Rota

We need more help with cleaning and arranging flowers for the church and with organising tea/coffee for the end of services. We are very grateful to those who help the church in these ways but would like to spread these tasks more widely. Rotas are posted on the church notice board in the porch and beside the font. Please sign up if you can!

Planned Giving

Please consider renewing or beginning your financial commitment to Killiskey Parish by way of Planned Giving. By doing this you can maximise the amount of money received by the Parish and greatly assist the Parish to meet its financial commitments. Planned Giving is making a pledge to donate an amount of money regularly over the course of the year whether weekly, monthly, quarterly or by a single donation. Under the tax regulations, the Parish, as a registered charity, can obtain a tax refund from the government for recorded donations from tax payers (PAYE and Self-Assessment) who contribute a minimum of €250 in the tax year. This is the equivalent of €4.81 per week. The parish can claim a further approx. 45% of the amount donated from the government. Cash donations on the plate, while very gratefully received, are not eligible for a tax refund. If you are contributing more than €250 over the course of the year through this method, you might like to consider Planned Giving.

Planned Giving can be done in any one of the following ways:

*The envelope system enables parishioners to donate regular cash amounts which can be recorded for tax refund purposes. Envelopes can be obtained from the churchwardens.

*By setting up a standing order with your bank for a minimum donation of €5 per week (or monthly or quarterly equivalent).

*A donation or donations totalling at least €250 can be made directly to the Parish Treasurer, Scott Golden, Malvern House, The Glebe, Wicklow Town.

Vacancy Diocesan Secretary

The United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough is seeking to fill the role of full time Diocesan Secretary who will have overall accountability for the operations of the diocesan office.

The candidate will have a finance or business qualification and have knowledge of charities legislation and corporate governance procedures. They will also have an awareness of and work within the vision and values of the United Dioceses and be in agreement and in sympathy with the Christian faith expressed within the Church of Ireland.

They will establish collaborative relationships between clergy, parishes and the Representative Church Body, working with the parishes and organisations across the United Dioceses supporting the mission of the Church of Ireland.

They will encourage a culture of productive and flourishing relationships between the Diocesan Office and the parishes, giving attention to the way in which information is communicated and received. They will also manage the office in a way that ensures service standards are met, working with other staff members and external providers. They will attend and act as Secretary to the meetings of Diocesan Councils, Diocesan Synods and sub committees, as required.

Applicants are invited to email a CV with a covering letter outlining their suitability no later than Friday 18 November 2022 to Hon. Secretaries of Diocesan Councils at admin@dublin.anglican.org.

The Hub

If you know of anyone who has been unemployed for a year or more and would like to earn some extra income, please ask them to contact Lesley Rue on 087-2766590. The new opening hours Monday to Saturday are 11am –3pm.

Eco Tips October

With rising energy costs, the need to reduce our use of all forms of energy is paramount, both to lower costs and to minimise the risk of power outages. Below are a few simple steps we could all follow.

1. Heat your house less (lower temperature, shorter time). Don’t heat rooms that are never used. Wear warm clothes.

2. Turn off all switches, appliances, devices and lights that are not in use; don’t leave any on standby. If you leave a room for any length of time, turn off the radio or TV, switch off lights.

3. Wash clothes that need to be cleaned, not just ironed. Tumble driers use a lot of electricity; better options are outdoor clothes lines, weather permitting, or indoor clothes horses – heated driers are available. Ventilate the room when clothes are being dried indoors. De-humidifiers can make rooms seem warmer by drying out the air.

4. Is hot water really necessary all day long?

5. Electric showers use a lot of electricity, reduce the time spent showering.

6. When using an oven, be sure to cook more than one item at a time.

7. Use hand rather than electric appliances where feasible (whisks, sweeping brushes etc.).

8. Boil the amount of water needed rather than an entire kettle full. Save excess hot water in a flask.

9. Drive less and car-pool where possible; use public transport; walk; cycle