All Are Welcome! ~ Christmas Services in Cork, Cloyne and Ross

The United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross announces the details of Christmas Services for the coming Festival (see further down this post for dates, places, and times).

North, South, East and West in County Cork – the Church of Ireland United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross – as well as that part of the Diocese in Ardmore, County Waterford – from Ardmore in the East to the Beara Peninsula in the West, from Cape Clear in the South to Mitchelstown in the North, churches, chapels, clergy, lay readers, churchwardens, organists, musicians, choirs and parishioners will be busy in the coming weeks, particularly throughout the 12 Days of Christmas and in the Sundays and days beforehand.

The Bishop, Dr Paul Colton, said:

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day there will, at my reckoning, be 88 Christmas Services in approximately 60 different locations throughout County Cork.  This offers everyone – members of the Church of Ireland, visitors, the curious – a vast choice of when and where to come along to celebrate Christmas.  That doesn’t take into account the Carol Services in the days beforehand and afterwards. Everyone is welcome at all of these Services.  I wish all parishes and chaplaincies the joy of the  Christ-child as everyone worships and celebrates this Christmas.

The following lists give details of those Church Services in the parishes and chaplaincies in the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross where they have been supplied.

The first section covers the three Cathedrals:  Cork, Cloyne and Rosscarbery. The second section is organised by date/festival and under each date/festival the places are listed alphabetically.

For further information on how to find places or for information about places not listed please contact the local clergy directly using the links to places HERE.

1. Cathedrals

Cork, Saint Fin Barre

Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork . Photo: Dennis Horgan

Christmas Eve, 24th December

10.00am    Morning Prayer
12 noon      The Eucharist
4.00pm      Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Christmas Day, 25th December

8.00am   The Eucharist (said, in the Deans’ Chapel)

11.15am  Blessing of the Crib and Festival Choral Eucharist of the Nativity                (Celebrant & Preacher: The Bishop)

Saint Stephen, 26th December

12 noon The Eucharist (said, in the Deans’ Chapel)

Saint John the Evangelist, 27th December

12 noon The Eucharist (said, in the Deans’ Chapel)

The Holy Innocents, 28th December

12 noon The Eucharist (said, in the Deans’ Chapel)

Sunday, 29th December

8.00am   The Eucharist (said)
11.15am   The Eucharist (said, with hymns)

1st January 2020 ~ The Naming and Circumcision of Christ (New Year’s Day)

12 noon    The Eucharist

Sunday 5th January – Celebrating The Epiphany 

8.00am      The Eucharist (said)
11.15am      Festival Choral Eucharist
3.30pm      Festival Choral Evensong

Cloyne, Saint Colman

Saint Colman with Saint Fin Barre, Cloyne Cathedral.

Christmas Day, 25th December

8.00am   Holy Communion

Sunday, 29th December

10.30 a.m. United Service of Carols and Readings

5th January 2020

12 Noon  Morning Prayer

Rosscarbery, Saint Fachtna

Saint Fachtna, Rosscarbery

Christmas Day, 25th December:

8.00 a.m.  The Eucharist

11.30 a.m. The Eucharist

Sunday, 29th December:

11.30 a.m.  Christmas Reflections

2. Parishes and Chaplaincies by Date

Christmas Eve ~ Tuesday, 24th December

Aherla:  10 p.m. Holy Communion

Ballydehob: 4 p.m. Children’s Nativity and Carol Service

Ballydehob: 11.30 p.m.  Holy Communion

Ballymartle: 6 p.m. Holy Communion

Bandon: 11.30 p.m. Christmas Eve Eucharist

Bantry: 11.30 p.m. Eucharist of the Incarnation

Carrigaline: 4 p.m.  Carols around the Crib

Carrigaline: 11.30 p.m. First Eucharist of the Nativity

Castleventry: 11 p.m. The First Eucharist of Christmas

Clonakilty:  11 p.m. Holy Communion

Coolkelure:  11 p.m.  Holy Communion

Crosshaven:  11.30 p.m.  Holy Communion

Doneraile:  11.30 p.m. Holy Communion

Douglas:  4 p.m.  Crib Service

Douglas: 11.30 p.m.  Holy Communion

Drimoleague:  9 p.m.  Holy Communion

Dunmanway:  5 p.m.  Crib Service

East Ferry: 11.30 p.m.  The First Communion of Christmas

Fermoy: 8 p.m. Eucharist

Glanmire:  11 p.m. The First Eucharist of Christmas with traditional carols

Inniscarra: 11 p.m. Holy Communion

Kinsale: 11.30 p.m. Holy Communion

Mallow:  8 p.m. Christingle Service with Carols

Skibbereen:  04.00 p.m. Children’s Crib Service

Skibbereen:  11.30 p.m. The Eucharist

Youghal:  11.00 p.m. The First Eucharist of Christmas

Christmas Day ~ Wednesday, 25th December

Aughadown: 10.00 a.m.  Holy Communion

Ballinadee: 09.00 a.m. Christmas Day Eucharist

Ballydehob: 11.30 a.m. Holy Communion

Ballyhooly: 09.45 a.m. Eucharist

Bandon: 11.30 a.m. Christmas Day Eucharist

Bantry:  08.15 a.m. Holy Communion

Bantry:  10.00 a.m. Holy Communion

Blackrock:  8.30 a.m. Holy Communion

Blackrock: 11.30 a.m. Holy Communion

Blarney: 11.00 a.m. Holy Communion

Brinny:  10.30 a.m. Christmas Day Eucharist

Caheragh:  10.15 a.m.  The Eucharist

Carrigaline: 11.00 a.m. The Eucharist

Carrigrohane: 10.00 a.m. Holy Communion

Castlemartyr:  10 a.m. Christmas Family Eucharist

Castletownroche:  09.30 a.m. Holy Communion

Castletownshend:  09.00 a.m.  The Eucharist

Clonakilty:  11.30 a.m. Holy Communion

Cork – Saint Anne, Shandon:  10.15 a.m. Holy Communion

Cork – Saint Luke’s Home Chapel:  12 noon Holy Communion

Corkbeg: 09.15 a.m. Holy Communion

Crosshaven:  11.30 a.m. Holy Communion

Fermoy: 09.45 a.m. Eucharist

Frankfield:  10.00 a.m. Holy Communion

Douglas:  11.15 a.m. Holy Communion

Drinagh:  09.00 a.m.  Holy Communion

Dunmanway: 11.00 a.m.  Holy Communion

Durrus: 11.45 a.m. Holy Communion

Frankfield:  10.00 a.m. Holy Communion

Glenville: 11.15 a.m. Eucharist

Innishannon: 11.45 a.m. Christmas Day Eucharist

Kilmalooda:  09.00 a.m. Holy Communion

Kilmurry: 11.30 a.m. Holy Communion

Kingston College, Mitchelstown:  10.30 a.m. Christmas Eucharist

Kinneigh: 11.00 a.m. United Parish Service of the Eucharist for Christmas Day

Kinsale:  08.30 a.m. Holy Communion

Kinsale: 11.30 a.m. Parish Christmas Eucharist

Knockmourne: 11.15 a.m. Eucharist

Leap: 10.00 a.m. Christmas Eucharist

Little Island:  11.30 a.m. Christmas Eucharist with traditional carols

Mallow:  11.00 a.m. Holy Communion

Midleton: 10.30 a.m. Holy Communion

Monkstown: 09.30 a.m. The Eucharist

Nohoval:  10.00 a.m. Holy Communion

Passage West: 09.45 a.m. Holy Communion

Rathclaren: 10.00 a.m. Christmas Day Eucharist

Rushbrooke:  10.00 a.m. Christmas Eucharist with traditional carols

Schull:  10.00 a.m. Holy Communion

Skibbereen:  11.30 a.m. The Eucharist

Templemartin: 09.45 a.m. Holy Communion

Templetrine: 10.00 a.m. Holy Communion

Timoleague:  10 a.m. Holy Communion

Toormore:  11.30 a.m. Holy Communion

Union Hall: 9.00 a.m. Christmas Eucharist

Youghal:  11.30 a.m. Christmas Family Eucharist

Sunday, 29th December ~ the First Sunday of Christmas

Aherla: 11.00 a.m. Service of the Word (United Service for Moviddy Union)

Aughadown: 10.00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Ballydehob: 11.30 a.m. Holy Communion

Bandon: 11.00 a.m. United Carol Service (no other Services in Bandon Union)

Bantry:  08.15 a.m. Holy Communion

Blackrock:  8.30 a.m. Holy Communion

Caheragh: 06.00 p.m.  Carol Service

Carrigaline:  11.15 a.m. United Christingle Service

Carrigrohane:  09.30 a.m.  Holy Communion with Carols

Carrigrohane:  11.00 a.m. Sunday AM for Christmas

Clonakilty:  11.30 a.m. Morning Prayer and Holy Baptism

Cork – Saint Anne, Shandon:  10.15 a.m. Morning Prayer

Cork – Shalom Park: . Hannukah Service (Cork 3 Faiths Forum)

Doneraile:  3 p.m.  Christmas Carol Service (Only Service in Mallow Union today)

Douglas:  11.15 a.m. Holy Communion

Durrus:  11.45 a.m. Carol Service

Farranthomas: 11.30 a.m. United Parish Service of the Eucharist

Frankfield:  10.00 a.m. Holy Communion

Kingston College, Mitchelstown:  11.30 a.m.  The Eucharist

Rushbrooke:  10.30 a.m. The Eucharist with traditional carols

Schull:  10.00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Skibbereen:  08.30 a.m. The Eucharist

Skibbereen:  11.30 a.m. The Eucharist

Timoleague:  10.00 a.m. Morning Prayer with Carols

Toormore:  11.30 a.m. Morning Prayer

Youghal:  11 a.m. Carols and Readings for the New Year

Tuesday, 31st December 2019 – New Year’s Eve

Doneraile:  11.50 p.m.  Ringing in the New Year

Dunmanway: 11.15 p.m. Prayers reflecting on the past year

Dunmanway: 11.45 p.m. Ringing out the old year and ringing in the new

Wednesday, 1st January 2020 ~ the Naming of Jesus

Douglas:  11.00 a.m. Holy Communion

Kingston College, Mitchelstown:  10.30 a.m.  The Eucharist

Skibbereen:  10.30 a.m. The Eucharist

Sunday, 5th January 2020  

Aughadown: 10.00 a.m. Holy Communion

Ballydehob:  11.30 a.m. Morning Prayer

Ballinadee:  09.00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Bandon: 08.00 a.m. The Eucharist

Bandon: 11.30 a.m. The Eucharist

Bantry: 08.15 a.m. Holy Communion

Bantry:  10.00 a.m. Holy Communion

Blackrock:  8.30 a.m. Holy Communion

Blackrock:  8.30 a.m. Service of the Word

Brinny:  10.30 a.m. Morning Prayer

Caheragh:  10.15 a.m.  The Eucharist

Carrigrohane:  09.30 a.m.  Holy Communion

Carrigrohane:  11.00 a.m. United Celebration

Castlemartyr:  10 a.m. Morning Prayer

Castletownroche: 10.00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Castletownshend:  09.00 a.m.  The Eucharist

Cork – Saint Anne, Shandon:  10.15 a.m. Holy Communion

Doneraile: 10.00 a.m. Holy Communion

Douglas:  11.15 a.m. Service of the Word

Durrus:  11.45 a.m. Holy Communion

East Ferry:  09.15 a.m. Morning Prayer

Frankfield: 10.00 a.m. Service of the Word

Innishannon: 11.45 a.m. Morning Prayer

Kilmurry: 11.30 a.m. Morning Prayer

Mallow: 11.45 a.m. Holy Communion

Midleton: 10.30 a.m. Holy Communion

Passage West: 09.45 a.m. Service of the Word

Rathclaren: 10.00 a.m. The Eucharist

Schull:  10.00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Skibbereen:  11.30 a.m. The Eucharist

Templemartin:  09.45 a.m. Morning Prayer

Toormore:  11.30 a.m. Morning Prayer

Youghal:  11.30 a.m. The Eucharist

Monday, 6th January 2020  ~ The Epiphany

Carrigaline: At St Mary’s School, Waterpark 10.00 a.m. Epiphany Service

Douglas:  11.00 a.m. Holy Communion

Youghal:  10.30 a.m. The Eucharist

Sunday, 12th January 2020  ~ The Baptism of Christ

Douglas:  11.15 a.m. Baptism Tree Reception for those who were baptised in 2019 in the Canon Packham Hall after the 11.15 service

For further information or information about places not listed please contact the local clergy directly using the links to places HERE.

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