Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory

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

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Mrs Denise Hughes
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The Palace Coach House
Church Lane Kilkenny
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HOUSE FOR DUTY OPPORTUNITY

The Dean of Lismore seeks an experienced priest colleague to work with him on a house for duty basis in this extensive parish, centered on the historic Saint Carthage’s Cathedral at Lismore and including much of the scenic west Waterford coastline.

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Latest News

16 Sep: Ordination to the Diaconate – The Reverend Janet Finlay

ORDINATION OF JANET FINLAY TO A NEW LOCAL MINISTRY 13th SEPTEMBER 2018 The Cathedral Church of Saint Laserian  The Reverend…

14 Sep: VISIT THE CHURCH OF IRELAND STAND AT THE NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS

PLOUGHING NEWS FROM THE DIOCESE OF CASHEL, FERNS & OSSORY A-PLOUGHING WE WILL GO I will go from my parish…

02 Sep: New Priest-in-Charge Welcomed to Fiddown

A special Service of Introduction was held in St Paul’s Church, Piltown on Friday night, August 30th to welcome the…

30 Aug: Bishop’s Monthly Letter – September 2019

A TIME TO APPRECIATE I begin with words of affectionate and grateful tribute to two of our retired priests who…

26 Aug: Choral Scholarships available at St Canice’s

CHORAL AND ORGAN SCHOLARS SOUGHT FOR ST CANICE’S  Bartosz Thiede, the new Director of Music at St Canice’s Cathedral, is…

28 Jul: Resignation – Castlecomer

The Reverend Patrick Burke, with deep regret, has announced his resignation as rector of Castlecomer Union of Parishes, Diocese of…

…even a diocese like this from time to time needs to embrace a process of strategic planning.

Bishop’s June letter 

Upcoming Events

Autumn Quiet Day in Ballyvaloo Retreat Centre

The Ferns Ecumenical Society Autumn Quiet Day will take place on Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 in Ballyvaloo Retreat Centre, Blackwater...

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Donaghmore Field Day in Rathdowney

This event will take place on Sunday, October 20th.

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PIPES AND POETRY IN TRAMORE ON OCTOBER 20TH

Come along to an Afternoon Concert in Christ Church, Tramore at 3 p.m. on Sunday 20th October 2019. The 1876...

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Ecumenical Harvest Thanksgiving Service in Littleton

Ecumenical Harvest Thanksgiving Service in Littleton Church Saturday 26 October at  7.30 p.m. with a procession singing hymns in the streets followed...

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Songs of Praise in Baltinglass

This service will be held in the afternoon in Baltinglass church. Please check times with the Rector.

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Retreat for Clergy and Laity at Dromontine Centre

Advent retreat The Commission on Ministry is holding a retreat for Advent for clergy and laity in the Dromantine Centre,...

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RSS Church of Ireland

  • Sun, 20th October 2019
    Principal Service A cycle:Jeremiah 31: 27–34Psalm 119: 97–1042 Timothy 3: 14 – 4: 5Luke 18: 1–8B cycle:Genesis 32: 22–31Psalm 1212 Timothy 3: 14 – 4: 5Luke 18: 1–8 Second Service A cycle:Nehemiah 8: 9–18Psalms (146), 149John 16: 1–11B cycle:Nehemiah 8: 9–18Psalms (146), 149John 16: 1–11 Principal Service A cycle:Jeremiah 31: 27–34Psalm 119: 97–1042 Timothy 3: […]