Appointment of New Rector of Taney announced
The Revd Nigel Pierpoint has been appointed Rector of Taney Parish in the Diocese of Dublin. Nigel currently serves in Taney as Curate. The announcement was made in both Christ Church, Taney and St Nahi’s during services this morning. He succeeds Canon Robert Warren who retired in March of this year.
Born in Santry and the youngest of three boys, Nigel grew up in the Church of Ireland tradition as a chorister in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. He is married to Anne and they have two children, Claire and Stephen, as well as son–in–law Andy and two grandchildren Henry and Nora. Anne works in Rathdown School as registrar.
Nigel was licenced as a Lay Reader for Dublin and Glendalough in 1995. He commenced training in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute in 2013. He was ordained Deacon in 2015 and Priested in 2016. He has served in Taney since his ordination to the Diaconate.
‘It is a great honour to have been appointed to Taney,” Nigel comments. “I have served the parish since September 2015 as a Deacon, I was appointed Curate in 2016 and now the Archbishop has appointed me a Rector. I am both honoured and humbled that the nominators have entrusted the parish into my care and I can assure all parishioners of my continued support and prayers for them.
“I am truly blessed and I ask God’s blessing on me as I continue my work in Taney Parish albeit in my new role now, as Rector. I am very much looking forward to continuing my ministry in this wonderful and vibrant parish. Please pray for Anne and I as we transition to the Rectory, as I will continue to pray for the community of faith that is Taney Parish.”