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Greetings from Southern Africa – St Fin Barre’s 150

As the 150th anniversary of the consecration, on 30th November 1870, of Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, approaches, greetings from Cork, Ireland and around the world are coming in.

The present day cathedral, designed by William Burges, is the most recent building on the site where Christian worship and witness has been offered in Cork since the 7th Century.

Since the coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to all the traditional celebrations, different ways of marking the occasion have been put in place, including the sharing with you of these greetings.

Today’s greeting is from the Anglican Church in Southern Africa, from the Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Reverend Dr Thabo Cecil Makgoba. In Cork, Cloyne and Ross, we currently have one priest from the Anglican Church in Southern Africa serving among us, and another who will arrive early in 2021.