“He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners”. Luke 4:18
With over 80,000 men and 4,000 women in prison, chaplaincy delivers Faith and Pastoral Care for prisoners. This work includes ensuring the provision of weekly acts of worship for all major world faiths. Chaplains meet prisoners shortly after their arrival, when many are shocked and bewildered. They provide input and support when a prisoner hears sad news of family bereavement and illness, and offer a listening ear to staff and prisoners in times of personal crisis. The chaplains regularly meet with the Bishop of Sherwood for fellowship, food and prayer.The Gospels are clear that Jesus is concerned for prisoners.