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Prison Ministry

In 2023, with support from Prison Chaplaincy UK and WayOut TV, Spring Harvest was livestreamed in 73 prisons up and down the country - with a reach of over 63,000 prisoners.

Thousands of prisoners engaged
with Spring Harvest in 2023

"Spring Harvest Live is a lifeline to those in prison wanting to walk with God and grow in their faith in such a difficult place. The fact that we can stream Hope, Life and Light into some of the darkest places in our country, to the TVs of people in such despair and brokenness is incredible. I’m sure we’ll never fully know the amazing impact it will be making."
Joe Brady, Chaplain HMP Forest Bank
"Thousands of prisoners engaged with the Spring Harvest livestream in 2023 - many wrote to say thank you and to ask if it would be aired again".
Jezz Wright, Head of Programming for WayOutTV
Spring Harvest 2023

"The last shall be first and the first shall be last."

Matthew 20:16
We are to be people who see possibility where others see failure, beauty where others see ugliness and freedom where others see chains. this is the Upside Down Kingdom, where the forgotten are noticed, the silenced are given back their voice and love is stronger than hate.

Malcolm Duncan, Author of the 2023 Theme Book.

Engage with us in 2024 - Up and Alive!

In 2024 the theme for Spring Harvest, inspired by Paul's letter to the Ephesians, is Up & Alive - lead a life worthy of the calling you have received.
Register now for 2024
The livestream into prisons will start on Easter Monday, 1st April and run until Friday 5th April.

You will hear from speakers including:

John O'Connor

John came from a violent background of crime, prison and heroin addiction. He became a Christian in prison and now is an evangelist leading Junction 42 National Prison Resources, supporting prison chaplains with engaging faith resources in over 130 prisons. John is passionate about equipping the local church to establish missional communities amongst the most marginalised, and leads a missional community in Newcastle. John is married to Joanne and the father of two teenage daughters.

Pete Greig

Pete Greig

Pete Greig is the bewildered founder of the 24-7 Prayer movement, a Director of Waverley Abbey and, along with his wife Sammy, is Senior Pastor of Emmaus Rd Church in England.  Pete co-hosts the Lectio365 daily devotional, serves as an Ambassador for the NGO Tearfund, and is a member of The Order of the Mustard Seed. His best-selling books include Red Moon Rising, God on Mute and How to Pray.

Dez Brown

Dez is the founder and CEO of Spark2Life, an award-winning 'faith based not faith biased' charity, working with medium to high-risk young people/adults.  He has been through the criminal justice system - at 17 he was imprisoned for manslaughter culminating in him finding faith and becoming an Ordained Minister. Dez has written an autobiography ‘Convicted or Condemned’; is a qualified Therapist; trains professionals on trauma awareness; served as a Prison Therapist and a sessional Prison Chaplain. 

Cathy Madavan

Cathy is an author, speaker and broadcaster, who speaks extensively across the UK and beyond with charities, churches, conferences and festivals such as Spring Harvest where she is on the Planning Group. She is also on the board of the Kyria Network which supports and equips women in leadership. Cathy is married to Mark, a church leader in Bristol, and they have two wonderful daughters in their twenties.

Cris Rogers

Cris Rogers

Rev Dr Cris Rogers is a Church of England church planter, artist, and Star Wars fan. In 2010 Cris and his family moved to Tower Hamlets, one of the toughest estates in East London, and took on the leadership of All Hallows Bow. Their desire was to restart the church, which had shrunk to seven people, and see people flourish. Cris has a deep passion for discipleship and runs the weekly podcast Making Disciples and wider ministry of Making Disciples. He is chair of the Spring Harvest Planning Group.

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If you were not able to tune in to the 2023 live broadcast, or if you'd like to hear it again, all of our teaching is available on our EC-GO digital resource platform
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