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


Mrs Margaret Stephens

Margaret Stephens All Saints’ Carnew 16 September 2015 Abridged Address given by the Revd Ruth Elmes of Tinahely & Carnew Union It is with some degree of shock that everyone was present remembering Margaret at her funeral. During the tea following the songs of praise on 31 May at All Saints’, (which she helped to […]

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  November 24, 2015   No comments

The Revd Bob Gray installed as Archdeacon of Ferns

The new Archdeacon pictured with his sister Penny at St Edan’s Cathedral, Ferns. (Photo Pat O’Connor) ——————————————- St EDAN’S CATHEDRAL, FERNS INSTALLATION OF ARCHDEACON, CHANCELLOR AND TREASURER SUNDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2015   The new Archdeacon with the two new canons along with the Dean and the Bishop. On this auspicious first Sunday in September history […]

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  October 7, 2015   No comments

New Rector for Enniscorthy

The Revd Nicola Halford has been appointed rector of Enniscorthy & Monart Union of parishes. Ms Halford who has been curate in Wexford and Kilscoran Union of parishes since October 2012 succeeds the Very Revd Chris Long who retired at the end of July. A date for institution will be announced in due course.

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  September 26, 2015   No comments

Enniscorthy bids Farewell to the Ven Chris Long

ENNISCORTHY BIDS FAREWELL TO THE VEN. CHRIS LONG Sunday 24th July 2015 On a typically wet July Sunday, the congregations of the Enniscorthy Union gathered in St Mary’s Church Enniscorthy to pay tribute to their rector for over 10 years. The service was conducted by Assistant Priest the Revd Robert Stotesbury and the Holy Eucharist […]

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  August 3, 2015   No comments

New Archdeacon of Ferns announced

The Reverend Canon Bob Gray has been appointed as Archdeacon of Cashel, Ferns , Waterford and Lismore in succession to the Venerable Chris Long who retires at the end of July. Mr Gray is currently rector of the Ardamine, Kilnamanagh and Monamolin Group of parishes. His installation as Archdeacon of Ferns is scheduled for Sunday […]

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  July 7, 2015   No comments


‘SMILING WHEN THE SHOE PINCHES’ CELEBRATING TRANSFORMATIONAL WORSHIP IN UNHELPFUL BUILDINGS with Richard Giles This seminar with Richard Giles considered the familiar subject of worship in restrictive buildings. It took place on Monday 20th April in St Laserian’s Cathedral, Old Leighlin and hosted by the indefatigable Dean, the Very Revd Tom Gordon. The seminar was […]

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  June 8, 2015   No comments


  MOTHERS’ UNION FESTIVAL SERVICE 2015 DIOCESE OF CASHEL, FERNS & OSSORY St Mary’s Church, Enniscorthy, Wednesday 29th April 2015. ‘United in Prayer’   Following the processional hymn and still in Eastertide, the Bishop filled the large, well-filled church with his booming voice ‘Alleluia! The Lord is risen!’ To which the congregation of Mothers’ Union […]

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  June 8, 2015   No comments