Our goal is to help faith communities become places where people who leave
prison find acceptance. We maintain a diverse directory of faith communities who
have declared a commitment to welcoming prison leavers.

We have 277 registered communities
across 6 major world faiths

Registering with The Welcome Directory allows faith communities to identify their
willingness to welcome and appropriately support prison leavers.



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Our vision is to be able to help all prison leavers with faith to connect with supportive faith communities, wherever they are, whatever they believe.

Could you help us achieve this goal by supporting us today?

stories of hope

Explore some inspiring case studies of prison leavers who have been welcomed and supported by nurturing faith communities


Interested in supporting prison leavers, but don't have prior experience? We offer a three-session Prisons Awareness Course to help your faith community to understand and appropriately support people leaving prison.

what others are saying...

“Good people can find themselves in difficult circumstances, in many instances circumstances that are beyond their control. Prison creates time where reflection can be succeeded by positive change. The Welcome Directory encourages communities to actively support that change, by doing so we help to create a society based on tolerance and forgiveness.” Tariq Usmani MBE, Patron of The Welcome Directory

"It is a simple idea, but a powerful one, which speaks of the possibility of belonging, discovering restored relationships and an ever greater openness to the generous love of God who knows all of us by name and longs to draw ever closer." Rt. Rev'd Rachel Treweek, Patron of The Welcome Directory

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