2017 Events

During and around Prisoners' Week, Chaplaincy Teams and their colleagues, are busy organising events in both prison and community, liaising with the media, preaching from pulpits, providing material for magazines, meeting community groups, visiting schools, hosting invited tours, and generally doing what can be done to highlight Prisoners Week! Prisoners’ Week Events also engage with prisoners, on the basis that not only is it good to remember those in prison it is especially good, if you are in custody, to know that you are being remembered. Some prisons will have services to which the families of prisoners are invited, offering support also to the children and partners of those in custody. Activities in prison include creating a Prisoners' Week Garden, Quizzes, music events, and various meetings with invited speakers and guests from the community.

Prisoners' Week is but one week - those involved in prison ministry are happy to meet with community groups throughout the year. Below is a calendar indicating some of the activities that are organised. It will be added to as more details become available.

Events 'in the community' are open to the public. Events in prisons are by invitation only.

Friday 17th November

‘Hope Within’ Service 7:45pm, Multi-faith Centre, HMP Greenock

Saturday 18th November

Mass & HOPE WITHIN theme 10:15am, The Sanctuary, HMP&YOI Cornton Vale

Mass & HOPE WITHIN theme in The Sanctuary, HMP&YOI Cornton Vale

Sunday 19th November

HOPE WITHIN Service 9:00am, Multi-Faith Centre, HMP Grampian

HOPE WITHIN Service, Multi-Faith Centre, HMP Grampian

“The Shack” 9:00am, Chaplaincy Building, HMP Castle Huntly

Pop up art display

HOPE WITHIN Service 9:30am, Chapel, HMP Barlinnie

HOPE WITHIN Service, Chapel, HMP Barlinnie

HOPE WITHIN Service 10:15am, The Sanctuary, HMP&YOI Cornton Vale

HOPE WITHIN Service, The Sanctuary, HMP&YOI Cornton Vale

‘Justice, Law & Mercy’ 11:00am, Rosyth Parish Church

‘Justice, Law & Mercy’ – Preacher Iain Mitchell QC

Hope Within Service 11:00am, Broughty Ferry New Kirk

Hope Within Service

Launch of Christmas Gifts at Morning Worship 11:30am, St Teresa’s Church, Dumfries

Launch of Christmas Gifts at Morning Worship, St Teresa’s Church, Dumfries

HOPE WITHIN Service 6:30pm, Calderhead-Erskine Church of Scotland

HOPE WITHIN Service, Calderhead-Erskine Church of Scotland

Monday 20th November

Film – A Street Cat Named Bob 9:00am, Multi-Faith Centre, HMP Grampian

Film – A Street Cat Named Bob, Multi-Faith Centre, HMP Grampian

“The Shack” 9:00am, Chaplaincy Building, HMP Castle Huntly

Pop up art display

‘A Story of Hope’ 11:00am, HMP Shotts

Performance of Prisoners’ Week Storytelling Project ‘A Story of Hope’

Display of Hopes 12:00pm, HMP Perth Visitor Centre

Through the week between 12.00noon and 4.00pm we are displaying an LED birch tree where both adults and children can display their hopes and dreams after writing them on a card with white ribbon attached.

The Centre will be giving every adult a gift of options sachets (coffee, hot chocolate) and yoghurt covered fruit in a pretty wrapped bag, with white ribbon.

The Visitor Centre Team will also be present during in the Prison Vestibule to give the same gift and opportunity to visitors there.

Conversation Café 12:45pm, Multi-Faith Centre, HMP Grampian

Conversation Café followed by prayers, Multi-Faith Centre, HMP Grampian

Barry Woodward Speaks 2:00pm, HMP Edinburgh

Barry Woodward Speaks

HOPE WITHIN Service 2:15pm, Multi-Faith Centre, HMP Grampian

HOPE WITHIN Service, Multi-Faith Centre, HMP Grampian

‘A Story of Hope’ 2:30pm, HMP Shotts

Performance of Prisoners’ Week Storytelling Project ‘A Story of Hope’

National Prisoners Week Launch Service 6:30pm, St Margaret’s, Drip Road, Stirling FK9 4UA

National Prisoners Week Launch Service with tea and coffee.

Prison Fellowship – HOPE WITHIN 7:00pm, HMP Grampian

Prison Fellowship – HOPE WITHIN

Tuesday 21st November

Film: A Street Cat Named Bob 8:45am, Multi-Faith Centre, HMP Grampian

Film: A Street Cat Named Bob

Artwork Display 9:00am, HMP Low Moss, Central Street

A display of artwork created by some prisoners based on the Stations of the Cross, and which has been displayed in St Matthew’s RC Church in Bishopbriggs for several months, returns to HMP Low Moss.

“The Shack” 9:00am, Chaplaincy Building, HMP Castle Huntly

Pop up art display

Display of Hopes 11:00am, HMP Perth Visitor Centre

Through the week we are displaying an LED birch tree where both adults and children can display their hopes and dreams after writing them on a card with white ribbon attached.

The Centre will be giving every adult a gift of options sachets (coffee, hot chocolate) and yoghurt covered fruit in a pretty wrapped bag, with white ribbon.

The Visitor Centre Team will also be present during in the Prison Vestibule to give the same gift and opportunity to visitors there.

Stations of the Cross 2:00pm, Multi-Faith Centre, HMP Low Moss

Archbishop Emeritus of Glasgow Mario Conti, Canon Robert Hill of St Matthew’s and the Chaplains will lead a mixed group of prisoners and St Matthew’s parishioners (together with their invitees from neighbouring churches, giving this an ecumenical aspect) in marking the return of the Stations in a Service of word, reflection and prayer. “Prisoners will be assisted to write their own personal reflections focusing on each of the Stations recounting their own experience of suffering, dying and rising again.”

Conversation Cafe 2:15pm, Multi-Faith Centre, HMP Grampian

Conversation Cafe

An Audience with Marc Pawson 6:45pm, HMP Shotts

An Audience with Marc Pawson

Prison Fellowship – HOPE WITHIN 7:00pm, HMP Grampian

Prison Fellowship – HOPE WITHIN

Wednesday 22nd November

Film—A Street Car named Bob 8:45am, Multi-faith Centre, HMP Grampian

“The Shack” 9:00am, Chaplaincy Building, HMP Castle Huntly

Pop up art display

An Audience with Barry Woodward 10:30am, HMP Shotts

An Audience with Barry Woodward, Author of ‘Once and Addict’

Display of Hopes 11:00am, HMP Perth Visitor Centre

Through the week between 12.00noon and 4.00pm we are displaying an LED birch tree where both adults and children can display their hopes and dreams after writing them on a card with white ribbon attached.

The Centre will be giving every adult a gift of options sachets (coffee, hot chocolate) and yoghurt covered fruit in a pretty wrapped bag, with white ribbon.

The Visitor Centre Team will also be present during in the Prison Vestibule to give the same gift and opportunity to visitors there.

Steph MacLeod Sings 11:00am, HMP Edinburgh

A Visit from Toughtalk 11:00am, HMP Glenochil

Hope Within World Café 11:00am, HMP Kilmarnock

Conversation Café 2:15pm, Multi-faith Centre, HMP Grampian

An Audience with Barry Woodward 2:30pm, HMP Shotts

An Audience with Barry Woodward, Author of ‘Once and Addict’ (Afternoon session)

Hope Within Family Event 5:00pm, HMP Kilmarnock

Evening event, time TBC

Prisoners’ Week Reception 6:00pm, Scottish Parliament, Holyrood

Hosted by National Prison Visitors Centre Steering Group – invitation-only event.

Meet Marc Pawson 6:45pm, HMP Shotts

Thursday 23rd November

“The Shack” 9:00am, Chaplaincy Building, HMP Castle Huntly

Pop up art display

Steph MacLeod on Hope, in Song and Testimony 10:30am, HMP Shotts

Display of Hopes 11:00am, HMP Perth Visitor Centre

Through the week between 12.00noon and 4.00pm we are displaying an LED birch tree where both adults and children can display their hopes and dreams after writing them on a card with white ribbon attached.

The Centre will be giving every adult a gift of options sachets (coffee, hot chocolate) and yoghurt covered fruit in a pretty wrapped bag, with white ribbon.

The Visitor Centre Team will also be present during in the Prison Vestibule to give the same gift and opportunity to visitors there.

Meet Barry Woodward 11:00am, HMP Glenochil

Muslim Service 2:15pm, Multi-faith Centre, HMP Grampian

Steph MacLeod on Hope, in Song and Testimony 2:30pm, HMP Shotts

Craft Activity for Banff Hall 3:15pm, Education, HMP Grampian

Craft activity for Banff Hall – T Shirts to wear at ‘Wishing Walk’.

‘Hope Within’ Service 6:30pm, Ailsa Hall, HMP Greenock

Prisoners’ Week Storytelling Project 6:45pm, HMP Shotts

Performance of Prisoners’ Week Storytelling Project – ‘A Story of Hope’ – for family and friends.

Friday 24th November

Mass 9:00am, HMP Dumfries

Mass celebrated by Bishop William Nolan of Galloway Diocese followed by lunch.

HOPE WITHIN community event at Friday Prayers 9:00am, Dumfries Mosque

HOPE WITHIN community event at Friday Prayers

“The Shack” 9:00am, Chaplaincy Building, HMP Castle Huntly

Pop up art display

Roman Catholic Service 10:30am, Multi-Faith Centre, HMP Grampian

Roman Catholic Service

Banff Wishing Walk 10:30am, HMP Grampian

Banff Wishing Walk

Display of Hopes 11:00am, HMP Perth Visitor Centre

Through the week we are displaying an LED birch tree where both adults and children can display their hopes and dreams after writing them on a card with white ribbon attached. The Centre will be giving every adult a gift of options sachets (coffee, hot chocolate) and yoghurt covered fruit in a pretty wrapped bag, with white ribbon. The Visitor Centre Team will also be present during in the Prison Vestibule to give the same gift and opportunity to visitors there

Wishing Walk 2:15pm, HMP Grampian

Wishing Walk.

All tags with expressions of hope brought to Multi-Faith Centre for Sunday

Prisoners Week Quiz Night 7:00pm, HMP&YOI Cornton Vale

Prisoners Week Quiz Night

“Clubbercise” 7:00pm, HMP&YOI Cornton Vale, Gymnasium

“Clubbercise” Event for Prisoners Week

“The Shack” 7:00pm, Chaplaincy Building, HMP Castle Huntly

Music Evening

Saturday 25th November

Roman Catholic Family Service 10:30am, HMP Shotts

Roman Catholic Family Service – HOPE WITHIN

Display of Hopes 10:30am, HMP Perth Visitor Centre

Through the week we are displaying an LED birch tree where both adults and children can display their hopes and dreams after writing them on a card with white ribbon attached. The Centre will be giving every adult a gift of options sachets (coffee, hot chocolate) and yoghurt covered fruit in a pretty wrapped bag, with white ribbon. The Visitor Centre Team will also be present during in the Prison Vestibule to give the same gift and opportunity to visitors there

“The Shack” 10:30am, Chaplaincy Building, HMP Castle Huntly

Pop up art display and Coffee morning for invited members of the community and people in custody.

Sunday 26th November

“The Shack” 9:00am, Chaplaincy Building, HMP Castle Huntly

Pop up art display

HOPE WITHIN Service 10:00am, HMP Edinburgh Chaplaincy Centre

HOPE WITHIN Service with Chaplain Sheena Orr and Rev Cammy McKenzie.

Morning Worship 10:30am, Murrayfield Parish Church, Edinburgh

Morning Worship followed by meeting with Prison Chaplain Sheena Orr

Morning Service 11:00am, Bridge of Allan Parish Church

Morning Service exploring the Prisoners Week theme.

Family Service 2:30pm, HMP Shotts

Reformed Tradition Family Service – HOPE WITHIN