Category Archives: Diocese

Stormy, Wet Weather in County Cork on Palm Sunday gave Donkeys a Rest this Year

Very stormy, windy, wet weather on the south coast meant that the usual outdoor Palm Sunday processions couldn’t go ahead this year as usual.  In Clonakilty and Carrigaline parishes the much-loved participation of donkeys didn’t happen this year.  In Carrigaline, … Continue reading

Posted in Church Services, Churches in Cork, Diocese, Holy Week, Mothers' Union, Palm Sunday, Voluntary Work

Full House for 7th Annual Conference hosted by Saint Luke’s Charity, Cork

Northridge House Education and Research Centre, Cork, which is operated by Saint Luke’s Charity, Cork, hosted its 7th Annual Conference in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island, County Cork  on Thursday April 11th.  The conference is now the leading conference … Continue reading

Posted in Care of the Older Person, Charities in the Diocese, Church in Society, Community Involvement, Cork, Dementia Care, Diocese, Education, Northridge House Education and Research Centre, Saint Luke's Charity, Training Event

‘Who wants a thousand dollars?’ ~ Christian Aid gets Cork Confirmation group thinking

‘Who wants a thousand dollars?’ That is the question Andrew Coleman, Church and Community Officer in Cork for Christian Aid Ireland, asked the members of the Douglas Union of Parishes Confirmation Group at a special Lent Lunch they hosted in … Continue reading

Posted in Charity Work, Christian Aid, Church in Society, Confirmation, Diocese, Emergency Response, Five Marks of Mission, Lent, People from the Diocese, Youth Work

Lord Mayor of Cork Congratulates Bishop Paul Colton on his 20th Anniversary as Bishop

At the start of the meeting of Cork City Council on Monday, 25th March, the Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Mick Finn, extended his warm congratulations to the Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversaries, Bishop, Bishops of Cork, Clergy, Cork, Diocese, Special Events

Confirmation Retreat Weekend in Cork, Cloyne and Ross

This is the third year that the Cork Diocesan Youth Council (CDYC) have run a Confirmation Retreat Weekend in the Carhue Centre in Bandon, County Cork. Even though in previous years, the weekend was held over the May Bank Holiday, … Continue reading

Posted in CDYC, Confirmation, Diocese, Retreat, Youth Work

‘Society and the world need bridge-builders’ – Bishop Paul Colton at St Patrick’s Day Civic Service in Cork

Preaching at the annual Civic Service in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork to mark St Patrick’s Day, the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Dr Paul Colton, said that ‘more than ever our society and world needs bridge-builders.’  Speaking in … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Civic Service, Contemporary Issues, Cork, Diocese, Sermons

Death of Dean William (Billy) Beare

The Very Reverend William (Billy) Beare, a son of the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, died on Friday 15th March in the care of the staff at Cork University Hospital.  Dean Beare lived in Cork in his retirement, … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Clergy, Death and Sympathy, Diocese, Funeral in the Diocese