9 – 15 October 2022
The Prisons Week theme for 2022 is ‘What are you thankful for?’ It is based around Luke 17:11-17 where Jesus heals ten lepers only one of which, a Samaritan, returns to thank him.
Watch the introductory video
For nearly 50 years, Prisons Week has encouraged Christians to pray for all those affected by crime and imprisonment. To pray for the needs of all those affected by prisons: prisoners and their families, victims of crime and their communities, those working in the criminal justice system and the many people who are involved in caring for those affected by crime on the inside and outside of our prisons.
Prisons Week is organised and run by 25 organisations that come together twice each year as a Board of Reference, and the smaller Working Groups who meet monthly to deliver the annual call-to-prayer campaigns. For many in the group, it is by far the most comprehensive working group of which they have been members. It includes expert representatives from the Church of England and the Catholic Church, the Free Churches Group and the Salvation Army. Then there are the best of the prison ministry organisations including Prison Fellowship (A CTE Body in Association), Prison Advice and Care Trust and Caring for Prison Leavers.
Leaders’ webinar – Thursday 1 September 6.30pm
This event, hosted by Rev Bob Wilson – Chair of Prisons Week and Free Churches Faith Advisor to HMPPS, will allow church, other group leaders and Prison Chaplains to gather together online to:
- Hear a word of encouragement from Ven James Ridge, Chaplain General to HMPPS
- View the Prisons Week film for 2022
- Explore how best to use the Prisons Week materials in their particular context this year
- Offer prayers of thanksgiving and petition themselves
- Ask questions of the organisers
- Offer ideas for the 2023 campaign