We are delighted to welcome Bishop Rachel Treweek as our new patron!
Our Chief Executive, Peter Holloway writes:
“What a joy it is to have good friends! We are so pleased that Bishop Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester and recently appointed Bishop to Prisons has joined Prison Fellowship (PF) as our newest Patron.
“It is personally such a delight to be able to welcome Bishop Rachel as our Patron. Her presence brings a ray of light in what have been some very difficult months for everyone, including those in prison. She brings a vast breadth of experience together with an immense amount of compassion for those who are in prison. And her work in prison and for the Church will greatly enrich PF.
“I first encountered Bishop Rachel through her tireless work for women who find themselves in prison. We are all struck by the lack of true justice associated with those locked away in the female prison estate and the untold damage that this incarceration causes for children and families. In listening to Bishop Rachel speak, it is clear that she not only sees this problem through Christ’s eyes, but she also believes that real change is possible and works for that transformation.”
Bishop Rachel says, ‘It is a delight and privilege to take on this role as one of the patrons of Prison Fellowship. I am inspired by the care, passion and prayer of PF and I look forward to deepening relationships in the coming months and years.’
Bishop Rachel joins Rev Jonathan Aitken as patron, and replaces Bishop James Langstaff who is stepping down from his position. We are very grateful to Bishop James for all that he has done over the last three years to support PF’s ministry and warmly welcome Bishop Rachel to the PF family.