Sunday, October 07, 2007

Street pastors take to the streets of Lincoln...

Church volunteers started late-night patrols in Lincoln this weekend to try to reduce criminal activity and improve safety.

The team of street pastors intend patrolling Lincoln from 10.00pm to 4.00am every Saturday and alternate Fridays. It's an interdenominational church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets to listen and offer advice and assistance.

To become a Street Pastor you need to be over 18, a church member and able to commit to a 12 session training course. The course includes counselling skills, drugs awareness, sociology, community knowledge, role and responsibility, conflict management and street safety.

Street Pastors work in groups of four walking the streets, talking with people and developing relationships with them.

The Rev Ian Brown, project coordinator said:
Christians in Lincoln have a genuine care for our city and want to see it as a safe place for people to enjoy. We hope that Street Pastors will provide a calming and reassuring presence on the city streets during busy periods of the night-time economy.


Sounds like it's worth a try...

what do you think?

1 comment:

Geoffrey Brooking said...

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If one Brown bottle should accidentally fall, here will be nine Brown bottles hanging on the wall

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Eight Brown bottles sitting on a wall If one Brown bottle should accidentally fall There will be seven Brown bottles hanging on the wall

Seven Brown bottles sitting on a wall If one Brown bottle should accidentally fall There will be six Brown bottles hanging on the wall

Six Brown bottles sitting on a wall
If one Brown bottle should accidentally fall There will be five Brown bottles hanging on the wall

Five Brown bottles sitting on a wall If one Brown bottle should accidentally fall There will be four Brown bottles hanging on the wall

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Three Brown bottles sitting on a wall If one Brown bottle should accidentally fall There will be two Brown bottles hanging on the wall

Two Brown bottles sitting on a wall
If one Brown bottle should accidentally fall There will be one Brown bottle sitting on the wall


One Brown bottle sitting on a wall
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