Vale Ray Euston

Carinity extends its thoughts, prayers and condolences to the friends and family of the late Ray Euston, the founder of our Inside Out Prison Chaplaincy service.

A pioneer of prison chaplaincy in Queensland, Rev. Euston had a strong sense of calling from God to the prisons.

In 1973, he started a full-time chaplaincy program, which would later be known as Inside Out Prison Chaplaincy, to provide coordinated pastoral care in correctional centres.

In 1978, the Baptist Union of Queensland committed funds towards the establishment of the Prisons Mission Association Queensland, an independent and non-denominational organisation that continued to pursue Rev. Euston’s vision.

Inside Out Prison Chaplaincy continues to provide pastoral care in correctional centres and strives to bring Jesus to prisoners, encouraging them to be transformed from the inside out.

Today, Inside Out Prison Chaplaincy has a team of more than 30 volunteer chaplains who provide effective and coordinated pastoral care in 17 correctional centres throughout Queensland.

Rev. Euston remained a passionate supporter of prison chaplaincy until his passing on February 19.

“And he said to him, ‘Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise’” – Luke 23:43.

Rev. Ray Euston, left, with prison chaplaincy advocate Cecil Leggett.

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