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

If you would still like to hear any of Bishop Burrows’ Disestablishment 150 talks there are all still available below:


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 Feb: Online services in our diocese this weekend

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


This is a competition open to any students in fifth or sixth year in any secondary school in the United Dioceses of Cashel,…

19 Feb: Grant available for those wanting to publish a parish book or booklet

KNOX BEQUEST LITERARY GRANT SCHEME Are you interested in writing and publishing a book or booklet, in print or online,…

09 Feb: Cycle of Prayer – February 2021

DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER – FEBRUARY 2021 Sunday YEAR B 7th February – The Second Sunday before Lent (Green) ANGLICAN…

09 Feb: Bishop’s February 2021 Letter

PUTTING ONE’S STAMP ON IT Dear Friends It is becoming more and more difficult to know what to write in…

06 Feb: Meet the new Rector of Bunclody Union of Parishes

The Reverend Trevor Sargent was instituted as rector of Bunclody Union of Parishes on Friday night, February 5th, 2021. Trevor…

Your gifts will make a huge difference to the quality of life experienced by many women and their families


Bishop’s February letter

Upcoming Events

EVENTS uncertain due to covid-19 pandemic

There are no upcoming events at this time