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Weekly News Update


The very popular Garda Band will give a concert in Christ Church, Taney on Friday 7th February at 7.30pm. Tickets €10 (Children €5) are available from Taney Parish Office (Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 1.30 pm). Phone: 01 298 5491.  Please spread the word.

Choir Practice
The Senior Choir will meet for a practice at 9.45am in the Church. 
Crèche and Sunday School
Both the Crèche and Sunday School will be available this Sunday.
Blessing of Bell Ropes
You will remember that part of our Harvest Appeal last Autumn was dedicated to the purchase of new ropes for the Church bells.  The ropes have now arrived and will be blessed by the Rector during the 10.15am Service this Sunday.
This year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity runs from tomorrow, Saturday 18th January to Saturday 25th January. The Clergy in the Dundrum churches have agreed that instead of a ‘Unity Service’ this year, they will engage in a number of events of a unified community nature involving the four churches (Taney, Holy Cross, Dundrum Methodist, and St. John the Evangelist, Ballinteer).  Today, the clergy are participating in the Climate Vigil in Dundrum Village and are meeting afterwards for a time of further discussion and fellowship at the Relish Café.  In addition, all the churches will hold a retiring collection of toiletries in aid of ‘Crosscare’ at Services on Sunday 26th January.  This collection will be a community response for much needed provisions for the homeless.  Appropriate items are tins of non-perishable food, as well as toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorants, soap, shampoo, nappies and baby wipes, etc.  Please bring these to the church porches at services on 26th January. 
Once again, the Carmelite Sisters at the Carmelite Monastery of St. Joseph on the Upper Kilmacud Road, Stillorgan invite Taney parishioners to join them for Evening Prayer at 4.30pm each day during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. 
The Parish is required to revise the Register of Vestry Members in January each year.  If you are not already registered, please complete one of the Registration Forms which are available in the church porches and hand it to the Churchwardens or place it on the collection plate by Sunday 28th January at the latest.  In order to be appointed or elected to any office or to vote at the Easter General Vestry Meeting, your name must be on the ‘Register of Vestry Members’.  Please note that being included in the ‘Register of Vestry Members’ is separate from being included on the database of members of Taney Parish.
Our Sunday classes will start next Sunday, 26th January and the Tuesday Classes commence on Tuesday 28th January at 7.00pm in Christ Church, Taney when parents and guardians are asked to accompany the candidates.  Please note that the evening classes this year will take place on Tuesday nights.  Confirmation Service will be on Sunday 10th May 2020 at 10.15am in Christ Church, Taney. 
Our Uniformed Organisations are reminded that our Annual Uniformed Organisations’ Service will be held on Sunday 9th February at 10.15am in Taney.  The special speaker will be Rev Christopher West, Deacon Intern in Killyman Parish in the Diocese of Armagh.  Chris undertook a training placement in Taney in 2018.
Dundrum and Ballinteer churches together have organised a parenting course for those who parent teenagers. The course is five weekly sessions designed to support and strengthen your family relationships by keeping your long-term aim in mind, meeting your teenager’s needs, setting clear boundaries, developing emotional health, helping them make good choices, etc.  The sessions will be held in the Dundrum Pastoral Centre, Holy Cross Church on Thursdays, beginning on 30th January from 7.40pm to 9.00pm, and are sponsored by ‘Alpha Course’.  Cost of the course is €25.  Please contact the Holy Cross Parish Office on 01 298 3494 or 

The Royal Irish Academy of Music is performing ‘Calisto’ in the Project Theatre in Temple Bar.  Directed by David Adams, with Gordon Bell as Stage Manager, please support them on Sunday 12th, Tuesday 14th , Wednesday 15th and Friday 17th January at 7.30pm, or Saturday 18th January at 2.30pm. Contact David Adams for more details.
We value the Ministry of those who read the Scripture readings and lead the Intercessions at the Sunday morning services.  If you would be interested in joining this group, please contact the Parish Office (01-2985491) as we have some vacancies at present.




The clergy would appreciate being told if parishioners are in hospital, going into hospital, are being transferred or if they have been discharged, and will be pleased to offer pastoral support.  Please understand that the clergy are not automatically informed when parishioners are admitted to hospital. 



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 usually open from 9.30am – 3.30pm Monday – Friday. Tel. No.: 01-298 5491

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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.