Covid restrictions hamper Bishop Lowe’s installation as bishop

The recently appointed Bishop of Auckland, Stephen Lowe, will move shortly to Auckland and take up his new role.

Low will arrive in Auckland on 18 February and be welcomed at the Pompallier Centre then, on Saturday, at the Cathedral, he will be ‘shown his chair’ and installed at Bishop of Auckland.

Normally an all-comers event, because of Red traffic light Covid restrictions, Lowe’s installation ceremony will be by invitation only.

Lowe’s arrival in the diocese will also be acknowledged on Monday 28 February when the Diocese hopes to host a clergy lunch.

As well as Bishop of Auckland, Lowe remains the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Hamilton.

He will administer the Hamilton diocese from Auckland.

New Zealand currently has three diocesan bishops administering other dioceses.

The archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew, is also administering the Diocese of Palmerston North; Co-adjutor Archbishop of Wellington Paul Martin is doing dual duties but living in Christchurch administering the Christchurch diocese, and now Stephen Lowe is Bishop of Auckland and administering the Diocese of Hamilton.

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