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'Story of Grace' for Prisoners Week

Wednesday November 9 2022

‘A Story of Grace’ is the theme for this year’s Prisoners Week Scotland, which starts on Sunday November 20.

Prisoners Week, which is run by prison chaplaincy teams and organisations working with prisoners and their families, aims to ‘encourage action and support, particularly among communities of faith, for all those affected by imprisonment’ – the prisoners themselves, their families, people who have been released from prison and victims of crime.

This year’s week begins with a national launch service at Bishopbriggs Community Church on November 20, with a talk from prison chaplain the Rev Jill Clancy, and a chance to hear stories of grace from people with experience of the criminal justice system. Prior to the service, there will be a ‘marketplace’ event at which charities including Prison Fellowship, Alpha, Junction 42 and Families Outside will be sharing about their own stories of grace in prison ministry.

You can register for the service here.

The theme ‘Story of Grace’ reflects that the ‘whole of creation is a single story of grace with countless experiences, transformations, challenges and growths contained within’. The website includes several stories of grace from people affected by imprisonment and crime, as well as downloadable prayer and worship resources.

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