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

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Parish Photographers Make A Start

Parish Photographers Make A Start

The first parish photographers’ network meeting took place on Saturday last, April 8th, in Kilkenny. The group was welcomed by Bishop Michael Burrows who looked forward to the network building over time and parish activities being further documented for posterity. Charles Galloway, award-winning wildlife photographer based in Waterford, provided general guidelines related to taking good […]

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  April 12, 2017   No comments
Safeguarding Trust training session – what I learned

Safeguarding Trust training session – what I learned

    Margaret Hawkins – Diocesan Communications Officer   Have you been invited to participate in a Safeguarding Trust training event in your parish? If you are already involved in youth work you will have been but if you’re considering getting involved in this kind of ministry or service this training course is both essential […]

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  April 10, 2017   No comments
10 Stepping Stones to developing your parish

10 Stepping Stones to developing your parish

Parishes dare to dream at Church 21 Development Conference Parishes from all over Ireland began the process of ‘Daring to Dream the Dream’ at the Church of Ireland Parish Development Conference on Saturday March 25. Organised by Church 21, the conference was facilitated by the Reverend Ian Coffey and took place in the Emmaus Centre […]

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  April 3, 2017   No comments
Former Dean of Ferns David Earl has died

Former Dean of Ferns David Earl has died

The Very Reverend David Kaye Lee Earl, Dean of Ferns from 1979 to 1994, died peacefully at University Hospital Waterford on Friday, March 31st  last. Born in 1928 and educated at Trinity College, Dublin, he was ordained in 1956. He held incumbencies at Rathkeale and Killarney before being appointed Dean of Ferns in 1979. His […]

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  April 3, 2017   No comments
Bishop’s Letter – April 2017

Bishop’s Letter – April 2017

In this month’s letter our Bishop ruminates on the contents of a Diocesan Magazine from 1972 and the concerns of parishioners in what was a turbulent time nationally.     Dear Friends   A kind colleague recently intrigued me by giving me a copy of the Ossory Ferns and Leighlin Diocesan Magazine for September 1972. […]

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  April 3, 2017   No comments