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.

Invite Barry

Barry is available to speak at outreach events in churches and prisons in the UK. Please bear in mind that the focus of our work is the UK only. Or as Barry often says, ‘The UK is my parish’. During lockdown, Barry is available to speak for livestream outreach events. This can be pre-recorded or live, depending on your preference. 

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Upcoming Events

Each year, Barry speaks at over 130 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, colleagues, friends and family to.

Fixed 2020 online

Fixed is a conference for ex-addicts, recovering addicts, addicts and those with a heart for addicts. Live streamed on YouTube and Facebook on the 26 September. 


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

Blocked Signals

When I was a drug addict back in the day, lots of friends and family tried to tell me that I wasn’t looking healthy. They

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Guest Blog

See it. Say it. Sorted

If you ever travel by train, no doubt you will have come across ‘See it. Say it. Sorted’, the strapline of a campaign started by

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