Church of Christ the King -Cloughleigh, Ennis
The Church of Christ the King (Críost Rí) that was opened in 1978 to serve the growing population in the Cloughleigh area of the town is one of the smallest churches in the parish.
It is unusual in that it is adjoining the local National School. During the week the main part of the building is used as an assembly and general-purpose hall by the school. The church, though now inadequate for an area, which has grown beyond all expectations, generates a sense of belonging and togetherness. Because of its size there is a greater involvement on the part of the people, a feature that makes the church welcoming.
Hands joined in harmony and peace” This stained glass panel which was fitted in 1999 to mark 21 years, has been adopted as the emblem of the community. Four hands of different colours, with two hands clasped in friendship, are symbols for us of the reconciled world, where all people live in peace and harmony. In Cloughleigh, we the people want this to be a sign of our welcome and openness to all. This symbol was used by Bishop Walsh to express forgiveness and friendship, during his Diocesan Pilgrimage of Reconciliation (Advent 1999).