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

Bishop’s Monthly Letter

Bishop’s Monthly Letter – July

Bishop’s Monthly Letter – July

Dear Friends Rather than writing at any length this month, I am asking the editor to reproduce in the magazine details of my ROUTE 66 Biblical peregrinations through the diocese in September. The details of this endeavour will also be provided to parishes on separate leaflets and posters. The contents speak for themselves, and I […]

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  July 27, 2017   No comments
Bishop’s Letter – June 2017

Bishop’s Letter – June 2017

This month Bishop Burrows pays tribute to retiring primary school principals, Sandra Horan (Gorey) and Nuala Beattie (Shillelagh); to retiring rector, Canon Roger Harmsworth (Killanne Union) and to retiring hospital chaplain, the Reverend Jenny Crowley (Waterford). He also welcomes the news that Archbishop Peter Eagles has been appointed to our partner diocese of Sodor and […]

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  June 5, 2017   No comments
Bishop’s letter – May 2017

Bishop’s letter – May 2017

This month Bishop Burrows writes about why he wouldn’t like the date of Easter to be fixed, mentions the upcoming General Synod and pays tribute to the late Very Reverend David Earl, former Dean of Ferns.      Dear Friends   It is hard, writing as I do amid the demanding atmosphere of Holy Week, […]

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  May 1, 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
Bishop’s Letter – March 2017

Bishop’s Letter – March 2017

This month our Bishop talks about the duty and right of the Church of Ireland to be in the market place of educational options, about his role of ‘encourager’ as patron of schools, welcomes Hazel Corrigan to the role of Lay Secretary of the General Synod, announces the retirement of two rectors and looks forward […]

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  March 3, 2017   No comments
Bishop’s letter – February 2017

Bishop’s letter – February 2017

In this month’s letter our bishop talks about the late Dean Victor Griffin – a positive influence for him since childhood. He also mentions the value of independence of mind and quotes a poem that reflects upon the danger of certainty ‘in the delicious and challenging greyness of life.’   Dear Friends Last month I […]

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  February 1, 2017   No comments
Bishop’s letter – January 2017

Bishop’s letter – January 2017

In this month’s letter our Bishop looks back over his past ten years of ministry, talks about what challenges him, wearies him and what gives him joy and highlights the value of simple steadfastness in the midst of rapid change.    Dear Friends Some months ago, for the first time in my ordained life, I […]

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  January 1, 2017   No comments
Bishop’s Letter for December 2016

Bishop’s Letter for December 2016

In his Diocesan Magazine letter for December Bishop Michael  puts the spotlight on a bell being transported physically – and on how bells can transport us spiritually, particularly at Christmas. Dear Friends  A few weeks ago I was involved in a pleasant transaction involving the bringing of the school bell from the primary school at […]

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  December 1, 2016   No comments
Bishop’s Monthly Letter – November 2016

Bishop’s Monthly Letter – November 2016

In his letter this month our Bishop talks about the value of lay volunteers’ work in running the Church of Ireland and pays a very, very special tribute to Mr Sam Harper who is retiring as ‘southern’ lay secretary of the General Synod. He also thanks Siobhan Tulloch for her work producing the Children’s Page […]

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  November 5, 2016   No comments

October 2016

  BISHOP’S LETTER October 16 2016 In this month’s letter Bishop Michael writes about what happens at our Diocesan Synod each year and about how he would like debates to be outward as well as inward looking in the future so that, as a church, we are not ostrich-like in our approach to social challenge. Also, the […]

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  November 5, 2016   No comments