All sections are back in full swing now. We are delighted to welcome Paul, Stephen, Karl, Jonathan, Aaron, Robert and Jordan as new members to the Company and hope they will continue to enjoy Friday nights with us.
Meanwhile, we would like to wish Ian Singleton and Graeme O’Meara the best, as they retire from the company after many years of loyal service. Ian and Graeme have been in BB since Anchor boys and have taken part in all activities and events with utmost commitment. The were both very popular with all the members and staff and we are sorry to see them retire. We wish them well as they head into sixth year and get their heads down as they study for the Leaving Cert. Good luck lads!
Junior section had a great day at the hike around Howth Head with other members of the Battalion. Parents were invited to join the walk and it was a nice way for the parents to get to know each other. The weather on the day was very pleasant, so there was plenty to see from the top. We had a bonus at the end when we visited the harbour, to find up to a dozen beautiful seals merrily swimming around the harbour.
As we understand the fish shops sell food for them, once a ”crowd” appears these clever chaps will come right up to the wall and almost dance! Well worth seeing!
The Founder’s Day was well attended in St. Anne’s. The Rev. Gillian Wharton preached about not judging the book by the cover and how we should look to what is inside the person. She did this with the aid of what appeared to be a tin of dog food which she proceeded to consume to the horror of all present, but of course she revealed that the label only said dog food, but the contents were in fact a very nice cake!
Anchor boys are going to NRGY on November 10th where no doubt they will have great time.
Our own enrolment service will take place on November 18th at 11am. We hope all parishioners, parents and friends will join us for the service to support the boys and the staff in the work they do.
This year the chosen charity for which the company will fundraise is the Make a Wish Foundation of Ireland. The Make a Wish Foundation grants very special wishes to children between the ages of three and eighteen that are trying to deal with a life threatening illness in Ireland. Having a wish come true is magic for a child, magic that means a period of happiness after or during a serious medical treatment. In every wish, the Make a Wish goal is to provide memories of joy and laughter which differ dramatically for the environment of hospitals and treatment.
We will have a retiring collection at the end of our enrolment service as a start of our fundraising. Please come along and support this very worthy cause.
Service TimesEach Sunday
1st Sunday Holy Communion
2nd Sunday Morning Prayer
3rd Sunday Holy Communion
4th Sunday Service of The Word - Family Service
5th Sunday Morning Prayer