Hallelujah, the angels are coming to save Magaluf declared the headline in The Daily Telegraph! One of the latest Street Angels projects to launch is set to be the blueprint for Street Angels across Europe. Paul and Jean joined the team of amazing volunteers in the resort of Santa Ponca and, with Cameron Springthorpe the coordinator, led an team on a walkabout in Magaluf. The launch has been extensively covered on UK and Spanish media including SKY News, BBC News, various radio stations and newspapers and even TripAdvisor! Read more:
Press Release (featured in Inspire, News of the Word, BBC News, Halifax Courier)
Mallorca Daily News article
El Mundo (Spain's biggest on-line and second biggest printed newspaper)
BBC Radio Leeds Saturday morning feature
In the UK Bridlington Street Angels also launched last month with a commissioning service attended by the Lord Mayor and Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner of Humberside. You can read about the commissioning service here (in the Bridlington Free Press) and the first night on patrol here.
Street Angels can work in any community - see here for more information.
Festival Pastors and Festival Angels - you can follow the work of:
Calling all Quakers - we are trying to find out how many Quakers are involved in Street Angel schemes so we can develop a support network and exchange ideas and experiences. Drew Mills is based in Hartlepool - but this thought was developed in conjunction with someone from Southampton - and would like to make contact that can be shared amongst Friends. If you are a Quaker please contact Paul and he will put you in touch with Drew.
Eighteen local projects gathered together for SHINE (Sharing Hope In Night-time Economy) at St Saviour's Church, Guildford. It was a great day and you can read Paul's report on the day here.
The SA-CNI Network AGM was held in June - the evening celebrated many of the things that are being achieved through the work of the Network and local projects. Part of the meeting discussed Membership of SA-CNI and the decision was made to automatically make every local project listed on our Projects page members which offers voting rights at the AGM. The only other members will be the Trustees with others who wish to stand with the work of SA-CNI offered Supporters. The work of SA-CNI is at its strongest with the launch into Majorca and the publicity surrounding that and with new initiatives such as Club Angels and the work within music festivals. Financially we are thankful to Lempriere Pringle Trust - Mr Jonathan Ruffer - for a donation of £20,000, to several local projects who have made annual donations and we are currently awaiting a decision from the Lottery fund. You can: read the minutes here / statutory accounts / balance sheet overview - SA-CNI, Halifax SA, Blackpool SA.
Dude With Wings - the new range of dude with wings products are now available for local projects to purchase at half retail price. These products - greetings cards, mugs, key-rings, magnets, posters and wall plaques - are great for fundraising and as a local project you can make available at talks, in your base, at local churches, etc. Most of the products can be printed with your local logo and text. See this page for information.
The August SA-CNI National Conference is drawing close. This weekend is set to equip you and inspire you for work within the night-time economy alongside opportunities for networking and fun. Visit this page for more information.
Paul filmed a video for Churches Together in England sharing our work and Huddersfield Street Angels have a new film which includes interviews with Right Rev. Tony Robinson - the Bishop of Pontefract and Patron of SA-CNI Network:
From our Blog:
Huddersfield Street Angels joined by Bishop of Pontefract
Rock on Tommy - Bobby Ball becomes patron of Blackpool Street Angels
Vic the Vicar spends night with Burton Street Angels
Leeds Street Angels and Beth Tash in Church of England Commissioners Report (page 3)
Strengthening ties between faith groups and local authorities
Stockton Town Pastors June Newsletter
Belper Street Angels celebrate one year
Oldham Street Angels - highly commended community group / Deputy Leader of Oldham Council joins Street Angels for the night
Bradford Street Angels rescue confused York man
A shining new product - heat protective body warmer (an alternative to foil blankets)
5 Pints 4 Shots 3 AM 2 Spilt Drinks 1 Punch One Punch Can Kill! - YouTube video (West Yorkshire Police social media campaign)
Also see our Social Media:
Here's a shout out to the Uxbridge Street Angels #CoolPeople #RestoredMyFaithInHumanity Thanks guys for keeping the unfortunate safe -Peace
@SurreyHeathBeat @InspSurreyHeath pays tribute to #Camberley #StreetAngels in helping to reduce Town Centre Crime
@cclynneOwens - support from Street Angels, etc 4 police staff & volunteers means an awful lot & is needed now more than ever. #pray4police
Here an angel, there an angel, everywhere are #StreetAngels
Absolutely AMAZING night out with Burton Street Angels! Only just got home! #burtonstreetangels #streetangels
A girl clubbing in Tiger Tiger last night just txt saying thnks 4 helping her find her bag & 4 sorting her out #answeredprayer #clubangels
Community Angel training tonight 7:30 at the #Summit @KFYorkshire @Scarborough_UK @cninet . Exciting times ahead.
Quiet on Street Angels tonight @LdsStreetAngels - although I have been kissed on the cheek by a Rocky Horror fan! Bizarre stuff!
loving my flip flops from the street angels!!!!!!
Tue 16th July - Paul speaking at launch of Calderdale College Connect Network (an event for former pupils and staff of Calderdale College)
Wed 17th - Mon 22nd July - Festival Pastors at Latitude Festival in Suffolk - please pray and follow the work on Twitter and Facebook
Thu 18th July - Paul is leading a Social Media and Your Organisation training course, 10am - 12.30pm at The King's Centre, Halifax - see here for information
Fri 19th July - Paul and Jean at Festival of Life North, 7pm onwards at Manchester Evening News Arena - see web site for information
Tue 23rd July - Paul speaking at Scholes Church on work of SA-CNI.
Sat 27th July - Steve Price is visiting Paul and Jean as part of a mentoring programme
Sat 10th - Sun 18th August - Edinburgh Festival outreach - to be part of this contact Paul
Wed 21st - Mon 26th August - Leeds Festival Angels - see web site for more details
Fri 30th August - Sun 1st September - Street Angels - CNI Network National Conference, Staverton Park, Daventry - cost £150 for full weekend (including bed, all meals, use of hotel facilities and conference contents) - see this page for details
#CNIPrayer this month:
Lerwick (Shetland Isles) Town Pastors / Larne NightLight / Yarm Town Pastors / Headingley Street Angels, Leeds / Whitby Street Angels / York Street Angels / Biggleswade Street Angels / Walton-on-Thames Street Angels / Chichester City Angels
You can see full details and other months on this page.
Please also pray this month for Latitude Festival Pastors, the National SA-CNI Conference in August, Leeds Festival Angels over August Bank Holiday Weekend and those heading to European resorts over the summer - for safety and those teams working with Street Angels in Santa Ponca on Majorca, 24-7 prayer in Ibiza and The Living Room in Tenerife.
Street Angels - CNI Network National Conference
Friday 30th August - Sunday 1st September
Staverton Park Hotel, Daventry - £150 for full weekend or £30 for Saturday daytime only
An insight into Counter Terrorism and the Night-time Economy
Churches Working Together
Working with Police and Local Authorities
Trafficking and Street Grooming
Alcohol and Safety Education Resource
Networking - hear about what God is doing in other projects - hear about new initiatives such as
Club Angels and Youth Angels - make new links and friends - enjoy the hotel facilities - don't miss it!
DC Thomas Spencer (North East Counter Terrorism Unit)
Gerald Coates - founder of Pioneer, author, broadcaster, church leader
Debra Green OBE - founder of Redeeming Our Communities, author, regular on TV and radio
Roy Crowne - Executive Director and one of founders of HOPE Together
Dave and Mandy Scott-Morgan - Dave is formerly of ELO, Mandy a drug and alcohol trainer
Tam Sheen - founder of CALLA working with families of those groomed and trafficked
Tony Buck - schools worker and creator of Alcohol and Safety Education Resource
All are welcome - this is ideal for those running night-time projects
or those looking at running a night-time project. Book and more details here.
“I am delighted to send you my good wishes as you prepare for the CNI Network National Conference 2013. The witness of Christians through work in night-time projects brings Jesus’ own ministry of welcome to our streets and I am immensely grateful for the difference you make to the lives of vulnerable people. My prayers are with you, that you and all who serve in this way may be strengthened through faith and may bring God’s love to those you meet.”
Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby