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A timeline of 40 years

On Saturday 30th March, staff, supporters and volunteers will gather together in Westminster Chapel to celebrate 40 years of prison ministry in England and Wales.

Over the past forty years, there have been wonderful steps forward, like seeing the Sycamore Tree course gain accreditation in 2005. And there have been challenges too. Throughout it all we’ve known God’s faithfulness to guide us and give us the strength and vision we need.

Below is a timeline of the past 40th years. What stands out to you as you think back over your involvement or connection with Prison Fellowship? If you have any particular memories you’d like to share, email

Prison Fellowship Timeline 1976-2019 - Forty years faithful


Prison Fellowship - 40 Years Inside


You are warmly invited to attend our 40th Anniversary Celebration at Westminster Chapel, London, on Saturday 30th March 2019, from 2pm.

“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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Volunteers are the life-blood of our organisation, and what they do in the lives of those in prison and as they pray, is incredibly valuable. If you are looking to use your time to support some of the most marginalised people in our society to transform their lives, then volunteering could be for you.

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