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

Filipino Community
Chaplain: Rev Benito Velasco
Phone: 03 358 2611

Indian Community
Chaplain: Rev Francis Arakkaparambil (Fr Jolly)
Phone: 03 615 7527

Korean Community
Chaplain: Rev Andrew Choy
Phone: 03 348 6456
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 – 03 342 9763

Tongan Community
Rev Paulo Filoiali-i
Phone: 03 342 9763
Hornby Parish 76 Hei Hei road

Vietnamese Community
Rev Simon Eccleton
Phone: 03 385 3459
Mairehau Parish 380 Innes road
The Vietnamese Catholic Community generally meets at 12 noon on the first Sunday of each month for Mass at the Mairehau Catholic Church.

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: Kirsten Challies
Phone: 027 437 6737
Priest Chaplain: Fr Job Thyikalamuriyil

Christchurch Hospital and Christchurch Women’s Hospital
Pastoral Chaplain: Angela McCormick
Phone: 03 364 0640 ext 89554 (Christchurch Hospital)

Hillmorton Hospital
Pastoral Chaplain: Joan Hough
Phone: 03 337 7969 (x33700) or 021 501 683
Priest Chaplain: See Addington Parish

Nurse Maude Hospice and Hospital
See Papanui Parish
Phone: 03 352 9275 or 021 217 1604

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
Fr Edwin Colaco 022 109 8436

St George’s Hospital
Fr Kevin Wei 351 9502

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

Christchurch Women’s Prison
Women prisoners spend long hours locked while they are in prison. They are always grateful to receive materials to use for crafts
Useful resources include:
Wool, plastic knitting needles, sizes 3-6, plastic crochet hooks.
Women prisoners knit ‘peggy’ squares, which are made into blankets and sent to an orphanage in Romania.
Coloured pencils, rubbers, rulers, children’s plastic scissors, stencils.
Personal activity resources e.g. jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, and word find books, craft materials, colouring in pictures, especially of biblical themes.

Chaplain: Diana Emms
03 344 6806

Rolleston Prison
Chaplain: Nikos Palaiologos
03 347 3714
Email: Nikos.Palaiologos@CORRECTIONS.GOVT.NZ 

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
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: / 0211719408)
Campus Minister: Contact us:
Location – Kolbe House, 5 Rountree Street
Email –
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

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