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


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.


Latest News

28 Jul: Resignation – Castlecomer

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

23 Jul: Reminder – Diocesan Youth Trip to Tayto Park on 10th August

Dear All The Bishop’s Youth Advisory Committee are organising a Diocesan Youth Trip to Tayto Park on the 10th August….

05 Jul: Dean Philip Knowles – obituary


03 Jul: Bishop’s Monthly Letter – July 2019

  A TIME TO REFLECT  Dear Friends The summer beckons! We hope readers will find moments of refreshment and relaxation,…

01 Jul: Diocesan Commission – those elected at Special Synod

Following the special synod in Kilkenny College last Saturday morning the following were duly elected to serve on the Commission:…

27 Jun: PhD degree awarded to the Reverend Dr David Compton

The Reverend Dr. David Compton, Bishop’s Vicar in the Kilkenny Union of Parishes, was awarded the degree of PhD by…

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

Bishop’s June letter 

Upcoming Events

Lecture on the History of St Mary’s Church, Bagnelstown

A lecture on the history of St Mary's Church, Bagnelstown will be held during Heritage Week (check time and details...

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Field Day in Camolin

A field day will be held in Camolin, at the home of George and June Hill on Saturday, August 24th...

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Coffee Evening in Monamolin

A Coffee Evening will be held in Monamolin at the Earle home between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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Service of Introduction – Piltown

A Service of Introduction of the Reverend Vicki Lynch will be held in Piltown Church on August 30th at 8...

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RSS Church of Ireland

  • Sun, 25th August 2019
    Principal Service A cycle:Jeremiah 1: 4–10Psalm 71: 1–6Hebrews 12: 18–29Luke 13: 10–17B cycle:Isaiah 58: 9b–14Psalm 103: 1–8Hebrews 12: 18–29Luke 13: 10–17 Second Service A cycle:Isaiah 30: 8–21Psalm 119: 49–722 Corinthians 9Matthew 21: 28–32B cycle:Isaiah 30: 8–21119: 49–562 Corinthians 9Matthew 21: 28–32