Announcements

Chapel Video

With thanks to our friends at Cork Mental Health, here is a short (30 second () video of our new chapel, The Spirit of Life Chapel.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8_WjZ-6V_0
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New Front of Church Signage

As part of our continuing upgrade of our building, facilities and grounds, pictured is our minister, Rev. Mike O’Sullivan with new front of building signage in the church courtyard. Photo: Neal Dunnigan

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Historic Service held at Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore was built by Mitchell Henry, a Unitarian and the Gothic chapel was built by him as a memorial to his wife Margaret who died at the age of 45. The abbey was purchased by the Benedictine nuns in 1920 and is now one of Irelands most treasured tourist attractions as well as being home […]

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Relic of St Brigid in Lisbon

During his holiday in Portugal our minister sent us back pictures of the relic of St Brigid which is in the church of John the Baptist in Lumiar, a suburb of Lisbon. The relic, said to be a part of her skull was brought to this church in 1283 by an Irish nobleman for still [...]
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A makeover!!

As part of our ongoing improvements to our historic building, the doors and gates got a makeover. Nightshade blue with incidentals and motifs highlighted in gold. Thanks to our neighbour and friend Sean Keohane and to Gregor for a truly outstanding job.
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First Outdoor Service of the Year

On Sunday 10th of July, taking advantage of the good weather and glorious sunshine, we held our first outdoor service of the year. Our outdoor services are held in a courtyard to the rear of the church. Service was led by our minister, Rev. Mike O'Sullivan. Music from Pearse and Clair included; " From This [...]
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Parishioner’s Poem For Ukraine

During Sunday Service, our 1st reading is always chosen and read by a member of the congregation. On Sunday 1st of May, church member Bernice Landers read for us her self composed poem. It is reproduced here with permission. Shattered walls come tumbling down, people screaming, running around. Four men injured, two stable, two dead. […]

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Ancestral Visitors

On Thursday 14th April we had two visitors to the church whose family is very much a part of our recent history. Ciara and Eoghann Menzies from Perthshire in Scotland are the great grandchildren of The Rev. William Weatherall who was minister of this church from 1913 until his retirement in 1954. As minister he […]

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New Chapel

As part of a reconfiguration of the space within our historic building work was done on a new office for the minister, a new slimline kitchen and a new chapel. Work begun in late February and saw the transfer of the kitchen over to the opposite side of the building. The work was done mainly […]

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Has the Grinch Stolen Christmas?

Christmas shopping among crowded small stalls of merchants and craftspeople is a pleasant nostalgic memory for many Cork residents. That is precisely the image that many secular Cork residents have about the Unitarian Church as they talk favourably about shopping at the vendor market at Christmas time. That local shopping tradition was interrupted last year […]

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