Barry Jones (bishop)

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Barry Jones
9th Bishop of Christchurch
DioceseRoman Catholic Diocese of Christchurch
Term ended2016
PredecessorJohn Cunneen
SuccessorPaul Martin SM
Personal details
Born(1941-09-24)24 September 1941
Rangiora, New Zealand
Died13 February 2016(2016-02-13) (aged 74)
Christchurch, New Zealand

Barry Philip Jones (29 September 1941 – 13 February 2016) was the ninth Roman Catholic Bishop of Christchurch, New Zealand. He succeeded Bishop Cunneen in 2007.

Born in Rangiora, New Zealand, in 1941, Jones received his education at St Joseph's Convent Primary and St Bede's College, Christchurch. He studied for the priesthood at Holy Name Seminary (Christchurch), and at Holy Cross Seminary College, Mosgiel. He was ordained a priest on 4 July 1966, aged 24, by Bishop Ashby.[1] On 28 June 2006 he was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Christchurch, and consecrated on 4 October 2006.

On 4 May 2007 Jones succeeded to the position of Bishop of Christchurch on the retirement of his predecessor John Cunneen.[2] Following a heart attack, Jones died on 13 February 2016.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Catholic bishop of Christchurch Barry Jones dies". Stuff. 13 February 2016. Archived from the original on 16 February 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  2. ^ Catholic Diocese of Christchurch website, Bishop Barry Jones (retrieved 29 January 2011)

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Denis Hanrahan
Coadjutor Bishop of Christchurch
Succeeded by
Preceded by
John Cunneen
9th Bishop of Christchurch
Succeeded by
Paul Martin