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, Mallow Union 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

St James' Church celebrates the Bicentenary in 2024.

Join us at a Service

  • 10:00am
    Sun
    25
    Feb

    The Eucharist

    St Mary's Church, Castletownroche

  • 10:00am
    Sun
    25
    Feb

    Morning Prayer

    St Mary's Church, Doneraile

  • 11:45am
    Sun
    25
    Feb

    The Eucharist

    St James' Church, Mallow

  • 11:00am
    Wed
    28
    Feb

    The Eucharist

    St James' Church, Mallow

  • 10:00am
    Sun
    3
    Mar

    Morning Prayer

    St. Mary's Church, Castletownroche

  • 10:00am
    Sun
    3
    Mar

    The Eucharist

    St Mary's Church, Doneraile

  • 11:45am
    Sun
    3
    Mar

    The Eucharist

    St James' Church, Mallow

  • 11:00am
    Wed
    6
    Mar

    The Eucharist

    St James' Church, Mallow

  • 10:00am
    Sun
    10
    Mar

    The Eucharist

    St Mary's Church, Castletownroche

Special events

  • faremers market

    9:30am
    Fri
    23
    Feb

    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.

  • 11:30am
    Sun
    25
    Feb

    Jigsaw Club

    St James' Church Hall, Mallow

    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.

  • 7:30pm
    Sun
    25
    Feb

    ECUMENICAL WORSHIP

    Convent of Mercy

    An opportunity for Roman Catholics, Anglicans and Methodists to worship and meet together on the fourth Sunday of each month at 7.30pm in the hall at the rear of the Convent of Mercy, Main Street, Charleville (a few doors down from Holy Cross church).

  • 8:00pm
    Thu
    29
    Feb

    Table Quiz Fundraiser

    Albert Lynch’s Pub

    ST JAMES 2024 : A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY On Thursday 29th February, there will be a Table Quiz in Albert Lynch’s bar, Fair Street, Mallow (next to the Courthouse) at 8.00pm sharp in aid of the year of Bi- Centennial celebrations of the consecration of St James’s Church. Further details to follow.

  • irish cross

    12:00pm
    Sat
    9
    Mar

    AN CHOMAOINEACH NAOFA A DÓ

    St Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork

    The monthly celebration of the Eucharist in Irish in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork,

  • st patricks day

    7:30pm
    Fri
    15
    Mar

    URNAÍ NA NÓNA AS GAELIGE

    St James' Church, Mallow

    This year, the diocesan Service for St Patrick’s Day (as Gaelige/ in Irish) will take places in St James’s Church, Mallow