Services and Events in Holy Week and Easter in Cork, Cloyne and Ross

Throughout Holy Week and Easter

A Message for Holy Week and Easter from Bishop Paul Colton HERE

The Passion Gospel read by School Chaplains and Sixth years from Ashton School, Bandon Grammar School and Midleton College HERE

The Way of the Cross with Saint Fin Barre: Gougane Barra to Cork: From Monday in Holy Week this virtual journey of prayer, readings, music and reflection will begin at  the source of the River Lee, at Gougane Barra,  then  along the Lee Valley to Cork, to Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral (marking the 150th anniversary of its consecration.  The pilgrimage will start in Kilmocomogue Union, located on the border of Gougane Barra,  and then will pass through Modiddy Union and Carrigrohane Union before arriving at the Cathedral. We invite you to join us this year virtually in the hope that next year we will walk together.  This will be available on the Diocesan YouTube Channel HERE (check back in for update link and to set a reminder)

Stations of the Cross online HERE

Unmuted: What they said about Jesus A drama online in five episodes for Holy Week and Easter by the young people of the Cork Diocesan Youth Council. The first episode aired on Palm Sunday at 6 p.m. HERE

The other episodes are:

Palm Sunday, 28th March

Where’s the donkey? Click HERE

Wednesday, 31st March

Who’s in charge here? Click HERE

Maundy Thursday, 1st April

When he said, it he meant it Click HERE

Good Friday, 2nd April

Why is this one different? Click HERE

Easter Day, 4th April

What now? Click HERE

For Children and Families

The following resources have been assembled by the Children’s Ministry Group in the Diocese:

  • Children’s Lenten Journey
  • Holy Week and Easter
  • Church of Ireland Children’s Ministry Newsletter
  • Easter Activity Pack for Families
  • Muddy Church Easter

General Information

The Services listed below are those Services which are available to you online. Click the links to reach them. Links which link to the Diocesan YouTube Channel will be updated as a connection to the specific Service is available.

For information about Holy Week and Easter in parishes and chaplaincies not listed below you may

  • contact the local clergy using the list HERE or
  • find out who to contact by place/locale within the Diocese HERE

General information about Services is available on the Diocesan Website HERE

Some parishes make other provision for worship for their parishioners including by email, by post, or by hand delivery.

28th March 2021 ~ Palm Sunday

Diocesan Services and Online Events

A Message for Holy Week and Easter from Bishop Paul Colton online HERE

The Passion Gospel read by School Chaplains and Sixth years from Ashton School, Bandon Grammar School and Midleton College online HERE

Live Services

09.15 a.m. Chapel of Christ the Healer Cork University Hospital: on radio CUH 102FM

10.00 a.m. Clonakilty: Morning Prayer Online

10.30 a.m. Midleton: Palm Sunday Service of the Word with Passion Gospel on Facebook and YouTube (from 2 p.m.)

10.30 a.m. Rosscarbery: ‘Kaleidoscope’ Family Time by ZOOM

10.30 a.m. Rosscarbery: Morning Prayer Online

11.00 a.m. Ballincollig: Palm Sunday United Celebration with Blessing of Palms Online

11.00 a.m. Carrigaline: Palm Sunday Service Online

11.00 a.m. Dunmanway and Ballineen: Palm Sunday Service of the Word Online

11.00 a.m. Mallow: ‘Entering Jerusalem with Jesus’ Online and by ZOOM

11.00 a.m. Youghal: Palm Sunday Eucharist with Blessing of Palms and Passion Gospel Online

11.15 a.m. Cork (Cathedral) – Choral Eucharist of Palm Sunday Online

8.00 p.m.. Midleton: Compline on Facebook and YouTube (shortly afterwards)

Recorded Services

Bandon (from 7.00 a.m.): Eucharist with Blessing of Palms and Passion Gospel Online

Crosshaven and Nohoval (from 11.30 a.m.): Service of the Word with Blessing of Palms Online

Douglas Union with Frankfield (from early morning): Palm Sunday Eucharist with blessing of the Palms and Reading of the Passion Gospel Online

Skibbereen (from 10 a.m.): Palm Sunday Eucharist with Blessing of Palms & Passion Gospel Online

Moviddy Union (from 9.00 a.m.): Morning Prayer and Passion Gospel Online

Printed Services available Online

Kinsale Union: Holy Week Reflection HERE

29th March 2021 – Monday in Holy Week

Diocesan Services and Online Events

A Message for Holy Week and Easter from Bishop Paul Colton HERE

The Passion Gospel read by School Chaplains and Sixth years from Ashton School, Bandon Grammar School and Midleton College HERE

The Way of the Cross with Saint Fin Barre: Gougane Barra to Cork: A virtual journey of prayer, readings, music and reflection starting at the source of the River Lee, at Gougane Barra,  journeying along the Lee Valley to Cork, to Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral (marking the 150th anniversary of its consecration.  This will be available on the Diocesan YouTube Channel HERE (check back in for update link and to set a reminder)

Live Services

10.30 a.m. Carrigaline: Morning Prayer by ZOOM

11.00 a.m. Douglas Union with Frankfield: Holy Week Reflection via ZOOM

8.00 p.m. Mallow: Service of Reflection (with words, art and music) Online and by ZOOM

8.00 p.m.. Midleton: Compline on Facebook and YouTube (shortly afterwards)

Recorded Services

Carrigrohane (from 11.00 a.m.) Service of the Word HERE

Crosshaven and Nohoval (from 8 p.m..): Service of the Word Online

Moviddy Union (from 8.00 p.m.: Holy Week Service Online

Rosscarbery: Daily Prayer Online

30th March 2021 – Tuesday in Holy Week

Diocesan Services and Online Events

A Message for Holy Week and Easter from Bishop Paul Colton HERE

The Passion Gospel read by School Chaplains and Sixth years from Ashton School, Bandon Grammar School and Midleton College HERE

The Way of the Cross with Saint Fin Barre: Gougane Barra to Cork: A virtual journey of prayer, readings, music and reflection starting at the source of the River Lee, at Gougane Barra,  journeying along the Lee Valley to Cork, to Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral (marking the 150th anniversary of its consecration.  This will be available on the Diocesan YouTube Channel HERE (check back in for update link and to set a reminder)

Live Services

10.30 a.m. Carrigaline: Morning Prayer by ZOOM

11.00 a.m. Douglas Union with Frankfield: Holy Week Reflection via ZOOM

8.00 p.m. Mallow: Service of Reflection (with words, art and music) Online and by ZOOM

8.00 p.m.. Midleton: Compline on Facebook and YouTube (shortly afterwards)

Recorded Services

Crosshaven and Nohoval (from 8 p.m..): Evening Prayer Online

Iniscarra (from 11.00 a.m.) Service of the Word Online

Moviddy Union (from 8.00 p.m.: Holy Week Service Online

Rosscarbery: Daily Prayer Online

31st March 2021 – Wednesday in Holy Week

Diocesan Services and Online Events

A Message for Holy Week and Easter from Bishop Paul Colton HERE

The Passion Gospel read by School Chaplains and Sixth years from Ashton School, Bandon Grammar School and Midleton College HERE

The Way of the Cross with Saint Fin Barre: Gougane Barra to Cork: A virtual journey of prayer, readings, music and reflection starting at the source of the River Lee, at Gougane Barra,  journeying along the Lee Valley to Cork, to Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral (marking the 150th anniversary of its consecration.  This will be available on the Diocesan YouTube Channel HERE (check back in for update link and to set a reminder)

Live Services

10.30 a.m. Carrigaline: Morning Prayer by ZOOM

11.00 a.m. Douglas Union with Frankfield: Holy Week Reflection via ZOOM

6.30 p.m. Mallow: Jesus, Holy Week and Easter – Youth Event – Meet the Rector Online and by ZOOM

8.00 p.m.. Midleton: Compline on Facebook and YouTube (shortly afterwards)

8.00 p.m. Youghal: Evening Prayer Online

Recorded Services

Blarney (from 11.00 a.m.) Service of the Word Online

Crosshaven and Nohoval (from 8 p.m..): Late Evening Office Online

Durrus (from 6.00 a.m.): Holy Communion Online

Moviddy Union (from 8.00 p.m.: Holy Week Service Online

Rosscarbery: Daily Prayer Online

1st April 2021 – Maundy Thursday

Diocesan Service

A Message for Holy Week and Easter from Bishop Paul Colton HERE

The Passion Gospel read by School Chaplains and Sixth years from Ashton School, Bandon Grammar School and Midleton College HERE

The Way of the Cross with Saint Fin Barre: Gougane Barra to Cork: A virtual journey of prayer, readings, music and reflection starting at the source of the River Lee, at Gougane Barra,  journeying along the Lee Valley to Cork, to Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral (marking the 150th anniversary of its consecration.  This will be available on the Diocesan YouTube Channel HERE (check back in for update link and to set a reminder)

Annual Diocesan Chrism Service of Maundy Thursday

12 noon Diocesan Chrism Eucharist with Renewal of Ordination Vows (from Noon) HERE

The Order of Service for the Chrism Eucharist may be accessed or downloaded HERE

From 9.00 p.m. Diocesan Service of Tenebrae (recorded by the parishioners of Kilmocomogue Union – Bantry and Durrus) HERE

Live Services

6.00 p.m. 8.00 p.m.. Midleton: Tenebrae on Facebook and YouTube (from 2 p.m.)

6.30 p.m. Carrigrohane Union: Agape from homes in the parish. Register Online

8.00 p.m. Cork (Cathedral) – Choral Eucharist of Maundy Thursday and Stripping of the Altars Online

8.00 p.m. Mallow: Watching in the Garden with Jesus Online and by ZOOM

8.00 p.m.. Midleton: Compline on Facebook and YouTube (shortly afterwards)

8.00 p.m. Rosscarbery: Service for Maundy Thursday on ZOOM

8.00 p.m. Youghal: Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper and Stripping of the Altar Online

Recorded Services

Bandon (from 7.00 p.m.): Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper and Stripping of Altar Online

Blarney (from 11.00 a.m.) Service of the Word Online

Caheragh (from 8 p.m.): The Liturgy of Maundy Thursday Online

Crosshaven and Nohoval (from 8 p.m..): Spiritual Communion Online

Douglas Union with Frankfield (from 6 p.m.): The Eucharist of Maundy Thursday to commemorate the Institution of the Lord’s Supper and the Vigil of Good Friday Online

Moviddy Union (from 8.00 p.m.: Holy Week Service Online

Rosscarbery: Daily Prayer Online

Printed Services available Online

Kinsale Union: Holy Week Reflection HERE

2nd April 2021 – Good Friday

Things to do and view online

A Message for Holy Week and Easter from Bishop Paul Colton HERE

The Passion Gospel read by School Chaplains and Sixth years from Ashton School, Bandon Grammar School and Midleton College HERE

Stations of the Cross online HERE

The Way of the Cross with Saint Fin Barre: Gougane Barra to Cork: A virtual journey of prayer, readings, music and reflection starting at the source of the River Lee, at Gougane Barra,  journeying along the Lee Valley to Cork, to Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral (marking the 150th anniversary of its consecration.  This will be available on the Diocesan YouTube Channel HERE (check back in for update link and to set a reminder)

Live Services

12 Noon Carrigaline: Children’s Service Online and by ZOOM

12 Noon Cork (Cathedral) – Proclamation of the Cross Online

12 Noon Kinsale – Ecumenical Reflection on the Cross Online

12 noon Mallow: Jesus, Holy Week and Easter – Youth Event – Meet the Rector Online and by ZOOM

3.00 p.m. Mallow: Words from the Cross Online and by ZOOM

8.00 p.m. Dunmanway and Ballineen: Reflective Service for Good Friday Online

8.00 p.m.. Midleton: Compline on Facebook and YouTube (shortly afterwards)

8.00 p.m. Rosscarbery: Service for Good Friday on ZOOM

8.00 p.m. Youghal: Evening Prayer Online

8.30 p.m. Clonakilty: Evening Prayer and Reflections on the Cross Online

Recorded Services

Bandon (from 8.00 a.m.): The Liturgy of Good Friday Online

Carrigrohane (from 11.00 a.m.) Service of the Word Online

Crosshaven and Nohoval (from 8 p.m..): Service of the Word Online

Douglas Union with Frankfield (from Noon): ‘An Hour by the Cross’ – Readings, Music and Meditations for Good Friday (available from Noon) Online

Moviddy Union (from 8.00 p.m.: Holy Week Service Online

Skibbereen (from 12 noon): Reflection at the Foot of the Cross Online

Printed Services available Online

Kinsale Union: Holy Week Reflection HERE

3rd April 2021 – Easter Eve

Diocesan Services and Online Events

A Message for Holy Week and Easter from Bishop Paul Colton HERE

The Passion Gospel read by School Chaplains and Sixth years from Ashton School, Bandon Grammar School and Midleton College online HERE

Stations of the Cross online HERE

The Way of the Cross with Saint Fin Barre: Gougane Barra to Cork: A virtual journey of prayer, readings, music and reflection starting at  he source of the River Lee, at Gougane Barra,  journeying along the Lee Valley to Cork, to Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral (marking the 150th anniversary of its consecration.  This will be available on the Diocesan YouTube Channel HERE (check back in for update link and to set a reminder)

Live Services

8.00 p.m. Mallow: Waiting for the light of Christ – Preparing for the Easter Dawn Online and by ZOOM

9.00 p.m. Carrigaline: Easter Vigil Online

9.00 p.m.. Midleton: Easter Vigil and First Communion of Easter on Facebook and YouTube (shortly afterwards)

Recorded Services

Cork (Cathedral from 6.00 p.m.) Vigil of Easter Eve Online

Crosshaven and Nohoval (from 8 p.m..): Easter Vigil Online

Skibbereen (from 8 p.m.: Easter Vigil Online

4th April 2021 – Easter Day

Diocesan Services and Online Events

A Message for Holy Week and Easter from Bishop Paul Colton HERE

Live Services

6.30 a.m. Sun-Up Easter Dawn Service organised by CDYC on ZOOM

09.15 a.m. Chapel of Christ the Healer Cork University Hospital: on radio CUH 102FM

10.00 a.m. Clonakilty: Easter Service of Holy Communion Online

10.00 a.m. Rosscarbery: Easter Celebration Online and by ZOOM

10.30 a.m. Midleton: Easter Eucharist Facebook and YouTube (from 2 p.m.)

11.00 a.m. Ballincollig: A Celebration of Easter Day with Holy Communion Online

11.00 a.m. Carrigaline: Easter Eucharist Online

11.00 a.m. Dunmanway and Ballineen: The Easter Story Online

11.00 a.m. Mallow: Easter Celebration Online and by ZOOM

11.00 a.m. Youghal: Easter Eucharist Online

Recorded Services

Bandon (from 7.00 a.m.): Service of Holy Communion for Easter Online

Crosshaven and Nohoval (from 11.30 a.m.): Service of Holy and Spiritual Communion Online

Douglas Union with Frankfield (from early morning): The Eucharist of Easter Day Online

Durrus (from 6.00 a.m): Holy Communion Online

Moviddy Union (from 9.00 a.m.) Holy Communion Online

Skibbereen (from 10.00 a.m.): Easter Day Eucharist Online

Printed Services available Online

Kinsale Union: Easter Reflection HERE

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