Diocese of

Hamilton

New Zealand New Zealand

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Continent: Oceania

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Hamilton / Hamilton in New Zealand / Hamiltonen(sis) in Nova Zelandia (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Wellington

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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History

Contact Info

Address: Chancel Centre, 51 Grey Street, Hamilton East 3216, New Zealand

Phone: +64 7 856-6989

Present Prelates

Bishop (2023.10.25 – ...):Bishop Richard Philip James Laurenson (55)Bishop Richard Philip James Laurenson (55)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Hamilton (Roman Rite)

Bishop Richard Philip James Laurenson (55)Bishop Richard Philip James Laurenson (55)
(2023.10.25 – ...)

Bishop of Hamilton (New Zealand)

Carius clarus comminus / Clearly dearly nearly

Born:1968.07.04 (Hamilton, New Zealand)
Ordained Priest:1995.08.12
Consecrated Bishop:2023.12.08

Priest of Dunedin (New Zealand) (1995.08.12 – 2023.10.25)

Bishop of Hamilton (New Zealand) (2023.10.25 – ...)

Bishop Stephen Marmion Lowe (61)Bishop Stephen Marmion Lowe (61)
(Apostolic Administrator 2021.12.17 – 2023.10.25)

Bishop Stephen Marmion Lowe (61)Bishop Stephen Marmion Lowe (61)
(2014.11.22 – 2021.12.17)

Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand)
President of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

The Lord is my Shepherd / Ko te Ariki Toku Hepara

Born:1962.08.03 (Hokitika, New Zealand)
Ordained Priest:1996.06.07
Consecrated Bishop:2015.02.13

Priest of Christchurch (New Zealand) (1996.06.07 – 2014.11.22)

Bishop of Hamilton (New Zealand) (2014.11.22 – 2021.12.17)

General Secretary of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (2016? – 2023.05.10)

Vice-President of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (2020.10.30 – 2023.05.10)

Apostolic Administrator of Hamilton (New Zealand) (2021.12.17 – 2023.10.25)

Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand) (2021.12.17 – ...)

President of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (2023.05.10 – ...)

Bishop Denis George Browne (86)Bishop Denis George Browne (86)
(1994.12.19 – 2014.11.22)

Bishop emeritus of Hamilton (New Zealand)

Live the truth in love

Born:1937.09.21 (Auckland, New Zealand)
Ordained Priest:1962.06.30
Consecrated Bishop:1977.06.29

Priest of Auckland (New Zealand) (1962.06.30 – 1977.03.21)

Bishop of Rarotonga (Cook Islands) (1977.03.21 – 1983.06.06)

Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand) (1983.06.06 – 1994.12.19)

Bishop of Hamilton (New Zealand) (1994.12.19 – 2014.11.22)

President of Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania (2002 – 2006)

President of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (2003.11 – 2009.09)

Bishop Edward Russell Gaines
(1980.03.06 – 1994.09.06)

Born:1926.11.03 (New Zealand)
Ordained Priest:1950.07.13
Consecrated Bishop:1976.12.08
Died:1994.09.06 († 67)

Titular Bishop of Domnach Sechnaill (1976.10.28 – 1980.03.06)

Auxiliary Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand) (1976.10.28 – 1980.03.06)

Bishop of Hamilton (New Zealand) (1980.03.06 – 1994.09.06)

Military Vicar of New Zealand (New Zealand) (1981.06.19 – 1986.07.21)

Military Ordinary of New Zealand (New Zealand) (1986.07.21 – 1994.09.06)

President of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (1988 – 1991)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (44)

Auckland (↑), Palmerston North (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 49,700 kmΒ²

Population: 65,500 Catholics (8.5% of 774,900 total)

Pastoral Centres: 33 parishes, 17 missions

Personnel: 34 priests (27 diocesan, 7 religious), 26 deacons, 39 religious (7 brothers, 32 sisters)

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Last updated on 2024.06.17

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