2021 Prisons Week Events

Prisons Week Panel – 12th October 2021

You are invited to be part of a fascinating online panel discussion based on the theme of Respair – the return of hope after a period of despair, on Tuesday 12th October 2021, 7pm – 8.30pm

The evening will be chaired by Rt Rev’d Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester and Bishop to Prisons, reflecting on the theme of Respair over the last 18 months, in the personal and professional roles of panellists. The panellists are

  • Lyn Brown MP, Shadow Minister for Prisons and Probation,
  • Kashmir Garton, Head of Faith, National Probation Service, HMPPS
  • Rev’d Lesley Mason, Managing Chaplain HMP Send and
  • John O’Connor from Junction 42, a man who has experienced being both sides of the prison wall.

The panel will explore the challenges and opportunities that remain for all caught up in the criminal justice system and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Please register to attend – Eventbrite

24 Hour Prayer Event – 15th-16th October 2021

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity to be involved directly in this 24hr prayer event during Prisons Week. This is being done in conjunction with the Prison Prayer Partnership Group, headed by Paul Cowley, HTB and with the technical support of Dez Johnston, Alpha Scotland. This model of online prayer was used on Easter Saturday this year very successfully to pray for all impacted by imprisonment across the UK, and we are hoping that this will build on that initiative.

The hourly sessions will be hosted by different Sponsoring Organisations of Prisons Week and the Prison Prayer Partnership. The Prisons Week film ‘Consider the Ravens’ and the prayer leaflet will be available for all sessions.

If you would like to join us please book in through the Eventbrite link below:

Eventbrite LINK