Appointment of Associate Minister in Carrigrohane Union of Parishes

On Sunday 10th July it was announced that Revd Abigail Sines, currently serving as Dean’s Vicar in Christ Church Cathedral Dublin was appointed as Associate Minister in Carrigrohane Union of Parishes.

Revd Abigail Sines

Speaking about the appointment Revd Robert Ferris said-   It is a joy and a delight to have Abigail join the team in Carrigrohane Union. To have a colleague in ministry with the creativity and insights, experience and knowledge which Abigail will bring is such a blessing . I look forward to welcoming Abigail and her husband Karl to Blarney in the near future.

The Revd Abigail Sines said

I am excited and honoured to be joining the ministry team in the Carrigrohane Union of Parishes. While I will greatly miss the community of Christ Church Cathedral, I am looking forward to new experiences and opportunities to contribute to the dynamic mix of ministries that make up the life of the union of parishes.

Abigail hails from Hampton, Virginia, in the United States. In university she studied international relations and Chinese, with hopes of a career as a diplomat in the US Foreign Service. After graduation she spent a year in China teaching English before undertaking postgraduate studies at the University of Hawai`i, continuing her academic interest in China and eventually taking up a position at the East–West Centre, the Honolulu–based organisation that had sponsored her studies.

While there she launched a leadership development programme for young women professionals from around the region and assisted in programmes bringing together mid–career journalists from the region to talk about issues of the day.

After six years Abigail felt the call to study theology and in 2008 began studies at Belfast Bible College and completed an MTh there in 2010. She then began her studies at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute in 2012

Abigail has been Dean’s Vicar in Christ Church Cathedral since August 2016, prior to this she was Curate in the Christ Church Cathedral group and Intern Deacon in Glenageary, Diocese of Dublin. 

The date for a service of Introduction has yet to be arranged.

Easter General Vestry 2022

Easter General Vestry 2022

On Wednesday 27th April at 8pm in the Carraig Centre our Annual Meeting will take place in which Revd Robert will give a Report of the past year and look ahead.

Accounts will be presented & Elections will take place

You can find below the documents necessary

Supporting Refugees Practically in Cork

Supporting Refugees Practically in Cork

Together Razem is a group that is currently using the Carraig Centre for Polish Classes every week they are actively involved across cork city & county in the refugee response – They have recently released an appeal for some basic packs for those arriving.  We as a parish are hoping to support their appeal.

The women from Ukraine arrive in Ireland with barely anything – often with just a small purse and documents, one suitcase with the bare essentials, a warm sweater and underwear. But there are no hygiene products or cosmetics because these are just too big and too heavy.

Let’s help the refugee women.

Support them and help purchase hygiene products for them and their children.

In order to support our action we ask you to donate the following products as one individual package, one bag for one woman.

What should a package consist of:

2 x pack of night / long sanitary pads with wings

1 x pack of regular sanitary pads with wings

1 x pack regular panty liners

1 x toothpaste

1 x shower gel (for women, girls or boys)

1 x shampoo

1 x toothbrush (for an adult / child)

1 x antiperspirant

1 x pack of cosmetic pads

1 x face and hand cream

1 x packet of disposable razors

1 x hair comb / brush

Where do I bring it?

You can also bring packs to Church on Sunday Morning or the Carraig Centre during the week

Together-Razem Center, Unit 2A, Kilnap Business Park, Old Mallow Rd, Cork, T23 V9K3 Every Tuesday from 10.00 to 15.00

Who will the products go to?

To every woman who comes to Cork (Cork area) from Ukraine.

One bag for each woman.

Additional information:

We do not collect clothing or used items.

Take your time – please make complete sets, even if it takes a couple of days to gather all of the products.