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CHRISTMAS @ TANEY
Please note the times of Christmas Services listed above. We hope that you will want to join us as we celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the coming days. Please note that at the Candlelight Carol Service on Sunday evening children 10 and under will receive battery operated candles. We say a big “Thank You” to the many people who make Christmas at Taney so special: those in the Chancel Guild who decorate the churches, and those who erected the “Christmas Lights” on the tower of Christ Church; the various parish organisations that bring the “Spirit of Christmas” to so many – David Adams, Suzanne Chadwick and the Choirs, The Bellringers, The Taney Friends & Social Group, The Mothers’ Union, the Taney Rangers, the Coffee Shop Ladies. We also thank the office staff who keep us all organised and focused and who undertake a lot of extra work at this time of year!
CANDLELIGHT SERVICE REFRESHMENTS
This Sunday, 17th December our annual Candlelight Carol Service will be held at Christ Church 7pm followed by warm mulled wine and yummy mince pies. We would be very grateful if you would please bake some mince pies or a tray bake and bring them along in advance of the service for all to enjoy. Thanking you in advance for helping support the parish community in this way.
CAR PARKING & SECURITY
Over Christmas you may find that the Christ Church Car Park will be full to over-flowing. Should this be the case, you will find on-street car parking available adjacent to the church. However, you are respectfully asked to be considerate to local residents and not block gateways to homes etc.
Also, over the Christmas period, please pay special attention to your personal belongings.
Senior Choir & Occasional Chorus
There will be a final practice for the choir before Sunday’s “Carols by Candlelight” service, starting at 5.45pm sharp, in the Church.
‘WATCH AND WAIT’
Join us in St. Nahi's Church over the next three Wednesday evenings (6th, 13th and 20th) from 7pm to 8pm for a break from the busy whirlwind of the Christmas season for a quiet time of contemplation and music.
Rev Nigel, William Dixon and Andrew Moore wish to thank all who contributed to the Movember initiative. As a result almost €1,200 has been raised for The Laura Lynn Foundation.
In addition to our Parish Publications, “Taney News” and “Taney News Extra”, many parishioners subscribe to the Dublin and Glendalough Diocesan Magazine, “The Church Review” and The Church of Ireland National Weekly Paper “The Church of Ireland Gazette”. If you do not subscribe to either of these publications and would like to do so, please contact the parish office without delay.
The Parish Office will be closed from 12.30p.m. next Thursday, 21st December until 9.30a.m. on Wednesday 3rd January 2018. The Parish Centre will be closed from 1.30pm on Friday 22nd December and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd January at 8.00am.
CONTACT FOR CLERGY IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
Canon Warren, Rev Cathy Hallissey and Rev. Nigel Pierpoint may be contacted in cases of emergency over the Christmas and New Year period by calling the dedicated emergency number: 083 477 1673.
A GENTLE REMINDER - FINANCIAL GIVING TO PARISH
We are extremely grateful to parishioners who contribute financially to the Parish by way of ‘recorded giving’. It would be extremely helpful to the Treasurer if all weekly donations for 2017 were brought up to date by Sunday 31st December, so as to be included in the 2017 Accounts. Please remember that all donations in excess of €250 in a calendar year are eligible for the ‘Tax Back’ scheme. Thank you to all who assist us in this way.
The Clergy and Parish Staff, along with their families, wish each and every one a Happy, Holy and Christ-filled Christmas and every good wish for 2018.
PARISH SPECIAL NEEDS FUND
The Rector in his letter in Taney News outlined the importance of Parish Special Needs Fund to many within our community. As you can imagine, there is a considerable demand for financial assistance in the run up to Christmas. If you could see your way to making a contribution towards this fund it would be very much appreciated. Contributions may be placed in an envelope on the offering plates marked “Special Needs Fund” or may be handed in to the Parish Office. Conversely, if you find yourself in difficult financial circumstances and are need of some financial help, please do not hesitate to contact the Rector in confidence.
PARKING AT TANEY PARISH CENTRE
As you will be aware, the Parish Centre has been very busy over the past few weeks and we have attempted to identify people who have been using the car park as a convenient place to park when either shopping, attending courses in colleges nearby or while at work. Such people are occupying car parking spaces which should otherwise be used by those attending activities at the Parish Centre.
We would therefore respectfully request that cars are not left in the Parish Centre Car Park while the occupants attend activities off campus.
We are aware that there will be insufficient parking spaces available at the Parish Centre for up-coming Christmas services including the school carol services. When attending these events, please respect local residents by ensuring you do not obstruct entrances or park on pavements or double yellow lines.
PROPOSED PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND
In October/November 2018, the Rev Nigel Pierpoint is planning a visit to The Holy Land. It is envisaged that spaces will be available for 30 people and the duration of the holiday to be 8-10 days. Flights from Dublin-Tel Aviv via Istanbul and return. Accommodation will be 4*. Visiting all the usual Biblical sights. The costings are estimated to be in the region of €1500.00 pp sharing with a supplement for single room occupancy of €490 to be added to the above cost.
Expressions of interest for this proposed pilgrimage should be made to the Parish Office by lunchtime on Friday 26th January. In the event that the number of places are not filled, this offer will be extended to other local parishes and open to friends to join in what will be a very informative and enjoyable pilgrimage. More detailed information will be made available on request.
We have a number of Parishioners who would dearly love to attend Sunday Services, and who require transport. If you feel in any way that you could offer to collect one or two of these parishioners it would be very much appreciated. Please contact the parish office or one of the clergy if you can assist.
The office is open from 9.30am – 3.30pm Monday – Friday. Tel. No.: 01-298 5491
e-mail: email@example.com Parish Website: www.taneyparish.ie
Please be sure to inform the office of any changes to your contact details – e.g. address, telephone/mobile number or email.
On-call telephone number
The clergy now operate a designated emergency telephone number it is: 083 477 1673.
This number may be called in case or cases of pastoral emergency only, should there be no reply from the parish office or clergy numbers.