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Prison chaplains

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On the prison chaplaincy frontlines

“Stan was a stoic and grumpy old inmate whose head was always downcast, reading, writing, or doing crosswords. Whenever I drew close to the table at which he sat (usually alone), he’d make some disparaging remark about the uselessness of what chaplains stood for,” says prison chaplain Ken Collins from St Mark’s, The Gap

L- R: Margaret Hampson, Kevin Bell, The Rev’d Canon David Lunniss, Neil Pennell, Jim Tsang and The Rev’d Susan Barker at the annual Prison Chaplaincy In-Service Training Conference at the Brisbane International Virginia Hotel in Boondall, 2020

Justice that restores

“Prison chaplains help find ways to heal and restore our communities through acts of love, respect and sensitivity, and our Diocese’s dedicated Chaplaincy Ministry team is particularly passionate about this work,” says new ACSQ Chaplaincy Services Manager Andrea Colledge