Anglican Chaplains featured in Compass series

13220846_1717957885127252_6407381252894555767_nFor the first time, a series on ABC’s Compass examines the work of dedicated Prison Chaplains who provide much needed pastoral and spiritual care to more than 30,000 men and women locked up in Australian prisons

Prison Chaplains – Part 1, screened on Sunday May 15, goes inside Cessnock and John Moroney Correctional Centres in NSW where two very different chaplains help offenders meet the challenges of incarceration and find meaning in their lives. Anglican priest Rev’d Di Langham, Cessnock Correctional Centre chaplain, was featured in this episode.

“Why am I a chaplain? Good listener, very good listener. And a compassion for people no matter who they are or what they are or where they’re from.”

If you missed the episode, you can view it online now: http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/compass/RN1511H012S00


20160529_400x225Coming up: On May 29, Prison Chaplains – Part 3 will profile Friendship House, a Newcastle based service offering offenders a unique post release program where they are helped to reintegrate into the community. Sundays 6.30pm on ABC.