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Weekly News Update

Message from the Rector


As mentioned last week, the re-opening of churches does not bring with it any imperative that we must return to worship.  It is instead a permission and an invitation that those who so wish, may do so. 

We have to work within the directives and protocols of both Government and Central Church authorities.  These include restricting the number of people that can attend – depending on the space available in the buildings with physical distancing.  In St. Nahi’s this is 16.  In Christ Church it is 60.

Please note the time of the Service in Christ Church is 11.00 am (for the present).  As it is not possible to hold two Services in St. Nahi’s on the same morning, due to health & central church protocols, the mid-morning Service in Christ Church will be at 11.00 am – being a mid-time between 10.15 & 11.45 


The facility to live stream Services from Christ Church has now been installed and judging from the comments following last Monday’s Service, it works very well! You can access Sunday's service at 11.00 am through YouTube. It is now also possible to view the Service some 12 hours after the event via YouTube which you can access via the Parish Website. 

We would like to hear from any parishioner who would be willing to be trained in the use and operation of the live-streaming equipment.  The company that has installed the system will provide this training in the coming week.  If you can help, please contact the Parish Office on 01-298 5491.


During the lockdown and closure of Churches you will be aware that we broadcast services online.  To enable us to do this to such a high quality we were given a loan of a production quality HD Camera from Mr Paul Scott.  We are extremely grateful to his for this generous gesture and thank him sincerely.

Pre the Covid-19 shutdown those who requested prayers for the sick along with anniversary commemorations were included in the Intercessions at the Wednesday mid-week Service in Christ Church.  Since this service has been suspended for the moment, these Intercessions and Commemorations will be included in the 8.30am Holy Communion on Sundays in St Nahi’s.  Should you or a friend wish to be remembered in this way, please contact the Parish Office in the usual way.

The Church Review
The July/August edition of the Diocesan Magazine, ‘The Church Review’ is available on-line, free of charge.
The direct link to the magazine is:
The Church of Ireland Gazette
The July/August edition of The Church of Ireland Gazette is available for collection from the Churchwardens in Christ Church this weekend.


We have had a number of enquiries about Baptism, now that Services are up and running again.  Please bear with us for now.  While numbers attending worship are restricted, we don’t want to overload the congregation, so that our regular congregation may not be able to attend.  If you have a child to be baptised, please contact the Parish Office and your request will be noted.  We will then revert to you as to when it will be possible to accommodate your request.


Many of you have been enquiring as to when the Parish Centre will be re-opened for activities again.  At present we are working to the date of the Fourth Stage of the easing of restrictions which comes into effect on Monday, 20th July.  However, as with the churches, it will be with restrictions and caution.  It is not expected that activities of Parish Organisations will re-commence until September.  For further details, please contact the Parish Administrator on 01-298 5491 during Office Hours.  In the meantime, the Parish Centre and grounds remain closed.


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 closed but you can contact the parish adminsitrator Tara O’Rourke on 086 854 5453 between 9am – 1pm

e-mail: Parish Website:

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: 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.