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Sockburn parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Christchurch


Earthquake Strengthening Work Completed!

(Updated 13th December) The work to strengthen the Church is completed!  Because of the solution that was arrived at, the major part of the work is mostly 'hidden'.  The most obvious things you will see in the Church are actually not related to the Strengthening but more to do with...

Consecration of Our Bishop-elect PAUL MARTIN

The Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-Elect Paul Martin SM on Sat 3rd March 11.00am at Christchurch Boys’ High School Auditorium, 71 Straven Road. Ordination Date: The ordination for Bishop-elect Paul will take place on Saturday 3rd March, 11am Following the ordination there will be a reception in the school gymnasium. Ordination Venue:...

Fr Graeme Blackburn 2 March 1984 – 15 January 2018

Father Graeme Joseph Blackburn 2 March 1984 - 15 January 2018   A loved and respected priest of the Christchurch Diocese and Assistant Priest, at Our Lady of Victories for six months.   Passed away as a result of a tragic motor accident in Christchurch on Monday January 15, 2018....

Breaking News: Habemus Vescovo – We have a Bishop

It was announced today that Pope Francis appointed Fr. Paul Martin SM as the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Christchurch. Bishop-elect Paul Martin was born in Hastings in 1967, one of five children.  He entered the Marist Seminary in February 1985 and studied theology and art at Victoria University,...

Parish Cycle Ride and Picnic – 28 March 2016

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