MP for Cleethorpes, Martin Vickers, highlighted the work of Street Angels in the House of Commons recently: "Last Saturday night and into Sunday morning, I went out on patrol with Humberside police officers, the excellent Police And Crime Commissioner for Humberside, Matthew Grove, and the magnificent street angels into the streets of Cleethorpes to view the night-time economy." The Deputy Leader of the House, Tom Brake, said in reply, "He rightly highlighted the work done by the street angels on his patch." Read the full report here / read the report of the MP, PCC and Sunday Times journalist AA Gill in Cleethorpes.
"Street Angels - the amazing story from binge to better" our eBook has recently received a 5* review from a reader on Amazon:
"What a wonderful book. It is well written and a very good example of how the Grace of God manifests itself in an environment where you'd normally think it wouldn't. I really enjoyed the testimonies from the people who received help from the Street Angels and really admire their dedication to the cause. If you want to read about how 'ordinary' people who, because of their faith and good nature, make a big difference to the lives of others then I thoroughly recommend this."
Buy the eBook on Amazon Kindle (for your Kindle device or for use on the Kindle app on your mobile or tablet) or as a PDF.
Welcome to new local projects:
Well done to a team from Dundee Street Chaplains who took part in a 26.6 mile bike ride from Dundee to Arbroath and back to Dundee to raise money for a mobile unit to use a base for work in the city centre. Five people took part on four bikes (one was a tandem) - you can sponsor them at via LocalGiving (and if you are quick a £10 donation will be receive match-funding) or MyDonate. Please include DUNDEE in the message.
'Street Angels need the police but, equally, the police need Street Angels' said Helen Collins, District Commander for Western Division of Surrey Police at the Guildford Street Angels fifth birthday celebration. Happy Birthday Guildford Angels - you can read more about the celebrations here.
Volunteers in Cleveland were honoured by Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Jacqui Cheer, Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger and various representatives from Police and Local Authorities at a recent celebration event. Read more via: Cleveland Police / Cleveland Gazette /report in Stockton Town Pastors November newsletter
From our Blog:
Angels turning up in UK nightclubs - press release / Inspire magazine article
Crisis Intervention and Potential Suicide Avoidance for the Voluntary Sector
Press Release - "Freshers Violation" Night, Leeds
Cookstown, NI, Street Angels call for more volunteers
York Bus Angels and Street Angels
Nightlife safety issues in Aldershot 'no obstacle' to special status
Woking Street Angel Cate Field capture Street Angels in cartoons (see images above)
Street Angels gear up for Le Tour Grand Depart
Funding opportunities for CNI local projects
Awards for Woodbridge & Felixstowe Town Pastors and Windsor Street Angels
Introducing the newest recruits at Bedford Street Angels...
Haverhill Town Pastors praised for work by town council
Sleaford StreetSource in Your Local Lincolnshire magazine
Stockton Town Pastors October Newsletter
See our Twitter feed and Facebook updates for the month!
Saturday 2nd - Paul and Jean at the launch night of Ryedale Street Angels, Malton
Wednesday 6th - Paul and Ellis from Halifax Street Angels speaking at the Anglican Halifax Deanery Meeting, 7pm.
Thursday 7th - Social Media and Your Organisation - this is the last but one social media course we are running - 10am - 12.30pm at The King's Church, Halifax - see here for information.
Friday 8th - Paul and Jean along with Debroah Reck (CNI Regional Leader for Midland region) at a meeting to launch Tamworth Street Angels, 7.30pm St Francis' Church, Masefield Drive, B79 8JB - more details are here.
Wednesday 13th - Paul speaking at Calderdale Methodist Circuit Autumn Lecture on Christianity In Action - 7.30pm at New Ebenezer Centre, Pellon Lane, Halifax.
Thursday 21st - Paul and Jean at Huddersfield Street Angels Social Evening
Monday 25th - Happy 8th Birthday Street Angels! Street Angels was launched 8 years ago in Halifax (joining Belfast NightLight launched permanently in September 1995 after a trial from 1989 - 1991; Dundee Street Chaplains who launched in 2000; and Church for the Night in Bournemouth launched in 2001!)
Friday 29th - Paul and Jean out with Wetherby Street Angels
Advance Notice - Saturday 12th April 2014 - CNI Network Northern Day Conference in York, 10am - 4.30pm - venue, programme, workshops to be announced soon but book the date in your diary!
#CNIPrayer for November:
Wibsey Street Angels / Hereford Night Shift / Luton Town Centre Chaplaincy - Luton Accomodation and Move on Project / Norfolk Street Partnership - Great Yarmouth / Thanet Community Pastors - Margate / High Wycombe Street Angels / Camberley Street Angels, Surrey / Guildford Street Angels - more information here. CNI Network also has a prayer support group in Facebook - email Paul to be added.
Ways to support CNI Network:
Corporate Angels - calling business, church and organisations! Become a CNI Corporate Angel and stand with us as we equip communities from binge to better...
Local Giving - are currently match-funding donations of £10 to become £20 or matching monthly standing orders of £10 for six months to become £120. If you wish this to benefit a local project please include the name of the project in the message.
Give As You Live / EveryClick search - give as you shop online for all your Christmas gifts at no cost to yourself (the store donates). You can also give to CNI by using the Everyclick search.
Monthly Giving - set up a monthly standing order or one off gift as an individual or local project.
Buy the eBook - the exciting story from binge to better in over 30 communities across the UK - available as a PDF or Kindle download
Our thanks to those individuals, projects, churches and business who do stand with us. CNI Network is a grassroots movement - equipping and supporting local people to make the difference within their community. We are a national voice for Christian based initiatives working in the night-time economy and celebrate all that is achieved on a weekly basis through our web site, social media, links with partner organisations and with a variety of key people and organisations. CNI Network actively supports and resources new and existing projects such as Street Angels and Club Angels. Your support means more of this can happen!