At a recent special service in Hope Community church in Greenock, seven new Inverclyde Street Pastors were commissioned with a further two existing Street Pastors re-commissioned and all will be out in the streets of Greenock, Port Glasgow and Gourock in the months and years ahead to listen, care and help.
With contributions from Inverclyde’s Provost, Drew McKenzie, and Sergeant Scott Clark from Police Scotland, the Street Pastors were commissioned and recommissioned by Chris Jewell, Chief Executive of Ascension Trust Scotland, the charity which enables and encourages Street Pastor initiatives across Scotland with Street Pastors now out regularly on the streets of 26 town and cities with more locations on the cards.
Inverclyde Street Pastors Co-ordinator Alistair McAlees said, ‘This was a great occasion as we look to grow the number of Street Pastors in Inverclyde. Street Pastors operate in association with their local council and local police force and it was heartening to hear of their gratitude for what we do as a group of local trained Christians from across the various denominations with a heart to be out on the streets in all weathers bringing practical help and listening ears.’
More information about Street Pastors is available from Alistair by email to Inverclyde@streetpastors.org.uk or by telephone to 07740 201 853.