Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch Catholic Diocese’

Christchurch’s Catholic diocese sells retirement village to Baptists

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Christchurch’s Catholic diocese is selling its large retirement village in central Christchurch to the Baptist Church. The proceeds from Maryville Courts will help fund the new $100 million Catholic cathedral and central city precinct, as well as new parish centres throughout the diocese. The Archer Group, a Baptist Church trust retirement village operator is paying Read more

Church buys former Copthorne Hotel site in Christchurch

Monday, August 24th, 2020
Paul Martin

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand Limited (MCK) and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Christchurch have announced that they have reached an agreement for the sale of MCK’s land at 776 Colombo Street, Christchurch, the site of the former Copthorne Hotel Christchurch Central. The terms of the sale are confidential to the parties and settlement Read more

Gatherings Group call for more consultation about parish amalgamation

Monday, November 18th, 2019
gatherings group

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

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

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

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