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


  Sharing the Joy of the Gospel – A Series of Reflections on the Teaching of Pope Francis In five central locations in the month of May (Macroom, Mallow, Midleton, Kanturk and Fermoy), the Diocese is hosting a series of three reflection nights on the teaching of Pope Francis. To launch this initiative, Bishop Crean invites […]


Lift up your Hearts Lenten Pastoral Letter from Bishop William Crean Bishop of Cloyne   Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,   It is now a little more than a year since I was ordained to serve as Bishop of Cloyne.   It has been filled with “firsts” as we strived to begin anew as […]

Charleville Monthly Ecumenical Gathering

Prayers and Hymns take place the third Sunday of each month in the McAuley Building, Main Street, Charleville at 7.30pm. Join with the ministers and members of various Christian Denominations as we prayer together for unity in belief and practice and share the spiritual richness and joy of our faith in Jesus Christ. Do stay […]


A Monthly Taize Mass takes place in Holy Cross church, Charleville, every second Sunday of the month at 7.00pm. A special welcome to all young people and their families to join with our Community as we celebrate together the Mystery of our Faith. Candlelight & Chant create a beautiful atmosphere conducive to deep prayer and […]

Bishop Crean Visits Gaza

Bishop William Crean of Cloyne, speaking to The Irish Catholic this week following his return from a visit by western bishops to Gaza and the West Bank said the Christian community continues to have an impact on life in those regions in excess of its numerical size. “Gaza’s Christians are engaged in so much humanitarian […]

Confirmation Dates 2014

The following are the dates for Confirmation in the Diocese of Cloyne 2014 February. Newmarket  Tues 25th,  Castlemagner We. 26th., Glantane Thurs. 27th March. Kanturk, Tues 4th., Grenagh, Wed. 5th.,Blarney, Thurs. 6th Aghinagh, Tues 19th., Macroom, Wed. 20th., Aghabullogue Tues 25th., Kilnamartyra, Wed. 26th., Donoughmore, Thurs. 27th April. Inniscarra. Tues 1st., Rathcormac Wed. 2nd., Glanworth, Thurs. 3rd […]