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

17 Sep: Bishop Burrows – Q & A about his work with the Anglican Centre in Rome

Published in the Church of ireland gazette – September CHRISTIAN UNITY AND DIALOGUE16 SEP 21 The Anglican Centre in Rome…

13 Sep: The Very Reverend Leslie Forrest celebrates his 50th anniversary as a priest

The Diocese wishes to extend its congratulations to The Very Reverend Leslie Forrest on the occasion of the 50th anniversary…

13 Sep: The Reverend Ciarán Kavanagh ordained to the diaconate (Ordained Local Ministry)

ORDINATION OF THE REVEREND CIARÁN KAVANGH Ciarán Kavanagh from Wexford town was ordained a deacon for the Church of Ireland’s…

06 Sep: Youth Work News: Young Leaders in Ministry Fund / Keeping In Touch Packs/ Aurora Course

The Church of Ireland Youth Department (CIYD) is delighted to highlight three initiatives to help restart in-person youth work in…

03 Sep: Denise Hughes honoured with a special bench at the Diocesan Office

A new bench in the grounds of the Diocesan Office has been dedicated to Mrs Denise Hughes for her long…

02 Sep: All-Colour Diocesan Magazine launched – 121 years from first publication

It has happened! The new all-colour Diocesan Magazine was launched yesterday at the Diocesan Office. It will be in churches…

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

Upcoming Events

24 September 2021

Silent Retreat 24th -26th September 2021 – Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer

The Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer 2021 Retreat 24th-26th September The Annual Silent Retreat of the Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer will be...

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