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Cultural Chaplaincy

Maori Community
Te Rangimarie Centre 360 Gloucester Street
Phone: 03 379 8596

Filipino Community
Chaplain: Rev Benito Velasco
Phone: 03 358 2611
Email: bsjvelasco@gmail.com

Indian Community
Chaplain: Rev Francis Arakkaparambil (Fr Jolly)
Phone: 03 615 7527
Email: jollappan@gmail.com

Korean Community
Chaplain: Rev Ambrose Cha
Phone: 03 348 6456
Email: office@cccc.org.nz
Address: 8 Puriri Street Riccarton

Samoan Community
President: Mr Tauti Tanielu
Phone: 03 980 1935
Address: Tafesilafai Community 150 Barbadoes Street
Priest Chaplain: Rev Paulo Filoiali-i – 027 892 5650

Tongan Community
Rev Paulo Filoiali-i
Phone: 027 892 5650

Vietnamese Community
Rev Simon Eccleton
Phone: 03 379 1068
Email: frsimon@cathedralparish.nz

Hospital Chaplaincy

Hospital Chaplaincy includes Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch Women’s Hospital, The Princess Margaret Hospital and Hillmorton Hospital.
Hospital Chaplaincy is primarily there to ensure that people have the opportunity to receive the sacraments and pastoral care.   It is also seen as an expression of the care of the church for those in need in terms of health.
The presence of the chaplaincy team is a source of inspiration and solace to people when they are unwell.   They are also a support for the relatives and staff of the hospital.

Burwood Hospital
Pastoral Chaplain: Jane Dick
Phone: 021 572 480
Email: jane.dick@cdhb.health.nz
Priest Chaplain:

Christchurch Hospital and Christchurch Women’s Hospital
Pastoral Chaplain: Angela McCormick
Phone: 03 364 0640 ext 89554 (Christchurch Hospital) or 021 702 378
Email: angela.mccormick@cdhb.health.nz

Hillmorton Hospital
Pastoral Chaplain: Joan Hough
Phone: 03 337 7969 (x33700) or 021 501 683
Email: joan.hough@cdhb.health.nz
Priest Chaplain: See Christchurch South Parish

Nurse Maude Hospice and Hospital
See Christchurch North Parish
Phone: 03 359 1438

The Princess Margaret Hospital
As the majority of The Princess Margaret Hospital has moved to Burwood Hospital, a regular chaplaincy visit is not provided.  Should a chaplain be required please refer to Hillmorton Hospital contacts.

Southern Cross Hospital
See Cathedral Parish
Phone: 03 379 1068

St George’s Hospital
See Christchurch North Parish
Phone: 03 359 1438

Prison Chaplaincy

The Christchurch Diocese employs chaplains at Christchurch Men’s Prison, Rolleston Prison and Christchurch Women’s Prison.

Chaplains carry out a wide variety of tasks. In the prisons they provide for the spiritual needs of people, provide pastoral care and lead bible studies.  They provide church services – ecumenical mainly – but also Liturgy of the Word and Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion. They support prisoners’ families. In the community they liaise with organisations on behalf of inmates about to be released, as well as being involved with public speaking and community education.

Christchurch Prison
Chaplains: Pita Makalio
03 345 7992
Email: pita.makalio@prisonchaplaincy.org.nz

Christchurch Women’s Prison
Chaplain: Monica Reeve
03 344 6875
Email monica.reeve@prisonchaplaincy.org.nz

Rolleston Prison
Chaplain: Nikos Palaiologos
03 347 3714
Email: nikos.palaiologos@prisonchaplaincy.org.nz

Pastoral Chaplaincy

Latin Mass Community – Extraordinary Form
The Extraordinary Form (1962 Missal) is celebrated daily in Christchurch. The Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer provide the sacraments and pastoral care for the community.
Cleck here to view their Mass Schedule
Chaplain: Rev Anthony Mary FSSR
Phone: 03 356 2123
Email: fr.anthony@the-sons.org
Address: 145 Rutland Street, St Albans, Christchurch

Tertiary Chaplaincy
Catholic Tertiary Chaplaincy (CTC) are located at Kolbe House on 5 Rountree Street, Ilam. We are a team that serve the pastoral needs of students throughout their time at the University of Canterbury, Lincoln, and Ara. At CTC, we hope to create an environment where Students serve Students. We want to foster University Students in their catholic life, forming the future leaders of the Catholic Church. We hope to reach this goal through building community, providing sacraments, one-on-one contact that helps build relationships, small groups led by missionaries, retreats, and large events.
Chaplain: Fr. Philip Suelzer, CSJ (Contact: br.philip.csj@gmail.com / 0211719408)
Campus Minister:
Contact us:
Location – Kolbe House, 5 Rountree Street
Email – ctcchristchurch@gmail.com
Facebook – @tchaplaincy

The Apostleship of the Sea
The Apostleship of the Sea is the Catholic ministry which serves the needs of seafarers. We provide a safe centre in Lyttelton to assist with the basic and spiritual needs of all seafarers
Manager: Jessica Armstrong
Phone: 021 222 0340
Email: lyttelton.seafarers.centre@gmail.com
Web: www.aos.org.nz

Rest Homes
Rest homes and private hospitals come under the pastoral care of parishes.  Each parish cares for rest homes within their parish boundary.
A complete list of rest homes and which parish provides the Sacraments for each home is available.
If you would like to find out what parish provides care for a parish please contact Mike Stopforth at the Bishop’s Pastoral Office.  Phone (03) 366 9869 or email mstopforth@cdoc.nz