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

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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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Portrait Unveiled

Portrait Unveiled

    HOW THE ARTIST SEES A MODERN PORTRAIT FOR A MODERN BISHOP’S HOUSE A portrait of Bishop Michael Burrows was unveiled in the Bishop’s House, Kilkenny, on December 12th  last. For anyone interested in how an artist’s mind works what Olivia Bartlett had to say at the unveiling about how and why she approached […]

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  January 16, 2018   No comments
Plough Sunday in Staplestown Church, Carlow on 28th January 2018 – Celebrating Women in Farming

Plough Sunday in Staplestown Church, Carlow on 28th January 2018 – Celebrating Women in Farming

  Plough Sunday – A Service to Celebrate the Contribution of Women to Irish Farming at the Start of the Growing Season On Sunday 28th January at 3 pm, Plough Sunday will be celebrated in Staplestown Church, Carlow Union of Parishes (Church of Ireland). This year’s speaker is Lorna Sixsmith who is a farmer, farmer’s wife, blogger, author and social media consultant. […]

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  January 11, 2018   No comments
Bishop’s Monthly Letter – January 2018

Bishop’s Monthly Letter – January 2018

Ecumenism is the focus of Bishop Burrows’ letter this January   Dear Friends A highlight of the Christian Year should be … at least ideally … The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity which is observed all over the globe from January 18 to 25. The week was originally chosen as it concludes appropriately on […]

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  January 5, 2018   No comments
New Rector in Killanne

New Rector in Killanne

  Scotsman, the Reverend Ian Cruickshank, was instituted as Church of Ireland Rector of Killanne Union of Parishes, in St Anne’s Church, Killanne, on Friday night last, December 15th .  Originally from Aberdeen, North East Scotland and having served in parishes in Bray, County Wicklow, Kilcooley, County Tipperary, Ballygawley, County Tyrone and Sydenham in east […]

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  December 19, 2017   No comments

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Ordained Local Ministry, if clearly understood, offers great potential for the enrichment of parochial and sacramental life in a diocese such as our own (from Bishop's December Letter).