A chaplain’s presence can have a calming and peaceful effect in prisons. In times of loneliness and despair, a chaplain can be well positioned to be an independent, compassionate advocate. They provide pastoral care and support to men and women held in our regional prisons. We also extend care and support to their families.
There is a Catholic prison chaplain in all New Zealand public prisons. The service is supported in full by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops and the Department of Corrections. They work alongside numerous Inter-denominational chaplaincy groups.
In a typical week chaplains will conduct prayer, meditation, music and sacramental liturgies, Bible studies and help organise other programmes such as Seasons for Growth.
Auckland Diocesan Prison Chaplains
PH: 09 442 6615
Deacon David Marshall
PH: 09 442 6848
Auckland Region Women’s Correction Facility
Tivise Ofa-Ki-Sia Otutoa
PH: 09 250 6496
Auckland South Correction Facility
PH: 09 250 5900 ext 4085
Mount Eden Corrections Facility
PH: 09 374 5363
Northland Region Corrections Facility
PH: 09 401 5844
Police Chaplain Auckland (Manukau)
Rev Brian Prendeville
Mob: 027 633 3064