On 10th April, the Rector of Cobh & Glanmire Union of Parishes, the Rev. Canon Paul Arbuthnot, attended the annual commemoration for those who perished on the RMS Titanic. The Titanic’s last port of call was Queenstown / Cobh 110 years ago.
The commemoration took place in Cobh town centre and began with an act of worship and remembrance at the Titanic memorial in Pearse Square. The Rector led the prayers alongside the Roman Catholic clergy from Cobh Cathedral. After this, there was a wreath laying ceremony at the town’s Promenade for those who died in the tragedy.
The Revd Canon Paul Arbuthnot commented:
This tragedy is woven into the consciousness of Cobh and the commemoration of it is an important event in the town’s civic calendar. It is a day when we remember before God not only those who died on that terrible day, but all who risk their lives in their work on the sea.