CATHOLIC BISHOP OF CHRISTCHURCH
Name: Barry Philip Jones
Born: 29th August 1941 in Rangiora
Ordained priest: 4th July 1966
Parishes and Ministries served:
Timaru North, Cathedral, Christchurch Hospital, Kumara, Akaroa, Sockburn, Te Rangimarie, Burnham, Vice Rector Good Shepherd House, Riccarton, Greymouth
Ordained to the Priesthood: Ss Mary and Francis de Sales Church, Rangiora in 1966
Ordained Coadjutor Bishop: 4th October 2006
Appointed Catholic Bishop of Christchurch: 4th May 2007
What the bishop likes to do in his leisure time:
Classical music, gardening, mountain biking.
Educated at St Joseph’s Convent primary School, Rangiora; St Bede’s College, Christchurch
Studied for priesthood at Holy Name Seminary, Christchurch (Philosophy); Holy Cross College, Mosgiel (Theology)
Bishop Barry's motto:
"The Lord delights in His people" (Psalm 149:4)
Bishop Barry's crest:
When praying the Morning Prayer of the Church on Sundays, some lines from Psalm 149 often make me pause:
For the Lord takes delight in his people, he crowns the poor with salvation
These words express the mystery of God's love for all humanity and, on its behalf,
the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit to form the holy people of the Church in each generation.
All of this has been accomplished by the paschal mystery of Jesus, frequently described in the New Testament as the Lamb of God.
He bears the wounds of his passion but has triumphed and therefore stands erect according to the Book of Revelation, 5:6.