Category Archives: Church in Society

‘Victoria’ screenwriter, Daisy Goodwin, with West Cork church connections, announced as final speaker for West Cork History Festival

The closing speaker of the 2019 West Cork History Festival will be screenwriter and novelist Daisy Goodwin, who wrote the hugely popular TV series Victoria on the life of Queen Victoria. Daisy will speak about writing Victoria and her own West Cork … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Centenaries in Ireland, Church History, Church in Society, Community Involvement, Education, Festivals, Heritage, History, West Cork History Festival

Money raised for vital work on Cobh (Mixed) National School

In recent weeks  Cobh Mixed National School, in Cobh, County Cork, held their annual play in their school hall. Before the event, a cheque for €1200 for the repair and upgrade of the school hall was presented by Tracey Fortune … Continue reading

Posted in Church in Society, Cork, Education, Fund-Raising, Schools in the Diocese

Sea Sunday celebrated in Cobh, County Cork

On 14th July, the annual Sea Sunday service took place in Christ Church, Rushbrooke, County Cork with a large congregation present. The Service was attended by a wide range of civic dignitaries including representatives from the Cobh ONE (ex-servicemen) branch, … Continue reading

Posted in Church in Society, Church Services, Churches in Cork, Five Marks of Mission, Sea Sunday, Special Events

Annual Blessing of Bonnets in Cobh, County Cork to Remember Deported Women

On Thursday 11th July, The Revd Paul Arbuthnot, Rector of Cobh & Glanmire Union of Parishes, alongside Fr John McCarthy, Administrator of St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, led the annual Blessing of the Bonnets in Cobh Heritage Centre. This event, organised … Continue reading

Posted in Blessings, Church in Society, Community Involvement, Five Marks of Mission

Gift and Standing Ovation for Bishop John Buckley at Cork Church of Ireland Synod

The outgoing Bishop of Cork and Ross, Dr John Buckley, was invited by the Church of Ireland Bishop, Dr Paul Colton, to visit the annual Cork, Cloyne and Ross Diocesan Synod on Saturday 8th June which was held at the … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Bishops of Cork, Church in Society, Cork, Cork and Ross, Diocese, Ecumenism

Interfaith Blessing of Boats in Passage West, County Cork

The Blessing of the Boats – an interfaith gathering – which took place on Sunday 2nd June in Passage West, County Cork. This marked the opening of the Passage West Maritime Festival. It was followed by a parade, entertainment and … Continue reading

Posted in Blessings, Church in Society, Five Marks of Mission, Interfaith Dialogue, People from Cork, Sea Sunday

Church of Ireland in Cork Publishes Infographic to Tell Their Story

‘People often ask us’, said Bishop Paul Colton, ‘how big is the Church of Ireland in Cork?  What do you do? What do you get up to?  All sorts of questions.’ In part response to these questions from outside the … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Bishop, Church in Society, Church of Ireland, Churches in Cork, Community Involvement, Cork, Diocese, Five Marks of Mission, Infographic, Launch