United Dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough

The Diocese

Located on the east coast of Ireland, the United Dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough is one of 12 dioceses of the Church of Ireland. The dioceses encompass both urban and rural areas in Dublin, Wicklow and part of Kildare and this is reflected in the broad range of parishes and worshiping communities.

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The culture and context of life in Dublin has profoundly changed in the last few decades in people’s practice and approach to faith – the gap between those attending church and those who believe in God has grown significantly and new ways of sharing the gospel in word and deed are required.

Our Archbishop

Most Revd. Dr. Michael Jackson

Archbishop of Dublin and
Bishop of Glendalough

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Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral is the Mother Church of the United Dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough. It has been a place of worship for almost 1,000 years.

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History

As part of the Church of Ireland, the dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough were unified after the death of the last bishop of Glendalough, William Piro in 1214. The unification of the two dioceses was confirmed by Pope Honorius III in 1216. The diocese is made up of 95 parishes, many of which operate in unions. Other relevant information here.

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Diocesan Refugee Housing Appeal

The United Dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough is supporting a programme which is providing ‘next step’ accommodation and assistance for people emerging from Ireland’s Direct Provision system. The Diocesan Refugee Housing Appeal will raise €300,000 over three years to support the Refugee Accommodation Programme being devised by the Irish Refugee Council (IRC).

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Jerusalem Link

On Sunday January 10 2016 the Epiphany Agreement was signed in St George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem by the Archbishop of Dublin and the Archbishop of Jerusalem. The agreement officially established a link between the United Dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough and the Diocese of Jerusalem.


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Come & C

Tell, Teach, Tend, Transform, Treasure

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D & G 800

Dublin & Glendalough 800 is the celebration of our two dioceses’ eight centuries together. The dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough were officially united in 1216 and throughout 2016 and 2017 a series of events has been taking place to mark this milestone anniversary.

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Camino de Glendalough

The Camino de Glendalough takes pilgrims through the beautiful Wicklow Mountains between Hollywood and Glendalough. The route follows the ancient pilgrim path of St Kevin’s Way from St Kevin’s Church in Hollywood to the Monastic City in Glendalough. The full Camino covers a distance of 30 kilometres but there are also many opportunities to join the path for individuals and groups wishing to make shorter journeys.

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Who’s Who

Dublin & Glendalough Diocesan Officers: Who we are and how to contact us.

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