Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory

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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

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Diocesan Magazine

Get your copies in 2020
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

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 Nov: Online Services this weekend in Cashel, Ferns & Ossory

ONLINE CHURCH SERVICES DIOCESE OF CASHEL, FERNS & OSSORY Coming week Saturday 21st November – Friday 27th November 2020 The…

19 Nov: Listen Up and Do Listen In! Days 3 and Day 4 of the Bishop’s tour coming up tomorrow and Saturday

Day 3 of the Bishop’s 150 Disestablishment Virtual Tour of the diocese begins tomorrow, 20th November and continues on Saturday…

18 Nov: Photography Competition – Capture Anything But Covid!

Capture ‘Anything but Covid’ in the Central Communications Board’s 2020 Photography Competition The Church of Ireland’s Central Communications Board (CCB)…

13 Nov: Tomorrow’s tour timetable – donations welcome

The second day of the Bishop’s virtual tour will take place tomorrow, Saturday November 14th and he will be ‘visiting’…

04 Nov: Prayer at breakfast – and through the day

A number of clergy are providing daily online reflections at this time.  The most recent – Prayer at Breakfast –…

03 Nov: JUST 8 DAYS TO GO! See timetable for tour

BISHOP BURROWS’ VIRTUAL DISESTABLISHMENT 150 TOUR Begins on Wednesday, November 12th 2020 Please follow his progress on this website as…

The holding of an online synod will certainly be an interesting and historic event in our shared life    

Bishop’s November letter

Upcoming Events

EVENTS uncertain due to covid-19 pandemic

There are no upcoming events at this time