Our Future Cathedral 

Patronal Name

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Recently Bishop Michael shared the announcement that our new Cathedral will be built on Barbadoes St, the spiritual home of the Christchurch Diocese for 160 years. The next important step on that path is the selection of the patronal name for our Cathedral.

While the naming of a Cathedral is a decision for the local Bishop, Bishop Michael wishes to hear from the faithful to assist with his discernment.

You are invited to nominate a worthy patronal name for our Cathedral and, if you wish, explain your reasons for that choice. Please refer to the guidelines below when making your nomination. Submissions can be made via the form below or in writing at parishes.

The final date for contributions is Sunday, 9th June.

Click here to complete the online form


If you would prefer to complete a paper copy of the form please visit your local parish office to collect the form and return it to the parish office or send it to the diocesan offices: 391 Moorhouse Ave, PO Box 4544, Christchurch, New Zealand