Bishop Barry Jones


Name: Barry Philip Jones

Born: 29th August 1941 in Rangiora

Ordained priest: 4th July 1966

Parishes and Ministries served:
Timaru North, Cathedral, Christchurch Hospital, Kumara, Akaroa, Sockburn, Te Rangimarie, Burnham, Vice Rector Good Shepherd House, Riccarton, Greymouth

Ordained to the Priesthood: Ss Mary and Francis de Sales Church, Rangiora in 1966

Ordained Coadjutor Bishop: 4th October 2006

Appointed Catholic Bishop of Christchurch: 4th May 2007

What the bishop likes to do in his leisure time:
Classical music, gardening, mountain biking.

Educated at St Joseph’s Convent primary School, Rangiora; St Bede’s College, Christchurch
Studied for priesthood at Holy Name Seminary, Christchurch (Philosophy); Holy Cross College, Mosgiel (Theology)

Bishop Barry's motto:
"The Lord delights in His people" (Psalm 149:4)

Bishop Barry's crest:
When praying the Morning Prayer of the Church on Sundays, some lines from Psalm 149 often make me pause:Bishop Barry's Crest

For the Lord takes delight in his people, he crowns the poor with salvation

These words express the mystery of God's love for all humanity and, on its behalf,
the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit to form the holy people of the Church in each generation.

All of this has been accomplished by the paschal mystery of Jesus, frequently described in the New Testament as the Lamb of God.

He bears the wounds of his passion but has triumphed and therefore stands erect according to the Book of Revelation, 5:6.