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

Bishop’s Monthly Letter

Bishop’s September Letter

Bishop’s September Letter

In this month’s letter our Bishop pays tribute to Canon Susan Green and Archdeacon Andrew Orr who are leaving, mentions an imminent retirement, an ordination, a change in Killeshin and much more. Dear Friends Over the summer the rate of change in the diocese, particularly among our clerical colleagues, has not slowed down! Canon Susan […]

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  August 31, 2018   No comments
Bishop’s Monthly Letter – July 2018

Bishop’s Monthly Letter – July 2018

This month our Bishop has more good news on the curate front, he pays tribute to retiring principals, mentions the importance of church noticeboards, asks us to welcome summer visitors and encourages us all not to forget to participate in the local household of faith during the busy summer season ahead    Dear Friends Last […]

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  June 28, 2018   No comments
Bishop’s Monthly Letter – June 2018

Bishop’s Monthly Letter – June 2018

In this month’s letter Bishop Burrows tells us about clerical changes in the Diocese and about the dean-elect for Ossory. He also thanks retiring teachers for their commitment and enthusiasm and has news of the garden party he is planning for all those he has confirmed since he became bishop in 2006.   Dear Friends […]

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  May 31, 2018   No comments
Bishop’s Letter – May

Bishop’s Letter – May

This month Bishop Burrows’ focus is on farming Dear Friends Although I am for better or worse by origin a city person, I have spent the vast bulk of my ordained ministry in parishes and dioceses where agriculture is the dominant economic activity. In all of those years I have rarely, if ever, witnessed a […]

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  May 1, 2018   No comments
Bishop’s Letter – April 2018

Bishop’s Letter – April 2018

Dear Friends I begin my thoughts this month by emphasising that I am writing what follows in a personal capacity. I want to contribute candidly to discussion around the diocese, within and beyond these pages. I am but one disciple, one citizen, one voter, and I respect those who when confronted with a binary choice […]

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  March 29, 2018   No comments
Bishop’s Letter – February 2018

Bishop’s Letter – February 2018

In this month’s letter the Bishop welcomes imminent arrivals, the Reverend Robert Jones and the new Roman Catholic Bishop of Ossory designate, Monsignor Dermot Farrell and wishes Dean Katharine Poulton well in a life chapter. He also flags the bilingual TV Eucharist to celebrate St Ciaran’s Day on March 4th and thanks those who contributed […]

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  January 29, 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
Bishop’s Monthly letter – December

Bishop’s Monthly letter – December

      This month Bishop Burrows concentrates chiefly on the topic of Ordained Local Ministry.   Dear Friends   I mentioned last month that in the December issue I would say a little more about the matter of Ordained Local Ministry. It has recently become clear to the House of Bishops, and to other […]

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  December 5, 2017   No comments
Bishop’s Letter – October

Bishop’s Letter – October

  Dear Friends On a visit last month to a particular parish in our diocese, I mentioned a recent experience in a German cathedral which had made me think. It happened in Bonn during the summer, and while no one was looking I thought I would dare to ‘try out’ the bishop’s chair, known in […]

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  October 9, 2017   No comments