CBN welcomes a new venue and a new Bishop

Bringing in over 200 Catholic professionals to the heart of the city, the Catholic Business Network hosted its first gathering for 2022 at Te Pae Convention Centre in June. After […]

From Bishop Michael

Tena koutou katoa. Greetings to you, my brothers and sisters in Christ.Having now become shepherd of the Christchurch Diocese, I write to you with a deep sense of thanksgiving and […]

Turning to the Mystics

For many of us, the last two years may have seen the dismantling of the scaffolding of our ordinary lives. The pandemic has brought about so many changes: the inability […]

Changes at the John Paul II Centre for Life

The last six months have seen significant changes for the John Paul II Centre for Life. Our former premises at Idris Road, our ‘home’ for 15 years, has been demolished […]

Marralomeda – The Best Place on Earth

On a quiet street in North Christchurch, you will find a community where people with and without learning disabilities share life together. Set over three properties, with five houses, the […]

St Peter Chanel Honoured at Fourvière

St Peter Chanel is the first martyr of Oceania and his feast day is 28th April. Celebrations for his feast day began before dawn on 03 April. Volunteers at the […]


We thank God for His goodness and love. What a wonderful year it has been, journeying with these precious, open souls. In their own words, they share how they have […]

From Bishop Michael

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,Peace be with you – Kia tau te rangimarie kia koutouI am deeply humbled to be called by Pope Francis to serve as your Shepherd […]

Marriage is a Thing of Profound Beauty

While at Mass in our Pro-Cathedral on 13 February, I listened attentively to the homily and made a mental note to ask Fr Simon Eccleton if he would make it […]