Saturday, 11 May 2013

WHAT AN AMAZING EVENING!

Last month Street Pastors launched an experiment with an early evening patrol around the market place and New Beetwell Street. They have been out with litter pickers tidying up as they go around,looking for people to chat to and armed with plenty of lollipops to give away. Each week Grace Chapel has opened up between 7.30 and 9.30pm with an open invitation for under 18's to come along for a free hot drink and some sandwiches or cake. Up to last night small groups have accepted the invitation and popped in for a short while each week. This week 30-40 young people came in and enjoyed the hospitality of Grace Chapel the last one's leaving at 9.30pm. Some just enjoyed chatting with their friends over a coffee, they played table tennis or table football or had a chat with the street pastors. Very exciting - and next week we will have a pool table to add into the mix. If anyone would like to be part of the welcome team at Grace Chapel contact me at chesterfield@streetpastors.org.uk