St. John's Cathedral, Cashel

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The Cathedral Church of St. John the Baptist and St. Patrick's Rock, Cashel
52°30′38″N 07°53′23″W / 52.51056°N 7.88972°W / 52.51056; -7.88972Coordinates: 52°30′38″N 07°53′23″W / 52.51056°N 7.88972°W / 52.51056; -7.88972
Location John's St., Cashel, Co. Tipperary
Country Ireland
Denomination Church of Ireland
Website www.cashel.anglican.org/cashel.shtm
History
Dedication Saint John the Baptist and Saint Patrick's Rock
Architecture
Style Georgian
Completed 1784
Administration
Diocese United Dioceses of Cashel Ferns and Ossory
Province Province of Dublin & Cashel
Clergy
Bishop(s) Bishop of Cashel Ferns and Ossory
Dean The Very Reverend Gerald G Field
Precentor Dean of Waterford
Archdeacon The Venerable C Long
Laity
Organist/Director of music Mrs M Thompson

Saint John the Baptist and Saint Patrick's Rock is a cathedral of the Church of Ireland in Cashel, County Tipperary in Ireland. It is in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin.

Previously the cathedral of the Diocese of Cashel, it is now one of six cathedrals in the United Dioceses of Cashel Ferns and Ossory.

Ecclesiastical history[edit]

Following the English Reformation, the Church of Ireland was separated from Rome and by decree of the Irish Parliament, under English domination, it became the established Church in the Kingdom of Ireland. The Church of Ireland retained most Church property (and so preserved a great repository of religious architecture and other items, though some were later destroyed). The great majority of the population, especially outside the Pale, however, remained faithful to the See of Rome, despite the political and economic advantages of membership in the now separated and established Church of Ireland. Since the historic cathedral on the Rock of Cashel was affected in this way, Roman Catholic adherents were consequently obliged to worship elsewhere.

The historic cathedral on the Rock of Cashel was closed for worship in 1721. Meanwhile the old parish church of St John was removed and the present Georgian cathedral completed in 1784. Its famous Samuel Green organ was built in 1786.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ St Peter the Rock Cathedral, Cashel. Retrieved on 8 January 2008.