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New Ecumenical Canon

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Press releases | Comments Off on New Ecumenical Canon

The Bishop of Southwark, The Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, has appointed Reverend Les Isaac OBE as a new Ecumenical Canon to Southwark Cathedral. The Revd Les Isaac The Revd Les Isaac was born in Antigua and came to the United Kingdom as a young child, growing up in north London with his parents. He experienced gangs and street violence in his teens, becoming a Rastafarian in his search for hope. Then in his late teens Les became a Christian. This radical life changing experience inspired him to always seek ways to engage with the same hard-to-reach communities that he came from; he is committed to sharing not only the spiritual relevance of the gospel message but also the very practical message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He has been a minister for over 35 years and is currently a member of the Pastoral Team at the Church of God of Prophecy in Battersea, South London. He is Chief Executive Officer of Ascension Trust which he founded over 20 years ago. He was awarded an OBE in 2012 for his work as the Head of Ascension Trust. Les co-founded the Street Pastors Initiative in 2003 as a response to the growing concern for the problems of gun and knife crime, binge drinking, gang culture, loneliness, violence and anti-social behaviour on our high streets. There are now other national and international initiatives: School Pastors, College Pastors, Rail Pastors and Response Pastors. He is married to Louise and they have two children, both of whom are...

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Chris White: Supporting the vulnerable on our streets

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Response Pastors, Training | Comments Off on Chris White: Supporting the vulnerable on our streets

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Street Pastors Kingston win ‘Outstanding’ Award

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Awards, Press releases | Comments Off on Street Pastors Kingston win ‘Outstanding’ Award

  Recently Street Pastors Kingston received the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Night Time Economy 2016 at a ceremony hosted by Best Bar None. This is a National Award Scheme supported by the Home Office, aimed at promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises. The Award, which was totally unexpected, was presented at Pryzm night club to Deputy Co-ordinator Sue Shaw with fellow Street Pastors, Luke Randall, Katie Cooper, William Allberry and Sarah Stokes. There was lots of cheering and whooping and a great party atmosphere. The ceremony included awards for best pub, club, bar staff, atmosphere, and front of house people. The scheme was piloted in Manchester in 2003 and found to improve standards in the Night time economy, reducing alcohol related crime and promoting partnership approaches to resolving problems. It has since been adopted by 75 town and cities across the UK and is being taken up internationally. Best Bar None has been running in Kingston for ten years, the same period of time as Street Pastors...

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Response Pastors Training at Warkwickshire

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Events, Training | Comments Off on Response Pastors Training at Warkwickshire

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New Coordinators Induction Day at Ascension Trust

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Events | Comments Off on New Coordinators Induction Day at Ascension Trust

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