Carrigaline Union is now a Place of Sanctuary

Carrigaline Union of Parishes has been recognised as a Place of Sanctuary on 11th December 2022.

The Sanctuary Award has been presented to four churches representing different denominations right and across the island. The presentations have fallen within the Christian observance of the season of Advent under the theme ’No Room at the Inn’, highlighting the significant pressures on the system to provide basic housing and safety to those seeking sanctuary in Ireland.

The Revd Canon Elaine Murray, Rector of  the Carrigaline Union of Parishes said:

We are delighted that we received Church of Sanctuary status on 11th December. We really hope that our parish journey will continue under the guidance of the Places of Sanctuary movement and that our efforts will make even a small difference in the lives of people seeking sanctuary in Ireland.

From left to right: Places of Sanctuary Ireland board member Kevin Macarenas, SaraJane Cromwell, the Rev. Canon Elaine Murray, Hilary Dring, the Rev. Richard Dring, and Rowland Newenham.

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