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This Sunday’s Service will be a Service of Holy Communion as we celebrate the Feast of 'Christ the King'.  We are please that the Archbishop, the Most Rev'd Michael Jackson will be the celebrant and preacher. This Service will as usual be live streamed at 11.00am via the Parish Website: or on YouTube: 'Taney Parish'.  Please feel free to share the Service link with relatives and friends.
Under the current guidelines churches may open for private prayer with everyone appropriately socially distant.  In view of this, Christ Church, Taney, will be open for private prayer on Wednesday mornings from 10.00am – 11.00am.  Should you wish to avail of this, please enter the Church through the West (brides’) door and exit via the Tower door.  It will be necessary for those attending to fill in a ‘Track & Trace Card’.
To offset the loss of funds which would normally be generated at the Christmas Bazaar, the Parish Fundraising Committee will organise a Christmas Raffle.  We would ask for the support of our Parishioners in sourcing some good quality prizes.   We hope that you can help, if so, please let the Parish Office know by Friday 27th November.
Unfortunately, we are not in a position to run our usual Charity Christmas Card sale this year.  However, we do have a limited supply of Taney Parish Christmas Cards featuring a ‘snow scene of Christ Church, Taney’ which are available for purchase from the Parish Office at €5.
Thursday November 26th at 8pm, please join Imagine Dundrum Webinar – “The Dundrum of your dreams....or an urban nightmare?”A panel discussion chaired by Frank McDonald. 
Please register in advance here:

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign beginning on 25th November, “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women” and ending on 10th December, International Human Rights Day. 

Mothers’ Union has identified three major pillars of change which members believe are needed in all communities worldwide. The first of these is gender justice. Throughout this annual campaign, Mothers’ Union joins with other participating organisations to raise awareness of, and call for an end to, gender-based violence in all forms and in all societies. 
In Ireland, our focus will continue to be on highlighting domestic abuse, now sadly termed by the World Council of Churches as the “second pandemic”.  Each year our MU activities evolve prayerfully and practically as we host a Vigil in each diocese, support our local refuges, provide information and worship materials, contact politicians and, in some dioceses, lead school assemblies and workshops.  Domestic abuse and gender-based violence can affect any person at any time, but statistics demonstrate that women and girls are particularly at risk.
For these 16 days we focus on women and girls, also recognising the value of men and women, reflecting, praying and acting together to call for an end to violence in all its forms.


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 Parish Office, is attended from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm Monday – Friday, this coming week.  01-298 5491. Email

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.