Prison Chaplaincy

Our chaplains are on hand in prisons across South East Queensland to support prisoners to make sense of their current experience, by offering a listening ear. We are told that our chaplains provide a sense of dynamic security through the calmer and more manageable environment their presence and services create for prisoners.We don’t set outcomes for what needs to be achieved during a person’s time with a chaplain, instead our chaplains will be guided by the prisoner and what they need to talk about.

For many people a visit from a chaplain leaves them experiencing a sense of peace, acceptance of what is happening for them, some clarity about how they can move forward and relief that they have been able to share their story with someone they can trust in extreme confidence. All discussions with chaplains are confidential and the chaplains do not take notes.

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How can someone connect with a chaplain in prison?

If a person in prison wishes to spend time with a chaplain they can request a visit through their Unit Manager. Alternatively chaplains are present in recreation areas and other communal spaces and can be approached at any time.

Can I arrange for a chaplain to visit my friend or loved one in prison?

If you are concerned about a friend or loved one and think that they could benefit from a visit with a chaplain we encourage you to get in touch with our team at Prisoners Services. We will take the details of the person you are concerned about and pass them on to the chaplaincy team leader at the prison, to reach out to your friend or loved one. We will ensure that they are offered a visit by the chaplain, but it will be up to them whether they wish to take up this offer. We are unable to report back to you about whether or not they accepted the visit or what was discussed.

Explore Our Prison Chaplaincy Services

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Prison Chaplaincy - Numinbah Correctional Centre

Numinbah Valley

Prison chaplaincy support offered at Numinbah Correctional Centre.

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In the community

Prison Chaplaincy - Palen Creek Correctional Centre

Palen Creek

Prison chaplaincy support offered at Palen Creek Correctional Centre.

In the community
In the community

Prison Chaplaincy - Woodford Correctional Centre

Woodford

Prison chaplaincy support offered at Woodford Correctional Centre.

In the community
In the community

Prison Chaplaincy - Wolston Correctional Centre

Wacol

Prison chaplaincy support offered at Wolston Correctional Centre.

In the community
In the community

Prison Chaplaincy - Brisbane Correctional Centre

Wacol

Prison chaplaincy support offered at Brisbane Correctional Centre.

In the community
In the community

Prison Chaplaincy - Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre

Wacol

Prison chaplaincy support offered at Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre.

In the community
In the community

Prison Chaplaincy - Borallon Correctional Centre

Ironbark

Prison chaplaincy support offered at Borallon Correctional Centre.

In the community
In the community

Prison Chaplaincy - Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Darra

Prison chaplaincy support offered at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre.

In the community
In the community

Prison Chaplaincy - Maryborough Correctional Centre

Aldershot

Prison chaplaincy support offered at Maryborough Correctional Centre.