The Friends of Erlestoke Prison helps to support offenders with the challenges of resettlement and rehabilitation. We fund projects which:
Prepare men for release
Help offenders face up to the impact of their crimes
Help offenders develop skills which will help them to find employment
Bring fathers closer to their partners and children
Raise local awareness about the work of the prison
Anglican Bishop Off to Rome – By Bike -
for the Friends of Erlestoke Prison
We are delighted the Rt Revd Dr Edward Condry, Bishop of Ramsbury is making his way to Rome – not in any theological sense, but by bicycle. He is a famously keen peddler and is undertaking the whopping 1,200 mile journey to raise money for the Friends of Erlestoke Prison. He said: “I love cycling but over a thousand miles in the heat of July will test even my passion for pedal power".
The journey started on the 7th July and will last 14 days. You can follow his progress via his blog. If you would like to donate please do so through his justgiving page.
We wish him the best of luck!
For all visitors
We are pleased to announce that the portacabin outside the main gate of the prison is now available for use by visitors on visit days. There is a toilet in the portacabin and visitors will now have access to somewhere dry and warm whilst waiting for access into the prison.
We run a transport service on visit days, from Devizes bus stops and/or Westbury train station to HMP Erlestoke. To access this service please contact Carol on 07721 932430 with the date and time the lift is required, the number of persons and where you would like to be picked up. Or you can book via email:
We will then let you know if we have a driver available. Drivers are volunteers and will have envelopes in their vehicle for a voluntary donation towards your journey.
If you have a concern about an offender following your visit, please call the prison on the 'Safer Custody' phone number: 01380 814373
Erlestoke House Farm Shop
The Erlestoke House Farm Shop is open for business! The shop sells fresh produce, plants, flowers and bespoke hand crafted furniture. You can also order cakes for all occasions. A catalogue is available [here]
The shop is currently seeking volunteers for 2017 and would love to hear from anyone who is interested in working with them.
If you would like to place an order or volunteer in the shop, please click [here]
Erlestoke House is a registered Community Interest Company, working with the Friends of Erlestoke Prison