Category Archives: Contemporary Issues

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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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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Cork, Cloyne and Ross Mothers’ Union: Prayer Vigil to End Violence Against Women

The Mothers’ Union in Cork, Cloyne and Ross will hold a vigil at St. Mary’s Church, Carrigaline, County Cork on Saturday 26th November from 7.30 – 9.30pm. The purpose is to spread the very important message that violence against women … Continue reading

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Bishop Paul Colton Delivers Remembrance Sunday Oration at Cork War Memorial

At the invitation of the Cork Branch of the Royal British Legion, the Bishop of Cork, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, delivered an oration at the Cork War Memorial, South Mall, Cork on Sunday, 13th November.  The occasion was Remembrance … Continue reading

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1gb Ludgate Hub in Ireland’s First 1gb Town Hosts Cork Clergy Meetings

In addition to all the routine contacts and annual visits around the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, the Bishop, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, conducts a formal and traditional Episcopal Visitation every five years.  The 2016 Visitation is … Continue reading

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Hikers Walk to Sheep’s Head for Christian Aid

This year’s weather forecast prior to the Christian Aid Sheep’s Head Hike 2016, on Saturday, 3rd September last, was not encouraging to both organisers and those who planned to take part. Heavy rain, winds, even thunder was forecasted and throughout … Continue reading

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Lord Mayor of Cork makes annual courtesy call to the Bishop of Cork

On Friday, 9th September, the Bishop of Cork, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, and Mrs Susan Colton received the Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Des Cahill, to afternoon tea at The Palace.  The Lord Mayor was accompanied by Ms … Continue reading

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