Junction 42 supports the work of the Chaplaincy in prison establishments across the region. We encourage individuals on their faith journey and support them pastorally during their time in prison.
Through the Gate
We build and maintain relationships with those who are approaching release and want to be supported in their faith. Volunteer “Linkers” see individuals through the gate and continue to support them in the community.
The Connect Network partners with churches across the region to develop relational communities naturally and organically, communities where those who have found a faith in prison can contribute and thrive.
In prisons we work with chaplains to engage with offenders, offer engaging and accessible opportunities to explore faith. These courses, such as Alpha for Prisons, allow people in prison to explore key questions about Christianity.
For those who have a faith, we provide discipleship groups to grow and nurture individuals, building them up to be the people they were made to be and pastorally supporting them during their time in prison. Junction 42 also supports the Chaplaincy in their provision of Sunday services and one-off events as they seek to reach out to the prison population.
Having relationships with numerous partner churches across the region, we train and equip volunteers to support the faith work we do in prison. These volunteers act as “Linkers” to provide a relational connection between the community and the prison.
Our Linkers use prison faith groups, letter writing and prison visits to build relationships while individuals are inside and then also maintain those relationships outside, increasing stability and providing support during the chaotic time of being released from prison.
meets every Tuesday night at 7pm
St Luke's Church,
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
The Connect Network provides support and resource to the local Church and other faith-based groups, helping them to create safe and supportive worshipping communities. The weekly meetings of each Connect community help to cement friendships and increase support to those who need it most, including those coming out of prison and continuing their faith journey. The Connect communities involve eating together, worship and learning more about faith through teaching, Bible study and prayer. Junction 42 coordinates the Connect Network which provides opportunities and training including practical resources, staff support, residential weekend and Leadership Training School.
Find Your Local
In the community we facilitate the Connect Network which provides support and resource to the local church and other faith-based groups, helping them to create safe and supportive worshipping communities. The weekly meetings of each Connect group create community, encourage independence and empower transformation in the lives of offenders, as well as the lives of their families and friends.
The Connect communities involve eating together, worship and learning more about faith through teaching, Bible study and prayer. Junction 42 coordinates the Connect Network which provides opportunities and training including practical resources, staff support, residential weekend and Leadership Training School.
meets every Monday night at 7pm
Sanctuary 21 (Salvation Army),
49 Saddler Street,
Middlesborough Lighthouse Group
meets every Wednesday night at 7pm
meets every Wedensday at 7pm
30 Stenhouse Grove,
meets every Thursday at 7pm