Most Reverend Denis Browne

Most Reverend
Denis Browne

Bishop of Hamilton

Phone: (07) 888 5733 
Email: dgbrowne@xtra.co.nz

Post:
PO Box 4353,
Hamilton East 3247
New Zealand

Biography

  • Born in Auckland 21st September 1937
  • Educated at St. Michael's Primary school, Remuera; St. Peter's College (Christian Brothers), Auckland; Holy Name Seminary, Christchurch; and Holy Cross College, Mosgiel
  • Ordained in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Auckland by Archbishop James Liston on 30th June 1962
  • Appointments held since ordination: Gisborne parish 1963 - 1967; Papatoetoe parish 1968 - 1971; Remuera parish 1972 - 1974; Tonga (Nukualofa, Houma,`Eva) 1975 - 1977
  • Ordained Bishop of Rarotonga at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Auckland on 29th June, 1977; Cook Islands and Niue 1977 - 1983
  • Installed as Bishop of Auckland Diocese on 24 August 1983
  • Installed as Bishop of Hamilton Diocese 1994
  • Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit 2001
  • President of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) 2003 - 2009
  • NZCBC representative on the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL); Secretary of ICEL 2005 - 2011
  • President of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania 2002 - 2006
  • Member of the NZCBC Commission for the Church