Category Archives: Contemporary Issues

‘Allies for Inclusion’ Award for St Anne’s Church Shandon and for Bishop Paul Colton in Cork

The annual LGBTI+ Awareness Week in Cork City was held last week (12th to 18th May).  The week coincides each year with the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biophobia.  Having itself received the Ally Award at the GALAS – Ireland’s … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Church in Society, Churches in Cork, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Five Marks of Mission, Justice and Reconciliation, LGBTI+, People from Cork

Annual IDAHOT Service at Saint Anne’s Church, Shandon, Cork

On Sunday morning last, 12th May, a Service was held in St. Anne’s Church, Shandon in Cork to mark International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia.  This year’s service took its theme from Cork City LGBT Awareness week – ‘Allies for … Continue reading

Posted in Church in Society, Church Services, Churches in Cork, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, People from Cork, People from the Diocese | Tagged

Millennials in the Church in Rural Ireland ~ West Cork Rector undertakes Research for Masters Degree

Following three years of part-time study in the Irish Bible Institute (IBI), the Rev. Cliff Jeffers, Rector of Fanlobbus Union of Parishes, Dunmanway, County Cork, completed a Masters Degree in Transformational Leadership, awarded by the University of York St. John … Continue reading

Posted in Academic Work, Church in Society, Clergy, Contemporary Issues, Continuing Ministerial Education, Graduation

Cork Healthcare Chaplain contributes to a National Review of Design and Dignity Programme of Irish Bereavement Care Facilities

The Design and Dignity programme of the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) was established in 2010 to support the Hospice Friendly Hospitals initiative to improve the facilities and experiences of end-of-life-care in hospitals for patients … Continue reading

Posted in Chaplaincies, Church in Society, Clergy, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Healthcare Ministry, People from the Diocese

‘Society and the world need bridge-builders’ – Bishop Paul Colton at St Patrick’s Day Civic Service in Cork

Preaching at the annual Civic Service in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork to mark St Patrick’s Day, the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Dr Paul Colton, said that ‘more than ever our society and world needs bridge-builders.’  Speaking in … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Civic Service, Contemporary Issues, Cork, Diocese, Sermons

‘Mental Health Training for Working with Children’ in Cork, Cloyne and Ross

The Cork, Cloyne and Ross Children’s Ministry Group organised a workshop on the subject of ‘Mental Health Training for Working with Children’ which was held in Northridge House, St Luke’s Mahon on 9th February.  Led by Tom Tate (www.whymind.ie) the Workshop was … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Ministry, Children's Work, Contemporary Issues, Education, Lay Ministry

Names of All 4200 Cork Casualties of WWI will be on Public View in One Place for the first time in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral on 11th November

There is no one memorial in Cork to the c. 4,200 casualties from Cork City and County.  ‘There should be’ says Bishop Paul Colton, the Church of Ireland Bishop, ‘but there isn’t.’ On Sunday afternoon, 11th November, however, all the … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversaries, Ashton School, Bandon Grammar School, Cathedral, Centenaries in Ireland, Centenary, Church in Society, Church Services, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Diocese, Education, Midleton College, Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday, Schools in the Diocese