Recent news


The Catholic Shop is now in its new location!

373 Manchester Street (next to St Mary’s). 

Parking available. 


Phone 366 2853, email 


Open 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday. 


Gift cards, candles, rosaries, First Communion and Baptism gifts.



11 October 2018


PRO-LIFE FACTS: Respect-Life Sunday. You are invited to defend life by joining Right to Life under the patronage of Bishop Paul Martin, defending the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. RTL upholds Humanae Vitae and opposes abortion and euthanasia. “Speak up for those who can’t speak for themselves.”  Applications for membership $12 individual, $14 for a family may be made to RTL, PO Box 668 Christchurch. For more information on life issues, visit the Right to Life website at  

Hospital contacts


Most hospitals no longer provide names of Catholic patients to our chaplains.

If there is someone from your family going to hospital please advise the chaplain:

Burwood Hospital: Kirsten Challies 027 437 6737

Christchurch Hospital: Angela McCormick 364 0640 (x89554)

Hillmorton Hospital: Gloria Magee 027 212 7377

Princess Margaret Hospital: Gloria Magee 027 212 7377

St George’s Hospital: Fr Chris Orr 351 9502

Church Presentation Software
designed for your worship service

28 January 2018

Worship Software thats Powerful, easy to use, and affordable.

Voted one of the best church presentation software packages in Worship Leader Magazine's 2013 Readers Choice awards!
Simply the best church presentation software for Windows, Worship Him was designed to make prepairing and executing your worship presentation fast, fun, and easy. No more making slides, just drag and drop your songs and other items to a cue list or easily display them on-the-fly.
Worship Him's many time saving features include automatic backups of your song lyrics, song usage tracking and reports, as-you-type spell checking in English (US and UK), and very powerful song lyric searching and browsing. 
Try it free for 30 days

The ‘Parish to Parish Bed & Breakfast’ Book is available with 200 homes in NZ & Australia for Catholics to enjoy hospitality for $30 for one, or $25 for two or more; this includes continental breakfast.

We would love to hear from parishioners interested in becoming hosts.

To order your copy of the book send a cheque for $15 [incl p&p] to

Marie Anderson, 2 Brent Place, Christchurch 8053.

For enquiries ph 359 5541 or email:


Have you thought about opening a CDF account?

The CDF has savings accounts for all purposes and opportunities

to invest funds up to 12 months with competitive rates and no fees. 

We help you to save and you help the continuing mission of the Church. 

To find out more contact Melanie Perry at 366 9869 or 0800 403 863,

email: or visit the website:


30 October 2014

This new  Christchurch-based Catholic website features articles

from young Catholics across NZ and Australia.

Our aim is to produce quality content to inspire Catholics of all ages.

Check it out on

If you are interested in supporting our work

contact Chelsea Houghton at


Inform - Diocesan Newsletter

December 2018

A quarterly newsletter published by the Catholic Bishop of Christchurch

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