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 in-person, 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’. Barry is also available to speak for online outreach events. This can be pre-recorded or live. 

What People Are Saying

What People are Saying

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Upcoming Events

Each year, Barry speaks at 130 outreach events throughout the UK. These are ideal for people to invite / bring friends, colleagues and family members too (following COVID-19 guidelines). Barry also speaks at online events, which are also idea for people to invite people to watch.

Fixed 21

Fixed is a conference for ex-addicts, recovering addicts, addicts and those with a heart for addicts. This is a in-person only events on 25 September 2021.


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.


Barry's Blog

The Window of Opportunity

In was Christmas in 1998. I was in my second year at Cliff College. I’d started college on the foundation course but they had moved

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Guest Blog

What’s Your Part?

I read this quote the other day, and it stuck with me: ‘Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the

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