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.
Our friends at Adult Continuing Education ( ACE ) at U.C.C. are offering a variety of community based part-time cert and dip courses which begin this autumn.
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A few weeks ago, iconic Cork band, The Frank & Walters went on a nostalgic walkabout in Cork city centre during the which they visited our church, having a picture taken with our Minister. Here is a link to the resulting article as published in the Irish Examiner.
Well worth a read.
On Wed the 25th of May " The Next Step" launched an exhibition " Creative Minds" at the Unitarian Church. The exhibition runs until Sat the 26th and admission is free. It includes original and wonderful art work, paintings, woodwork, arts and crafts as well as poetry and creative writing.
Pictured at the opening, Mr Vincent Murphy, Chair of Next Step, addressing the large turn out for the launch.
The Unitarian church is proud to have an on going and close association with Next Step and was represented at the launch by Rev. Mike O'Sullivan and PRO Sara Jane Cromwell.
As Minister of the church I was honoured to attend the launch of LGBT+ Awareness Week at Cork City Hall. The evening began with the official raising of the Pride flag by The Lord Mayor.
In his speech the Lord Mayor praised all the agencies involved in the week and declared Cork to be a Republic of Equality. We were also treated to wonderful music from our talented friends at Choral ConFusion.
The Church of Ireland were represented by Bishop Paul Colton.
Rev Mike O'Sullivan
Iconic and legendary band The Frank and Walters paid a visit to the church on Thursday 10th May. The band used to rehearse in the Main Hall in the late 90's.
Pictured are band members Ashley Keating and lead vocalist Paul Linehan with Rev. Mike O'Sullivan.
As rumours persist that we may indeed get some summer weather, across the coming months, weather permitting, our Sunday morning services will be held outdoors in the garden space at the rear of the church. Minister, Rev Mike O'Sullivan said : " What better way to connect with God than to enjoy the warmth of the Sun while we worship, after all God doesn't dwell in a building, the spark is within us and all of creation".
For further details, check in with our Facebook page. You will find a link to it on the home page of this site.
After much discussion The Unitarian Church Cork are happy to announce links with The Reformed Jewish Community in Munster. The Reform Jewish community are a liberal and inclusive wing of the Jewish faith and an agreement has been put in place that allows them to hold their more important services in our building. The first of these will take place on Friday 3rd of August 2018. The service will be led by Rabbi The Rt Hon. Julia Neuberger, DBE.
"Inter faith links and dialogue are important to Unitarians, especially with those faiths/churches that share our liberal faith ethos" said Minister of the Unitarian Church, Rev. Mike O'Sullivan.
Rabbi David Kudan has agreed to preach at a Unitarian service in July. Date tbc.
We are pleased to announce that The Moderator of The NSPCI, The Rt. Rev. Colin Campbell, will visit Cork on Sunday the 10th of June 2018. During his visit Rt Rev Campbell will preach at Morning service that morning.