RepositoryChurch of England Record Centre
LevelFonds
Alt Ref NoPCC
Extent24 files
TitlePrison Chaplains Council
Date1961-1976
DescriptionThe Prison Chaplaincies Council was constituted after the report of the second Prisons Commission (see CAA/1958/10), Summer 1961 and began its work early in 1962. It was reconsituted as a General Synod body in July 1972. It ceased to exist in February 1976, after which the BSR set up the Prison Chaplaincies Advisory Group.
ArrangementFile divisions have remained as they were when transferred to the archive (after thinning) however the file structure has been changed.
LanguageEnglish
AdminHistoryThe Prison Chaplaincies Council was constituted after the Report of the second Prisons Commission (see CAA/1958/10), Summer 1961, and began its work early in 1962. It was reconstituted as a General Synod body in July 1972. It ceased to exist in February 1976, after which the BSR set up the Prison Chaplaincies Advisory Group.
Its functions are:
(a) To act as a liaison between the Church of England and the Prison Commissioners on all questions relating to spiritual ministration in prisons, borstals and remand and detention centres.
(b) To advise the Church Assembly, diocesan Bishops and other persons and bodies connected with the Church of England, on such questions.
(c) To consider and promote the supply of suitable applicants for prison chaplaincies.
(d) To promote and assist in co-operation with the Prison Commissioners the provision of training for chaplains and prospective chaplains.
(e) To advise and assist rural deaneries, and parishes in their efforts to give aid to |Chaplains or to prisoners during or after their terms of imprisonment.
[Functions taken from 'Church of England Year Book 1971-72']
CustodialHistoryThis collection brings together files previously listed within groups BSR and GSA, and three files boxed and cited as PCC but not listed.
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