Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch Diocese’

Christchurch diocese gets new General Manager

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Simon Thompson is the new General Manager of the Christchurch Diocese. Currently, Thompson is Manager, Strategy and Planning at Ōtākaro Limited, the Crown-company responsible for the construction and operation of Te Pae Christchurch, New Zealand’s newest large-scale convention centre. He has also held positions at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Christchurch International Airport and Air Read more

Three former Christchurch bishops moved to temporary mausoleum

Monday, June 14th, 2021

Three of Christchurch’s former bishops have been disinterred and temporarily moved to a mausoleum at the Carmelite monastery, Halswell, in Christchurch. The move signalled earlier on, is part of the demolition of the old cathedral. Bishops John Grimes, Edward Joyce and John Cunneen were moved to the mausoleum over a period of three days during Read more

Former Christchurch Catholic bishop Basil Meeking dies

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

The seventh Catholic Bishop of Christchurch – Reverend Basil Meeking – has died. Meeking was first ordained as a priest in 1953 and served as Bishop of Christchurch from 1987 until 1996. Read more Related Posts:Stephen Lowe new bishop of AucklandChristchurch diocese gets new General ManagerGielen to continue consolidating Christchurch city parishesCovid restrictions hamper Bishop Read more

Christchurch parishes are overflowing, so let’s address the lack of priests

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Well, I guess we have had just about everything here in Christchurch since September 4, 2010. Two years of death-defying earthquakes then the grief-stricken, the demolition, the dying, the rebuilding aftermath. Followed by March 15, 2019, with 51 people dying while at prayer in the mosques, and while we are prayerfully and painfully recovering ourselves, 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: Related Posts:Palliative care experts Read more

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 Related Posts:27th anniversary of Pā Read more

New appointment in diocese of Christchurch

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

The Catholic Diocese of Christchurch has announced the appointment of Andy Doherty as general manager. Answerable to the bishop, his areas of responsibility cover the rebuild of diocesan properties following the earthquakes including the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, finance, education, pastoral services and the Catholic Development Fund. He takes up his position on November Read more

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

School of Music returns to Catholic cathedral site

Friday, August 7th, 2015

The Christchurch School of Music (CSM) is returning to its former home on the Catholic cathedral site in Christchurch’s city centre. A complex of four portable buildings will be built by the Catholic diocese on land it recently purchased on the corner of Barbadoes St and Ferry Rd. The buildings will then be leased to Read more