This Sunday, the 5th of August, as Minister, I will lead members of our church as we march in this years Cork Pride March. We march because as the banner says, we are Open & Inclusive and offer an unconditional welcome. It really doesn't need explaining!
If you're around, then feel free to pop over & say Hello or feel free to march with us!
Rev Mike O'Sullivan, Minister
On Sunday, the 2nd of July, we held our second outdoor service, to celebrate the recent spell of glorious weather and remind us that worship is not confined to a building. Extensive work was needed to prepare the area.
The area pictured used to be many years ago the ministers office and remnants the old fireplace can be still seen! It was in our church and in the spot pictured, that the Roman Catholic priest, Fr Matthew, OFM Cap, chose to sign the Temperance Movement into being.
Pictured is our minister, Rev Mike O'Sullivan before service. [ pic; P.Clarke]
This morning the Moderator of General Synod, The Rt Rev. Colin Campbell, paid a visit to the church in Cork. Rev Campbell led morning service at the church with the theme being " Working Together".
Rev Campbell was accompanied on his visit by his wife Cathleen.
During his time in Cork, Rev Campbell presented the Minister with marriage records from the church dating back to the 1830's.
Pictured below, L to R : Mrs. Kay O'Sullivan, The Rev. Mike O'Sullivan, The Rt.Rev. Colin Campbell and Mrs. Cathleen Campbell.
Today Rev. Mike, our Minister & Church Building Manager,Paul Clarke began work on what is to be a new outdoor worship area at the church. The aim is to bring our services into direct contact with nature, weather permitting of course. It is planned that on various Sundays across the summer our service will be held outside.
The plan entails the building of a permanent Communion/ Worship table using one of the original 300 year old flagstones from the church.
Pic : Paul starting the prep work!!!
In recent weeks we have had a number of enquiries about our missing plaque. The plaque is to commemorate The Rev. Thomas Dix Hinks ( 1767-1857 ), who was a Minister of our church. We are lucky that when the plaque fell from the pillar, it hit the ground and cleanly split in two.
We are in the process of having it repaired and restored to its rightful home.