NEWTOWNPARK PASTORAL CENTRE
Officially opened in October 2018 by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, our new, light-filled Pastoral Centre is designed to address the needs of our vibrant and growing local community.
All good things start with one idea...
First conceived by Parish Priest Fr. Dermot Leycock in 2015, and mooted to his congregation in 2016, the concept of a new parish centre was enthusiastically greeted by the church community who, in tandem with the priests of the parish, engaged in a successful and innovative two-year fundraising campaign. Supported by parishioners and local business, the community worked together to turn a dream into a reality. The result is our spacious, architect-designed, eco-friendly Pastoral Centre with versatile state-of-the-art facilities which can meet both social and business needs.
ABOUT US / OUR COMMUNITY
Our centre is run by our Manager Deirdre Dornan and staffed by a team of volunteers at Reception, in our café, and our beautiful garden and outdoor area.
We have classes currently running in the centre serving the varied interests and demographics of our community. Activities
Our Monday morning talks which address a variety of topics -from designing a garden to organising your tax affairs- have proved very popular and will continue in the Autumn.
FACILITIES & SERVICES
THE COFFEE DOCK CAFE
A PLACE TO MEET: Our Coffee Dock Cafe is a bright and welcoming addition to the local community, providing a convenient amenity in which to socialise, catch up with friends and celebrate any special occasion. Facilities
The Newtownpark Montessori, previously located on Newtown Road, has relocated to our modern, bright facility offering young children a wonderful environment in which to play and learn. Facilities
In September 2019, we will be offering after-school care for local children in The Murray Centre, something we hope will particularly benefit the working parents of children attending Guardian Angels' National School. Facilities
Business in the local area may be interested in our Centre as a versatile conference, event and meeting venue. We have five meeting rooms fully equipped with the latest audio-visual facilities which offer reduced-mobility access. These meeting rooms are competitively priced to provide excellent local facilities for our surrounding schools and businesses. Facilities
Our main hall, also fully equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, is ideal for larger meetings or small conferences and is conveniently situated beside our café which can provide refreshments for attendees. Ample on-site free parking is provided to businesses hosting events in the centre.
Our Pastoral Centre provides an excellent venue in which to host an exhibit, with varied spaces, refreshment facilities and ample on-site parking.
As the demand for extra-curricular learning grows, the Pastoral Centre is an ideal location as an educational venue and can provide a variety of rooms suitable for instruction, from coding for teenagers to language classes for adults. We are delighted to announce that UCD Lifelong Learning will offer a variety of courses in our Pastoral Centre from September 2019.
For those looking for a convenient and aesthetic venue for family celebrations, our main hall is ideal for hosting birthday parties or events such as family Communions and Christenings. Please contact our management team for further information. Contact
Our large car park provides adequate stress-free parking at a very reasonable cost to those using the centre.