A team of 16 people from Dundee Street Chaplains, Stockton Town Pastors, Boro' Angels, Halifax Street Angels and Share Jesus International visited Edinburgh over the August Bank Holiday weekend. This was the final weekend of the Festival, Fringe and Tattoo. We made links with several organisations at work in this massive city and hope to support the longer term work happening there.
We may well be organising a trip to Edinburgh next year and, for now, limited edition CNI Network Edinburgh Festival polo shirts in sizes L and XL are available for £15 - email Paul
SA-CNI joined with several other agencies as part of More Than Gold during the London Olympics. With Games Pastors proving a hit at and around transport hubs and the #LondonTrailer touring parks, high streets and estates across the capital we contributed to the joy and great atmosphere in London over the 2 weeks.
Here are some of the media and reports:
Games Pastor speaks of his role
Photos of Games Pastors at work
Games Pastors in The Guardian
Interview with Games Pastor on why she is volunteering in London
Bob Stoner on BBC Radio Lincolnshire
Photos of the #LondonTrailer on our Facebook Page - the trailer featured music, dance and drama from Brazil, America, Australia, Africa, Europe and the UK.
Thanks from SA-CNI to: Trevor and Helen who created and toured the trailer; Alesia from SJI who booked the venues and acts; FGBMFI for financially supporting the costs of the trailer and the magazines; all the venues who hosted the trailer and the people who performed in some way; Mike from Billy Graham Association and Phil from London City Mission for coordinating the Games Pastors; those who volunteered as Games Pastors or in the control room...
Conversation with a Games Pastor... "Sorry the football ground called Hampden Park is not in London and your Oyster card won't get you there" (Hampden Park is in Glasgow!)
Paul was interviewed on Sky News as part of a feature looking at anti-social behaviour and a call to provide training to those who serve on the front-line. The report was featured throughout the evening on the Sky News channel - see here for the report.
Bolton Street Angels had two influential visitors recently - the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester and the MP for West Bolton. Read more and see the pictures here.
The Shields Gazette reporter and photographer joined South Tyneside Street Angels on a night out with the Street Angels - read the report here.
Paul contributes a monthly DigiDisciple entry as part of the BigBible web site - in August he shared about the #LondonTrailer - see here
Lincoln Street Pastors latest newsletter is available here
Street Angels in Beverley have been well received and will continue with weekly patrols - see the article in the Hull and East Riding news
We posted some funding opportunities on our Blog!
News from SA-CNI features on the Big Society web site - well worth a visit!
Paul is working with Pastor Tunde from Kingsborough Centre in Uxbridge (part of the Redeemed Christian Church of God network) on Love Your Streets - we are aiming to launch LYS:Pray which will lay the challenge for prayer and action in every street across the UK. More information soon...
The National Day of Prayer takes place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 29th September... This will be a great day and we encourage projects to get along... Web site and tickets / volunteers needed
The Daily Telegraph and Waitrose are running the British Volunteering Awards to help find the nations unsung heroes. To find out more and to enter click here. There was a Feature with Ben from Halifax Street Angels in a recent Sunday Telegraph.
Paul recently broke a bone in his wrist and so may not be able to fulfil all of these... Please pray for a speedy recovery...
Mon 3rd Sept - 7pm Paul speaking at Rotary Dinner in North Halifax
Tue 4th Sept - 2pm Paul speaking at Northowram Methodist Church, Halifax; 7.30pm Paul speaking at Blackley Baptist Church, Halifax
Wed 5th Sept - 7pm Steve Brock is speaking at the FGBMFI Dinner evening in Stokesley
Fri 7th Sept - Paul is meeting with Catherine from Neighbourhood Watch to talk about the joint database
Sat 8th Sept - Steve Price from Hope Together is meeting with Paul in Halifax for a night with the Street Angels
Tue 11th Sept - Paul is speaking at Low Moor Derby and Joan Club, Bradford
Wed 12th Sept - Paul and Trevor are attending the Blackpool Street Angels steering group meeting
Wed 19th Sept - Paul is at the GovToday conference in London
Thu 20th Sept - Paul is at the More Than Gold Games Pastors meeting in London
Fri 21st Sept - Paul and Jean are out with Macclesfield Street Angels
Sun 23rd Sept - Paul and Jean are attending the Bolton Street Angels AGM and celebration, 5.30pm at Bolton Salvation Army
Thu 27th Sept - Paul and Jean are attending the Stockton Town Pastors AGM
Sat 29th Sept - Paul and Jean are at the Global Day of Prayer event at Wembley Stadium
Please pray for:
The legacy of Games Pastors, #LondinTrailer and the Edinburgh visit
Those organising and involved in the Wembley prayer day
Every local project, those who volunteer and the community they serve
Funding bids that are in the process of or have applied for for the work of SA-CNI
More opportunities for media coverage for local projects