Prison Ministry

A group from Chapel in the Valley volunteer time on a regular basis
at IRC The Verne on the Isle of Portland and at HMP Guys Marsh in Shaftesbury.

The Verne is now an immigration removal centre for detainees who are having their right to remain in the UK assessed. Guys Marsh is a category C training prison housing around 600 male offenders.

Volunteers from this church and some of the other congregations in the village form a team to run the main Sunday morning services about five times each year under the leadership of Andy Binnington and Chris Rumbold, both of whom are Chaplains at The Verne. In addition, a team also leads the Monday, Wednesday & Thursday evening worship sessions several times a year.