Roman Catholic Diocese of Christchurch

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The Latin Rite Roman Catholic Diocese of Christchurch is a suffragan diocese of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington. Its cathedral and see city are located in Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. It was formed on 5 May 1887 from a portion of the territory of the Diocese of Wellington, which was elevated to archdiocese later that same month.

Ordinaries of Christchurch[edit]

Tenure Incumbent Life
1887 to 1915 John Joseph Grimes S.M. (1842 to 1915)
1915 to 1943 Matthew Joseph Brodie (1871 to 1943)
1944 to 1950 Patrick Francis Lyons (1903 to 1967)
1950 to 1964 Edward Michael Joyce (1904 to 1964)
1964 to 1985 Brian Patrick Ashby (1923 to 1988)
1985 to 1987 Denis William Hanrahan (1933 to 1987 )
1987 to 1995 John Basil Meeking (1929 to - )
1995 to 2007 John Jerome Cunneen (1932 to 2010)
2007 to present Barry Philip Jones (1941 to - )

Current bishops[edit]

Cathedral and churches[edit]

St Mary's Catholic Church in Hokitika belongs to the diocese.[1] Following a structural assessment triggered by the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, the church was closed to the public in June 2012.[2]

Secondary schools[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dioceses". The Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Mussen, Deidre (19 June 2012). "Engineers to look at Hokitika's historic church". The Press. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°32′19″S 172°38′46″E / 43.53861°S 172.64611°E / -43.53861; 172.64611