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Sunday, 14 October 2007
St Maelruain's Church, Tallaght, on the south-western outskirts of Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is built on an ancient Christian site with a long and distinctive history. Not long ago it was a small rural church. It is surrounded now by the shops, offices and the vast spread of new housing in this area. It stands as a symbol of eternal truths at the centre of the new town which is Tallaght.
St Maelruain's parish is a Parish of the Church of Ireland, a national church in communion with the world-wide Anglican Communion of churches. It is both reformed and catholic with a synodical form of government which involves laity, clergy and bishops in all decision making. We place a strong emphasis on the rights of the individual and individual conscience, encouraging all our members to come to a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord. Combined with this we have a strong sense of the importance of the church as the visible Body of Christ in the world and we emphasise the need for loyalty to the church and the need for ordered and reverent liturgical worship.
We believe that our faith is something which prompts and motivates our concern for the community and our involvement in the world. We seek to be sensitive to the needs and aspirations of marginalised and minority groups in society and of individuals with intractable problems.