Category Archives: Eco Congregation

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

Posted in Churchyard, Eco Congregation, Five Marks of Mission, Good ideas, Parish News, People from the Diocese

Appointment of Priest-in-Charge of Youghal Union of Parishes and Part-time Chaplain to Midleton College, County Cork

The appointment is announced of the Ven. Andrew Orr (who is currently Rector of the Tullow Group of Parishes in the United Dioceses of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory, and Archdeacon of Ossory and Leighlin) to serve half-time as priest-in-charge of … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Appointments, Eco Congregation, Environment, Environmental Issues, Midleton College, Parish News

Workshop on Recycling in Carrigaline Church of Ireland Eco-Congregation

Carrigaline Union of parishes in the Diocese of Cork is an Eco Congregation and following on from this understanding of living lightly on the earth, the parishioners were delighted, on Monday 28th May, to host a Workshop on Recycling. Dan … Continue reading

Posted in Eco Congregation, Environmental Issues, Parish News

Cork Three Faiths Forum hosts Earth Day Celebration

For the second year in a row, the Cork Three Faiths Forum organised an Earth Day Celebration right in the centre of Cork City. The theme for Earth Day this year was ‘End Plastic Pollution’ and the Forum were delighted … Continue reading

Posted in Church in Society, Contemporary Issues, Cork Three Faiths Forum, Diocese, Eco Congregation, Interfaith Dialogue, Making Connections, People from Cork

Cork Jazz Festival in St Anne’s, Shandon, Cork

On 29th October Harvest Thanksgiving was celebrated in St. Anne’s Church, Shandon, Cork coinciding as usual with the ‘Jazz Festival weekend’. The church was full to capacity with parishioners, friends and visitors coming together to give thanks for harvest and … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Ministry, Church Services, Community Involvement, Cork, Cork Jazz Festival, Eco Congregation, Environmental Issues, Festivals, Harvest Thanksgiving

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

Carrigaline Parish Organises Small Change Collection for ‘Feed the Minds’

Parishioners from Carrigaline Union of Parishes in the Diocese of Cork held a ‘small change collection’ in a umber of parish homes earlier this year.  They raised €291.64 for the charity Feed the Minds’ (FTM). The Carrigaline Union of parishes (an … Continue reading

Posted in Eco Congregation, Fair Trade Parish