Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory

The Peace of the Lord be always with you!

bishopWelcome to the website of the Diocese of Cashel Ferns and Ossory.

We are one of the twelve dioceses of the Church of Ireland, covering a large area of the South East from Rosslare to Mountrath and from Gorey to Cahir.

We hope what you see and read on this site will give you an impression of our life, worship and witness and make you feel very welcome to join in our activities.

We have a long history and nearly one hundred and fifty church buildings, including six ancient cathedrals. But at the end of the day we are about people…. Bringing them into fellowship with God and with each another as week by week we gather to break the bread and to tell the ever – fresh story of God’s loving presence in Jesus Christ and in the whole life of the world.

Some find faith easy, some find it very challenging, but wherever you are on your journey of faith we welcome you and wish to walk with you in the quest for hope and holiness.

Web pages, however captivating, are no substitute for human contact or for the love and care we all need if we are to face the turbulence and pace of modern life. We hope what you read here will draw you into our midst as we seek though worship and personal encounter to make our response to the human experience of God.

Michael Cashel Ferns and Ossory


The Dean of Lismore seeks an experienced priest colleague to work with him on a house for duty basis in this extensive parish, centered on the historic Saint Carthage’s Cathedral at Lismore and including much of the scenic west Waterford coastline.


Latest News

05 Jul: Dean Philip Knowles – obituary


03 Jul: Bishop’s Monthly Letter – July 2019

  A TIME TO REFLECT  Dear Friends The summer beckons! We hope readers will find moments of refreshment and relaxation,…

01 Jul: Diocesan Commission – those elected at Special Synod

Following the special synod in Kilkenny College last Saturday morning the following were duly elected to serve on the Commission:…

27 Jun: PhD degree awarded to the Reverend Dr David Compton

The Reverend Dr. David Compton, Bishop’s Vicar in the Kilkenny Union of Parishes, was awarded the degree of PhD by…

27 Jun: Job Opportunity – Chief Executive, Church Army

Chief Executive, Church Army God’s boots on the ground Salary competitive Location: Sheffield Church Army is a fast–growing, dynamic organisation…

20 Jun: Stop Scams

The Church of Ireland website now has a dedicated page with resources to help parishes to prevent scams which may…

…even a diocese like this from time to time needs to embrace a process of strategic planning.

Bishop’s June letter 

Upcoming Events

Summer Bazaar in New Ross

A summer bazaar in aid of St Mogue's church, New Ross will be held in the Old Abbey Garden Centre...

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Music For A Summer’s Day in Old Leighlin Cathedral

Cathedral Concert: Saturday July 27th 2019 4 p.m. St Laserian’s Cathedral The Kilkenny Recorder Consort Music For a Summer’s Day...

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Ardamine Bazaar

This will be held in Riverchapel Community Centre on Wednesday, July 24th at 7 p.m.

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Summer Party at Aghade Church

A Summer Party will be held in Aghade Church grounds on Sunday, July 28th at 1 p.m.

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Summer Praise in Monamolin

A Summer Songs of Praise service will be held in Monamolin on Sunday, 28th July at 7.30 p.m.

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Coffee Morning and Sale in Dunmore

This event will be held on Thursday, 1st August, from 10.30 a.m.

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Parish Auction in Kiltegan

A parish auction will be held in Kiltegan on Saturday, 3rd August. Check time locally

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Garden Fete in Abbeyleix Rectory Garden

This event will be held on Monday, August 5th, from 2.00 p.m.

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Johnstown Castle Field Day

This Wexford & Kilscoran Union of Parishes annual event will take place on bank holiday Monday, August 5th, between 2...

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Concert in Clonmel

Koln Philharmonia will give a concert in Old St Mary's Church, Clonmel at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 7th August.  

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RSS Church of Ireland

  • Sun, 21st July 2019
    Principal Service A cycle:Amos 8: 1–12Psalm 52Colossians 1: 15–28Luke 10: 38–42B cycle:Genesis 18: 1–10aPsalm 15Colossians 1: 15–28Luke 10: 38–42 Second Service A cycle:Genesis 41: 1–16, 25–37Psalm 811 Corinthians 4: 8–13John 4: 31–35B cycle:Genesis 41: 1–16, 25–37Psalm 811 Corinthians 4: 8–13John 4: 31–35