Action and Outreach 

The Action and Outreach Unit supports a number of projects including Parenting, Prison Play Areas, Away From It All holidays, Contact Centres and other smaller projects.


Our Main Projects are:

Away From It All - holidays for families who wouldn't normally be able to have one

Supporting Children Affected By Imprisonment - Mothers’ Union members go
into H.M.P. Lewes and H.M.P. Ford to work with the visiting children, providing toys, games and simple craft activities.  Our aim is to build up the relationship between the children and their fathers and to make the visit as enjoyable as possible.  Since January 2018, we have worked along side paid employees of the Spurgeon’s Children’s Charity, who are contracted by the Home Office to support families in many of the prisons in the South of England.  Our two teams would love to have new people come and share this enormously rewarding and worthwhile ministry. 

Parenting - helping parents do the most important job in the world

Contact Centres - enabling children of separated families to spend time with their non-resident parent


Smaller Projects include:

Sending Christmas cards to inmates at Lewes and Ford Prisons

Giving Christmas gift bags to detainees at Gatwick Detention Centres

Supplying toiletry bags for emergency admissions at local hospitals

Maintaining links with our five link Dioceses overseas