Our annual Christmas carol service takes place on Thursday, 12th of December at 7.30pm in the church hall. Our guests on the night include, The High hopes Choir, The sacred Harp singers, flautist, Prof. Virginia Giglio and Cork legend Hank Wedel, who will sing songs from his new Christmas EP.
Admission is free for a night of festive music and readings.
On Sunday, the 13th of October, we were joined for the second time this year by Diana Menzies who travelled from her home in Scotland. Diana is the granddaughter of The Rev. William Weatherall, who was minister of our church from 1913 until his retirement in 1954. Diana travelled with her daughter and two granddaughters.
Pic 1 : Menzies family with, Rev. Mike O'Sullivan ( Minister), Mr. P.M. Clarke ( Church Warden) and Mr. Brian M.Cluer ( Hon. Life Chair)
Pic 2 : Menzies family with some members of congregation following Sunday service.
As the transformation and upgrade of our historic 300 year old city centre church continues, a new warmer era has dawned with the installation of a new heating system across the building. This will not only make for a better experience for those who use and visit our church, it will also be good for the building itself, even buildings need a little TLC.
We would like to thank, Cormac of South Coast Sales, Cork for his help and patience, to MCK Electrical and to Tim O'Sullivan of Tim O'Sullivan Electrical who installed the system.
Today, we had a surprise visit to the church from Clare Williamson and her husband Frank. Clare is a Lay Worship Leader at the Unitarian Church in Gateacre in Liverpool.
Pic: Clare Williamson with our minister; Rev. Mike O'Sullivan
This Sunday, the 13th, we are joined by Mrs. Diana Menzies, who is the grand daughter of The Rev. William Weatherall who was minister of this church from 1913 until his retirement in 1954. Rev William was born in 1872 and prior to taking up his appointment here in Cork, he was minister of Crumlin in Belfast. He died in 1956 and is buried in our church in Moira. Above are some pictures of Rev William kindly given to us by Diana Menzies.
.The Unitarian Church will be the venue for Ireland's first ever JAZZ VESPERS which takes place on Friday, 4th of October at 6pm.The service is an ecumenical venture of the Methodist and Unitarian churches. Rev. Andrew Robinson of the Methodist church says; " Our hope is to open a radically inclusive space for progressive spirituality and liberation theology in the heart of the rebel city"
Rev. Mike O'Sullivan of the Unitarian church added " the fusion of the yearning of the human spirit and music is a natural one, even more with live jazz which speaks to us at the deepest level" All Welcome with homemade soup and bread, tea/coffee after.
On July 17th our Minister, Rev. Mike O'Sullivan attended the launch of Pride Week at Cork City Hall. For the third succesive year the church will take part in the Pride march on 4th August.
Everyone at the church would like to wish all a Happy, colourful and equality filled Pride 2019.
Following a resolution passed at the recent General Synod of the NSPCI, this church is now working toward the elimination of any polysytrene and single use plastic products in our church. This includes polystyrene and single use plastic cups, cutlery and plastic bags.
We will be encouraging those who use/rent our church hall to the same.
Rev. Mike O'Sullivan, Minister.
The Non Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland of which we are a part has a new moderator. He is The Rt.Rev. Chris Hudson, MBE. Chris is a well known peace activist who played a major role in peace talks in Northern Ireland. He is a former trade union offical and has worked tirelessly for LGBT equality in the North. He is Minister of All Souls Church Belfast and is married to Isabella.
We wish Chris the very best for his term of office and look forward to a visit to Cork!