The Parishes of Bantry Bay

St. Brendan's Church, Bantry  
St. James Church, Durrus    

In Christ, we stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine

Kilmocomogue Union of Parishes

Welcome to our web page. We are the Church of Ireland parishes that surround beautiful Bantry Bay in South West County Cork, Ireland. We are small in number but we have a big heart and we cover a vast area of territory with some of the most amazing scenery. We are a church and a place of welcome and inclusivity. Everyone is welcome, whoever you are. 

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Church Services 

The Feast of St Thomas (The Rite of Confirmation)
+ St. James Church, Durrus at 11.00am

All services in the parish are live-streamed,  

viewable on this web page, or;

on our parish Facebook page 

on Livestream 

on YouTube

Livestream from St. James Church, Durrus

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The Rector writes ....

On Sunday we will celebrate the Feast of St Thomas. Poor Thomas has been nicknamed  'doubting' Thomas. The irony, of course, is that those who call him by his nickname are in the exact same position as he was. That is, unless they have incredible faith. Who has not said 'unless I can see with my own eyes I will not believe it.. ? 'After all the saying is 'seeing is believing'.   Jesus spent His earthly ministry preaching, healing and teaching. As well as transforming the hopes and dreams of those whom He met along the way He was also preparing His disciples for a time when He would no longer be with them 'physically' so that He could be with them spiritually for ever. There was no 'magic wand' on Easter Day or on the Day of Penteost. It took the disciples a long time to understand the events that had taken place. when Thomas said 'Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?' It was not out of doubt or ingnorance but genuine misunderstanding of the way that things would be. The disciples 'became' the great and wonderful advocates of our faith. They did not start out as the 'finished product'. Like them, like Thomas,  may we be empowered by the Holy Spirit to grow in faith as we continue to walk in the footsteps of Christ. We also pray for Robbie and Karen as they are Confirmed on Sunday.  Blessed be God for ever. 

If you would like to make a donation towards continuing ministry in our parish  please use the PayPal link above. 

You could even buy us

 a cup of coffee if you prefer 

by following this link. 

Thank you, in anticipation. 

Contact details for Canon Paul Willoughby

email:            [email protected]

text or phone:  + 353 086 8233399

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please contact us directly for details. 


Kilmocomogue Union of Parishes is committed to safeguarding children by working under the guidance of our national safeguarding policy Safeguarding Trust and its associated procedures. We acknowledge our duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and we are committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice.

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please contact the rector by email at [email protected]