Prison Chaplaincy Service of Aotearoa New Zealand

Churches formed a charitable trust known as the Prison Chaplaincy Service of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCSANZ) in 2000 that is responsible for management of prison chaplains that provide religious and spiritual services to prisoners in New Zealand prisons under contract to the Department of Corrections.

PCSANZ is governed by a Board comprising representatives from the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia, the Associated Pentecostal Churches of New Zealand, the Baptist Churches of New Zealand Ko Nga Hahi Iriri o Aotearoa, the Methodist Church of New Zealand Te Haahi Weteriana o Aotearoa, The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, The Roman Catholic Church of New Zealand, The Salvation Army Te Ope Whakaora, and Te Runanga Whakawhanaunga I Nga Hai o Aotearoa and up to five nominated members.

Trust Board Members

Anne Dickinson (Chair)

Nominated by Trustees

Rev Murray Cottle (Vice Chair)

Baptist Churches of New Zealand

Bishop Richard Wallace  


Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia

Taua Miriama Su'a-Hicks

Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand

Major Glenton Waugh

The Salvation Army

Rev Peter Williamson


Methodist Church of New Zealand

Anthony (Tony) Lenton

Roman Catholic Church of New Zealand Church

Pastor Seth Fawcet

Associated Pentecostal Churches of New Zealand

Colin Ryder

Nominated by Trustees

Rev Diana Tana

Te Runanga Whakawhanaunga I Nga Hai o Aotearoa

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