Prison fellowship lunch in Sheringham
The Cromer and Sheringham Prison Fellowship group will be holding a fundraising lunch in Sheringham in November, and all are welcome to come along. Tony Rothe reports.
Prison Fellowship is a national charity which supports prisoners in the UK with a restorative justice and victim awareness programme called Sycamore Tree. The charity also supports families with its Angel Tree scheme, whereby the children of prisoners receive a Christmas present from their parent(s) in prison, and on Mother’s Day a gift is sent to the mothers of young offenders.
Regional prayer groups meet regularly for prayer to support local prisons and help with bible studies and chapel services, and to volunteer with the chaplaincy in a wide variety of ways.
The Cromer & Sheringham group supports Norwich Prison (right) and Bure Prison and is actively involved in both, with three volunteers who regularly visit prisoners as Prison Visitors and two who are letter-writers to prisoners. The group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for prayer.
They are holding a Soup and Dessert event from 11.30am to 2pm on Saturday November 26 at St Andrew’s Methodist Church Hall in Sheringham. This event will raise funds for the Ormiston Trust, which supports families of prisoners in East Anglia by providing help for families on visiting days and Storybook-Dads CDs to prisoners’ children.
Homemade soup, dessert and tea/coffee will be served. This is a free event but donations will be welcome. St Andrew’s Methodist Church is on Cromer Road in Sheringham; NR26 8SA.
170,000 children have either one or both parents in prison, with many of those children eventually going go on to serve prison sentences themselves, so anything that helps to keep the parent/child relationship together is very beneficial.
More information about Prison Fellowship can be found at www.prisonfellowship.org.uk
Enquiries about the Cromer and Sheringham group can be referred to Josie Greenfield at firstname.lastname@example.org
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