Prison Ministry

Welcome to Capital Mass’Prison Ministry resource page. Below you will find a library of resources all aimed at raising awareness of this vital mission field and the partners we know will enable you and your parish to engage.

PRISON MINISTRY VIDEO LIBRARY

Compassion and Dignity

Celia Wyatt, Executive Director of Choices Islington reflects on their pastoral and healing ministry into London’s Prisons.

Believing there’s Hope

Find out about the amazing work of Reflex as they bring hope to young lives who often feel written off.

Working free

A person with conviction is 30-50% less likely to re-offend if they find work. People working free through Cleansheet.

Connections

Connecting with People. Connecting People through Prayer. Volunteers share their Prison Fellowship stories

Turning up

Prison Fellowship’s Peter Holloway and their volunteers remind us that compassion means we turn up.

Journeying with

Care for Ex-Offenders unpack what it means for the church to journey with ex-offenders and invites us to join them

Music reducing reoffending

Philip Emery, Director of Changing Tunes (South East) talks about the power of music setting people free.

RESOURCES AND FURTHER READING

Prison Hope is an exciting partnership of denominations, prison chaplains and organisations involved with prisoners, former prisoners and their families. We encourage local churches inside and outside prison to pray and share hope together.

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Partners

Caring For Ex-Offenders

Please click here Caring for Ex-Offenders connects people leaving prison and resettling to London with a mentor based in a local church. This mentor, supported by a small team provides practical and emotional support as the person reintegrates into society. CFEO trains these mentors and church teams to equip them to support ex-offenders safely and effectively in a church community.

Churches Together in Westminster

Please click here We are an ecumenical organisation, affiliated to Churches Together in England.

Cleansheet

Please click here Empowering local churches and employers to support prisoners and ex-offenders into the world of work by offering a unique 3-Step Pathway from prison to employment.

Christianity Explored Prisons

Please click here Meeting the unique challenges of sharing the identity, mission, and call of Jesus with those serving time in prison.

Changing Tunes

Please click here Using music teaching, rehearsing, recording, performance, improvisation and composition to aid the rehabilitation of prisoners and ex-prisoners.

Community Chaplaincy

Please click here Community Chaplaincies work alongside prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families, offering mentoring and holistic support within prison, through the gates and out in the community.

PACT

Please click here Pact is a national charity which supports people affected by imprisonment. We provide practical and emotional support to prisoners’ children and families, and to prisoners themselves.

Prisons Week

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Reflex

Please click here Reflex exists to break the cycle of offending and re-offending through holistic transformation. Working in 14 prisons across England including two in London, we deliver Outreach, Non-Formal Education and Chaplaincy Support to juvenile, young and young adult offenders serving a custodial sentence.

Prison Fellowship

Please click here Prison Fellowship aims to support prisoners by coming alongside them, praying and supporting them to change.

Spurgeons

Please click here Spurgeons work with children, young people and their families to ensure that the cycle of generational offending is broken

The Welcome Directory

Please click here The Welcome Directory is creating a national database of faith communities who have committed themselves to welcoming and supporting people leaving prison.

Way 4ward

Please click here We prevent young people from entering the criminal justice system, divert offenders from a life of crime and reduce re-offending to create safer communities.