Most Reverend Colin Campbell

Most Reverend
Bishop Colin Campbell

Bishop of Dunedin

Phone: (03) 474 5750
Fax: (03) 474 5758

Catholic Pastoral Centre
300 Rattray Street
Dunedin 9016

Private Bag 1941,
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand




  • Born at Otautau, Southland on 22 September 1941
  • Educated at St Therese’s Convent School and Marist Brothers’ Primary and Marist Brothers’ High Schools, Invercargill; Holy Name Seminary, Christchurch; Holy Cross College, Mosgiel
  • Further studies Diploma in Religious Education, Corpus Christi, London; Diploma in Liturgy, Liturgisches Institut, Trier, Germany; B.A. Massey
  • Ordained in Dunedin by Bishop Kavanagh on 27 June 1966
  • Appointments held since ordination: Assistant Priest Cathedral and Tainui 1967, Mornington 1970-1972, Cathedral 1972, Invercargill 1973-1977, Georgetown 1977-1979; Parish Priest Bluff 1979-1986, Cathedral 1986-1992, Green Island 1992-1995, Waikiwi 1995-2000. Rector, Holy Cross Seminary, Auckland 2001-2004
  • Ordained Bishop for the Dunedin Diocese at Dunedin's Town Hall on 9 July 2004
  • NZCBC representative on the International Commission for the Preparation of an English Language Lectionary (ICPEL);
    Member of the NZCBC Commission for the Church
  • Vice-President, New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference