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our values | sixty one

Relationships are at the heart of what we do. We promise to always treat prisoners and ex-prisoners as people, rather than problems to be fixed.


While our work has grown out of the churches of Bristol it is not our objective to proselytise. Our aim is to help people with criminal convictions lead meaningful lives that are free from crime.


Sixty-One’s name is taken from Isaiah 61, which Jesus quoted at the start of his ministry.

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoner.

Jesus stood up for those who were despised by the ‘respectable’, bringing light into the darkest of places – this is what Sixty-One wants to do, and enable today.

Our values

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