Who We Are
Meet the Team
Carrigrohane Union of Parishes is staffed by a team led by our Rector Revd Robert Ferris. The Staff team serve in CUP by leading and providing admin support to all those who minister here. Core to the mission of this parish is the utilisation of everyones gifts and skills in the building up of Church community.
Also included on this page are some of the many people who make up the wider parish ministry team.
Rev Robert Ferris
Robert recently became Rector after having been Associate Minister for 8 years. He is passionate about reaching out with God’s love to all and seeing how everyone can play their part in the body of the Church. He is married to Noelle and enjoys sitting down with a cuppa to chat about God, life, stories and generally what’s going on.
Rev Abigail Sines
Abigail hails from Hampton, Virginia, in the United States. At 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 was 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.
Abigail has been Associate Minister in CUP since October 2022
Church Army – Centre of Mission Staff
Carraig Centre Lead Evangelist & Community Leader
Sarah - Louise Hockey
Church Army Pioneer Evangelist / Youthworker
Church Wardens & others with particular responsibilities
Jane & Laurel
St. Peter's Church Wardens
Mel & Richard
St. Senan's Church Wardens
Richard & April
Church of the Resurrection Blarney wardens
Carraig Centre manager
Hon. Secretary Select Vestry & Glebe Warden
Where to find us
The Carraig Centre, Old Fort Road, Old Quarter, Ballincollig, Cork.
Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 021 4877260