Most Reverend Barry Jones RIP

Most Reverend
Barry Jones RIP

Bishop of Christchurch

Bishop Barry Jones passed away 13 February 2016

Phone: (03) 366 9869
Fax: (03) 366 9451

Cathedral House
2/9 Washington Way
Christchurch 8011

PO Box 4544,
Chrsitchurch Mail Centre
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand



  • Born in Rangiora.
  • 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)
  • Ordained at Ss Mary and Francis de Sales Church, Rangiora in 1966
  • Appointments held since ordination: North Timaru; Cathedral Parish; Hospital Chaplaincy; Kumara; Greymouth; St Mary’s College and Sacred Heart College Chaplain; Our Lady of Victories; Akaroa; Catholic Maori Mission; Good Shepherd House; Riccarton; Cathedral; Greymouth
  • Ordained Coadjutor Bishop of Christchurch in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Christchurch on 4 October, 2006. Installed as Bishop for the Christchurch Diocese on 4 May, 2007
  • NZCBC representative on Prison Chaplaincy Service of Aotearoa New Zealand Board and Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy
  • Bishop member of Te Runanga o te Hahi Katorika ke Aotearoa; Catholic Bishops Committee for Ecumenism and Anglican-Catholic Bilateral Dialogue; member of the NZCBC Commission for the Church in Society