Final Confirmation of 2021 in Carrigaline Union

The final confirmation of 2021 in the Church of Ireland in Cork, Cloyne and Ross took place on Saturday, 13th November in the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Carrigaline. After a long wait, nine young people were confirmed by their Bishop, the Right Rev. Dr Paul Colton.

The confirmands with their Bishop, the Right Rev. Dr Paul Colton (right) and their Rector, Canon Elaine Murray (left), as well as Lay Local Minister Hilary Dring (back right)

The Bishop said, that perhaps because of all the challenges, this year’s confirmations were among the most moving of his twenty-two years as bishop.

Canon Elaine Murray said:

As the last group in the diocese to be confirmed after the long COVID-19 wait, the joyful group took the biblical phrase ‘the last shall be first’ to heart!

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