Please join us for fellowship and a talk by Colin Chambers, chaplain to Nelson Mandela.
Colin Chambers was chaplain to Nelson Mandela for eight years, supporting him and other inmates at Robben Island prison. The apartheid government would distribute fake photos to suggest the prisoners were well cared for. Mandela said, “I know that if I don’t leave all my unforgiveness, resentment and bitterness behind when I walk through those gates, I will be walking out into another prison of my making.” Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in jail under South Africa’s apartheid government, 18 years in the notorious ‘Robben Island’ prison before being released on 11th February 1990. He went on to become President of South Africa and one of the 20th Century’s most influential figures. Colin now lives in Portsmouth and is an ordained Christian Minister. He is a volunteer chaplain for the homeless charity Alabaré, providing their residents with pastoral and spiritual care.
Colin will share his extraordinary stories of Nelson Mandela, providing a fascinating insight into his life.