(United Dioceses of Cashel, Ferns, Leighlin, Lismore, Ossory & Waterford)

Welcome

The Peace of the Lord be always with you!

Welcome to the website of the Diocese of Cashel Ferns and Ossory.bishop

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

KNOX BEQUEST LITERARY GRANT SCHEME

– Are you interested in writing and publishing a book or booklet, in print or online, related to your parish or the wider Diocese?

If so, there may be a grant available to help you do this from the Knox Bequest.

  • Applications are open to individuals and groups.
  • Annual closing date: 30th April 2018

Please go here for all details

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Dear Lord… Mothers’ Union new book of prayers

Dear Lord… Mothers’ Union new book of prayers

Introducing a brand new Mothers’ Union prayer book. A collection of 100+ prayers and reflections contributed by members across the world. £3.00 Available through Mothers’ Union branches and website     Moira Thom, editor says: “It has been a great success with the first print run of 5000 sold in a few weeks. Second print […]

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  April 16, 2018   No comments
Climate Change Seminar in Dublin

Climate Change Seminar in Dublin

Come along to an important Climate Change Awareness Seminar in Dublin on 26th April NOW BOOKED OUT BUT THERE IS A WAITING LIST! The Church and Society Commission (CASC) of the Church of Ireland is issuing an invitation to church leaders and their congregations from all denominations to attend an information morning addressing issues surrounding […]

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  April 9, 2018   No comments
The Sheaf – Carlow Union newsletter

The Sheaf – Carlow Union newsletter

Carlow Union now has a monthly newsletter that they share Carlow Methodist Church. For some time now the Revd Paul Maxwell and the Rector, David White, have been talking about how to express the Covenant between the Church of Ireland and the Methodist Church in Ireland in tangible ways so in the new monthly magazine […]

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  March 30, 2018   No comments
Supporting Asylum Seekers and Refugees – resource now available

Supporting Asylum Seekers and Refugees – resource now available

Supporting asylum seekers and refugees   The Church of Ireland Refugee Working Groups have updated their resource on supporting asylum seekers and refugees, which highlights opportunities to become more involved in this area of ministry and service.  This is now available at http://bit.ly/2GGEy0u The resource covers the Church’s current and past responses to the refugee crisis; […]

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  March 29, 2018   No comments
It has always been the practice of the Church of Ireland to pray unceasingly for our legislators - in the coming months they may need that prayer perhaps more than ever (from Bishop's Monthly Letter).