Around the Districts: Bray

Avril Kinsella with kids Sophia, Callum and Layla, and Nikita Lacy with kids Poppy-Mae, Freddie and Regan enjoying a day out in the People's Park, Bray.

Bray People


Christ Church COI

Services of Worship for this Sunday–Pentecost: 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.

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

Garden Fete: This Saturday our Garden Fete will take place 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.

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.

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.

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 Shanganagh Cemetery: The annual Shanganagh Cemetery Remembrance Mass and Blessing of Graves will take place this Sunday at 3pm. The location of the Altar has moved to a new area, near to the railway bridge. To get to the Altar, turn left at the cemetery gates and continue straight ahead. Where possible, people should take public transport to the cemetery. A collection will be taken up on the day to fund the sound system for the Cemetery Mass. There is also an option to donate online through the donate button on

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.

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

Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club is delighted to have a six week adventure course organised with Bray Youth Services outward bound officer. There has been a great attendance at the club canoeing and water sports sessions. Their clubhouse on the seafront has had a complete make over and it is in fantastic condition.

Diving club

Bray Divers have gained six new members since the start of the year. This has kept the club trainers and leaders quite busy. Recent observances on local dives included conger eels, sea hares, pipefish, dogfish, spider crabs, colourful anemones, and lots more. Winter rough seas swept sand away from a large interesting underwater boulder field. To join call Albert on 0876756439 and be a diver within three weeks.

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.

Ballywaltrim Library

Opening hours are 10am to 5pm 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

Last Thursday night Peadar Curran was the guest speaker for the 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 presented his lecture ‘A History of Dalkey Island’. During his excellently illustrated lecture Peader traced the history of the island and the brought the audience on a tour of it highlighting the numerous artefacts discovered and recovered during various archaeological excavations carried out. This was the final lecture in the Society’s Autumn programme. The Society is now working on its August Heritage Week events, details of which will be announced shortly.

Members and supporters of the Society are asked to note that the following events will take place in the week ahead: tomorrow (Thursday) Cora McDonagh will present ‘For the Gratification of the Public and the Promotion of the Fine Arts: Old Masters Exhibitions in 19th century Dublin’ at 8pm to the Rathmines, Ranelagh & Rathgar Historical Society in Rathmines Town Hall, Rathmines Road, Dublin 6. Members free / visitors €4–Swan Car Park Evening Rate is €3 from 5 p.m. to Midnight; next Tuesday night Cormac Moore will present a lecture ‘An Overview of 1923’ at 6.30pm in the Conference Room, Dublin City Library & Archive, 144 Pearse Street, Dublin. Admission is free but as places are limited booking is required via:; next Wednesday Gerry Foley will present ‘Balscannan, past and present’ at 8pm to the Balbriggan & District Historical Society in the Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. All are welcome–admission is €5 for non-members.

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:

Voices of Bray Community Choir

The choir are holding a 10th anniversary Concert on June 8th, June 9th and June 10th in the Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray. All proceeds will go to St. Joseph’s Dementia Care in Shankill. Tickets are €20. Available from the Mermaid Box Office Phone 01-2724030 or online at

Bray Active Retirement

Bray Active Retirement holds monthly meetings on the first Friday of the month in the Little Flower Hall at 10.30 a.m. Membership is open to retired men and women 50 years and over. The association offers a range of activities, including holidays, creative activities, learning programmes and sporting pursuits and afternoon tea dances, in various locations. See or email or call 086-4044232.