Styal Delivery

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Following a Chester Deanery Clergy visit to HMP Styal, Canon Paul Dawson suggested that the Deanery might like to support the work of the chaplaincy by collecting underwear and small size travel toiletries.  Some parishes took this on enthusiastically and the photo shows just some of the boxes being delivered in late 2017 by Paul Dawson from St Mary’s Handbridge and Anne Stockdale (not shown as she took the photo) from St Michael’s Plas Newton.

Rev Yvonne Yates, (on the right) chaplain HMP and YOI Styal has written a lovely thank you letter for our generous gifts, explaining that many of the women there have few who care for them personally.  Staff in the reception area were delighted to receive all the underwear, to give out as the women arrive.  Often the women have only the clothes they stand up in.  To receive gifts from the faith community will be acknowledged, as the packages are handed over. 

Yvonne writes, “It is so important to our women that they recognise that people in the faith communities outside are thinking about them and caring.” 

“Some of the women performed the Nativity (Styal version where Jesus was born in Styal Prison in 2017) in our Carol Service last Wednesday evening and so we made up some little gift bags for the performers from the donations you gave to us.  They were so thrilled and touched.  They had shown great commitment in writing and performing the drama and it was extremely powerful for those of us who watched.”    


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