Changes to, and Cancellations of, some Sunday Services in Cork, Cloyne and Ross on Sunday, 4th March

Like the rest of the island, parishes are being affected in different ways by recent weather events.  Location, the travel required of Diocesan Readers and locum clergy, safe access to church buildings, not least in rural areas, are just some of the factors that have to be taken into account.

The Bishop, Dr Paul Colton, comments:

I have encouraged clergy and readers to review arrangements for Sunday Services in the Diocese for Sunday, 4th March, where circumstances demand that they do so, paying particular attention to the information supplied by, and advice given by, State agencies and other advisory groups.

Obviously the various parts of the Diocese are affected in different ways, so decisions have to be made locally in consultation with churchwardens and, where possible, representatives of the parishes.  In some instances, clergy and readers living in one part of the Diocese find that they will not be able to travel to take Services elsewhere.

In all of this, and above all else, I urge that everyone put safety first, and do not endeavour to come out to walk or travel to Church if it is not safe to do so.  Please also continue to make contact, as you have been doing, with older parishioners and anyone vulnerable living alone or living in isolated parts of the Diocese.

Changes are, therefore, announced as follows to Sunday Services in parishes and chaplaincies in Cork, Cloyne and Ross:

(For parishes not listed please contact the local clergy. A list of parishes and chaplaincies is found here.)

List UPDATED at 07.50 hrs on 4th March 2018

Abbeystrewry Union of Parishes (Skibbereen, Castletownshend, Caheragh):

The only Service will be at 11.30 a.m. in Abbeystrewry Parish Church (Skibbereen)

The 9 am Eucharist in St. Barrahane’s, Castletownshend and the 10.15 Eucharist in St. Mary’s Caheragh are both cancelled.

Bandon Union (Bandon, Innishannon, Rathclaren, Ballinadee, Brinny)

The only Service will be at 11.30 a.m. in St Peter’s Church, Bandon.

All other Services are cancelled.

Funerals scheduled for 3rd and 4th  are postponed

Carrigaline Union (Carrigaline and Monkstown)

The only Service will be at 11am in St Mary’s Church, Carrigaline (Holy Communion)

The 9:30 a.m. Morning Prayer in St John’s Church, Monkstown has been cancelled.

Carrigrohane Union (Carrigrohane, Blarney, Inniscarra)

All Services are cancelled.

Chapel of Christ the Healer, Cork University Hospital

Service cancelled.

Chapel of Saint Luke’s Home

Service cancelled.

Cloyne Union (Midleton, Cloyne, East Ferry and Corkbeg)

All Services are cancelled as the priest who was due to travel to take Services is snow bound.

Cobh and Glanmire Union

All Services are cancelled as the Diocesan Reader cannot travel.

Cork ~ Saint Anne, Shandon

There will be one Service only in Saint Anne’s, Shandon at 10.15 a.m.

All other Services are cancelled.

The Tower Teens Youth Group meeting planned for 5.30 p.m. is also cancelled

Cork ~ Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral

Services will be held at the usual times: 8 a.m., 11.15 a.m. and 3.30 p.m.

However, the choir will not be on duty due to uncertainty concerning road conditions.

At 11.15 a.m. there will be hymns and some music sung/led by the Director of Music, Peter Stobart.

Douglas Union with Frankfield

Only two Services will be held as follows:

Saint Luke’s, Douglas at 11.15 a.m.

St Michael’s, Blackrock at 11.30 a.m.

All other Services are cancelled.

Fanlobbus Union (Dunmanway, Drinagh, Drimoleague and Coolkelure)

The only Service will be in St Mary’s Dunmanway at 11 a.m.

All other Services are cancelled.

Fermoy Union (Fermoy, Knockmourne, Glenville, Ballyhooly)

It is currently planned that Services will take place as usual in Fermoy and Knockmourne.  If in doubt please check with the priest-in-charge or churchwardens.

Services are cancelled in Ballyhooly and Glenville as it would not be safe for the Diocesan Reader to travel across the mountains to take them.


Service cancelled.

Kilgariffe Union (Clonakilty, Timoleague, Courtmacsherry, Kilmalooda)

All Services are cancelled.

Kilmocomogue Union (Bantry and Durrus)

Two Services will be held tomorrow:

10am      Holy Communion in St. Brendan’s, Bantry

11.45am  Holy Communion in St. James, Durrus

The 8.15am  Service in St. Brendan’s, Bantry is cancelled

Kilmoe Union (Schull and Toormore)

All Services are cancelled as the locum priest cannot travel.

Kinneigh Union (Kinneigh, Farranthomas, Kilmeen)

All Services are cancelled.

Kinsale Union of Parishes:

The only Service will be at 11:30 a.m. in St Multose, Kinsale (Said Eucharist with Sunday School).

The following Services are cancelled:  8:30am Communion (Kinsale) and 10:00am Morning Prayer (Ballymartle).

Mallow Union (Mallow, Doneraile, Castletownroche)

The only Service will be at 11.45 a.m. in St James, Mallow

All other Services are cancelled.

Moviddy Union (Aherla, Templemartin and Kilmurry)

All Services are cancelled.

Ross Union (Rosscarbery, Leap, Union Hall, Glandore, Castleventry)

Three Services will be held in the Parish, as follows:

8.00 am Holy Communion Ross Cathedral

9.00 am Holy Communion Union Hall

11.30 am Morning Prayer Ross Cathedral

All other Services are cancelled.

Templebreedy Group (Crosshaven and Nohoval)

All Services are cancelled.

Youghal Union of Parishes

All Services are cancelled as the priest who was due to travel to take Services is snow bound.

This list will be updated as further information is received: please check back and refresh your browser.

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