(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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CHRISTIAN AID – CHRISTMAS APPEAL

CHRISTIAN AID – CHRISTMAS APPEAL

JUST €5 COULD FEED A FAMILY FOR FOUR DAYS “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.” Matthew 25:35 Rosamond Bennett, Chief Executive of Christian Aid Ireland, recently returned from South Sudan, where […]

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  December 14, 2017   No comments
TREE FESTIVAL IN ST CANICE’S CATHEDRAL, KILKENNY

TREE FESTIVAL IN ST CANICE’S CATHEDRAL, KILKENNY

The Kilkenny Christmas Tree Festival is under way in St. Canice’s Cathedral. “This is the third year for the festival and so far 125 trees of all shapes and sizes are in situ,” says Dean Katharine Poulton. “The trees are made by individuals, family groups, local businesses, schools and charities.  This year Kilkenny Sub Aqua […]

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  December 8, 2017   No comments
ENNISCORTHY TREE FESTIVAL IN ST MARY’S CHURCH

ENNISCORTHY TREE FESTIVAL IN ST MARY’S CHURCH

Abolutely Fabulous! The Enniscorthy and Monart Union of parishes has teamed up with Wexford County Council to bring you the annual Christmas Tree Festival in 2017 in St. Mary’s Church! The video covers a taste of what to expect when there!  Video of Enniscorthy Tree Festival by Enniscorthy For Kids Do come along! “We have […]

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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).