Service Times

Service Times

Each Sunday

8.30 am
:
Holy Communion in Small Hall of Parish Centre.

11.00 am:
1st Sunday Holy Communion
2nd Sunday Morning Prayer
3rd Sunday Holy Communion
4th Sunday Service of The Word - Family Service
5th Sunday Morning Prayer

Key Safety Protocols

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Noticeboard Sunday 22nd November to 27th December 2020

 
Noticeboard Sunday 22nd November to 27th December 2020  

 

Sunday 22nd November

   

11.00am – Gift Day  & Family Service  on FACEBOOK live

 

 

Thursday 26th November

 

8.00pm - Bible Study of following Sunday readings via Zoom details Wm. 4621044

 

 

 Saturday 28th November

 

7.00pm - 4th Saturday Taize Style Ecumenical Vine service on FACEBOOK live

 

 

Sunday 29th November – Advent Sunday

   

11.00am - Morning Prayer on FACEBOOK live

 


 

Wednesday 2nd December

 

11.00am - 1st Wed of the month HC with prayers for the sick FACEBOOK live

 

 

Thursday 3rd December

 

8.00pm - Bible Study of following Sunday readings via Zoom details Wm. 4621044

 

 

Sunday 6th December

 

11.00am - Morning Prayer on FACEBOOK live

 

 

 Thursday 10th December

 

 8.00pm - Bible Study of following Sunday readings via Zoom details Wm. 4621044

 

 

Sunday 13th December

    

11.00am - Holy Communion on FACEBOOK live

 

 

Thursday 17th December

 

8.00pm - Bible Study of following Sunday readings via Zoom details Wm. 4621044

 


 

Sunday 20th December

 

11.00am - The Nine (short) Lessons of Salvation (no sermon) on FACEBOOK live & parish website

 

 

Christmas Arrangements subject to guidelines – Should we be permitted Congregate

 

Thursday 24th December – Christmas Eve

 

11.30pm -  Christmas Eve Midnight Holy Communion in the main hall (for sanitisation to keep Church for Christmas Day).

 

Christmas Arrangements subject to guidelines – Should we be permitted Congregate

 

 

 

Friday 25th December - Christmas Day

 

8.30am - Christmas Morning Holy Communion Service in the Small Hall

Christmas Day

         

11.00am - Family Christmas Holy Communion Service with overflow audio speaker in Church Grounds or watching via FACEBOOK (please note the two Halls are not available due to use on Christmas Eve and at 8.30am).

 

Christmas Arrangements subject to guidelines – Should we be permitted Congregate

 

 

Sunday 27th December

 

11.00am – Morning Prayer on FACEBOOK live – NO Live Congregation

As none of the buildings will have had the required 3 days sanitising time.

 

 

 

 

 

Please Note ALL Christmas Plans above are subject to change, and must follow Public Health Guidelines for the safety of all.

 

In Church Services suspended – Online only till we return to level 2 or lower as per Govt 5 stage roadmap

 

 

 

 

Notes:

 *On return to Church please be assured that while the services will still be posted online, only the Rector and the Ukulele player will feature on camera.

Since the start of the pandemic the clergy have been advised to receive the wine in Holy Communion on behalf of the congregation and I would quite understand if people want to receive the bread spiritually especially as you will be wearing facemasks indoors.

 

 

Please read re: reopening:
Once we return to level 2 or lower, or if Govt guidelines change. Only then will We plan on resuming with our 8.30am Holy Communion service without hymns. At this service we normally had less than fifteen people so we don’t anticipate that social distancing will be a problem, this service is quiet and meditative. As our 11.00am services resume I expect there will be some reluctance for parishioners to congregate.

We plan on having every third pew in use with two meters dividing non household members.

Photographs to give an idea of what social distancing at two meters will look like in church,

If numbers require, we can use our porch and vestry which are wired for sound and we also have the option of using our halls where we can broadcast the service live. We will use sheets instead of hymn books and prayer books. So, plans are in place for keeping everyone safe while still being able to come together as a parish community. As guidelines recommend facemasks should be worn while congregating indoors. Please see photos highlighting social distancing in Church. When people are exiting, we envisage opening both doors at entrance of church and will encourage people to leave the building quickly and have a chat outside in the open air. Regarding Holy Communion, I will wear a mask for the consecration and distribute in the aisle and I will quite understand if people want to receive spiritually.

 

 

All activities suspended till restrictions lifted

Bible Study will continue on zoom for now

 

All Services via Facebook Live till restrictions lifted

Link to service will be available on Parish website later in day of recording.

 

 

Thursday, 12 November 2020

Noticeboard Sunday 15th November to 20th December 2020

 

Noticeboard Sunday 15th  November to 20th December 2020  

 

Sunday 15th November

  

10.45am - Act of Remembrance Service

  

11.00am - Holy Communion on FACEBOOK live

 

 

Thursday 19th November

 

8.00pm - Bible Study of following Sunday readings via Zoom details Wm. 4621044

 

 

 Saturday 21st November

 

7.00pm - 4th Sat Taize Style Ecumenical Vine service on FACEBOOK  live

 

 


Sunday 22nd November - Parish Gift Day

   

11.00am - Morning Prayer  on FACEBOOK live

 

 

Thursday 26th November

 

8.00pm - Bible Study of following Sunday readings via Zoom details Wm. 4621044

 

 

 

Sunday 29th November – Advent Sunday

   

11.00am - Morning Prayer  on FACEBOOK live

 

 

Wednesday 2nd December

 

11.00am - 1st Wed of the month HC with prayers for the sick  FACEBOOK  live

 

 

Thursday 3rd December

 

8.00pm - Bible Study of following Sunday readings via Zoom details Wm. 4621044

 

 

Sunday 6th December

 

11.00am - Morning Prayer  on FACEBOOK live

 

 

 Thursday 10th December

 

 8.00pm - Bible Study of following Sunday readings via Zoom details Wm. 4621044

 

 

Sunday 13th December

    

11.00am - Holy Communion on FACEBOOK live

 

 

Thursday 17th December

 

8.00pm - Bible Study of following Sunday readings via Zoom details Wm. 4621044

 

 

Sunday 20th December

 

11.00am - The Nine (short) Lessons of Salvation (no sermon) on FACEBOOK live & parish website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 In Church Services suspended – Online only till we return to level 2 or lower as per Govt 5 stage roadmap

 

 

Notes:

 *On return to Church please be assured that while the services will still be posted online, only the Rector and the Ukulele player will feature on camera.

Since the start of the pandemic the clergy have been advised to receive the wine in Holy Communion on behalf of the congregation and I would quite understand if people want to receive the bread spiritually especially as you will be wearing facemasks indoors.

 

 

Please read re: reopening:
Once we return to level 2 or lower, or if Govt guidelines change. Only then will We plan on resuming with our 8.30am Holy Communion service without hymns. At this service we normally had less than fifteen people so we don’t anticipate that social distancing will be a problem, this service is quiet and meditative. As our 11.00am services resume I expect there will be some reluctance for parishioners to congregate.

We plan on having every third pew in use with two meters dividing non household members.

Photographs to give an idea of what social distancing at two meters will look like in church,

If numbers require, we can use our porch and vestry which are wired for sound and we also have the option of using our halls where we can broadcast the service live. We will use sheets instead of hymn books and prayer books. So, plans are in place for keeping everyone safe while still being able to come together as a parish community. As guidelines recommend facemasks should be worn while congregating indoors. Please see photos highlighting social distancing in Church. When people are exiting, we envisage opening both doors at entrance of church and will encourage people to leave the building quickly and have a chat outside in the open air. Regarding Holy Communion, I will wear a mask for the consecration and distribute in the aisle and I will quite understand if people want to receive spiritually.

 

 

All activities suspended till restrictions lifted

Bible Study will continue on zoom for now

 

All Services via Facebook Live till restrictions lifted

Link to service will be available on Parish website later in day of recording.

 

 

Friday, 6 November 2020

Tallaght Parish Gift Day 2020

 Church of Ireland

St. Maelruain’s Parish 

Tallaght

Parish Office: St. Maelruain’s Parish Office, Main Street, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Tel / Fax: 4626006


Gift Day Sunday 22nd  November 2020

Dear Parishioner 


The Select Vestry has decided to hold the annual Gift Day on Sunday 22nd November this year.


The Select Vestry would like to thank all of you who contributed to the parish funds in the past year. It is an expensive business maintaining a beautiful old church like ours and unfortunately there will always be repairs and upkeep that need to be addressed.


We are all living in exceptional times facing the Covid19 pandemic, as I write this letter we are now back in Level 5 restrictions. Many of you are facing drastic financial repercussions due to job losses as a result of business closures with others being less affected. 


Those of you who receive this Gift Day letter annually know that the parish struggles with it’s finances on a yearly basis. By the end of 2019 the parish deficit approached €8000 so needless to say the financial implications for our parish due to the pandemic restrictions have been catastrophic. 


We have tried out best to keep the parish connected despite not being physically able to attend church with almost sixty services posted on Facebook live. The doors of the church were only open for eleven weeks over an eight month period. Our other sources of income such as community hall rental, Summer Sale and Christmas Sing Along have not been viable. When our doors were open, we had a core group of about fifty parishioners who attended church with numbers usually in the mid to early twenties on any given Sunday so as you can imagine that giving so far for 2020 has been down considerable, maybe people would consider giving by bank transfer of the usual amount they donate? 




We have made use of the Governments pandemic wage subsidy scheme but this scheme covers no more than 85% of costs for our parish secretary and sexton. 


There has been a site of worship in St. Maelruain’s since the Middle Ages, it would be very sad if the fall out of the COVID19 pandemic resulted in the permanent closure of the doors of our Church, the Select Vestry appeals to all the recipients of this letter to do what you can to support the parish.


While we are blessed with many families in Tallaght Parish, many may not be regular worshipers in Church on Sundays but still avail of the Church for occasions such as baptisms, weddings and funerals etc. We encourage all Parishioners to reconsider their financial support to the Parish. The Church of Ireland lets each parish stand on its own financially.

 

We ask that you respond as generously as you can, keeping in mind, that all donations over €250 per annum, either given through the weekly envelope scheme, by standing order, or by once off donations and which are identifiable to individuals can qualify for a Tax Refund. This costs you nothing as it is a refund to the parish on tax you have already paid but can be a significant way for the parish to raise funds. If you don’t already do so, please consider giving in a recordable manner.


If you would like to give a single donation please fill in the Gift Day form attached. You may donate though standing order, form also attached.  (contact Parish office for document with this form tallaghparish@gmail.com)


If you would like to join the envelope scheme please contact the parish office 462 6006 or the Rector 086 803 0239. 


If you would like to do a once off bank transfer online contact the Rector  or Parish Office (tallaghtparish@gmail.com) for Bank details to be sent to you.  Please ensure your name appears on the transfer along with ‘GD’ so that our Hon Treasurer can keep track for his accounts.


In the future if you would like to receive this letter by email please let the parish office know at tallaghtparish@gmail.com                 


We thank you for your support in the past year and hope that you respond as well as you can to this appeal.



From the Rector on behalf of the Select Vestry 






GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) 

We would like to assure parishioners that the only personal information that the parish holds on individuals is their name, address, phone number and in the case of parishioners who have provided it, their email address. We only use this information to send the Parish Gift Day letter which is posted annually, to distribute the monthly newsletter or to contact you personally on Parish business if the need arises. We do not pass on any personal information to third parties. We have a record of the PPS numbers of parishioners who are in position for a tax refund to the parish in relation to their donations.  If you wish to withdraw your consent for the Parish to hold and use your personal information in this way, please contact the Parish Office 


Noticeboard Saturday 7th November to 17th December 2020

 Noticeboard Saturday 7th  November to 17th December 2020  

 

Saturday 7th November

 

Children’s Ministry Conference – Building Blocks – Online Webinars

 

 

Sunday 8th November

 

11.00am - Morning Prayer  on FACEBOOK live

 

 

 Thursday 12th November

 

 8.00pm - Bible Study of following Sunday readings via Zoom details Wm. 4621044

 

 

Sunday 15th November

  

10.45am - Act of Remembrance Service

  

11.00am - Holy Communion on FACEBOOK live

 

 

Thursday 19th November

 

8.00pm - Bible Study of following Sunday readings via Zoom details Wm. 4621044

 

 

 Saturday 21st November

 

7.00pm - 4th Sat Taize Style Ecumenical Vine service on FACEBOOK  live

 

 


Sunday 22nd November - Parish Gift Day 2020

   

11.00am - Morning Prayer  on FACEBOOK live

 

 

Thursday 26th November

 

8.00pm - Bible Study of following Sunday readings via Zoom details Wm. 4621044

 

 

 

Sunday 29th November – Advent Sunday

   

11.00am - Morning Prayer  on FACEBOOK live

 

 

Wednesday 2nd December

 

11.00am - 1st Wed of the month HC with prayers for the sick  FACEBOOK  live

 

 

Thursday 3rd December

 

8.00pm - Bible Study of following Sunday readings via Zoom details Wm. 4621044

 

 

 

Sunday 6th December

 

11.00am - Morning Prayer  on FACEBOOK live

 

 

 Thursday 10th December

 

 8.00pm - Bible Study of following Sunday readings via Zoom details Wm. 4621044

 

 

Sunday 13th December

    

11.00am - Holy Communion on FACEBOOK live

 

 

Thursday 17th December

 

8.00pm - Bible Study of following Sunday readings via Zoom details Wm. 4621044

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 In Church Services suspended – Online only till we return to level 2 or lower as per Govt 5 stage roadmap

 

 

Notes:

 *On return to Church please be assured that while the services will still be posted online, only the Rector and the Ukulele player will feature on camera.

Since the start of the pandemic the clergy have been advised to receive the wine in Holy Communion on behalf of the congregation and I would quite understand if people want to receive the bread spiritually especially as you will be wearing facemasks indoors.

 

 

Please read re: reopening:
Once we return to level 2 or lower, or if Govt guidelines change. Only then will We plan on resuming with our 8.30am Holy Communion service without hymns. At this service we normally had less than fifteen people so we don’t anticipate that social distancing will be a problem, this service is quiet and meditative. As our 11.00am services resume I expect there will be some reluctance for parishioners to congregate.

We plan on having every third pew in use with two meters dividing non household members.

Photographs to give an idea of what social distancing at two meters will look like in church,

If numbers require, we can use our porch and vestry which are wired for sound and we also have the option of using our halls where we can broadcast the service live. We will use sheets instead of hymn books and prayer books. So, plans are in place for keeping everyone safe while still being able to come together as a parish community. As guidelines recommend facemasks should be worn while congregating indoors. Please see photos highlighting social distancing in Church. When people are exiting, we envisage opening both doors at entrance of church and will encourage people to leave the building quickly and have a chat outside in the open air. Regarding Holy Communion, I will wear a mask for the consecration and distribute in the aisle and I will quite understand if people want to receive spiritually.

 

 

All activities suspended till restrictions lifted

Bible Study will continue on zoom for now

 

All Services via Facebook Live till restrictions lifted

Link to service will be available on Parish website later in day of recording.