Union of Parishes


Welcome to our parish website. Our parish is located in the South West of Ireland in County Cork, in the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne & Ross.  It is the largest parish, geographically, in Ireland, deriving from a union of former separate parishes.  We are Church of Ireland which means that we are members of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The name of the parish 'Kilmocomogue' derives from the ancient Irish name of Bantry parish. There are two main population centers in the parish - Bantry and Durrus. The parish covers a wide area of County Corkand includes some of the most beautiful scenery in County Cork, extending down to beautiful Castletownbere on the Beara Peninsula where there is a small Church of Ireland Community. We are a Eucharistic community, each service being Holy Communion (The Eucharist, The Lord’s Supper or Mass) to which everyone is welcome.  

Our ‘claim to fame’ is our Garden Fete which takes place in August each year at the Rectory in Durrus. Watch the video here.

                                                               Sunday Services

Bantry        (St. Brendan ~ each Sunday)

8.15 am        Holy Communion - Traditional language

10.00am      Holy Communion - Contemporary language

Durrus         (St. James ~ each Sunday)

11.45 am        Holy Communion - Contemporary language

Beara            (St. Peter - monthly, as announced)

                    Service takes place in local hospital chapel

Our Parish Newsletter

Fáilte & Welcome
  1. We are strongly committed to mission, ministry, ecumenism and inclusiveness in our parish and have a strong link with  the work of Christian Aid.

  1. We also support our own Church of Ireland mission and development projects through the work of Bishops’ Appeal.

  1. We are an inclusive parish, members of the network of Inclusive Churches. "We believe in inclusive Church - church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ."

Canon Paul Willoughby