Chaplaincy Services

Reverend Rodney Moore

Rod MooreContact Reverend Moore

Phone: 0419 994 008
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Rod is an Anglican priest and was ordained in Newcastle in 1986 and had a background in welfare and youth work. He was a youth worker at St Helliers State Ward Home before it eventually became a Correctional Centre.

Rod was a parish priest between 1986 and 1993. In 1993 he became the full-time Chaplain at Maitland Jail and Cessnock Correctional Centre. Whilst at Cessnock in 1995 he founded a 'Halfway House Ministry in Newcastle' called Friendship House. He also founded and managed a Therapeutic Living Program at Cessnock Correctional Centre from 1999 to 2002 called 'The Phoenix Program'. In 2007 he founded the 'Home For Good in Newcastle' community chaplaincy and re-entry programs and services hub. In 2009 he was a founding member of 'The Throughcare Jigsaw Group NSW' and is the current chair.

Rod is a committed member of The International Prison Chaplains Association (IPCA) and was elected to be one of the two representatives for the oceania region currently holding the position of Vice President.

Rod has held the position of Chaplaincy Coordinator Corrective Services NSW since July 2002.

Administration Officer - Jodie Barclay

Jodie started in the role of administration officer in July, coming from a not for profit background in healthcare. 

Jodie  brings with her a wealth of knowledge in data bases & processes and administration skills.

Also having team leader skills behind her and over 20 years customer service experience.

Jodie is currently studying a dual diploma in counselling & community services via correspondence.



Coordinator's Assistant
Robyn Presdee

Robyn was appointed to this role in February 2012 and brings with her over 30 years of experience in office administration. With the growth of Chaplaincy Services there is a real need for additional clerical support for the Coordinator. Previously a Sessional Chaplain to Berrima Correctional Centre for women, but due to the closure of this Centre in late 2011 has remained unattached in Chaplaincy Services.

Subsequent to the appointment in the role of Coordinators Assistant, Robyn will also continue as a Sessional Chaplain to the South Coast Correctional Centre in Nowra with a particular focus to ministering to Aboriginal inmates and staff, drawing on her heritage as a Darug Woman.


Our location

Brush Farm Corrective Services Academy

Chaplaincy Services

66 Terry Road, Eastwood NSW 2122

Phone: (02) 9804 5449


Corrective Services NSW Prison Chaplains Conference

17 - 19 July 2017

St Josephs Conference Centre, Baulkham Hills NSW

Theme: Strengthening Partnerships in Reintegration

Presenter: Various


Directory of chaplains

See the directory of chaplains for contact details and availability of chaplains attached to each correctional centre in NSW.