Street Pastors’ initiative

ARBROATH Street Pastors took part in Saturday’s ‘big day out’ in the Old & Abbey and St Andrew’s churches.

The Angus Presbytery organised the bi-annual event to enable people to see the church in action over several events.

The Street Pastors had an information stall and a time slot to promote their Saturday night time work on the streets of the town.

Sandy Scrimgeour, the Pastors’ Scottish leader, said: “It is always good to publicise the work we do which has been rolled out over 17 districts in Scotland with others

in the pipeline. It was heartening to hear the encouragement and support we are receiving for our work in Arbroath.”

The Arbroath initiative have an open day planned for Tuesday, May 28, when the main speaker will be the founder of the Street Pastor movement, the Rev. Les Isaac.

On the night, Mr Isaac will be speaking about the movement in general and commissioning new volunteers to the ranks of the Arbroath team.

Arbroath co-ordinator Elizabeth Cunningham said: “Les is on a tour of Scottish initiatives and we are very excited to be hosting this event on the 28th.

“Les is an outstanding personality and is also a gifted motivational speaker.

I would urge those interested in our work to come along on the night which promises to be highly informative.”

Les received the OBE in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours last year for his work with the Street Pastor movement and it’s parent group, Ascension Trust.

The venue is the Old & Abbey Church, commencing at 7 p.m.