Welcome to the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Cork City, Ireland.

A visit to Cork City would not be complete without seeing the magnificent Church of Saints Peter and Paul just off Saint Patrick’s Street. The Church is open each weekday from 9.30am to 4.30pm and on Sundays from 9.30am to 1pm. Details of Mass times can be found on this website.

Saint Peter and Saint Paul is important architecturally as a Pugin designed Church and because of its Bryceson Brothers and Morten organ. Parish records date back to 1765 and include the marriage of the parents of the Irish author, James Joyce, and the baptism of the Irish patriot, Terence McSwiney.  Those parish records provide a rich source of information for individuals in Ireland and around the world tracing their family trees. Details of how copies of family records may be obtained are available on this website.

Whether you are someone who comes to pray, attend Mass or are a one-time visitor to Saints Peter and Paul’s, it is possible for you to support the mission and maintenance of this beautiful House of God in the centre of Cork City by setting up an online regular weekly or once off donation.  You can do this safely and securely by following the online donate button at the top of this page.  By setting up a regular weekly donation, you have the peace of mind of knowing that even when you cannot attend Saints Peter and Paul’s in person, you can still support its mission and maintenance.  Thank you for this support.

Whatever your interest in Saints Peter’s and Paul’s: religious, cultural or genealogical, you are welcome to this oasis of peace in Cork City centre.

Parish Records – Find your Family tree!

The parish records of Saints Peter and Paul’s date back as far as 1765 and are a rich source of information for individuals doing genealogical research and compiling their family trees.  Persons who wish to obtain copies of baptismal, confirmation and marriage certificates should write to: Parish Records, Saints Peter and Paul’s Parish Centre, 35, Paul Street, Cork City, Ireland, enclosing all relevant information. A donation to cover administration costs would be greatly appreciated.

Parish Safeguarding Policies and Procedures:

The Parish of Saints Peter and Paul’s values and encourages the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and in activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development.  The Parish recognises the dignity and rights of all children and young people and is committed to their protection and support. All relevant procedures will be put in place to create a safe environment for children and young people and to enable their full participation in the life of the Church. Details of these procedures are available from the Parish Safeguarding Representative. The Parish Safeguarding Representative oversees the implementation of these procedures with group leaders who work with children and young people in Church-related activities. The Parish Representative is Mr Peter O’Riordan who can be contacted at 021 4276573.