Around the Districts: Bray

Ryan Fisher, Kayden O'Connor, Damien Walsh and Kyle Evans at the Ravenswell Confirmations at St Peter's Church, Little Bray.

Bray People


Christ Church COI

Services of Worship for this Sunday: 11am: Morning Prayer.

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

Parish Office: The Parish Office can be contacted at 01- 286 2968 or between 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday.

Garden Fete: Our Garden Fete is scheduled to take place on Saturday May 27th in the church grounds from 10.30am to 2.30pm with a grand raffle, live music, bbq, tea, coffee, cakes, face painting , bouncy castle, plants, tool sharpening, gifts, handbags, cosmetic, jewellery, books, toys and games, and furniture. A fun day out for all the family. Admission is €2 for adults, children free. Please contact Tracey in the Parish Office at 01-286 2968 or email: if you are available to help before, during or after it.

Connect Online!: Our most active communication tools currently are our Website 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

Bray Methodist Church

Worship this Sunday: 10am–Sunday Worship with Creche and Sunday School.

Christian Assembly Church

Worship this Sunday: 10.45am Morning Worship; 6.30pm Evening Service of Bible teaching, singing and fellowship.

Wednesdays: 8pm Prayer Meeting & Bible study

Cornerstone at The Well

Worship this Sunday: 11am.

Holy Redeemer Parish

Contact Holy Redeemer Parish: Call (01) 2868413. Website:; Email:

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

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 Please choose a Second or a Fourth Saturday of the month in 2022.

St. Anne’s Church, Shankill: On Saturdays a Vigil Mass is celebrated at 5pm in St. Anne’s Church. All are welcome.

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:

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:

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.

St. Anne’s Church, Shankill: On Saturdays a Vigil Mass is celebrated at 5pm in St. Anne’s Church. All are welcome.

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.

Confessions: Are heard on Saturdays after the 7pm Vigil Mass.

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.

St. Anne’s Church, Shankill: On Saturdays a Vigil Mass is celebrated at 5pm in St. Anne’s Church. All are welcome.

Cemetery Sunday in Springfield Cemetery: Takes place on Sunday June 18th at 3pm. Graves will be blessed but there will be no celebration of Mass.

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:

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:, or call 2745497.

Parish Centre: To book a meeting room in the Parish Centre please call 01-2760045 or email:

St. Anne’s Church, Shankill: On Saturdays a Vigil Mass is celebrated at 5pm in St. Anne’s Church. All are welcome.

Parish Survey: Parishioners are requested to complete a Parish Survey which can be accessed via the parish web-site

QOP youth club

To conform to good governance the Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club will be holding an important meetings before January 2024. Attendance invitees will include members with parents and guardians, leaders, committee, directors, and trustees. Collectively this group will decide on how the club will be open, transparent, and will democratically arrive at decisions appropriate to good governance.

Diving club

Congratulations to Karen Kinsella, and to Angela Quiney. Both have completed attendance at Bray Divers one star scuba diver lectures in the Greystones Harbour clubhouse, and they are now ready to commence in-water training.

The club caters for all kinds of scuba diving levels. If a person simply wants to enjoy shallow water diving locally where there is lots of underwater life to see then Bray Divers is the club to join. Call Albert on 0876756439, and you will could be under the water in a matter of a week or two.

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: Online services including e-books, audio-books, digital magazines and newspapers and e-learning are available via the library website.

The library is again involved in Imbolc, the Community Seed Arc programme, where one can get seeds for a variety of plants and after they flower, donate seeds from them for the programme. As always, you can have seeds sent to your local Wicklow Library branch by emailing your branch–and requesting up to 4 packets.

Knit and Crochet for Purple House Cancer Support takes place at 11am every Monday in the library no need to book. Ode to Joy!–tomorrow (Thursday) celebrate 50 years of EU membership with the Aurora Singers in the library from 7.30pm to 8pm no need to book.

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: 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.

Bray Cualann Historical Society

Tomorrow (Thursday) Peadar Curran will be the guest speaker for the 8pm May monthly meeting of the Bray Cualann Historical Society, the local history society for Bray and North Wicklow, in the Royal Hotel, Bray, at which he will present his lecture ‘A History of Dalkey Island’. All are welcome to attend no booking is required members are free–visitors €8.

The Bray Cualann Historical Society is always in new members–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, or at tomorrow night’s meeting of the Society.

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) Catherine Scuffil will present ‘The Dolphin’s Barn Brickworks’ at 2pm in Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12. Admission is free but booking is required–book in branch, call 01-222889 or email:; James Scannell will present ‘John Hinde and his Picture Postcards of South County Dublin’ at 8pm to the Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society in the Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. All are welcome–admission is €5; on Saturday evening Noel Gaskin will present ‘Come for a drink with Brendan Behan’ at 7.30pm in the Eblana Club, 3 Eblana Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Admission is free but booking required via; next Tuesday night Dr. Dr Máire Kennedy will present the 26th Annual Gilbert Lecture, ‘Documenting Dublin’s History: John T. Gilbert as a book collector’ at 7pm in The Oak Room at The Mansion House, Dublin. This will be followed by a discussion led by the City Archivist, Lorraine McLoughlin. Registration is required and can be made via on Eventbrite.

The attention of members and supporters of the Society is drawn to ‘The Kennedys of Mount Kennedy’ by Therese Hicks. The seventeenth century in Ireland was a time of huge change. At its beginning, there were still significant areas under Catholic Gaelic ownership and cultural sway; by the end almost none. The story of how the island made this journey is not well known. This Kennedy family provides us with a window into a turbulent century from the point of view of people who lived there. They were one of the few Gaelic lines who not only became thoroughly anglicized, but who went that one step further and embraced Protestantism. Their story shows how this accelerated their rise to power and improved their social standing. They became lords of a manor and baronets. Yet despite their adroit maneuvering, the instability of the times eventually led to their undoing. The final twist to their story sees the last baronet become a Benedictine priest. This book will be of interest not only to those who live in Newtownmountkennedy and the surrounding communities in Co Wicklow, but also to Dubliners, as a major part of their story is set in this city. It is a book for anyone who is interested in Irish history, especially when told from a family’s own experience. Up close and personal makes history come alive.

Bray Camera Club

At our weekly Monday [except on Bank holidays] 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: