The Revd Pauline Main, URC Minister and Free Church Chaplain at HMP Bullingdon, introduces Prison Week describing how chaplaincy services get alongside prisoners.
"I can’t cope with this, Miss," a prisoner will say to me. Often it is not prison life itself which is causing the distress, but something related to family on the outside – a bereavement, a serious illness, an issue with children.
All of us can find it difficult to cope at times like these. We need the support of our families and friends; we need to be at the hospital bedside; we need to be helping; we need to 'be there' with those in distress.