Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch Diocese’

Christchurch parishes are overflowing, so let’s address the lack of priests Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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:Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Read more

Bishop Barry Jones faces an uncertain future Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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:Muslims, Christians and Jews Read more

New appointment in diocese of Christchurch Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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

Catholic cathedral restoration waiting on CERA approval Comments 1

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Plans to retain and restore parts of the Catholic cathedral could be jeopardised by approval delays, Christchurch diocese leaders claim. In June, the diocese applied to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) for a section 38 notice. They had expected a decision in weeks but are still waiting approval. A section 38 notice would give Read more

New facilities and music centre at Christchurch Pro-Cathedral Comments 1

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Work has started on new facilities and music centre at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Manchester Street, Christchurch. The new parish complex includes offices for use by the parish, an expanded space that will include the former Catholic Shop, which was in Chancery Arcade, and facilities for the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Choir, other music Read more