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Religious Services                                    Berks County Jail Chapel    

    Phone Number:  610-208-4800 x 4376

    Business Hours:  Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Reading Berks Conference of Churches

  • Berks County Jail System is under contract with the Reading Berks Conference of Churches for the privision of chapel staff and all religious services and programs.
  • RBCC represents approximately 400 Christian Churches in Berks County and works cooperatively with all religious groups to address the needs of the community.
  • Through this network of churches and religious institutions, RBCC provides a myriad of services to the community, including services to prisoners and follow-up services for inmates when they are released back into the community.
  • All BCJS religious programs serve these two purposes: (1) opportunities for the inmates to freely exercise their religion; (2) opportunities to be connected with the greater community for their rehabilitation.
  • There are approximately 32 different programs or services offered each week to the inmate population and aftercare ministries on the "outside."
  • The BCJS chapel staff and religious programs are directed by a senior chaplain.  Five staff chaplains, an office manager, and approximately 200 volunteers help to administrate the religious programs.
  • For information, or to volunteer, you may call Chaplain Eileen McKeown at 610-208-4800 x 4375.