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Weekly News Update

A very Happy New Year to all our parishioners, your families and friends.

 

NEXT SUNDAY’S SERVICES

Services next Sunday are open to the public and will be held in both St. Nahi's Church and in Christ Church. The service from Christ Church will also be live-streamed and may be viewed by clicking here.

LINK TO THIS SUNDAY’S 10.15 am SERVICE SHEET

The Service sheet for this Sunday can be downloaded and printed by clicking here. Moving forward we will endeavour to include a link each week for that particular Sunday's Service.

COVID RESTRICTIONS

As we listen to the reports on the radio it would seem that most if not all restrictions will be lifted over the coming weeks.  We look forward with anticipation to the day when we can gather together in greater numbers.  In the meantime, please continue to remain safe and well and to follow the current guidelines.

CONFIRMATION 2022

Confirmation classes will commence on Tuesday 1st March.  Each class will last approximately one hour and will be held in the Church where we can all socially distance ourselves.  Those wishing to be confirmed in the coming year are asked to contact the Parish Office before Friday 11th February.  It is hoped the confirmation will take place in Christ Church, Taney on Sunday 8th May 2022 at the 10:15am service.  Further details will be sent to candidates in due course.

 
REVISION OF REGISTER OF VESTRY MEMBERS

The Parish is required to revise the Register of Vestry Members in January each year.  If you are not already registered, you will need to complete a Registration Form.  Should you wish to register, please contact the Parish Office and the form will be emailed to you for completion; also, there are some paper forms available in both Churches, please contact the Churchwardens and they will be happy to help you.  If you have previously registered you do not need to re-register, however, if you have reached the age of 18 or have moved to the Parish in the last year you may wish to register.  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.
 
CHURCH COLLECTIONS
From 16th January baskets will be left at the exit of both Churches.  Please place your weekly offering in the baskets provided.  Thank you to all parishioner who have continued to support the Parish financially throughout the pandemic.
 
Standing Orders
There are many ways to contribute to  your parish:  weekly envelope, loose plate collection (basket at door),  one off donation etc.  Have you considered giving by Standing Order? This is a lovely way to support your parish financially by regular giving.  Supporting the idea of standing orders means the Parish has a regular income and assists us in planning for the future.  Please consider this option.  Thank you to those who already have a standing order in place. 
 
SURVEY

Over the coming weeks It is intended to send a survey to each household.  The rationale is to gain information as to how best to reconnect with Parishioners both young and those not so young.  The pandemic has seen many people remain at home who otherwise would attend church services and/or social and community events in the Parish.  Whilst not wishing to force people back to the Parish Community we must look to the future and plan for the day when we can gather again safely in larger numbers.  I look forward to that day and would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to respond to such a survey.  Nigel.
 
HOSPITAL VISITS

The Rector continues to make contact with parishioners who have been admitted to hospital, wherever possible. Due to rising Covid numbers physical access to hospitals may be curtailed for Chaplains.  Please inform the Parish Office if you or another parishioner or family member is admitted to hospital. We are also happy to include those who so wish in our Parish Prayer List. In the event of a pastoral concern or emergency, the clergy are available on the Parish emergency phone (083 477 1673).
 
CONTACT US

The Parish Centre and Parish Office have reopened after the Christmas break.  We would ask that you contact the parish office on 01-2985491 initially to see if your query can be dealt with over the phone.  You will be advised by the Parish Administrator whether you should visit the office in person.  Please email info@taneyparish.ie or telephone (01) 298 5491 and we will do our best to help remotely.  The Parish Office phone will be attended from 9.00am – 1.00pm Monday-Friday. 


On-call telephone number. The clergy now operate a designated emergency telephone number: 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.