Prisons Week 2012
Posted: 22nd Oct 2012
Prisons Week (18-24 November) is a week of Christian prayer for all those involved in the Criminal Justice system. Probation, Police, Prisoners, victims and those who work in the system all need our prayer support.
The Christian life is often described as a journey, and we are the travellers or pilgrims on that journey. The theme for this Prisons Week comes from Psalm 16:11, “You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures for evermore.”
The number of people in our prisons now tops 88,000. Prisons Week seeks to raise awareness of the need for prayer, and this year is very proud to have the support of a special Songs of Praise event on Sunday 18th November.
If you are in the Wakefield area there is a special service for Prisons Week on Sunday 25th November, 4pm at St Andrews Church, Peterson Road. Guests include members of the Wakefield Diocese, Wakefield Prison and Michael Bunting, author of the book 'A Fair Cop'.
Langley House Trust has been a supporter of Prisons Week for more than 30 years. By a strange co-incidence the week also falls within the same week as the birthday of our late founder, John Dodd.
For further details, to view the special video featuring Archbishop Rev Dr John Sentamu and to download the special prayer leaflet please visit the Prisons Week website.
You can also follow Prisons week on Twitter #prisonsweek @prisonsweek