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A message from Peter Holloway

After much prayer and thought, I have decided it is time for me to leave Prison Fellowship (PF). It is a cliché to say that it has been a privilege and a joy to serve alongside PF’s wonderful staff and volunteer team, but this is the truth.

Thank you so much for your support. I would not have been able to take the journey of the last eight and a half years without your prayers and practical help.

I have recorded the short video below to outline my thoughts and share my thanks to you. We have also published a press release to publicly share this news.

In the few months following my departure from PF, I plan to take a sabbatical. In this time I will be resting and asking God how I can continue serving those who are most vulnerable.

Our Chair of the Board, Peter Harlock, has said, ‘It was with a mixture of sadness and thanksgiving that I received the news that Peter Holloway will be passing on his baton as CEO of Prison Fellowship at the end of June 2024. It is with obvious sadness because of the faithful and fruitful service of Peter over eight years. God has used and blessed PF greatly through Peter’s skilled and godly leadership over that period. It is with thanksgiving for those very same reasons. We will miss Peter.

‘As a Board of trustees we will immediately start to shape and organise a formal search process for the right person to take over this vital CEO role from Peter and we will keep you updated on what that will look like. As part of that process, we will early on seek input from the Staff team and Volunteers. God has been wonderfully faithful in using and guiding and enabling PF in this ministry in this past season with Peter for the sake of men and women in prison. We can prayerfully trust that God walks before us for this next season too, in both preparing the right person to take on this role.’

I will remain fully active and in post until 30th June, allowing the Board time to find my successor. Thanks to God’s faithfulness, PF is now in a strong place and I will continue to pray for PF’s mission to love people in prison in Christ’s Name.

Peter Holloway is the Chief Executive of Prison Fellowship England and Wales.

“I can honestly say that I never had as much satisfaction when I worked as I do now as a volunteer.” — Arthur, Chaplaincy Support volunteer

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