Rite of Election 2016

Candidates, after presenting a copy of their baptismal certificate to Fr. Rick Loughnan are called to be faithful to their baptismal covenant as they prepare to join the Catholic Church. […]

Bishop farewelled by the people he lovingly served

Hundreds gathered at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral for the funeral Mass following several days of prayer, tributes, Masses paying respects to Bishop Barry Jones who passed away last Saturday aged 74.Faith […]

Administrator elected for the Diocese

With the passing of B ishop Barry the Diocese follows the procedure prescribed by the Church in this circumstance. The College of Consultors is required to meet soon after a […]

Bishop Barry's funeral programme

Click here for a PDF/ Printable version Tuesday 16th February Carmelite Monastery 52 Halswell Road, Hoon Hay From 2.00pm and overnight At 2.15pm afternoon Prayer of the Church.  The church […]

Bishop Barry has passed away

It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the Christchurch Diocesan Family and to the wider community that our dear Bishop Barry passed away peacefully at 3.30am this morning […]