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Jonathan Aitken

Chaplain, Pentonville Prison

Jonathan Aitken is a former Member of Parliament, Cabinet Minister, and ex-prisoner. He is now a Prison Chaplain at HMP Pentonville.

Jonathan is the author of seventeen books including award winning biographies of John Newton, the author of Amazing Grace; former US President Richard M Nixon and former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. He is also a well-known broadcaster and columnist for the Times and other newspapers.

He was ordained in June 2018 at St Paul’s Cathedral by the Bishop of London.

He now combines being a Chaplain at HMP Pentonville with serving as an Assistant Minister in St Matthew’s Church Westminster and also being Honorary Chaplain to Christians in Government.

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