Hi, my name is Rev Mike O’Sullivan, the minister of the Unitarian church and you are very welcome to our website. Have a look around, browse and see what you think!
I am very proud to be the first Cork man to hold the post in 198 years, making my ordination in February 2017 both a wonderful and historic day for our church. I am what is commonly called in Ireland a “ late vocation” having worked in a variety of occupations before entering ministry.
Below in the Q & A you will get a glimpse of who I am.
Ministry training :
Accredited Lay Reader
Accredited Lay Preacher
Graduate of The Priory Institute ( 2016). I am at the moment pursuing further theological studies.
Licensed to ministry : 12/11/16 at Unitarian Church St Stephens Green Dublin
Called to Ministry : 15/1/17
Ordained : 24/2/17 at Unitarian Church Cork
We caught up with Mike for a quick Q and A, here’s what he had to say :
Married or otherwise? : I am married to Kay, we have an adult daughter
Early Bird or Night owl? : I am actually both, late to bed and early to rise.
Tea or Coffee : Must say I am partial to a coffee.
Fav food : This is easy, gotta be pizza
Cats or Dogs ? :We had both but our dog Bobbi passed away, now we have 2 cats, Oscar and Tilly
Saver or Spender ? I wish I could say saver!!
Casual or Formal dress ?: Given my job sometimes I have to be formal but mainly I like jeans and t shirt.
Are you into sports ? Yes for many years it was my job. I am a passionate and frustrated Arsenal fan
Are you a romantic person? According to my wife that would be a No!
Fav Books? : Work wise anything by John Shelby Spong, to chill out anything by John Grisham, he tells a great story.
What’s your ideal holiday ? : Sun, lounger and swimming pool.
Ideal dinner guests ? : Amongst the living, well John Spong, Gordon Ramsey, Oliver Callnan, Eammon Dunphy and Germaine Greer..quite a dinner party
Ideal outlook for a good life? : Got to be a sense of humour
What is a typical day for a minister ? : There isn’t one to be honest
Finally, favourite thing about Cork ? See sense of humour above!