Diocese of

Palmerston North

New Zealand New Zealand

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Continent: Oceania

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Palmerston North / Palmerstonaquilonian(us) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Wellington

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: December 10

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: 33 Amesbury Street, Private Bag 11 012, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Phone: +64 6 354-1780

Present Prelates

Bishop (2023.06.22 – ...):Bishop John Lewis Adams (60)Bishop John Lewis Adams (60)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Palmerston North (Roman Rite)

Bishop John Lewis Adams (60)Bishop John Lewis Adams (60)
(2023.06.22 – ...)

Bishop of Palmerston North (New Zealand)

Show us your light and your truth

Born:1963.11.18 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Ordained Priest:2003.06.04
Consecrated Bishop:2023.09.30

Priest of Christchurch (New Zealand) (2003.06.04 – 2023.06.22)

Bishop of Palmerston North (New Zealand) (2023.06.22 – ...)

Cardinal John Atcherley Dew (75)Cardinal John Atcherley Dew (75)
(Apostolic Administrator 2019.10.04 – 2023.06.22)

Bishop Charles Edward Drennan (63)Bishop Charles Edward Drennan (63)
(2012.02.22 – 2019.10.04)

Bishop emeritus of Palmerston North (New Zealand)
former Vice-President of Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania

Caritas congaudet veritati

Born:1960.08.23 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Ordained Priest:1996.06.14
Consecrated Bishop:2011.06.11

Priest of Christchurch (New Zealand) (1996.06.14 – 2011.02.22)

Coadjutor Bishop of Palmerston North (New Zealand) (2011.02.22 – 2012.02.22)

Bishop of Palmerston North (New Zealand) (2012.02.22 – 2019.10.04)

Vice-President of Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania (2018.04 – 2019.10.04)

Bishop Peter James Cullinane (87)Bishop Peter James Cullinane (87)
(1980.03.06 – 2012.02.22)

Bishop emeritus of Palmerston North (New Zealand)

Kia tau te rangimarie ki a koutou

Born:1936.11.29 (Dannevirke, New Zealand)
Ordained Priest:1961.12.13
Consecrated Bishop:1980.04.23

Priest of Wellington (New Zealand) (1961.12.13 – 1980.03.06)

Bishop of Palmerston North (New Zealand) (1980.03.06 – 2012.02.22)

President of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (1997 – 2003)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (58)

Hamilton (↑), Wellington (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 36,200 km²

Population: 67,645 Catholics (12.9% of 522,726 total)

Pastoral Centres: 22 parishes

Personnel: 46 priests (27 diocesan, 19 religious), 1 deacon, 76 religious (26 brothers, 50 sisters), 1 seminarian

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Last updated on 2024.02.22

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