Archive for April, 2011

Augustinians Dublin – John’s Lane

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

We are very excited to announce that a new church has joined our website.  John’s Lane (Augustinians Dublin) from St Thomas Street, Dublin has gone live today on

The journey of John’s Lane first started back in 1180 when Aelerd the Palmer, who was a Norman living in Dublin at the time, set up a monastery and a hospital after seeing the sick when he was traveling home from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

In 1862, work began on building the Church, this was lead by Fr. Martin Crane, a priest from Co. Wexford.  The architect was a man called Edward Welby Pugin and he was assisted by his partner George C. Ashling.  The plans for the church followed the style of a French gothic church, Pugin’s father was known as one of the main revivers of this style of architecture in the UK and Ireland. The Church was opened to the public in 1874 and the second phase began in 1892 under the architect William Hague. It took till 1895 to complete and they officially opened it on the 15th of December 1895.

Nowadays, John’s Lane (Augustinians Dublin) still has the highest steeple in the city and it is visible all over Dublin. It still stands out as one of the most interesting and amazing forms of architecture in the whole of the city.

Mass times for Holy Week, live from John’s Lane, can be found on the website.

We hope you all enjoy your Easter.

Kind Regards,


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Bach St John’s Passion

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

As this is Holy Week there are many events occurring in our parishes. One very exciting event is the performance of Bach St. John’s Passion in St Pius X Church in Templeogue on Good Friday.

St John’s Passion was written by the German Composer Johann Sebastian Bach. (1685 – 1750) It is a representation of the Passion as told in chapters eighteen and nineteen in the Gospel of John from the Luther Bible. It is said that with its dramatic recitatives and choruses and highly reflective chorales it is an extravagant piece and gives the audience a high sense of urgency.

St Pius X  opened their doors in November 1960 and has become a major part of the community. The performance of The Passion is part of the celebrations of the parishes Golden Jubilee. The international Bach Tenor John Elwes will be heading the cast on the night, which include Jeffrey Ledwidge, Roisin O’Grady, Stephen Shellard and Andrew Boushell. The performance will also be accompanied by a newly formed choir called “Jubilate”. The evening will be directed by Killian Farrell.

Here at Church Services TV we are delighted to announce that we will be airing the performance on our website on Good Friday. Just go to The show begins at 8pm.

We wish everyone a Happy Easter

Kind Regards


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