Providing faith and pastoral services for all who live and work in prisons.


Prison chaplains

Prison Chaplains in England and Wales are employed by HM Prison Service and various private providers to offer faith and pastoral services for all who live and work in the prisons. 

A Prison Chaplain who is from a Free Churches background will work as part of a multi-faith Chaplaincy team, proportioned according to the faith breakdown of the prison. They will share fully in ministry and service to prisoners and staff, and offer a particular role in meeting faith needs of those who identify themselves as Free Church.

To learn more in this area of the Free Churches Group, read chaplaincy HQ's booklet - 'A Guide to Religious Practice in Prison' :

 

an insight into prison chaplaincy

To find out more about prison chaplaincy and what a typical day could look like for someone who undertakes this profession, read the 'About Prison Chaplaincy' blog post - written by Bob Wilson, the Free Churches' Secretary for Prison Chaplaincy - by clicking on the button below:

Bob Wilson is the Free Churches Faith Advisor to both publicly and privately run prisons. This work sees him regularly visiting all 124 establishments across England and Wales for both pastoral support of Prison Chaplains, and to support prison management in their recruitment needs. Engaging with Christian and multi-faith charities involved in Prison ministry helps Bob to realise his goal of ensuring that Prison Chaplaincy continues to support those with specific faith needs, promotes a commitment to personal transformation, and offers love and support to all affected by imprisonment.

Bob Wilson is the Free Churches Faith Advisor to both publicly and privately run prisons. This work sees him regularly visiting all 124 establishments across England and Wales for both pastoral support of Prison Chaplains, and to support prison management in their recruitment needs. Engaging with Christian and multi-faith charities involved in Prison ministry helps Bob to realise his goal of ensuring that Prison Chaplaincy continues to support those with specific faith needs, promotes a commitment to personal transformation, and offers love and support to all affected by imprisonment.