Connect with your colleagues in prison ministry around the world.



The International Prison Chaplains Association welcomes you to its Worldwide website. We exist to provide support and encouragement to prison chaplains everywhere, and to engage in advocacy on prison-related issues.

We invite you to visit the various pages and if you are a prison chaplain, to join us – membership is free. There are a number of ways you can connect with your colleagues in prison ministry around the world. You can also visit the websites run in our various regions worldwide.

As prison Chaplains around the world we share in this ministry together. If you have any suggestions for improving this website we welcome your ideas. Feel free to contact our President Rod Moore.

IPCA VIII – 2020 Conference Bangkok

Everyone in today’s world is in need of hope – and prisoners across the globe are no exception. To address this need, the International Prison Chaplains’ Association, founded in 1985 at the World Council of Churches’ ecumenical institute in Bossey, Switzerland, has made hope the theme of its eighth Quinquennial Worldwide Conference, for which preparations are now underway in Thailand.

200 delegates from across IPCA’s six worldwide regions are expected to attend the 2020 conference, focusing on the theme of “A living hope” – a phrase from the Bible book of 1 Peter 1:3. Find out more HERE

Welcome to Thailand! – that’s the message from IPCA as we prepare for IPCA VIII. Read more

Since 2014, IPCA has had UN consultative status with ECOSOC, the UN Economic and Social Council, with official representatives at each major UN venue. You can read more about IPCA’s advocacy work with the UN in this section.

Membership of IPCA is now free of charge! If you’re a prison chaplain, simply contact us with details of your organisation and place of ministry, and we’ll add you to our membership – you’ll have an opportunity to make a gift to help support IPCA worldwide too.

Justice Reflection

Justice Reflections is an ecumenical collection of theological papers appearing three times a year. The publication incorporates worldwide papers linking Christian ideas with matters of justice. Each issue consists of up to eight papers in English of 2,000 – 8,000 words on theological insights into ethical, moral, pastoral or restorative aspects of justice. IPCA is presently working out a partnership arrangement with Justice Reflections and we look forward to being able to share this with you soon. In the meantime please do visit their website.

IPCA’s current Worldwide Steering Committee 2015

IPCA’s current Worldwide Steering Committee was elected at the 2015 Sydney International Conference

Rev. Bob Payne

Rev. Bob Payne, an Anglican Priest and member of IPCA, receiving the Order of the British Empire from the Queen. Congratulations Bob on behalf of your IPCA family.

Rev. Rod Moore

Rev. Rod Moore is the current President of IPCA Worldwide. Click below for his bio!