Over a period of more than four years, in response to a social need CCT had operated a project calledNightshift. At weekends a'place of safety' in the Baptist Church in the centre of town was staffed by Christian volunteers. Nightshiftprovided a place where the police could take young people and those out on the town in distress for warmth, understanding and love.
Finally, following interest and support by local councillors, the 'night-time economy' and a group of the local Community Safety Partnership aStreet Pastorscheme came into being.
God is truly at work in the heart of Chippenham.Through donation of monies from Wiltshire Council Community Area Board, Chippenham Town Council, Chippenham Churches Together, and individual church/worshipper gifts, we are now delivering a valueable social resource.
Photo: Street pastors, from the left, Mal Munday, Annette Foster, Adrian Foster, Karen Rudge, the Rev David Alderman, Anne Alderman and Jim Rudge gather outside Sheldon Methodist Church.