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

Bishop’s Monthly Letter

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
Bishop’s Letter – September

Bishop’s Letter – September

Dear Friends As the hectic autumnal period in parish life beckons anew, one thinks of the busyness of schools both primary and secondary … the many services planned in order to give thanks for the blessings of the harvest … the preparing of much material for our own diocesan synod in October. Amidst all of […]

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  September 5, 2017   No comments
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