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Regards and blessings from all at Maidstone Street Pastors
YIPPEE! We returned to do some day-time patrols from Saturday 20th March 2021. Many thanks to Ian, Jane and Hazel all looking great in their new Street Pastor branded face masks. Mary was also observing with us.
As we emerge from lock-down, would you like to do something different in 2021? See this short video below
Since Lockdown, some of our Street Pastors have been carrying out additional day time patrols at Maidstone Market. Miya’s Church leader asked her to share what it means to her. Please watch Miya’s video below (click the link). Thanks to Miya and those that have been helping out with extra duties – what a blessing 🙂
Well done Miya for your thoughts about 'Street Pastoring' at the market. Thank you for what you do, you are a star🙏
Posted by Maidstone Street Pastors on Friday, 16 October 2020
Andre Bent Memorial Service We held a memorial service on 25th August 2020 for Andrew Bent who was murdered one year ago here in Maidstone. Andre from London, was at a Maidstone nightclub where a fight broke out, his murderer, also from London was sentenced to 25 years. Andre was unaware at the time that his girlfriend was expecting their daughter.
Pictured below: Top left; Maidstone Street Pastor Chairman – Revd. Arthur leading prayers, along with Val Jacobs – Trustee of The Urban Blue Bus. Top right; Street Pastors and Urban Blue Bus volunteers place their flowers. Bottom left; Street Pastor Hazel Giles places a message from Street Pastors – bottom right.
Watch a video of this service @ https://www.facebook.com/maidstonestreetpastors
Returning to patrols after Coronavirus lock-down.
We were able to return to patrols on Saturday 4th July, and were fortunate to have two teams out. Pictured below is one of the teams who as you can see from the ‘thumbs up’, were pleased to be back. Thankfully the night was not as problematic as we thought it may have been.
Also, we were blessed to have assistance from Maidstone Distillery who supplied us with 80% alcohol hand sanitiser!
Our great thanks go to these organisations for assisting in funding our work. Your help is much appreciated.
Wow!! We were fortunate to be one of six charities to receive the High Sheriff of Kent’s award on Thursday 21st March 2019. The High Sheriff – Jane Ashton, and her husband Hubert had joined us last year on an observer night. To accompany this was a much appreciated donation to our work from Kent Community Foundation. We are humbled to receive these. Pictured with the High Sheriff is Nigel Downes, Miya William, Sheila Potipher and Arthur Houston.
In October 2018 we celebrated 10 Years of Maidstone Street Pastors. Maidstone was the first Street Pastor Initiative to be set up in Kent. Attending this great celebration was the Mayor of Maidstone David Naghi, Inspector Mark Hedges, Retired Bishop Graham Cray and Jackie Cray who were the Church leaders responsible for setting it up. We were privileged to have the High Sheriff of Kent – Jane Ashton join us along with Eustace Constance from Ascension Trust.
What a great day!