Douglas Union of Parishes
with Frankfield

This mostly suburban parish to the south of Cork City will soon become vacant following the election of the present incumbent to the Bishopric of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory. There are four churches (all in good repair and well-maintained) serving this parish of 431 households.

An experienced priest is required for this busy and growing parish who
● is a faithful pastor
● will lead supportively and imaginatively
● will nurture and facilitate ministry and outreach
● will assist the parish in meeting the challenges facing the Church in our day

The rector shares ministry with a curate-assistant, a retired non-stipendiary priest, four diocesan readers, as well as active and supportive parishioners. There are two parish primary schools. In addition to good ecumenical relations, and active community involvement, the parish organisations include Choir, Sunday School, a Book Club and Boys’ Brigade. The five-bedroomed Rectory is within walking distance of Douglas village.



Cobh and Glanmire Union of Parishes

These parishes cover a busy commuter belt and an area of great natural beauty which stretches from the edge go Cork City almost to Midleton in East Cork. They take in all the islands in the Cork Harbour area, including Great Island, Fort and Haulbowline (base of the Irish Naval Service).

There are three churches. Cobh (Mixed) National School is a 4-teacher primary school under the patronage of the Bishop.

The Rectory is a modern, well-maintained house centrally located within the Parish in Glounthaune, with excellent views.



Moviddy Union of Parishes


Healthcare Chaplain

A vacancy exists for a priest-in-charge (half-time) of the Parish of Moviddy Union, who will serve also as a half-time Healthcare Chaplain in Cork University Hospital, the Bon Secours Hospital, and Marymount University Hospital and Hospice, all of which are in Cork. Moviddy Union is a small parish to the west and north-west of Cork City, where the faithful parishioners are confident in their ministry, outreach and engagement with the Diocese and local community.

The person appointed will have the opportunity to exercise ministry in these two varied and important positions within the Diocese (with time divided equally between the two): as priest-in-charge of a parish of active parishioners, and as a healthcare chaplain in some of the leading hospitals and care facilities in Ireland.



Fanlobbus Union of Parishes

This parish, in the scenic rugged heartland of West Cork, is centred on the villages of Drimoleague and Drinagh and the town of Dunmanway just under 60 km from Cork City.

There are four churches: Saint Mary’s Dunmanway, Saint Matthew’s, Drimoleague; Christ Church, Drinagh; and Saint Edmund’s, Coolkelure.

There is a 4-teacher primary school. Parish organisations include Mothers’ Union, Healer Prayer Group, Toddler Group, Bell-ringing, Bowls Club, Badminton Club, Tennis Club, Joy Club in the summer (children’s camp), Youth Group, Online Bible Study Group / Alpha Courses.


Further information from

The Diocesan Secretary

Diocesan Office, St Nicholas’ House

14 Cove Street, Cork, T12 RP40

or via email below.

Enquiries about any vacancy in the Diocese should be emailed to the Diocesan Secretary: click here.