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


Diocesan Magazine

Get your copies in 2021
For annual subscriptions contact:
Mrs Denise Hughes
The Diocesan Office
The Palace Coach House
Church Lane Kilkenny
Tel: 056 7761910
Cost (11 issues per year):
€40 through your parish distributor
– €65 posted to your address
– or read your Magazine on screen by getting a pdf sent to you by email for €35 per year
Bishop Michael Burrows’ 150 Disestablishment Tour

in aid of Bishops’ Appeal literacy projects in the developing world in association with Mothers’ Union and Feed The Minds


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



Ferns Diocesan Board of Education also offers Scholarships to Irish College


Latest News

26 Jan: Online services this weekend

ONLINE CHURCH SERVICES DIOCESE OF CASHEL, FERNS & OSSORY The list below gives details of online services available in this…

21 Jan: Bishop’s January Letter

Note: This letter should have been posted on 1st January. DCO Dear Friends At the time of writing (8th December…

07 Jan: Eco Congregation Ireland: Online meet up on Saturday, 16th January

Eco–Congregation Ireland (ECI) is holding an online meet–up on Saturday, 16th January 2021, at 11.00am.  All are welcome! This online event…

29 Dec: Warmest Wishes

“On my own behalf and that of the Church of Ireland people of Ossory I offer warmest wishes and the assurance of our prayers to my fellow Bishop of Ossory Dr Dermot Farrell on his appointment as archbishop of Dublin by Pope Francis. We might have wished for a longer partnership in the Gospel in Kilkenny, but I must rejoice realising what a great …

17 Dec: Video Synod 2020

Video from The Synod of the Church of Ireland Diocese of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory which was held online on Saturday, 28th November last. Opening the event with prayer Bishop Michael Burrows then mentioned that this synod was a unique occasion, taking place online because of Covid-19 related restrictions but he hoped that it would be an enjoyable and fascinating occasion for all involved…

14 Dec: Christmas Online Services

ONLINE CHURCH SERVICES DIOCESE OF CASHEL, FERNS & OSSORY Coming two weeks The list below gives details of online services…

We will in due course leave these times behind us 


Bishop’s January letter

Upcoming Events

EVENTS uncertain due to covid-19 pandemic

There are no upcoming events at this time