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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 are asked to meet in the Church at 9.45am on Sunday morning. 
Crèche and Sunday School
Both the Crèche and Sunday School will be on this Sunday.
The Bible Study Group will meet in the Parish Centre on Friday 31st January at 10.30am.  All are welcome to attend.
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 this 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 this Sunday, 26th January and the Tuesday classes commence next 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. 
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 Clontarf Choral Competition will take place in the Church of St. John the Baptist, Clontarf, on Sunday 1st  March.  This year, parish choirs are invited to compete in a special category for the magnificent John Rowden Perpetual Cup.  Mixed age choirs are permissible in this category only.  The closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 7th February. Please see for full details.
The Board of Trustees of Mothers’ Union Dublin & Glendalough are seeking to appoint an Honorary Secretary to work as part of the Dublin & Glendalough Mothers’ Union team.  The post holder will support the work of Mothers’ Union throughout the diocese.  The successful candidate will be required to work flexibly from their home base and closely with the Board of Trustees and Diocesan President. 
The successful candidate with need to be able to work on own initiative and have:

  • Strong communication, written and verbal skills
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Competent in Microsoft Office / Excel

Reasonable office and travelling expenses will be paid.  Further information, a job description, and the application form are available from
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).  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 toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorants, soap, shampoo, nappies and baby wipes and other toiletries  Please bring these to the church porches at services on 26th January.  Items will be collected up until Sunday 2nd February.
On Sunday 2nd February, there will be an afternoon of Hungarian organ and choral music of the 20th Century and Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, marking the Beethoven year of 2020, held in the Church of St Jude the Apostle, Rossmore Road, Templeogue at 4.00pm.  The Organist is Judie Máté and will be joined by St. Jude’s Concert Choir.  Tickets on the door are €10 (€5 concession).
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.

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.