The Bishop of Cork and Ross, the Most Reverend Dr Fintan Gavin, who visited Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral recently to join Bishop Paul Colton in lighting candles, to pray together, and to remember the victims of Covid-19, has sent his greetings to the Cathedral and everyone in the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the consecration, on 30th November 1870, of Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral Cork.
This is one of the many greetings from around the world, from Ireland, and from Cork, that have been arriving in recent weeks. The sesquicentenary will be celebrated, in a way very different from that originally planned, an online ceremony on Monday, 30th November at 11 a.m., led by the Bishop and the Dean, accompanied by the Lord Mayor of Cork and the Lady Mayoress. It will be broadcast at 11 a.m. on the Cathedral webpages.
The present day cathedral, designed by William Burges, is the most recent building on the site where Christian worship and witness have been offered in Cork since the Seventh Century.
Since the CoronaVirus Pandemic has put a halt to all the traditional celebrations, different ways of marking the occasion have been put in place, including the sharing with you of these greetings.
You may read Bishop Gavin’s message here: