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No one should feel alone. We offer support, friendship and advocacy services.

Support for prisoners

We visit prisoners, offering compassion to them and their families and encourage fairer treatment in prisons.

Support for Irish Travellers

Advocating for the human rights of Travellers and helping to improve their situation in the criminal justice system.

The Irish Chaplaincy is the only charity supporting Irish prisoners across the whole of England and Wales. As a result of the research we’ve introduced, many prisons have rethought their approach to Travellers. We believe in a fairer more just society.


January 15, 2021

Little Green Shoots

New life can appear in surprising places, even in something which I thought was totally dead. I’ve somehow made it through the first couple of weeks back at work after…
January 7, 2021 in Blog, Faith, General

January – The month to begin again

I must be one of the very few people who likes the month of January.  At least I haven’t met anyone else who likes it as much as I do.…
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January 4, 2021 in Blog, Faith

Love is Born Again

The Australian poet Michael Leunig quotes an old saying at the start of his book ‘A Common Prayer’: ‘Love is like bread, it has to be made fresh every day.’…
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December 21, 2020 in Blog, COVID-19, Faith

The Song Remains the Same

In this year in which so much was unfamiliar it is comforting that some Advent traditions have remained more or less the same. (more…)
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December 16, 2020 in Blog, Faith, General

Christmas and the coming of our hope

In Dennis O’Driscoll’s humorous poem, Non-Stop Christmas, “Christmas is always coming.  There are only ever so many days still left”.   Well, the shopping and the frenetic activity which have characterised…
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Become a Cairde

Become a Cairde (Gaelic for friend) with the Irish Chaplaincy and give a regular donation.

You can also send us your details if you wish to find out more about Volunteering opportunities and remembering Irish Chaplaincy in your will.