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New Amenities at St Colman’s Cathedral, Cloyne

At the Confirmation Service in Cloyne Cathedral on June 16th Bishop Colton officially dedicated new facilities and amenities. This work is the culmination of many years of hard work, planning and careful budgeting. Enormous credit is due to Dean Alan … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Cathedral, Cloyne, Dedication, Five Marks of Mission

Retirement of Four Primary School Principals in Cork, Cloyne and Ross

School term has ended for Primary Schools.  In Cork, Cloyne and Ross, following cumulative service of over 160 years, four primary school principals are retiring:  Sinead Solleveld (South Abbey National School, Youghal),  Harriet Pritchard (Bandonbridge National School), Sharon Hosford (The … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Education, People from the Diocese, Retirements, Schools in the Diocese

Church of Ireland in Cork Welcomes new Roman Catholic Bishop of Cork

At the recent meeting of the Diocesan Synod of the Church of Ireland United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross (the annual meeting of clergy and elected laity of the Diocese with the Bishop) those present unanimously passed a motion … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Bishops of Cork, Churches in Cork, Diocesan Synod, Ecumenism

Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral Choristers take part in Royal School of Church Music Event

Twenty five choristers from Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork,  travelled to Kilkenny on Saturday 15th June to attend an afternoon of singing aimed at choristers across Ireland. The event was organised by the Royal School of Church Music, Ireland Area … Continue reading

Posted in Cathedral, Cathedral Choir, Church Music, Church of Ireland, People from Cork, People from the Diocese, Royal School of Church Music

New President of Mothers’ Union Commissioned in Cork, Cloyne and Ross

On Ascension Day, 30th May, Hilary Dring, only the sixteenth Diocesan President of Mothers’ Union in Cork in almost 125 years, was commissioned by Bishop Paul Colton. It was a wonderful evening at St. Mary’s Church in Carrigaline when many … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Church Services, Commissionings, Diocese, Mothers' Union

The Death of Valerie French Kilroy ~ Initial Statement by Bishop Paul Colton

Initial Statement by The Right Rev Dr Paul Colton, Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross in response to the tragic death of Valerie French Kilroy The Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork has made the … Continue reading

Posted in People from Cork, People from the Diocese, Statement by the Bishop

Parishioners Spring Surprise on Archdeacon of Cork, Cloyne and Ross

On Sunday 9th June, the rector of Douglas Union of Parishes, the Venerable Adrian Wilkinson, Archdeacon of Cork, Cloyne and Ross celebrated the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the diaconate.  A surprise United Service had been organised in Saint … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversaries, Archdeacon, Church Services, Churches in Cork, Clergy, Ordination, Pentecost, Presentation