Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory

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Where the Wind Blows

The Peace of the Lord be always with you!

bishopWelcome 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

Diocesan Magazine

Get your copies in 2020
For annual subscriptions contact:
Mrs Denise Hughes
The Diocesan Office
The Palace Coach House
Church Lane Kilkenny
Tel: 056 7761910
Cost (11 issues per year):
€40 through your parish distributor
– €65 posted to your address
– or read your Magazine on screen by getting a pdf sent to you by email for €35 per year

Ferns Diocesan Board of Education Grant – First Year Child Assistance for Secondary School



Ferns Diocesan Board of Education also offers Scholarships to Irish College


Latest News

22 May: Keep your video conference safe

The Church of Ireland Press Office has issued guidelines on keeping video conferences safe. Please see this link to the…

08 May: Simply Divine, Saturday 25th April

Bishop Burrows being interviewed by Christian Media Trust presenter, Maria Colfer, on her regular Saturday morning programme Simply Divine which is broadcast…

30 Apr: Bishop’s Monthly Letter – May 2020 – TESTING TIMES

  Dear Friends   I remember a phrase often used by the bishop who ordained me priest well over thirty…

28 Apr: Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland the Most Reverend John McDowell takes up his post today

Article by the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, the Most Revd John McDowell, on taking up his…


Hello from all at ECO-CFO. We hope you are keeping safe and well at this difficult time. We had hoped…

02 Apr: Bishop’s Monthly Letter – April 2020

PLEASE NOTE – THIS LETTER WAS WRITTEN ON MARCH 12TH Dear Friends Who would have thought, a few short weeks…

Lent has become truly a desert time  

Bishop’s April 2020 letter

Upcoming Events

EVENTS uncertain due to covid-19 pandemic

There are no upcoming events at this time

RSS Church of Ireland

  • Sun, 7th June 2020
    Principal Service A cycle:Genesis 1: 1 – 2: 4a or Isaiah 40: 12 – 17, 27– 31Psalm 82 Corinthians 13: 11–13Matthew 28: 16–20B cycle:Genesis 1: 1 – 2: 4a or Isaiah 40: 12 – 17, 27– 31Psalm 82 Corinthians 13: 11–13Matthew 28: 16–20 Second Service A cycle:Isaiah 6: 1–8Psalms 93, 150John 16: 5–15B cycle:Isaiah 6: […]