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

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The Peace of the Lord be always with you!

Welcome to the website of the Diocese of Cashel Ferns and Ossory.bishop

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

KNOX BEQUEST LITERARY GRANT SCHEME

– Are you interested in writing and publishing a book or booklet, in print or online, related to your parish or the wider Diocese?

If so, there may be a grant available to help you do this from the Knox Bequest.

  • Applications are open to individuals and groups.
  • Annual closing date: 30th April 2018

Please go here for all details

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Radio Documentary about St Willibrord event on this Sunday

Radio Documentary about St Willibrord event on this Sunday

‘Carlow Hops to Luxembourg’  radio documentary, produced by documentary maker Monica Hayes, will be broadcast on KCLR this Sunday 12th November at 10.00am (Irish time). Anybody can hear the documentary on KCLR96FM Radio Station’s website anywhere in the world: http://kclr96fm.com/ at this time. If you can’t listen to it live, the documentary will be available to listen back […]

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  November 10, 2017   No comments
The Reverend Ian Cruikshank coming to Killanne

The Reverend Ian Cruikshank coming to Killanne

The Reverend Ian Morison Cruickshank has been appointed rector of Killanne Union of Parishes and parishioners there are looking forward to his institution on December 15th in Killanne Church at 7.30 p.m. Ahead of his arrival and by way of introducing himself to Killanne parishioners and the wider Diocese he sent on these images of […]

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  November 3, 2017   No comments
Installation of Canons in Ferns

Installation of Canons in Ferns

Installation of Canons and Ferns Diocesan Advent Carol Service With the appointment of the Reverend Ruth Elmes as a Canon on the Ferns Cathedral Chapter and the moving of Canon Mark Hayden to take up the position of Precentor formerly held by Canon Harmsworth before his retirement, Canon Minion now becomes Chancellor and Canon Michael […]

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  October 31, 2017   No comments
Diocesan Synod 2017

Diocesan Synod 2017

The 2017 Diocesan Synod took place in the Woodford Dolmen hotel last Wednesday, October 18th. Here are some images from the event   ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS PRESENTED Carlow: Motivation of the Young The Judges were very impressed with the Involvement of children who led the congregation.  They put the National Pollinator Programme: and Junior Pollinator programmes […]

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  October 22, 2017   No comments

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