Category Archives: Contemporary Issues

Church of Ireland Parishioner in County Cork is First in Ireland to send Dairy Herd to Retirement in Sanctuary in England

Jill Smith, a parishioner in the Carrigaline Union of Parishes in the Church of Ireland in Cork, decided that, after years of service and providing an income, her working dairy herd of 70 cows, who have all bonded over the … Continue reading

Posted in Contemporary Issues, Cork, Eco Congregation, Parish News, People from Cork

Bishop Paul Colton’s Address at the Official Opening of ‘The Sam Maguire Community Bells’

Address given by The Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton,  Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross at the Official Opening of  The Sam Maguire Community Bells in St Mary’s Church, Dunmanway, County Cork, on Saturday, 9th September, 2017 Sam Maguire died … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Bishops of Cork, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Cork, Decade of Centenaries, Diocese, Official Opening, People from Cork, People from the Diocese, Sermons

Bishop Colton Expresses Shock at News of Death of Young Woman in our Neighbourhood in Cork

The Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, has made the following initial remarks in response to the emerging news this morning of the death of a young homeless woman in Cork not far from … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Contemporary Issues, Cork, Statement by the Bishop

Invitation to Join in the St Luke’s Home Cork 5k Run

Like all voluntary charities, St Luke’s Charity, Cork which has been running Saint Luke’s Home in the city since 1872, caring for older people and people with dementia or Alzheimer’s, needs to fund raise to bridge the significant gap between … Continue reading

Posted in Care of the Older Person, Charity Work, Church in Society, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Cork, Dementia Care, Fund-Raising, Saint Luke's Charity, Saint Luke's Home

Lord Mayor of Cork Makes Annual Courtesy Call to Bishop and Mrs Colton

On Monday, 28th August, the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald, accompanied by the Lady Mayoress, Mrs Georgina Fitzgerald, were welcomed to The Bishop’s Palace by the Bishop, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, and Mrs Susan Colton.  The … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Bishops of Cork, Church in Society, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Cork

Inaugural West Cork History Festival in Skibbereen

The inaugural West Cork History Festival, the brainchild of Dr Simon Kingston, was held at his home outside Skibbereen, County Cork on Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July.  With the support of the Diocesan Board of Education in … Continue reading

Posted in Academic Work, Bishop, Church in Society, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Cork, Decade of Centenaries, Festivals, History | Tagged

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