Category Archives: Parish News

County Cork Rector ‘Shears’ a Parishioner’s Lockdown Locks and Beard in aid of Church Conservation Work

Outside, in the delightful summer sun at Timoleague, County Cork, Geoffrey Hanbidge had his Lockdown beard and hair cut off by his rector, the Rev. Kingsley Sutton, on Bank Holiday Monday, 7th June.¬† Witnessed by a small crowd of amused, … Continue reading

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West Cork Parish Marks One Year of Online Worship with Interview with Bishop Paul Colton

Fanlobbus Union of Parishes in West Cork – Dunmanway, Drimoleague, Drinagh and Coolkelure – will mark the anniversary of part of its online response to the Coronavirus pandemic, and the closure of church buildings for public worship, on Sunday 21st … Continue reading

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Retirement of Long-Serving County Cork Church Organist

Late last year – 2020 – Mrs Freda Salter Townshend – organist in the Church of Saint Barrahane, Castletownshend, County Cork for the previous 21 years, retired. From 2004 Freda was also organist in Abbeystrewry Parish Church in Skibbereen. Before … Continue reading

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Cork Churches Keep Christmas Lights On as a Sign of ‘the Light of Christ in this Hurting World.’

A number of parishes in the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross that have outdoor decorations on their church buildings for Christmas have taken the decision this year to keep the lights on until Candlemas, 2nd February, the Feast … Continue reading

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Institution of the New Rector of Mallow, County Cork

On the Feast of the Epiphany, 6th January, during the online Service broadcast using webcam, the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Dr Paul Colton, instituted the Reverend Meurig Williams to the incumbency of Mallow Union of Parishes. Accompanied only … Continue reading

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