News & Events

December 2022

Sunday 18th December – Parish Carol Service at 4pm to include Children’s Gift Service.

Thursday 22nd December at 7.30pm – outdoor, Interchurch Community Carol service in the grounds of Killiney Castle Hotel – a short service of Carols and Readings suitable for families and everyone else!

Sunday 25th December – 0830 Early Communion Service

Sunday 25th December – 1045 Parish Communion

November 2022

Day of Prayer for Young People and Youth Ministry 2022

Coming up on Sunday, 20th November

This year, the Church of Ireland’s Day of Prayer for Young People and Youth Ministry will be on Sunday 20th November 2022.  The Church of Ireland Youth Department (CIYD) is delighted to make available a new prayer journal to accompany the day. Produced in partnership with Missional Generation, the prayer journal is designed to help young people to pray and provide creative ways to listen to and respond to God.  The prayer journals are available from Diocesan Youth Officers or youth ministry contacts.

Sing for Simon 2022 – Appeal for Choirs

Every year, from 1st December to 24th December, the Dublin Simon Community ask choirs, singers and musicians to join them on the streets of Dublin, to sing Christmas carols and help us raise vital funds to support those who are experiencing Homelessness and those at risk of becoming homeless. We sing and play music in locations across Dublin, including outside the GPO in O’Connell Street, on Grafton Street, at the former Woollen Mills on Liffey Street, and in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre.

Could you offer your time and talent to join us in supporting those at risk of becoming Homeless, or. who are Homeless? If so, please contact Michelle (mob: 0858877864 or for further information.

Sunday 5th June

There will be an open air service between ourselves and St Matthias’ at 10.30am in the ruined church on Marino Avenue West.

Easter Sunday – Sonrise Service 6.30am

March 2022

We are gradually easing Covid restrictions in the church, so while masks are still to be worn and we would ask you to keep distanced, it is now permissible to sing. We have introduced small individual cups for Communion wine for a trial period to see how the logistics work. 

February 2022

We are gradually easing Covid restrictions in the church, so while masks are still to be worn and we would ask you to keep distanced, it is now permissible to sing. All being well, we are hoping to have Coffee after the service on Sunday 13th February.

PLEASE NOTE!!!! Below is the new internet address for the online services!!

January 2022

Services are as normal and you are very welcome to attend a service in person. Covid restrictions are continuing until further notice. Masks will be worn, and distancing observed etc..

December 2021

Christmas Services:  On Christmas day itself, there will be an early short Communion Service at 8.30am without hymns, and another with hymns at 10.45am. Both will have numbers restricted, and you should reserve a place by contacting the Rector beforehand, please. Places for the 10.45 are getting scarce already….On St Stephen’s Day, [Sunday] there will only be one short said service of Holy Communion at 10.45am.There will be no midweek communion on Thurs 30th Dec, but we will have prayers for the New Year on the following Sunday. Services will be at the usual times.

Christmas Puddings

Following cancellation of the parish sale, some Rich Christmas Puddings with Brandy are for sale. 
Two pint €18

One pint €10
If anyone would like to buy one please contact Heather at +353879697820 

Services November 2021

You are very welcome to attend our service in person. Covid restrictions are continuing, considering the present situation, so we are staying more or less the same until further notice. Masks will be worn, and distancing observed etc..

Services September 2021

You are very welcome to attend our service in person, we still have masks, social distancing and no singing [yet], but numbers are only limited to half capacity. We do understand if you are wary of coming yet, but online services will continue to be available. 

You are very welcome to join us at: through the parish website/Facebook page. 

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Pilot High Security Locks Scheme

The Pilot High Security Locks Scheme 2021 for Home Owners 65 years of are and over living in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown is now live.

All information and the online application form is available at the link below and we would be very grateful if the Scheme could be promoted in the community through your various groups and contacts.

Services July 2021

In line with current restrictions there will be a small congregation for Services on Sundays and Thursday and attendance must be arranged in advance with the Rector. Alternatively you may join these services via live videostream by using the following link:

Holy Trinity Killiney Sponsored Challenge

22nd May to 7th June 2021

In an attempt to replace the funds usually raised through the biennial parish Fete, we are asking households in the parish to help us by taking part in a sponsored challenge, or by making a charitable donation.

From walks to sea swims, singalongs to random-acts-of-kindness, people young and old across the community are taking part in this sponsored challenge! What challenge you choose is entirely up to you, so make it a fun one! (For ideas on what challenge to choose, see the Sponsorship Card available to download below).

Alternatively, some may simply wish to make a donation. The suggested amount per household is €120, a figure reached by dividing the average amount raised by the Fete across the 185 households of the parish. You may be in a position to raise or donate more but any donation will be greatly appreciated.

The funds or donations raised can be transferred directly to the Parish bank account – full details on sponsorship card.

April 2021 – Live video stream of services

In line with current guidelines, all services are currently taking place online.

Live streaming of Sunday 1045 service and Thursday 1030 service is available by clicking here.

Easter General Vestry

Due to the continuing COVID related restrictions our Easter General Vestry meeting will take place using the Zoom conference facility on Sunday, 11th April at 12 noon.

Holy Week Services

The services for Holy Week are being shared by our local cluster of parishes, and the services will take place each evening of the coming week (29th March to 2nd April), Monday – Friday, on Zoom, at 8pm. Please note that this is not the time given in the latest edition of the Obelisk.

There will be a midweek online Communion Service on Thurs 1st April, Maundy Thursday, at 10.30am. If you are working from home, you might find this a pleasant, quiet, prayerful interlude in your week. We would be very pleased if you joined us.

The Easter Sunday Communion service will be online at the usual time of 10.45.

Personal message from our rector, the Rev. Canon Gary Hastings:

Tá mo bhean chéile agus mo chara dílis, Caitríona [Ní Ghallchóir] imithe ar shlí na fírinne…..

D’iompair sí ualach an Motor Neuron Disease le bliantaí beaga anuas le dínit shéimh, agus anois tá faoiseamh aici.

Níl socraithe an torraimh déanta go fóill. Beidh siad ar

Ceol na n-aingeal go raibh ina cluasa. Paidir lena hanam.

My wife and best friend Caitríona [Ní Ghallchóir] has passed away. She carried the burden of Motor Neurone Disease for the past few years with quiet dignity, and now has relief and peace.

The funeral arrangements have not been made yet, but will be on

May the music of the angels be in her ears. A prayer for her soul.

Funeral arrangements:

March 2021 – Live video stream of Services

In line with current guidelines, all services are currently taking place online.

Live streaming of Sunday 1045 service and Thursday 1030 service is available by clicking here.

If you have difficulty in accessing the livestream or recordings of our services using this link, please copy and paste the link below into Google Chrome Browser.  There are compatibility issues with church media and some other browsers which they are working to resolve.

Walking in the Wilderness with Jesus – Daily Reflections for Lent

We are inviting you to join us during Lent 2021. While we cannot be together, Lay Readers from the length and breadth of the United Dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough have gathered virtually to provide a thought for the day online.

Entitled ‘Walking with Jesus in the Wilderness’, the series of short reflections will be posted daily on the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough YouTube channel ( now so as not to miss a post) and will also be available on the Diocesan Website (, Facebook page ( and Twitter (  

Archbishop Michael Jackson will begin the series on Ash Wednesday, February 17, and will provide weekly reflections on Sundays throughout Lent. The Diocesan Readers will take over from Mondays to Saturdays providing hopeful reflections and prayers for our times based on the readings for each day until Maundy Thursday, April 1.  

Commending the new online series, Archbishop Jackson commented: “Extended periods of Lockdown offer few opportunities, not least when we find ourselves coming to terms with successive Lockdowns. There is every likelihood that once again The Season of Lent will be in Lockdown.”

“In response to this, the Readers of the United Dioceses have accepted my invitation to offer a thought for the day throughout Lent. I hope that many will find this helpful and useful and wish to thank all who have worked to make this possible. I also want to encourage you to use this series as part of your engaging with Lent 2021 in very difficult practical and spiritual circumstances,” he added.

Eco-Congregation Ireland

The Winter/Early Spring 2021 edition of the Eco-Congregation Ireland newsletter is available by clicking this link.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

We in Christ Church Rathgar had been invited to host the service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – to be held on January 18th. This service is now on video and it is our service this morning. I hope you enjoy feeling part of the rich and colourful life of the church in Dublin. Click here to view the video.

Christmas letter from Archbishop of Dublin

DLR Age Friendly Magazine

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Community Department has produced an Age Friendly Magazine for Winter 2020/21.  The magazine has been developed, in conjunction with the Council’s partners in the County’s Age Friendly Alliance, as a source of information and entertainment for the County’s older population during the winter months. The magazine contains local information and supports, health and wellbeing information, short stories, poetry, recipes, activities and puzzles. Hard copy versions of the magazine are available in your local pharmacy or library.  They are also available on request from the Council’s Community Section on 01 2054893 or  A soft copy version can also be downloaded from the dlr website, The magazine is generously funded by Creative Ireland, Healthy Ireland, Sláintecare and supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

DLR Age Friendly Strategy 2021-2026

One of the key areas identified within the first Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Age Friendly Strategy 2016 – 2020 was the need to hear the voice of older members of our County more clearly. The DLR Age Friendly Strategy 2021-2026 online questionnaire is now live on the DLR Citizen Space platform at and the online questionnaire will be open until Friday 19th December 2020.

Further information is available here<> and we would be extremely grateful if you could take the time to complete the online questionnaire and to promote it, as we would like to hear from as many people as possible to inform and guide the preparation of the new strategy.

Holy Trinity Church Killiney – November 2020
photograph taken by Chris Moore


In lieu of Christmas Sale, if anyone has any saleable items, I will collect them and take them to auction for sale in aid of Holy Trinity Parish.

Please contact Ken Brown 0879285974


Application forms for Junior Infants 2021/2022 and Older class are now available on the school website or from the school office. Completed applications will be accepted from 19th October to 16th November 2020. The Admission Policy & Annual Admission Notice  are available on the school website.

Letter from the Archbishop of Dublin

19th September – three week suspension of services

The government have announced that we are go on to Level 3 due to Covid levels in Dublin and so church services cannot be held for the next three Sundays. The text of the service is available on the website and on our Facebook Page. Please keep safe and well!

Sunday 13th September 2020

The Holy Communion will be celebrated at 10.45am on Sunday 13th September. If you wish to attend you should contact the Rector by Saturday 12th September as numbers are limited due to Covid19 restrictions. The service sheet (including sermon) is available on the Worship page of this website.

Blossom Nursery School

Blossom Nursery School is all ready to restart on Tuesday 1st September.

New Bereavement Support Line – Irish Hospice Foundation

Many people have experienced and will experience the death of someone they love during the COVID-19 pandemic. It may have been a COVID-related death or a death from other causes. People may also be finding a previous bereavement more difficult at this time. While we may be seeing reductions in the number of deaths connected to COVID-19, we know that people’s pain and grief does not diminish as quickly. In the face of such loss and trauma, the Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line, in partnership with the HSE, has been launched to provide connection, comfort and support in these exceptional times. COVID-19 restrictions have changed the traditional ways we mark our grief. For the moment, it is not possible to come together as we did traditionally, resulting in additional challenges for those who are bereaved.

The Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line is a national freephone service 1800 80 70 77 which is available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday.

Welcome Back

This is a video made by our Diocese which is designed to build anticipation among church goers and remind people what they have missed when gathering for worship in the real world was not possible. Click here.

Church Re-opening – 12th July 2020

Holy Trinity Church will be open for Holy Communion at 10.45am on Sunday 12th July. Please refer to the letter (see below) sent out by the Select Vestry before attending, and if you are going to attend, please let the Rector know before Saturday 11th, as numbers will be strictly limited.


The Select Vestry are currently working on the installation of a webcam to provide a live broadcast of each Sunday service to facilitate parishioners unable to attend. More details will be communicated to parishioners shortly.

Practices for Worship – Post Covid19 – Quick Reference Sheet

Holy Communion/Morning Service – 10.45 a.m.

No Thursday Service until further notice


  • If you have an underlying condition, or have close contact with someone who does, please carefully consider the possible risks involved in attending church.
  • Each individual who attends church does so under their own personal responsibility.

No liability will be accepted should there be any incidence of Covid related illness.

  • Numbers limited to circa 30 people 

Additional Services will be arranged if required and will be notified.

  • Couples, families or others from the same household may sit in the one pew.

Individuals will be seated separately.


  • Do not bring any Hymn Books or Prayer Books. Service Sheets will be provided.
  • Enter by the main door.
  • Use the hand sanitiser on entrance
  • Read and observe the health & safety notices.
  • Provide your name & contact details to the Churchwardens or other assisting to facilitate “Contact & Trace” procedures. (Lead person only for families etc.) 
  • Please sit where directed by the Churchwardens or others assisting.
  • Wearing a face covering is strongly recommended. Limited stocks of disposable ones will be available in church should you forget yours.
  • Holy Communion will be administered by the Rector in your pew.
  • Retiring collection only. Consider a Standing order. Form available in church.
  • Bring all your belongings home including items you have been given in church.
  • Leave by the Transept Door (i.e. Door to the left of the pulpit).

Letter to Parishioners – July 2020

Dear Parishioner,

Firstly, we hope that you, your families and friends have kept well over what has been a very stressful period. We appreciate that for many it has been especially difficult juggling family life, work demands, dealing with illness of all forms and maybe even financial concerns.

The good news is that after more than three months of seclusion and isolation the parish at last has the opportunity to begin returning to normality or the “new normal” as the cliché goes and begin reconnecting.

With the full agreement of the Select Vestry, the church will reopen for public worship in the very near future. We are delaying the reopening slightly because we have decided to start when we have installed a webcam to livestream the Service so that everyone can join in church worship but not necessarily have to leave home to do so. You will be contacted to let you know the exact date of reopening.

Please, please, let us have your email addresses so that we can keep in contact. We realise some people don’t have email but we only have addresses for about half of those who do. So, if you could send your email address to the rector, he would be very grateful!

The House of Bishops and the Diocesan Office have issued guidelines which must be followed to ensure the parish is substantially compliant with the regulations and guidelines issued by Government and the health authorities. Things will be quite different for the immediate future.

Everyone is welcome to attend church, but we would urge those who have been or are closely connected with anyone who has an underlying condition to carefully consider the possible risks involved. Whether you come or not is your own decision, and we trust you to make that decision after careful thought. 

We must stress anyone who attends church does so on the understanding they are fully aware of the existing global health emergency and does so under their own personal responsibility. The parish does not accept any liability should there be any incidence of Covid related illness.

If you are exhibiting any possible symptoms of a Covid infection, please do not attend church.

For the moment there will only be one service, at the usual time of 10.45 a.m. — Thursday morning Service may resume later in the year, subject to prevailing conditions.

To respect “social distancing” requirements seating will be very restricted. Due to the small size of our church the number attending Service will have to be limited to circa 30 people. 

To begin with we would ask that you phone the Rector to tell him you plan to attend Service. This will help to minimise disappointment and avoid causing offence if people are turned away at the church door, because the limit has been reached. Over the summer months attendance at Service can be lower than usual but should numbers dictate an extra Service will be arranged, possibly in the evening midweek. 

For many, you will be unable to sit in your usual pew. Instead, everyone will be guided to the available seats by one of the churchwardens or others on duty. Couples, families and those from the same household can be seated in one pew whilst individuals will be seated separately. 

 A “One Way” system will operate. Everyone will enter by the main door of the church and exit by the transept door, i.e. the door to the left of the pulpit.

In the event anyone becomes ill you will be moved to an “isolation” area located in the transept where you will receive assistance.

The toilet is not available for use.

We will have organ music but due to particular concerns over the possible spread of infection there won’t be any communal singing until there is further guidance.

On entering, there will be signage to communicate various health and safety messages as well as hand sanitisers which must be used be everyone. 

We are required to keep a record of the names of people attending church in case there is a need to follow up for “Contact & Trace” purposes. In the case of families or connected individuals the name of a lead contact person with the number accompanying will be sufficient.

As the church is an enclosed space wearing a face covering is strongly recommended. If you forget your personal covering a small stock of disposable ones will be available in the church. Please bring it home with you afterwards and dispose of it immediately.

The Hymn Books and Prayer Books in the church will not be available for use and you should not bring your personal copies with you. Instead, you will be given a printed Service sheet which must be taken away by you at the end of the Service. 

Initially at least, the Service will be conducted entirely by the Rector or other Celebrant. In due course there will be an opportunity for others to read lessons and lead prayers. 

Holy Communion will be administered in one form only, i.e. bread/wafer only, no wine. To avoid queueing the Rector or other Celebrant will distribute communion by moving from pew to pew.

For the Offertory there will be a retiring collection. As an alternative you may like to consider setting up a Standing order. Forms will be available in the church.

When you leave the church please bring with you all your personal belongings including tissues, face coverings and anything else you may have been given when in church.

Meeting friends and fellow parishioners is an integral part of church life but, for the moment, tea/coffee won’t be served in the Carry Centre after Service. We would ask you to please disperse after church and to continue to observe social distancing. 

We’re sure you’re exhausted after reading all this and wondering if it’s worth attending. It is! Public, communal worship of God is central to the Christian Faith butin the meantime, the Service is available each Sunday in printed format on Facebook and on the parish website. If you do not have access to these facilities please ask a family member or friend for help in doing so or else contact the Rector for a printed copy.

Finally, some of those who regularly prepare the church and generally assist during Service are “Golden Years” parishioners and are potentially more exposed than others to risk at this time. We would ask any of you who are a little younger to volunteer assistance as we move to restart our normal pattern of worship. Please contact the Rector. We need to compile a rota of people for Sunday mornings, so that three people can be present at each service to usher people to their seats, etc.

A short summary of the above is also enclosed (see above).

With best wishes,

Canon Gary Hastings (Rector) Phone: 285 2695 

Clive Christie (Hon. Secretary – Select Vestry) Mobile: 087 9608 446

Sunday 5th July 2020

The Service of the Word can be found on the Worship page of this website.

The Church Review – July/August 2020 edition

The July/August edition of the Church Review is available to view by all parishioners using this link. A pdf version is also available here.

Sunday 28th June 2020

The Service of the Word is on the Worship page of this website.

Sunday 21st June 2020

The Service of the Word is on the Worship page of this website.

Sunday 14th June 2020

The Service of the Word is on the Worship page of this website.

Trinity Sunday – 7th June 2020

The Service of the Word for Trinity Sunday is on the Worship page of this website.

Children’s Resources for Trinity Sunday

Christian Stand-up Comics Online

The Irish Blessing for Frontline Workers

Over 300 churches and ministries from the island of Ireland are represented in this unique and beautiful rendition of Be Thou My Vision. It is a blessing for our time, for our frontline workers and those they are caring for. You can watch by using this link.

Sunday 31st May 2020

Please find the Service of the Word on the Worship page of this website.

The Church Review – June 2020 edition

The June edition of the Church Review is available to view by all parishioners using this link. A pdf version is also available here.

Sunday 24th May 2020

Please find the Service of the Word on the Worship section of this website.

Sunday 17th May 2020

Please find the Service of the Word on the Worship section of this website.

Sunday 10th May 2020

Please find the Service of the Word on the Worship section of this website.

Sunday 3rd May 2020

Please find the Service of the Word on the Worship section of this website.

RTE Service this Sunday (3rd May) from Limerick Cathedral

A service from St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, led by the Very Revd Niall Sloane, Dean of Limerick, with music from Mr Peter Barley, Cathedral Organist and Director of Music will be available on RTÉ News Now at 2pm this Sunday.

Broadcast & Online Worship Opportunities for Sunday, 3rd May

Details of all broadcast and online Worship opportunities for Sunday 3rd May can be found using this link.

Dublin & Glendalough Kids on Facebook

The launch of a new Facebook Page was announced which it is hoped will become a hub of prayers, videos and crafts for Clergy, Children’s Ministry Leaders and Families within our United Dioceses.

The Church Review May 2020 edition

The May edition of the Church Review magazine is available to all parishioners by clicking on this link

Church of Ireland ebulletin

The Church of Ireland ebulletin is now being issued weekly. It gives weekly information on Broadcast and Online Worship and other articles of interest. Use the link below to subscribe.

Guidance for Funerals

The Bishops of the Church of Ireland are unanimously of the view that all Church of Ireland funerals should take place at the graveside only until further notice.  Funeral services should no longer be held in churches or church buildings.  Each bishop has communicated this advice within his or her own diocese.

It is important that this advice, which is firm in reflecting the current public health situation, is acted on with all pastoral sensitivity; funeral services at crematoria should operate within all specific regulations.  A full service of thanksgiving for the life of the loved one (should the family wish to have one) will be possible as soon as is practicable, when the current civil restrictions are lifted.  This guidance is subject to further approval or other advice that may be considered appropriate by the diocesan bishop.

The Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson
Archbishop of Dublin

The Rt Revd John McDowell
Bishop of Clogher & Archbishop–elect of Armagh

Sunday 26th April

Please find the Service of the Word on the Worship section of this website.

Sunday 19th April

Please find the Service of the Word on the Worship section of this website.

Easter Sunday

Please find the Order of Service and Sermon for Easter Sunday on the Worship page of this website. Please also enjoy the two videos below of our church grounds.

Easter Sunday Sonrise at Holy Trinity Killiney

Holy Trinity Killiney church gardens.

Easter at Holy Trinity Killiney

Holy Week – The Way of the Cross

This year, for Holy Week, things are very different. There are no public services, no gatherings. The situation is very strange for all of us. This is a good time for those of us who are praying our way through our own isolation, to follow the Way of the Cross during Holy Week. Each day, Monday to Friday, we will have two ‘stations’, two short prayer services with a reflection on the short reading. Perhaps you might like to follow these during the week, as we follow Christ’s journey to the cross. 

You do not do this on your own, you do it together with millions of faithful, praying people across the globe. All the more so at this time in our history.

You will find this daily Liturgy on the Worship pages of this website.

Palm Sunday

From the Archbishop [Elect] of Armagh:
We still have a long way to go in the fight against Covid-19 and its consequences. We will need many volunteers for our health service and to protect the vulnerable. Charities that provide much-needed support, also need donations, so please consider giving online. We are all called to make sacrifices, but the burden of suffering will not be evenly shared. 
In a short space of time the rhythm and pattern of our everyday lives has changed. There is however one constant throughout – an ever-loving God who tells us, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10). 
As we look to Him with our pastoral and practical concerns during these unparalleled times, as the island battles this pandemic, standing alongside other denominations and Christian organisations, we are today issuing a call to pray. 
As Christians, we believe that prayer sustains our life as followers of Christ. In the midst of this global pandemic, we turn to Jesus in our time of need. As Church leaders, we join together in calling all our people to pray. We invite all Christians from across the whole Church to join in prayer on Palm Sunday, 5 April, from 3pm to 4pm – remembering that we should only gather to pray within their own households, in line with government advice. 
God loves the world and everyone in it. We will pray for those who are sick, and those feeling fearful; we will pray for those who have been bereaved and those who are isolated and alone. We will pray for our healthcare professionals, delivery drivers, essential workers and all who continue to work on the frontline. We will pray for, and with those in our communities, who are fearful about their employment and providing food and shelter. We will pray for our families and friends, neighbours and civic, business and political leaders for the inevitable challenges that will arise in the coming days. 
Though we cannot meet as the gathered Church, we will end the hour united on our knees in prayer, asking for the Lord’s healing touch on our land and all its people. All are invited to pray, regardless of where they are in their own journey of faith, even if they have never prayed before. At this critical moment we will bring this land before our loving God in prayer remembering that, “We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy” (Daniel 9:18).

Bells of Hope

Last week Churches across Northern Ireland rang their bells at midday to acknowledge the efforts of healthcare workers on the front line during the corona virus crisis. The initiative also aims to give people a sense of hope in the weeks and months ahead.

The idea came from a woman in north Belfast, who spoke to local priest Fr Gary Donegan. A member of a local Protestant church contacted one of his colleagues and raised the possibility of some kind of joint activity. Fr Donegan posted messages on social media inviting churches of all traditions to join the initiative to give people a sense of hope, as well as to say thanks to those battling to save lives. Churches across Belfast as well as in counties Derry, Down and Fermanagh quickly signed up. The sound of bells could be heard in the eerily quiet streets of Belfast and Derry city centres today.

The plan is to ring the bells at 12pm every Friday until the coronavirus crisis ends. The priest said the initiative is particularly important at this time, as churches have ended public services including funerals because of the risk of the virus spreading. “This is a very worrying time for everyone across all communities,” he said. “We wanted to do something to give people a sense of solidarity and a sense of hope. We also want to pay tribute to healthcare workers and others who are putting themselves at risk to help others at this time.” He hopes churches all over the island of Ireland will join in.

Having talked to Fr Tom Dalzell, and to the other clergy in our own cluster grouping, we’re going to ring the church bells in our parishes for a few minutes each Friday. This is to give people a sense of hope, and so that, together, we can spend a short time in quiet and contemplation, and to remember all affected in any way by the present situation. 

Please keep safe! Go mbeannaí agus go gcumhdaí Dia sibh. Gary Hastings.

Church of Ireland Gazette

The online version of the Church of Ireland Gazette is available FREE this month. You can download the magazine using this link

Church of Ireland’s Children’s Ministry Resources

The Children’s Ministry Lent and Easter Newsletter with lots of resources for children can be found using this link

Hymn for the Day and Sunday Self Service

Use this link to find the Hymn for the day

Church Review April 2020

The April edition of the Church Review is available online through this link:

Letter received from Dun Laoghaire Community Garda:

To any vulnerable/older people living amongst us.

If members of the public request Garda assistance regarding the collection of their prescriptions, then that individual in question would contact the Pharmacy concerned, advising them that a named member of An Garda Siochana would be collecting the prescription on their behalf and it would then accordingly be collected by the said Garda and delivered to the individual.

If any particular Pharmacy outlets have any issues with this service it should be documented and efforts will be made by the Community Gardai to allay any specific concerns expressed and endeavour to resolve any issues.

Kind Regards,

Marion, Community Garda, Dun Laoghaire

Message from Rector 21/03/2020

Dear Parishoner,

We’ve been advised to keep the church closed, even for private prayer, and all services are cancelled for the time being. There is an increased risk of infection in attending any public gathering such as a church service. We do not wish to do anything that may threaten the health of our parishioners or the wider community. Some may disagree with this decision but we ask for your patience and understanding. 

We urge all our Parishioners to observe HSE advice about physical distancing and self isolation.

Obviously in the case of any funerals, services will take place but we will have to observe Government guidelines in terms of procedure and with only strictly limited numbers attending.

Online worship resources are available through the Diocesan website [[ ] during this suspension of services but remember that there are services on RTE every Sunday and also live streams from some of our churches and cathedrals: 

Live Video Stream

Worship resources are also available for daily and Sunday prayers on the main Church of Ireland Website.

Please pray for all those who are affected by this virus especially those who are weak, frail and fearful at this time.  

Please keep up contacts with each other by phone and text in the coming days, and especially with people who are on their own. If you know of someone in need of food, practical help or a phone call please reach out to them.

Please keep safe! 

Go mbeannaí agus go gcumhdaí Dia sibh. 

Gary Hastings.

Update Sunday 15th March

After much thought and consideration the decision has been taken to cancel all Sunday Services after today (15th March) until and including Sunday 29th March. The decision has not been taken lightly. There is an increased risk of infection in attending any public gathering such as a church service. We do not wish to do anything that may threaten the health of our parishioners or the wider community. Some may disagree with this decision but we ask for your patience and understanding. 
This situation will pass but in the meantime we pray for all those who have been and will be affected by this virus especially those who are weak, frail and fearful at this time. 
Obviously in the case of any funerals, services will take place but we will have to observe Government guidelines in terms of procedure and numbers attending.
Some resources will be posted on our website and Facebook Page and the diocesan website [ ] during this suspension of services but remember that there are services on RTE every Sunday and also live streams from some of our churches and cathedrals (see below for Christ Church Cathedral & St Patrick’s Cathedral)

The church will also be open and attended each Sunday between 10.30 and 11.30 if anyone would like to use it for private prayer.

Please note the Carry Centre will also be closed until 29th March inclusive.

Please keep an eye on Facebook and our website for further information.’


The Revd Ken Rue has very kindly prepared resources for those who cannot attend church on Sunday. They are available on the Diocesan Website here: . These resources will will be updated weekly for each Sunday and will be developed as time goes on. They include links to hymns and commentaries on the readings. There are also links to the webcams of both cathedrals which will be live streaming services.

Message from the Archbishop of Dublin following new Government guidelines concerning Coronavirus


During Advent 2019 there was a collection of new hats, gloves, socks, underwear etc for the Alice Leahy Trust in support of the homeless.


A very big thank you to everyone who supported and contributed to a very successful Christmas Sale. Thank you to all the teams of stall holders who worked hard and to everyone involved in the set-up, running and clean-up on the day.


Congratulations to the Irish Women’s Hockey team and especially to Chloe and her parents Gordon and Pascal. Well done, great match to watch, very stressful when it went to penalties, but Chloe held her nerve and scored one of the penalties.


Following the service on the 10th November 2019, there will be Tea and Coffee in The Carry Centre. During this time, Charity Christmas Cards, Calendars, Diaries and Gifts will be available for sale.  Charities due to be represented are the R.N.L.I., Guide Dogs for the Blind, the Blackrock Hospice, Peter McVerry Trust, The Laura Lynn Foundation, Holy Trinity and St Patricks Cathedral.


Our Harvest Festival service took place on Sunday 6th October 2019 with the address being given by Caroline Elliott Kingston. Printed copies of Caroline’s address are available in the Church.

Following the Harvest Festival service there was a very well attended Parish BBQ with over 100 being fed.

For information on events, news and activities please see, The Obelisk

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Services times

Sundays:  8.30am Holy Communion, 10.45 am Morning Service

Midweek Services:  Thursdays at 10.30 am.

The Carry Centre

We draw your attend to for a full listing of activities being held in the Centre.  For booking enquiries please contact the Centre Manager, Sandra Moore (see

Sunday Club

The Club meets on the 3rd Sunday of every month during term time.  New members always welcome!

Sheep Thrills

Meets every Thursday at 11am in the Carry Centre.

No joining just come along, €3 for fresh coffee and homemade biscuits.  Contact Joan @ 087 2460078.

Sheep Thrills are now on Facebook – see

Killiney Mens’ Society

meets on the 4th Thursday of every month.  More information from Paul O’Brien or Nigel Teggin.

Table Tennis

The table tennis club meets on Mondays at 8pm in the Carry Centre  If you are interested in trying out table tennis, you would be very welcome (and we will even lend you a bat!).  For more information contact Sandra Moore.

Ladies Guild

The Guild meets on the second Tuesday of every month (term time) in the Carry Centre.  All welcome.


SILK – Socials Involving Ladies of Killiney

For more information on SILK please contact Laura Martin on 0868708496.

Bible Study and Prayer Group

Meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 10.30am in the Carry Centre.  All are very welcome to attend.  Further expressions of interest may be addressed to the Rector.

The Killiney Winey Dineys

Further expressions of interest or queries may be addressed to Zandra Laing.

Parish Archives

We are looking for any photos, information or historical artefacts relating to Holy Trinity, Killiney.  If you have any such records please contact the Rector.

Readers and Intercessors

If you would be interested in reading at services and/or leading the Prayers of the People at Parish Communion once a month please sign up at the Church door or speak to the clergy.

Children and Church

We are grateful to the leaders of our Sunday Club who have organised a wide range of events and activities for the coming months (details on the Church Notice board).  Children who wish to remain in church can avail of the Children’s packs at the back of the church and/or follow along in our Parish Communion services with the ‘I can join in the Holy Communion Service’ booklets.


Communicants who wish to receive gluten-free bread please inform the clergy or a Churchwarden

Eco Congregation Ireland

Keep an eye on the notice board in the Church on news and updates.

Diocesan Employment Bureau, situated in Taney Parish Centre, it is our hope that it will be of help to many who find themselves without work for a variety of reasons.  Full details in this issue.

Hospital Visiting

The Clergy would appreciate being told if parishioners are in hospital, going into hospital, are being transferred or if they have been discharged, and will be pleased to offer pastoral support.  A selection of prayers is available in the Church porches.



President Opens Newly Refurbished Carry Centre:  Generosity of Spirit and Resource of Killiney Parishioners Praised

Carry Centre Opening

The newly refurbished Carry Centre, the parish centre of Holy Trinity, Killiney, will provide a wonderful service to the whole community, President Michael D Higgins said at its official opening on Sunday January 25. The President praised the parish for its invitation to a wide range of groups to use the centre and paid tribute to the generosity of spirit and resource shown by parishioners in taking on the project.

The centre on Killiney Hill Road was full to capacity with parishioners, ecumenical guests, public representatives, the Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral and many other well wishers.

The refurbished Carry Centre was blessed by the Archbishop of Dublin, The Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson. He gave thanks for all who had worked on the project and asked blessings on all the people who would use the centre for many years to come.

In his speech, the President said he was struck by the explicit invitation to all who may come to use the Carry Centre. He said that as President had had the pleasure of visiting places all over the country to see the efforts being made by people of different backgrounds to take hold of public space. He added that this taking hold of public space as a result of groups working together could be incredibly empowering.

Carry Centre Opening

He noted that Killiney usually featured in the property pages of the newspapers rather than elsewhere but he said communities like Killiney were trying to renew themselves. Speaking of the importance of community he said, in the current circumstances, it was necessary to value everything done in the public space particularly as “we are coming out of a period of extreme individualism”.

He spoke of intergenerational interaction and said that Ireland was lucky in that young people want a country in which older people could live with dignity and older people want young people to have opportunity. He said intergenerational solidarity was very important and that was recognised by the range of activities for young and old which could happen in the Carry Centre.

“All this is part of living and it is profoundly human… This centre will perform a wonderful service and I want to pay tribute to the generosity of the community in terms of the resource they have provided and I am delighted that so many of you are here, including so many people who hare involved in public life,” President Higgins stated.

In welcoming the guests, Rector of Holy Trinity, Killiney, the Revd Niall Sloane, said the Carry Centre had been a focal point for the parish and community since 1958 when it was opened by the then Rector, Canon Austen Carry. Wearing the frock coat worn by Canon Carry back in 1958, Mr Sloane said he was pleased that Canon Carry’s daughters, Valerie and Laura had joined them in celebrating the refurbishment of the centre.

“This project was not without its difficulties and literally blood, sweat and tears went into its development,” he stated adding that, contrary to popular opinion, Killiney was not a rich parish but they were rich in good will. He thanked all who were involved in the refurbishment project hoped that the fruits of their labour would be a catalyst for community activity for many years to come.

Over the past six months, the parish has undertaken works to upgrade the Carry Centre to enable the wider community to benefit from the hall. The upgrading works have brought the hall in line with current regulations. The project received some small grants from private charities but the majority of funding has come from within the parish through gifts and loans.

Carry Centre Children

In addition to the Centre’s current usage, the new hall could be a venue for many activities including a mother and toddler group, clinics/workshops, educational activities, senior citizens clubs and socials, integration of non–Irish citizens to the community, ministry to children and young people, youth organisations and groups, local clubs and environmental and heritage awareness events and workshops.

Photo captions:

Top – Alleyn Manley, chairman of the building committee; Sandra Moore, centre manager and glebe warden; the Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, Nigel Pierpoint, diocesan reader; Mrs Sabina Higgins, President Michael D Higgins; the Rector, the Revd Niall Sloane; Lucian Anton, builder; and architect Peter Roberts at the official opening of the refurbished Carry Centre at Holy Trinity, Killiney.

Middle – The President and his wife Sabina were presented with products made by the Sheep Thrills knitting group which meets weekly in the centre. They are pictured with the Rector of Holy Trinity, the Revd Niall Sloane and Sheep Thrills coordinator, Joan Millar.

Bottom – The President and Mrs Higgins were presented with gifts by two younger members of the parish of Holy Trinity, Killiney, at the official opening of the refurbished parish centre, the Carry Centre.

Candlemas 2014 in Holy Trinity

On Sunday 2nd February the Archbishop of Dublin preached and celebrated in Holy Trinity.  During the service the Archbishop dedicated a number of gifts presented by parishioners.  Pictures from the day may be found below.


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