Category Archives: Contemporary Issues

‘Olive Trees’ at centre of First World War Centenary Assemblies in Schools in Cork, Cloyne and Ross

Following up on an idea given to him by Eunice Jeffers, in Dunmanway, the Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton, decided to present each school in the Diocese with an olive tree – a symbol of peace and reconciliation.  These … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversaries, Ashton School, Bandon Grammar School, Bishop, Centenaries in Ireland, Centenary, Chaplaincies, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Education, Five Marks of Mission, Schools in the Diocese

Music for Centenary of End of First World War at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

On Sunday, 11th November, the centenary of Armistice Day 1918, marking the end of the First World War, the first sounds will be of a bell and silence.  On each of the four minutes leading up to the eleventh hour … Continue reading

Posted in Cathedral, Cathedral Choir, Centenaries in Ireland, Centenary, Church in Society, Church Music, Church Services, Civic Service, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Cork, Reconciliation, Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday, Schools in the Diocese

Faces of Victims, Olive Trees, Telegrams and Pilgrimage ~ Cork, Cloyne and Ross commemorates the end of the First World War

In common with churches, community groups, regions and nations around the world, the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross will be commemorating the end of the First World War in the coming days. The following information is provided for … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Ashton School, Bandon Grammar School, Cathedral, Centenaries in Ireland, Centenary, Church in Society, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Cork, Decade of Centenaries, Diocese, Education, Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday, Special Events

Leader of Corrymeela Community – Pádraig Ó Tuama – inspires Cork Church of Ireland Clergy at Ballylickey

The annual gathering of the clergy of the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross at Ballylickey, near Bantry, County Cork, took place from Monday, 15th October to Wednesday, 17th October. The visiting speaker this year, the latest in a … Continue reading

Posted in Ballylickey, Clergy Conference, Contemporary Issues, Continuing Ministerial Education, Cork

‘Need for structured dialogue towards separation of Church and State’ ~ Bishop Paul Colton

Speaking at the City Service in St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, the Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton, said there was a need, in Ireland, for a structured approach to the current informal debates about separation of Church and State.  Setting … Continue reading

Posted in Civic Service, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Limerick, Separation of Church and State

Bishop Paul Colton unveils RMS Leinster Memorial with a County Cork Connection

In a very wet day on Saturday 13th October,  on a hillside near Courtmacsherry, County Cork, the Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton, unveiled a memorial to Henrietta and Ida Howell, two sisters who lived at Ballycullinane in that parish, … Continue reading

Posted in Centenaries in Ireland, Centenary, Churchyard, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Decade of Centenaries, History, Local History, People from the Diocese

The Spanish Flu and the First World War Remembered in West Cork Church of Ireland Parish

On Sunday, 7th October, the centenaries of both the second wave of the  ‘Spanish’ Flu and the approach of the end of the First World War were remembered in a remote and fairly neglected graveyard on a hillside, at Maulinward … Continue reading

Posted in Centenaries in Ireland, Centenary, Contemporary Issues, Decade of Centenaries, Memorial Service, People from Cork, Remembrance