Prison Ministry

Prison Ministry


August 22, 2019

“Hear My Voice” was developed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for use by prisoners and those who support them. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service

[Episcopal News Service] A prayer book that was developed by...

July 17, 2019

The Diocese of New Hampshire softball team poses for a photo July 16 outside the state’s Correctional Facility for Women in Concord before the team’s final game of the season in a league with a prison team. The league’s coordinator, Dan...

May 15, 2019

“On the Row” is a production of Prison Story Project featuring six actors reading the words of death row inmates in Arkansas. Photo: Kathy McGregor

[Episcopal News Service] An Arkansas Episcopal congregation’s prison storytelling...

February 4, 2019

The Rikers Island prison complex (foreground) is seen from an airplane in the Queens borough of New York. Photo: Reuters

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s General Convention, in addition to placing racial reconciliation among the church’s top...

September 21, 2018

Formerly incarcerated New Yorkers gather Sept. 10 in a room at the Church of the Heavenly Rest in Manhattan for the kickoff meeting of the 10-week Raising My Voice course on public speaking and leadership. Photo: Angela James/


May 1, 2018

Antiques dealer Jon Felz, center, appraises an icon for Joanne and Sal Torrisi during an April 21 fundraiser for Diocese of Newark Prison Ministry programs, held at St. James Episcopal Church in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. Photo: Sharon Sheridan

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July 30, 2017

From left, Robert Dilday, John Gayle, Cheryl Blackwell and Sal Anselmo are among the volunteer chaplains from St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church that minister at the city jail in Richmond, Virginia. Photo: Sarah Bartenstein

[Episcopal News Service] Robert Dilday has served for about a year...

December 1, 2014

By: Katie Nichol

An article from the December 2014 issue St. Paul's Episcopal Episcopal Church Communicant. Transcribed from an article written by Katie Nichol.

In early November, the Northwest Arkansas Prison Story Project visited the Randall L. Williams Correctional Facility in Pine Bluff for a staged...

June 22, 2014

Bishop Duncan Gray III celebrates Eucharist with the Brotherhood of St. Andrew during its national council meeting at the Bishop Duncan Gray Camp and Conference Center near Canton, Mississippi. Photo: Jim Goodson

A half-way house to help parolees adjust to...

May 16, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

In this video, the Rev. Canon Petero Sabune, Former Chaplain, Sing Sing Prison reflects on the challenges of aging in the prison system as well as ministry to, by and with prisoners.

Are you engaged in ministry with prisoners? Tell your story in the comments below.


Bulletin Inserts

There are an estimated 1.7 million children in the United States who have a parent in prison.

This week's bulletin inserts describe prison ministries in several dioceses around the Episcopal

Episcopal Life Bulletin Inserts features Episcopal camps for children of the incarcerated, plus

Statistics show that the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world.

An ecumenical ministry of hospice care for terminally ill inmates and those facing the prospect

A body of ministries addressing the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women and children, to

An ecumenical organization that attempts to bring under one roof all Prison Ministries involved

Partners with local churches across the country to minister to a group that society often scorns