Haere Mai, Welcome
Kia tau te rangimarie ki a koe. Tena koe i nga manaakitanga o te Ariki i runga i a tatou katoa. Ko taku mihi tenei ki a koe.
Peace be with you - and welcome to our website.
As Christians, part of the universal Church, we are called to share the gospel message with all who wish to hear it. Accordingly, we want our website to be a means of making known the good news that God loves us.
When you see a cloud rising in the west you say immediately that it is going to rain≠and so it does; and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say that it is going to be hot≠and so it is. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time?
Archbishop John Dew has been interviewed on Vatican Radio about his intervention at the Synod.
The Bishops have a pastoral letter on the responses to the Synod. more»
The latest Inform is now out in parishes and is filled with news and activities from across the Diocese.
Read it online or download it. more»
Bishop Barry has released a document to inform and guide the Diocese in the task of building churches. It is entitled 'The House of God'. more»
While still awaiting several engineering reports, and with new ones being requested, work on finalising the future of the Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament continues. more»
The Christchurch Diocesan Earthquake Recovery Fund was set up by Bishop Barry Jones to distribute monies donated to him following the earthquake of September 4th, 2010 and the subsequent earthquakes.
Applications are now being invited. View the goals and criteria and download an application form and view the organisations who have been allocated funds. more»
Bishop Barry has sent a letter to parishes for clergy, parish councils and parishioners about repair of churches. more»
What is the Diocese's approach to getting churches repaired / strengthened?
Where is my Church in the process?
Find out here... more»
Useful Advice and Resources
There are many ways to get the help you need after the devastating earthquakes.
This page offers some suggestions for resources to find help, including free counselling, some reading material, an opportunity to share your story. more»