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    Welcome to the website of the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross - the most southerly Diocese of the Church of Ireland. The Church of Ireland is an Anglican/Episcopal Church and is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion of Churches: a family of churches in more than 165 countries with 85 million members worldwide organised into 41 provinces, each of which is autonomous with its own governing structures.

    Feel free to look around, we welcome you in the name of Christ!


    Our Story

    The story of our Diocese – Cork, Cloyne and Ross – goes back to the earliest days of Christianity in Ireland, and to the work of the early missionary saints, including Saint Fin Barre of Cork, Saint Colman of Cloyne, and Saint Fachtna of Ross, as well as the faithful men and women who responded to God’s call and announced the good news. That work continues where we are today.




    The Church is a community people inspired by and trying to be faithful to the way, example and teaching of Jesus Christ. In the Diocese , communities of faith, under the pastoral oversight of the bishop, work together in ministry and mission.

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    The United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross is situated almost entirely within the county of Cork. Parishes and chaplaincies are based throughout County Cork, as well as in part of County Waterford.




    Handing on the faith and proclaiming it is at the heart of the Church’s calling. The Church of Ireland has been involved formally in education in Ireland for nearly two centuries. In Cork, Cloyne and Ross, in addition to Sunday Schools, children’s ministry and youth work, the Diocese is involved in schools at primary and second level, as well as in chaplaincy at third level.

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    Our Charities

    Acts of love and compassion are central to the work of the Church. Cork, Cloyne and Ross is actively associated with a number of charities – long-established charities and very new ones – in the areas of the relief of poverty and economic hardship, education, the advancement of religion, and particular needs in the community such as hospital work, social housing, care of older people, dementia care, reconciliation work and support for young people and students.




    Visitors love this part of the world. The end (or the start, depending on which way you travel of the Wild Atlantic Way is in Kinsale in this Diocese. Cork City and East Cork are part of ‘Ireland’s Ancient East’. Wherever you go, on our coast, or inland, there is something beautiful to see, somewhere to rest, as well as many sites of historical as well as contemporary Christian interest.

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