Category Archives: Eco Congregation

An Invitation to Place A Cross in your Window for Holy Week

On Palm Sunday Christians would usually gather for their traditional processions recalling the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on a donkey, when people welcomed him, and greeted him enthusiastically waving branches.  Again this year, there will be no donkeys or … Continue reading

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It’s Diocesan ‘Synod’ Day 2020 in Cork, Cloyne and Ross

Saturday, 13th June 2020 is in the diary as the day for this year’s Diocesan Synod of the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross.  ‘Synod’ is rooted in the idea of gathering and meeting. But that, of course, cannot … Continue reading

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Special School Assembly to Coincide with School Climate Strike

One way in which a primary school in the Church of Ireland Diocese of Cork marked the Climate Strike on recent Fridays was to hold a special assembly to coincide with the events worldwide. The children of St Mary’s Church … Continue reading

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Service of Blessing of Animals in St Mary’s Church, Carrigaline

The annual Blessing of Animals Service was held in St Mary’s Church, Carrigaline recently. Although again mainly dogs turned up in need of a blessing, there were a couple of very brave cats and a bemused looking fish!

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Eco Approach to Rural Churchyard in West Cork

Some graveyards are beautifully manicured with neatly cut grass while others have a more natural, even wild appearance. Myross churchyard, at Union Hall in West Cork, falls into the latter category. As a result, it is home to a rich … Continue reading

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