Bishop Paul Colton has put together this list of things (and links to them) that are on and that are not on in Cork, Cloyne and Ross at the moment:
Bishop Colton says – for a word of solidarity and encouragement. Please check out:
- my Monthly Letter to the Diocese CLICK HERE
- our messages of support AND solidarity on Saint Patrick’s Day: CLICK HERE
- the Night Prayers I am posting each night on my Twitter account – do join me: HERE
- here at my home, during the daily offices and at other times, I am praying for those who have asked me to pray for them. I have made this offer on social media and there has been a growing list of contacts worldwide. Please send me a message on social media if you wish to be added to this prayer list.
Keep in Touch with Your Church in Cork, Cloyne and Ross:
- The main place for Diocesan Announcements and News is: CLICK HERE You can click on the bottom right to add your email and get news to your email inbox
- Browse the Diocesan Website: CLICK HERE
- For the local support of a priest or lay minister: CLICK HERE
- If you are not sure who to contact but want to search by location: CLICK HERE
- The Diocese is on Facebook: CLICK HERE
- The Diocese is on Twitter: CLICK HERE
- For the wider Church of Ireland: CLICK HERE
What is On?
Your bishop and clergy are available to you
Your pastors are not able to visit you in person at the moment but all of them are finding ways to reach out to you to keep in touch.
Clergy are also finding suitable ways for small groups, such as Select Vestries, to consult or to meet online.
The Bishop has been in regular personal contact with the clergy and other ministers in the Diocese to support and encourage them . He has set up a WhatsApp group to assist with urgent contact with clergy, and also a Cork, Cloyne and Ross Ministry Support group on Facebook where ideas are being shared to help us all through this time.
The Diocesan Office
Diocesan Office staff are working at home. Please contact them by EMail.
Try not to post to them. Use the online forms and online banking.
It is not possible to reach the office by phone.
Diocesan Administration is still online as usual using the Forms in the INFOBASE
The worship of the Church continues
Ideas are being pooled and a list will be made available in due course about how we will continue to mark the important upcoming seasons:
- Palm Sunday
- Holy Week
- Maundy Thursday
- Good Friday
Worship at Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral Cork can be viewed online at any time after it has happened. CLICK HERE
Robbie Carroll, Assistant Director of Music will broadcast a recital every Wednesday at 1 p.m. CLICK HERE
Sunday Worship is online or being broadcast
St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork will broadcast. You can find worship there:
- via the link on the Cathedral Website. CLICK HERE
- on the Twitch APP – CLICK HERE
Other Services from around the Diocese:
09.15 a.m. A Service from the Chapel of Christ the Healer CUH on CUH102FM. HERE
10.15 a.m. Church of Saint Anne, Shandon. Youtube Channel HERE
10.30 a.m. Cloyne Union on their Facebook Page HERE
11 a.m. Carrigaline Union of Parishes HERE
11 a.m. Carrigrohane Union of Parishes HERE
11 a.m. Fanlobbus will live stream on their Facebook Page HERE
11 a.m. Youghal will live stream on their Facebook Page. HERE
Sunday Worship is broadcast – radio and television
8.10 a.m. BBC Radio 4. Online HERE
11.10 a.m. Mass will be broadcast on RTE One Television
12.45 p.m. Service on RTE Radio One Extra. Online HERE
10.30 a.m. Mass on RTE News Now from St Eunan’s Cathedral, Raphoe each day
Join us in a Wave of Prayer at Home
- You will find a complete form of Daily Prayer for use at home online HERE every day.
- You could also use the Church of Ireland Daily Worship App. There’s a link HERE to download it.
- If you want the Services from the Book of Common Prayer, you will find a list of them and links to download them HERE
- If you are someone who has received a gift from the Bishop at Confirmation of the Pearls or Wreath of Christ, use those for prayer at this time. CLICK HERE
- The Bishop is working on a resource for the Pearls of Christ especially for this time which will be made available soon.
Online Worship Options will be update also on a new page on the Diocesan website HERE
For Confirmands and your Families
For as long as the public health advice means that Church Services should not be held, Confirmation Services will not now happen on the dates originally announced. This is actively being monitored in line with HSE Guidelines.
The Bishop will be reaching out to all this year’s confirmands personally through
What’s NOT On?
- Church buildings are closed in line with HSE Guidelines
- Church Services are cancelled in line with HSE Guidelines
- Schools are closed
- Church organisations and activities are not meeting other than as locally arranged virtually but not in person
- All Easter General Vestry Meetings and associated elections are adjourned.
- As a result all current office holders remain in office.
- There will be no Safeguarding Trust training sessions for youth workers until further notice.
- All current Ministers of the Eucharist may remain in office for a further year.
The following specific events are adjourned, cancelled or postponed:
- Easter General Vestry Meetings and Elections
- 26th March: Meetings of Saint Luke’s Home Boards
- 28th March: Come and Sing – Stainer Crucifixion
- 2nd April: Bishop Paul and Mrs Susan’s Colton’s event and supper for school principals, deputy principals and sixth class teachers.
- 2nd April: Northridge House Education and Research Centre Annual Conference
- 2nd April: AGM of the Cork Indigent Roomkeepers’ Association
- 9th April: Diocesan Chrism Eucharist. Consecrated oils from last year will continue in use.
- 13th June: Diocesan Synod is being postponed until the autumn
All other events are under review subject to Government advice in the days and weeks ahead.
Update from the HSE: CLICK HERE
How to Clean Your Hands – CLICK HERE