Whitstable pastors take to beach life
WHITSTABLE is, by the Revd Helen Letley's admission, a "safe"
place. When the 20 Street Pastors she helps to manage undertake
their patrols, it is "not about law-enforcement" but offering a
"ministry of presence".
It is now nine years since the Revd Les Isaac OBE, director of
the Ascension Trust, launched Street Pastors as a response to gun
and knife crime in Britain's urban areas. There are now about
10,000 trained volunteers in 250 teams around the United Kingdom,
patrolling the ...
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