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Around the Districts: Bray


Colin, James, Chloe and Caroline Grant enjoying Seussical The Musical at The Mermaid.

Colin, James, Chloe and Caroline Grant enjoying Seussical The Musical at The Mermaid.

Colin, James, Chloe and Caroline Grant enjoying Seussical The Musical at The Mermaid.



Christ Church COI

Services of Worship for this Sunday - The Presentation of Christ in the Temple: 11am – Holy Communion.

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 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday.

Connect Online!: Our most active communication tools currently are our Website www.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: www.holyredeemerbray.ie; Email: office@holyredeemerbray.ie.

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

Mass Times: 10am - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday – No Mass on Tuesday. Sunday Masses: 6pm Vigil Mass on Saturday and on Sunday at 10.30am 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 – www.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.

St. Peter’s Parish

To Book a Mass: To book a Mass, please contact Sharon in the Parish Office on 01- 282 9467 or email: stpeterslittlebray1@gmail.com.

Parish Office: Parish Office opening hours are - Monday: 9.30am to 12.30pm; Tuesday: 9am to 12.30pm; Wednesday: Closed; Thursday: 9am to 12.30pm; Friday: 9am to 12.30pm. The parish office can be contacted by calling 01-282 4967 or by email: stpeterslittlebray1@gmail.com.

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

Mass Update: Sunday Mass is broadcast on the parish web-site at 9.30am (Irish) and 11.30am (English) - Google Chrome required.

Car Park Hours: These are 9am to 12.30pm, 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. Visitors to the cemetery are requested to take home with them all forms of their rubbish 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 9.30am Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. No morning Mass on Thursdays and Saturdays Saturday: 7.30pm Vigil Mass; Sundays: 8am and 10.30am. 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 - Rev. 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. The Preparation meeting takes place on the Monday before the 1st Saturday of the month. Please call into the Parish Office three weeks in advance of the Baptism to complete the Baptism Form and to confirm the date.

The Feast of St. Blaise: This Friday is the Feast of St. Blaise. The ‘Blessing of Throats’ will take place after the 9.30am Mass.

First Holy Communion Registration: Due to circumstances beyond our control the First Holy Communion Registration due to take place in the Church last night (Tuesday) had to be cancelled – a new date will be set as soon as possible.

Confessions: Are heard on Saturdays after the 7pm Vigil Mass. Confession will also be available after the 10.30am Sunday Mass during Advent.

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 & 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 2.30pm in St. Fergal’s Church, Ballywaltrim.

Our Lady Queen of Peace

Parish Website: www.queenofpeace.ie.

Mass: Weekday Masses are celebrated at 10.30am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Weekend Masses are at 6.30pm on Saturdays and 10.30am and 12 Noon on Sundays.

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.

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

QOP Youth Club

Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club members based in the club house on the seafront are turning out in great numbers for the various activities so far this year. On Friday sixteen partook of pool swimming, and on Saturday a woodwork session which including making bug’s hotels took place. Next items include a night time Dargle Valley walk and a trip to places of interest in Dublin City. The club functions on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Diving Club

Bray Divers to date this month have organised three sea dives and two in lakes. The number of divers involved was fifteen hardy chaps which included one hardy lady diver. There is a great eagerness to attract more females to enjoy the underwater world. Are there any females out there that might let us know of any ideas as to how we can attract you, bearing in mind that we have a very good dive centre which includes separate ladies toilets, showers, and changing rooms. Call albert on 0876756439 and he will be delighted to talk with you.

Bray Library

Opening hours are 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday with late opening on Tuesday and Thursday to 8.30pm. 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. The library will be closed this Saturday and next Monday due to the new February Public Holiday weekend.

Ballywaltrim Library

Opening hours are 10am to 5 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and 10am to 8pm 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 on-line at any time. The library will be closed this Saturday and next Monday due to the new February Public Holiday weekend.

Bray Cualann Historical Society

Professor Gary Murphy will be the guest speaker for the Thursday February 16th 8pm meeting of the Bray Cualann Historical Society, the local history society for Bray and North Wicklow. ‘Charles Haughey, Saint or Sinner’ at 8pm p.m. in The Royal Hotel, Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow. All are welcome - admission is €8 for non-members/visitors.

Annual membership of the Bray Cualann Historical Society is €30 for individuals and €40 for families. Those wishing to join the Society can do so by applying online by email at brayhistory@gmail.com; at this or any of the monthly meetings in the Royal Hotel, Bray.

Members and supporters of the Bray Cualann Historical Society are asked to note that the following events will take place in the week ahead:- today (Wednesday) Dr. Mary Muldowney will present ‘Women activists in the Civil War in Dublin’ at 1 p.m. in Dublin Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1. Admission is free but as places are limited booking is required - book in branch, phone 01-2228300 or email: centrallibrary@dublincity.ie; Paul Gosling will present ‘River Fords’ at 8pm to the Rathmichael Historical Society in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin, and on Zoom. All welcome - admission / Zoom fee €5; tomorrow (Thursday) Tim and Lasara Lynch will present ‘Fionán Lynch - rebel Kerryman to Circuit Court Judge’ at 8pm to the Mount Merrion Historical Society in The Fitzwilliam Rooms, Mount Merrion Community Centre, Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin. Admission €4/Students €2; on Saturday The Medal Society of Ireland will hold a ‘Medals, Militaria and Collectibles Fair’ between 11am and 3pm in the Knox Memorial Hall, Monkstown Village, Co. Dublin. All are welcome; next Wednesday night Frank Hopkins will present ‘St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin - Its History, Environs, Sights, Sounds, Characters and Events’ at 6pm to The Old Dublin Society in The Conference Room, Dublin City Library & Archive, 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. All are welcome - admission is free and no booking is required.

In the meantime the attention of members and supporters of the Bray Cualann Historical Society is drawn to the latest issue of History Ireland which includes articles by ‘Stephen Hewer on ‘Sefraid Ó Fearghail and Anghaile, 1271 - 1318’; Patrick J. Ryan on ‘Miler Magrath, the enematic archbishop’; Ruairí Nolan on ‘The trial of Revd. William Jackson, April 1795’; Thomas P. Power on ‘1825 - the apocalypse in Ireland’ and Daire Brunicardi on ‘The takeover of the naval dockyard at Haulbowline, 1923’.

Bray Camera Club

At our weekly Monday night meetings in the Mermaid Arts Centre, Main Street, Bray, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, we welcome all comers over 18 years-of-age with an interest in photography to join our meetings where we show and discuss out photos, impart knowledge and indulge in lively friendly debate and banter. Our programme of events include weekly imaginative and technical challenges; photographic knowledge exchange, image analysis and advice; regular guest speakers; competitions throughout the year; and photo safaris. 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 takes place every Friday night in Woodbrook College to raise funds to improve and maintain facilities of the College. Doors open at 7pm – first game starts at 8pm sharp. Tea, coffee, and refreshments will be available. Great prizes to be won every week.