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Diocese of Armidale

Bishop of Armidale
Most Rev Michael R Kennedy DD
Catholic Chancery Office
PO Box 93
Armidale NSW 2350
Unit 3/131 Barney St
Armidale NSW 2350
Ph: (02) 6771 8700
Fax: (02) 5701 5140
Vicar General    
Rev Mgr Edward Wilkes VG PP

Vicar General

Catholic Chancery Office
PO Box 93
Armidale NSW 2350
Unit 3/131 Barney St
Armidale NSW 2350
Ph: (02) 6771 8700
Fax: (02) 5701 5140
Chancellor    
Ms Jennifer Harman

Chancellor

Catholic Chancery Office
PO Box 93
Armidale NSW 2350
Unit 3/131 Barney St
Armidale NSW 2350
Ph: (02) 6771 8700
Fax: (02) 5701 5140
Vicar Forane    
Rev (James) Kuriakose Thomas Poovathinkal MS VF (North Eastern Deanery)

Vicar Forane

PO Box 107
Inverell NSW 2360
Ph: (02) 6722 1103
Rev Sabu Pulimalayil Chacko RCJ VF (Western Deanery)

Vicar Forane

Catholic Parish of Narrabri
PO Box 182
Narrabri NSW 2390
Ph: (02) 6792 2035
Rev Paul Anthony Alonso Aguilar VF (Southern Deanery)

Vicar Forane

Catholic Parish of Tamworth South
PO Box 5002
South Tamworth NSW 2340
Ph: (02) 6765 9543
Financial Administrator    
Mr David Smith

Financial Administrator

Catholic Chancery Office
PO Box 93
Armidale NSW 2350
Unit 3/131 Barney St
Armidale NSW 2350
Ph: (02) 6771 8700
Fax: (02) 5701 5140
Tribunal    
Mrs Jacqueline Toakley

Representative

PO Box 93
Armidale NSW 2350
Unit 3/131 Barney St
Armidale NSW 2350
Ph: (02) 6771 8700
Fax: (02) 5701 5140
Diocesan Office    
Chancery Office

PO Box 93
Armidale NSW 2350
Unit 3/131 Barney St
Armidale NSW 2350
Ph: (02) 6771 8700
Fax: (02) 5701 5140
Mrs Elizabeth O'Brien

Private Secretary

Diocesan Committee    

Finance Committee

PO Box 93
Armidale NSW 2350
Unit 3/131 Barney St
Armidale NSW 2350
Ph: (02) 6771 8700
Fax: (02) 5701 5140
Mr David Smith

Ministry to Migrants

PO Box 5002
South Tamworth NSW 2340
Ph: (02) 6765 9543
Rev Paul Anthony Alonso Aguilar VF

Vocations

PO Box 182
Narrabri NSW 2390
Ph: (02) 6792 2035
Rev Sabu Pulimalayil Chacko RCJ VF

Boundaries

As constituted in 1869, the Diocese was bounded on the East by the South Pacific Ocean, from Point Danger to the Hastings River, on the North by the Queensland border from Point Danger to Angledool, on the West by a line from Angledool to the Barwon River at a point 16 km west of Walgett, then by the Barwon and Namoi Rivers, on the South by the Namoi and Hastings Rivers. Area: 120,000 sq km. Since the dismemberment of the Diocese in 1887, when its coastal area (28,500 sq km) was erected into the Diocese of Lismore, and the rearrangement consequent thereon, whereby the northern extremity of the Maitland Diocese - consisting of the two Parishes of Tamworth and Gunnedah - was incorporated into the Diocese of Armidale, the boundaries have been, and are: - On the east the Diocese of Lismore, from the western slopes of Mt. Lindesay along a line running west of Urbenville between Tabulam and Drake, the banks of the Henry River at Newton Boyd, Hernani and Ebor; George's Creek and the Chandler River to Mt. Seaview on the north, the Queensland border from Mt Lindesay to Angledool; On the west, a line from the border east of Angledool and Lightning Ridge to the Barwon River at a point 16 km west of Walgett and continued in a south-easterly direction past Baradine to Apple Tree Mount on the Warrumbungle Range, which it then follows between Coonabarabran and Rocky Glen, Coolah and Blackville to the Liverpool Range; On the south, the Liverpool Range which first runs due east, then turns north-east between Murrurundi and Ardglen to its junction with Mt. Royal Range, and therefrom a straight line passing south of Nowendoc to Mt. Seaview. Area: 91,500 sq km.

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