His Eminence John Dew

His Eminence
John Dew

Archbishop of Wellington

Phone: (04) 496 1766
Fax: (04) 496 1330
Email: j.dew@wn.catholic.org.nz

Post:
Catholic Centre
22-30 Hill Street
Wellington 6011

PO Box 1937
Wellington 6140

Biography

  • Born in Waipawa - 5 May 1948
  • Educated at St. Joseph's Primary school, Waipukurau; St. Joseph's (now Chanel) College, Masterton; Holy Name Seminary, Christchurch (Philosophy); Holy Cross College, Mosgiel (Theology)
  • Ordained priest at Waipukurarau by Cardinal Reginald Delargey in May 1976
  • Appointments held since ordination: St Joseph's Parish, Upper Hutt 1976 - 1979; Diocese of Rarotonga, Rarotonga 1980 - 1982; Archdiocesan Youth Ministry 1983 - 1987; Cook Islands Maori Community 1983 - 1987; Holy Cross College, Mosgiel 1988 - 1991; Study in Spirituality, Institute of St. Anselm, Kent, UK 1991 - 1992; St. Anne's Parish, Newtown 1993 - 1995
  • Ordained as Auxiliary Bishop for the Wellington Archdiocese 31 May, 1995
  • Appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington 24 May, 2004
  • Succeeded Cardinal Williams as Archbishop of Wellington 21 March, 2005.
  • Appointed Military Ordinary for New Zealand 1 April 2005
  • Moderator of the Tribunal of the Catholic Church for New Zealand
  • Bishop member of NZCBC Finance Committee and National Professional Standards Committee; member of the NZCBC Commission for the Church
  • President, New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference and Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania
  • Announced as Cardinal-designate by Pope Francis on 4 January 2015.
  • Elevated to Cardinal at the consistory 14 February 2015. Appointed Cardinal-priest of Sant'Ippolito Church, Rome.