Parish Council

Sligo Cluster of Parishes

St Anne’s is part of the Sligo Parishes Cluster, a loose association of parishes which co-operate and assist one another in planning ministry initiatives together.
These are

  1. St Mary’s Cathedral Parish,
  2. St Anne’s/Carraroe,
  3. St Joseph’s/Calry,
  4. Strandhill/ Ransboro
  5. and Rosses Point.

Various joint celebrations are undertaken in the course of the year, such as Missions, School/Parish talks and Training, short Courses on Scripture, Advent and Lenten Meditation groups, Church Services, Preparation for Baptism of Infants and Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).

The Cluster employs a full-time Catechist, Ms Colette Furlong.
Colette has a central role in the implementation of Cluster policy.
A committee with representatives of each of the parishes meets monthly to plan and assess Cluster events. The Cluster Chairperson is Ms Liz Leydon (Rosses Point) Secretary Ms Bernie Flynn (Calry) Priest representative Fr Pat (St Anne’s’)For further information, see


Groups and Organisations in the Parish

Parish Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council meets on the third Tuesday of every month. It is made up of four sub-groups with their leaders:

  1. Hospitality and events Sabrina Rooney
  2. Finance Paul Canning
  3. Prayer Anne Martin
  4. Youth / Safeguarding Fr Pat

Regular reports from the Pastoral Council appear in the Parish Newsletter. Should you wish to have any item brought up for discussion, please email or forward correspondence to the Secretary in the Parish Office.

Membership of the Parish Pastoral Council

Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month with the exception of July and August.
Correspondence may be addressed c/o Parish Secretary, St Anne’s Parish, or by email at


St Anne’s has very long and warm links with the other Christian Churches in Sligo, both those long here and also with the more recently established African Christian Churches which are a mark of the new Sligo.

Ecumenical services take place in all the Churches around the town and rotate every year. Church Unity Week around 25th January and World Day of Prayer (formerly Women’s Day of Prayer) are fittingly celebrated. More recently, a representative of a different Church comes to St Anne’s to offer Christmas greetings at the Vigil Mass of the Nativity of Jesus, a courtesy that is greatly appreciated by our congregation. It is our desire to build on such bonds of friendship and co-operation. The relationships between Sligo’s Christian traditions have never been as good.

The recent visit of Prince Charles to Sligo which included an ecumenical Church Service in Drumcliffe and the visit of the Papal Nuncio in Ireland, Archbishop Charles Brown to Calry Anglican Parish Church were two of the most significant ecumenical moments in Sligo that anyone can remember.