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


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

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Social Media – Guidelines for using

Guidelines for using social media A range of social media channels are widely used by parishes to share their stories and keep in touch with their online followers. The Church’s social media and digital communications guidelines can help parishes to use social media well and manage risks that can arise. Posts can travel globally in […]

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  January 17, 2019   No comments
New Rector in Kilcooley

New Rector in Kilcooley

A new rector –  the Reverend Graham Sawyer – was instituted as incumbent of the Church of Ireland parish of Kilcooley Union with Fertagh last Friday night, January 11th.  The event took place in Kilcooley Church where parishioners, clergy and friends gathered for this special occasion.   The preacher was a former diocesan colleague from […]

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  January 14, 2019   No comments
New pew edition of Book of Common Prayer now available

New pew edition of Book of Common Prayer now available

Book of Common Prayer (BCP) pew edition back in stock for Christmas 2018 A newly revised pew edition of The Book of Common Prayer in a smart blue cover, containing the newly approved Order for Morning and Evening Prayer for Use on Sundays, is now available.  The Book of Common Prayer pew edition is priced at £20/€22 (with a 10% […]

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  December 10, 2018   No comments

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