Prison Ministry has been operating for over 40 years, firstly under the Methodist Church and, in the last 35 years, under the Uniting Church. As a community service, Prison Ministry fits within the structure of UnitingCare Community (an agency of Uniting Care Queensland) and also sits within the structure of Uniting Church Queensland Synod. Prison Ministry's goal is to provide pastoral care to inmates and their families in relevant and impacting ways and to support inmates' families to minister in dark times and to show love, as Christ showed love. Over the years, the service has been blessed and challenged on several occasions. Overall Prison Ministry has become truly blessed to have people that wish to walk along side those whom not many will even walk with.
For a number of years we have been providing chaplaincy services in Queensland’s correctional centres, supporting families with food parcels; Christmas hampers; toys for the children; presents for mothers or fathers that have their loved ones in prison; supporting grandmothers who are looking after their grandchildren while a parent is in prison; Father’s day and Mother’s Day gifts; Ladies High Tea family support events; emergency assistance and support. We have recently expanded to include several Early Intervention and Post Release and mentoring projects.
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UnitingCare Community Prison Ministry
Ground Floor 766 Gympie Rd,
Chermside Qld 4032
PO BOX 2376
Chermside Central 4032
Phone: 07 3867 2550
Pager: 07 3830 5585