Around 92,400 men, women and teenagers across the UK are currently serving prison sentences. With many of them finding themselves at the lowest point in their lives they need to hear about the hope Jesus offers them.

Day in, day out for the last 15 years, our Message in Prisons teams have been going into prisons sharing the good news of Jesus in word and deed.

Whilst sharing the gospel is at the heart of what the team do, this isn’t just through chapel services and Bible study groups.

Peacemaker courses teach individuals the skills they need to help them resolve conflict and manage their emotions; mentoring programmes equip them for life outside of prison and music classes provide a way that relationships can be built with prisoners.

Today we’re working in prisons throughout England and in Wales, and God is moving in prisons. Lives are being transformed forever as people find the hope and love Jesus offers.

‘I’m unrecognisable from the guy I was, Jesus’ love has transformed my life.’


On the Inside, Looking Out

In the week before Christmas Rosie, our London prisons worker, ran a prayer project in the prison where she works.

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Taking Respect ME into prison

Since October our team in Wales have been taking Respect ME lessons into a prison in South Wales. This is the first time these lessons have been taken into this prison. We’ve delivered lessons covering topics including self-esteem and bullying.

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Message prisons worker

15 years of prisons ministry

It’s been 15 years since I joined The Message as a Prisons Outreach Worker. I always thought I’d stick around for no more than five years, but here I am! I’d never stepped foot inside a prison before and to be honest I was a little apprehensive. I believed that I’d clearly heard from God […]

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