Category Archives: Contemporary Issues

Eight Bells in Memory of Sam Maguire in St Mary’s Church, Dunmanway

A truly unusual and historic community project is under way in Dunmanway, County Cork, based at the Church of Ireland parish church – Saint Mary’s – and started by the local rector, the Reverend Cliff Jeffers.  Eight bells, to be … Continue reading

Posted in Bells, Centenary, Church in Society, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Cork, Decade of Centenaries, Diocese

Scottish Episcopal Church’s approach to same-sex Marriage may represent a Way Forward for Church of Ireland says Bishop Paul Colton

Speaking at the Diocesan Synod of Cork, Cloyne and Ross in the Rochestown Park Hotel in Douglas, Co. Cork on Saturday 10th June 2017, the Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork, Bishop Paul Colton, noted the decision earlier in the … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Church in Society, Contemporary Issues, Diocesan Synod, LGBT | Tagged

5th Annual St Luke’s Charity Conference held in Cork

On Thursday, 6th April, 5th Annual St Luke’s Charity Conference was hosted by the Northridge House Education and Research Centre within the charity at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Little island, Co. Cork. The theme of this year’s conference was: Residents – … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Charities in the Diocese, Church in Society, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Diocese, Northridge House Education and Research Centre, Saint Luke's Charity

Young Adults from Fermoy Church of Ireland Parish Respond to Appeal to Ring Bells in Solidarity with Refugees and Migrants

The younger adults  attending Christ Church Fermoy on Sunday, 19th March, were called upon to fulfil a surprising task – they rang the Church bell in response to the ‘Joy Bells’ initiative started in Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford.  Fermoy Parish was delighted to … Continue reading

Posted in Bells, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Diocese, Parish News, Special Events

Cork Church Bells also to ring out against Racism and Xenophobia

On Sunday 19th March church bells in a number of churches in the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross will ring out around the globe in solidarity with immigrants and refugees who are facing increasing racism and xenophobia throughout the … Continue reading

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St Valentine’s Day Gift from Carrigaline School to Cork Penny Dinners

To mark St Valentine’s Day recently, the children of St Mary’s Church of Ireland School Carrigaline, County Cork,  once again this year, brought in items for Cork Penny Dinners. Cork Penny Dinners was founded during Famine times as a soup kitchen. … Continue reading

Posted in Charity Work, Children's Work, Church in Society, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Cork, Diocese, Education, People from Cork, People from the Diocese, People in Need, Schools in the Diocese

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

Posted in Christmas, Church in Society, Church Services, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Diocese, Pastoral