Category Archives: Contemporary Issues

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

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

Posted in Christmas, Church in Society, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Diocese, Good ideas, Parish News

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

Posted in Church in Society, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Diocese, Mothers' Union, People in Need, Prayers

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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