Posts Tagged ‘Parish Boundaries’

Number of Parishes reduced from 50 to 24 in Christchurch Diocese Comments 0

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Earthquake damage, ageing clergy and smaller congregations have led to a decision which will see the number of parishes reduced  from 50 to 24 in the Christchurch diocese The new parishes are larger and often involve a single priest holding services at more than one church. Christchurch Catholic Bishop Barry Jones said the reduction would “cause some Read more

18 new parishes for Christchurch diocese Comments 0

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

A major reorganisation is ahead for the New Zealand diocese of Christchurch with the planned formation of 18 new parishes. “New and wider parish boundaries will now include previously separate parish communities, making possible a sharing of resources, both human and material. These changes will cause some sorrow and sadness, but also present new opportunities. For many Read more