Cork Service Marks Centenary of the End of the War of Independence

On Sunday 27th June a Diocesan Service, with civic and ecumenical participation, was held in Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork to mark the upcoming centenary of the truce: the end of the War of Independence in Ireland. The Service, which was held as part of the continuing Cork, Cloyne and Ross Centenaries Commemoration and Reconciliation Project was … [Read more…]

County Cork Church of Ireland School Creates Massive Mural out of Plastic Bottle Tops to Conquer Lockdown Isolation

A small, rural two-teacher Church of Ireland National School in Ballineen in West Cork with twenty-nine pupils decided to find a creative and artistic way to overcome one big obstacle caused by Covid-19 restrictions: not allowing the pandemic to break down the sense of community in the school. The school’s two classrooms have been completely … [Read more…]

Newsletter July August 2021

Kinneigh Union of Parishes July – August 2021 ______________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________  We’re back in church and it’s been such an amazing experience.  The opportunity to see people face to face and to put a name to a face has been most exciting.  What can I say but, “THANK YOU LORD.”  As the restrictions ease and more … [Read more…]

Final diary update – the Rev. Tony Murphy’s 100km walk in aid of the Cork, Cloyne and Ross Maize Project in Burundi exceeds €10,000 target

Walk4 Burundi : Diary Update Week 4 (of 4) 24th May: One aspect of this fundraising campaign has been the envelopes which have dropped through my letterbox with cheques, cash and supporting messages. These became quite a motivational feature as the month progressed. You may imagine my surprise when I opened a letter on Monday morning to find … [Read more…]

Diary update 3 – Rev Tony Murphy’s 100km Walk in aid of the Cork, Cloyne and Ross Burundi Maize Project

Walk4 Burundi : Diary Update Week 3 (of 4) 18th May: One  interesting aspect  of these walks is that they also offer parishioners an opportunity to meet (at a distance) as a result of the opening up after the lockdown. Such was the situation on Monday morning when parishioners from Templemartin, Kilmurry and Kilbonane came together for a … [Read more…]

Reopening of Church Buildings for Public Worship

To mark today – 10th May 2021  – when progressively we will once again re-open our church buildings for public worship, I have created a new edition video message with appropriate guidance.I hope it will be circulated widely and be of assistance to parishes, parishioners in general, and to clergy, readers, churchwardens, and select vestries, in … [Read more…]