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Diocese of Christchurch

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Bishop(s)

  • Barry Philip Jones, Bishop
  • John Basil Meeking, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 5 May 1887
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Wellington
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Square Kilometers: 32,000 (12,360 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.chch.catholic.org.nz/
  • Mailing Address: Cathedral House, 4/9 Washington Way, Christchurch 8011; P.O. Box 4544, 8140 Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Telephone: (03)3669.869
  • Fax: 3669.451

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
5 May 1887ErectedDiocese of Wellington Diocese of Christchurch (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
195030,250243,77712.4%4743903366637432ap1951
196658,000391,06914.8%85501354299948649ap1967
197061,162358,58217.1%855313844310146050ap1971
198069,603452,63515.4%77431205808331552ap1981
199054,732462,65011.8%64371015416426150ap1991
199964,629488,00013.2%5524798184621250ap2000
200064,629548,79311.8%5424788284619050ap2001
200164,629548,79311.8%5524798183119950ap2002
200268,295511,73413.3%4923729483717150ap2003
200362,715503,63112.5%4822708953818750ap2004
200462,715503,63112.5%4924738594415552ap2005
200662,715503,63112.5%4918679363513851ap2007
201368,500546,00012.5%4716631,0873210939ap2014

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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