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:  cfomagazinesubs@gmail.com

Or telephone 087 2392285

or write to:

Mrs Denise Hughes

Cost (11 issues per year): via parish agent – €40, 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

11 Oct: Secondary Education Grants information – Closing date 30th October

Secondary Education Committee grants Closing date: Saturday, 30th October 2021 for more information see: www.ireland.anglican.org/news/10980/secondary-education-committee-grants

11 Oct: Could you be a mental health champion in this diocese? Training provided

Church of Ireland’s Mental Health Project Moves Forward  Call for mental health champions marks World Mental Health Day: Sunday (10th…

11 Oct: Building Blocks Conference

Lots to learn and enjoy! You can book a place via this link to the eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/building-blocks-childrens-family-ministry-conference-tickets-173610402387 FB https://www.facebook.com/BuildingBlocksConferences

02 Oct: General Synod – Day 3 begins

General Synod 2021 is about to begin online. To see what motions are being discussed see: https://www.ireland.anglican.org/synod/2021/timetable/day-3 Note: As sessions…

01 Oct: Bishop’s October 2021 Letter

LOOKING FORWARD  Dear Friends One has learned long ago that predicting developments surrounding Covid is a dangerous business. However, as…

27 Sep: Commission on Ministry Advent Retreat via Zoom on Saturday, 21 November

This year’s retreat will be held online via Zoom with the Reverend Ruth Patterson as speaker on the theme of…

By the time we have travelled through the summer months the diocese will be greatly changed, especially in the part of it that lies within Munster, by the retirements of three distinguished members of the clergy.


Bishop’s July/Aug 2021 letter