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Church of the Ascension, Gurranabraher

The Parish of Gurranabraher/Churchfield, (Irish: Garrán na mBráthar – meaning the grove of the Brothers), lies in the northern suburbs; about three kilometres from Cork city centre. It is bordered by Farranree on the east, by Sunday’s Well on the west, by Knocknaheeny on the north and the Cathedral parish on the south. The Church, which looks majestically over Cork city, was built and opened on Ascension Thursday, 1955 – originally serving as an out-station Church of the Cathedral until it was canonically erected as a parish on July 1, 1969.

Mass Times

Sunday: 9.00 am & 11.30 am

Saturday: 5.30 pm Vigil Mass

Weekdays: Monday to Saturday, 10.00 am

Working Holydays: 8.00 am & 10.00 am

Eve of Working Holydays: 6.00 pm Vigil

Contact Us

Phone: 021 4303655 or 085 8041951


Parish Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 10 am – 12.30 pm.

Latest News

November 2022

Community Employment Scheme Opportunities

CE Schemes fund community and voluntary organisations, which in turn provide employment opportunities to benefit the local community. There are 25,000 citizens on schemes, they are managed and organised by 1,250 supervisors and assistant supervisors; – the work of CE supervisors and Sponsors is integral to the overall success and implementation of the CE schemes.

Gurranabraher Parish has benefitted from this scheme by sponsoring staff at Ascension Church and Meals on Wheels.

Currently there are positions available through St. Vincent’s CE as follows:
Kitchen Assistant at Respond, Francis Gardens, Blackpool (Closing date 29/11/2022),
and a
Community Worker with Friendly Call, Parochial Hall, (Closing date 26/12/2022).

Soon there will be Caretaker vacancies available at Parochial Hall – details to follow.

Further info can be found on along with eligibility criteria.

October 2022

November Novena Masses for the Dead

Tuesday, 1st – All Saints (A Holy Day of Obligation).

Vigil Mass on Monday @ 5.30pm & Tuesday @ 8am, 10am & 7pm.

Wednesday, 2nd Nov – Thursday 10th Nov weekday Masses @ 10am & 7pm

Mass Live each day at @

April 2022

Easter Schedule at Ascension Parish

Holy Thursday
7pm – Mass commemorating the Institution of the Eucharist

Good Friday
12noon – Stations of the Cross
3pm – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday
7pm – Vigil Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection

Easter Sunday
9am & 11.30am – Day Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection

Upcoming Events