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IPCA Europe Conference11th – 13th June 2023

April 27, 2023 Upcoming Events

Livestream from Llandudno, North Wales

The IPCA Europe Committee are delighted to announce that booking is now open for the free livestream of the IPCA Europe 2023 Conference.

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Our conference, held in Llandudno UK will be an opportunity for Prison Chaplains from across Europe and the Middle East to join together both in person and online. This Eventbrite event is set up to enable people to join us online via Zoom for the Main Sessions of the conference, which will run from Sunday 11 June to Tuesday 13 June.

We recognise that for many at this difficult time the cost and difficulty of travel to the UK will be prohibitive, so have decided as a committee to offer the online option free of charge.

We will be offering live interpretation in French; if there is another language you would require, please let us know in your booking form.

In caring for others, we very often find ourselves to be at our spiritual and sometimes emotional limits; this conference seeks to offer refreshment, spiritual renewal, and encouragement in our difficult yet rewarding prison ministries.

From Sunday to Tuesday afternoon the conference will have a standard format with input and interaction including teaching on managing trauma we experience either first-hand or by secondary means, worshipping together, IPCA Europe business matters, and also hearing from those in senior justice sector management. The conference will be live-streamed from Gloddaeth Church, Llandudno.

Every morning we will begin with devotions led by Marit Skartveit, an experienced Norwegian Prison Chaplain who has led retreats in and out of prisons over many years.

Our agenda for the online sections of the conference is below:

Sunday 11th June

  • 16:30 Welcome / Opening Worship
  • 20:30 Evening Devotions with Tim Dixon

Monday 12th June

  • 09:30 Morning Devotions with Marit Skartveit
  • 10:00 The Cost of Care with Per Isdal
  • 11:00 Break
  • 11:30 United Nations PRCP with Philipp Meissner
  • 14:00 Caring for prisoners in England and Wales with James Ridge
  • 15:30 Break
  • 16:00 IPCA Worldwide, followed by Pastoral Care in a pre-trial setting with David Buick and Tim Dixon
  • 19:30 Detoxing the Carer with Per Isdal
  • 20:30 Evening Devotions with Marit Skartveit

Tuesday 13th June

  • 09:30 Morning Devotions with Marit Skartveit
  • 09:30 Morning Devotions with Marit Skartveit
  • 10:00 Secondary Trauma; How to avoid losing your soul with Per Isdal
  • 11:00 Break
  • 11:30 Reflections from Ukraine with Fr Viktor Iatsenko
  • 20:30 Evening Devotions with Marit Skartveit


Bob Wilson
Vice Chair, IPCA Europe

Register now for free (Here)