Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Sermon preached by Dr Paul Colton, Bishop of Cork

Christmas Day Sermon, 2016 Preached by the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross in the Cathedral Church of Saint Fin Barre, Cork The Christmas story is neither a nativity play nor a fairy tale.  It … Continue reading

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Joint Christmas Message of the Bishops of Cork: Dr John Buckley and Dr Paul Colton

Joint Christmas Message from the Bishops of Cork: The Most Reverend Dr John Buckley and the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton Christmas 2016 As Bishops of Cork, we join in wishing you all a peaceful Christmas. We pray that God … Continue reading

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Find Christmas Tough? An Invitation to a Blue Christmas at St Anne’s, Shandon, Cork

Christmas is not a jolly time for everyone.  If you are someone who finds Christmas tough going, Saint Anne’s Church, Shandon, Cork invites you to a ‘Blue Christmas’ on Wednesday, 14th December at 7.30 p.m. A ‘Blue Christmas’ will be … Continue reading

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‘The Great Adventure to Bethlehem’ in Ballydehob, County Cork

The Church of Ireland parish of Ballydehob Union in West Cork, which includes the churches at both Ballydehob and Aughadown is hosting a children’s Christmas event called: The Great Adventure to Bethlehem. This seasonal fun-filled festive morning will take place … Continue reading

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Cork’s First Christmas Tree Festival Addresses Many Contemporary Themes

Cork’s first Christmas Tree Festival was held from 2nd to 4th December in the Church of Ireland Parish of Carrigrohane Union, based at the three parish churches:  St Peter’s, Carrigrohane, St Senan’s, Inniscarra and The Church of the Resurrection, Blarney.  It … Continue reading

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Live Crib -‘The Road to Bethlehem’ – at Carrigaline Church of Ireland in Aid of Local Charities

The parishioners of Saint Mary’s Church,  Carrigaline,  in the Church of Ireland Diocese of Cork, are mounting a live crib next weekend  – on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December (2 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day).  The event, called ‘The … Continue reading

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Cork’s First Christmas Tree Festival

The Church of Ireland Carrigrohane Union of Parishes, which include the three parish churches of St Peter’s, Carrigrohane, The Church of the Resurrection, Blarney and St Senan’s, Inniscarra is hosting what it believes to be the first Christmas Tree Festival … Continue reading

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