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Diocese of

Christchurch

New Zealand New Zealand

Continent: Oceania

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 32,000 km²

Population: 67,824 Catholics (11.8% of 574,755 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Wellington

Neighbouring Dioceses: Dunedin (↙), Wellington (↗)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: February 12

Statistics: 27 parishes, 15 missions, 66 priests (50 diocesan, 16 religious), 138 lay religious (38 brothers, 100 sisters), 6 seminarians (2015)

Address: Cathedral House, 122 Barbadoes Street, PO Box 4544, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 366-9869

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

All Churches (81)

Dunedin (↙), Wellington (↗)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2017.12.05 – ...):Bishop Paul Martin, S.M. (50)Bishop-elect Paul Martin, S.M. (50)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Christchurch (Roman Rite)

Bishop Paul Martin, S.M. (50)Bishop-elect Paul Martin, S.M. (50)Permalink
(2017.12.05 – ...)

Bishop of Christchurch (New Zealand)

Born:1967.05.05 (New Zealand)
Ordained Priest:1993.09.04

Bishop of Christchurch (New Zealand) (2017.12.05 – ...)

Bishop Barry Philip JonesPermalink
(2007.05.04 – 2016.02.13)

The Lord delights in his people

Born:1941.09.29 (New Zealand)
Ordained Priest:1966.07.04
Consecrated Bishop:2006.10.04
Died:2016.02.13 († 74)

Coadjutor Bishop of Christchurch (New Zealand) (2006.06.28 – 2007.05.04)

Bishop of Christchurch (New Zealand) (2007.05.04 – 2016.02.13)

Bishop John Jerome CunneenPermalink
(1995.12.15 – 2007.05.04)

Faithful in service

Born:1932.05.05 (New Zealand)
Ordained Priest:1956.07.08
Consecrated Bishop:1992.11.30
Died:2010.11.09 († 78)

Titular Bishop of Eanach Dúin (1992.10.06 – 1995.12.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Christchurch (New Zealand) (1992.10.06 – 1995.12.15)

Bishop of Christchurch (New Zealand) (1995.12.15 – 2007.05.04)

Bishop John Basil Meeking (88)Bishop John Basil Meeking (88)Permalink
(1987.03.30 – 1995.12.15)

Bishop emeritus of Christchurch (New Zealand)

Speaking the truth in love

Born:1929.11.19 (New Zealand)
Ordained Priest:1953.07.19
Consecrated Bishop:1987.06.03

Undersecretary of Secretariat for Christian Unity (1985 – 1987.03.30)

Bishop of Christchurch (New Zealand) (1987.03.30 – 1995.12.15)

Bishop Denis William HanrahanPermalink
(1985.07.04 – 1987.02.01)

To live by faith

Born:1933.11.01 (New Zealand)
Ordained Priest:1957.07.21
Consecrated Bishop:1984.06.06
Died:1987.02.01 († 53)

Coadjutor Bishop of Christchurch (New Zealand) (1984.03.25 – 1985.07.04)

Bishop of Christchurch (New Zealand) (1985.07.04 – 1987.02.01)

Bishop Brian Patrick AshbyPermalink
(1964.07.11 – 1985.07.04)

His light our way

Born:1923.11.10 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1950.01.01
Consecrated Bishop:1964.08.05
Died:1988.06.05 († 64)

Bishop of Christchurch (New Zealand) (1964.07.11 – 1985.07.04)

Bishop Edward Michael JoycePermalink
(1950.04.18 – 1964.01.28)

Born:1904.06.26 (New Zealand)
Ordained Priest:1930.10.31
Consecrated Bishop:1950.07.16
Died:1964.01.28 († 59)

Bishop of Christchurch (New Zealand) (1950.04.18 – 1964.01.28)

Bishop Patrick Francis LyonsPermalink
(1944.03.16 – 1950.04.05)

Christus vincit

Born:1903.01.06 (Australia)
Ordained Priest:1927.01.06
Consecrated Bishop:1944.07.02
Died:1967.08.13 († 64)

Bishop of Christchurch (New Zealand) (1944.03.16 – 1950.04.05)

Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney (Australia) (1950.04.05 – 1956.10.11)

Titular Bishop of Cabasa (1950.04.05 – 1957.06.16)

Coadjutor Bishop of Sale (Australia) (1956.10.11 – 1957.06.16)

Bishop of Sale (Australia) (1957.06.16 – 1967.08.13)

Bishop Matthew Joseph BrodiePermalink
(1915.11.27 – 1943.10.11)

Born:1864.03.01
Died:1943.10.11 († 79)

Bishop of Christchurch (New Zealand) (1915.11.27 – 1943.10.11)

Bishop John Joseph Grimes, S.M.Permalink
(1887.05.13 – 1915.03.11)

Born:1842.02.11
Ordained Priest:1869.08.22
Consecrated Bishop:1887.07.26
Died:1915.03.11 († 73)

Bishop of Christchurch (New Zealand) (1887.05.13 – 1915.03.11)

Former Prelates


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