County Cork parish ‘Preach on the Beach’ makes front page news

Social distancing means that some church buildings cannot accommodate their usual Sunday congregations at the moment. In common with parishes around the country, church buildings in Cork, Cloyne and Ross have been opening progressively; approximately 35 of the 76 churches in the Diocese have now reopened.

Building sandcastles at ‘Church on the beach’ in Courtmacsherry (Kilgariffe Union of Parishes), County Cork.

Some church buildings cannot reopen due to their size, but there are ways around it. The Church of St John the Evangelist, Courtmacsherry, County Cork, in the Parish of Kilgariffe Union, is a small ‘summer only’ church which welcomes many visitors:…

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