News from the Pews

Sunday Announcements - 16/02/2020

  • Time Travellers, our once-a-month club for children of Primary School age is this month taking place on Friday 28th due to the half-term break
  • Gary will be away next week and Jim Carson will be filling in for him.  If you have any need of pastoral care, Jim's mobile number is 086-6029742 (His home number is currently out of order)

Sunday Announcements - 09/02/2020

  • Last night we raised €700 towards the Cahaba Park Trip at our Table Quiz - thanks to everyone for your support
  • On Tuesday between 10:30 and 12:30 there will be a Coffee Morning in the YWCA
  • Grace & Faith - The next Greystones Women's event will be @ 7pm on Friday 21st in St. Patrick's with a "Salsa & Chili" night (that's an hour's dancing lesson, not hot sauce), followed by food and a short talk by Niamh Daly of Tearfund Ireland
  • Time Travellers at 6pm on Friday 21st
  • Half term is coming up and our young people are offering to do odd jobs in aid of their trip  - please contact Gary with any requests.
  • On March 22nd the Peacehaven Trust will be marking 40 years of service and are marking the occasion by inviting staff and friends to a service of celebration in our church at 3pm - Please RSVP to Peacehaven if attending

Sunday Announcements - 02/02/2020

  • Storehouse supplies have been bagged up ready for delivery, please think of this collection each time you go grocery shopping
  • The latest edition of Presbyterian Herald is available for collection from Craig Petrie for those who are subscribed to it
  • Tuesday sees the return of our Soup & Sandwich lunch, commencing @ 12:30
  • The Working Men's Breakfast is @7:30 in the Manse
  • The Retired Men's Breakfast is @ 8:30 in the church hall
  • Our Table Quiz next Saturday starts @ 7:30, open to all, €10 per person, come along and bring a friend or three

Sunday Announcements - 26/01/2020

  • We are sadened to report the death of Helen Cowan who passed away on Friday 24th.  A celebration of Helen's life will take place on January 30th @ 11am.  Full details here: Our condolences to Ray and the rest of the family.  Her church family will miss her a lot
  • Don't forget the Table Quiz on February 8th.

Sunday Announcements - 19/01/2020

  • Session meets @ 7:30 in the Manse on Monday
  • Praise Service next Sunday @ 6:30
  • There will be a Table Quiz on Saturday February 8th in the hall with all proceeds going to the Alabama trip in June - entry is €10 per person
  • On February 2nd there will be a brief congregational meeting after the service in relation to indemnifying Session - should only take a few minutes 

Sunday Announcements - 12/01/2020

  • Please remember the Storehouse collection next time you go grocery shopping
  • On Wednesday 15th @ 7:00pm in St. Patrick's Church there will be a Women's Fellowship evening. Guest speaker is Dawn McDowell.  Tickets are €10 on the door.
  • Time Travellers Children's Club meets this Friday @ 6:00 in the hall for all children of Primary School age.  Food provided.
  • Our next Praise Service is on Sunday 26th @ 6:30
  • The Smaritans are looking for local volunteers.  There is an information evening on Thursday 16th in Greystones Library @ 7:00pm.  Full training provided.
  • Rev. Michael Anderson was re-installed in Arklow Presbyterian church yesterday, please keep Michael and Emma in your prayers

Sunday Announcements - 05/01/2020

  • Look out for the new rota - copies available at the back of the church
  • Soup & Sandwich Lunch is on this Tuesday, 12:30 to 2:00 in the church hall
  • The Working Men's Breakfast is this Thursday @ 7:30 in the manse
  • If anyone has questions for Trevor Morrow for next Sunday, please pass them on to Gary as soon as possible

Sunday Announcements - 29/12/2019

  • The monthly Working Men's Breakfast will not take place until next week.  The Retired Men's Breakfast will take place on Friday this week at 7:30
  • Formal Communion will take place on January 5th

Sunday Announcements - 22/12/2019

  • Christmas Day Service will be at 11am
  • Our appeal for the World Development collection continues - please use the envelopes provided, or make your contribution via account transfer
  • Thank you to all those who supported the Storehouse Christmas appeal
  • Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the Carol Service last week, please check out the audio on our Sermons page or the videos on our Photos & Videos page
  • Thanks also to those who supported the community carol singing during the week
  • Finally, thanks to all those who supported the Coffee Morning in the Manse where we raised €246 for the Cahaba Park trip

Sunday Announcements - 15/12/2019

  • Carol Singing in the community is on Thursday, meeting at Fenton Fires @ 7:30
  • United Appeal: We have raised a total of €1,500 towards our United Appeal target of €5,000. The balance will come from church funds
  • World Development: All  "loose" collections in December (including Christmas Day) along with specific contributions in the envelopes provided will go towards this appeal.
  • For those contributing to the weekly freewill offering, envelopes for 2020 are now available.  If you would prefer to contribute by standing order, bank details will also be provided
  • On Friday 20th there will be a ladies coffee morning in the manse, 10:30 to 12:00 proceeds in aid of the Cahaba Park Church trip
  • Gary has a number of CD's for sale featuring a number of songs by Gary and Deborah.  The CD is entitled "Facing Cancer, Standing Tall" and all proceeds are going to charity

Sunday Announcements - 08/12/2019

  • Next Summer, we are planning a return trip for our young people to Cahaba Park to participate in their Holiday Bible Club and will be fund-raising towards this.  On Friday 13th, 10:30 to 12:00 in the Manse there will be a Ladies Coffee Morning to kick this off
  • On Tuesday, 10:30 to 12:30 there will be a Coffee Morning in Coolnagreina, all welcome!
  • Choir Practice is on Thursday evening in advance of our Carols Service on Sunday 15th @ 6:30pm

Sunday Announcements - 01/12/2019

Apologies for a couple of missed weeks!

  • Session Meeting tomorrow @ 7:30 in the Manse
  • Working Men's and Retired Men's breakfasts are on this week at the usual times in the church hall
  • Carols by Candlelight Christmas Service is on December 15th
  • Advance Notice: Our January 12th our service will be taken by Trevor Morrow and will discuss the Church's response to, and position on, sexual relationships outside of Christian marriage
  • Please contact Joy Davison if you would like to contribute to the Presbyterian Children and Orphan's Society collection
  • Please remember to keep praying for those in need or going through trials at this time
  • Please remember the Storehouse collection in the run-up to Christmas and add some extra groceries to your weekly shop to donate at the front of the church

Sunday Announcements - 10/11/2019

  • The next Coffee Morning at the YWCA is on Tuesday 13th from 10:30 to 12:00
  • Next Choir Practice is after church next Sunday
  • On Saturday 30th November, Unity Gospel Choir will be in concert at Hillside Evangelical Church @ 8:00pm in aid of Tiglin.  Tickets are €15 and are available from Joyce Lee

Sunday Announcements - 03/11/2019

  • On Monday evening @ 7:30 there will be a first meeting of the church choir in preparation for our Christmas Carol Service which is scheduled for December 15th
  • The Working Men's Breakfast is on this Thursday in the church hall @ 7:30
  • Poppys are available in the church porch 
  • Next Sunday evening (10th) there will be prayer meeting in the manse @ 6:30
  • The YWCA (Coolnagreina) is looking for volunteers to help run activities - contact Joyce Lee for details

Sunday Announcements - 27/10/2019

  • The Retired Men's Breakfast is on this Friday - 8:30am in the hall

Sunday Announcements - 20/10/2019

  • A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped helped decorate the church or tidy up the grounds yesterday.  The church looked amazing and the grounds superb!
  • Session meets tomorrow @ 7:30 in the Manse for Prayer
  • Set your video recorders - our service of morning worship will be broadcast next Sunday, 27th October (11:10-12:00 GMT).  If you don't have a video recorder, you will be able to find us on the RTE Player

Sunday Announcements - 13/10/2019

  • On Friday October 18th we will be having the next meeting of our Time Travellers Childrens Club - please note that this is from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • On Saturday October 19th there will be a clean-up of the church grounds and decoration of the church for Harvest - more details next week - please bring some non-perishable items to help decorate the church
  • Thanks to everyone who travelled in to RTE today for the recording of our service of worship

Sunday Announcements - 06/09/2019

  • Committee meets tomorrow in the church hall @ 7:30pm
  • Next Sunday, October 13th, we will be having our regular service @ 11:00am but we will then be in the RTE studios @ 1:30pm to record a television service.  Please note that the entrance to RTE is now off the N11 and not via Nutley Lane.
  • If you have received a tax refund form, please complete it and return it to Mark Higgins as soon as possible.  If you have not received a form and think you should have, please contact Mark, and if you are not giving by standing order or the Weekly Freewill Offering envelope scheme and would like to do so, again, please contact Mark
  • On Friday October 18th we will be having the next meeting of our Time Travellers Childrens Club
  • On Saturday October 19th there will be a clean-up of the church grounds and decoration of the church for Harvest - more details next week - please bring some non-perishable items to help decorate the church
  • Our Harvest Service is on Sunday October 20th
  • Don't forget the collection for the Presbyterian Children's Society - envelopes are available from Joy Davision

Sunday Announcements - 29/09/2019

  • Praise Service tonight @ 6:30, followed by Tea and Coffee in the hall
  • The Soup and Sandwich Lunch returns on Tuesday this week from 12:30, also in the church hall
  • On Wednesday @ 7 there will be a rehearsal of our Televised Service @ 7:00pm, with the RTE team in attendance
  • Men's Breakfasts return this week with the Working Men's Breakfast in the Manse @ 7:30 on Thursday and the Retired Men's Breakfast in the church hall @ 8:30
  • Next Sunday, October 6th will be our formal service of communion

Sunday Announcements - 22/09/2019

  • The recording of our televised service is scheduled for Sunday October 13th, with transmission on Sunday October 27th (We promise not to mention Brexit!)  Please put your name on the sign-up sheet at the front of the church
  • We had 35 children at our new Children's Club - well done to our young people who lead from the front on this.  Most of the children were from outside our usual church network which was great to see
  • Don't forget to bring something for Storehouse!
  • If you didn't get a pink sheet this morning detailing the new rotas, please pick one up at the back of the church and put a note in our diary..

Sunday Announcements - 15/09/2019

  • We will be starting our Young People's Club on Friday 20th September for all children of primary school age from 6pm to 8pm, please come along and bring a friend - You can now pre-register on line, check out the link on our home page
  • Kirk Session meets tomorrow evening in the Manse
  • There is a sign-up sheet for the RTE Televised Service to be recorded on October 13th - please sign the sheet or let Craig or Gary know if you can attend

Sunday Announcements - 08/09/2019

  • Hope you enjoyed the Barbeque today - please remember to pass on the your contribution to Dawn - €5 per adult or €12 per family
  • We will be starting our Young People's Club on Friday 20th September for all children of primary school age from 6pm to 8pm, please come along and bring a friend
  • Don't forget the conference in the YWCA on October 12th - please check out our earlier posts. Advance booking recommended.
  • Advance Notice: On Sunday October 13th @ 1:30 we will be recording a TV Service in the RTE Studios for broadcast two weeks later

Sunday Announcements - 01/09/2019

  • Barbaque after church next Sunday - there is a sign-up sheet but if you have missed it and are planning to attend, please contact Craig or Dawn.  Please bring either a dessert or a starter
  • Don't forget the collection of food items for Storehouse
  • If you are planning on attending the ordination and installation of John O'Donnell next Saturday (8th September), please let Craig know
  • Please check the rotas for the Autumn season to make sure you don't miss your time
  • "The Good Life Explored" conference in the YWCA is coming up soon, please speak to Joyce Lee for details
  • A Peacehaven newsletter is available at the back of the church
  • There is a Christian Aid "September Stroll" on Killiney Hill on Sunday 15th - details here
  • If you have received a tax form for signing (tax refunds), can you please get it back to our treasurer as soon as possible.  If you have not received a form and think you should have, please contact Mark Higgins
  • We are looking to start up a monthly club for primary school children on Fridays from 6-8pm.  If you would be able to help, please contact Dawn

Sunday Announcements - 25/08/2019

  • Praise Service tonight @ 6:30
  • Session & Committee meet tomorrow
  • Church Barbeque organised for after church on Sunday 8th September - please sign-up on the list in the church or speak to Craig or Dawn
  • There is a general invitation for church members to attend the ordination and installation of John O'Donnell on September 7th in Cavan - please sign-up on the sheet in the church or speak to Craig
  • There will be breakfast prayer time in the Manse on Saturday 31st August @ 9:00am

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  • Praise Service next Sunday (25th) @ 6:30
  • Advance Notice: On Monday 26th there will be very brief meetings of Committee and Session, details from Craig Petrie
  • Today we had the pleasure of a visit from John, Sarah and Timothy O'Donnell - John is being installed and ordained in Bailieboro On September 7th - he will have a network of four churches to support.  They have already started to settle into their manse and have been overwhelmed with the love and support to date.  Please keep them in your prayers over the coming months and years

Sunday Announcements - 11/08/2019

  • Today we had the pleasure of Terry Price leading our service while Gary was away (do listen, it was great!).  Terry's brother and sister-in-law (Peter and Anthea) were over visiting and Anthea played the piano for us
  • Kayla C. delivered our reading this morning - the first time I can recall anyone being applauded for a reading - well done Kayla!
  • Gary back tomorrow!
  • Don't forget our collection for Storehouse!

Sunday Announcements - 04/08/2019

  • It's Gary's birthday today!
  • A great time was had by both children and leaders at last week's Holiday Bible Club - the leaders are looking forward to a well-earned rest!
  • Gary will be away at the New Horizon conference this week in Coleraine.  Jim Carson will be providing pastoral care in his absence. Terry Price will be preaching next Sunday.
  • There are currently two Sunday's in the summer where we are looking for volunteers to supervise the children.  If you are available and willing to help out on August 18th or 25th, please let Dawn, Gary or Craig know (videos available, no preparation required!)

Sunday Announcements - 28/07/2019

  • Our Holiday Bible Club is on this week we have over 60 children pre-registered, but there is still room for more (link on our home page)
  • If anyone is free tomorrow, the church grounds could do with a little weeding - please speak to Joyce if you have any time, or turn up when it suits you
  • The Holiday Bible Club Barbecue is on Thursday evening @ 6:30 pm.  Children, Parents and Church members are all invited - please speak to Gary or Dawn if you planning to be there
  • Praise Service tonight @ 6:30pm, Cahaba Park team will be in attendance and there will be tea and coffee afterwards

Sunday Announcements - 21/07/2019

  • Don't forget our Praise Service next week - it will the one chance to have fellowship with the Cahaba Park team and tea and coffee will be served after the service @ 6:30
  • On Saturday 27th we will be having another morning breakfast prayer time - 9:00am in the manse followed by Tea/Coffee and Scones
  • Keep an eye on any rotas you may have signed up for - these are on the notice board at the back of the church
  • A big welcome to all our visitors today who have come from all over the world - you are all most welcome

Sunday Announcements - 14/07/2019

  • Praise Service is on Sunday 28th
  • CSSM starts this week - see
  • Lost property - We have a collection on lost items including a gillet and a pair of glasses that were left in the manse - contact Gary or Craig

Sunday Announcements - 07/07/2019

"The Eyes and Ears" were on holiday this week - no announcements noted

Sunday Announcements - 30/06/2019

  • Praise Service this evening @ 6:30
  • The Working Men's Breakfast is on Thursday this week @ 7:30 in the church hall
  • The new rotas are out - please make sure you get a copy or check the noticeboard for details - please put a reminder on your phone if you think you might forget and if the dates don't suit you, please swap with someone else on the rota

Sunday Announcements - 23/06/2019

  • Session Prayer Meeting previously scheduled for Monday 24th June has been postponed due to a lot of members being unable to attend.  A new date has yet to be set.
  • Tiglin & Newcastle Parish Church - there is a fundraiser for these two organisations on Sunday.  This takes place is the gardens of Ballydoneray House in  Kilcoole NEXT SUNDAY, 30th JUNE.  Tea & Scones will be served from 3-6pm, Cheese & Wine served from 6-9pm.  Admission is €10 per person.  More details from Craig Petrie
  • Praise Service next Sunday (30th) @ 6:30pm
  • At 8:30am next Saturday, there will be a time of prayer at the manse followed by Coffee & Croissants for breakfast

Sunday Announcements - 16/06/2019

  • June's Easter Chicks raised an amazing €450 towards the costs of running our Holiday Bible Club
  • Nothing else new this week - please check back at previous weeks announcements
  • Gary will be back next week

Sunday Announcements - 09/06/2019

  • Please signup for the Holiday Bible Club and Summer Sunday Club rotas - lots of different roles available
  • The reports from The Presbyterian General Assembly are available online - check out the links above
  • If you have any pastoral needs this week, please contact Jim Carson 
  • Advance Notice - The YWCA is hosting a conference in October titled "A good life explored", considering the life and faith of people with intellectual disabilities and their families - more details here

Sunday Announcements - 02/06/2019

  • Please signup for the Holiday Bible Club and Summer Sunday Club rotas - lots of different roles available
  • The Presbyterian General Assembly is on this week - Gary and Dawn will be there.  Alan and Caroline will be there as our session representatives and some members of the congregation are also planning to attend - please keep the Assembly in your prayers
  • Please pray for Arklow Presbyterian who have been given Leave to Call this week as they seek a new minister
  • State exams start this week - please pray for our young people and their families
  • Working Men's Breakfast is at 7:30am on Thursday - please contact Craig for details.  There is no Retired Men's breakfast
  • Gary will be away for the next two Sundays - please contact Jim Carson for any pastoral needs

Sunday Announcements - 26/05/2019

  • Praise Service tonight @6:30
  • We are looking for volunteers for our Holiday Bible Club - please put your name on one of the sign-up sheets, lots of roles available
  • We are also looking for volunteers to lead one or more Summer Sunday Club sessions in order to give our Sunday Club leaders a break.  Again, there is a sign-up sheet in the church or contact us via the contacts page if you would be willing to help
  • The General Assembly takes place in the first week in June - please keep this event in your prayers and check out the links above to follow the proceedings
  • Session meets tomorrow evening in the Manse, please pray for our elders
  • Next week is our informal communion service
  • We had an amazing Children's Service today.  If you missed it, well it's too late, sorry, you will have to make sure you are there for the next one!

Sunday Announcements - 19/05/2019

  • Next Sunday morning is our end-of-season Children's Service - the children have been practising hard and there is a surprise or two in store
  • Praise Service next Sunday at 6:30pm
  • Don't forget about Storehouse!
  • We are looking for volunteers for our Summer Holiday Bible Club, being held the week of 29th July (starting day to be confirmed), including people to do setting up and clearing up - there is a role awaiting your skills!
  • The YWCA is on a final push for raising funds for the Youth Cafe (check out their Facebook page for pictures) and are holding a musical event called "Over the Top" in the Hot Spot over the Beach House next Saturday - tickets from the YWCA or Joyce Lee
  • CSSM is looking for beds for the workers in July - if you have a spare room in July, please contact Joyce Lee

Sunday Announcements - 12/05/2019

  • The National Bible Society of Ireland is hosting a lecture entitled "The Word from Lebanon" in St. Anne's Church on Dawson Street on Thursday 16th May (3pm for 3:30)
  • Anam Cara, the group which supports bereaved parents, is holding an event in the Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy on Monday May 20th - more details here
  • Don't forget to keep supporting the Storehouse project at the front of the church
  • Session meets on Monday 27th May
  • The church community has won an award! The Greystones Municipal District in partnership with the Wicklow Times has honoured us with a Special Recognition Award - "Greystones Churches Togther" for our part in working collaboratively with the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches in the town - photo on our photo page..

Sunday Announcements - 05/05/2019

  • Tomorrow, Monday 6th, marks the start of 30 days of prayer for the Muslim world - more details here
  • On May 25th, Kill of the Grange church is hosting a Ladies Breakfast, with guest speaker Hazel Morell.  This starts at 8:30.  More details can be found on the noticeboard in the hall
  • The monthly Soup & Sandwich lunch takes place this Tuesday, May 7th from 12:30 to 2pm


Apologies everyone

A glitch during our recent make-over resulted in all previous announcements being deleted.  We start again!