HMP Norwich Governor addresses Prisons Week service   

The Governor of HMP Norwich will deliver the address at an ecumenical service marking Prisons Week at the Church of St Peter Mancroft in Norwich on October 13 and all are welcome to come and pray for prisoners and those who work in prisons. 

A special service to mark Prisons Week will be held in St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich on Sunday, October 13 at 6.30pm. The Evensong service will be led by St Peter Mancroft's vicar Rev Edward Carter and the address will be given by Declan Moore, the Governor of HMP Norwich and a Christian.
Joan MacInnes, the Prison Fellowship Co-ordinator for Norwich, said: "Every year, Prisons Week gives us an opportunity to pray for prisoners, their families; for the victims of crime and for all those involved in the work of our prisons. Please join us at St Peter Mancroft for this service which has been jointly arranged by HMP Norwich ChaplaincyPrison Fellowship and Norwich East Deanery".

Prisons Week is a national initiative established over 40 years ago to encourage the Christian community to pray for the needs of those in and involved in prison. This year the theme is 'What does freedom mean to you?' and the week runs from 13-19 October with each day having a prayer focus related to prisons. 

Talking about this year's theme Ven James Ridge, Chaplain General/Head of Faith Services for Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service said: "God’s will and intention for all his people is freedom – the freedom to be the people he created them to be. As Prison Chaplains we work with people who often find it hard to believe that God has any interest in them or their lives. They struggle with the concept that they are made in the image of God and do not dare to hope that they may have a future in God which does not involve crime, arrest and imprisonment. In the same way, those whose lives have been marred by crime and its effects, or whose work brings them into daily contact with its destructiveness, often struggle to see a new future in which the promise of freedom in Christ might be fulfilled.
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