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 Office Opening Hours
9.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
056 7761910
During Covid-19 lockdown staff are working from home. Messages left on the above number are checked very regularly, however, and responded to as soon as possible
Diocesan Magazine – Cashel Ferns & Ossory

News and views to inspire, inform and entertain

Subscriptions: magsubscfo22@gmail.com

Or telephone 087 2392285

or write to:

Mrs Denise Hughes

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

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

20 Jan: Garda advice about social media scams

What type of social media scams do I need to be aware of? Police are urging members of the public…

20 Jan: New Youth Bible Reading resource launched – Fuel II

The Church of Ireland Youth Department (CIYD) has launched the second version of its resource to help young people hear…

14 Jan: Bishop Michael Burrows elected Bishop of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe

For immediate release: Friday, 14th January 2022 The Rt Revd Michael Burrows Elected as Bishop of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe…

12 Jan: Three new Diocesan Readers commissioned

Congratulations to our newly-commissioned Diocesan Readers Andrew Pender (Baltinglass), Heidi Good (Kilkenny) and Thomas Cooke (Kilcooley). The commissioning service took…

04 Jan: January Diocesan Magazine out now

The January issue of our Diocesan Magazine is out this week!  There is lots to read and inspire – and…

04 Jan: Bishop’s Monthly Letter – January 2022

A JOYFUL LIST Dear Friends The New Year brings with it an impressive array of diary fixtures in relation to…

The New Year brings with it an impressive array of diary fixtures in relation to ministry

Bishop’s January Letter 


Upcoming Events

30 January 2022

Ordination of The Reverend Pat Coleman to the priesthood (Ordained Local Ministry) in Leighlin Cathedral

The Reverend Pat Coleman will be ordained priest on Sunday January 30th in Leighlin Cathedral at 4 p.m. She was...

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01 February 2022

Installation of Dean of Ossory and Institution of Rector of Kilkenny Union

The Reverend Stephen Farrell will be instituted as rector of Kilkenny Union and installed as dean of Ossory on Tuesday,...

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