Tim Abbey
Serving at Kirkconnell Correctional Centre

Contact Tim

Chaplain (Sun-Thu)

Office: 02 6337 5317
timothy.abbey@justice.nsw.gov.au

The most satisfying moments are when I see an inmate put their faith in Jesus, knowing that they are forgiven no matter what they have done and therefore have a real future.

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.”

Meet Tim

Tim speaks about the great gospel opportunities that prison chaplaincy presents.

SPONSOR Tim

Supporting Tim with a regular donation ensures that he can continue to share the Gospel with those in prison.

You will receive regular updates from Tim about his work as well as prayer points – so you can partner with him in prayer.

Sponsor Tim

STEP 1. Set up an recurring donation, indicating the purpose “Chaplaincy”.

STEP 2. Email partnerministries@jerichoroad.org.au to let us know which chaplain you are supporting. We will allocate your funds to that chaplain and add you to their supporter list to receive updates and prayer points.

Where Tim Serves
Kirkconnell Correctional Centre
Kirkconnell Correctional Centre, located east of Bathurst, is a minimum to medium security gaol, staffed by about 60 people. The centre comprises of around 200 male offenders, usually those nearing the end of their sentence or those serving a short sentence.

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.

Tim helped organise for Christian racecar driver, Andrew Fisher, to come speak to the inmates about life and faith.
Stories from Tim
Stories from the front line
03 September 2021
A few weeks ago, we spent a wonderful hour on Zoom, hearing from your Jericho Road Chaplains about the...
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Sharing the Gospel in Gaols
16 August 2017
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V8s Go to Gaol
18 November 2016
Christian professional racing car driver Andrew Fisher visited Kirkconnell Correctional Centre recently...
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"Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ"
15 November 2016
Jericho Road received a letter from a prison inmate. We want to share this encouragement with our partners...
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Don’t forget: You can support Tim financially and with prayer by becoming a sponsor.

Sponsor Tim

STEP 1. Set up an recurring donation, indicating the purpose “Chaplaincy”.

STEP 2. Email partnerministries@jerichoroad.org.au to let us know which chaplain you are supporting. We will allocate your funds to that chaplain and add you to their supporter list to receive updates and prayer points.