Good news in hard places

In the memory of God

July 24, 2016 | David PettettMany of us at some time face the dilemma of how best to care for elderly parents.

An eternal moment with Tom

April 13, 2016 | David PettettTom had questions about God. But he had received an answer.

The journey I never expected.

February 5, 2016 | David PettettThe other day I met a man called Harold.

Christmas in H Block

December 23, 2015 | David PettettWhat to you give a man, who has nothing, for Christmas?

A fence without razors

November 22, 2015 | David PettettOne of my favourite stories is the man with a legion of demons.

The trouble with Sean

October 23, 2015 | David PettettGrowing up, the words Sean learned about himself were “idiot”, “fool”, “useless”, “waste of space”.

Harry’s Artful Change

August 9, 2015 | David PettettHarry has been in prison for 30 years. He received a life sentence with no possibility of release.

How to welcome ex-cons to church

July 7, 2015 | David PettettTo welcome a person just out of prison into your church is not as simple as welcoming a fellow sinner into your fellowship.

Powerful words

June 9, 2015 | David PettettThere is a phrase a chaplain often hears.

Hope against hope

April 27, 2015 | David PettettIt was an ordinary winter’s day.

A Familiar Easter

April 8, 2015 | David PettettI had a great privilege in the week running up to Easter.

The hardest question to answer

January 21, 2015 | David Pettett One question comes back to me from my time as a prison chaplain....

Asking the wrong question

December 19, 2014 | David PettettI ran into Paul in the shopping centre. I hadn’t seen him for over three years.

Restoring with justice

November 20, 2014 | David PettettI have met some of the worst criminals our justice system has ever dealt with.

The doctor

June 30, 2014 | David PettettThe Chaplain was called to ICU. The doctor was waiting for him.