Category Archives: Parish News

Cork’s First Christmas Tree Festival Addresses Many Contemporary Themes

Cork’s first Christmas Tree Festival was held from 2nd to 4th December in the Church of Ireland Parish of Carrigrohane Union, based at the three parish churches:  St Peter’s, Carrigrohane, St Senan’s, Inniscarra and The Church of the Resurrection, Blarney.  It … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Church in Society, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Diocese, Good ideas, Parish News

Live Crib -‘The Road to Bethlehem’ – at Carrigaline Church of Ireland in Aid of Local Charities

The parishioners of Saint Mary’s Church,  Carrigaline,  in the Church of Ireland Diocese of Cork, are mounting a live crib next weekend  – on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December (2 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day).  The event, called ‘The … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Charity Work, Christmas, Diocese, Festivals, Parish News

‘Murder Mystery’ in Church of Ireland Parish in Douglas, Cork

A ‘murder’ took place on 22nd and 23rd of October in the Canon Packham Hall in Saint Luke’s Parish, Douglas County Cork. Over the two nights about 250 people witnessed the incident.  It was the brainwave of Douglas Curate, the … Continue reading

Posted in Diocese, Fund-Raising, Parish News, Special Events

All Age Sports Service in St Mary’s Church, Carrigaline, Co. Cork

Carrigaline Union of Parishes in the Diocese of Cork held an All Age Sports Service in St Mary’s Church on 23rd October. This Service was the initiative of parishioners Simon and Michelle Woodworth and was led by Richard Dring, Diocesan … Continue reading

Posted in Church Services, Diocese, Parish News, Special Events

Consultant Cardiologist Speaks At Cork Celebrations of Saint Luke’s Day

St Luke’s Day was celebrated in St Luke’s Church, Douglas, Cork, with a special school Service. The focus was on Luke who is described in the Bible as a physician. Dr Ronan Curtin, a school parent, and consultant cardiologist at … Continue reading

Posted in Church in Society, Diocese, Education, Parish News, Pastoral, People from Cork, People in Need, Saints Days, Schools in the Diocese

Annual Cape Clear Visit for Cork Diocesan Youth Council

The annual  Cork Diocesan Youth Council (CDYC) weekend on Cape Clear Island (Oileáin Chléire) took place from 23rd to 25th September last. Cape Clear Island is the most southerly point of Ireland. Facing severe weather forecasts, 20 young people and 4 … Continue reading

Posted in CDYC, Diocese, Parish News, Youth Work

Memorial Service in Cork for Distinguished Nigerian Doctor

A  Memorial Service was held on Saturday 24th September in St Mary’s Church, Carrigaline for the esteemed consultant physician Dr Sir Eliezer Ezeka Okafor (1932 – 2016) who died recently in Nigeria. The Cork connection is that Dr Okafor’s daughter, Dr Chioma … Continue reading

Posted in Church Services, Memorial Service, Parish News