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John O'Donnell, Tom and Anne Harding and Michael Cleary at the celebrations to mark the 100th Anniversary of Gardai in Bray.

John O'Donnell, Tom and Anne Harding and Michael Cleary at the celebrations to mark the 100th Anniversary of Gardai in Bray.

John O'Donnell, Tom and Anne Harding and Michael Cleary at the celebrations to mark the 100th Anniversary of Gardai in Bray.

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BRAY

Christ Church COI

Services of Worship for this Sunday Advent Sunday: 11 a.m. Service of Morning Prayer. In-Church Services have resumed and are also available to view by live stream or as a recording later at: churchservices.tv/christchurchbray, or via our website: christchurchbray.ie.

Parish Life Centre Bookings: The PLC is available for day and evening bookings. Please contact Tracey in the parish office at 01 286 2968.

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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.

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.

Christmas Fair: Takes place on Saturday, December 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in St Andrew’s National School, Newcourt Road, Bray. 30 local vendors, crafts, baked goods, jewellery, toys, books, fun activities, and super raffle.

Classics by Candlelight: Classics by Candlelight returns for its thirteenth year on Sunday, December 4, at 7 p.m. An hour of wonderful music for string quartet will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies, which are included in the price of the ticket. (Alcohol-free hot punch means that drivers need not miss out). The musicians all play with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Tickets, €10, are available to purchase after church on Sundays, or from Fleurtique, Florence Road, Bray, or from the parish office. Proceeds are in aid of Purple and parish funds.

Christmas Table: The ‘Christmas Table’ will be back this year on the evening of ‘Classics by Candlelight’, Sunday, December 4, and after Church Service each Sunday up to Christmas. Plenty of decorations, cards, gifts and baubles will be on sale at very reasonable prices. No donations of further items please.

Christ Church Christmas Cards: Our own Christ Church Christmas Cards, three designs, are now available at the back of the church on Sundays €5 per pack of six.

Recycled Teenagers: Meet on the last Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m. in the PLC for a cuppa and a catch up.

Holy Redeemer Parish

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

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

Mass Times: 10 a.m. – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday No Mass on Tuesday. Sunday Masses: 6 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday and on Sunday at 10.30 a.m. and 12Noon. To book a Mass please call into the sacristy before or after our Masses.

Mass Cards: Mass Cards may be purchased from the parish office during its opening hours.

Baptism: Registration for baptism can be made online via the parish website holyredeemerbray.ie. Please choose a Second or a Fourth Saturday of the month in 2022.

First Holy Communion and Confirmation, 2023; Further information and registration forms are available on the parish website.

Tommy Fleming in Concert: Takes place in the church at 8 p.m. this Friday. Tickets are €32.50 each and are available online at tommyfleming.com or by calling 087 2448520 doors open at 7.15 p.m. No Support Unreserved Seating.

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: parish office opening hours are – Monday: 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.; Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.; Wednesday: Closed; Thursday: 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The parish office can be contacted by calling 01 282 4967 or by email stpeterslittlebray1@gmail.com.

St Peter’s Church Mass Times: Sunday: 9.30 a.m. (Irish), 11.30 a.m. Holy Days of Obligation: 11.30 a.m. No Weekday Mass. First Friday of the Month Mass: 10 a.m.

Mass Update: Sunday Mass is broadcast on the parish website at 9.30 a.m. (Irish) and 11.30 a.m. (English) – Google Chrome required.

Car park Hours: These are 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., Monday to Friday, for parish business and at the weekends during church ceremonies. The cemetery is accessible via Laneway for Pedestrians.

St Peter’s Cemetery: There is a strict policy of No Dumping allowed in any area of the cemetery with visitors to the cemetery requested to take all forms of their rubbish home with them in order to keep the cemetery tidy. Your co-operation is appreciated.

Registration Forms: Registration Forms for First Communion 2023 and Confirmation 2023 can be downloaded from the parish website.

St Fergal’s Parish

Mass Times: Mass times are 9.30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. No morning Mass on Thursdays and Saturdays 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 and use your facemask 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 take place on the first and third Saturday of each month at 12Noon. Bookings can be made through the parish office Only. No telephone or email bookings will be accepted. Four week’s notice before the Preparation meeting is required preparation meetings are cancelled at the moment. Please call into 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.

Child Safeguarding: The St Fergal’s Parish Child Safeguarding Policy Statement can be read on the parish website.

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.

Syro Malabar Catholic Church

Mass is celebrated every Sunday at 2.30 p.m. in St Fergal’s Church, Ballywaltrim.

Our Lady Queen of Peace

Parish Website: queenofpeace.ie.

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

Parish Centre: To book a meeting room in the Parish Centre please call 01 2760045 or email villafas1@hotmail.com.

Mass: Weekday Masses are celebrated at 10.30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Weekend Masses are 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

The Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club activities for the rest of the year include climbs on the Small Sugarloaf and Big Sugarloaf, walking in the Glen of the Downs, pool swimming, 10 pin bowling, Christmas party, and leaders dinner. Their premises on the Seafront will be renovated in the very near future and this will make it cosier for the colder months.

Diving club

Congratulations to Hadrian Fawsitt, who had his first dive with Bray divers Sub-aqua club on Sunday in Greystones Harbour led by Cormac O’Carroll. The underwater visibility was such that waterproof diving torches were used. Three others were also on the dive.

Currently the club is running one and two star diver courses, and boat training is ongoing. There are vacancies for more members especially ladies to maintain gender balance. For details call Albert at 087 6756439.

Bray Library

Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday with late opening on Tuesday and 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.

Tomorrow (Thursday) John Goodman will present ‘Wicklow Men in the Great War’ at 7 p.m. in Wicklow Library Exhibition Space, The Mall, Main Street, Wicklow Town. Admission is free but booking is required. To book a place contact Wicklow Library at 0404 67025 or email wicklowlocalstudies@wicklowcoco.ie;

Ballywaltrim Library

Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. 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. Borrowers can renew their books online at any time. ‘Storytime for All in Ballywaltrim Library’ takes place on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m.

Tomorrow (Thursday) John Goodman will present ‘Wicklow Men in the Great War’ at 7 p.m. in Wicklow Library Exhibition Space, The Mall, Main Street, Wicklow Town. Admission is free but booking is required. To book a place contact Wicklow Library at 0404 67025 or email wicklowlocalstudies@wicklowcoco.ie;

Bray Cualann Historical Society

Last Thursday night Brian White, chairman of the Bray Cualann Historical Society, the local history society for Bray and North Wicklow, was the guest presenter for the Society’s 8 p.m. November monthly meeting in the Royal Hotel, Main Street at which he recalled ‘Police in Bray 1823-1922/Civic Guard, Garda in Bray since 1922’ which traced the history of policing in Bray from 1823 to the present day.

In the meantime some events taking place in the week ahead which may be of interest to members and supporters of the society, the local history for Bray and North Wicklow are: today (Wednesday) Peadar Curran will present ‘A Visit to Dalkey Island’ at 6 p.m. to the Old Dublin Society in the Conference Room, Dublin City Library and Archive, 144 Pearse Street, Dublin two. All are welcome and admission is free. Immediately after this presentation the AGM of the society will take place; Robert Collins and Kevin O’Farrell will present ‘Rowing Across the Atlantic – 6000km’ at 8 p.m. in the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Admission is €10, €2 of which will go towards Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. Booking can be made via EventBrite; tomorrow (Thursday) John Goodman will present ‘Wicklow Men in the Great War’ at 7 p.m. in Wicklow Library Exhibition Space, The Mall, Main Street, Wicklow Town. Admission is free but booking is required. To book a place contact Wicklow Library at 0404 67025 or email wicklowlocalstudies@wicklowcoco.ie; Brendan Langley will present ‘Our Local Waterways’ to the Rathmines, Ranelagh and Rathgar Historical Society at 8 p.m. in Rathmines Town Hall, Rathmines Road, Dublin six. Members are free/visitors €4 – Swan car park Evening Rate: €3 from 5 p.m. to Midnight; next Monday night Lisa Dolan will present ‘Don’t fire the building ‘else the whole village could be burned to the ground’ to the Wicklow Historical Society at 8 p.m. in the De La Salle Parish Centre, beside St Patrick’s Church, Wicklow Town. All are welcome donation.

The attention of members and supporters of the society is drawn to the book ‘The Liam Price notebooks: the placenames, antiquities and topography of County Wicklow’, edited by Christiaan Corlett and Mairéad Weaver. These notebooks, which are published here for the first time, contain a great deal of information about little-known archaeological sites that have since disappeared from the landscape. The notebooks are illustrated with photographs and sketches by Price himself, and a number of contemporary photographs from other sources have also been included. Price had a vast interest in many aspects of Wicklow’s archaeology, history and placenames, and his notebooks are an invaluable source of information for anyone interested in the county’s past.

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.

Bingo

Bingo takes place every Friday night in Woodbrook College to raise funds to improve and maintain facilities of the college. Doors open at 7 p.m. first game starts at 8 p.m. Tea, coffee, and refreshments available. Great prizes to be won every week.


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