Tuesday, 13th of February was the first anniversary of Bishop Barry Jones’ death.

We thank God for his faithful and fruitful 8 years of shepherding the Diocese of Christchurch.

May he rest in peace.


I am enjoying administering the Diocese as we wait and pray for a new bishop.

We are currently asking the whole diocese to enter a special time of renewal and openness to the Lord.


May God bless you


Fr Rick Loughnan
Administrator for the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch