St. John's Cathedral, Cashel

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The Cathedral Church of St. John the Baptist and St. Patrick's Rock, Cashel
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52°30′55.49″N 07°53′8.31″W / 52.5154139°N 7.8856417°W / 52.5154139; -7.8856417Coordinates: 52°30′55.49″N 07°53′8.31″W / 52.5154139°N 7.8856417°W / 52.5154139; -7.8856417
LocationJohn's St., Cashel, Co. Tipperary
CountryIreland
DenominationChurch of Ireland
Websitewww.cashel.anglican.org/cashel.shtm
History
DedicationSaint John the Baptist and Saint Patrick's Rock
Architecture
StyleGeorgian
Completed1784
Administration
DioceseUnited Dioceses of Cashel Ferns and Ossory
ProvinceProvince of Dublin & Cashel
Clergy
Bishop(s)Bishop of Cashel Ferns and Ossory
DeanThe Very Reverend Gerald G. Field
PrecentorDean of Waterford
ArchdeaconThe Venerable C Long
Laity
Organist/Director of musicMrs M Thompson

The Cathedral Church of 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]

The historic cathedral on the Rock of Cashel had been seized by the English Crown from the Catholic Church in the 1530s and was then handed over to the newly established Church of Ireland. This mediaeval cathedral was closed for worship by the Church of Ireland in 1721. Meanwhile, the old parish church of St John was removed and the present Georgian cathedral completed in 1784.[1] Its famous Samuel Green organ was built in 1786.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Cathedrals of the Church of Ireland" Day, J.G.F./ Patton, H.E. p123: London, S.P.C.K., 1932
  2. ^ St Peter the Rock Cathedral, Cashel Archived 2012-02-20 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 8 January 2008.