St Nicholas Collegiate Church Galway

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THE ADVENT PROCESSION

This coming Sunday November 30th at 5pm. The Parish Choir sings this beautiful seasonal service, featuring a candlelit procession through the church. Favourite Advent hymns and Carols, and motets including:

O radiant dawn (MacMillan), Lo how a Rose (arr Blackwell), Bogoroditse Devo (Rachmaninov), Canite tuba in Sion (Hassler), Tomorrow go yo forth (Jackson).

All are welcome to this opportunity to take time out from the headlong rush into the Christmas season and focus on the spiritually resonant themes of Advent.

 
Christmas Fayre

The Rector has already mentioned the plans for the Christmas Fayre which will be held in the church on December 6th, 10:00am - 2:00pm.

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The Welcome Desk

During the Summer months some of you will be aware that we again had a Welcome Desk in the church. This was manned by a team of volunteers, organised by Catherine Moore Temple, Rachel Carroll and Mary Liddy. They welcomed visitors to the church, distributed  information leaflets and generally answered questions for visitors and made them feel welcome.

This effort raised over €19,500—a wonderful effort. At the end of the season all these volunteers were invited to a reception hosted by the Select Vestry when refreshments were enjoyed and then there was a chance to exchange feedback as to ways to improve the effort next year.

All those involved enjoyed their opportunity to engage with the tourists so perhaps next year when the call is out you might consider giving a couple of hours if you can to this effort which presents the friendly face of the church and at the same time raises essential funds for the maintenance of the parish.

 
Advent Giving Tree

The Mothers' Union will again this year organise the Advent Gifting tree which offers all an opportunity to give small Christmas gifts to those less fortunate than ourselves - for Cope Women's Refuges, the Fairgreen Centre and the Friendship Club. Please take a label from the tree, purchase the gift named on the label and return to the church.

The programme of Mothers’ Union events for the year is on the Noticeboard in the church. New members are always welcome.

Our Christmas Party will take place on December 10th.