New Street Pastor has been commissioned in Peterhead

A recent special service at the Methodist Church in Peterhead saw another new Street Pastor being commissioned with several other existing Street Pastors being re-commissioned.

By Brian Yule
Friday, 27th May 2022, 2:28 pm
Peterhead Street Pastors have added to their ranks
Peterhead Street Pastors have added to their ranks

The event was carried out by Chris Jewell, CEO of the charity Ascension Trust Scotland which oversees Street, Rail, School and Response Pastors across Scotland.

Street Pastors have been operating in Peterhead since 2013, backed by a number of local churches.

Liz Strachan, the Street Pastor coordinator in Peterhead, said: “It was really good to be able to commission another Street Pastor and to welcome her into the SP family at last, having been delayed due to the Covid pandemic.

" We have now been back out in the town centre as Street Pastors, listening, caring and helping since February and have had some interesting conversations with people who want to share their experiences with us

"There is little doubt t hat there is a major increase in mental health issues nationally as part of the pandemic. We have been able to listen, chat and where appropriate, signpost people for specialist help.’

Street 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 at www.scotland.ascensiontrust.org.uk

Street Pastors now operate in 25 different locations across Scotland, being out in the night time locations most, if not every weekend.