'continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison'

Hebrews 13 | Alpha in Prisons

re-imagining how the Church shares life, faith and Jesus

Prisoners often experience a sense of loss and have a hunger to find purpose and meaning in life. Alpha can give them a chance to ask life’s big questions and find out about the Christian faith in a safe, informal and friendly environment.



Alpha is sustainable because the local church carries the workload of planning, hosting and presenting Alpha, under the supervision of the Prison Chaplain. Alpha is run in full cooperation of the prison authorities.



Alpha has been attended by millions of people around the globe. In 2017, over 52,000 people experienced Alpha in all kinds of prisons. Resources can be adapted and training materials are continually updated to ensure relevance for the prison context.



Alpha volunteers are required to attend contextual and security training before they start to work in prisons. Alpha prison training is provided by our National Alpha Office in partnership with the prisons.

Impact Study

what participants said about Alpha in Prisons

said Alpha had a very positive impact on their life

would highly recommend Alpha to their friends

what improved for participants through Alpha

my relationship with Jesus

my ability to deal with daily challenges

my ability to deal with anxiety

Donna's Story

Ways to Get Involved

National Prisons Director

Liza Kelder


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