Carols Behind Bars

Written by on February 6, 2020

I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me

Matthew 25:36

On Monday 3rd February The 1079 Life Roadies had the pleasure of presenting the Heart for Adelaide Award to Carols Behind Bars, a group of volunteer singers who share the Christmas spirit with prisoners.

The group also bake 3,000 biscuits which they put into bags to give prisoners as a gift at the end of performances.

At the presentation the choir told how it is a moving time for both themselves and the prisoners, seeing the looks on their faces through the bars as they enjoy the songs and join in.

Singer Helen described it as both ‘confronting and rewarding’, for example, being able to present a prisoner with a bag of biscuits and say ‘God Bless You’.

Kerry said, ‘to share God’s love with them is such a blessing to show them that it doesn’t matter what they have done, they are still loved and cared for. They matter.’

Rehearsals start up to 6 weeks before and the singers visit Yatala Prison to give 15 performances over an eight hour day.

If you are interested in joining Carols Behind Bars Jodie the Roadie can put you in touch – email Jodie


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