Barry Jones (bishop)

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Barry Philip Jones
9th Bishop of Christchurch
Diocese Roman Catholic Diocese of Christchurch
Installed 2007
Term ended 2016
Predecessor John Cunneen
Successor TBC
Personal details
Born (1941-09-24)24 September 1941
Rangiora, New Zealand
Died 13 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Catholic bishop of Christchurch Barry Jones dies". Stuff.co.nz. 13 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
2006–2007
Succeeded by
none
Preceded by
John Cunneen
9th Bishop of Christchurch
2007–2016
Succeeded by
TBC