Prisons Week begins with Prisons Sunday on 8 October.
For nearly 50 years, Prisons Week has encouraged Christians everywhere to pray for prisoners and their families, victims of crime and their communities and those working or volunteering in the criminal justice system. Please pray each day during Prisons Week but also ask yourself if there is one thing that you as an individual, or as a church, can do to help any of the people for whom you are praying.
Prisons Sunday – the second Sunday in October – marks the beginning of the week of prayer each year, running through until the following Saturday.
This year, you are invited to remember that the heavens declare the glory of God, and to look up.
The film below can be shared with your worshipping community and, with the leaflet available to download below, you can join each day as we pray for all those affected by crime and imprisonment. There are prayers to use each day https://www.prisonsweek.org/wp-content/uploads/PW2023_LEAFLET_WEB.pdf
Resources and details of events that are happening during the week can be found on the Prisons Week website, www.prisonsweek.org
On Monday 9 October, at 6.30pm, Bishop Rachel is hosting ‘Rebuilding life after prison’, in partnership with The Welcome Directory and The Community Chaplaincy Association.
This event is an opportunity to learn more about how, working together, we can reach out in faith to those seeking to rebuild their lives after leaving prison. Find out more and book your place here: Rebuilding life after prison