Bishop William Crean was appointed Bishop of Cloyne on Nov. 25th. 2012.
He was Ordained in St. Colman's Cathedral on Jan. 27th 2013.

Killeagh Spiritfest 2015

Statement by Bishop William Crean regarding the Killeagh/Inch SPIRITFEST 2015 21. AUG, 2015 I welcome the initiative of the Killeagh/Inch Parish Pastoral Council to celebrate SPIRITFEST 2015.  I pray that it will serve as an invitation to the people of the parish to deepen and to renew their faith. As part of its preparation the […]


CLOYNE DIOCESAN CHANGES – SEPTEMBER 2015     Most Rev William Crean has accepted the resignation from office of the following priests in the Diocese of Cloyne to come into effect on 5th September:   Rev. Canon Seán Cotter, PP Charleville retired as PP, while continuing to serve as Chairman of the Board of Management […]

Bishop Crean’s Statement on refugee crisis

With no end in sight to the migrants making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean, Bishop William Crean, has called for special prayers at Mass in the Diocese of Cloyne this weekend for all involved in the Mediterranean refugee crisis.   Bishop Crean said, “Almost every day, the television and newspapers show refugees fleeing from […]


                                      Ordination to the Priesthood of  Rev. Eamon Roche  in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh  5th July 2015   Homily delivered by Most Rev. William Crean Bishop of Cloyne   My Friends,   The recent tragic deaths of the young people with the collapse of the balcony, in Berkeley CA, […]


  Rev. Eamon Roche will be ordained to the priesthood for service in the Diocese of Cloyne on Sunday July 5th at 2.30pm in St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Co. Cork.   Eamon is a native of Castlemartyr in East Cork. Born in March 1971, he attended St Joseph’s NS, Castlemartyr, and received his second level […]