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Tim serves as a chaplain at Kirkconnell Correctional Centre. He enjoys being able to get to the heart of the Gospel. Tim observes that you get to this point “a lot quicker with inmates than is normally the case on the outside. Inmates have more time to think about things as well as many knowing they have less things to hide behind.”
Tim speaks about the great gospel opportunities that prison chaplaincy presents.
State legislation includes provisions for chaplaincy services in NSW correctional centres. Tim’s chaplaincy position at Kirkconnell is enabled by an agreement between Corrective Services NSW and the Civil Chaplaincy Advisory Committee – ensuring that the pastoral care needs of inmates are met.
In NSW, the government provides funding for chaplaincy roles like Tim’s, acknowledging the benefits of chaplains in hospitals and correctional centres. However, this only covers part of a chaplain’s wage. To ensure we can sustain our chaplaincy ministry, we need your help. To find out more about how you can support chaplains financially as an individual or as a church, click here.