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St James's Church, Mallow
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St Mary's Doneraile
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Welcome to the Website of Mallow Union of Parishes

Thank you for visiting our website. We are centered on the growing and diverse town of Mallow in North County Cork, beside the River Blackwater, where the spire of St James’s Church is a significant landmark. The area served by this Union of parishes stretches from the Kerry border in the West (taking in the towns of Kanturk, Millstreet and Newmarket); and extends East towards the River Awbeg, where two of our churches are located, in Castletownroche and Doneraile. To the North, we take in the towns of Buttevant and Charleville before arriving at the border with County Limerick.    

More widely, we are part of the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross in the Church of Ireland, which is a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion, with over 70 million people in 164 countries, making us the third largest Christian body in the world.  

We strive to be communities of welcome and hospitality, where the Eucharist is at the heart of our worshipping life, and our worship of God inspires us to promote care and justice in the wider world.  

I hope you will get a sense of who we are as three distinctive and diverse worshipping communities serving different communities. Wherever you find yourself on the journey of faith and life, I trust you will discover things to encourage and inspire you.  And I hope you will sense how welcome you are in our churches, as a visitor, as an enquirer, and as a pilgrim.  

Meurig Williams, Rector  

Meurig Williams, Rector

Join us at a Service

  • 11:00 am
    30
    Nov

    The Eucharist

    St James' Church, Mallow

  • 10:00 am
    4
    Dec

    The Eucharist

    St Mary's Church, Doneraile

  • 10:00 am
    4
    Dec

    Morning Prayer

    St. Mary's Church, Castletownroche

  • 11:45 am
    4
    Dec

    The Eucharist

    St James' Church, Mallow

  • 11:00 am
    7
    Dec

    The Eucharist

    St James' Church, Mallow

  • 10:00 am
    11
    Dec

    The Eucharist

    St Mary's Church, Castletownroche

  • 10:00 am
    11
    Dec

    Morning Prayer

    St Mary's Church, Doneraile

  • 3:00 pm
    11
    Dec

    Carol Service

    St James' Church, Mallow

  • 11:00 am
    14
    Dec

    The Eucharist

    St James' Church, Mallow

  • 7:30 pm
    15
    Dec

    Carol Service

    St Mary's Church, Castletownroche

  • 10:00 am
    18
    Dec

    Morning Prayer

    St Mary's Church, Castletownroche

  • 11:45 am
    18
    Dec

    The Eucharist

    St James' Church, Mallow

  • 3:00 pm
    18
    Dec

    Carol Service

    St Mary's Church, Doneraile

  • 11:00 am
    21
    Dec

    The Eucharist

    St James' Church, Mallow

  • 8:00 pm
    24
    Dec

    The First Eucharist of Christmas

    St James' Church, Mallow

  • 11:15 pm
    24
    Dec

    The First Eucharist of Christmas

    St Mary's Church, Doneraile

  • 9:45 am
    25
    Dec

    Christmas Day Eucharist

    St Mary's Church, Castletownroche

  • 11:30 am
    25
    Dec

    Christmas Day Eucharist

    St James' Church, Mallow

  • 11:00 am
    28
    Dec

    The Eucharist

    St James' Church, Mallow

  • 11:00 am
    4
    Jan

    The Eucharist

    St James' Church, Mallow

  • 10:00 am
    8
    Jan

    The Eucharist

    St Mary's Church, Castletownroche

  • 10:00 am
    8
    Jan

    Morning Prayer

    St Mary's Church, Doneraile

  • 4:00 pm
    8
    Jan

    Christingle Service

    St James' Church, Mallow

  • 11:00 am
    11
    Jan

    The Eucharist

    St James' Church, Mallow

  • 10:00 am
    15
    Jan

    The Eucharist

    St Mary's Church, Doneraile

  • 10:00 am
    15
    Jan

    Morning Prayer

    St Mary's Church, Castletownroche

  • 11:45 am
    15
    Jan

    The Eucharist

    St James' Church, Mallow

Special events

  • 9:30:am
    2
    Dec

    Weekly Mallow Farmers Market

    St James' Church, Mallow

    A friendly, community driven market with some excellent produce to buy, runs from 9:30 - 12:30 so come early.

  • 10:00:am
    3
    Dec

    MINDMATTERS COI

    MindMatters COI is a three-year project aimed at promoting and supporting positive mental health within the Church of Ireland and the wider community. The aim, amongst other things, is to reduce stigma, promote connections, clergy training and supports, mental health and faith. On December 3rd, at Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, 10.00-2.30, a talk will be given by Dr Chris Luke (consultant in emergency medicine) followed by discussion. You must register on Eventbrite.ie. For more details, contact the Rector and follow information on Diocesan website/facebook/twitter.

  • 11:30:am
    4
    Dec

    Jigsaw Club

    St James' Church Hall, Mallow

    NEXT SUNDAY MORNING there will be activities for our younger worshippers in the Parish Hall in Mallow from 11.30am. This is a weekly opportunity for our younger worshippers to engage with the scriptures in an enjoyable and informal setting and highlights the important connection between work with young people and Sunday worship.

  • 8:00:pm
    10
    Dec

    CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS CONCERTS

    St James' Church, Mallow

    Friday 9th December 2022(sold out) Saturday 10th December 2022 (sold out) 8pm both nights Mince pies, Mulled wine/tea included Admission €25

  • 3:00:pm
    11
    Dec

    Carol Service

    St James' Church, Mallow

  • 7:30:pm
    15
    Dec

    Carol Service

    St Mary's Church, Castletownroche

  • 11:00:am
    16
    Dec

    MALLOW FARMERS’ CHRISTMAS MARKET

    St James' Church, Mallow

    MALLOW FARMERS’ CHRISTMAS MARKET takes places in the grounds of St James’s Church on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th December, including refreshments to support the ministry & mission of this Union of parishes. Please do support our local farmers and producers and add to their air of festivity in the town over this weekend.

  • 3:00:pm
    18
    Dec

    Carol Service

    St Mary's Church, Doneraile

  • 4:00:pm
    8
    Jan

    Christingle Service

    St James' Church, Mallow

    On Sunday 8th January, there will be an Epiphanytide Christingle Service at 4.00pm in St James’s Church, Mallow, followed by a party for our younger (and not-so-younger!) worshippers.

  • Diocesan Notes December 2022
    HARVEST THANKSGIVINGOur final Harvest Thanksgiving celebration took place at St Mary’s Church, Doneraile, on Sunday 16th October, where a large congregation of parishioners, Christians of other traditions, as well as friends from the wider community, gathered to give thanks for the gifts of God’s creation. The preacher was the Reverend Tony Murphy, our Area Dean, …

    Diocesan Notes December 2022 Read More »