150th Anniversary of Holy Trinity Church, Crosshaven ~ Templebreedy

On the afternoon of Trinity Sunday, 27th May, Templebreedy Church – Holy Trinity Church, Crosshaven – was full for the celebration of the sesquicentenary (150 years) of the consecration of the Church.  The church building was designed by William Burges, who also was the architect of Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork.  The Reverend Isobel Jackson, Rector of Templebreedy, welcomed everyone to the Service: the high point of a weekend of celebrations.  Jennifer Gill, whose late father, Archdeacon Gill, was the longest serving rector of the parish, has written a short history of the church, and she was on hand to sign copies of her beautifully presented book.

Jennifer Gill with the Bishop.

The Bishop, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, presided and preached. Clergy from other local parishes were in attendance, and the parishioners were joined by friends and guests from the local community. The parish choirs – adult and children – led the singing. Afterwards everyone adjourned to the Royal Cork Yacht Club where afternoon tea was served.

Members of the Templebreedy Children’s Choir were photographed after the Service with (l-r at rear): the Rev. Hazel Minion, Canon George Murphy, the Rev. David Bowles, the Rev. Isobel Jackson (Rector), Archbishop Patrick Coveney (Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Greece), the Bishop, Father Patrick Stevenson, Canon Eithne Lynch, and Archdeacon Adrian WIlkinson.

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