Number of parishes in Wellington Archdiocese to be reduced

In the Archdiocese of Wellington, New Zealand, Archbishop John Dew has drawn up a plan – A Future Full Of Hope –  to reduce the number of parishes in the Archdiocese.

The plan, based on an extensive two-year review, was recently presented to parish priests, parish leaders and school principals at meetings held at Viard College in Porirua and in Nelson.

These meetings are part of a process of consultation in which Dew is inviting parish communities to discuss and reflect on the proposals and provide him with constructive ideas and feedback.

Under the proposal, two or more parishes in each pastoral area would combine to create a completely new parish, with one shared council and finance committee. The administration would be set up in one building, with most existing churches retained as ‘mass centres’, Archbishop Dew said.



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