centre. More information from the Rector.
Easter General Vestry
The parish A.G.M. will be held on Sunday 22nd March at 11.45am in the
Carry Centre. All are very welcome to attend.
The Vestry will meet at 8.00pm in the Carry Centre on Monday 23rd
March.
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Michael DAlton:Chevalier of the Legion dHonneur

An Irish witness to D-Day was Sub-Lieutenant Michael dAlton, he joined the


Royal Navy in 1942. One must doubt whether, when Napoleon established the
Legion dHonneur in 1802, he envisaged that it might be conferred on an
Irishman in British forces landing American tanks on French soil to help defeat
Germany, but such was the case when on 26th January former RNVR SubLieutenant Michael dAlton received the insignia of Chevalier, or Knight, of the
Order from the Ambassador of France for his bravery on D-Day over 70 years
ago.
Accompanied by his son Mark and his daughter Sonda, he declared to an
interviewer at the same time as he emphasized that Hitler had to be stopped
that war was a terrible waste.
It is some years now since Michael came up the aisle with his medals gently
clanking and hung his stick on the neck of the eagle, which he looked straight in
the eye, before reading the lesson at morning service in Holy Trinity on
Remembrance Sunday, but he thanked the Ambassador in a firm voice as he
gratefully received the honour on behalf, he said, of many friends and
contemporaries who lost their lives that day.
Michael brings to twelve the number of Irish men and women who have been
honoured with the award.
David Millar

WoolIf anyone has any spare wool, Sheep Thrills would be delighted to pick
it up for use for our Thursday sessions. Contact Joan @ 087 2460078

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Information leaflets are available in the Church and Hall.
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The Carry Centre

The 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 25th. 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 refurbished Carry Centre was blessed by the Archbishop of Dublin. 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 he 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. He 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 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 are involved in public life, President Higgins stated.
In welcoming the guests, the Rector 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 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.
For more information and bookings please visit www.carrycentre.ie
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Spirit Skoda, the New Home for


Skoda in South Dublin
Tel:01-2163666
Sandyford,
Co Dublin

Diocesan Synod 2014

A day in the life of the team at AIB, Dalkey

My appointment to AIB Branch in the beautiful village of Dalkey in mid summer


2014 was certainly a day to remember. With a new structure and a new team
(pictured above), every day since then has brought new and exciting challenges.
From the time we start work in the morning until we lock up in the evening, it is
a team effort. We aim to get as much 'back office' work completed as possible
before opening our doors for the day. Meetings, training, organising our
machines and cash, making sure the banking hall is looking fresh & clean, ready
for the day all to be completed before 10am when the real business happens.
Quick Banking options and a new look & feel to the banking floor now allow us
to spend more time assisting our customers with their transactions and queries,
choosing the best possible option for each one individually. Our aim is to have 2
staff on the floor at all times.
Once the doors open, anything can happen. Quiet days in Dalkey Branch are
rare but, like any business, we do have quiet periods. We use this time to get
out and about to visit our customers, arrange events that will involve the local
community, work with local schools on youth initiatives and generally work to
understand the needs of our customers and the community and how we, as a
team at AIB Dalkey, can best help them into the future.
When the doors close in the evening, we call all staff together for a quick
meeting to discuss how the day went; how did we best help our customers that
day; what did we learn; any complaints we need to work through. Thankfully,
with our focus less on desk, paperwork & screens, we are finding every day
more fulfilling and rewarding.
I hope to get a chance to meet all of our existing and future customers in AIB
Dalkey Branch over the next few months.
Bernie Cunninghan,
Branch Manager: AIB Bank, Dalkey
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Clubs and Societies

Sheep Thrills
Made in Ireland

Every Thursday at 11am in the Carry Centre.


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 29th March at 3pm in the Carry Centre.
Please contact Joan Whyte or the Rector for more information.
Killiney Diners Club The KWDs
The next gathering will be on Thursday 23rd April in Pielows, Cabinteely.
Further expressions of interest or queries may be addressed to Zandra Laing or
the Rector.
Table Tennis
The table tennis club meets every Monday at 8pm in the Carry Centre. If you
are interested in trying out table tennis, you would be very welcome (and we
will even lend you a bat!). For more information contact Linda Franck (086
8296029).
Sunday Club
Sunday Club meets on the 3rd Sunday of every month in the Carry Centre.
New members are always welcome. The next meeting will be on Sunday 15th
March.
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Clubs and Societies

The Y Club (Killiney Mens Society)


In February the men were addressed by a member of Dun Laoghaire Historical
Society. On March 26th there will be a dinner in The National Yacht Club, Dun
Laoghaire ~ meet there for 8pm. On Saturday April 25th (please note different
date) a trip to Bailey Lighthouse, Howth has been planned ~ meet at Carry
Centre at 10.00am. Gentleman are very welcome to attend all events. More
information from Paul OBrien, Nigel Pierpoint or the Rector.
Ladies Guild
The next meeting will be on 10th March, 10.30 am in the Carry Centre. Ann
Fleeton will speak on Quilts and Patchwork. The following month the Guild
meets in the Carry Centre on April 14th at 10.30am. Visitors welcome.
Flower Guild
Decorating for Easter will take place on Saturday 4th April. As usual all are
welcome to help out on the day.
Socials Involving Ladies of Killiney
There has been an active start to 2015 in SILK. The season continues with a
trip to the Cinema on March 18th and this is followed on April 15th at 8pm in
the Carry Centre with a talk by John OKeefe on Forensic Science. The Annual
dinner will take place on May 20th. For more information please contact Judy
Jones - 2855159
Bible Study and Prayer Group
The next Bible Studies will be on Tuesday 24th March and 28th April at 10.30am
in the Carry Centre. All are very welcome to attend. Further expressions of
interest may be addressed to the Rector.
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Wish List

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Diary Dates

March 2015
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Lenten Service
6
World Day of Prayer
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Ladies Guild
11
Lenten Service
15
Mothering Sunday / Sunday Club
16 GKNS closed
17
St Patricks Day
18
Lenten Service / SILK
21 Select Vestry Dinner
22 General Easter Vestry
23 Select Vestry
24 Bible Study Group
25 Feast of the Annunciation / Lenten Service
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Y Club
27
GKNS service in St Pauls
29
Palm Sunday / Holy Week begins

April 2015
3
Good Friday
4
Easter Flower Decorating
5
EASTER
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GKNS reopens
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Ladies Guild
15
SILK
22
Table Tennis Finals
23
Y Club
27
Select Vestry
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Bible Study Group

Parish Clubs and Societies meet in the Carry Centre


(with the exception of the Choir & Flower Guild which meet in the Church)
Sunday Club
3rd Sunday monthly 10.45 am
Vanessa Mitchell
ENGAGE (Youth Club)
Saturday afternoons by arrangement
The Rector
Bible Study Group
4th Tuesday monthly 10.30 am
The Rector
Choir
Sundays 9.30 am
Frank Hughes
Flower Guild
By arrangement
Daphne Hall
KWD (Diners Club)
Thursday evenings by arrangement
Zandra Laing
Ladies Guild
2nd Tuesday monthly 10.30 am
Rosemary Teggin
SILK - Socials Involving Ladies of Killiney 3rd Wednesday monthly 8.00 pm
Judy Jones
The Y Club (Mens Society) 4th Thursday monthly 8.00 pm
Nigel Pierpoint
Service & Social Group
By arrangement
Joan Whyte
Sheep Thrills (Textile Group) Thursday Mornings 11.00am
Joan Millar
Table Tennis
Monday 8.00 pm
Linda Franck
Notice boards for some of the organisations are located in the Carry Centre

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Calendar for March


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Sunday
2nd Sunday in Lent
Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16
Romans 4: 13-25

8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
Intercessor

Holy Communion
Parish Communion
Jonathan Mitchell
Zandra Laing
The Rector

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5

Wednesday
Thursday
Sunday
3rd Sunday in Lent
Exodus 20: 1-17
John 2: 13-22
Wednesday

20.00
10.30
8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
20.00

Lenten Service
Holy Communion
Holy Communion
Family Service
Churchwardens/Baptismal Party
Churchwardens/Baptismal Party
Lenten Service

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15

Thursday
Sunday
Mothering Sunday
Exodus 2: 1-10
2 Corinthians 1: 3-7

10.30
8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
Intercessor

Holy Communion
Holy Communion
Parish Communion*
Joan Bewley
Heather Brown
Joan Whyte

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19

Wednesday
Thursday St Joseph of Nazareth obs

20.00
10.30

Lenten Service
Holy Communion

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Sunday
5th Sunday in Lent
Jeremiah 31: 31-34
John 12: 20-33
Wednesday

8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
20.00

Holy Communion
Family Service
Sunday Club
Sunday Club
Lenten Service

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Thursday

10.30

Holy Communion

29

Sunday

8.30
10.45
Readers
15.00

Holy Communion
Morning Prayer
TBC
Service and Social
See page 18

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The Annunciation of our Lord obs

Palm Sunday

Various Readings
Holy Week

READINGS ARE FROM YEAR B OF THE REVISED COMMON LECTIONARY (NRSV)


CHILDRENS PACKS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF THE CHURCH.
* SUNDAY CLUB MEET IN THE CARRY CENTRE.
Coeliac? Communicants who are Coeliac, please inform the Rector or a
Churchwarden and gluten-free bread can be arranged.
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Calendar for April


Holy Week

See page 18

Sunday
Easter Day
Acts 10: 34-43
1 Corinthians 15: 1-11

8.30
10.45

Thursday

10.30

Holy Communion

12

Sunday

8.30
10.45

Holy Communion
Family Service

Easter II

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Acts 4: 32-35
John 20: 19-31
Thursday

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Sunday
Easter III

Reader
Reader
Intercessor

Reader
Reader

Holy Communion
Parish Communion
Michael Murdoch
Linda Peters
The Rector

Churchwardens/Baptismal Party
Churchwardens/Baptismal Party

10.30

Holy Communion

8.30
10.45

Holy Communion
Parish Communion*

Acts 3: 12-19
1 John 3: 1-7

Reader
Reader
Intercessor

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Thursday

10.30

Holy Communion

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Sunday

8.30
10.45

Holy Communion
Family Service

Easter IV

30

Acts 4: 5-12
John 10: 11-18
Thursday Ss Philip & James obs

Reader
Reader

10.30

Jonathan Bewley
Joan Whyte
Nigel Teggin

Sunday Club
Sunday Club

Holy Communion

READERS: If you cannot read on the appointed day please arrange a swap
with someone else and let the Churchwardens know.

Why the different colours?


Liturgical colours are those specific colours which are used for vestments and
hangings within the context of Christian liturgy.
Gold: Easter Day, Christmas Day & Trinity Sunday
White: Feast Days / Saints Days / Maundy Thursday / Eastertide
Purple: Lent & Advent
Red: Pentecost / Saints Days (Martyred) / Holy Week
Green: Ordinary Time
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Thoughts on Drawing ~ Brett McEntagart RHA

Drawing is the basis of all endeavours in the field of Art & Design. The teaching and
encouragement of art from primary school is important in developing visual awareness.
Children love working with line and colour. Their response to the world around them is
very spontaneous, capturing basic elements in a bold and expressive manner. As they
mature they become more considerate and more aware of the elements of proportion. I
firmly believe that anyone can learn to draw. It is a skill not much different from learning to
write. Some learn more quickly than others and we say they are more talented. But the
most important element in learning is interest and application, as in any field of human
endeavour.
Drawing teaches us about the world around us - you never really know a thing until you
have drawn it. This sustained observation teaches you proportion, the elements of form and
form is the shape of content. The process is one of continual learning, the more we draw
the more we learn about the world around us and how best to express it. Our drawing
style develops and as we grow older the patterns of behaviour we have developed become
more fixed in our brain so that learning new behavioural techniques becomes more difficult.
In art and design work the challenge to continue to develop new ideas and approaches is
always there to discourage stagnation.
I have taught printmaking/etching for most of my teaching career at NCAD. Etching is very
much a drawing medium involving line, tone and texture. Because the image you draw on
the plate becomes a mirror image on the printed paper you have to learn to develop the
ability to work in reverse on the plate. This forces you to rethink your drawing technique.
For example right handed people will sketch shaded areas from lower left to upper right
and this looks different on the print where the lines appear from lower right to upper left.
Other idiosyncrasies arise. I developed a tendency to draw perpendicular lines with a
distinct lean to the left. When reversed on an etching proof the fault becomes more
obvious . My brain had become used to the left leaning buildings but it immediately became
aware when they were leaning to the right. It is always advisable to have a mirror in the
studio to look at your work in reverse! This is something I remember from my art teacher
in St Columba's College - none other than Oisin Kelly.
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Lent, Holy Week and Easter

LENT
During Lent a Mid-Week service will be held at 8pm every Weds in Holy Trinity.
HOLY WEEK
Guest Preacher (Tues-Thurs): The Most Revd Pat Storey, Bishop of Meath
All services in Holy Trinity Church, Killiney, unless otherwise stated.
Sunday 29th March (Lent VI, Palm Sunday)
8.30 am: Holy Communion
10.45 am: The Liturgy of Palm Sunday
Monday 30th March (Holy Monday)
7.15 am: Holy Communion
8.00 pm: St Patricks Church, Dalkey ~ Compline
Tuesday 31st March (Holy Tuesday)
7.15 am: Holy Communion
8.00 pm: St Pauls Church ~ A Late Evening Office
Wednesday 1st April (Spy Wednesday)
7.15 am: Holy Communion
8.00 pm: St Matthiass Church ~ Tenebrae
Thursday 2nd April (Maundy Thursday)
7.15 am: Holy Communion
10.30 am: Holy Communion
8.00 pm: The Lords Supper
Friday 3rd April (Good Friday)
7.15 am: Ante Communion & Litany
8.00 pm: Christ Church, Dun Laoghaire ~ A Liturgy of the Cross
Saturday 4th April (Easter Eve)
9.00 pm: Easter Vigil, Christ Church Cathedral
Sunday 5th April (Easter Day)
6.45 am: Sonrise Service, The Obelisk, Victoria Park
8.30 am: Holy Communion
10.45 am: Family Communion: The Rector (service followed by Egg Hunt & reception)
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Cycling - Meriel Nuzum

I took up a new hobby as I approached my 50th birthday cycling! I was following my


husband, Alan, who had started cycling a year previously and he gently coaxed me into
believing that I could also get the cycling bug. So one Saturday morning, a bit reluctantly, I got
onto the bike and despite a bit of huffing and puffing I ended up having a cappuccino on Bray
seafront and feeling a real sense of achievement. Since then we regularly do short runs (usually
with the lure of a scone or a sandwich) to places like Greystones, Enniskerry, Clontarf, Howth or
Marlay. As fitness levels have increased we have challenged ourselves a bit more and done
some of the An Post cycling events during the summer in Sligo, Waterford and the Burren
as well as cycling holidays abroad. Cycling really does blow the cobwebs away and although
the hills can be tough the exhilaration of the down hills make it worthwhile!

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The Obelisk
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Parish News & Forthcoming Events

EXTEND Exercise Programme: The programme was developed for men &
women over 60 and less able bodied people. The programme consists of
recreational exercises to music, all done while seated. The classes provide a
great social opportunity to all who partake in the activity. If you are interested in
finding out more please see the notice in Church or speak to the Rector.
Keep Fit: Sadly all good things come to an end and the Killiney Keep Fit group
which was started by Babs Smythe over 40 years ago may have run its course
BUT it could be regenerated if there was enough new interest within the
community. The Keep fit has always been a group drawn from the
neighbourhood and across the community and was run on a voluntary basis so
that over the years it has been able to support many charities to the tune of
over 50,000. This is a proud record for the ladies a well as the benefits of
improved health and fitness! Imelda has been keeping the books since 1997
and organising things together with Jasone and they are willing to continue if
there is enough interest. Mondays at 10.00am & the cost is 20 Euros for 8
weeks - 75minute work out which can be taken at you own pace. For more
information contact Imelda on 087 6810700 or Jasone 087 2706831.
General Synod: The Rector shall be in Armagh for the General Synod from
Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th May. The parish will also be represented by Edgard
Hall and David Millar who both serve as diocesan representatives.
Fete 2015 - Saturday 16th May: Anyone interested in helping out with the
Summer Fete or wishing to donate items for the raffle may contact Nigel
Pierpoint, the Rector or any other member of the committee.
World Day of Prayer: This years service will be held on Friday 6th March at
11am. The Holy Trinity will host the service which will be followed by
refreshments in the Carry Centre. All welcome.
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Childrens Corner

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Around the Home


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Around the Community


WATER METERS
Killiney residents may have noticed that a number of houses in the locality have
had water meters installed in recent weeks. For more information visit
www.water.ie
KILLINEY HILL BLOG
www.killineyhill.wordpress.comHistory, News, Views and more.
DLRCOCO NOTICES
home: dlr Open Submission Exhibition opens at dlr LexIcon
Dn Laoghaire-Rathdown County Councils open submission exhibition, home, is
now on view in the new Municipal Gallery.
The exhibition runs until 22nd March and is open Monday Thursday 10am-8pm
and Friday /Saturday 10am-5pm. Admission is FREE.
See www.dlrevetns.ie for more information

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Pack your bag to The Danube

Last July we went on a week's cruise on the Danube and visited Hungary,
Slovakia and Austria. Our Motor Vessel was Seranade 2, which carried approx.
130 passengers and a large crew.
We visited various towns and cities on our way up and down the Danube and
one of the interesting cities we visited was Bratislava, formerly called Pressburg
up until just after the First World War when it became the capital of
Czechoslovakia. It became Slovakia's capital in 1993 following the Velvet
Divorce from the Czechs. It is the only national capital that borders two
independent countries, Austria and Hungary.
We had an excellent guided tour of Bratislava including the old town and the
Castle (pictured). The Castle was first constructed in the 10th century but was
destroyed and rebuilt many times and lay in ruins from 1811 until rebuilt in the
1950's.

Peter & Suzanne Hayes

Diocesan Employment Bureau


Situated in Taney Parish Centre, it is our hope that it
will be of help to many who find themselves without
work for a variety of reasons. Full details from the
Rector.

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Parish Information
Flower Rota
March

1
8
15
22
29

LENT
Edie Berry
Pascal Watkins
LENT
Palm Sunday

April

5
12
19
26

EASTER
Vanessa Mitchell
Anne Pierpoint
June Hurley

The Parish Panels (Safeguarding Trust) Responsibilities include:


- interviewing persons willing to serve as workers in the parish
- advising workers on their responsibilities in respect of the Code
- advising the Select Vestry in respect of its responsibilities
The Parish Panel Members are:
The Revd N.J. Sloane (Rector) Nigel Teggin Sandra Moore Hazel Kinmonth
Organising your wedding
Weddings are very special occasions in the life of any family and in the life of the church.
When considering getting married please check possible dates with the Rector before
confirming arrangements. It is expected that couples will make a regular commitment to
the life of the church in preparation for marriage.

The Parish Registers


Confirmation

God has set his seal upon us

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1 February (in St Brigids Church, Stillorgan) Sen Guillaume Jellett Purser


Alexander James Fives

Holy Matrimony

What God has joined together

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30 December (in Holy Trinity) Louise Burdett & Richard Irvine

Funeral

Blessed are the dead who die in the name of the Lord

27th January (in Holy Trinity) Shelia Priscilla Somerville Duncan


Our sympathy and prayers are with all those who have been bereaved
remembering especially:
Olive Wildgust on the sudden death of her daughter.
Paul, Georgina and Stefanie OBrien on the death of his aunt, Helen Greenlee
Tim and Aoife Stuart on the death of his grandmother, Kathleen Stuart
Jeremy, Vanessa, Sam and Ellen Mitchell on the death of Jeremys father
Gordon, Jonathan and Carolyn and their families on the death of Shelia
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Picture Gallery

Wedding and Confirmation - see page 27


The opening of the Carry Centre - see page 6

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