Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch Catholic Diocese’

Gatherings Group call for more consultation about parish amalgamation Comments 0

Monday, November 18th, 2019
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A group of Christchurch Catholics who call themselves the Gatherings Group have requested an opportunity to further discuss Bishop Paul Martin’s 9th June proposal to close churches in the diocese. The group have asked that the current process be re-examined in two three-hours, or three two hour meetings – professionally facilitated and open to all – with the Read more

First church rebuild completed after Christchurch earthquakes Comments 0

Monday, March 12th, 2018

The director of the Christchurch Bishop’s Pastoral Office, Mike Stopforth, says he is “thrilled” to have the rebuild of St Mary’s Church in New Brighton, Christchurch completed, especially because it is the first parish church in the diocese to be rebuilt since the 2011 earthquakes. The congregation had been meeting in a nearby community hall Read more

Former Ngai Tahu property CEO joins Christchurch Diocese Comments 0

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Former Ngai Tahu Property CEO Tony Sewell, has accepted a contract to lead the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch property team. A long-time member of the Catholic Cathedral Management Board, he has a deep understanding of property matters in relation to the Diocese. “The Diocese has tread a very sensible and measured path in dealing with Read more

Hundreds farewell Bishop Barry Jones Comments 1

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