Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory

Bishop Burrows’ Passion Sunday message Realising The Value
All the other videos can be seen here

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

Diocesan Magazine

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For annual subscriptions contact:
Mrs Denise Hughes
The Diocesan Office
The Palace Coach House
Church Lane Kilkenny
Tel: 056 7761910
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Ferns Diocesan Board of Education Grant – First Year Child Assistance for Secondary School



Ferns Diocesan Board of Education also offers Scholarships to Irish College


Latest News

28 Mar: Royal School of Church Music

Church Music Dublin would like to publicize an initiative by the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) aimed at lifting …

15 Mar: Bishop’s Pastoral Letter in unprecedented times

Dear Friends of CFO It is stating the obvious that we are living through extraordinary days, unprecedented in all our…

13 Mar: RTE Sunday Service – Radio programmes of spiritual interest this week – Also a Prayer in the time of the coronavirus

In the absence of church services at present Bishop Michael Burrows would like parishioners across the diocese to know that…

13 Mar: COVID-19 Bishop Burrows’ statement today

In the light of the statement of An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD yesterday, 12th March 2020, the bishops of the…

11 Mar: The Right Reverend John McDowell, Bishop of Clogher, has been elected Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All-Ireland

Bishop John McDowell Elected as New Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland The Rt Revd John McDowell, Bishop of…

11 Mar: Notice of Postponement of Scholarship examinations and Junior Bishop’s Medal exams tomorrow March 12th

Kilkenny College has announced the following: Notice of Postponement The Incorporated Society and Kilkenny College Open Scholarship examinations and therefore…

It is always so interesting to observe what happens all over the diocese to mark, even in our modern hectic world, this season of growth and discipline and stillness.

Bishop’s March 2020 letter

Upcoming Events

EVENTS uncertain due to covid-19 pandemic

There are no upcoming events at this time

RSS Church of Ireland

  • Sun, 5th April 2020
    Liturgy of the Psalms A cycle:Psalm 118: 1–2, 19–29Matthew 21: 1–11B cycle:Psalm 118: 1–2, 19–29Matthew 21: 1–11 Principal Service A cycle:Isaiah 50: 4–9aPsalm 31: 9–16Philippians 2: 5–11Matthew 26: 14 – 27: 66 B cycle:Isaiah 50: 4–9aPsalm 31: 9–16Philippians 2: 5–11Matthew 26: 14 – 27: 66