Wednesday, 23 April 2014

There are Angels Walking on the Streets of Woking!

Woking Street Angels celebrated three years of operation in a special service held at St Paul’s CofE Church on 23 February. During the service both new and experienced Street Angels were (re)commissioned in prayer. Street Angels provide help to the vulnerable and others in need of assistance in towns and cities across the country at night when pubs and clubs are busiest.

At the service, Camilla Edmundson of Woking Borough Council and Detective Chief Superintendent Helen Collins of Surrey Police spoke of the valued work of Street Angels since they started in 2011. Working together with the police and door staff at various establishments, there has been a 30.4% reduction in violent crime on the nights Street Angels operate in Woking.

Woking Street Angels come from 18 different churches in and around Woking, including St Dunstan’s and St Hugh’s Catholic churches. Non-Christians and one Muslim are also valued volunteers. New recruits are always sought and a Summer Ball is planned in June to raise funds.

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