Mentoring support to make a fresh start after prison

We look to the days when everyone who serves a prison sentence will have access to the support and opportunities needed to free themselves from crime and build a brighter future in the community.

Community Chaplaincies are independent faith based voluntary organisations working towards this vision.

Community Chaplaincies work alongside prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families, offering mentoring and holistic support within prison, through the gates and out in the community.

The work harnesses the extensive resources that are available within the faith communities, most particularly volunteers who give their time to support those who are seeking to make a fresh start after leaving prison. Community Chaplaincies are multi-faith and work with offenders of all faiths and none. More information on 'Community Chaplaincy and Faith' can be downloaded here.

A Growing Network

Click on a region to see projects in your area. We also have the support of a number of partners and associates.

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Community Chaplaincies seek to help build an embracing community in which ex-prisoners can make a new start … and contribute towards a healthier society for all.

The Community Chaplaincy is a growing network of organisations who are passionate about what they do.

Find out more about how to be a part of this exciting venture.

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Work for Community Chaplaincy!

For current vacancies please go to our News page.


Voluntary contributions are vital to the work we do. If you would like to give on a regular (or even a one-off basis), you can download our DonationForm Thank you!

Start up a project

Our Criteria document gives more details about becoming part of the Community Chaplaincy Association. Or download our Membership Application Form


There are many ways in which you could help your local Community Chaplaincy project through volunteering. Read an interview with one of our volunteers.

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