Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory

County Kilkenny

A few parish unions cross county boundaries
HC means Holy Communion
MP means Morning Prayer



Service times are 10 am and 11.30 am at present.

1st and 3rd Sundays – The Colliery at 10 am and Bilboa at 11.30 am.

2nd and 4th Sundays St. Mary’s, Castlecomer and Mothel churches. St. Mary’s at 10 am and Mothel at 11.30 am.

5th Sundays a united service at 10.30 a.m.
Rector: The Reverend Edna Wakely

St. Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny:

Sunday 8 a.m. HC (Traditional language)

11.30 a.m. Sung Eucharist
and Wednesday 10.30 a.m.

3 p.m. Choral Evensong
St John’s Church, Kilkenny: Sunday 10.00 a.m.
St Lachtain’s Church, Freshford: Sunday 10.00 a.m.
St Aidan’s Church, Kilmanagh: Sunday 10.00 a.m.

These are the usual service times but there are special holiday and united services
Dean: The Very Reverend Stephen Farrell
Curate: The Reverend Dr Canon Richard Marsh

Every Sunday Kells at 10.00 a.m. HC

Sundays 1, 2 and 3 – Inistioge 11.45 a.m. HC

Sundays 2 and 4 – Kilfane 8.30 a.m. HC
Incumbency: Vacant

FIDDOWN UNION (1 church – St Paul’s, Piltown – is in County Kilkenny)

Saint Paul’s Church, Piltown: 

1st Sunday 9.30 a.m. (MP)
2nd Sunday 9.30 a.m. (HC)
3rd Sunday 11.00 a.m. (HC)
4th Sunday 11.00 (MP)
Holy Trinity, Portlaw and Saint Mary’s, Kilmeaden:
1st Sunday 11.00 a.m. (HC) Holy Trinity, Portlaw
2nd Sunday 11.00 a.m. (MP) Saint Mary’s, Kilmeaden
3rd Sunday 9:30 a.m. (MP) Holy Trinity, Portlaw
4th Sunday 9.30 a.m. (HC) Saint Mary’s, Kilmeaden
5th Sunday 11.00am Fiddown Union United Service
The three churches take turns in providing the location.

Rector: The Reverend Victoria Lynch 

Also see:

KILCOOLEY UNION of Parishes WITH FERTAGH  (1 church – Fertagh (Johnstown) – is in County Kilkenny

From end November 2019:

Sunday 1st: Crohane 9.00 (HC*); Kilcooley 9.00 (MP*); Littleton 10.15 (MP); Johnstown 11.30 (HC)

Sunday 8th: Littleton 9.00 (MP); Crohane 10.15 (MP); Johnstown 11.30 (MP); Kilcooley 11.30 (HC).

Sunday 15th: Crohane 9.00 (MP); Littleton 10.15 (HC*); Kilcooley 10.15 (MP); Johnstown 11.30 (HC*)

Sunday 22nd: 11 a.m. Crohane Carol service for Kilcooley Union; Kilcooley 11.30 (HC*); Johnstown 7.30 p.m. Carol Service.

Incumbency: Vacant

(The monthly Sunday evening service at Kilcooley is permanently replaced by a morning service. The Sunday morning services at Johnstown will be at 11.30 from the beginning of December. Those services marked with an * are in traditional language following the principle of providing different styles and rhythms of worship at different times).


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