Category Archives: Corona Virus

Making Cathedral Church Music happen in Cork during the CoronaVirus Pandemic

These are difficult times for musicians, artists, and singers.  At the moment the advice is against congregational hymn-singing in churches. Many say that ‘church is not the same.’ The issues are much bigger than this, of course.  There have been … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Cathedral, Cathedral Choir, Church Music, Churches in Cork, Contemporary Issues, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Dean of Cork, Diocese

County Cork Parish ‘Preach on the Beach’ Makes Front Page News

Social distancing means that some church buildings cannot accommodate their usual Sunday congregations at the moment.  In common with parishes around  the country, church buildings in  Cork, Cloyne and Ross have been opening progressively; approximately 35 of the 76 churches … Continue reading

Posted in church buildings, Church Services, Churches in Cork, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Diocese, Five Marks of Mission, Fresh Expressions

Welcome back to church ~ A Message to the Diocese from the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross

Starting on St Peter’s Day, Monday 29th June, church buildings in the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross will begin to reopen as soon as all the necessary local arrangements and public health precautions have been put in place. … Continue reading

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New Livestream Online from St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

As soon as the ‘lockdown’ due to the Covid-19 pandemic came into effect on 18th March St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, like so many cathedrals and churches across Ireland, moved very quickly to provide worship and concerts online.  At first this … Continue reading

Posted in Cathedral, Church Online, Contemporary Issues, Cork, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Five Marks of Mission, Liturgy, Technology, Webcam, Worship

Prayer in Preparation for Re-opening Church Buildings ~ Archdeacon Adrian Wilkinson

The Archdeacon of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, the Venerable Adrian Wilkinson, who celebrated the silver jubilee of his ordination as  a priest on Saint Columba’s Day, 9th June, has written a  prayer for his parish and for use in the … Continue reading

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