Chaplaincies

A chaplain provides a compassionate pastoral presence to people, and can help them seek to understand their lives from a faith perspective. New Zealand’s Catholic chaplains are involved in a diverse range of chaplaincies including hospital, hospice, palliative care, prison, police, military, youth, and ethnic chaplaincies.

Contact details for hospital, prison, police and military chaplains are below. Information about other chaplains is available on diocesan websites.
 

Hospital Chaplains

Atawhai Mercy Assisi Home and Hospital Sr Jocelyn Wilson RSM (07) 856 3019
Auckland City Hospital and Green Lane Clinical Centre Fr Christopher Brady 027 454 9434
  After hours priest 021 915 051
  Sr Alei Leilua RNDM 021 921 260
Rehab Plus Buchanan Centre Mrs Eileen Barrington 021 280 4044
Burwood Hospital Fr Mathew Vallopallil 022 301 7976  
  Karen Marra 021 114 9463  
Calvary Hospital Southland (03) 216 8466
Christchurch Hospital and Christchurch Fr Peter Farrant (03) 332 0227
Women’s Hospital Sr Mary Hanrahan RSM (03) 364 0640 ext. 89554
Dunedin Public Hospital Fr Mark Chamberlain (03) 479 0066
Gisborne Hospital Warren Barry (06) 867 5312
Hawkes Bay Regional Hospital Margaret Harding (06) 878 8109 ext. 2718
Hillmorton Hospital Gloria Magee (03) 337 7969
Hutt Hospital Fr David Orange (04) 567 8013
   
    
Kenepuru Hospital Fr John van der Kaa AA (04) 232 5611 or 232 3666
   Fr Paul O’Connor AA (04) 232 2862
Kew Hospital Invercargill Fr Vaughan Hook (03) 215 7315
Mercy Hospital Dunedin Fr Mark Chamberlain (03) 479 0066
Middlemore Hospital and Manukau Superclinic Fr Sherwin Lapaan  (09) 276 0000 ext. 9593 021 482 447
   Ms Margaret Maurice (09) 276 0000 ext. 8324
   Mr Ramon Manaloto (09) 276 0000 ext.: 9594
North Shore Hospital Appointment Pending
Mason Clinc & Rehab Plus Mrs Eileen Barrington 021 280 4044
Nurse Maude Hospice and Hospital Rev Rick Loughnan VG (03) 375 4274
Palmerston North Hospital Judith Nixon (06) 356 9169 pager 133 or (06) 358 5614
Rotorua Hospital Miyoko Hammersley (07) 348 0289 or (021) 0842 2845
Selwyn Village Msgr Terry Leslie (09) 361 4054
Taranaki Base Hospital Tony Tooman (06) 753 6139 ext. 8960
The Princess Margaret Hospital Karen Marra 021 114 9463
  Fr John Noonan (03) 322 7650
Waikato Hospital Fr Gerard Boyce (07) 843 5335
   Ann Archer (07) 843 4831
Waitakere Hospital Henderson Parish (09) 838 1558
Whanganui Hospital David Schoullar (06) 348 1234 or (06) 345 4082
Wellington Hospital Sr Sia ‘Otuhiva DOLC (04) 499 5322 pager 2432
   Michele Lafferty (04) 499 5322
   
Whangarei Base Hospital Deacon Jim Nees (09) 430 4100
   Weekends and evenings (09) 437 5266

Prison Chaplains

Senior Prison Chaplain  Sr Veronica Casey PBVM 027 523 3983
Arohata Women's Prison David Wootton (04) 529 0860 or 021 037 5362
Auckland Prison East Deacon Hans Flapper (09) 442 6848
Auckland Prison West Deacon David Marshall (09) 442 6615
Auckland Region Women’s Corrections Facility Appointment pending. 
Christchurch Men's Prison Mrs Loanne Metcalfe (03) 345 7992
  Mr Peter Vincent Kennedy (03) 345 6800 extn: 74200
  Mr Pita Makalio (03) 345 6800 ext. 74200
Christchurch Women's Prison Mrs Mary Kamo (03) 344-6806
Hawkes Bay Prison Sr Alisi Tu’ipulotu DOLC (06) 872-8684
Invercargill Prison Appoinment Pending
Manawatu Prison Mr Graeme Bates (06) 355-9314
Mount Eden Corrections Facility Ramon Manaloto (09) 638 1700 ext. 2680
Northland Region Corrections Facility Gwen Tahana (09) 401 5862
Otago Corrections Facility Appointment pending. 
Rimutaka Prison David Wootton (04) 529 0860 or 021 037 5362
Rolleston Prison Mr Peter Vincent Kennedy (03) 347 3714
Spring Hill Corrections Facility Deacon Nick Bruce (07) 826 0300
Tongariro/Rangipo Prison Deacon Viane Perez (07) 384 7489
Waikeria Prison Sr Joy Danvers RSM (07) 872 6800
  Mr Kelvin Hainsworth (07) 872 6800
Whanganui Prison Mary Anne Elliot (06) 349 6911
  Mr Sean Ryan (06) 349 6887

Police Chaplains

Auckland Fr Craig Dunford (09) 480 7357
Manukau Fr Brian Prenderville SM (09) 272 8237
Hamilton Msgr David Bennett (07) 827 5557
Palmerston North Fr Christopher Martin SM (06) 358 3667
Wellington/Porirua Fr Penehe Patelehio (04) 237 8674
Picton Fr Joseph Keegan (03) 573 6465
Christchurch Diocesan Office (03) 366 9869
Dunedin Fr John P Harrison (03) 477 6030
Invercargill Fr Martin Flannery (03) 216 8466

Military Chaplains

Royal New Zeland Navy, HMNZS Philomel Takapuna Parish (St Joseph's) (09) 489 6338
NZ Army Papakura Camp Papakura Parish (St Mary's), (09) 298 5134
NZ Army Waiouru Camp Fr Bernard O'Donnell  (06) 385 8858
NZ Army Linton Camp Holy Spirit Parish (Cathedral), (06) 357 2891
NZ Army Trentham Camp Fr Ron Bennett (04) 528 2028
NZ Army Burnham Camp Lincoln Parish (03) 325 2770
NZ Army Territorial Force (Army Reserve) Fr Anthony Harrison (03) 215 7315
  Fr Brian Fennessy (03) 615 7527
  Fr Richard Laurenson (07) 855 6214
RNZAF Base Auckland Papakura Parish (St Mary's) (09) 298 5134
RNZAF Base Ohakea Feilding Parish (St Brigid's) (06) 323 3980
RNZAF Base Woodbourne Blenheim Parish (St Mary's) (03) 578 0038