A few musings from St Kilda

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Out on the Streets

Do Christians have any use at all? Answers on a postcard please..... Seriously though, we have a new opportunity in Felixstowe to make a real difference to our community and that's through the Town Pastor scheme which aims to help young people who go out with the intention of having a good time on Friday and Saturday nights but often end up finding thmeselves in trouble. The role of a Town Pastor is about listening, caring, helping young, showing concern and offering assistance where appropriate, in a non-judgmental and unconditional way.

Town Pastors seek to be a positive presence on the streets, available to offer support to vulnerable people, deescalate potential trouble and generally assist the police and other agencies. It's a great way to make and build relationships as well as making a real contribution to the community. There is always a fall in violent crime and vandalism where Town or Street Pastor schmes are running.

If you're interested, you need to be part of a local church and recommended by your church leaders to apply and this will involve the usual checks. If you're interested then there's more info at www.felixstowetownpastors.org.uk