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Goodbye and thank you, Eric

On the evening of Saturday 10 Feb, Ashford Street Pastors and supporters gathered together at Aldington Village Hall to say goodbye and thank you to Eric Cooney. Ashford Street Pastors were delighted to be given this opportunity to show our respect and love for Eric and to thank him publicly for his contribution to caring […]

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Prayers for the new academic year

We pray for the success of all the students in our local schools and colleges. We hope there is a peaceful atmosphere and a strong committment to learning in all our local educational establishments. We especially pray for the new college site on Elwick Road and look forward to meeting many students at the Freshers’s […]

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New radios

As some of our supporters will know, we have been wanting to replace our handsets for some years. The old ones had limited range and communications were poor on occasions. Thanks to a very generous donation from Willesborough Baptist Church, on Thursday we took delivery of our wonderful new radios and initial testing quickly showed […]

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Other developments

School and college pastors are volunteers who commit themselves to the service of young people in their community, offering a reassuring and friendly presence to students who may not feel able to speak openly to teachers or parents. In partnership with schools, colleges and other local agencies, they also work to enhance the safety and […]

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Daytime patrols

On 22 June, we trialled our first daytime patrol, timed to coincide with school children coming into the town centre on their way home, and in response to a request from the Community Safety Unit. The team on patrol thought it was worthwhile and enjoyable and would be interested in doing a regular afternoon patrol. […]

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Farewell and thank you

We have also said goodbye to two members of the original Management Committee – Gareth and Annet. Gareth in his role as Chair has been active both in guiding the strategy and development of our initiative as well as practically by leading patrols of Street Pastors on Friday and Saturday nights and praying at base. […]

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Welcome to Steve and Susan

At our recent AGM, Steve was unanimously elected as Chair while Susan was appointed as induction coordinator. We hope and believe that God’s blessing and provision will continue to flow over both our lives as well as the Ashford Street Pastor initiative and onto the vulnerable people in our local community. We are thankful to […]

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