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

Bishop’s Monthly Letter

Bishop’s Monthly Letter – May 2019

Bishop’s Monthly Letter – May 2019

Dear Friends Recently, with a small but representative group from across the diocese, I participated in a new all-Ireland initiative in the Church with the – perhaps unfortunate – title IDLE. This initiative may also be mentioned in other pages in this issue, and the Revd Mairt Hanley has had a particular leadership role on […]

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  May 1, 2019   No comments
Bishop’s April Letter

Bishop’s April Letter

Dear Friends One of the pastoral priorities of the Church of Ireland has always been ministry to those in hospital. While parish clergy will usually make special efforts to visit their parishioners during a hospital stay, day-to-day pastoral care of in-patients and sacramental ministry to them is the responsibility of our hospital chaplains. The ministry […]

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  April 1, 2019   No comments
Bishop’s Letter – March 2019

Bishop’s Letter – March 2019

  Dear Friends   In my letter of last month I reflected on the 150th anniversary of Disestablishment, noting that one of its consequences was to give the Church of Ireland authority to revise and enrich its own liturgy to meet the needs of the times. This has been in fact a continuous process over […]

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  February 28, 2019   No comments
Bishop’s Letter – February 2019

Bishop’s Letter – February 2019

Dear Friends In 1869, the Westminster parliament passed legislation to bring about the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland – this year we mark 150 years since that momentous moment in our history. The Act came into force on January 1 1871 – on that day the Church of Ireland was separated in legal terms […]

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  February 1, 2019   No comments
Bishop’s January Letter

Bishop’s January Letter

In this month’s letter our Bishop announces two institutions in the Diocese in the next few weeks, gives details of a presentation entitled ‘The Church of Ireland perspective on Brexit’ that he was asked to make at a recent church conference in England, and also remembers Mildred Weekes who died recently in this Diocese.   […]

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  January 1, 2019   No comments
Bishop’s Monthly Letter – December 2018

Bishop’s Monthly Letter – December 2018

Dear Friends Most readers will receive these words on December 2nd, the first Sunday of another Advent season. It seems a long time now since clergy maintained a disciplined tradition of preaching in Advent on the ‘Four Last Things’ – namely Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell. To follow such a sequence now would seem very […]

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  November 30, 2018   No comments
Bishop’s Monthly Letter – November

Bishop’s Monthly Letter – November

In this month’s letter Bishop Michael Burrows mentions two new appointments in the Diocese and also remembers five people who died recently  Dear Friends In the never-ending process of change in our diocese, I am pleased to have announced some new appointments recently. Canon Ruth Elmes is now Archdeacon Elmes, having added the role of […]

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  October 31, 2018   No comments
Bishop’s Letter – October 2018

Bishop’s Letter – October 2018

Dear Friends On Friday October 26, citizens go to the polls to decide who will serve and we hope also inspire all the people of this country for the next seven years in the office of President of Ireland. I have often been struck through the years at how often we pray in our liturgy […]

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  October 1, 2018   No comments
Bishop’s September Letter

Bishop’s September Letter

In this month’s letter our Bishop pays tribute to Canon Susan Green and Archdeacon Andrew Orr who are leaving, mentions an imminent retirement, an ordination, a change in Killeshin and much more. Dear Friends Over the summer the rate of change in the diocese, particularly among our clerical colleagues, has not slowed down! Canon Susan […]

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  August 31, 2018   No comments
Bishop’s Monthly Letter – July 2018

Bishop’s Monthly Letter – July 2018

This month our Bishop has more good news on the curate front, he pays tribute to retiring principals, mentions the importance of church noticeboards, asks us to welcome summer visitors and encourages us all not to forget to participate in the local household of faith during the busy summer season ahead    Dear Friends Last […]

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  June 28, 2018   No comments