“One Chaplaincy, One Team, One Vision”
The Multi-faith Centre is an integral part of the Oakwood community and is available to everyone.
What is Chaplaincy?
- The Chaplaincy team at Oakwood is committed to serving the needs of prisoners and staff.
- We work together respecting the integrity of all traditions and cultures.
- We believe that faith directs guides and inspires life.
- We would welcome and encourage you, perhaps for the first time, to explore faith and belief.
- The team is committed to provide sacred spaces to allow you to express, practice and deepen your faith including the marking of all major religious festivals.
- We contribute to your care to help you make best use of your time at Oakwood and assist you in leading a law-abiding life as you return to the wider community.
We provide the following services:
- Availability of literature such as the Holy Quran, the Holy Bible and other resources for your faith.
- Visiting speakers and faith-related events
- Volunteer Prison Visitors
- The Listener Scheme, supported by the Samaritans, is an opportunity to speak to someone in confidence.
- Referral to counselling services such as Narcotics and Alcohol Anonymous and Integrated Substance Misuse teams.
- One to one Support Service by one of the Chaplaincy team.
Weekly Chaplaincy Timetable
10:00 - Church of England/ Free Church service
18:15 - Faith and Liturgy (Roman Catholic)
14:00 - Islamic Studies Class
18:15 - Church of England/ Free Church service
18:15 - Bible Study (Church of England/ Free Church)
14:00 - Muslim Friday Prayers (Time varies with season)
10:00 - Mass (Roman Catholic)
If you follow a faith not represented in the current team, please contact the Chaplaincy Department.
Muslim Chaplain: Imam Haroon Shafiq
Anglican Chaplain: Rev. David Weller
Roman Catholic Chaplain: Rev. Michael Vickery
Free Church Chaplain: