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Churches urged to back street pastors launch

StreetPastorsWeb07The Norwich Street Pastors project has set a launch date and is inviting all city churches to get right behind it.
Representatives from every church in the area are invited to attend the Commissioning Service for the Street Pastors project which has set a launch date of March 16 to go out on the streets for the first time.
The service will be held at Chapelfield Road Methodist Church on Wednesday March 14 at 7.30pm. The Lord Mayor of Norwich, the Sheriff and the Norfolk Police will be present to offer their support.
Project co-ordinator, Val Dodsworth, said: “Our Street Pastors are now trained and ready for the service to which God has called them and will very soon be going out on the streets as ambassadors for Christ and representatives of the church in this area. 
“They are experiencing a mixture of trepidation and excitement at this time and we very much want this service to be an event that both encourages them and makes them aware of the support and care of all the local churches. So, please put this date in your diary and support them on this occasion.
“We would like representatives from all the churches to be there as we are representing them on the streets of Norwich. We would like them to bless what we are doing on their behalf.”
Street Pastors Chairman, John Betts, said: “Street Pastors is an exciting new venture in the city and presents a great opportunity to serve the Body of Christ and the City of Norwich. We have found encouraging support from both the Police and City Hall. There are, to date, 17 pastors enrolled and a growing number of intercessors from many different church backgrounds.”
Anyone else wanting to be involved in this exciting project should contact Val Dodsworth on 01603 472753 or


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