Prison

St Mark's has been involved with Wandsworth Prison for many years.

We have been running the Alpha course in there for over six years and take in a team of up to 12 people each week on a Wednesday evening, three times a year.

We also have three volunteers from the congregation who help in the chaplaincy each week and we just started to take in a worship team to be part of their Sunday Services - an exciting new development!

Closely linked with this ministry is the Sycamore course, also running in the prison. Sycamore Tree is a 6-week restorative justice programme run by Prison Fellowship in prisons across the country and staffed by Christian volunteers.

The programme uses the story of Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10) to enable offenders to explore the effects of crime on victims, offenders and the community and the need for restoration, forgiveness and restitution. Offenders have opportunity to learn first-hand from victims of crime, and make their own act of restitution. While the course is not evangelistic, it is run by Christians using the biblical model of restorative justice.

Sarah

Contact

For further information or to join the team contact Sarah at sarah.spreckley@smbr.org.uk
or call 020 7326 9411

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