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Around the Districts: Bray


Around the Districts

Around the Districts

Around the Districts



Christ Church COI

Services of Worship for this Sunday – The Third Sunday before Advent: 11 a.m. Remembrance Sunday Service. In-Church Services are subject to social distancing guidelines. Services are also available to view live or watch a recording later at: churchservices.tv/christchurchbray. Service sheets available to view or download from our website christchurchbray.ie. Keep an eye on the parish website for updates on services and Covid-19 related restrictions.

Parish office: The parish office can be contacted at 01 286 2968 or info@christchurchbray.ie between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday.

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Connect Online.: Our most active communication tools currently are our Website christchurchbray.ie which contains information on our live streamed worship services, weekly Blogs, events and news, and our Facebook page @christchurchbray.

Irish Trefoil Guild – Guiding for Life: Calling all former leaders of the Irish Girl Guides in Bray and the surrounding area. There is now a Trefoil Guild in Bray. Contact Anne at braytrefoilguild@gmail.com.

Holy Redeemer Parish

Contact Holy Redeemer Parish: Call 01 2868413. Website: holyredeemerbray.ie; Email office@holyredeemerbray.ie.

Parish office: Is open 9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. If you need to contact us email office@holyredeemer.ie.

Mass Times: 10 a.m. – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday Masses: 10.30 a.m., midday, and 6 p.m. To book a Mass please call into the sacristy before or after our Masses.

Baptism: Registration for baptism can be made online via the parish website holyredeemerbray.ie.

St Peter’s Parish

To Book a Mass: To book a Mass, please contact Sharon in the parish office at 01 282 9467 or email stpeterslittlebray1@gmail.com.

Parish office: The parish office is open from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Monday to Friday and can be contacted by calling 01 282 4967 or by email stpeterslittlebray1@gmail.com.

Mass Update: Everyone remains dispensed by the Archbishop of Dublin during the present emergency from the obligation of physically attending Sunday Mass. Sunday Mass is broadcast on the parish website at 9.30 a.m. (Irish) and 11.30 a.m. (English) – Google Chrome required.

Mass Times: All Masses continue to be streamed online at churchservices.tv/braystpeters at 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and at 9.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. on Sunday. The church and parish office remains closed till further notice.

Church/Parish Centre car park: The car park is open from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Monday to Friday and will only be open at weekends for Church Ceremonies. Outside of these times the cemetery can be accessed via the Pedestrian Laneway.

St Peter’s Cemetery: There is strictly No Dumping allowed/permitted in any area of the cemetery. We request visitors to the cemetery to take any sort of rubbish home with them to keep the cemetery tidy and appreciate your co-operation in this matter.

St Fergal’s Parish

Altar List of the Dead Lists and envelopes: These are now available at the back of the church. All those whose names are listed will be remembered at Masses on the feast of All Saints, the feast of All Souls, and at the 9.30 a.m. Mass on the First Monday of every month.

Annual Remembrance Mass: Mass for those of our parishioners, who died during the year will be celebrated this Sunday at the 10.30 a.m. Mass. Individual remembrance candles will be lit and placed around the Altar at the beginning of Mass, and these can be collected by the families after the Mass.

Mass Times: Mass times are 9.30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Saturday: 7.30 p.m. Vigil Mass; Sundays: 8 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. In the interest of safety please use the hand sanitizers on entering and exiting the church. Please use your facemask at all times. When attending Mass in our church, please comply with the stewards, and fill the seats row by row, using the seat numbers and markings outlined. We must ensure that social distancing is observed at all times, so as to alleviate close proximity/passing’ and where as many people as possible may be seated at Mass. This is a requirement from the HSE and the Archdiocese and must be observed at all times. We would appreciate your co-operation during this time as we endeavour to keep everyone safe. Thank you so much for your co-operation – Fr Jimmy McPartland, co-PP.

Baptism: Baptisms will take place on the first and third Saturday of each month at midday. In the interest of safety, there will only be two babies Baptised on each day, and the number of attendee’s are limited to parents, Godparents, and grandparents only. No older siblings or small children are allowed to attend due to current restrictions. Bookings can be made through the parish office Only. No telephone or email bookings will be accepted. Four week’s notice before Preparation meeting is required preparation meetings are cancelled at the moment. Please call to the parish office four weeks in advance of the baptism with a copy of the Child’s Birth Certificate (Essential Requirement).

Confessions: Heard on request after Masses.

Marriage: All couples must give notice to the priest or parish secretary at least three months prior to the date of marriage.

Facebook page for the Bray and Enniskerry Pastoral Area: Check out ‘Bray and Enniskerry Pastoral Area’ for all the news and information of our Pastoral Area.

Our Lady Queen of Peace

Website: Please visit our Parish Website: queenofpeace.ie.

Mass Bookings: Anyone, who wishes to book a Mass can now do so by contacting the parish secretary via email at secretary@queenofpeace.ie or call 2745497.

Parish office: The parish office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9.30 a.m. to1 p.m., closed Wednesday.

Mass: Weekday Masses are at 10.30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Weekend Masses will be at 6.30 p.m. on Saturdays and 10.30 a.m. and midday on Sundays.

Facebook page: Please visit and like our Facebook page: Bray and Enniskerry Pastoral Area.

QOP youth club

Queen of Peace Adventure Club due to the weather conditions during this season is meeting new interesting, and enjoyable challenges. It means that members are gearing up for cold night climbs, and treks. Acquiring the correct equipment like torches, flasks for warm refreshments, hiking boots, water and windproof jackets, and other extra items to make it safe and comfortable. The club is open to boys and girls of 10 years of age and upwards. For application to join in the excitement call Mike at 086 0855151, and he will be glad to get you involved.

Diving club

Bray Divers Sub-aqua club have a huge range of courses running during the rest of the year and into next year. These include underwater photography, marine archology, rescue, first responder, coxswain, club diver, VHF radio, and RNLI participation. Normal weekly dives will be organised in the sea and in various lakes, at home and abroad. All training and courses have international recognition, and are delivered by qualified instructors. To get diving call Albert at 087 6756439, and he will be delighted to devise an underwater plan with you.

Bray Library

The library is operating on a browse and borrow basis. Readers waiting to return books to the library can now do so. Opening hours Monday to Saturday are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with late opening on Thursday to 8.30 p.m. The library can be contacted at 01 2862600 or email braylib@wicklowcoco.ie. Online services including e-books, audio-books, digital magazines and newspapers and e-learning are available via the library website.

Ballywaltrim Library

The library is operating on a browse and borrow basis. Readers waiting to return books to the library can now do so. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Closed on Mondays and Saturdays. The library can be contacted at 01 2723205 or by email at: ballywatrimlibrary@wicklowcococ.ie. Online services including e-books, audio-books, digital magazines and newspapers and e-learning are available via the library website.

Bray Cualann Historical Society

Members and supporters of the Bray Cualann Historical Society, the local history society for Bray and North Wicklow are asked to note the following forthcoming events.

Tonight (Wednesday) the Armagh Robinson Library will host ‘Revolutionary Ulster’ by Dr Andrew Holmes at 7.30 p.m. on Zoom – to book visit armagh-robinson-library.arttickets.org.uk; the Rathmichael Historical Society will host ‘The Shadow War: Michael Collins and the Politics of Violence’ by Joseph EA O’Connell Jr. at 8 p.m. on Zoom – go to rathmichaelhistoricalsociety.ie for further information.

Tomorrow (Thursday) the society will hold a special in-person talk ‘The Terror the uncomfortable Realties of the War of Independence’ in the Royal Hotel, Bray, at 8 p.m. This talk will be held in line with Government Covid-19 rules. Please note that tomorrow is not the Society’s regular meeting night.

On Friday night the Military History Society of Ireland will host ‘The use of terror in the Irish War of Independence’ by Joseph EA Connell Jr at 8 p.m. on Zoom – book via Eventbrite.

Next Tuesday night the Foxrock Local History Club will host its AGM at 8 p.m. on Zoom – members only – details from: info@foxrocklocalhistory.ie; Malahide Historical Society will host ‘Brian Inglis – from TV star to Paranormalist’ by Neil Longdon Inglis at 8 p.m. on Zoom – go to malahideheritage.ie to obtain a link.

Next Wednesday night the Old Dublin Society will host ‘Smuggling in North County in the 18th and 19th centuries’ by Paddy Ryan at 7.30 p.m. on Zoom – email registerwitholddublinsociety@gmail.com by 2 p.m. that day to receive a link to it; Armagh Robinson Library will host ‘The Great Famine and 19th Century Politics Pre-1870’ by Professor Peter Gray at 7.30 p.m. on Zoom – to book visit armagh-robinson-library.arttickets.org.uk.

A talk on Victorian Bray hosted by the Mermaid Theatre will take place on Tuesday, November 16 – details on the Mermaid Theatre Website.

Members and supporters of the Bray Cualann Historical Society wishing to catch up on their local history reading will be interested in ‘Arthur Griffith’ by Owen McGee, a major biography of a monumental figure in modern Irish history. Arthur Griffith was a veracious journalist and proponent of economic nationalism who founded Sinn Féin, served as president of Dáil Éireann, and was chairman of the Irish delegation in the negotiations that produced the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921. As a working-class Dubliner, who played a crucial role in inspiring and leading Dáil Éireann in its formative stages, Arthur Griffith’s life and world is one of the greatest windows into understanding the dynamics of the Irish revolution. Owen McGee’s authoritative biography is based on fascinating original research and presents a fresh analysis and interpretation of Griffith’s life and the economic basis of the political history of the era. Griffith has been typified as ‘the last Young Irelander’ and Owen McGee’s masterly account reflects on this by examining the very different conceptions of Irish nationalism that existed before and after the formation of the Irish state. It also suggests that Griffith’s belief in the importance of economic freedoms and the ability of an independent Ireland to provide for its own people, was an ideal that inspired the subsequent evolution of the Irish state.

Bray Camera Club

Bray Camera Club welcomes everyone over 18 years of age with an interest in photography whether you use a phone camera or a high-end digital SLR Until such a time as meetings can be reconvened in the Mermaid Arts Centre, the club will continue to meet online on Monday evenings. If you wish to sample some meetings with a view to joining or you would like more information about the club, please email info@braycameraclub.ie.

Lions Club seeks Young Ambassador

Bray Lions Club has begun its search for a Young Ambassador, who will represent the club in an international competition.

The Lions Young Ambassador programme rewards young people (aged under-19 in June 2022), who are making a contribution to their local community through voluntary work, sporting activity or good citizenship. The Ambassador selected by Bray Lions Club will participate in a Nation-al final where a Young Ambassador will be selected to represent Ire-land in the European Final.

Prizes and bursaries are awarded to winners and Bray Lions Club will sponsor its Young Ambassador’s participation at all levels of the competition should they qualify. Young people who wish to participate should contact Frank Corr, Bray Lions Club, at 086 8274710 or at: fcorr100@gmail.com.