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Bishop Paul Colton unveils RMS Leinster Memorial with a County Cork Connection

In a very wet day on Saturday 13th October,  on a hillside near Courtmacsherry, County Cork, the Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton, unveiled a memorial to Henrietta and Ida Howell, two sisters who lived at Ballycullinane in that parish, … Continue reading

Posted in Centenaries in Ireland, Centenary, Churchyard, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Decade of Centenaries, History, Local History, People from the Diocese

St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Choristers complete Sponsored Walk in Cork

The choristers of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Choir, Cork, together with their families embarked on an 8km walk around Mahon Point and Blackrock Village in Cork last Saturday, 6th October. The weather could not have been better and this drew … Continue reading

Posted in Cathedral, Cathedral Choir, Children's Work, Church Music, Cork, Fund-Raising, Youth Work

Sinking of RMS Leinster on 10th October 1918 to be Commemorated by Bishop Paul Colton in Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork

10th October 2018 marks the centenary of the worst ever recorded maritime disaster in the Irish Sea.  The RMS Leinster was sunk on this day at around 10 a.m. by a German U-boat  – UB-123 – near the Kish Bank, … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Centenaries in Ireland, Centenary, Community Involvement, Decade of Centenaries, Dedication, Remembrance

Bicentenary of St Brendan’s Church, Bantry

The foundation stone of the Church of Ireland parish Church in Bantry, County Cork was laid two hundred years ago this month on 23rd October, 1818.  To mark the millennium in 2000, the Church was dedicated afresh as the Church … Continue reading

Posted in Bicentenary, Bishop, Church Services, Churches in Cork, Parish News

The Spanish Flu and the First World War Remembered in West Cork Church of Ireland Parish

On Sunday, 7th October, the centenaries of both the second wave of the  ‘Spanish’ Flu and the approach of the end of the First World War were remembered in a remote and fairly neglected graveyard on a hillside, at Maulinward … Continue reading

Posted in Centenaries in Ireland, Centenary, Contemporary Issues, Decade of Centenaries, Memorial Service, People from Cork, Remembrance

Susan Green Installed as new Church of Ireland Dean of Cloyne, County Cork

On Friday evening, 5th October, in Saint Colman’s Cathedral, Cloyne, County Cork, the Cloyne Union of Parishes welcomed their new rector – Susan Green.  The Bishop, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, who presided at the Service, instituted Susan to … Continue reading

Posted in Appointments, Cathedral, Church of Ireland, Church Services, Clergy, Cloyne, Diocese, East Cork, Installations

Service of Blessing of Animals in St Mary’s Church, Carrigaline

The annual Blessing of Animals Service was held in St Mary’s Church, Carrigaline recently. Although again mainly dogs turned up in need of a blessing, there were a couple of very brave cats and a bemused looking fish!

Posted in Church Services, Community Involvement, Eco Congregation, Parish News