At a recent special service at Culduthel Christian Centre in Inverness, 5 new Street Pastors and 3 Prayer Pastors were commissioned as part of the Inverness Street Pastor service which has been operating in Inverness since January 2008.
Mark Hadfield, Operations Manager for Inverness Street Pastors, was delighted to have these additional resources now available for the Inverness community. ‘We have been waiting for some time to have this commissioning event, which had to be held back due to Covid restrictions, and we are very pleased to officially welcome these additional Street and Prayer Pastors who have already been faithfully serving our communities throughout the pandemic. The Covid lockdowns have resulted in a worrying time for many, with increased mental health issues, and we are there to listen, care and help. We have Street Pastor patrols out in the daytime and night-time in the City Centre and also in the early evening in Hilton.’
Street and Prayer Pastors come from a variety of Christian denominations and work together for the benefit of the local community. Further information on what they do is available from Mark by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Street Pastors now operate in 25 different locations across Scotland. For more, sign up to our newsletter, Spotlight.