Welcome To CCN

Walking with prison leavers to rebuild ther lives

Who Are CCN?

Learn more about our organisation and our work within the community.

Get Involved

Become a mentor and support a prison leaver as they look to rebuild their lives.

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” Don’t let anybody or anything make you hopeless. Hope is the enemy of injustice. “

CCN – What We Do

Community Chaplaincy Norfolk (CCN) trains and supports
volunteer mentors to walk alongside prison leavers, offering practical, emotional, and spiritual support as they begin to rebuild their lives. CCN is a Christian charity, and at our heart is the principle that everyone has inherent value, regardless of their past, and should be given compassion, forgiveness and hope. We welcome prison leavers and mentors of all faiths and none.

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Becoming a volunteer mentor provides a prison leaver with both emotional and practical support.

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Useful Links

Find support and resources for housing, finance, employment, mental health, addiction support and food.

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Latest News

Keep up-to-date with everything that’s going on at Community Chaplaincy Norfolk.

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Mentor Area

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Trustee Area

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Since 2018

Volunteer Mentors Trained

Prison Leavers Supported

Active Mentors

hours averaged per year working with clients

Clients in 3 different local prisons

supporting 28 clients, both in prison and the community

Latest News from CCN

Volunteering Week – June 3rd-June 9th

CCN are delighted to be taking part in Volunteer’s Week, which is taking place this June in venues around Norfolk. We will be hosting a stall at the ‘Give it a Go’ volunteering fair at the Forum on...

Celebration of Hope – November 9th 2023

We were delighted to welcome so many supporters to our annual meeting and Celebration of Hope event. Opening the meeting, CCN chair, Chris Tomlinson, told over 100 mentors, clients and supporters:...

Christmas Social

The evening of Monday 11 December was our Christmas Social! Staff, Trustees, Mentors Clients and friends joined together to celebrate the season with a festive buffet, drinks and friendly chat. An...

Cringleford singers supporting CCN

CCN Manager Melanie Wheeler and a member of the CCN community enjoyed an evening of carols and winter songs at the warm and welcoming St Andrew’s Church in Eaton on the 14th of December. We were...

Tackling the cost of living increase – the Household Support Fund

CCN has been distributing supermarket vouchers and providing top-ups for gas and electricity for households facing poverty as a result of the cost-of-living increase. With funding provided through...

Prison leavers charity to start new mentor training

As part of its ongoing recruitment, the Christian charity is inviting new people to consider the mentoring role. Mentors can work flexibly according to the need of each individual. They help with...


To train and provide mentors for our clients as they look to rebuild their lives.


To see our clients become integrated, confident and fulfilled members of the community.


We respect each individual, of whatever faith or none, as being of inherent value, to be given compassion, forgiveness and hope.

CCN Stories

CCN has supported me in a practical way in living, both before and since my release from HMP Norwich. In a spiritual way, CCN has helped me to have a good connection with God and in bringing Him into mylife – heart and mind and soul. I don’t know how I would have managed without the support of my mentor.


– Michael, CCN Client

Over the past 3 years, I have had the privilege of working with 3 very special individuals who have taught me valuable life lessons. I have learned to be less judgmental, more patient and compassionate, less worried about outcomes, and more focussed on people’s individual needs, travelling with them on their unique journey, however unpredictable it may be. The most important thing is to build trust and self-belief – giving a person who has known disappointment, failure, and rejection many times over a chance to develop and be the best person they can be. By offering encouragement rather than criticism, focussing on problem-solving and working alongside other agencies, it is possible to help clients improve their self-confidence and begin to turn their lives around.


– Lynne, CCN Mentor

The growth of CCN over the years has been steady and solid, as together we have sought to put prison-leavers ‘on the map’ of needing care and encouragement in their journey back into society and a new life. It’s great to see an increasing number of employers willing to offer them jobs. Within the County we have seen CCN being recognised among a whole variety of charities as playing its part in helping men and women realise their full potential. May God bless the whole CCN family.


– Rev Matthew Hutton DL, former Chair of Trustees and CCN Mentor

I am extremely grateful to my mentor. Her positive influence made a great difference to my time inside. Playing the roles of both a friend and a mentor, sometimes even my counsellor talking me through my problems which greatly helped my mental state. She went above and beyond travelling to the several different establishments I ended up in and never complained about the journey.


– Jacob CCN Client

Facts and figures cannot really reflect our clients’ life journeys - the setbacks, struggles, trials, successes, achievements and, on occasions, tragedies they encounter. Some of our clients have made significant changes in their lives and it is a privilege to celebrate this with them.


– Paula CCN Trustee