Prison Ministry

Over 85,000 men and women are in prison in England and Wales today - an estimated 15,000 are Catholics.

In this section, you can read the Bishops’ 2004 document ‘A Place of Redemption’, find out more about prison ministry and browse to some useful links and downloads.

National Catholic Chaplain for Prisons

A profile of Fr Paul Douthwaite - the Bishops’ Prisons Adviser.

A Place of Redemption (2004)

A summary of the 2004 Bishops' document 'A Place of Redemption' - A Christian approach to Punishment and Prison.

Prisons Week

Prisons Week aims to encourage prayer and awareness of the needs of prisoners and their families, victims of offenders, prisons staff and all those who care.