Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory

The Peace of the Lord be always with you!

Welcome 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 through worship and personal encounter to make our response to the human experience of God.

Note: This was written by The Right Reverend Michael Burrows who was Bishop of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory for 16 years. We thank him for his very valuable ministry here and wish him well in his new diocese of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe.  
The Venerable Ruth Elmes has been appointed Commissary for this Diocese until such time as a new Bishop is appointed. A meeting of Episcopal Electors is planned for early May.
Diocesan Office Opening Hours
9.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
056 7761910
Diocesan Magazine – Cashel Ferns & Ossory

News and views to inspire, inform and entertain

Subscriptions: magsubscfo22@gmail.com

Or telephone 087 9033605

or write to:

Mrs Denise Hughes

Cost (11 issues per year): via parish agent – €45, postal copy – €65, digital copy – €35


Ferns Diocesan Board of Education Grant – First Year Child Assistance for Secondary School



Ferns Diocesan Board of Education also offers Scholarships to Irish College



Annual closing date: 30th April 2022


Latest News

The last month has been a time of change in the diocese

(Commissary’s letter)

Upcoming Events

21 May 2022

Car boot sale 21st May in Kiltegan

A car boot sale takes place in Kiltegan parish every third Saturday in each month.

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05 June 2022

Songs of Praise service in Mullinacuffe Church

A Songs of Praise service will take place in Mullinacuffe Church (Tullow Group of Parishes) on Sunday 5th June at...

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18 June 2022

Parish fete and family day – Enniscorthy Showgrounds

Enniscorthy and Monart Union of Parishes will hold a parish fete and family day in Enniscorthy Showgrounds on Saturday 18th...

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11 July 2022

Residential Diocesan Summer Youth Camp in Gurteen

This will be held in Gurteen Agricultural College from 11th-15th July

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