"A bruised reed he will not break, and a smouldering wick he will not snuff out.  In faithfulness he will bring forth justice."

Isaiah 42:3


That foresight of the Prophet Isaiah proved true of Jesus' renewing, restorative, reconciling love and it needs also to be true of the Church. 


PFNZ is an organisation that seeks to equip the faith community, and the community generally to support prisoners, their children and families. We link volunteers with identified needs in your area and we'll support you as you minister to this critical group of the least, the lost and the last.



You don't need to be an expert to help



You don't need to be an expert,  just a heart for God's poor, a non-judgmental attitude, and a bit of time to offer. 


There are opportunities to support prisoners  - on release in the community or in prison in support of the Prison Chaplaincy. 


We also support children of prisoners, who pay for a crime they did not commit and are at least seven times more likely, without support, to end up in prison themselves.  We offer opportunities to support kids on camps, to help us deliver Alpha relationship and parenting weekend courses, to support activities and programmes for families in your local area, and simply to journey with people who need your support in the community.



It's a journey of support



Click here to see the available opportunities and to register your interest.  You're not making a commitment at this point, we'll talk to you about your interests and what is possible in your area. 


Listen to audio clips from our National Director Phil McCarthy, currently playing on Radio Rhema.


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Click here for an overview of what PFNZ does




"He waka eke noa" is a Maori proverb meaning "A canoe we are all in with no exception" or "We are all in this together".   PFNZ seeks to work in a non-judgemental way with all who seek our support. 

The illustration depicts a waka on a river; the twin lines representing our BreakFree work with prisoners and our BreakAway initiatives with their children and families.   

The logo retains the bruised reed, maintaining our link with the PF international family.  The reed represents Jesus, recalling Isaiah 42.3  "A bruised reed he will not break, and a smouldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice." 

In combination, the two symbols remind us that while society may cast aside those people it deems useless and unworthy, God continues to pursue them with His steadfast love, offering forgiveness and restoration and that we are invited to do the same.


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