Welcome to Proclaim Trust



After being dependent on heroin for fifteen years and spending a number of terms in prison, Barry Woodward had a religious experience, which resulted in his life being totally transformed. This led to him becoming a national public speaker and the author of ‘Once an Addict.’ Barry is a contemporary communicator, who is humorous, passionate and inspirational. Barry is an associate evangelist with J.John.

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Barry is available to speak at outreach events. Please bear in mind that the focus of our work is the UK only. Or as Barry often says, ‘The UK is my parish’.

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Each year, Barry speaks at over 140 events throughout the UK. Some of these are in prisons, but the vast majority at outreach events in churches. These are idea events to bring your family, friends and colleagues to.


Fixed is a conference for ex-addicts, recovering addicts, addicts and those with a heart for addicts.  REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!


Visit our online shop and get books, DVDs and CDs. These are ideal resources for you to giveaway. All the proceeds from our online shop go to our Prison Outreach Project.


Guest Blog


There’s a school bake-sale fundraiser! But parents have to provide the baked goods. Two parents immediately decide not to buy theirs, but to bake their

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Barry's Blog

Marks Make You Unique!

If you’d been reading the newspaper that day, you’d have read the article yourself. It was about Jessica. Jessica was born with a birthmark down

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