Church Announcements

Frederick Douglass Mural Opened in Church Courtyard

Rev Mike O'Sullivan at Frederick Douglass Mural
Rev Mike O'Sullivan at Frederick Douglass Mural

On Monday, 22-April-2024, a mural commemorating the visit of Frederick Douglass to Cork was dedicated in the courtyard of Cork Unitarian Church.

More information about Frederick Douglass and his visit to Cork will be found on the a new website being developed by Cork Unitarian Church:  www.FrederickDouglass.IE

For more about the opening of the mural, see the following video by Cork’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Kieran McCarthy’

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Cork Unitarian Church Relocation Fund

Relocation Fund Picture

As you may be aware, the recent fire in our church building has not only destroyed much of our worship space, but it has also displaced our congregation.  We have set up a go-fund-me fund drive to help us with our rather significant replacement and relocation costs. Click on the link below to read more about our fundraising effort and help us  keep alive our message of  hope and the sanctity of each person’s individual spiritual journey.

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Announcement of Church Fire


At shortly after 8 am this morning the Cork City Fire Brigade were called to a fire at the Cork Unitarian Church on Prince’s Street. The minister was onsite within a short time.

The outbreak of fire was dealt with by the Brigade. The building was saved. The roof remains intact.
The interior damage is extensive. The historic building is saved but the usability of the interior for church services and all other activities has been severely compromised.

Minister Reverend Mike O’Sullivan and the Church Committee were devastated and are assessing how to proceed going forward.

The Minister wished to express, on behalf of the Church Community, his deepest thanks and appreciation to the Cork City Fire Brigade and the Gardai Siochana.

Reverend O’Sullivan stated, “The work of the church is larger than the building. We will inform the public at a later date where the Church will meet to continue its work.


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Jimmy Crowley in Concert

Note: Concert Canceled Due to Fire Damage in the Church

The Pulpit Sessions at Unitarian Church Cork proudly present in concert Jimmy Crowley & Eve Telford. Jimmy Crowley is ” pure Cork boy” with a career stretching 50 years to say his is iconic is an understatement. With a sharp and keen sense of what makes Cork tick Jimmy brings our city and its culture to life in song. Eve Telford is an Australian singer/songwriter who brings to life both nature and mythology.
It is fitting that a Cork icon plays Corks oldest church and we expect the rafters to be rocking. Jimmy Crowley & Eve Telford for one night only on the 1st of February 2024 at 8pm; can you think of a better way to celebrate St Brigid’s day.
Further info at : and while your there, do like the page!

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This morning we took delivery of 4 new benches for our church courtyard. These were made by the team at Churchfield Community Trust and we extend our thanks to them. The benches are part of our continuing plans to open our courtyard to the public as a place to sit a while and pause, to enjoy lunch or just a takeaway coffee.

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Pulpit Session Announcement….

Declan Sinnott and Evelyn Kallansee have been writing and recording together for the past 3 years and are to release their first album. The Pulpit Sessions are pleased to announce they will play a gig at the Unitarian Church Cork on Friday 10th November with tickets going on sale, priced just 20 euro, this Thursday.
Click on link below to see the teaser released for their upcoming album, then grab your ticket as soon as you can as numbers are limited for this intimate gig.

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Our Harvest Service Display

The Harvest display from our service on the 24th. It reflects the transformation in our eating habits as food becomes no longer seasonal or even cultural. We are reminded that the Harvest must be for everyone and that according to the UN, world hunger stands at 828 million people; malnutrition increases this by 2.5. In his homily the minister remarked that on the TV ads we see for charities working with the world’s hungry; ” these are not actors, there is no make up or digital enhancement”. #unitarianchurchcork #thecitycentrechurch #inclusivechurch

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Culture Night ’23 at the church…..

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This Culture Night at the Unitarian Church on Prince’s Street.
Open from 7 until 11 pm. During the evening Chris Kelliher will play his particular brand of gentle and soothing classical acoustic guitar. Weather permitting in the church courtyard.
At 8 pm congregation member Jack Fitzgerald will give a talk on the history of our congregation from its origins in 1674 through to the building and opening of our church in 1717 and on through the journey to the present day.
At 8.30 the minister’ Revd Mike O’Sullivan will give a talk on perhaps the most famous of our churches ministers; Revd Thomas Dix Hincks LLD ( 1767 – 1857 )
Photo of Hincks grave with thanks to Rev. Dr. David A. Steers.

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Movie Night

Once a month, we have our ” Movie Night’s” which are open to all and are free of charge. This month on Tuesday the 25th of July we watch the 2015 movie ” Spotlight”. An all star cast tells the true story of the “Spotlight” team of investigative journalists at The Boston Globe newspaper as they sought to uncover the truth about child abuse in the Archdiocese of Boston. Released in 2015 on Rotten Tomatoes it has a score of 97%. Of the film The Wall Street Journal said; “to turn a spotlight fittingly on ” Spotlight”, its the years best movie so far, and a rarity among countless dramatizations that claim to be based on actual events”.

Tuesday, 25th July at 7.30 pm with free admission and a welcome to all.

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