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Two new Canons installed in Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

On Sunday, 13th June, in Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, during an Evening Service broadcast live on the Cathedral webcam, two Canons were installed.

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Columba Triptych at St Augustine’s, Londonderry

Celebrations marking the Feast Day of St Columba ended in style at St Augustine’s Church in Londonderry on Wednesday 9th June as three of the city’s leading cultural lights entertained an audience in ‘the Wee Church on the Walls’ with an enthralling, narrated production of ‘Columba: a Triptych’, scripted by Mary Murphy.

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County Cork rector ‘shears’ a parishioner’s lockdown locks and beard in aid of church conservation work

Outside, in the delightful summer sun at Timoleague, County Cork, Geoffrey Hanbidge had his lockdown beard and hair cut off by his rector, the Rev Kingsley Sutton, on Bank Holiday Monday, 7th June.

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Decade of centenaries memorial space for prayer and remembrance dedicated by Bishop Paul Colton in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

On Tuesday, 8th June, the eve of the Feast of Saint Columba, the Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton, dedicated a space in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork which has been set aside for the remainder of the Decade of Centenaries (2012–2023), as a place for prayer and remembrance.

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Knock Parish celebrate their patron, St Columba

On Sunday morning 6 June, St. Columba’s, Knock, was filled to capacity with some 90 parishioners (the maximum permitted under Covid guidelines) gathering to celebrate the life and ministry of our patron, St Columba.

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Lord Mayor of Cork and the Lady Mayoress make annual courtesy visit to the Bishop of Cork and Mrs Susan Colton

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Joe Kavanagh, together with the Lady Mayoress, Mrs Stephanie Kavanagh, made the Lord Mayor of Cork’s customary courtesy call to the Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton and Mrs Susan Colton on Wednesday 9th June.

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Institution of the Revd Carlton Baxter

A video of the recent Institution of the Revd Carlton Baxter as the Rector of St Aidan’s, Kilmore, and St Saviour’s, Dobbin, in the Diocese of Armagh, is now available.

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Two new Readers licensed in Cork, Cloyne and Ross

On Tuesday, 8th June, the eve of the feast of Saint Columba, the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, licensed two new readers – Alan Clohessy and Dr Kieran Hogan – to the Office of Reader.

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Relief of Derry – walkers arrive safely

It must have felt like the second ‘Relief of Derry’ for a group of weary parishioners from the Parish of Drumglass in Dungannon as they crossed Londonderry’s iconic Peace Bridge near the end of their 50–mile fundraising walk from their home church to the Maiden City.

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Happy birthday to St Thomas’ parishioner Clem

Many congratulations to Clem Shaw, a parishioner of St Thomas’ Parish Church, Belfast, Diocese of Connor, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday.

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