A word from William...
On 10th October as part of the national architects ‘open house’, a opportunity for free access to buildings that are not normally open to the public on Saturdays, the church was open and also as part of a new Iwalk of Tallaght. The local Iwalk is an initiative by South Dublin County Council allowing you to download onto your Ipod a walking tour of Tallaght.
On the same day the Indian congregation who use our Church on Saturdays were filming a programme to be broadcast on Christmas Day on Indian TV. They asked me to record a Christmas message.
On the 11th October Martin O’Connor came to talk to us at our 11am service on the work of the Bishop’s Appeal. Bishops' Appeal does not engage directly in development work itself, but channels funds through development agencies and partner churches who are already in place in areas of need.
Bishops' Appeal contributes to relief of suffering in time of emergencies whether natural or man-made. However, their main concern is to support ongoing development in the fields of sustainable agriculture, health, including HIV/AIDS, and education in many parts of the world. They aim to enable people to have more control over their own lives and futures so that they are less dependent on others than they are today.
On October 16th we were delighted to welcome Rev Adrienne Galligan, Rector of Crumlin and Chaplelizod, who preached at our Friday evening Harvest service. Thank you to the ladies who so beautifully decorated the Church for Harvest and to those who provided the Harvest supper.
On the following Sunday the 18th we had our Girl’s Brigade Enrolment Service and Children’s Harvest. I would like to thank the GB captain Carol Fox and her group of leader for all the hard work they do with the girls and also for providing the refreshments after the service.
We are looking forward to our annual Christmas Sing Along on Friday 4th December which although a fundraiser also proves to be a good parish social evening. Come along and get into the festive spirit!
Church of Ireland (Anglican Communion), Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland
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