65 Street Pastors in Coleraine area

The Street Pastors Commissioning Service held at Coleraine Town Hall on Saturday evening. Included are front row from left; Carol Woodrow, team helper, Barbara Brown, project co-ordinator, and Eustace and Sharon Constance, special guests. INCR24-367PL
The Street Pastors Commissioning Service held at Coleraine Town Hall on Saturday evening. Included are front row from left; Carol Woodrow, team helper, Barbara Brown, project co-ordinator, and Eustace and Sharon Constance, special guests. INCR24-367PL

Coleraine Street Pastors held a commissioning service in Coleraine Town Hall when 22 new Street Pastor volunteers received their uniform caps.

And the new intake means that there are now and incredible 65 Street Pastor volunteers, who represent 30 churches across the Coleraine area.

It was Coleraine councillor Stephanie Quigley who brought the Street Pastors project to Coleraine last year; many people are now familiar with the striking uniforms of the teams as they walk through estates in the town and help outside clubs and pubs in Portrush and Portstewart.

Coleraine Street Pastors is funded by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, the PCSP and TBF Thompson Ministries, Garvagh.

Mark Alexander, NIHE area manager for Causeway, says: ”The Coleraine Street Pastors project is a shining example of how partnership working can respond to real community fears, a practical response to reducing risk and danger, combatting crime and creating safer communities”

Interested in this work, contact 02970848012 07962624598. An information is planned for Monday, June 22 at 7.30 pm in Ballymoney Town Hall.