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.
THE INSTITUTION OF THE REV’D NIGEL PIERPOINT AS RECTOR OF TANEY PARISH
The new Rector appointed by the Archbishop is the Rev’d Nigel Pierpoint. Nigel’s Institution as Rector will take place on Friday 29th October at 7pm in Christ Church, Taney. Parishioners are invited to attend this service, however, we would ask that you contact the Parish Office so as we can ascertain numbers. There will be a retiring collection at this Service for the Archbishop’s Fund for Training for Ministry. Of course, all up to date government and Church guidelines will adhered to. This Service can be viewed via the Parish Website by clicking on the YouTube link (on the right-hand side of the Home Page) or on YouTube at “Taney Parish”.
THE REV’D CHRISTOPHER WEST
Following much prayer and reflection, and with the gracious support of the Most Rev’d Dr Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin, and the Rt Rev’d Dr Ian Ellis, Bishop of Clogher, the Rev’d Christopher West accepted the position of Curate Assistant in St Macartin’s Cathedral, the Parish of Enniskillen, in the Diocese of Clogher. Christopher’s “farewell” Sunday in Taney Parish will be the 31st October 2021, and he will undertake this new position as and from Advent Sunday 2021. Please pray for Christopher as he prepares for this exciting new stage in his ministry. Please pray also for the people of Taney Parish, as well as for the Very Rev’d Kenneth Hall, Dean of Clogher, and the people of Enniskillen, with whom Christopher looks forward to serving. Speaking about his appointment, Christopher said, “I look forward to serving Christ in this new capacity, and – once again – wish my friend and colleague, the Rev’d Nigel Pierpoint, all that is best as he prepares to serve as Rector of Taney Parish.”
We hope mark Chris’s ministry in Taney with a presentation which will be made following a United Service in Christ Church, Taney, on Sunday 31st October at 11.00am - PLEASE NOTE TIME. Should you wish to be associated with this presentation, we would ask you to send your donation to the Parish Treasurer, Joe Wright, C/O The Parish Office by Wednesday 27th October. Envelopes can also be placed in the collection baskets at the door as you leave the church. Please make cheques payable to ‘Taney Parish’.
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ALL SAINTS’ DAY (SERVICE OF REMEMBERING)
As in previous years, we will hold a special Service of Remembrance on All Saints’ Day (transferred), Sunday 31st October at 11.00am - PLEASE NOTE THE TIME, when we will remember loved ones who have died in the past year. Should you wish to have a loved one included in this act of remembering, please email the details to email@example.com by Wednesday 27th October, including the name of the person you would like to have included.
PARISH CENTRE REOPENS TO ACTIVITIES
It is with great delight that we have reopened the Parish Centre and welcomed back some, if not all, of the regular users. At the time of writing it is planned that the remaining Covid restrictions will have been lifted (22.10.2021). We in Taney wish to continue cautiously as we seek to reassure parishioners and users of the Parish Centre that of paramount importance is the safety of everyone. Please bear with us as we navigate our way back to the full and ‘new’ normal activities including Church Services. Of course, should anything change all government and church guidelines will be followed.
The clergy and staff of Taney Parish would like to thank everyone for their continued support as we all begin the emerge from what has been a very difficult and challenging eighteen months. Your kindness and understanding have been a great source of encouragement to the entire team. We will of course continue to be cautious as we gradually reopen all activities. Just because it states that “all remaining restrictions can be lifted on the 22nd October”, we will, under caution lift, restrictions slowly. We have managed to continue church services in a safe and welcoming environment and it is our intention to continue to do so. Please continue to bear with us. The safety and welfare of all our parishioners is our primary concern. We are especially indebted to Tara O’Rourke the parish administrator and to Helen Geoffroy our COVID officer for their unstinting and tireless work in ensuring that all government guidelines and protocols have been fully implemented. Both have worked closely together during the entire lockdown period and they have done so with total concern and compassion for all concerned. Thank you, Tara and Helen.
CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE
Dee Huddleston of Christian Aid has kindly extended the invitation to parishioners who might like to attend the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26. It is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference, and it will be held in Glasgow from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th November. Accommodation will cost approximately €200, and any interested party would need to make their way to Belfast for onward travel to Glasgow. Should a parishioner be interested in attending and like to find out more, please contact the Parish Office as soon as possible.
The clergy continue to make contact with parishioners who have been admitted to hospital, wherever possible. 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).
LECTORS & INTERCESSORS
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.
We have a number of Parishioners who would dearly love to attend Sunday Services when churches iopen up for worship once again, 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 Parish Centre and Parish Office remains closed to personal callers at this time. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (01) 298 5491 and we will do our best to help remotely. The Parish Office phone will be attended from 9.30am - 12.30pm Monday-Friday.
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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.