Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Barry Jones’

Bishop Jones headstone unveiled

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Christchurch diocesan administrator Fr Rick Loughnan blessed the headstone on the late Bishop Barry Jones’s grave on February 12, one day before the late bishop’s one year anniversary. After Fr Loughnan welcomed members of the diocese to the unveiling service at Bromley Cemetery, a mihi was given by John McManus of the Te Rangimarie Community. Read more

Hundreds farewell Bishop Barry Jones

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Hundreds gathered at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral on Friday for the funeral Mass following several days of prayer, tributes and Masses paying respects to Bishop Barry Jones. Faith leaders, civic leaders and the Catholic community joined with his family for the Requiem Mass led by Cardinal John Dew yesterday. Cardinal Dew began by acknowledging Bishop Read more

Bishop Jones’ burial to take place on Friday

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Requiem Mass for The Bishop of Christchurch, Barry Jones, who died on Saturday, will be held at 1pm on Friday. Burial will take place after the Mass at Bromley Cemetery. He will be taken to the Carmelite Monastery on Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday afternoon the Bishop will rest at Te Rangimarie Centre. He will then lie Read more

Bishop Barry Jones in palliative care

Friday, February 12th, 2016

On Wednesday, the Bishop of Christchurch, Barry Jones moved into palliative care. This follows the news on Monday that Bishop Barry is currently very low and his family has gathered to be with him. Late last year, Jones suffered a series of strokes. Please continue keep him in your prayers. Source:

Bishop Barry Jones faces an uncertain future

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Bishop Barry Jones faces an uncertain future after suffering his third stroke more than a week ago. Jones was rushed to Christchurch Hospital on November 9 after he had a stroke at his Christchurch home. A Catholic diocese spokesman said although Jones was improving slowly, he tired easily and his prognosis was unclear. “The bishop Read more

Bishop Barry Jones suffered a small stroke

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Bishop Barry Jones suffered a small stroke a week ago. He spent one night in hospital for assessment and has been resting at home last week will do the same this week.  Bishop Jones intends after this week to return to work. Please keep him in your prayers. Source

Pastoral letter covers Christchurch diocese recovery plan

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

The Bishop of Christchurch has issued a pastoral letter on the Diocesan Recovery Plan. In the letter, Bishop Barry Jones stated that the plan for the diocese is a “single plan” including the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The letter sets out the goals in terms of time frame and building standards to be achieved. The Read more

The Christchurch Diocesan Earthquake Recovery Fund

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The Christchurch Diocesan Earthquake Recovery Fund was set up by Bishop Barry Jones to distribute monies donated to him following the earthquake of September 4th, 2010 and the subsequent earthquakes. The fund exists to help those people affected by the earthquakes. To do this, the Diocese is seeking to help parishes and those within parishes Read more

Chch bishop: Modernist church designs haven’t helped liturgy

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Generally, modernist styles of church design have not served the liturgy well, the Bishop of Christchurch has written in a new document. Bishop Barry Jones has issued “The House of God”, to inform and guide Christchurch diocese in the task of building churches. Aimed at parishes wanting to build or repair and strengthen a church Read more

8000 attend Faithfest Mass in Christchurch

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

More than 8000 people attended a mass at the CBS Arena in Christchurch on Sunday 24 November, the feast of Christ the King, to celebrate the conclusion of the Year of Faith. The mass was celebrated by Bishop Barry Jones, the  Bishop of Christchurch, and was part of  a diocesan wide celebration known as Faithfest Read more