(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.

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

Bishop of Cashel Ferns and Ossory Michael Burrows

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Report from Green Conference in Kilkenny College

Report from Green Conference in Kilkenny College

  PARISHES GET SERIOUS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP OF CREATION IN WAYS WHICH SAVE MONEY & IMPROVE CHURCH ENVIRONS Parishioners and clergy from across the Cashel, Ferns and Ossory Diocese came in large numbers to Kilkenny College on Saturday, 18th February to learn ways of improving their church properties, inside and out. A number also teamed up […]

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  February 22, 2017   No comments
JOY BELLS – MORE CHURCHES TAKING PART

JOY BELLS – MORE CHURCHES TAKING PART

The Very Reverend Maria Jansson, Dean of Waterford, is delighted that the JOY BELLS Against Racism event on March 19th at 11 a.m. in Waterford Cathedral is gaining traction. The following have now expressed their support and will be organizing the ringing of church bells in solidarity at that time: Dr. Rowan Williams: Former Archbishop of […]

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  February 21, 2017   No comments
MOTHERS’ UNION NOTES

MOTHERS’ UNION NOTES

MOTHERS’ UNION NOTES From the President   We hear a lot these days of the involvement of Trade Unions in industrial disputes be it teachers, transport, nurses or retails outlets.  These Unions seek to do their utmost for their members.   Our organisation M.U. has the word Union attached to it but for very different reasons.  […]

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  February 21, 2017   No comments
IRISH TIMES ARTICLE ABOUT JOY BELLS CAMPAIGN

IRISH TIMES ARTICLE ABOUT JOY BELLS CAMPAIGN

Click here to read the Rite & Reason article by the Very Reverent Maria Jansson about the JOY BELLS AGAINST RACISM campaign in today’s Irish Times (14.02.17) Also new development – Ambassador of Hungary to Ireland , H.E. Mr. Istvan S. Palffy, Ambassador of Hungary to Ireland and his wife Mrs. Judit Toth  will attend Bells […]

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  February 14, 2017   No comments
The way to avoid seeing complicated matters of theology and morality too much in black and white was to muse upon the degree of divine presence in the colour grey.