Most Reverend Patrick Dunn

Most Reverend
Patrick Dunn

Bishop of Auckland

Phone: (09) 360 3002
Fax: (09) 360 3016

Pompallier Diocesan Centre
30 New Street
St Mary's Bay
Auckland 1011

Private Bag 47904
Auckland 1144
New Zealand



  • Born in 1950
  • Educated at St Michael's school, Remuera, Sacred Heart College, Glen Innes and the University of Auckland
  • Studied for priesthood at Holy Cross College, Mosgiel. Ordained at St Michael's Church, Remuera on 24 April 1976
  • 1988-1989: studied at Melbourne College of Divinity for Master Degree in Theology
  • Following ordination, pastoral work included work with the Catholic Maori Mission, and the parishes of Mangere East, Takapuna, Pakuranga and Northcote
  • 1986-1987: diocesan director of vocations
  • 1990: Book, 'Priesthood' published in New York
  • 1992: appointed personal assistant to Auckland's bishop, Denis Browne
  • 25 July 1994: ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Auckland
  • 24 December 1994: appointed Bishop of Auckland to succeed Bishop Denis Browne. Formally installed in St Patrick's Cathedral on 29 March 1995
  • Conference Deputy for Holy Cross Seminary, NZCBC member of Good Shepherd College Senate; member of the NZCBC Commission for the Church in Society
  • General Secretary, New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference