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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

March 2024

Easter Schedule 2024

Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord’s Supper @ 5.30pm.

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

Holy Saturday
Mass of Resurrection @ 6pm.

Easter Sunday
Masses at 9am and 11.30am.

February 2024

Gurranabraher Pilgrimage to Knock – Saturday, 1st June, 2024

A 55 Seater Bus has been booked again this year for our annual pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday, 1st June.

The bus will leave the Church at 7.30am and return at 10.00pm.

Last year there was a huge demand for seats on the bus so we ask you to book early.

We do not know the exact price of the bus, but we hope it will be around the same as last year – €55.

January 2024

The first lay person to be Diocesan Secretary has been appointed by the diocese

As part of an ongoing re-organisation of diocesan resources to serve the needs of the local faith communities, the Diocese of Cork and Ross has for the first time appointed a lay woman to serve as Diocesan Secretary. Sheila Lewis, who is from Kilworth, in north Cork, has a background in industry and the voluntary sector, and will commence her full-time role in the Diocesan Office on Feb 1st.

In announcing this appointment, Bishop Fintan has said that he is grateful for the selfless and generous service provided by Fr Michael Keohane since his appointment as Diocesan Secretary.

“I also warmly welcome Sheila and I am confident that she will receive support and kindness from the whole diocese as she begins this work which is a historic moment for our diocese,” Bishop Fintan said.

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