Stockton Town Pastors have been patrolling the town’s town centre area on a Friday and Saturday evening for more than two years now, offering care and compassion to those who are enjoying or working in the night time economy. Our presence has been greatly appreciated by everyone, whether it is the police, council staff, those in direct need of our help or those who just want to come over and have a chat.
We have now been asked by the police and council if we would be able to provide a presence in Yarm, a small town two miles away from Stockton, on a Wednesday evening. A local club offers a ‘Cannonball’ night which is attended by students from Newcastle, Durham and Teesside universities and campuses, resulting is some becoming vulnerable at the end of the night.
Steve Brock, Stockton Town Pastor coordinator, is currently working with the council, police and local churches to see if there is a way of us providing that care. We are also praying for direction and discernment that this is where He wants us to be, and we would be extremely grateful for your prayers ahead of a meeting planned for 7.30pm on Tuesday 3rd January 2012, where local churches will discuss the matter further.
Stockton Town Pastors send our thoughts and prayers to all of those other street angels projects across the United Kingdom, and wish you every blessing for 2012.
Also Hartlepool Town Pastors from 17th December and upon the request of the local police extended their patrols to cover the whole of the town centre area in order to capture the night time activity around all major bars, clubs and restaurants.