Congratulations to the Catholic Enquiry Centre!

Congratulations to the winners of the Faith in Art competition!

National Winner

Barnaby McBryde

National Winner
Rhonwen Grace

Dunedin Diocese
Bernadine Adnitt 

Christchurch Diocese
Billy Barnz

 Hamilton Diocese
John Hurford -Parishes
Kyle Burling -Schools


 Wellington Archdiocese
Leonie Fitzgerald

Palmerston North Diocese
Teresa Buhler

View winning art works and judges' comments


Find out more about the work of the Catholic Enquiry Centre


For 50 years the New Zealand Catholic Enquiry Centre has been helping people learn more about the Catholic faith.

In every diocese there was a chance to celebrate with the bishop and Father Allan Jones SM, Director of the Catholic Enquiry Centre. The winners of the Faith in Art competition were announced at the celebrations and the entries from the diocese were on display. 

The Catholic Enquiry Centre Story

The original Catholic Enquiry Centre was established in 1954 in London by Fr Michael O'Connor of the Catholic Missionary Society. In 1957, Fathers Dwyer and Holland of the Catholic Missionary Society visited New Zealand... More

Fr Allan Jones SM

"My mother was a newly-appointed CEC Promoter in our parish and I was a fresh-faced third former at St Bede's College when the Catholic Enquiry Centre first opened for business..." More

Fr Paul Shannahan SM
Former Director

"I arrived at 140 Austin Street, Wellington for a three year appointment. It was to mature into eighteen years of a demanding but totally fulfilling ministry..." More

Cardinal Thomas Williams
Former Director of Studies

"Forty-six years ago I reported in to Father Maurice Ryan, founding Co-Director with Father Brian Ashby, at 140 Austin Street, Mount Victoria..." More